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MARK MUELLER

Songwriter

ABOUT MARK

Mark Mueller’s career includes writing #1 Pop, Rock & R&B hit songs in the US, the UK and around the world. The pop music songwriter has sold more than 31 million records worldwide and won the ASCAP Pop Award twice for writing one of the Most Performed Songs of the year.

 

He’s a 2-time Emmy Award nominee for his TV work in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics, and also wrote the theme song (words & music) for “DuckTales,” a hit Disney animated TV show that’s aired in 142 countries and 25 languages. "DuckTales" was rebooted in 2017, with all-new episodes appearing on the Disney Channel beginning in May, 2018.

In the US and internationally, Mark has received 16 multi-platinum records, 12 platinum records, 19 gold records and 7 silver records.

 

He's had 3 Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 singles in the US, including “Crush” by Jennifer Paige, “Nothin’ At All” (words & music) by Heart and a #1 Adult Contemporary Billboard hit, “That’s What Love Is For” by Amy Grant.

In the UK, Mark reached #1 on the charts with “Crush” by Jennifer Paige and the Top 10 with “I Am Blessed” by Eternal. His other UK hit songs include those by Girls Aloud (featuring Cheryl Cole), Steps and Heart. “Crush” also peaked at #1 in Canada, Spain, Australia and New Zealand.

Recording artists who have performed his songs include: Justin Timberlake (of N Sync); Cheryl Cole (of Girls Aloud); Heart; Amy Grant; Jennifer Paige; Eternal; Agnetha Faltskog (of ABBA); Steps; Earth, Wind & Fire; The Pointer Sisters; El DeBarge; Peter Cetera, George Benson, Al Jarreau and John Farnham (of the Little River Band).

Mark wrote the lyrics and co-wrote the book of an original 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 sung by 2-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters on NBC’s Carol Burnett show titled "Carol & Company."

He’s currently working on a new stage musical with 3-time SAG Award-winning actress Lesley Nicol, best known for her role as Mrs. Patmore on 6 seasons of the international smash hit TV series “Downton Abbey," which they've performed in London and Hong Kong.

His other work in TV includes writing (words & music) of the theme song for Disney’s hit animated TV series “Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers.” He also co-wrote the theme song and script for the CBS musical pilot "Shangri-La Plaza" (which he also executive-produced) and the theme song for NBC’s musical “Rags to Riches” (as well as 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, in March, 2018 and a live version was performed on ABC's hit TV show "Dancing with the Stars" in September, 2016.

Mark and his collaborator Lalo Schifrin, a 4-time Grammy winner and 6-time Oscar nominee, co-wrote all the songs for an original film musical titled “Berlin Blues," starring opera singer Julia Migenes.

His songs have been featured in films such as “Pokémon: The First Movie,” “National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation,” “Honey, I Blew Up The Kid” and “The Last Starfighter." For "Adventures in Babysitting," he wrote "The Babysitting Blues," sung by Oscar-nominee Elisabeth Shue during a night club scene.