Wednesday, 4 October 2006

TV's High School Musical breaks more records, and goes Bollywood

The smash hit Disney Channel TV film High School Musical has set a new Guinness World Record for the "Most successful songs from a Soundtrack". No less than 9 songs from the multi-million selling soundtrack cracked the US Top 100 chart earlier this year.

And now the teen phenomenon has finally hit British shores, with almost 2 million people watching High School Musical's debut on the UK's Disney Channel late last month. The BBC have also picked the made-for-tv movie up for its Christmas schedule, and the track Breaking Free is currently #9 in the UK singles charts.

The TV musical has even made it to India... The dialogue and hit songs of the High School Musical soundtrack have been re-recorded in Hindi, with Indian instruments added for the authentic Bollywood sound ;-)

Meanwhile, Zac Efron (Troy) has confirmed recent reports that he didn't entirely sing all his songs on the High School Musical soundtrack... He apparently sings "like the beginnings and ends of all of the songs", but a chap named Drew Seeley sings the rest, including all those high bits ;-)
A sequel to the Emmy Award-winning musical is on the way - High School Musical 2: Sing It All Or Nothing! - featuring the original cast as well as the talents of Director Kenny Ortega. (A third movie is also likely, although may not feature all of the original cast).

* High School Musical - Online Store

* Digital Spy: High School Musical (Interview with Cast)

* DNA Mumbai: Disney presents High School Musical, Bollywood style

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