The hype for “Let It Go” has finally died down, but the Frozen track left a legacy not seen by Disney for a long time. The song, sung by Idina Menzel, sky rocketed on Billboard‘s Hot 100, and carried the Frozen soundtrack to number 1, making it the first Disney film to do so since Pocahontas in 1995.
Though, Disney is no stranger to crafting popular music, many of today’s listeners weren’t quite used to hearing a princess on the radio. In 2014, parents had to battle their children if they had any hopes of escaping the Frozen soundtrack for their own peace of mind. But, From Phil Collins to Elton John, Elsa’s (Menzel) music stardom is in good company!
Check out these other Disney classics that went on to be Billboard chart toppers!
“Beauty and the Beast” Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, No. 9 Hot 100, 1992, Beauty and the Beast
“A Whole New World,” Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle, No. 1 (one week) Hot 100, 1993, Aladdin
“Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” Elton John, No. 4 Hot 100, 1994, The Lion King
“Circle of Life,” Elton John, No. 18 Hot 100, 1994, The Lion King
“Hakuna Matata,” Jimmy Cliff featuring Lebo M, No. 26 Adult Contemporary, 1995, The Lion King
“Colors of the Wind,” Vanessa Williams, No. 4 Hot 100, 1995, Pocahontas
“Someday,” All-4-One, No. 30 Hot 100, 1996, The Hunchback of Notre Dame
“Go the Distance,” Michael Bolton, No. 24 Hot 100, 1997, Hercules
“Reflection,” Christina Aguilera, No. 19 Adult Contemporary, 1998, Mulan
“You’ll Be in My Heart,” Phil Collins, No. 1 (19 weeks) Adult Contemporary, 1999, Tarzan
“Strangers Like Me,” Phil Collins, No. 10 Adult Contemporary, 1999, Tarzan
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