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Music from Disney’s “Encanto” has found some cozy spots on Billboard’s Top Charts

Songs from Disney’s Encanto have found some really cozy spots on Billboard Music’s Top charts, and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere (but up the charts) anytime soon.

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While some Disney fans are upset over the brevity of the first episode of The Book of Boba Fett or emotional over the absence of a release date for Disney’s Jungle Cruise 2, I’m over here in my happy place streaming Disney’s Encanto for the 11th time since Christmas Eve on the Disney+ platform and crooning like a member of the Rat Pack to the film‘s catchiest tunes, like “Surface Pressure,” performed by actress Jessica Darrow and “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” featuring several solo performances by the cast of Encanto who represent the extraordinary family Madrigal.

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Say what you will, but I’m apparently not alone–not in the least. Not only have there been scores of posts across several social media platforms by other adults who’ve found themselves mesmerized by the Colombian rhythms and sounds of the original score from Encanto, but Billboard Music charts have also been standing up and taking notice.

How could they not, especially when you consider that Lin Manuel Miranda and Germaine Franco were behind 100% of the rhymes and rhythms of the film?

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Encanto‘s soundtrack has hit the top 100 of the Billboard 200, and songs from Encanto have found their places among the Billboard Hot 100 and Streaming Songs charts.

Encanto saw a theatrical release just before Thanksgiving and was released on Disney+ on Christmas Eve. The soundtrack for the all-new Disney movie set in Latin America immediately jumped to #7 on the Billboard Top 200 dated January 8. The chart tracked sales, streaming of the music, and airplay for albums in the prior week. The week before it hit #7, the soundtrack for Encanto was ranked 110th on the chart. (Still not bad for the soundtrack for an animated Disney movie!)

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Perhaps the most beloved song from the Encanto soundtrack, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” made its debut at #50 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been used in TikTok videos by scores of fans. At the time of this publication, more than 54,000 TikTok videos have been made thanks to the family Madrigal’s rule concerning not talking about Abuela Alma’s only son.

On Monday of this week, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” was the 17th most-popular song on Spotify. The anti-Bruno ballad is streamed more than 2 million times a day right now.

Jessica Darrow’s “Surface Pressure,” a song about how the character Luisa feels about being asked to bear the burdens of her massive family, giving an insight into her personal, private feelings about her family’s expectations of her, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 list this week at #54.

The music of Encanto is not only catchy, but every part of the original score and soundtrack helps to tell the story of Mirabel and the amazing family Madrigal that lives deep in the Colombian mountains.

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The success of the film, the power of storytelling behind each song, and the very obvious effort put into creating a film with an authentic Colombian vibe mean that the popularity of the music from Disney’s Encanto will only continue–like the magic of the amazing Madrigals–to grow and grow.

 

About Becky Burkett

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