All 8 Songs From "Encanto," Ranked From Worst To Best

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Encanto is Disney's newest animated movie, which means there's a brand-new set of songs for you to listen to over and over.

Until they are fused to your brain forever! You will never know peace again!

Until they are fused to your brain forever! You will never know peace again!

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The songs, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, are practically impossible to rank, but someone had to be brave and try anyway.

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So here are all the songs from Encanto, ranked from worst to best:

I am using the word "worst" as loosely as possible here, because every single song is terrific. No skips!

8."Waiting on a Miracle"

SORRY, MIRABEL. This was an impossible decision but one of these songs had to go in eighth place. That said, Stephanie Beatriz sang this song beautifully. It was also a refreshing change to have a Disney heroine's main song be on the sadder side compared to

SORRY, MIRABEL. This was an impossible decision but one of these songs had to go in eighth place. That said, Stephanie Beatriz sang this song beautifully. It was also a refreshing change to have a Disney heroine's main song be on the sadder side compared to "Let It Go" and "How Far I'll Go."

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7."Colombia, Mi Encanto"

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This is one of two songs in the movie that isn't sung by one of the characters, but Carlos Vives is an icon and this song is pure joy. It's a traditional Colombian vallenato, and you're a liar if you say it didn't make you want to dance (or at least tap your foot). Sure, it's not driven by plot or character like many of the other songs, but I don't care and neither should you.

6."What Else Can I Do?"

This is where I remind you that these songs are all really good and I love each of them, so these rankings are very, very close.

This is where I remind you that these songs are all really good and I love each of them, so these rankings are very, very close. "What Else Can I Do?" is an (amazing!) anthem to imperfection and if it happens to sound a lot like late '90s Shakira, then it's all the better for it. Isabela breaks free from her fake smiles and "perfect, practiced poses" while her little sister cheers her on. It's beautiful!

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5."All of You"

This song might not be as high on the list if not for two moments that had me in tears. The first was when the neighbors came to help the Madrigals rebuild their house (

This song might not be as high on the list if not for two moments that had me in tears. The first was when the neighbors came to help the Madrigals rebuild their house ("Lay down your load, we are only down the road"), and then when Mirabel's family let her know how much they appreciated her ("We see how bright you burn, we see how brave you've been"). It also wraps up every character's arc in four and a half minutes, which is pretty neat.

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4."The Family Madrigal"

Opening numbers are crucial for musicals, and I'll say it:

Opening numbers are crucial for musicals, and I'll say it: "The Family Madrigal" is my favorite Disney opening number in a long time. It introduces the whole family, Mirabel's complicated feelings about not having a gift, and even the family's refusal to discuss the whole Bruno situation. I don't know how Stephanie Beatriz managed to sing so many words (it is a FAST song), but I'm grateful she did.

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3."Surface Pressure"

Oh Luisa, you poor girl.

Oh Luisa, you poor girl. "Surface Pressure" is painfully relatable to older sisters everywhere, but it really applies to anybody who's ever felt the burden of responsibility. It's the kind of song that kids will love for its infectious, reggaeton-inspired beat, while all the adults in the room have an existential crisis (please give all the Luisas in your life a hug). The music and lyrics, along with Jessica Darrow's singing, are bound to make this song one of the most played tracks from the album.

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2."Dos Oruguitas"

As much as I love this song, I try not to listen to it too much to avoid crying in the middle of the day. It isn't sung by any of the characters, but Sebastián Yatra's voice is the perfect fit for this tearjerker. The lyrics — which are about letting your loved ones go so that they (and you) can move forward — apply to Abuela's relationship with Mirabel and the whole family, but can also be about her attachment to her late husband's memory. Yatra himself said that he sang the song as though he were voicing Abuelo Pedro's message to Alma, just in case you wanted to cry even more. The song was recorded in Spanish and English, so you can enjoy the lyrics in either language.

As much as I love this song, I try not to listen to it too much to avoid crying in the middle of the day. It isn't sung by any of the characters, but Sebastián Yatra's voice is the perfect fit for this tearjerker. The lyrics — which are about letting your loved ones go so that they (and you) can move forward — apply to Abuela's relationship with Mirabel and the whole family, but can also be about her attachment to her late husband's memory. Yatra himself said that he sang the song as though he were voicing Abuelo Pedro's message to Alma, just in case you wanted to cry even more. The song was recorded in Spanish and English, so you can enjoy the lyrics in either language.

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1.And finally, in first place (duh): "We Don't Talk About Bruno"

Obviously,

Obviously, "We Don't Talk About Bruno" is well on its way to becoming a Disney classic. And it should be because it is perfect. It blends at least three music genres, explains to the audience and Mirabel why the family refuses to talk about Bruno, and has that kind of earworm quality that promises to lodge itself in your brain forever. My favorite part has to be how each character sings their verse with so much personality. Pepa is emotional while Félix tries to calm her down, Dolores practically whispers because her power is super hearing, Camilo tries to be as dramatic as possible, and Isabela is dainty and delicate. Like I said, perfect.

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