The hit song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the Disney animated film “Encanto” is, arguably, bigger than “Frozen’s” “Let It Go.”
The news: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” — a song from Lin-Manuel Miranda — recently surpassed the “Frozen” masterpiece “Let It Go” as the biggest Disney song to make the Billboard Hot 100 list, according to Entertainment Weekly.
By the numbers: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” reached No. 4 on the top 100 list, per tracking data.
- The song had 29 million streams.
- There were more than 8,000 downloads sold.
- “Let It Go” only reached No. 5 on the top 100 in April 2014.
Flashback: The only bigger song was the “Aladdin” banger “A Whole New World,” which hit No. 1 in 1993.
- Similarly, Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” reached the No. 4 spot in 1994.
- Vanessa Williams’ tune from the “Pocahontas” soundtrack — “Colors of the Wind” — hit No. 4 in 1995, too.
How it happened: Per The Wall Street Journal, the song has been translated into several languages, allowing it to find success across the world.
- The studio worked to make sure the song — even when translated across various languages — had the same song and vibe.
- “These are not typically direct translations,” director Jared Bush told The Wall Street Journal. “If a different word needs to come in or the way this is said needs to adjust, it should feel like the way it feels to us in whatever language feels very comfortable.”