I had sorta heard of Disney’s High School Musical 2 in passing, but had no idea what kind of powerhouse it was until I read today about High School Musical 2 soundtrack reaching #1 in billboard this week (and the movie itself breaking the all-time audience record on basic cable with 17.4 million viewers). Crazy.
Am I the only one that missed the HSM2 phenomenon? I did a little digging…HighSchool Musical was about a basketball captain, Troy Bolton, and a smart, new girl, Gabriella Montez, that perform in a school musical against all odds, etc etc. Simple enough. Now there is a High School Musical 2 concert tourt, DVD, soundtrack CD, remix, poster, wallpaper, and endless catalogs of other merch.
The High School Musical 2 soundtrack is second only to the latest Linkin Park CD this year in terms of album debuts. Crazy, I’m tellin’ ya. I need to rethink my music and lyrics to better hit that tween market…"Spinning Daydream" ain’t no "Breaking Free"…]]>