This song is like Peter Cetera Good. No Kidding.
So even though I never considered myself much of a 'tween', I finally made it through High School Musical. . . and I don't know if it's cuz I've still got some 12 year old in my soul or maybe it's the half a vicotin I had tonight (Back's hurting. . . The Vic did nothing. Ibuprofen much better.) . . . but I think I GET it.
So. . . the things I'm guessing and learning from this:
1) It's good. . . but how the heck is it so huge? Disney did not expect this thing to blow up like it did. I mean. . . seriously. They weren't like "This is gonna make up for Meet The Robinsons sucking big ass" when they original released it. I mean it's better than the average 'Disney Channel Movie of the Month'. . . but it ain't no Ten Things I Hate About You. How the hell it was like the #1 album of the year. . . I'm just not sure. Can someone who's like 9 explain please?
2) It's one third as good as GREASE. The first two acts suck. . . but the big third act where they have to have a
3) Zac Effron = Partridge Family on Steroids. Though by the time HSM 2 rolls around, he might be super great, John travolta and Olivia Newton John are way ahead of HSM lead Zac Effron . . . who is like David Cassidy as a jock. . . which pisses me off because if there's a guy in the high school paradigm who has everything (smarts, good looks, a great singing voice, AND popularity and jockiness), that truly only leaves nerds with goth makeup, bell choir, and smoking cigarettes out behind the dumpster. AKA nothing of lasting value to live for.
And that's what I got to say about that.
PS: 80's FLASHBACK club. . . The guy who wrote half the music in HSM 1 is ROBBIE NEVILLE who many of you will know had a big hit with 'Cest La Vie' back in our Howard Jones/Falco days. Which all somehow makes sense.