The Electric Mayhem is Number 1 on Billboard Charts For First Time Ever

It is a very good time to be a fan of The Muppets. With the arrival of The Muppets Mayhem on Disney+ has also come the arrival of the soundtrack for the series and The Electric Mayhem’s first album. It also marked the first time that The Electric Mayhem appeared on the Billboard charts when it first appeared in the 13th spot in the Kids Album category. This is for The Muppets Mayhem: Music From the Disney+ Original Series. Now, the band has moved to the top spot. This is the first time the band has topped a Billboard chart. However, that isn’t all that is happening on Billboard with The Electric Mayhem.

The album is also doing well in other categories. Billboard shared that the album sits at No. 10 on the Soundtracks chart, No. 23 on Top Current Album Sales, and No. 29 on Top Album Sales. It has earned the equivalent of 5,000 album units nearly all from album sales during its first full tracking week in the United States (May 12-18) Luminate shared. Of the sales, 4,000 were on vinyl. It started at No. 10 on the Vinyl Albums Chart because of this.

The album has 22 tracks on it. 17 of these are attributed to The Electric Mayhem and there are also five scores by Mick Giacchino. There is a mix of original songs on the album along with some covers of artists like The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Cyndi Lauper, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, and others.

The Electric Mayhem is made up of Dr. Teeth (performed originally by Jim Henson, now Bill Barretta), Animal (Frank Oz, now Eric Jacobson), Floyd Pepper (Jerry Nelson, now Matt Vogel), Janice (Richard Hunt, now David Rudman), Lips (Steve Whitmire, now Peter Linz) and Zoot (Dave Goelz).

This is The Electric Mayhem’s first time making it on the Billboard charts. However, it isn’t the first time for The Muppets. Previously the band has appeared on other albums by The Muppets that have been recognized. Below is a look at every time The Muppets appeared on the Billboard Top 200 through the years.

Title (peak position, year):

  • The Muppet Show (No. 153, 1978)
  • The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording (No. 32, 1979)
  • A Christmas Together (billed as John Denver & The Muppets) (No. 26, 1980)
  • The Great Muppet Caper (No. 66, 1981)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (No. 189, 1992)
  • The Muppets (No. 38, 2011)
  • Muppets: The Green Album (No. 8, 2011)
  • Muppets Most Wanted (No. 68, 2014)

In an interview with Billboard, Floyd Pepper commented on the album saying “We had the support of the frog, the pig, the bear and everybody else.” He continued on saying, “We knew we could deliver the goods.” Animal added “ROCK AND ROLL!”

The band also was interviewed by Daps Magic and shared their highlights of this project. This full interview can be seen here:

What do you think of The Electric Mayhem’s success with their new series The Muppets Mayhem and the success of their album? Have you listened to it yet? Did you purchase it on vinyl? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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