“Let It Go” Lets Go of Being the Top Disney Animated Billboard Hit, Ceding to Encanto’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

Encanto, the latest Disney animated feature about the magical Madrigal family, has been getting a lot of attention since it hit the Disney+ streaming platform. That attention is well-deserved—the movie is loving and vibrant, and features songs by Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda himself.

While all the songs are catchy numbers, one of them—“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”—has become so popular that it’s ousted Frozen’s “Let It Go” as the highest-charting song from a Disney animated movie in 26 years.

According to Entertainment Weekly, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (which you can listen to in the video above) reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 list this week, a milestone it achieved because people out there streamed it 29 million times (!) and purchased 8,000 downloads of the tune.

“Let It Go” from 2013’s Frozen was the Disney tune that previously held this honor, when it hit No.5 on the Billboard charts in April 2014. The only other Disney animated songs to make it into the top five are Aladdin’s “A Whole New World,” Elton John’s version of The Lion King’s “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and Vanessa Williams’ rendition of Pocahontas’ “Colors of The Wind.”

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is a song about Bruno, the son of the matriarch of the Madrigal family who has already left under ignominious circumstances before the movie starts. Miranda composed the lyrics, and others on the song’s credits are Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz, and the Encanto cast.

If you want to decide for yourself whether Bruno should be discussed, you can watch Encanto now on the Disney+ streaming platform.


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