The Disney song that is surpassing the global success of 'Let It Go'

·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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The insanely catchy We Don't Talk About Bruno looks set to top the charts (Disney)
The insanely catchy We Don't Talk About Bruno looks set to top the charts (Disney)

The song 'We Don’t Talk About Bruno’, from the soundtrack to Disney's latest animation Encanto, looks set to top the UK singles chart this coming weekend.

Composed by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and performed by Carolina Gaitán (La Gaita), Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto cast, it will be Miranda's first ever UK number one. The Encanto Original Motion Picture Soundtrack currently sits at number one on the UK Official Compilation and Soundtrack chart.

The song has become a genuine phenomenon for Disney after the film was released in November, becoming the Hollywood studios biggest musical hit since Idina Menzel's ubiquitous 'Let It Go' from 2013's Frozen.

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In North America, the song — whose video has had over 100m views on YouTube) has reached number four in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the biggest hit from Disney's animated filmography ever, according to tracking data from the publication.

Hear a snippet from We Don't Talk About Bruno below

'Let It Go', the previous title holder, peaked at number five on the Billboard chart in 2014, and only reached 42 in the UK Official Singles Chart.

The other Disney hits to have surpassed Bruno's Billboard success are Aladdin's 'A Whole New World' (#1), The Lion King's Can You Feel The Love Tonight (#4), and Pocahontas' Colours of the Wind (#4).

We Don't Talk About Bruno is about John Leguizamo's Bruno (Disney)
We Don't Talk About Bruno is about John Leguizamo's Bruno (Disney)

The rapid rise of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno', an ensemble song about John Leguizamo's misunderstood character, has also been helped by Encanto's early launch on Disney+ on 24 December, allowing families to indulge in repeat viewings over the festive period.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 03: Lin-Manuel Miranda attends Disney Studios' premiere of
Lin-Manuel Miranda attends Disney Studios' premiere of "Encanto" (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Google also reports that 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' is the most searched lyrics — globally — over the past week.

Tracks ‘Surface Pressure’ and ‘The Family Madrigal’ are at number five and number 16 respectively on the UK Chart Update, while the Encanto Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — available now on Walt Disney Records/UMC  is the only album with three songs in the top 20 on the UK Official Singles Chart, outperforming Adele, the Weeknd, Ed Sheeran and all other artists.

Encanto is streaming on Disney+.

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