'Coco' Soundtrack Hits Top 40 on Billboard 200 Chart After Oscars, Plus: Gains for Sufjan Stevens, 'The Greatest Showman' & More
Plus: Keala Settle’s “This Is Me” rises on multiple lists, Stevens’ “Mystery of Love” vaults 47-13 on Hot Rock Songs.
The 90th Academy Awards impact the charts, as all of the nominees for best original song make gains on our tallies dated March 17.
“Remember Me,” from Coco, took home the Oscar for original song, and was performed on the live ABC TV broadcast – as were all five of the nominated songs. On the show, “Remember Me” was performed in a medley, where its lullaby rendition (by the film’s Gael Garcia Bernal) segued to Miguel’s version, featuring Natalia Lafourcade. (“Remember Me” is performed a number of times in Coco by different sets of characters.)
Coco also won the Oscar for best animated feature.
Miguel’s “Remember Me” was the most streamed and biggest selling rendition of the track in the week ending March 8, according to Nielsen Music. It collected 1.58 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined) — up 114 percent.
On Kid Digital Song Sales, four tunes from Coco dot the top 10 of the list, led by Miguel’s “Remember Me,” featuring Lafourcade, which re-enters at No. 2 (4,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 8, according to Nielsen Music; up 325 percent). The lullaby version of “Remember Me” returns at No. 5 (3,000; up 276 percent), while Anthony Gonzalez and Garcia Bernal’s “Un Poco Loco” (14-6 with 2,000; up 129 percent) and Gonzalez’s “Proud Corazon” (21-9 with 2,000; up 136 percent) also impact the top 10.
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The soundtrack to Coco zips 8-4 on the Soundtracks chart with 12,000 equivalent album units (up 94 percent). On the Billboard 200, the set hits a new chart high — and reaches the top 40 for the first time — as the album climbs 120-39.
Another Coco soundtrack set, the Banda Sonora En Espanol edition of the album (which features music from and inspired by the movie, performed in Spanish), charges 28-13 on the Top Latin Albums chart (nearly 2,000 units; up 89 percent). It just barely misses the 25-position threshold of the Soundtracks tally.
Let’s take a look at the other four nominees for best original song, and dig into their impact in streams, sales and on the charts:
“This Is Me,” from The Greatest Showman — Keala Settle’s show-stopping performance of the track on the Oscars helps the song surge to 6.83 million on-demand streams for the week (up 11 percent). The song, credited to Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble, also sold 25,000 downloads – a gain of 124 percent. On the Billboard Hot 100, “This Is Me” climbs 87-60.
As for the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, the album moves 5-2 on the Billboard 200 with 60,000 units (up 14 percent) and returns to No. 1 on Top Album Sales (39,000 in traditional album sales; up 19 percent). On the Soundtracks chart, it is steady at No. 2. (On both the Billboard 200 and Soundtracks, The Greatest Showman trails Black Panther: The Album.)
“Mystery of Love,” from Call Me by Your Name — Sufjan Stevens’ “Mystery of Love” hits a new peak on the Hot Rock Songs chart, as the track breaks the top 30 for the first time, rising 47-13. The song collected 1.62 million on-demand streams in the week ending March 8 (up 138 percent) and sold 8,000 downloads (up 631 percent). The track also debuts at No. 6 on Alternative Digital Song Sales, and at No. 8 on Rock Digital Song Sales.
“Mystery of Love” was one of two new compositions Stevens contributed to Call Me by Your Name. The other, “Visions of Gideon,” makes its Billboard chart debut, as it arrives at No. 43 on Hot Rock Songs. It snared 590,000 streams (up 57 percent) and 2,000 in sales (up 190 percent).
As for the Call Me by Your Name soundtrack itself, the title hits a new high on the Soundtracks chart, zipping 23-13 (4,000 units; up 86 percent).
“Mighty River,” from Mudbound and “Stand Up for Something,” from Marshall — On R&B Digital Song Sales, “Mighty River,” by Mary J. Blige, bows at No. 20 with 3,000 sold (up 674 percent). It’s the first visit to any chart by the Oscar-nominated track.
In the week ending March 8, “Mighty River” also tallied 119,000 on-demand streams (up 664 percent).
A few steps above “Mighty River,” Andra Day’s “Stand Up for Something,” featuring Common, enters at No. 12 with 4,000 sold (up 526 percent). On the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart, the track dips 21-25 after previously topping out at No. 17 (Jan. 27).
“Stand Up for Something” also scored 189,000 on-demand audio streams in the tracking week (up 137 percent).