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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 Zac Efron as Troy Bolton and Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella Montez.

Background

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.

This song is about both Troy and Gabriella meeting each other for the first time and falling head-over-heels in love with each other. It is the "start of something new" as in new feelings.

Later on in the movie, after Chad, Jason and Zeke tell Troy how they tried to break him and Gabriella up, Troy goes to Gabriella's house and sings a shorter version of this song to her on her balcony to try to get her back "(Start of Something New (Reprise))". She then realizes just how much Troy truly cares about her, so she agrees to do the callbacks with him after he reminds her that it's a pair's audition.

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

To all the possibilities, oooh

Troy and 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

It feels so right to be here with you

And now lookin' in your eyes

I feel in my heart...the start of something new

Troy: Oh, yeah

Now who'd have ever thought that

Troy and Gabriella: We'd both be here tonight

Gabriella: Oh, yeah

And the world looks so much brighter, oh

Troy and Gabriella: With you by my side

I know

That something has changed

Never felt this way

Gabriella: I know it for real

Troy and Gabriella: 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 the start of something new

Troy: I never knew that i could happen

'Til it happened to me, oh yeah

Gabriella: I didn't know it before

But know it's easy to see, yeah

Troy and Gabriella: 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 right to be here with you

And now looking in your eyes

I feel in my heart...the start of something new

The start of something new

The start of something new

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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 Picture
Video games: Makin' the Cut!Work This Out!Sing It!Sing It! 3Livin' the DreamSenior Year DanceSenior Year DSSing 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 Hits RemixedHigh School Musical 2: Non-Stop Dance Party

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 Together

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 MeMy Girl and MeNew York's Best Kept SecretThe Rest of My Life