Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure
Songs by: Various Artists
Distributed by: Walt Disney Records
Reviewed by Melissa Minners
Ashley Tisdale is back as High School Musical’s drama queen Sharpay Evans in an all new adventure. In Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, Sharpay is spotted by a talent scout performing with her dog, Boi, at a charity gala. She sets off for New York City, convinced that she is a shoe-in for fame and fortune. Unfortunately, Sharpay soon learns that Broadway is a tough venue. Wondering whether she’ll ever make it, Sharpay meets Peyton (Austin Butler), a handsome student filmmaker who finds Sharpay almost as fascinating as she believes herself to be. It looks like Sharpay's luck is about to change!
The soundtrack of Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure features songs performed by Ashley Tisdale, Shawn Malka, Lucas Grabeel and Aly and AJ. The album features upbeat original songs like Gonna Shine, New York's Best Kept Secret and The Rest of My Life, performed by Ashley Tisdale and a fairly silly song sung by Tisdale to Boi the dog entitled My Boi and Me. It also features remakes of a couple of famous songs like Justin Bieber’s Baby performed by Lucas Grabeel and Katrina and the Waves’ Walking on Sunshine performed by Aly and AJ. This is all followed up by a remixed version of Fabulous from High School Musical 2 performed by Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel.
The entire album is uplifting and optimistic, focusing on believing in yourself and pursuing your dreams. Despite hating Justin Bieber’s work, I actually enjoyed the Lucas Grabeel rendition of Baby, but I could have done without Aly and AJ’s Walking on Sunshine remake. I like the Katrina and the Waves version much better. I was a tad bit disappointed at the length of the album. At only eight tracks, it felt kind of short to me, but the music was fun to listen to, so I’m willing to forgive the lack of new material.
High School Musical fans will love the Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure Soundtrack which comes with a booklet complete with pictures from the movie and lyrics for each song on the album. Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventures features the continued adventures of a High School Musical favorite and what High School Musical fan wouldn’t want to add this soundtrack to their High School Musical collection?!