Top TV Song Last Week: The Forever Now (feat. Mandy Moore) by This Is Us Cast

NBC’s hit series This is Us takes the top spot for the most popular song on Tunefind last week. This top TV song is a series original featuring Mandy Moore, who embodies the shows pivotal family matriarch. This Is Us is leading up to the series finale of the popular drama, set to air on May 24th.  

During last week’s episode, Kate Pearson gets married. At the wedding reception, her mother, Rebecca Pearson performs the special song. While Rebecca sings and plays the piano, there are interwoven flashbacks as Rebecca remembers her days as a young woman in love with Jack. 

Series writer Dan Fogelman took to Twitter to share his excitement as ‘The Forever Now’ quickly climbed the iTunes music chart to the No. 1 spot. The song is written by series composer  Siddhartha Kholsla and Dawes frontman, Taylor Goldsmith. 

Kholsla shared on Twitter that unlike most on screen performances, when the actor or actress will prerecord the track in a studio, to then be lip synching while on camera. ‘The Forever Now’ recording was captured on set as Moore performed for the camera. 

‘The Forever Now’ may sound familiar to longtime fans of the show. That’s because the song was inspired by and shares some familiarity to the shows ‘Closing Theme’, also penned by Siddhartha Kholsla and included on the This Is Us original score soundtrack album. In an interview with People, Mandy Moore shared, “It’s my understanding that Dan [Fogelman] always had the idea for the song to come around in a more fully realized form.” 

This is the third time Taylor Goldsmith’s songwriting talents were tapped for the show. Married to the series star and feature artist Mandy Moore, Goldsmith previously worked with Khosla on ‘Invisible Ink’ for Rebecca’s demo in the middle of season 3 and Top TV Song ‘Memorized’ by Blake Stadnik in the season 4 premiere. 

In addition to his work on This is Us, Siddhartha Kholsla has had placements in Marvel’s Runaways, Only Murders in the Building, and the 2021 movie Queenpins. Dawes has had placements in both The Flash and Nashville, among others. Mandy Moore’s career began as a musician and her work has had numerous placements in popular TV shows and movies  such as How I Met Your Mother, Roswell, and the 2002 movie A Walk to Remember in which Moore also starred.  

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