The midweeks did not lie. Whether it is the January lull, a quirk of nature, or just that the movie and its songs are genuinely that much in demand right now, who can say. But We Don’t Talk About Bruno is, quite sensationally, the No.1 single of the week in Britain.
It was a detail that was picked up by media outlets worldwide. As long as you overlook the Gareth Gates recording of Suspicious Minds as heard in Lilo & Stitch, the “Encanto” soundtrack single is indeed the first song from a Disney musical soundtrack to make it to the top of the British charts. Let It Go even at the height of “Frozen” mania never even climbed past No.11.
What is just as fascinating though is the rather convoluted credit for the song. Official Charts’ graphic above neatly sidesteps the issue by crediting Bruno to “Cast Of Encanto”, primarily for practical graphical reasons, but also because that’s actually the most common-sense way to present it. But that’s not how the label itself has chosen to present the track, based on the metadata submitted to the charts database.
We Don’t Talk About Bruno is actually credited to each of the singers and voice actors who contribute to the ensemble track, meaning its full chart listing should actually read “Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, and Stephanie Beatriz” (although Spotify also adds “Encanto - Cast” to the metadata, primarily to help seed its search engine). It is a credit that is too long for the spreadsheet data files sent out to media partners, so the full list is truncated in these (and also I’m guessing in the front end of the charts database itself).