16 of the Best DCOM songs… not really, Almost Famous sells out!, New music by Zayn and DNCE coming to radio, Tonight Alive and Cody Simpson make it without Triple J, Savannah Jayde single on iTunes
I just love with all these milestones and celebrations the ‘critics’ are coming out of the woodwork to profess their love and knowledge of Disney Channel. The latest “I’m an expert” column to pop up is at Teen Vogue and titled 16 of the Greatest Disney Channel Original Movie Songs (and I’m sure right now you’re rushing to check it out). Unfortunately three of the songs weren’t even from a Disney Channel Movie (HSM 3, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, and The Climb were theatrical release) and lets not forget the song Cinderella was originally recorded by I5, and made into a pop classic by Sweden’s – Play, long before The Cheetah Girls had their spots. At best the list has a few noteworthy tracks, but is missing the not so obvious heavy hitters.
Jordan Pruitt – Outside Looking In from Read It And Weep (2006). While this wasn’t the most upbeat song, the track penned by Pruitt, Robin Scoffield, and Keith Thomas struck a chord with tweens/teens across the nation. At the time, it’s safe say that if you owned the High School Musical soundtrack (the #1 selling album of 2006), you knew the lyrics to this song by heart. This was proven night after night on High School Musical: The Concert Tour when Jordan Pruitt opened the show.
Youngstown – Jett Jackson Theme from Jett Jackson: The Movie (2001). No reason to explain this classic!
Aly & AJ – Do You Believe In Magic from Now You See It (2005). Yep, this made a bigger splash than On The Ride, and was the acts first real single. It also ended up on the Wizards of Waverly Place soundtrack.
Lalaine – You Wish from You Wish! (2003). This song was one of the very first DCOM songs to have a massive run on Radio Disney. In fact, the success of the single led to Lalaine booking several shows in LA to jumpstart her music career which ended up with her signing to Warner Bros. (only to record music and be dropped by the label before a full-length release).
Jonas Brothers – Hold On from from Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board (2007) . If “YOU WERE THERE” before the Jonas Brothers literally took over the planet you remember this being a huge event for the boys. The DCOM premiered on June 8, 2007 a full year before Camp Rock, and just months before their debut release on Hollywood Records. #OMJ
The highly anticipated Almost Famous show at The Troubadour sold in within 24 hours!!! Just yesterday, the show received a feature on Extra TV. Here’s a list of talent performing at this special one time only show:
Coming soon to Pop Radio! On May 17th, look for Zayn’s Like I Would and DNCE’s Toothbrush to be hitting the airwaves.
Tonedeaf.com (Australia) stands up for local acts that have been denied spins on Triple J radio. It includes strong words for Tonight Alive, “arguably one of the most successful bands to come out of Australia in recent years,” and Cody Simpson.
Did you know? The song Just Can’t Let You Go by Mike Ruekberg & Savannah Jayde from the Lifetime TV Series, Fall Into Me is available for purchase at iTunes.
7pm CST – Bunk’d: Bride and Doom (Disney Channel)
The campers learn about Olga, the daughter of the camp founder whose ghost supposedly haunts Kikiwaka.
7pm CST – Ghostbusters (VH1)
Unemployed parapsychologists devise a system for neutralizing ghosts when New York City comes under attack from supernatural demons.
7pm CST – The Vampire Diaries: Kill ‘Em All (CW)
Damon and Enzo lead the charge to save Bonnie before her condition worsens; Stefan reluctantly teams up with Matt for Bonnie’s sake and uncovers the truth behind Matt’s anger towards him; Caroline joins Alaric on a mission and quickly realizes how much she’s missed her former supernatural lifestyle.
7:15pm CST – The Proposal (Freeform)
A tough, demanding businesswoman discovers that she’s about to be deported back to Canada, forcing her to rush into a marriage of convenience with her young assistant in order to stay in the U.S. But the ruse becomes even more complicated when the two must visit his family in Alaska while posing as a couple.
7:30pm CST – Stuck in the Middle: Stuck in the Mother’s Day Gift (Disney Channel)
Harley decides to go solo on a Mother’s Day gift, rather than include the rest of her siblings.
8pm CST – Backstage: Take Me Out (Disney Channel)
Carly worries that emotions are getting in the way of her duet with Sasha; Kit and Denzel are paired with a singer with an attitude; Jax is forced out of his comfort zone.
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