We want to talk about Bruno!

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The hit song from the Disney animation film, Encanto, which debut in theatres on 24 November 2021, has become one of Disney studio’s most famous songs in 26 years. The previous record was kept by Disney’s Frozen’s “Let It Go”. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is a song from Disney’s 2021 animated feature film Encanto, with music and lyrics written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” is an all-time worldwide success story. According to magazines, Forbes and Billboard, the song became a tremendous success just a week after Encanto became available for streaming on Disney (and yes Disney Plus is coming to South Africa!). They also report that the song reached number one on US Spotify, while the music and lyric videos garnered over 30 million views and 10 million views in its first week, respectively. Until 7 January 2022, the song has remained the best trending video on YouTube since its release on 28 December 2021. It also topped the iTunes and Apple Music charts, and became a popular sound on the video-sharing app, TikTok. Not to mention the number of covers that have been uploaded on YouTube. At the time of this article, we found over 100,000 covers of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”.

“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” has been released in 46 languages, including Bulgarian, Vietnamese, Russian, Norwegian, Japanese and German.

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Earlier this month, Disney released an accompanying video that features the lyrics performed in 21 of the languages it was recorded in – including English, Portuguese, Greek and Hungarian – which has attracted more than 13 million views on YouTube.

Want to sing along? Here are the lyrics:

We don't talk about Bruno, no, no, no!

We don't talk about Bruno... 

but It was my wedding day
It was our wedding day

We were getting ready, and there wasn't a cloud in the sky
No clouds allowed in the sky
Bruno walks in with a mischievous grin-

Thunder!!

You telling this story, or am I?
I'm sorry, mi vida, go onBruno says, "It looks like rain"

Why did he tell us?

In doing so, he floods my brain
Abuela, get the umbrellas
Married in a hurricane

What a joyous day... but anyway

We don't talk about Bruno, no, no, no!
We don't talk about Bruno! Hey! 
Grew to live in fear of Bruno stuttering or stumbling

I could always hear him sort of muttering and mumbling
I associate him with the sound of falling sand, ch-ch-ch
It's a heavy lift, with a gift so humbling

Always left Abuela and the family fumbling
Grappling with prophecies they couldn't understand
Do you understand?

A seven-foot frame
Rats along his back
When he calls your name
It all fades to black
Yeah, he sees your dreams
And feasts on your screams (hey!)

We don't talk about Bruno, no, no, no! (We don't talk about Bruno, no, no, no!)
We don't talk about Bruno (we don't talk about Bruno!)He told me my fish would die
The next day: dead! (No, no!)

He told me I'd grow a gut!
And just like he said... (no, no!)

He said that all my hair would disappear, now look at my head (no, no! Hey!)
Your fate is sealed when your prophecy is read! He told me that the life of my dreams would be promised, and someday be mine

He told me that my power would grow, like the grapes that thrive on the vine
Óye, Mariano's on his way

He told me that the man of my dreams would be just out of reach
Betrothed to another
It's like I hear him now

Hey sis, I want not a sound out of you (it's like I can hear him now)
I can hear him now

Um, Bruno...
Yeah, about that Bruno...
I really need to know about Bruno...
Gimmie the truth and the whole truth, Bruno

(Isabella, your boyfriend's here)

Time for dinner! 

A seven-foot frame (it was my wedding day, it was our wedding day)
Rats along his back (we were getting ready)
When he calls your name (and there wasn't a cloud in the sky)
It all fades to black (no clouds allowed in the sky!)Yeah, he sees your dreams (Bruno walks in with a mischievous grin-)

And feasts on your screams (thunder!)

You telling this story, or am I?

I'm sorry, mi vida, go on (óye, Mariano's on his way)Bruno says, "It looks like rain" (a seven-foot frame, rats along his back)

In doing so, he floods my brain

Married in a hurricane

He's here! Don't talk about Bruno, no! (Why did I talk about Bruno?)

Not a word about Bruno

I never should've brought up Bruno!

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