Watch The Muppet’s 70s-Inspired Cover of Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky’

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Watch The Muppet’s 70s-Inspired Cover of Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Mr. Blue Sky’


The Muppet Show has had an enviable list of high-profile guests over the decades, including iconic stars like Elton John, Prince, Joan Jett, Debbie Harry… even Alice Cooper has shared the screen with the cherished puppet players. 

Now, the Muppets have continued their 45-year connection to classic rock with their own mighty cover of Electric Light Orchestra’s 1977 hit Mr. Blue Sky for YouTube’s ‘Dear Earth’ special, a project sharing ideas for more sustainable living from well-known climate activists and celebs.

While the Muppets cover features only the beloved puppets themselves, it’s fair to say, they nail it. Special mention goes to Zoot, the blue-haired saxophonist who steals the show with his soulful solos. Watch below. 

The Muppets Sing ‘Mr. Blue Sky’

ELO originally released Mr. Blue Sky as the second single from their 1977 double-LP Out of the Blue, which peaked at number four in both the US and the UK charts. The pop symphony hit has appeared in a long list of movies and TV shows over the years and is considered by many to be ELO’s signature song.

Electric Light Orchestra | ‘Mr. Blue Sky’

In a 2016 interview with Rolling Stone, ELO frontman Jeff Lynne described writing the song “at a chalet in the mountains of Switzerland, and it was all misty and cloudy all the way around. I didn't see any countryside for the first four days or so, and then everything cleared and there was this enormous view forever, and the sky was blue."

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