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How Lin-Manuel Miranda Pays Tribute to David Bowie with Moana Song ‘Shiny’

How Lin-Manuel Miranda Pays Tribute to David Bowie with Moana Song ‘Shiny’

If you listen closely to one of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s original songs in Disney’s new animated film Moana, you’ll hear a tribute to both David Bowie and The Little Mermaid.

That song is “Shiny,” written by Miranda and performed by Flight of the Conchords star Jermaine Clement. In the film, Clement plays a villainous crab named Tamatoa, who’s keen on preventing protagonists Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) and Maui (Dwayne Johnson) from obtaining a key piece of equipment for their quest to save Moana’s people. “Shiny” is Tamatoa’s explanation, in song form, about why he refuses

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