Childhood Music

Kameron Nuttall, Staff Writer

Let’s get one thing straight: at some point in our lives ‘Best of Both Worlds’ by Hannah Montana was our jam and we knew every word; I still do personally.

Taste in music has varied since we were five, or at least I hope it has. I have moved on from singing along with Elmo to ‘Elmo’s World’ to singing along with The Cheetah Girls, Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana and by far my personal favorite, High School Musical.

I remember so well, my elementary school experience was made ten times better whenever my friends and I would recreate scenes from The Cheetah Girls movie, and perform on stage and sing Cheetah Sisters. Were we weird? Totally. Did we care? Nope. Thanks to The Cheetah Girls, I became so unbelievably sassy and wouldn’t take hate from no boy on that play ground.

At some point in everyone’s life, The Best of Both Worlds by Hannah Montana was the theme song for our life. I still know all the words, and I am not ashamed. Hannah Montana was my queen in third grade. I had merch, I had the CDs, all the Nintendo DS games, and of course I had the platinum blonde wig made of plastic and it was perfectly casual to wear it around the house. I had no shame, and I’m almost positive I still have it.

The Jonas Brothers were the boy band when I was 10. They had the voices, they had the look and of course they had the hair that we all wanted to touch. I thought I was so cool to jam out in my room to ‘Year 3000’. And when Camp Rock came out, I nearly died and I lost my voice when the movie first came out, because The Jonas Brothers.

If you haven’t seen all three of the High School Musical movies, then we simply can’t be friends. High School Musical had me ready for high school. You have no idea how tempted I was to sing ‘Getcha Head in the Game’ first day of gym class when I was a sophomore. I wanted the Troy and Gabriella relationship, and to be unbelievably popular when I performed ‘Bop to the Top’ with my nonexistent twin brother. Those movies taught me so many things and life lessons. The number one thing I learned is that we’re all in this together, even if you don’t have any idea of who I am. Together.