Song of the Day #3,521: ‘Remember Me’ – Gael Garcia Bernal

THe touching ‘Remember Me’ from Pixar’s Coco rounds out the nominations in this year’s Best Original Song category. I’ve written about this song already, during a week of my favorite musical movie moments of 2017, so it’s no secret that it’s a favorite.

Earlier this week I wrote that The Greatest Showman is the only true musical nominated in this category, but I suppose one could argue that Coco earns the label. It’s certainly the closest to a musical that Pixar has come to date.

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Song of the Day #3,490: ‘Remember Me’ – Anthony Gonzalez & Ana Ofelia Murguia

My next 2017 movie music moment comes from the Pixar film Coco, which I remember more and more fondly over time.

The film is set in Mexico and centers around the Day of the Dead, when (in this movie’s universe) the ghosts of family members past return from the Land of the Dead to celebrate with their living loved ones. Through a series of hijinks I won’t get into, young Miguel winds up in the Land of the Dead and must orchestrate a reconciliation between a long-lost ancestor and his own family.

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