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Awesome Music / Coco

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Not bad for a musically cursed family.

As a film made by Pixar/Disney that's themed entirely around music, it's all but guaranteed that Coco would be blessed with an amazing soundtrack. With the score composed by Michael Giacchino and songs written by Germaine Franco, Adrian Molina, Robert Lopez, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, this film is chock full of ear worms that you'll gladly being singing along to for months. The entire soundtrack is available for listening on Disney's Official YouTube Music Channel. BEWARE OF SPOILERS.

  • The mariachi rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star" heard during the Disney Vanity Plate. This Logo Joke immediately sets the tone for the film's Mexico-inspired setting.
  • The movie's Oscar-winning star song, "Remember Me/Recuérdame", of which there are eight versions to enjoy.
  • "Everyone Knows Juanita", a raunchy song that Héctor sterilizes since Miguel is listening. It's a humorous and self-deprecating ditty that serves as a goodbye for Chicharrón as he experiences his Final Death due to being forgotten.
  • "Un Poco Loco"note , Miguel's song for the Battle of the Bands that becomes a duet between him and Héctor. A silly, light-hearted song about the confusing twists of love that is sure to get the crowd going. (Spanish version.)
  • "The World Es Mi Familia", which Miguel sings to get Ernesto's attention, is a real ear-catcher that you'd wish was longer, but is cut off when Miguel is so caught up in playing, singing, and seeing Ernesto that he falls into a pool.
  • "La Llorona"note , a famous Mexican song about a woman drowning in sorrow and one man's desperation to reach out to her out of sympathy and infatuation. Most surprisingly (and perhaps most fittingly) of all, it's sung by Mama Imelda while she's taking on Ernesto and his goons to take back Héctor's photo. The sheer power of her performance gets Ernesto to sing along too. Funnily enough, that's not the first time we actually hear it: at the very beginning, in the "no music" montage, the three mariachis that Abuelita scares away were singing this song!
    Mariachis: (Drunkenly singing) Y aunque la vida me cueste-
    Abuelita: (Mighty chancla in hand) NO MUSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIC!!!
  • "Proud Corazón", an uplifting, powerful ballad that encapsulates the lessons Miguel has learned and the importance of love and family. The lyrics of the song not only sum up the themes of the film, but also evoke the entire film in its imagery. It opens by telling of a magical song that brought two people together despite one only seeing the other in a dream (what "Remember Me" is to Héctor and Coco), to the imagery of "a melody played on the strings of our souls/and a rhythm that rattled us down to the bone" ("souls" and "bone" fitting imagery for a film set in an afterlife populated by skeletons), and the lyrics "Ay mi familia! Oiga mi gente!" show that it's not just a tribute to the power of family, but also a love letter to the Mexican culture and people. (Spanish version.)
  • The Danish and Norwegian title of 'Remember Me' is 'Forglem Mig Ej/Forglem Meg Ei', which is literally 'Forget Me Not'. It is also the name of a flower, whose meaning is Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
  • Brief as it is, the song that the band Los Chachalacos play (just before Miguel plays Poco Loco) is a tune full of energy and fun.
  • The very catchy Fiesta Con De La Cruz.
  • There is a song included in the Spanish soundtrack for the film called El Corrido del Miguel Rivera. It's a touching and loving song, including details of how much Miguel's family loves him and that they're always with him.