Remember Me

Songfacts®:

  • "Remember Me" was composed by songwriting couple Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez for the Pixar movie Coco. The song is performed variously within the film in a variety of contexts by four different artists. Miguel and Mexican artist Natalia Lafourcade then perform a pop version during the film's end credits.
  • Robert Lopez wrote the music and Kristen Anderson-Lopez the lyrics. The couple live in New York but travel to the West Coast often, leaving their children with caretakers and Anderson-Lopez wanted to apply the lyric to their own family situation. "How do we stay connected when we are so far away?," she said to Variety. "I wrote that lyric from a very personal place... and it seemed to work for what [the film] needed."
  • As Coco takes place in Mexico some of the song is sung in Spanish.
  • Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez took home their second Academy Award for Best Original Song at the Oscars on March 4, 2018 for "Remember Me". The Lopez's first won in this category was for Frozen's hit tune "Let It Go."
  • Lopez's second Academy Award meant that he made history, as he became the first person to become a double EGOT. That is someone who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and Tony award.
  • Gael García Bernal, who voiced Hector in the film, opened the Oscars performance with a soft lullaby before Miguel and Lafourcade launched into the upbeat pop version, with Miguel singing English to Lafourcade's Spanish. The duo was also joined by ballet folklorico dancers in traditional clothing as the stage lit up with Day Of The Dead-inspired imagery from the film.

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