"Remember Me" is a key song from the 2017 Disney/Pixar animated feature film, Coco.

Plot

The song is sung in two different styles during the film: the original version a lullaby sung by Héctor in a flashback and his great-great-grandson Miguel to Mamá Coco near the film's ending, and the second in ranchero-style (a homage to the Mexican Corrido style folk ballad of the twenties and thirties) sung by Ernesto de la Cruz.[1] An extended version is in a duet style performed by Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade during the film's end credits.

Lyrics

Remember me
Though I have to say goodbye
Remember me
Don't let it make you cry
For even if I'm far away I hold you in my heart
I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart

Remember me
Though I have to travel far
Remember me
Each time you hear a sad guitar
Know that I'm with you the only way that I can be
Until you're in my arms again
Remember me

Miguel:
Remember me,
Though I have to say goodbye
Remember me,
Don't let it make you cry
For ever if I'm far away I hold you in my heart
I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart
Remember me
Though I have to travel far
Remember me
Each time you hear a sad guitar
Know that I’m with you the only way that I can be
Until you’re in my arms again
Remember me

Natalia Lafourcade & Miguel:
Que nuestra canción no deje de latir
Sólo con tu amor yo puedo existir
Recuérdame
Que nuestra canción no deje de latir
Sólo con tu amor yo puedo existir

Natalia Lafourcade:
Recuérdame,
Si en tu mente vivo estoy
Recuérdame,
Mis sueños yo te doy
Te llevo en mi corazón y te acompañaré
Unidos en nuestra canción, contigo ahí estaré
Recuérdame
Si sola crees estar
Recuérdame
Y mi cantar te irá a abrazar
Aún en la distancia nunca vayas a olvidar, que yo contigo siempre voy
Recuérdame

Miguel:
If you close your eyes and let the music play
Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away
If you close your eyes and let the music play
Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away
If you close your eyes and let the music play
Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away...

Remember me, for I will soon be gone
Remember me, and let the love we have live on
And know that I'm with you the only way that I can be
So, until you're in my arms again
Remember me

Natalia Lafourcade & Miguel:
Que nuestra canción no deje de latir
Sólo con tu amor yo puedo existir
Remember me
Que nuestra canción no deje de latir
Sólo con tu amor yo puedo existir
Remember me


Gael Garcia Bernal:
Remember me,
Though I have to say goodbye
Remember me,
Don't let it make you cry
For even if I'm far away I hold you in my heart
I sing a secret song to you each night we are apart

Remember me,
Though I have to travel far
Remember me,
Each time you hear a sad guitar
Know that I'm with you the only way that I can be
Until you're in my arms again
Remember me

(upbeat performance verse)

Miguel:
Remember me,
If you can still recall
Remember me,
When darkness starts to fall
For even though I'm far away you take me everywhere
We'll sing our secret tune and soon I'm with you here and there

Natalia Lafourcade:
Recuérdame
Si sola crees estar
Recuérdame
Y mi guitarra oyes cantar
Aún en la distancia nunca vayas a olvidar, que yo contigo siempre voy
Recuérdame

Miguel:
If you close your eyes and let the music play
Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away
If you close your eyes and let the music play
Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away
If you close your eyes and let the music play
Keep our love alive, I'll never fade away...

Remember me,
For I will soon be gone
Remember me,
When darkness starts to fall
For even though I'm far away you think that I can be
So until you’re in my arms again
Remember me

Natalia Lafourcade & Miguel:
Que nuestra canción no deje de latir
Sólo con tu amor yo puedo existir
Remember me
Que nuestra canción no deje de latir
Sólo con tu amor yo puedo existir
Remember me

Other versions

  • For the film's Spanish-language soundtrack, Mexican singer Carlos Rivera covered a Spanish version in mariachi pop style in an extended version; this version replaces the version sung by Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade during the credits in the Spanish version of the film. This version was one of the most successful versions in the Spanish-speaking world.
    • Also for said soundtrack, Natalia Lafourcade sang a solo version using the same tune from the Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade version; however, it is entirely sung in Spanish by Lafourcade.

Gallery

Videos

Trivia

  • Ironically, "Remember Me" became Ernesto's most famous song after stealing it from Héctor, but it also ended up being his final song as he was crushed by a falling bell while finishing it with a high note. Also, on a darkly humorous note, Ernesto's version on the soundtrack is the exact same one from the film, right up to and including the moment where the bell crushes him.
    • Interestingly, "Remember Me" serves as the Japanese title for Coco being released in Japan on March 2018 as the film's original title "Coco" does not translate adequately in Japanese language.
  • While not in the film's soundtrack, a demo version of the song can be found in the deleted scene "Dia de los Muertos" which was the scrapped opening of the film.
  • The song won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Original Song.

References

  1. "First listen: Hear three new songs from Pixar’s Coco". Entertainment Weekly (September 15, 2017).


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Media
CocoSoundtrackLittle Golden BookThe Art of Coco
Disney Parks
Pixar Pal-A-Round

Entertainment: A Musical Celebration of Coco
Restaurants: Fuente del Oro RestauranteMiguel's El Dorado Cantina
Parade: Magic Happens
Fireworks: HarmoniUSMickey's Mix MagicTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWonderful World of Animation
Halloween: Goofy's Skeletoons Street Party

Characters
Miguel RiveraHéctorDanteErnesto de la CruzAbuelitaMamá CocoImeldaEnrique RiveraLuisa RiveraChicharrónPepitaFrida KahloJuan Ortodoncia
Locations
Santa Cecilia, MexicoLand of the Dead
Objects
Héctor's GuitarChicharrón's Guitar
Songs
Remember MeMuch Needed AdviceEveryone Knows JuanitaUn Poco LocoThe World Es Mi FamiliaLa LloronaProud CorazónEl Corrido de Miguel RiveraDia de los MuertosThe Way of the Riveras
See Also
The Riveras
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