Frozen is Disney’s highest-grossing film of all time, making more money than a human being could count if it was all put before them.
And one of the things that propelled the flick to stratospheric heights on the pop culture radar is its music, its OSCAR-winning music.
Two songs in particular have truly caught on, becoming pop culture phenoms. The first is “Let It Go,” which pop star Demi Lovato and Broadway singer Idina Menzel have both had major hits with, and the second is “Love Is An Open Door.” Even two dudes from the Navy baseball team are lip-synching that one:
And then there’s this video of a man and a woman lip-synching it too, with over 10 MILLION views in a month!!!
Demi Lovato’s version of “Let It Go” has had over 135 MILLION views:
John Travolta introduced Idina Menzel as “Adele Dazeem,” on the Oscars, and that performance really helped “Let It Go” go viral:
As of March 12, 2014, the soundtrack for Frozen spent fourteen consecutive weeks on top of Billboard Top Soundtracks. On the US Billboard 200, the album debuted at #18, the highest chart position for the soundtrack in an animated film since the 2006 film Cars. It later moved up to #10, becoming the tenth soundtrack from an animated film to reach top 10. The soundtrack subsequently moved to #4, which is the highest position for an animated film soundtrack since Disney’s Pocahontas in 1995. In the week ending January 5, 2014, Frozen reached No. 1, surpassing Beyoncé‘s self-titled album to become the fourth animated film soundtrack in history to reach this position. It remained at number one for a second consecutive week, becoming the first theatrical film soundtrack to stay at No. 1 for multiple weeks since Dreamgirls in early 2007, and the first animated film to spend more than one week at No. 1 since Disney’s The Lion King in 1994 and 1995.With ten non-consecutive weeks at number one, Frozen earned the most weeks at No. 1 for a soundtrack since Titanic in 1998. Pretty amazing!
Frozen was the fifth best-selling soundtrack album in the US in 2013 with 338,000 copies sold for the year. On January 5, 2014, it topped the iTunes chart at No. 1 for album sales, selling over 165,000 copies. The soundtrack sold 2.1 million copies in the US as of April 16, 2014. Nearly half of these were digital sales, making the album the best-selling soundtrack in digital history.
If you ask anyone with kids what music they’re listening to these days, you’re bound to hear “The Frozen soundtrack.” It’s ubiquitous. And parents generally like singing along to the songs, though they can get annoying when their kids want to hear the same songs over and over and over.
Disney really hit the ball out of the park with Frozen!