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.”
Just behind “Bruno” on the Disney GOAT ranking now is “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” Elton John’s recording of the love theme from the 1994 Disney epic The Lion King. The song spent 26 weeks on the Hot 100 and peaked at No. 4, while helping the accompanying soundtrack top the Billboard 200 for 10 weeks and eventually earn a diamond certification from the RIAA. Below that is another romantic ballad from the ’90s: “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme),” performed by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, which became the first (and until this February, only) song from an animated Disney movie to top the Hot 100, in early 1993.
The highest-ranking song from the first 20 years of the 20th century is Idina Menzel’s rendition of “Let It Go,” from Frozen, at No. 4. Menzel’s version of the song reached No. 5 on the Hot 100 in 2014 — while pop star Demi Lovato’s re-recording of the megaballad also reached the top 40, hitting No. 38. (Lovato’s version of the song now ranks at No. 13 on our listing.) Moana, from 2016, also sees its main theme represented by a pair of recordings on our list, with Auli’i Cravalho’s version of “How Far I’ll Go” now landing at No. 15 and Alessia Cara’s rendition falling in at No. 20.
In addition to the Encanto songs, our GOAT Disney Songs Chart now includes an even newer entry from the 2020s: “Nobody Like U,” by the fictional boy band 4*TOWN, from March’s Pixar co-production Turning Red, which now lands at No. 27 on our listing. The song, written and produced by recent Oscar winners Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, ranks at No. 49 on this week’s Hot 100, after debuting at No. 51 the previous week.
Take a look at our complete Greatest of All Time Disney songs ranking below, which we’ll update as the Encanto and Turning Redsongs continue to grow.
Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Disney Songs Chart Rank, Title, Artist, Movie, Hot 100 Peak Position/Year 1. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast, Encanto (No. 1, 2022) 2. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” Elton John, The Lion King (No. 4, 1994) 3. “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme),” Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle, Aladdin (No. 1, one week, 1993) 4. “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel, Frozen (No. 5, 2014) 5. “Colors of the Wind,” Vanessa Williams, Pocahontas (No. 4, 1995) 6. “Beauty and the Beast,” Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson, Beauty and the Beast (No. 9, 1992) 7. “Surface Pressure,” Jessica Darrow, Encanto (No. 8, 2022) 8. “Circle of Life,” Elton John, The Lion King (No. 18, 1994) 9. “Go the Distance,” Michael Bolton, Hercules (No. 24, 1997) 10. “You’ll Be in My Heart,” Phil Collins, Tarzan (No. 21, 1999) 11. “Someday,” All-4-One, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (No. 30, 1996) 12. “The Family Madrigal,” Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz & Encanto Cast, Encanto (No. 20, 2022) 13. “Let It Go,” Demi Lovato, Frozen (No. 38, 2014) 14. “What Else Can I Do?,” Diane Guerrero & Stephanie Beatriz, Encanto (No. 27, 2022) 15. “How Far I’ll Go,” Auli’i Cravalho, Moana (No. 41, 2017) 16. “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn & Katie Lopez, Frozen (No. 51, 2014) 17. “Dos Oruguitas,” Sebastian Yatra, Encanto (No. 36, 2022) 18. “Little Wonders,” Rob Thomas, Meet the Robinsons (No. 58, 2007) 19. “For the First Time in Forever,” Kristen Bell & Idina Menzel, Frozen (No. 57, 2014) 20. “How Far I’ll Go,” Alessia Cara, Moana (No. 56, 2017) 21. “Waiting on a Miracle,” Stephanie Beatriz, Encanto (No. 48, 2022) 22. “Into the Unknown,” Idina Menzel & AURORA, Frozen II (No. 46, 2019) 23. “Try Everything,” Shakira, Zootopia (No. 63, 2016) 24. “You’re Welcome,” Dwayne Johnson, Moana (No. 65, 2017) 25. “Immortals,” Fall Out Boy, Big Hero 6 (No. 72, 2015) 26. “All of You,” Stephanie Beatriz, Olga Merediz, John Leguizamo, Adassa, Maluma & Encanto Cast, Encanto (No. 71, 2022) 27. “Nobody Like U,” 4*TOWN, Turning Red (No. 49, 2022) 28. “Love Is an Open Door,” Kristen Bell & Santino Fontana, Frozen (No. 49, 2014) 29. “Show Yourself,” Idina Menzel & Evan Rachel Wood, Frozen II (No. 70, 2019) 30. “We Know the Way,” Opetaia Foa’i & Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moana (No. 93, 2016)
Billboard’s Greatest of All-Time Disney songs ranking is based on weekly performance on the Hot 100 (from its inception on Aug. 4, 1958, through April 9, 2022) and comprises songs that appear in theatrically-released films via Walt Disney Animation Studios. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower spots earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates during various periods. Songs are ranked based on a formula blending performance, as outlined above.
Additional reporting by Leila Cobo.