Top 10 ‘High School Musical’ Songs

October 31 13:01 2013

The wildcats are back! After five long years, the High School Musical cast is reuniting for charity.

To celebrate the reunion of the East High gang, has compiled a list of the best High School Musical songs. The list only includes movies from the three High School Musical, not the incredibly disappointing, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.

The first High School Musical film was released in 2006 on the Disney Channel. It introduced the world to Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens). Gabriella was a nerd turned singer. Troy was a basketball guy turned singer. The two had a forbidden love, because their friends didn’t approve, and they worked it out through song and dance. Because of the popularity of the films, the cast, excluding Efron, went on tour performing the songs live.

High School Musical 2 set the record for the most-watched Disney channel original movie, according to Variety. There were 17.2 million viewers for the premiere. The second film follows the gang during summer break and their summer jobs at Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) and Ryan (Lucas Grabeel) Evans’ country club.

High School Musical 3 was shown in theaters and told the story of the senior year. Troy and Gabriella ended up heading to college 32.7 miles apart. Taylor went to Yale, Chad (Corbin Bleu) went to the University of Albuquerque. Ryan went to Julliard. Sharpay got a movie to herself. Everybody got their happy ending.

While the plotlines are great, what makes High School Musical the best is the music. There are (many) heartbreaking ballads by Gabriella and there are group numbers with cool choreography. High School Musical is a kids’ classic and a large part of childhoods across the globe.

Below are the top ten songs from the High School Musical . Feel free to sing along.

10. ”Just Wanna Be With You”

It isn’t the song itself that puts “Just Wanna Be With You” on the list. What puts the song on the list is how adorable Troy and Gabriella are in the song. They are rehearsing for the senior year school musical and doing flirty cute things. Kudos to Efron for not falling when climbing those seats.

9. ”Start Of Something New”

The song that started it all. “The Start of Something New” was the karaoke song that Troy and Gabriella sang when they met at the lodge during winter break. It was the first time Gabriella sang without fainting and it was the first time Troy sang in front of a crowd.

8. ”All For One”

“All For One” was sung in the second High School Musical film. It was the final number. And, when performing, Miley Cyrus makes a cameo. “All For One” has a dance battle in the middle, which is pretty cool. I think the guys won.

7. ”Night To Remember”

For the musical, in the third film, the cast stages the perfect prom. Hands down, “Night To Remember” has the most difficult and impressive choreography. My feet hurt just looking at the girls dancing in those heels.

6. ”What Time Is It?”

A simple question to open the second movie. It pumped up the students for summer vacation. Bleu showed his dance moves in this song.

5. ”Get’cha Head In The Game”

“Get’cha Head In The Game” is a High School Musical classic. I mean, they played basketball and sang. It is in the first movie and is absolutely wonderful.

4. ”I Want It All”

When making this list, I had the tough decision of deciding whether to use “Fabulous” or “I Want It All.” I decided to go with the song that appeared in the final film. “I Want it All” is typical Sharpay. It is big, shiny and all about her. “I Want It All” was one of the first singles released to promote the High School Musical 3 film.

3. ”Breaking Free”

This song was from the first film and Zac Efron moonwalks in it. That is all you need to know.

2. ”Can I Have This Dance”

This is my favorite Troy/Gabriella song. It is Disney romantic and there is even a rain scene a la The Notebook. The two are hanging out on the rooftop, dancing and flirting.

1. ”We’re All In This Together”

Let’s be honest here. Who didn’t try to learn the moves to this song? I won’t judge you- I did. “We’re All In This Together” is, probably, the most well-known song of the trilogy. It has a great message too.

What is your favorite High School Musical song?



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