The Disney soundtrack canon officially has its first new addition of the 2020s, thanks to the accompanying set to the breakout hit animated film Encanto. The soundtrack first topped the Billboard 200 albums chart dated Jan. 15, while also notching a pair of top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, the Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (credited to Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz and the Encanto Cast) and “Surface Pressure” (Jessica Darrow) — with “Bruno” becoming the first song from an animated Disney film to hit No. 1 since 1993 (on the chart dated Feb. 5).
But where do the two huge hits (along with other charting songs from Encanto) rank among the biggest-ever hits from animated Disney films on the Hot 100, including classics from ’90s Golden Age blockbusters Aladdin, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, as well as more recent favorites from 2010s hits Frozen and Moana? Enter Billboard‘s Greatest of All Time Disney songs ranking — the 30 biggest hits from animated Disney movies in Hot 100 history — which is now led by “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.”
“Bruno” tops the listing after having spent five straight weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 this winter — most recently on the chart dated March 5 — which is the longest any hit from an animated Disney movie has spent atop the chart. (The song currently ranks at No. 8, on the Hot 100 dated April 9, with a total of 14 weeks spent on the chart thus far.)
It’s the highest of seven songs from Encanto to appear on the ranking: “Surface Pressure” appears below it at No. 7 (having hit No. 8 on the Feb. 12-dated Hot 100), followed by “The Family Madrigal” (Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz & Encanto Cast, which peaked at No. 20 on the Hot 100 dated Feb. 5) at No. 12, “What Else Can I Do?” (Diane Guerrero & Stephanie Beatriz, a Hot 100 peak of No. 27) at No. 14, “Dos Oruguitas” (Sebastian Yatra, No. 36) at No. 17, “Waiting on a Miracle” (Stephanie Beatriz, No. 48) at No. 21 and “All of You” (Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz, John Leguizamo, Adassa, Maluma & Encanto Cast, No. 71) at No. 27.
“This is great news because it shows the power, the colors and how much Latin culture means to the world. It invites people to create and talk about diversity — the chachachá rhythm on which the song is built is proof of that,” says Colombian singer and actor Mauro Castillo, who voices Felix in Encanto and performed his part of “Bruno” at the Academy Awards in March. “For me, as an artist, it is a huge step in my career, and as an Afro Colombian it is one more step towards inclusion. Productions like this one help show a bigger picture of who we are as a nation. As Colombians we have the possibility of writing thousands of stories based on our resilience.”