The Rainbow Connection

by Rachel on April 28, 2011

The Rainbow Connection

When I was little, I’d sit in front of the TV on Saturday mornings just waiting for the music video of Kermit the Frog singing “The Rainbow Connection” to come on.  From the first time I heard it, that song had a special place in my heart…and it still does.

“The Rainbow Connection” can be heard frequently inside the Music Therapy Connections studio, because I assign it to many of my beginning voice students.  One such student is Grace, who did an absolutely beautiful job with this song.  Although she’s only 10 years old, she could fool you with her big voice:

Another version I have absolutely fallen in love with is by jazz singer Jane Monheit, which you can listen to here. (Actually, she could record herself singing the phonebook and I’d buy it.)

Are you a fan of this song, too? I know I wasn’t the only little girl singing along with Kermit at the top of my lungs way back when…



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Susan Seale April 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

Total tear-jerker for me.
What is it about those young voices? Now I have to pull myself together and go teach a class:)….sigh…

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Rachel April 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

Oh I know…it has the same effect on me every time I listen to it! I don’t think I’ll ever be immune :)

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Alan Yu April 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

Kermit was/is my hero. So brave, so self-effacing, so fragile.

Best,

Alan

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Rachel April 28, 2011 at 11:17 am

So eloquently put, Alan!

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Roia April 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm

My friend and I played it on her piano repeatedly when we were in high school! It’s a fabulous song and it’s totally perfectly timed, because, darn it! I managed to see a rainbow today on my way home (after some crazy, blustery weather)! Yay!

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katy May 2, 2012 at 3:46 am

I am learning this song for a festival and i love the muppets.

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