We Don’t Talk About Bruno, from the animated movie Encanto, has turn into the first unique Disney song to reach No 1 within the UK charts.
Written by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, it has taken over the lives of kids – and their dad and mom – in a lot the identical method as Let It Go, from Disney movie Frozen, did practically a decade in the past.
The ensemble song, telling the story of the mysterious uncle Bruno in Miranda’s usually rhythmic and loquacious fashion, is carried out by Rhenzy Feliz, Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Diane Guerrero and Carolina Gaitán.
One other song from the soundtrack, Floor Strain – carried out by Jessica Darrow – is at No 5 this week, whereas The Household Madrigal, a song that introduces the agricultural Colombian world of the movie, is at No 15.
Gareth Gates, the singer who got here to fame on 2002’s Pop Idol earlier than having 4 UK No 1s, may argue that he had the first Disney song to reach No 1. His recording of Elvis Presley’s Suspicious Minds, one half of a double A-side single with Pop Idol winner Will Younger in 2002, was included on the soundtrack to Disney movie Lilo & Sew. We Don’t Talk About Bruno is subsequently – strictly talking – the first unique Disney song to reach the highest.
The short and explosive reputation of We Don’t Talk About Bruno, abetted by its viral manifestation on TikTok, the place followers act out numerous characters, means it has turn into a chart success in a method that different Disney songs haven’t beforehand managed.
The ever present Let It Go was extra of a slow-burn success, reaching a excessive of No 11 in its 70 weeks on the UK chart, starting in 2013.
Celine Dion earned her first UK Prime 10 hit along with her title ballad from 1992’s Magnificence and the Beast, which reached No 9, whereas Elton John had two Prime 20 hits with songs from The Lion King in 1994: Circle of Life and Can You Really feel the Love Tonight. The massive ballad from Aladdin, A Entire New World, reached No 12 in 1994, carried out by Peabo Bryson – additionally Dion’s duet companion on Magnificence and the Beast – and Regina Belle.
It’s the largest success but for Miranda throughout his tenure at Disney, the place he has regularly acted and contributed songs, starting with 2016’s animated fable Moana.
He has acted within the studio’s Mary Poppins Returns and DuckTales, written music for the ultimate Star Wars movie trilogy, and collaborated with longtime Disney songwriter Alan Menken on songs for the forthcoming reside motion remake of The Little Mermaid, to be launched in 2023.
Miranda additionally wrote 11 songs and offered voice performing for the Sony Photos Animation movie Vivo, launched in July 2021.
We Don’t Talk About Bruno knocks final week’s No 1, the sweary teen angst anthem ABCDEFU by 17-year-old singer Gayle, to No 2. Adele’s Simple on Me spends its 14th week on the chart at No 3, and Nigerian vocalist Fireboy DML’s observe Peru, assisted by Ed Sheeran on a remix, rises to No 4.
Within the album chart, indie-poppers the Wombats earn their first No 1 with their fifth LP, Repair Your self, Not the World.