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Everybody's talking about 'We Don't Talk About Bruno,' Disney's biggest song in over 25 years

Audacy logo Audacy 1/20/2022 Allison Hazel
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“We Don't Talk About Bruno” has become the highest-charting song from a Disney animated movie since 1995.

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The popular tune from the 2021 film Encanto is currently No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, with 29 million streams and 8,000 downloads sold. Furthermore, it surpassed Frozen’s “Let it Go” which peaked at No. 5 on chart in 2014.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the only other songs from animated Disney movies to reach the top five on the Hot 100 chart are "A Whole New World" from Aladdin (No. 1 in 1993), “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” from The Lion King (No. 4 in 1994) and “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas (No. 4 in 1995).

Encanto earned $93.1 million domestically and $222.6 million globally at the box office. The film centers a girl named Mirabel, who is the only member of her family who doesn't have magical powers. When she learns that her family is losing their magical gifts, she seeks to find more information about her uncle Bruno, who vanished a decade ago. Conversely, her family does not want to mention him at all.

The lyrics to “We Don't Talk About Bruno” were written by actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda. And performed by cast members Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero and Stephanie Beatriz. Earlier this month, the Encanto soundtrack topped the Billboard 200. The Disney hit currently sits at No. 3 on the chart.

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