Why are there so many songs about rainbows? We don’t know the answer to that, but we do know that Kermit the Frog’s iconic song “The Rainbow Connection” is being honored by the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

  • The Disney Parks Blog has shared the news that Kermit the Frog is a member of the National Recording Registry Class of 2020 for his song “The Rainbow Connection.”
  • The iconic Muppet song debuted as the opening of The Muppet Movie in 1979 and quickly became an instant classic.
  • “The Rainbow Connection” was written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
  • The rest of the National Recording Registry Class of 2020 includes:
    • Janet Jackson
    • Kool & the Gang
    • Labelle
    • Jackson Browne
    • Nas
    • Louis Armstrong
    • many others

What they’re saying:

  • Kermit the Frog: “Well, gee, it’s an amazing feeling to officially become part of our nation’s history. It’s a great honor. And I am thrilled — I am thrilled! — to be the first frog on the list!”

You can see Kermit’s complete interview with Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden in the video below: