For decades, Disney Channel was all that featured on TV in many households. It was pure magic. A big part of what made it so epic was the ah-mazing soundtracks that remain stuck in our heads to this day. And of course, a bit of choreography that most likely made a few parents cringe.
So, in memory of fabulous Disney days gone by, we’re remembering a couple of tracks that we reckon could still cut it on the radio today. Or at the very least, get your toes tapping – even if it’s against your will.
Choosing a few songs, amongst the countless bangers, was no easy task. But we gave it a good shot nonetheless.
Let’s listen down memory lane. Here are eight of the finest:
1. Phineas and Ferb theme song
“Mooooom, Phineas and Ferb are making a title sequence!”
Let’s be honest, is there any millennial on this planet that doesn’t know every single lyric to this iconic theme song? And we haven’t even begun to talk about the straight-up jams that came from many of the episodes. Remember the A.G.L.E.T song?
2. High School Musical 2: Gotta Go My Own Way
“What about us? What about everything we’ve been through?”
So, 95% of the High School Musical film series soundtracks were absolute bangers. And not just that: remember Disney Channel’s choreography lessons that aired? They were a hit! Way to feel like a real Wildcat …
But this track in particular? Be still our 12-year-old hearts. Most of us had probably never been in a romantic relationship at this stage in our lives – or were just starting to dabble in the crush phase. So, Troy and Gabriella were our light posts.
The betrayal. The hurt. We felt this scene like it was our own aching souls. So much so, that we mastered both parts of the duet effortlessly.
Kim Possible theme song
“I’m your basic average girl. And I’m here to save the world.”
The coolest orange-headed girl boss, her goofy lovable bestie, and a strangely cute naked mole rate. Just hearing the intro beeps of the Kim Kimmunicator would send our bodies into an encapsulation of sassiness that only Kim Possible could carry (all while we belt out the lyrics perfectly).
Cargo pants and crop tops? Kim Possible is pretty much back in fashion.
Cheetah Girls 2: Strut
“You gotta strut like you mean it. Free your mind. It’s not enough just to feel it. Come on, come on, get up.”
Imagine hopping on a plane with your Cheetah Sistas and bursting into song on the streets of Barcelona with a very cute Spanish guy playing the guitar, who you just met, like, five minutes ago. We know it’s still on your bucket list.
Which Cheetah Girl did you want to be?
Hannah Montana theme song
“You get the limo out front (oh-whoa). Hottest styles, every shoe, every colour.”
The eponymous star has many adored tracks – so good that Miley Cyrus should consider reviving them today. We’re hoping she starts with “The Best of Both Worlds”.
From the moment the drums kick in, our inner diva takes over. Don’t be shy, we know you wanted a blonde wig, too.
The Lizzie McGuire Movie: What Dreams Are Made Of
“Hey now, hey now. This is what dreams are made of.”
Another bucket list activity: going on a field trip, getting swept off your feet by a superstar (while your guy best friend sits hopelessly in love with you on the sidelines but continues to support you wholeheartedly) only to find out you’re the doppelganger of another superstar?
Now that we’re a bit older it might seem like just a bit too much drama to deal with. But back in the day, what a fantasy this was.
That’s So Raven theme song
“I try to save the situation. Then I end up misbehaving … that’s so Raven.”
A show about the pros and cons of seeing into the future that left viewers in stitches every time.
There was something about Raven that just made us want to be exactly like her (maybe minus the psychic ability thing): unapologetically confident, a fashionista, just a teenage girl with a good heart trying to do her best.
Did you know that the theme song is sung by none other than Raven, with Anneliese van der Pol (AKA her bestie, Chelsea) singing back up. And, of course, Orlando Brown (her other bestie, Eddie) doing the background rapping.
The result? An absolute jam.
Camp Rock 2: Introducing Me
“I’m tryna do my best to impress. But it’s easier to let you take a guess at the rest.”
There’s no denying that Nick Jonas was, and still is, such a cutie. When Camp Rock 2 came out and Nick had an entire solo song, young heartthrobs were absolutely elated. After that, it was mandatory to get all the lyrics right, and sing at exactly the same speed as that final verse. Let’s not lie, we still feel darn cool about this skill. Eminem? Busta Rhymes? Bring ’em on.
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