“Make way, make way…” Disney’s Moana film is on the move! Even though Moana hit theaters in November 2016, we’re still celebrating the film. Why? Well, after 5 years, the film is still breaking records. Apparently, we aren’t the only ones that can’t get enough of the Moana soundtrack as it has broken the record for time spent at number one on the Billboard soundtracks chart.
As reported by Forbes, “Songs like “How Far I’ll Go” and “Where You Are” might be joining the list of timeless hits from Disney animated films, if the Billboard charts are any indication, with the soundtrack of the 2016 film Moana setting a record for time spent at No. 1 on the Billboard soundtracks chart. The Moana soundtrack has now been atop the soundtracks chart on 52 occasions since its release, setting a new record for weeks at No. 1, according to Billboard. The old record belonged to another Disney film, Frozen II, which dominated the charts after its release in November 2019, but hasn’t held the top spot on the soundtracks chart since February.”
With such a huge record, we aren’t surprised that Dwayne Johnson (the voice of Maui the demigod in Moana) took to social media to share his excitement – while saying “you’re welcome” of course!
As shared via Johnson’s Instagram @therock: “Very cool and humbling news in the world of music, our MOANA soundtrack breaks all time record for most weeks at #1 on the BILLBOARDS chart. Staggering 52 WEEKS. And MOANA is officially the most popular movie of the year on Disney+ in 2020. Congrats and THANK YOU to our genius maestro, songwriter & composer Lin Manuel Miranda. You’re one of one, my brother. And a HUGE THANK YOU to all the families around the globe who made this happen – and listened to me sing in keys that don’t exist….. “What can I saaaaay except, YOU’RE WELCOOOOOME…..” Maui.” Johnson shared the post with the image below:
It’s no surprise that Moana has been a hugely successful film. As of recently, we’ve seen Walt Disney World incorporate the film into the popular Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The Guest rooms have been remodeled with the touches of Moana. Not only are we seeing more Moana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, but she is also making more character appearances in the Parks. Plus, Disney is working on EPCOT’s Journey of Water Inspired by Moana.
To celebrate Moana’s soundtrack achievement, here’s a delicious Moana cupcake recipe you can try right at home. You can also visit your local Starbucks and order a Moana Frappucino! Let’s celebrate (and sing!) along with Dwayne Johnson by checking out the “You’re Welcome” video and song below: