You can’t talk about Bruno, but no one has banned singing about him. People all over the world can’t stop singing about Bruno, specifically, singing the song We don’t talk about Bruno. Surprisingly for the entire cast of the movie and for the creator of the OST, this song has made history by placing at number 1 on the Billboard chart. The Billboard Hot 100 combines official audio and video airplay figures, radio airplay and US sales data.
We don’t talk about Bruno has more than 76 million plays on Spotify (in the U.S. alone) and, also, leads the worldwide YouTube video chart, making it the biggest hit in recent Disney history.
But with the Encanto single and album, it is the first time that Disney has had one of its songs and its soundtrack simultaneously lead the Billboard 200 and the Hot 100. And not only have they led it, but they have already been number one on this well-known list for four weeks. Although this success can not only be seen in the United States but, all over the world, people can’t stop humming this addictive song.
The song by Puerto Rican-born musician, actor and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda equals the achievement of Aladdin’s A Whole New World, which reached No. 1 in March 1993 with the voices of Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle.
Despite this song being the most successful of the film, it was not the one chosen by Disney to opt for the Oscar for Best Original Song, a fact that they regret when they see the positive numbers that the song is reaping. However, the song chosen for the award and that can opt to win the golden statuette is also very good. It is Dos Oruguitas, also written by Miranda and performed by Sebastián Yatra, a very emotional song that has pleased most viewers.
Lin-Manuel Miranda says he is stunned by the triumph of this soundtrack. “I am happily surprised. My phone is 90% my friends who send me their kids singing ‘Encanto’ songs, and if it’s not their kids, it’s some kids they saw on TikTok. So, it’s an incredible gift”, commented the songwriter
Likewise, the songwriter believes that Encanto is well suited for Broadway and hopes that in the future it can become a major musical in the flesh.