When my friend discovered that High School Musical placed second on 15 Movies That Will Always Stay With Me, he laughed and questioned me why. I also answered the same question. Why? What’s the matter of liking High School Musical? I mean, hello? I’m still a teenager and a tween at heart so I think, it’s normal. Well, High School Musical will absolutely stay with me even on my 70’s because this is my childhood! And it’s the first film that I highly appreciated. I can’t count how many times I watched it to the point that I already memorized a few lines from some of its scenes. And of course, it’s not just the lines that my mind remembers, but also the songs from one to three. And here I am, stating my top ten favorite High School Musical songs.
Hawana wakawakawakaniki pu pu pu
Whenever I sing this, the people around me always thought that I’m singing an invented song with some nonsense lyrics. Oh no way! This Sharpay and Ryan’s song actually pertains to a fish from Hawaii. I heard that this scene is in the extended version of HSM 2 that’s why it is not known by many.
9. Bop to the Top
Bop bop bop, bop to the top
Slip and slide and ride that rhythm
Jump and hop, hop until we drop
And start again
Even though there are Spanish words included in its lyrics, I still memorize not just the song, but also its choreography after a decade. I love to perform Bop to the Top in talent competitions and stuff. Not offending someone, but am I the only who thinks that they should win in their own competition?
Everyday of our lives
Wanna find you there, wanna hold on tight
Gonna run while we’re young
And keep the faith
I find it hard singing this song because Zac’s voice was so low and Vanessa’s voice was so high and I’m singing it solo and mimicking both of them. Oh I know I shouldn’t complain because I’m not a singer. By the way, the song gives me chills especially on the part when they all come onstage.
7. When There Was Me And You
I thought you were my fairy tale
A dream when I’m not sleeping
A wish upon a star
That’s coming true
The song explains my love life right now! Hey, not just me! This is so relatable to all normal girls who have and had crushes. Every word in the song hits to the core. I could feel the song inside me as I was seeing Gabriella’s effective emotions while singing. I must say that she’s really really good!
6. Can I have this Dance
It’s like catching lightning the chances of finding someone like you
It’s one in a million, the chances of feeling the way we do
And with every step together, we just keep on getting better
So can I have this dance
Every girl’s dream is not just to be asked but also to be serenaded a song like Can I have this Dance, prom or not. The song is so sweet especially when Troy and Gabriella glide with it on East High’s rooftop. How I imagine myself to do the same song and the same dance with my prince.
5. All for One
We’re gonna have fun in the sun
Now that all the hard work, work is done!
Everybody, one for all and all for one!
All for one, one!
All for One is absolutely amazing! Everytime I listen to it, I think about the old times when Disney movies were magical. This also reminds me of the good times with my best friends. We are so addicted to HSM and this song is always included in our jamming with matching dance moves, of course!
4. Right Here, Right Now
Right here, right now
I’m lookin’ at you
And my heart loves the view
Cause you mean everything
Zac’s voice is really good in my ears while Vanessa’s voice makes me feel better. What a good combination for a duet, and also, for a love team! OMG! Stop being nostalgic, both of you! It’s been a decade and this song and its singers and the whole cast and the whole HSM still got me.
3. Walk Away
Just Walk Away! Ooh, and don’t look back.
Cause if my heart breaks, it’s gonna hurt so bad.
You know I’m strong, but I can’t take that.
Before It’s too late. Oh, just Walk Away!
After being romantic on all your songs, here’s an emotional yet lovely song from Gabriella. Anyways, she is so beautiful while putting meaning into the song. When I was younger, I didn’t understand the lyrics much, and now that I do, I’m like sobbing for it touches my heart even more.
2. High School Musical
High School Musical,
Who says we have to let it go?
It’s the best part we’ve ever known,
Step into the future!
This song is absolutely beautiful and the dance is breathtaking. It’s an energetic song but a tear flows down from my eye when I watch its scene. Maybe, it’s because High School Musical is their last song and their last moment when I will see the whole cast together in a film. How I miss them!
1. Just Wanna Be With You
All I wanna do, is be with you, be with you
There’s nothing we can do just wanna be with you, only you
No matter where life takes us nothing can break us apart
You know its true, I just wanna be with you
I just love this song! And every time I watch its scene, a smile forms in my face and think how wonderful they are together and how deeply in love they are when they look into each other’s eyes. I mean, you can just tell they’re madly in love with each other at that. I hope that my high school is like this.