High School Musical 2 Soundtrack

Common Sense Media says

Upbeat dance-party fun from Disney's hit sequel.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Gently positive messages about sticking up for yourself and your friends, taking responsibility, and stepping up when problems need to be solved.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

"Fabulous" mentions expensive brand-name clothing; CD package is filled with ads for half a dozen other Disney CDs. Still, there's less advertising per page-space than usual on a Disney product.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD is the one your kids have been waiting for. And it's good to know that Disney's soundtrack sequel delivers more of the same stuff that was found on the first one: family-friendly, danceable music, and gently positive anthems about friendship and self-esteem. Clothing brand names are mentioned in one song ("Fabulous") and the CD package is filled with ads for other CDs and products, but the overall message is upbeat, encouraging, and harmless.

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Kids say

What's the story?

This soundtrack of Disney's HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, sequel to the first HSM, delivers more of the same squeaky-clean, danceable messages about personal responsibility (\"I wanna make it right/that is the way/to turn my life around/today is the day/Am I the type of guy who means what I say?/Bet on it\"), friendship (\"All for One\"), and problem solving (\"Work This Out\"). High points are the irresistible single, \"What Time Is It,\" an ode to summer fun; Sharpay's version of \"You Are the Music in Me,\" delivered with gritty energy and style; and the gospel-choir-energized ending to \"Everyday.\"

Is it any good?

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Relentlessly good-time fun is the name of the game on the soundtrack for Disney's High School Musical 2. A quirky bonus track, "Humuhumunukunukuapua'a," may remind some of the 1950s Disney Pineapple Princess, "Hawaianette" Funicello. The duet ballads veer especially close to drippy, so committed rockers will want to skip those tracks.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about all the hype that preceded the release of this CD. Did the "teaser" single make you want this one more, or did it feel like the record company just wanted to sell you the same product more than once? Now that you've heard the whole album, do you think it was worth the wait? Also, the song "Fabulous" celebrates buying expensive clothes. Do you think it's meant to be serious or tongue-in-cheek?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:August 14, 2007
Label:Disney
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 28, 2012
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high school musical musical 2 soundtrack

Families can talk about all the hype that preceded the release of this CD. Did the "teaser" single make you want this one more, or did it feel like the record company just wanted to sell you the same product more than once? Now that you've heard the whole album, do you think it was worth the wait? Also, the song "Fabulous" celebrates buying expensive clothes. Do you think it's meant to be serious or tongue-in-cheek?
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much consumerism
Teen, 15 years old Written bymezaju August 7, 2009
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15
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mezaju rafifa

i love it
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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