25 Reasons 'High School Musical 2' Is The Best Of The Series

25 Reasons 'High School Musical 2' Is The Best Of The Series

Yeah, I said it.
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In my circle of friends we often spend time discussing Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs) and sometimes we rank them as franchises. We go from comparing Cheetah Girls to Camp Rock from trying to decide which of the "High School Musical" movies are the alpha HSM movie. I am here to tell you why, without a doubt, "High School Musical 2" is the best.

1. Summer

Everything's better in the summer.

2. The old friendships we love

Come on, they're the best.

3. The country club itself

Only fabulous and over the top events can occur at a place like this.

4. The new friendships

Because Ryan deserves something nice once in a while.

5. The Pool

So many iconic scenes were filmed in this pool, including the pink piano.

6. Zeke got to bake

I'm not sure how he was qualified, but I'm willing to ignore it to let this boy be happy.

7. Bet On It

The musical number (and dance) that revolutionized the industry, honestly.

8. The iconic pool scene

Twelve year olds around the world were sure they had a grasp on adult relationships after this heartbreaking scene.

9. The less iconic, but still iconic, pool scene

Gabriella dragged Sharpay and we don't talk about this scene enough.

10. Taylor always had her eye out

Friendship goals, honestly.

11. We love to hate her

An antagonist with a crush on our leading man. Maybe not the most original, but why mess with what works?

12. The stress

Troy's panic helped to prepare us all.

13. These two

The learning new songs, the calling each other out, the synchronized stepping. Relationship goals from way back.

14. This tidbit of information

Apparently Troy knew and didn't bother telling anyone for the entire first movie.

15. Sharpay's style

Sharpay was back and as fabulous as ever, arguably with a better wardrobe than the original HSM.

16. "That's my ball."

The screenshot says it all, the tension was building, the tempers were flaring, and all of it was too good to look away from.

17. Sharpay and Ryan

They still had their ups and downs, but we saw a new side of the twins in this film.

18. The whole soundtrack

Every song in this movie has either a knock out line or is overall a bop.

19. Mr. Fulton

That man was just trying to pay his bills and not get fired because of Sharpay.

20. Dates

The adorable, and never country club approved, moments Gabrielle and Troy managed to have off the clock.

21. I Don't Dance

The whole song may be the best DCOM moment. You still know the words, don't lie.

22. Kelsi saving the day yet again

Because we all know the real hero of the trilogy.

23. Miley Cyrus' three second appearance

It seems like every time you watch this movie someone has to try and pause it so that you can all point at the screen and find her.

24. The Numbers

The first broadcast of the film on August 17, 2007 broke records, receiving 17.2 million viewers. This number made it, at the time, the most-watched basic-cable telecast in history.

25. The memories

You had a viewing party with your friends, your family, we all cried and laughed together. It was real and it was wonderful.

Cover Image Credit: The Walt Disney Company

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew Scorpion was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

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11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

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16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

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27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop


31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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22 'One Tree Hill' Moments That Leave Every College Girl Emotionally Crippled

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2. ...then feeling bad for hating him when he dies

3. Wanting to hug Whitey every episode he was in

4. Fangirling over how cute Haley and Nathan's relationship was

5. Balling your eyes out when Clay finds out he has a son

6. ...then crying even more when Clay and Quinn become a family

7. Jumping around in excitement when the Tree Hill Ravens win the state championship game

8. ...then Lucas says, "It's you" to Peyton

9. ...then crying again because Whitey is so cute

10. Being happy for Brooke when she finds out she's having twins

11. The thought of Dan and Rachel as a couple

12. Realizing how bada** Deb really is

13. Being inspired by the friendships

14. The sigh of relief you felt when finding out that Nathan was still alive

15. The amount of anxiety you had when seeing Dan kill Keith

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