New 'Bluey' Track Coming This Month; Album Out Soon

14 January 2023 | 8:39 am | Staff Writer

The new record follows the 2020 ARIA #1 'Bluey: The Album'.

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Bluey, the highly successful Brisbane-based animated children's series, will have another album featuring songs written for the series released later this year.

Dance Mode, a record of 17 songs, is coming soon, but the first single and title track currently has a release date of 27 January. The songs are written by Jonathan “Joff” Bush, whose other credits include Oddlands and Australian Survivor.

Dance Mode follows the 2020 chart-topping ARIA record and Billboard #1 on the US Kids Albums Chart, Bluey: The Album.

It's been one of the biggest children's programs since it premiered in 2018, and Bluey added a #1 Australian album to its resume in February 2021.

The soundtrack from the ABC animated series Bluey The Album debuted atop the ARIA Albums chart, making it the first Australian children’s album to top the chart.

Last year, Hamilton and In The Heights creator, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda topped his career highlights, appearing in an episode of the Australian Animated TV series, Bluey. 

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He played a friendly horse named Major Tom in an episode of season three, which aired on the ABC.

In the episode, Miranda Washington also returned to her recurring role as Bluey's teacher Calypso, and is one of many high-profile fans of the show. 

Natalie Portman, Billy Joel and Ryan Gosling have also had voice spots in earlier episodes of this season. 

Miranda definitely sees his appearance in Bluey as a high one in his incredible career so far; in a previous interview with Collider, he stated, "The show we watched the most during the pandemic was Bluey – because it is the only kids show that the whole family can be hysterically laughing at."

The series is created by Joe Brumm in Brisbane and has broken a heap of records, with its soundtracking topping the Australian album charts as well as delivering a touring stage show.  

"I know I’m a "full-grown adult" and this is "for children" or whatever, but Bluey is for real life delightful," The Music team wrote in a TV suggestions article. "My mate’s kid would not shut up about it, but that dude also thinks eating dirt is cool, so I ignored him at first. After watching a chunk of it with him, I’m ashamed to say I was forced to eat my own words. Which is still better than dirt, you little dork."