With the live-action version of Disney's Beauty and The Beast taking over the box office, I've been getting nostalgic about my teenage years. From the late '90s to then end of the '00s, my TV was constantly tuned to Disney Channel so I could catch a glimpse of all the original movies the network had in store — and especially the songs. Seriously, the Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs) had the best original songs, shown in everything from music videos to backstage video clips to dance scenes featured in almost every movie.
Even though the plots of these movies never changed all that much, you went into them knowing that for at least 90 minutes, you would be entertained by music and drama alike. Disney Channel really knew exactly how to make an experience out of their original content back in the day, and I think it is safe to say that Disney Channel Original Movies had some of the catchiest songs around. I'm not ashamed to admit that I still get a little happy reminiscing about the early '00s when I hear these songs play, especially one of these of Disney Channel Original Music favorites:
"Push It To the Limit" — Jump In
Listen, this song will get you through a major workout. You will push yourself to the limits and still feel giddy while doing so. Disney knew exactly what they were doing when they made this song.
"Bet On It" — High School Musical 2
"More Than Me" — Stuck In The Suburbs
Taran Killam is now known for being on Saturday Night Live, but this takes me way back to the days when he was the lip-singing heartthrob Jordan Cahill,stuck in the suburbs.
"Cheetah Sisters" — The Cheetah Girls
This Cheetah Girls song is all about sisterhood and feminism.
"Get A Clue" — Get A Clue
The title song for this movie was so catchy, it'll have you singing out loud.
"We're All In This Together" — High School Musical
This song was an anthem, a classic "team spirit" tune.
"What Dreams Are Made Of" — The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Hillary Duff's accent in this movie needed some work, but we can overlook that, since this is, well, what dreams are made of.
"Super Nova Girl" — Zenon: Girl Of The 21st Century
"Zoom, zoom, zoom. Make my heart go boom boom boom." This movie had me hoping the future 21st century would yield us space station homes and cool flying cars. Although, that hasn't happened yet, this song was still jamming.
"Amigas Cheetahs" — The Cheetah Girls
The Cheetah Girls dished out hit after hit for Disney Channel, including this one.
"We Rock" — Camp Rock
This is where I learned how talented Demi Lovato is, and mixing her voice with the Jonas Brothers was so good.
"Get'cha Head In The Game" — High School Musical
Another Efron classic. This song will snap you back into reality when you start second guessing yourself.
"Call Me, Beep Me" — Kim Possible
Yes, we all loved the TV show, but the movie also was pure gold.
"Bringin The Noise" — The Other Me
This dance scene had me thinking I could jump on school tables and dance... until my teacher stopped me.
"One in the Same" — Princess Protection Program
This is the ultimate BFF anthem for tweens.
"On the Ride" — Cow Belles
Being a Texan, I automatically love country music, so when Aly & AJ made this song, I was loving it. This song will make you cherish your bestie.
Make a playlist and let the Disney Channel reminiscing start.