As an actress, singer, diva, fashionista and self-described paradigm of porcine pulchritude, Miss Piggy's influence and impact on music, culture, and celebritude is second to none.
In the run-up to her upcoming appearance in London this July - the first ever live Muppet stage performance in Europe - we met the divine Miss P to find out about the songs that have most influenced her life and her career.
"This is a fave! It totally captures my attitude about life since I stopped going the co-dependent route with the frog. Now that I’m a free spirit, I definitely got new rules. Dua Lipa, you go girl!"
"It’s so totally moi! It’s my story. I mean, if it wasn’t my good friend Beyonce who recorded this, I might have gone after her for identity theft! Love you Bey!"
"As far as I know Jack White, who I’ve worked with and who adores me, didn’t write this song about moi, but he might as well have. And now that I’m single, unencumbered and dating prodigiously, this song gives moi a unique persective on how those who go out with me must feel. I mean when you hear 'Fell in love with a girl / I fell in love once and almost completely”, who else could they possibly be singing about?"
" A classic. When I need to get psyched up before a date, a live appearance, a photo shoot, an interview or just for stepping out of the limo to face the hordes of paparazzi, Gloria Gaynor’s anthem is moi’s go-to song. Try it. You’ll be ready to walk through walls."
"And I quote 'I'm free to be the greatest, I'm alive / I'm free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest / The greatest, the greatest alive / The greatest, the greatest alive.' After I’ve walked through those walls, they play this!"
"Oh, I miss dear Tom. Such a great artist. And no song of his speaks to me like this one. It’s not only uplifting and empowering, but it really rattles the studio bosses when you play it during contract negotiations."
"I’ve always loved Queen – both the rock group and Her Majesty – and I did a world-shattering version of the song Bohemian Rhapsody, but when it comes to capturing what it’s like to face the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and always come out on top, this is my favorite. I sing it after dates and contract negotiations."
"Moi sang this with Sir Elton back when he was just plain Elton. And while I don’t think it was the sole reason he was knighted, I know it had a huge influence on getting him that OBE. I’m fond of Elton and moi’s version, but I must say that dear Kiki Dee did a darling duet too."
"That’s how I roll: No regrets. I never look back in anger. That’s what publicists and agents are for."