The Vocals In These “Coco” Song Covers Will Make You ‘Un Poco Loco’
It’s almost closing in on a year since Pixar released its runaway animated hit, “Coco,” which captured the hearts of adults and children around the world since it first appeared in theaters in November of last year.
The success of the movie has been translated into “Coco”-themed sweet treats at Disneyland, action figurines, merchandise, and more.
The movie’s charm has also found its way onto social media via some stellar cover versions of two of the film’s most popular songs. Here’s a roundup of some of the versions that make us “un poco loco.”
1. Cover by Luis Angel Gomez Jaramillo
Luis Angel Gomez Jaramillo is the voice behind Miguel in the Spanish language version of “Coco.” The 13-year-old’s charming cover of “Un poco loco” is bringing the lively vibes of the song alongside the strings and trumpet of a mariachi. The scenery in the music video is breathtaking and the inflection he puts on the words gives the song a pep in its step.
2. Cover by José Esparza
Born in Chicago and raised in Aguascalientes, Ezparza started playing his guitar in 2011. His rendition of “Un Poco Loco” is what serenatas are made of. You can feel the connection he has with the words.
3. Cover by Alexia Romero
Alexia Romero’s ukelele cover version allows you to learn how to play the guitar AND bust out a karaoke version. Snaps to Alexia for having such a well-rounded tutorial like this.
4. Cover by Lautaro y Adrián Eduard
The guitar intro (and camera work) is shaky at the beginning of this version, but we (and over 1 million views) have looked passed it. A+ effort on the “Coco” costume! The video was made as a ‘thank you’ for the guests of Lautaro’s seventh birthday party. ADORBS.
5. Cover by Milan Musical
This cover is more than great! The “Ayy!” at the beginning, the Día de los Muertos-inspired face paint and the Hector cameo are all 💯. Push play immediately to make your life better.
6. Cover by Dakota & Jeremy Lopez
Disclaimer: get some tissues while watching this heartwarming father-daughter version of “Remember Me.” The harmonies flow together effortlessly and the duo’s vocals softly lull you to sleep with this sweet lullaby.
7. Cover by Carlos Rivera
Mexican singer and winner of La Academia is the voice and face for Disney Music’s Latin America VEVO channel. This music video visualizes the flowers, colors and sights of a Día de los Muertos celebration in his native Mexico.
8. Cover by Pedro Leitão & Maria Galante
Have you ever wondered what Hector would sound like in Portuguese? This delightful rendition of “Remember Me” can help you learn some lyrics in a whole new language. It’s a melodic win-win situation.
9. Cover by Antoine Rinié
Antoine Rinié’s hauntingly beautiful cover of “Remember Me” is exactly what a great acoustic cover is all about: no gimmicks—just a guitar, a mic and some soul-piercing vocals. BRAVO!!
Do you have a favorite “Coco” cover version? Let us know in the comments below!