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Sing: A Movie Rekindling the Spirit of High School Life

Updated on July 9, 2011

No movie can surpass the legacy that "SING" inculcated in the minds of high school students of the 80s, especially Batch 1988 & 1989 when it premiered the theaters worldwide. It's been used as movie analysis, a sort of review that fresh graduates should realize tackling the highlights of teenage life in school.

Sing is the culminating activity that both senior and junior high school students should accomplish before the school year ends in one of the schools in Brooklyn, New York. It's a production that the small community clamor to accomplish.

The scenes were concentrated on Brooklyn Central High School, about to be closed due to drop in attendance, falling test scores, violence, increased drug traffic. The decision of the State Board was to close the school.

The 45th SING presentation is to be the last due to the decision made public by the Board but the people in the community pursued it to staged amid the disputed existence of the local high school.

Note: Sing is a teen film about an Italian punk forced to work with an innocent Jewish girl to produce the school production as school year ends.


Richard J. Baskin


Dean Pitchford


Lorraine Bracco, Peter Dobson and Jessica Steen

"Sing" Movie 1989 Chapter 15 of 15 "Remember Tonight" c/o donotimmar

I am sharing with you the last chapter of the movie: SING. It is still giving me chills and goosebumps of admiration for the characters. As if, I was one of the performers.

I still remember the Junior and Senior promenade and of course, the seniors' night. What happened during and after the special night was incomparable the usual occasion I participated.

It just saddened me to know, as senior president that one of our classmates was gunned down (unintentionally) by the enemy of his father. I thought, it was already a premonition when he bade goodbye to each and everyone of us.

Meanwhile, YouTube uploader, donnotimar, uploaded the last chapter of the film. Here it is, with the song, "We'll Never Say Goodbye."

Poster of Sing-The Movie
Poster of Sing-The Movie | Source

Redefining High School Life: The Music, The Dance and more of the 80s

I belong to the 80s group of high school alumni. Dance revolution was one of the highlights of the performing arts where I used to be a member.

Girls swooned over Madonna and boys used to imitate moves of Michael Jackson. Boy groups like Menudo (where Ricky Martin came from) and New Kids on The Block used to be my pinup posters in my room. That's aside from the resurgence of rock metals, like Metallica, AC/DC and of course new wave artists, like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet. The Wham's Careless Whisper (George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley0 used to warm our afternoon jokes and antics with the girls.

I can say that British invasion when it comes to music was apparent during those period.Aside from it, the hair styles of the 80s were also imitated from them.

To add more, who can ever forget Whitney Houston and the dawn of Mariah Carey's era. These two divas changed the lives of many high schoolers, the girls most especially.

Yet, Cyndi Lauper must never be ignored because girls just wanna have fun-as her song chimed. Time after time, we'll always remember her singing and songwriting prowess.

Personally, the Marcos era in Philippine government has ended, although the continuation of oligarchy is still getting negative reactions among Filipino people.

Those were the days of my high school life. Still, with no cellular phone to distract my studies, I learned a lot from the books of our old library.

Entries from the slum notes of the girls were always remembered during reunions. Still, laughter emanated from the corridors of the already changed-facades and buildings of my Alma Mater.

Some of other High School-Themed Movies of the 80s

Other high school-themed movies that I've watched are Grease (John Travolta, Olivia Newton John) and Footloose (Kevin Bacon).

What I like about musical film is the musical score. I am eagerly perusing music stores for CD or even albums on cassette tapes that are already 50 percent low from its original prices.

The much-applauded youth-oriented television series, Glee has already spawned new versions of those songs from the above-mentioned high school films.

So, if any of your are interested to rekindle that 'high school feeling', don't hesitate to watch those musical movies again.

It's already been attached to our lives.


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @earthbound1974: Thanks! We used to sing "We'll Never Say Goodbye" during our Seniors Night. It filled up the vagueness we felt as the graduation neared. You can check out the song "Sing" - aptly done for the movie.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @thesailor. Good for you! It's still a nostalgic moment to watch this film. Thanks for dropping by!

    • earthbound1974 profile image


      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Superb. Loved the soundtrack, too! Especially "Romance" and " We'll Never Say Goodbye."

    • thesailor profile image


      7 years ago from Seven Seas

      Loved your link video! I started watching it from the YouTube's channel of donnotimar.

      Thanks for sharing. High school life rocks!


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