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VANITY FAIR called MARK MUELLER the writer of

DuckTales... Woo-hoo!

Mark Mueller Hit Songwriter

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


In 2023, Billboard‘s 
“The 100 Greatest Disney-verse Songs of All Time” include both the “DuckTales” and “Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers” Themes



Mark is a songwriter whose creative work spans the entertainment industry, from music and stage to TV and film. He's written #1 Pop, Rock & R&B songs in the US, the UK and around the world. His biggest hits include "Crush" by Jennifer Paige, "That's What Love Is For" by Amy Grant and "Nothin' At All" by Heart, for which he wrote both words and music. 


He has received 17 Multi-Platinum Records11 Platinum Records19 Gold Records and 7 Silver Records for his work in pop music in the US and internationally and has sold more than 32 million records worldwide.


Mark won the ASCAP Pop Award twice for writing one of the Most Performed Songs of the Year. He is also a 2-time Emmy Award nominee in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics.

Some of his best-known work has been for Disney. He wrote both Disney's DuckTales Theme Song and Disney's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers Theme Song (words and music for each). Vanity Fair called his theme for DuckTales the "catchiest single minute of music." The hit animated TV show currently airs in 162 countries and 34 languages and was rebooted in 2017 with an updated version of Mark's theme song. Episodes of the shows appear on the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney+ streaming. 

In 2023, Billboards “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 2022, Post Malone, the 10-time Billboard Award-winning rapper, singer and artist, performed Mark‘s theme song for the new Emmy Award-winning Disney+ film version of “Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Mark originally wrote the song for the animated TV series. The film was the #2 streamed movie in the U.S. the month it came out and the #5 most-streamed program of any kind per Nielsen ratings.


Mark has had 3 Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 Singles in the United States: “Crush” by Jennifer Paige, “Nothin' At All” by Heart and “That's What Love Is For” by Amy Grant, which was also a #1 Billboard Hit on the Adult Contemporary Chart.

In the UK, Mark reached #1 with “Crush” and the Top 10 with “I Am Blessed” by Eternal. His other UK 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: Amy Grant, HeartJennifer Paige, Post Malone, Justin Timberlake (of NSYNC), Earth Wind & FireThe Pointer Sisters (“We Are The World” Album), Agnetha Faltskog (of ABBA), EternalSteps, Lea Michele (“Glee” Soundtrack), Cheryl (of Girls Aloud), El DeBarge, SWV, Peter Cetera (of Chicago), George Benson, Al Jarreau and John Farnham (of The Little River Band).

In 2022, Mark created aoriginal stage musical 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). Titled “How The Hell Did I Get Here?”, it got rave reviews Off-Broadway and was nominated for an Off-Broadway Alliance Award.


The musical, now called “On My Way to the Abbey, stars Lesley and tells the story of her remarkable life and acting career. She performs 9 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 1960s 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 DiscoBrendan 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 Oscar nominee Lalo Schifrin, wrote all the songs for an original musical titled “Berlin Blues,” starring opera singer Julia Migenes. A favorite co-writer includes Oscar winner Michel LeGrand, with whom he wrote a film theme song.

His songs have been featured in movies including “Pokémon: The First Movie,” “National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation,” “Honey, I Blew Up The Kid” and “The Last Starfighter.


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.


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