'Encanto' hit 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' more popular than 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen'

The song by 'Hamilton' writer Lin-Manuel Miranda has become the biggest animated Disney chart hit since 1995

Mirabel, voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, and Bruno, voiced by John Leguizamo, in a scene from the animated film 'Encanto'. AP
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The song We Don't Talk About Bruno from the animated film Encanto is officially the most successful Disney hit in 26 years.

It is the highest-charting Disney song of the 21st-century.

The catchy song hit No 4 on the US Billboard Chart on Tuesday, outperforming the Frozen song Let It Go, the 2013 Oscar-winning piece performed by Idina Menzel which reached No 5 on the US chart.

We Don't Talk About Bruno is credited to Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz, and the Encanto cast. It was written by Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The last Disney piece to reach No 4 in the Billboard Charts was Vanessa Williams's Colours of the Wind from Pocahontas in 1995. One year before that, Elton John's Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King also hit No 4.

They are not the most successful Disney chart hits of all time, however, as Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle's A Whole New World from Aladdin reached No 1 in March 1993.

Encanto has been an all-round musical success as the soundtrack album hit No 1 on the Billboard 200 in January. A total of six of its songs have entered the singles Hot 100; Surface Pressure peaked at No 14.

At the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, Encanto won Best Picture – Animated.

Most successful Disney songs on US Billboard:

  1. A Whole New World from Aladdin by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle – No 1 in 1993
  2. Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King by Elton John – No 4 in 1994
  3. Colours of the Wind from Pocahontas by Vanessa Williams – No 4 in 1995
  4. We Don't Talk About Bruno from Encanto by the Encanto cast – No 4 in 2022
  5. Let It Go from Frozen by Idina Menzel – No 5 in 2013
Updated: January 20, 2022, 7:26 AM