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As of this week, Disney’s “Encanto” has surpassed “Frozen” in a least one category

Disney’s Encanto was released almost two months ago, but the buzz has yet to fade, and the accolades and achievements just keep coming.

ENCANTO and the Foundation on Which This House Is Built

Credit: Disney

Disney Animation Studios’ 60th animated feature with a Colombian flare hit the box office just before Thanksgiving and debuted on the Disney+ streaming platform on December 24th, just in time for Christmas.

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Encanto tells the story of the amazing Madrigal family who live together under one roof in a magical house deep in the Colombian mountains. Long ago, after the death of her husband Pedro, Abuela Alma, the Madrigal family‘s matriarch, was given a wonderful blessing: a miracle that over time continues to bless each new family member with a unique gift. Well, almost every new family member; Mirabel Madrigal, the main character in the story of Encanto, didn’t receive a gift, but no one in the family knows why.

encanto casita

Credit: Disney

Encanto was the highest-grossing animated film of 2021, and its popularity continues to grow among fans regardless of their ages. The film has won a Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, and the music from Encanto, written by Lin Manuel Miranda has been resting comfortably at the top of Billboard’s Charts for weeks now.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Hits No. 1 on Hot 100 Songwriters Chart – Billboard

Lin-Manuel Miranda/Credit: Billboard

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But that’s not the only magic of the music of Encanto. As of this week, the most popular song from the newly-beloved Disney movie, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” has surpassed the almost-as-viral song by Idina Menzel from Disney’s Frozen, titled “Let it Go” on Disney’s all-time pop music charts, having risen to No. 4 this week on the Billboard Top 100 chart.

You can hear “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” here:

And you can hear “Let It Go” here:

According to a post from Billboard, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” has now become the highest-ranking song from an animated Disney movie in 27 years. It currently sits at the No. 4 spot on Billboard’s chart, which ties it with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from Disney’s The Lion King, which was written by Sir Elton John. Sir Elton John‘s song peaked on the same chart at No. 4 in 1994, and “Colors of the Wind” from Disney’s Pocahontas peaked at the same spot in 1995.

You can hear “Colors of the Wind” here:

Frozen‘s “Let It Go” only made it as high as the No. 5 spot in April 2014.

Almost as soon as Encanto debuted, the music from the film became a huge success. Along with the song about not speaking Bruno’s name, the song “Surface Pressure,” sung by actress Jessica Darrow, who plays Luisa in Encanto, hit the big time on TikTok as users put their own spin on the song about Luisa’s struggles to keep up with her family‘s expectations.

Do you have a favorite song from Disney’s Encanto?

 

About Becky Burkett

I'm an enthusiastic writer who finds joy in random things like cold weather, snow, "I Love Lucy," "The Andy Griffith Show," journals full of blank paper, countdowns to Christmas, the month of December, "Toy Story," "Sleeping Beauty," my 4 kids, my 4 shih tsus, Disney Parks history, Imagineering and visiting the parks. I think Walt Disney is the standard against which genius should be measured. I love to write about Disney Parks, Disney history, all things Imagineering and PIXAR. I adore the colors, story and art direction of Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" (Team Make it Blue!), and "Toy Story" is life (minus "Toy Story 4"). I believe Walt Disney was so much more than an entertainment and theme park tycoon; I believe he was a savant with a vision for life and how it could be if happiness and kindness are strived for. I love Biergarten at EPCOT and 1900 Park Fare at Disney's Grand Floridian. You can find me croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room, chillin' on the PeopleMover or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. I'm always looking for Imagineers in the parks, and I'd rather meet Joe Rohde and Tony Baxter than anyone in Hollywood! Hey, if you dream it, you really can do it!