Since its theatrical debut before Thanksgiving 2021 and its Disney+ debut on , Disney’s Encanto continues to wow fans, receive accolades, and break records. Just last week, the film set two new records never before achieved by any written for a film produced by , but the records have nothing to do with animation.
As with any Disney animated feature film, the music of Encanto plays a vital role in telling the story of the film, and in conveying the history behind the story, as well as the feelings of the characters. Much of Encanto‘s music has a Colombian flair, which works well in immersing the audience in the rich culture of Colombia and in telling the story of the amazing who lives deep in the Colombian mountains in an enchanted place–an encanto–in a magical house, called casita.
The top two songs from the soundtrack to Disney’s Encanto are “Surface Pressure” and “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” The first is sung by actress , who voices the character Luisa, ‘s older sister, and the second has parts sung by all the members of the Madrigal family.
Both songs, written by , have been cozy on the charts for weeks now. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” found its way to the 100‘s top 10 weeks ago, and almost two weeks ago, it found its way to a record-breaking No. 4 spot on the 100, beating “Let It Go” from Disney’s 2013 film, Frozen. At No. 4, the Bruno ballad was tied for the highest spot on the chart for a Disney feature film , tying with “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Sir from Disney’s The in 1994 and “Colors of the Wind” sung by Vanessa Williams in Disney’s 1995 Pocahontas.
Last week, however, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” blew them all out of the water as it soared to the No. 2 spot on the 100 chart, second only to Adele’s “Easy On Me.” That in itself is a new record for a from a . Never before has a from a made it to the No. 2 spot. Congrats, Bruno!
Also last week, 100 chart. That alone is not a record, but never before has a had multiple songs from its soundtrack among the top 10 from Billboard’s charts.‘s “Surface Pressure” finally made it to a spot among the coveted top 10 from the
For all the songs’ accolades, interestingly enough, neither of was submitted by Disney for a Grammy. Only “,” from ‘s score, was submitted, and that simply hasn’t been as popular as the about Bruno or Luisa’s battle cry.