“High School Musical 2” Various Artists Label: EMI Genre: Original Sound Track
The debut album was the number one download on iTunes and Amazon.com and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.
In the mid-tempo ballad “You Are the Music in Me,” Vanessa Hudgens, who plays Gabriella in the show, and Zac Efron, who plays Troy, sing, “It’s like I knew you before we met,” referring to how the two can’t live with each other.
As a contrast there to this soupy ballad there is more danceable “You Are the Music in Me.” “I Don’t Dance” is a groovy hip-hop with a low melody and a brilliant chorus.
The story-based OST is recommended for teenagers who like musical songs. Otherwise, the nagging-like voice can turn you down.
By Lee Eun-joo