‘This Is Us’ Wedding Song ‘The Forever Now’ Beats Harry Styles, Jack Harlow to Reach No. 1 on iTunes
This Is Us continues to ingrain itself into the hearts of its viewers as the series counts down its last episodes until the finale. The show took a big leap forward and released a recorded version of Mandy Moore’s heartfelt performance of “The Forever Now.” Subsequently, series creator Dan Fogelman shocked fans with a tweet revealing the wedding song beat both Harry Styles and Jack Harlow to reach No. 1 on the iTunes chart.
Who wrote Kate and Phillip’s wedding song, ‘The Forever Now’?
The tune was released after the series dropped its 13th episode, “The Day of the Wedding.” Siddhartha Khosla and Taylor Goldsmith, Moore’s husband, composed the song.
Khosla has been a composer for Only Murders in the Building, Queenpins, Runaways, I Want You Back, and Looking for Alaska.
Goldsmith is the lead singer, guitarist, and chief songwriter of Dawes, an American folk-rock band.
‘This Is Us’ creator Dan Fogelman tweeted the exciting news, fans react
In an early morning tweet on April 21, Fogelman shared a screenshot of the current iTunes chart.
Ahead of Harry Styles, Lizzo, Jack Harlow, and Morgan Wallen was “The Forever Now” at the No. 1 position. The song gave Mandy Moore her first No. 1 chart tune. Moore first stormed the pop music charts in 1999 with “Candy.”
In addition, fans of the series reacted to the announcement on Twitter.
“My kids are graduating college next month and moving across the country to start jobs and this song hit me. I’d like this to be the song I dance to with my son at his wedding,” wrote one Twitter user.
As a result, “this song brought me to a new level of sobbing during your show,” claimed a second viewer.
“Congratulations. You don’t just have a number one song. You have a movement, an experience, that touched people and that they identify with,” penned a third fan.
Mandy Moore called the wedding song ‘meaningful’
During the episode, Moore performed a version of the poignant song, originally recognized as the show’s closing theme throughout its six seasons.
“I understand that Dan [Fogelman] always had the idea for the song to come around in a more fully realized form,” the actor said to People.
Consequently, Moore’s poignant delivery of the song during the episode paralleled the life of her character, Rebecca Pearson, who has cognitive degeneration.
Rebecca performed the tune at Kate and Phillip’s (Chrissy Metz and Chris Geere) wedding,
“I discovered that, oftentimes, if someone with dementia has done something repetitively in the past, as Rebecca has with playing music, their cognitive reserve makes that same skill available to them, even years into a diagnosis,” Moore explained.
However, she shared, “I loved that Rebecca was able to rise to the occasion and sing such a meaningful song at her daughter’s wedding.”
This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
[Correction: An earlier version included inaccurate information about Mandy Moore’s early music career.]