The Coco soundtrack includes performances by Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach and Antonio Sol. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina’s 2017 Disney-Pixar movie. Visit the Vague Visages Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
Coco stars Anthony Gonzalez as a 12-year-old musician named Miguel. Benjamin Bratt co-headlines as the famous Mexican singer Ernesto de la Cruz, while Gael García Bernal voices a man in the Land of the Dead, Héctor, who worries about facing “the final death.” Composed by Michael Giacchino (Ratatouille, Up), the 105-minute movie features original music from the duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen), along with compositions by Germaine Franco and Adrian Molina. Here’s every song in Coco.
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- “Remember Me” by Benjamin Bratt (00:05:00): Miguel narrates about his favorite song by Ernesto de la Cruz. The musician performs the Coco soundtrack song on a massive stage. Miguel reveals that Ernesto died in 1942 after being crushed by a giant bell during a performance. Héctor later performs the song at 01:12:00; Miguel sings it for Mamá Coco at 01:30:00.
- “Everyone Knows Juanita” by Gael García Bernal (00:44:00): Héctor performs a song for Chicharrón (Edward James Olmos). Miguel watches with enthusiasm. Chicharrón giggles and fades away, the result of being forgotten in the living world.
- “Un Poco Loco” by García Bernal & Anthony Gonzalez (00:51:00): Miguel overcomes his stage fright at the Sunrise Spectacular. Héctor gets pulled on stage by Dante and dances a jig. The characters perform the Coco soundtrack song.
- “The World Es Mi Familia” by Anthony Gonzalez & Antonio Sol (00:59:00): Miguel takes a deep breath and sings at the Sunrise Spectacular. He vocalizes in tune with archival video footage of Ernesto de la Cruz. The dead singer rescues Miguel in a pool and learns that the boy is his great-great-grandson.
- “La Llorona” by Alanna Ubach & Antonio Sol (01:22:00): Mamá Imelda (Alanna Ubach) sings at the Sunrise Spectacular. Héctor plays guitar on the side of the stage. Ernest joins the performance and tries to detain Mamá Imelda.
- “Proud Corazón” by Anthony Gonzalez (01:34:00): Héctor applies for a visit to the Land of the Living. He is approved and celebrates with both Imelda and his daughter. Miguel sings the Coco soundtrack song during the final sequence.
- “Remember Me” by Miguel feat. Natalia Lafourcade (00:01:36): The track scores the end credits.
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The Coco soundtrack also includes:
- “La Llorona” by Antonio Sol & Alanna Ubach
- “Allá en el rancho grande” by Silvano Ramos
- “Ciudad Victoria” by Rubén Fuentes Gassón
- “Dora’s Dance” by Germaine Franco
- “La Petenera” (Traditional)
- “La Zandunga” (Traditional)
- ‘Jálale” by Mexican Institute of Sound
- “Hoy No Fìo Mañana Si” by Mexican Institute of Sound
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