Stop me from shaking

Mandy Moore, thirty-four today, has been around seemingly forever without coming close to superstar status, starting her film career as the voice of a bear cub in Dr. Dolittle 2, occasionally veering off into savage satire like Saved! but always returning to the animated mothership; if you saw anything related to Tangled, you heard Mandy as Rapunzel.

Mandy Moore at the 2017 Golden Globes

Mandy Moore goes glam

Mandy Moore beside Jimmy Kimmel's desk

She hasn’t quite disowned her first album (So Real, 1999), but she won’t embrace it either:

“[The record company] was like, ‘Here are your songs.’ I was like, ‘Hi, I’m 14. I’ll do anything.’ Those albums are why I’m here today, but goddamn, I should give a refund to anyone who bought my first record.”

Several years later, while she was being interviewed on the Kevin and Bean show on KROQ, K&B sidekick Dave the King of Mexico asked for his money back. Moore had her manager cut Dave a check.

I missed that first album entirely, but I did line up for this track from her second:

Still, it’s kinda syrupy next to 2009’s “I Could Break Your Heart Any Day of the Week”:

What breaks my heart is that this never made it above #90 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Come November, Mandy gets to voice Rapunzel once more in Ralph Breaks the Internet, the second Wreck-It Ralph film.

3 comments

  1. Mike »

    10 April 2018 · 7:39 pm

    What? No props for ‘This Is Us’?

  2. jsallison »

    10 April 2018 · 8:04 pm

    Looks better when smiling. For moi that whole poutier than thou thing is a major show stopper. I got over the Dr Depresso’s in high school.

  3. CGHill »

    11 April 2018 · 6:50 pm

    Amazingly, I never saw so much as a single episode of This Is Us. (What was I thinking?)

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