On the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Aug. 5), Ryan Gosling scored his first appearance, as “I’m Just Ken,” from the new Barbie movie, in which he stars with Margot Robbie, debuted at No. 87.
Notably, the song isn’t Gosling’s first foray into music. He charted once before, with “City of Stars,” from his 2016 film La La Land. His solo version spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Jazz Digital Song Sales chart, while a mix with co-star Emma Stone reached No. 8 on the Hot 100’s Bubbling Under ranking.
But before that, Gosling broke through at age 13 as a member of The Disney Channel’s The All-New Mickey Mouse Club revival, which ran for seven seasons (1989-94). He starred in the show’s final two seasons, performing song and dance numbers alongside several future Billboard hitmakers.
In total, four separate iterations of the Mickey Mouse show franchise have aired. The original series, The Mickey Mouse Club, aired on ABC in 1955-59, followed by The New Mickey Mouse Club (syndicated; 1977-79), The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (The Disney Channel; 1989-94) and Club Mickey Mouse (Facebook, Instagram; 2017-18).
Of every Mouseketeer over the show’s four iterations, spanning over 60 years, 15 of have charted songs on the Hot 100. Gosling now becomes the 15th.
Here’s a look at every cast member from every edition of the series to chart a song on the Hot 100, listed chronologically from when they first reached the ranking.
(Honorable mention to Rhona Bennett, who appeared on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in 1991-94 and is currently a member of En Vogue. She joined the R&B group in 2003, after it charted all 14 songs of its Hot 100 hits.)
Funicello, who starred in all four of the original show’s seasons (1955-59), charted 10 songs on the Hot 100, all in 1959-61. She performed, and charted, under the mononym Annette, or as Annette With the Afterbeats. Two of her hits reached the top 10: “Tall Paul” (No. 7, 1959) and “O Dio Mio” (No. 10, 1960). Another track, “Pineapple Princess,” peaked just outside the top 10, at No. 11.
Crawford, an original cast member who appeared in the show’s first season (1955-56), charted eight songs on the Hot 100, in 1961-64. One of those reached the top 10: “Cindy’s Birthday” (No. 8, 1962). In between his tenure on the show and debuting on the Hot 100, Crawford received a Primetime Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in 1959 for his work on The Rifleman.
Petersen, an original cast member in 1955-56, charted six songs on the Hot 100, all between 1962 and 1964. Of those, one reached the top 10: “My Dad” (No. 6, 1963).
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All five members of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club charted on the Hot 100 together, as members of the early-’90s pop group The Party. They formed the quintet during their tenures on the show, and it earned four Hot 100 singles: “Summer Vacation” (No. 72, 1990), “I Found Love” (No. 79, 1990), “That’s Why” (No. 55, 1991) and “In My Dreams” (No. 34, 1992).
Chasez starred in the final four seasons of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (1991-94). He performed alongside his fellow ‘NSYNC bandmate Justin Timberlake in his final two seasons. ‘NSYNC charted 12 songs on the Hot 100, including six top 10s and one No. 1: “It’s Gonna Be Me,” for two weeks in 2000. He later charted two solo songs on the Hot 100: “Blowin’ Me Up (With Her Love)” hit No. 35 in 2003 and “Some Girls (Dance With Women),” featuring Dirt McGirt, reached No. 88 in 2004. ‘NSYNC also tallied eight Grammy nominations.
Timberlake, who appeared in the sixth and seventh seasons of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, has forged one of the most successful careers in modern pop music. Outside of *NSYNC’s previously mentioned achievements (all also with Timberlake in the lineup), as a solo act, he has charted 37 songs on the Hot 100 — including 19 top 10s and five No. 1s: “SexyBack” (for seven weeks in 2006), “My Love,” featuring T.I. (three, 2006), “What Goes Around…Comes Around” (one week, 2007), “Give It to Me,” with Timbaland and Nelly Furtado (two, 2007), and “Can’t Stop the Feeling! (one, 2016). Timberlake has won 10 Grammy Awards, plus four Primetime Emmy Awards. He also earned an Oscar nomination for best original song for co-writing “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
Spears performed in the final two seasons of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club and has since gone onto have an historic pop career. Her first Hot 100-charting song, “…Baby One More Time,” spent two weeks at No. 1 in 1999, becoming her first of five leaders. She later dominated with “Womanizer” in 2008, “3” (2009), “Hold It Against Me” (2011) and “S&M,” with Rihanna (2011). In total, she has charted 36 songs, including, most recently, her 14th top 10: “Hold Me Closer,” with Elton John. Spears has garnered eight Grammy Award nominations, and one win: for best dance recording in 2005 for “Toxic.”
Similar to Spears — her castmate on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club, alongside whom she performed in the show’s final two seasons — Xtina’s first Hot 100 entry hit No. 1. Breakthrough single “Genie in a Bottle” spent five weeks at the summit in 1999 and opened the door for four more leaders: “What a Girl Wants” (two weeks, 2000), “Come on Over Baby (All I Want Is You)” (four, 2000), “Lady Marmalade,” with Lil’ Kim, Mya and P!nk (five, 2001), and Maroon 5’s “Moves Like Jagger,” on which she’s featured (four, 2011). She has charted 30 songs on the Hot 100, and won five Grammy Awards, including best new artist in 2000 (in which she was up against Spears).
Morris appeared in the final four seasons of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (1991-94; with JC Chasez and Tony Lucca). He posted his lone Hot 100 appearance thanks to a collaboration with a fellow Club member: his and Timberlake’s “Hallelujah,” also featuring Charlie Sexton, reached No. 13 in 2010.
Lucca starred in the final four seasons of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (1991-94). He has notched two entries on the Hot 100, thanks to his run as a contestant on NBC’s The Voice (when Aguilera was a coach, as she sat in one of the four chairs in 2011-16). In May 2012, his rootsy cover of Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” reached No. 58, and his version of The Beatles’ “Yesterday,” with fellow coach Adam Levine (of Maroon 5) hit No. 68.
Gosling, like Aguilera, Spears and Timberlake, was on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club in its final two seasons. He’s the latest cast member to achieve a Hot 100 hit, thanks to “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie, which he stars in with Margot Robbie. The song debuted at No. 87 on the Aug. 5, 2023-dated chart. Gosling has tallied two Academy Award nominations for best actor: for Half Nelson in 2007 and La La Land in 2017.