VANITY FAIR called MARK MUELLER the writer of
"HISTORY'S CATCHIEST SINGLE MINUTE OF MUSIC"
Mark's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Theme Song is performed by rapper Post Malone in the 2022 Emmy Award-winning Disney+ Film
His new musical created with "Downton Abbey" star
Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore) was nominated for an
Off-Broadway Alliance Award
Mark's music career includes writing #1 Pop, Rock & R&B hit songs in the U.S., the U.K. and around the world. The pop music songwriter has sold more than 32 million records worldwide and won the ASCAP Pop Award twice for writing one of the Most Performed Songs of the Year. His creative work spans the entertainment industry, from music to TV, film and stage.
For his work in TV, Mark is a 2-time Emmy Award nominee in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics. He also wrote that catchy single minute of music... the theme song for “DuckTales” (words & music)... for the hit Disney animated TV show, which currently airs in 162 countries and 34 languages.
"DuckTales" was rebooted in 2017 with an updated version of Mark's classic theme song. New episodes have appeared on the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney+ streaming.
In 2022, Post Malone, the 10-time Billboard Award-winning rapper, singer and artist, performed Mark's theme song for the Disney+ new Emmy Award-winning film version of "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers." Mark originally wrote the song (words and music) for the animated TV series. The film version was the #2 streamed movie in the U.S. in June, 2022 and the #5 most streamed program of any kind the same month per Nielsen ratings.
In 2023, Billboard's "The 100 Greatest Disney-verse Songs of All Time" included both the themes for "DuckTales" (#19) and "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers" (#63) in their rankings, which featured classics ranging from "When You Wish Upon a Star" (Pinocchio) to "Circle of Life" (The Lion King).
In the U.S. and internationally, Mark has received 17 Multi-Platinum Records, 11 Platinum records, 19 Gold Records and 7 Silver Records for his work in pop music.
He's had 3 Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 Singles in the United States: “Crush” by Jennifer Paige, “Nothin' At All” by Heart (words & music) and "That's What Love Is For” by Amy Grant, which was also a #1 Adult Contemporary Billboard Hit.
In the U.K., Mark reached #1 with “Crush” and the chart Top 10 with “I Am Blessed” by Eternal. His other U.K. hit songs include those by Girls Aloud (featuring Cheryl), Steps and Heart. “Crush” also peaked at #1 in Canada, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.
Artists who have performed his songs include: Justin Timberlake (of *NSYNC); Amy Grant; Heart; Jennifer Paige; Post Malone; Cheryl (of Girls Aloud); Eternal; Agnetha Faltskog (of ABBA); Steps; Earth, Wind & Fire; The Pointer Sisters; Lea Michele ("Glee" Soundtrack), El DeBarge; SWV; Peter Cetera; George Benson; Al Jarreau and John Farnham (of The Little River Band).
In 2022, "How The Hell Did I Get Here?," an original stage musical Mark created with "Downton Abbey" star Lesley Nicol (the 3-time SAG Award-winner who plays the beloved Mrs. Patmore on the worldwide hit TV and film series), got rave reviews Off-Broadway and was nominated for an Off-Broadway Alliance Award.
The musical stars Lesley and tells the story of her remarkable life and acting career. She performs 10 original, funny and touching songs they wrote together, with Mark onstage accompanying her on piano. In addition to New York City, they've done the show in Chicago, London and Hong Kong.
Mark also wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the book of the original stage musical, “Butterfly,” which was directed by Tony Award-winning Jack Hofsiss at the Goodspeed Opera House. A song from the show, “The Next Dream,” was performed by 2-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters on NBC’s Carol Burnett show titled "Carol & Company."
For television, he wrote the theme song (and every song) for a unique, all-sung CBS musical pilot titled "Shangri-La Plaza," which he executive-produced. The songs were performed by Tony Award-winner Savion Glover, Tony Award-nominee Terrance Mann, Oscar-nominee Chris Sarandon and NBC's "The Office" star Melora Hardin. In 2020, the show was the subject of a feature article in Los Angeles Magazine. His other TV work includes writing the theme song for NBC’s musical “Rags to Riches," as well as the comic lyrics for classic 1960’s hit songs performed on the show.
Mark's theme for "DuckTales" was sung live on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" by lead singer of "Panic! At the Disco" Brendan Urie and a live version was performed on ABC's hit TV show "Dancing with the Stars."
In his work for film, Mark and collaborator, 4-time Grammy winner and 6-time Oscar nominee Lalo Schifrin, wrote all the songs for an original musical titled “Berlin Blues," starring opera singer Julia Migenes.
Mark also wrote the song "The Babysitting Blues" for "Adventures in Babysitting," sung by Oscar-nominee Elisabeth Shue in the comedy's "iconic" nightclub scene. In a 2021 interview in New York Magazine, Elisabeth said performing the song with the cast was one of her "favorite experiences of all time."