It’s making headlines, breaking records, and making everyone talk about it, even though we shouldn’t talk about it according to the Madrigals.
We are talking about “Bruno,” as the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda from the latest Disney animation Encanto makes history, tying with Aladdin’s “A Whole New World.” It broke records as the highest-charting song of all time from a Disney animated film.
After it ranked No.2, besting “Let It Go” from “Frozen” on the Billboard Hot 100 for the whole of January, the Encanto banger reaches to No. 1 this week, acquiring the same title as Alan Menken’s “A Whole New World” performed by Brad Kane and Lea Salonga.
They’re the only two Disney animated movies original songs that have reached the peak of the Billboard Hot 100. With actors and musicians Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Rhenzy Feliz, Carolina Gaitán, Diane Guerrero working together to create this masterpiece, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is considered as a unique combo number to attain the highest position on the American charts.
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John from “The Lion King,” which ranked No. 4 in 1994 and “Colors of the Wind” by Vanessa Williams from “Pocahontas,” which attained No. 5 position in 1995, remains the only Disney animated films songs to reach top five positions in the US.
In a shocking turn of events, “Bruno” has taken over as the country’s top track with 34.9 million streams in the US as per Billboard and is more than twice as many as Adele’s “Easy on Me,” which only gained 14.1 million streams.
“Bruno”’s accompanying soundtrack album is also the first soundtrack to reach the Billboard 200 summit album charts following the Frozen II album previously in 2019.
We were told to not talk about him, but we couldn’t resist the charm of his beats and tunes. Bruno has made the magical and fantastical family Madrigal proud after all.