Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem Hit No. 1 on a Billboard Chart for the First Time

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The group reaches nan acme connected Kid Albums.

Dr. Teeth and nan Electric Mayhem

Floyd Pepper, Animal and Janice of nan Muppets execute onstage pinch Dr. Teeth and nan Electric Mayhem astatine Golden Gate Park connected Aug. 7, 2016 successful San Francisco, Calif.  Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem made their first televised quality connected nan aviator of The Muppet Show in 1975, and now, astir a half-century aft their on-screen debut, nan philharmonic Muppet set tops a Billboard floor plan for nan first time.

The caller LP The Muppets Mayhem: Music From nan Disney+ Original Series, released May 10 via Disney+/Walt Disney Records, jumps from No. 13 to No. 1 connected nan Kid Albums chart, starring for nan first time. The group is nan companion soundtrack to nan group’s caller Disney+ drama philharmonic bid The Muppets Mayhem, which besides premiered May 10.

The medium concurrently debuts astatine No. 10 connected nan Soundtracks chart, No. 23 connected Top Current Album Sales and No. 29 connected Top Album Sales. It earned 5,000 balanced medium units, astir each from medium sales, successful nan United States its first afloat search week (May 12-18), according to Luminate. Of its sales, 4,000 were connected vinyl, and nan group besides starts astatine No. 10 connected nan Vinyl Albums chart.

The 22-track medium includes 17 songs credited to Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem, positive 5 scores by Mick Giacchino. While immoderate songs are original compositions for nan series, others are covers of classics by The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Cyndi Lauper, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who and more.

Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem comprises Dr. Teeth (performed primitively by Jim Henson, and now by 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).

While this marks nan group’s first foray onto Billboard’s charts nether nan Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem creator billing, nan enactment has appeared connected aggregate Muppet-related albums that person charted. Here’s a recap of each Muppet-themed title that has deed nan Billboard 200.

Title (peak position, year):

  • The Muppet Show (No. 153, 1978)
  • The Muppet Movie: Original Soundtrack Recording (No. 32, 1979)
  • A Christmas Together (billed arsenic 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)

“We had nan support of nan frog, nan pig, nan carnivore and everybody else,” Pepper recently mused to Billboard of nan band’s first stand-alone venture. “We knew we could present nan goods.”

Added Animal, “ROCK AND ROLL!”

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