Billboard’s Most Successful Movie Songs Before “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”

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Throughout the history of cinema, many films have marked the public with their story, their adaptation, their photography and their performances, but only a few have managed to conquer with their soundtracks or main themes to the degree of positioning themselves in the popularity charts. Such is the case of We’re not talking about Bruno [No se habla de Bruno]a song that is currently at the top of the chart Hot 100 from Billboard.

Charmthe new animated musical from disney It was released on the big screen in November 2021 without generating great expectations in the public compared to Frozen or recent live action from Mulan, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, to name a few. About a month later, the film directed by Byron Howard and Jared Brush reach the platform diffusion of the company and it is from this moment that the magic exploded.

The song became one of the most popular from the soundtrack.

In a few days, the soundtrack composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Germain Franco achieved first place in Billboard 200, ranking which rewards the most popular musical productions. In fact, he managed to overthrow 30the new record production of Adele which was in the first place for about six weeks and caused a stir to be the triumphant return of the British singer-songwriter.

But in the soundtrack is the most popular song of the moment, according to the Hot 100 from Billboard. is about There is no mention of Brunotheme performed in Spanish by Colombians Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Diane Guerreroin addition to Stephanie Beatriz, Rhenzy Feliz and Adassa, other cast members. It must be remembered that disney did not submit this piece as the film’s main theme for consideration in the category “Best Original Songnext Oscarsit was rather two caterpillars.

After the success achieved "Let it go", Dina Menzel and the performers of the song in different languages ​​performed in a performance at the 92nd Academy Awards.  (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
After the success of “Let it go”, Dina Menzel and the performers of the song in different languages ​​held a performance at the 92nd Academy Awards. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

It is not the first time that the soundtrack of a film becomes the audience’s favourite. In 2019 it was created Frozen II, the sequel to the fantastical story that shocked children’s audiences almost a decade ago. In the soundtrack are songs like Some things never change, Into the unknown, When I’m older, Lost in the woods, Show yourself, The next good thing, Among others. However, Everything is foundinterpreted by Evan Rachel WoodIt was the most played song.

The film’s album broke the record for most times at number one in Billboard Soundtrack Chart accumulating approximately 45 consecutive weeks. With this, the production of disney managed to outdo herself, as in 2013 she managed to get the first film’s soundtrack on the top for 44 weeks. He also managed to position himself in the first places of the list Billboard 200.

During the recordings of the film, there were speculations about a possible romance between the protagonists.  (The Grosby Group)
During the recordings of the film, there were speculations about a possible romance between the protagonists. (The Grosby Group)

It must be remembered that Frozen It has one of the most famous themes of recent times. is about Let it gosong performed in English by Idina Menzel, who was in the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the best-selling song of 2014 with over 10 million copies and which to this day is still remembered by thousands of fans around the world. You have to remember that it became a success for the production house because won the Oscar for “best original song In that same year.

In 2018 it was created A star is born, a film that will mark a turning point in the artistic career of Lady Gaga since for the first time she plays in a project for the seventh art. In the soundtrack highlighted the main theme shallowcomposed by the American singer-songwriter herself who performed alongside the actor bradley cooper For the movie. The song spent around 20 weeks in the chart above the top 50 and after week 45 it dropped out of the top.

However, it represented a milestone in Lady Gaga’s musical career when she entered the Billboard Hot 100 after approximately seven years since the success she had with born like this in 2011. The song is also considered a triumph in Bradley Cooper’s career as it first appeared on the music charts as he had not ventured into it until then.

Before "A pretty woman" Julia Roberts had already ventured into film, she had also been nominated for an Oscar, but the film was a big hit in her career and later she acted in more romantic films.
Before “Pretty Woman” Julia Roberts had already ventured into the movies, she had also been nominated for the Oscar, but the film was a big hit in her career and later she starred in more romantic films.

One of the most memorable themes of the last century is Oh, pretty woman from Roy Orbison. The song flooded radio stations in the 1960s, when rock and roll was the genre par excellence, spending five weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and only topping one. The song not only became a musical hit, it became a silver screen classic alongside Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in the movie beautiful woman (1990).

The song has regained the hair of the beast within the classification thanks to the film which earned Julia Roberts a second nomination for the Oscarsr, but it was not the only one. In the soundtrack, he also pointed out I must have been in love which will go down in history as an icon of romantic comedies and is one of the most famous songs of Roxette.

The song premiered in 1987, but as part of holiday festivities under the name Christmas for the broken hearted. Two years later, the necessary adjustments are made to fit into the context of A pretty woman succeed in positioning yourself at number one Billboard.

In addition to the main theme, this scene from "titanic" is considered one of the most famous in cinema (The Grosby Group)
Besides the main theme, this scene from “Titanic” is considered one of the most famous in cinema (The Grosby Group)

Another song that made history thanks to the cinema is Lady Marmelade, original song by patti labelle which premiered in 1975 with number one on Billboard Hot 100but he picked up the slack with the version that was made for the soundtrack of red Mill (2001). The film, starring Natalie Mendoza, Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Lenguizamo, among others, featured the song performed by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya and Pink.

the blanket had a music video that left more than one speechless due to the sensuality of the singers, who managed to lead the same ranking of Billboard with their collaboration, in addition to the fact that each of them was in the top of the best known singers of the moment.

my heart Will Go On It is considered one of the most successful themes that have passed through the cinema. Celine Dion shocked the world with his unique rendition that has spanned generations since 1997 with the creation of titaniceven ranked number one on the Billboard Hot 100 since its launch and has been maintained for several months.

As "titanic", "Ghost: Shadow of Love has one of the most famous scenes in cinema and "raging melody" remains in force.  (The Grosby Group)
Like “Titanic”, “Ghost: the shadow of love” has one of the most famous scenes in cinema and “Unchained melody” remains relevant. (The Grosby Group)

In 2017, on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, Celine Dion recalled her greatest success during the presentation of the Billboard Music Awards. It’s been 25 years since the song hit radio and later music platforms, but it’s still a classic.

These are some of the songs that have marked the history of cinema internationally, but they are not the only ones. Disney surprised the world with Hakuna Matata from Lion King, An ideal world from Aladdin and other melodies from his classic films. Ghost, shadow of love moved with its main theme in 1990; the saga of Rocky It has one of the most recognized soundtracks of all time; John Travolta dazzled by his steps to the rhythm of the Bee Gees in Saturday Night Fever and the classic songs of ABBA turned into a musical with Mama Mia.

The songs that have shone in the seventh art have become international hits that will be passed down from generation to generation because the films in which they appeared are considered cinema classics.

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