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The ‘Encanto’ Song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Has Beaten Frozen’s “Let it Go” Record for Highest-Charting Disney Music

Most Disney Fanatics already know that the new Walt Disney Animation Studios movie Encanto has been taking the Disney world by storm; its music has consistently topped the charts, its animation is award-nominated, and it has gotten plenty of positive reviews (as well as a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature)!

Now, the movie is getting even more attention for its soundtrack (which includes many original songs written by composer Lin-Manuel Miranda) because the song that has outshone all the others, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno“, has just replaced Frozen music and officially become the most popular song from a Disney animated film since 1995!

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The Madrigal family: Luisa (voiced by Jessica Darrow), Isabela (voiced by Diane Guerrero), the matriarch Abuela Alma (voiced by María Cecilia Botero), Felix (voiceded by Mauro Castillo), Julieta (voiced by Angie Cepeda), Pepa (voiced by Carolina Gaitán), Agustín (voiced by Wilmer Valderrama), Camilo (voiced by Rhenzy Feliz), Antonio (voiced by Ravi Cabot-Conyers), and Dolores (voiced by Adassa) and Mirabel Madrigal (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz). John Leguizamo voices Bruno (not pictured). Credit: movies.disney.com

According to Entertainment Weekly, the song “has surpassed Frozen‘s Oscar-winning hit “Let It Go” as the biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit from Disney’s animated filmography”. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is now “No. 4 on this week’s chart thanks to 29 million streams and 8,000 downloads sold”, which beats out the song “Let it Go” that was sung by Idina Menzel in 2012 in Frozen. “Let it Go” only made it to number five on the chart back in 2014.

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Queen Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel), Olaf (voiced by Josh Gad), Sven and Kristoff (voiced by Jonathan Groff). Credit: Disney

There are only a handful of other Disney animated movie songs that have made it that high on the Billboard chart: “A Whole New World” from Aladdin (“which hit No. 1 in 1993″), the Elton John version of”Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from The Lion King (“No. 4 in 1994”), and the Vanessa Williams version of “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas (“No. 4 in 1995).

The Encanto soundtrack overall is also the sixth animated soundtrack to ever “top the Billboard 200 ranking”, and the movie itself has reportedly made “$93.1 million domestically and $222.6 million globally to date”.

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Stephanie Beatriz with her character Mirabel Madrigal. Credit: Disney Parks Blog

The clip from the movie itself of the cast performing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” has also gone viral on Youtube, with over 97 million views. The scene also involves an Easter egg that has not gone unnoticed by fans! Other songs from the film like “Surface Pressure”, “The Family Madrigal”, and “What Else Can I Do” have also been popular, but “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” tops them all. Now let’s just see if Elsa can let it go!

About Sharon

Sharon is from New England. She's a writer, animal lover, and, of course, a Disney Fanatic! Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures.