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"Start of Something New" is the first song heard in High School Musical the movie and on the movie soundtrack. It is performed by Troy Bolton (voiced by Drew Seeley and partially by Zac Efron) and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens). The song is also featured on the Disney+ spin-off series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and its soundtrack.

Summary

This song is when Troy and Gabriella first meet. During the "Rock the House Contest" at the teen New Year's Eve party Troy and Gabriella are randomly chosen to sing in front of everybody. At first, they're both shy, but eventually they warm up to each other and give an amazing performance with the crowd going wild.

Later in the movie, after his teammates, Chad, Jason and Zeke tell Troy how they tried to break him and Gabriella up, Troy goes to Gabriella's house to apologize. He goes on her balcony and serenades her with a reprise version of the song, causing Gabriella to realize how much Troy truly cares about her and forgives him.

In the spin-off series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the song is performed by students Nini (Olivia Rodrigo), E.J. (Matt Cornett) and Gina (Sofia Wylie) as their audition song to star in East High's production of High School Musical. An acoustic version featuring Olivia Rodrigo and Joshua Bassett was also recorded and uploaded on DisneyMusicVevo's channel on YouTube.

Lyrics

Troy:
Livin' in my own world
Didn't understand
That anything can happen
When you take a chance

Gabriella:
I never believed in
What I couldn't see
I never opened my heart (Troy: Oh)
To all the possibilities, oooh

Troy & Gabriella:
I know

Gabriella:
That something has changed

Troy and Gabriella:
Never felt this way

Gabriella:
And right here tonight

Troy and Gabriella:
This could be the...
Start of something new

Gabriella:
It feels so right

Troy and Gabriella:
To be here with you, oh
And now lookin' in your eyes

Gabriella:
I feel in my heart

Troy:
I feel in my heart

Troy and Gabriella:
The start of something new

Troy:
Oh, yeah
Now who'd have ever thought that, hm

Troy and Gabriella:
We'd both be here tonight

Troy:
Oh

Gabriella:
Yeah
And the world looks so much brighter, oh

Troy:
Brighter, brighter

Gabriella:
With you by my side

Troy:
By my side

Troy and Gabriella:
I know
That something has changed
Never felt this way

Gabriella:
I know it for

Troy and Gabriella:
Real
This could be the
Start of something new
It feels so right to be here with you, oh
And now lookin' in your eyes
I feel in my heart

Gabriella:
The start of something new

Troy:
I never knew that it could happen
'Til it happened to me, oh yeah

Troy and Gabriella:
I didn't know it before

Gabriella:
But know it's easy to

Troy and Gabriella:
See, oh
It's the start of something new
It feels so right to be here with you, oh
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart...that it's the...
Start of something new
It feels so

Troy:
Right, oh

Gabriella:
To be here with you

Troy and Gabriella:
And now looking in your eyes

Gabriella:
I feel in my heart

Troy:
I feel in my heart

Troy and Gabriella:
The start of something new

Troy:
The start of something new

Gabriella:
The start of

Troy and Gabriella:
Something new

Troy:
This could be the start of something new
It feels so right to be here with you, oh
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart
The start of something new

Nini:
Livin' in my own world
Didn't understand
That anything can happen
When you take a chance

I never believed in
What I couldn't see
I never opened my heart
To all the possibilities, oooh

I know
That something has changed
Never felt this way
And right here tonight

This could be the start of something new
It feels so right to be here with you, oh
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart
The start of something new

I never knew that it could happen
'Til it happened to me, oh yeah

I didn't know it before
But know it's easy to
See, oh

It's the start of something new
It feels so right to be here with you, oh
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart
The start of something new

E.J.:
This could be the start of something new
It feels so right to be here with you, oh
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart
The start of something new

Gina:
Livin' in my own world
Didn't understand
That anything can happen
When you take a chance

I never believed in
What I couldn't see
I never opened my heart
To all the possibilities, oooh

I know
That something has changed
Never felt this way
And right here tonight

This could be the start of something new
It feels so right to be here with you, oh
And now looking in your eyes
I feel in my heart
The start of something new

Videos


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Media
Films: High School MusicalHigh School Musical 2High School Musical 3: Senior YearSharpay's Fabulous AdventureHigh School Musical 4

TV Series: High School Musical: Get in the PictureHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Video games:Work This Out!Sing It!Sing It! 3Senior Year DanceSing ItDisney Sing It: Pop HitsDisney Sing It: Party HitsDisney Sing It: Family Hits
Music: High School Musical (Soundtrack)High School Musical 2 (soundtrack)High School Musical 3: Senior Year (soundtrack)Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (soundtrack)High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (soundtrack)High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (season 2 soundtrack)High School Musical: The ConcertHigh School Musical Hits RemixedHigh School Musical 2: Non-Stop Dance PartyHigh School Musical: Be MineHigh School Musical: The CollectionHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special (soundtrack)Music from High School Musical (Original Score)

Characters
HSM: Troy BoltonGabriella MontezSharpay EvansRyan EvansChad DanforthTaylor McKessieKelsi NielsenZeke BaylorJason CrossMartha CoxMs. DarbusJack BoltonMrs. Montez

HSM2: Thomas FultonLucille BoltonVance EvansDarby EvansBoiThe Sharpettes
HSM3: Tiara GoldJimmy ZaraDonnie DionCharlie DanforthMrs. DanforthPrincipal Matsui
SFA: Peyton LeverettRoger EllistonTiffani DestinAmber Lee AdamsGill SammsNeal RobertsBerry TaylorMr. GonzalesMrs. Gonzalez

Locations
East High SchoolBolton HouseholdMountain Ski ResortLava SpringsStanford University
Songs
HSM: Start of Something NewGet'cha Head in the GameWhat I've Been Looking For + (Reprise) • Stick to the Status QuoWhen There Was Me and YouBop to the TopBreaking FreeWe're All in This TogetherI Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

HSM2: What Time Is It?FabulousWork This OutYou Are The Music in Me + (Reprise) • Humuhumunukunukuapua'aI Don't DanceGotta Go My Own WayBet On ItEverydayAll for One
HSM3: Now or NeverRight Here, Right NowI Want It AllCan I Have This DanceA Night to RememberJust Wanna Be with YouThe Boys are BackWalk AwayScreamSenior Year Spring MusicalHigh School MusicalJust Getting Started
SFA: Gonna ShineMy Boi and Me + (My Girl and Me) • Walking on SunshineBabyNew York's Best Kept SecretThe Rest of My Life
HSMTMTS (season 1): I Think I Kinda, You KnowWonderingA Billion SorrysAll I WantBorn to Be BraveTruth, Justice and Songs in Our KeyOut of the OldRole of a LifetimeJust for a MomentThe Medley, The Mash-Up
HSMTM (holiday special): This Christmas (Hang all the Mistletoe)The Perfect GiftFeliz NavidadHanukkah MedleyLast ChristmasWhite ChristmasLittle Saint NickBelieveWhat Are You Doin' on New Year's Eve?RiverSomething in the AirThat's Christmas to MeChristmas (Baby Please Come Home)
HSMTMTS (season 2): Something in the AirThe Perfect GiftHigh School Musical 2 MedleyBelle1-2-3YAC Alma MaterBeauty and the BeastEven When/The Best PartRed Means LoveGrantedA Dancer's HeartThe ClimbHomeThe Rose SongAround YouThe Mob SongGastonIf I Can't Love HerLet You GoYou Ain't Seen Nothin'In a Heartbeat

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