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Watch The Muppets Cover the Song ‘Kodachrome’ by Paul Simon

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Kodak’s iconic Kodachrome film was retired from service back in 2009, but back in 1973, American singer Paul Simon immortalized the classic film stock in his hit song “Kodachrome.”

The new ABC series The Muppets recently posted this short music video in which Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem — the rock band of The Muppets — perform “Kodachrome” live in concert.

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After being released, “Kodakchrome” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Kodak reportedly demanded that all mentions of Kodachrome be followed by the registered trademark symbol, but in the 1990s the company decided to license the song for use in its TV commercials.

Here are the original lyrics:

Kodachrome
by Paul Simon

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of education
Hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s
A sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to a photograph
So mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew
When I was single
And brought them all together
For one night
I know they’d never match
My sweet imagination
Everything looks worse
In black and white

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s
A sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to a photograph
So mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away

(via The Muppets via Democrat & Chronicle)

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