High School Musical Soundtrack

Music review by
Tony Hicks, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Squeaky-clean soundtrack to popular tween movie.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 42 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

A positive message of inclusion and respecting differences.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Nothing worse than whatever's implied by kids dancing and falling in love. Innocent stuff.


Tie-in to popular TV movie.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's absolutely nothing inappropriate about this CD, unless you're offended by optimistic kids singing and dancing.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byDisney32135 September 16, 2018

Brings back so many memories

High School Musical brings back so many memories of not just the movie, but the music as well. I remember when I was in girl scouts we were all obsessed with it... Continue reading
Parent of a 9-year-old Written byironman November 7, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byElizabethvu March 11, 2018

So perfect

The movie was fascinating.
Teen, 16 years old Written bybridlover September 28, 2012



What's the story?

This soundtrack to the popular TV movie is the mother lode of squeaky-cleanliness. Not only are the cast members of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL good kids who sing about falling in love and doing the right thing, but they're also getting involved in the right things at school. This CD makes theater look attractive the way All the Right Moves made kids of another generation want to play high school football. The music straddles the line between very light urban dance and show tunes.

Is it any good?

The CD will provide lots for tweens and parents to talk about as most kids are well aware of cliques and how peers react when anyone dares cross those lines. Though uncomplicated, the lyrics are clear and have a point. Standouts include "We're All in This Together" and "What I've Been Looking For."

Bottom line: High School Musical may encourage tweens to try something new and not limit themselves to what their friends think. Who knows, it may even inspire some "jocks" and "brains" to try out for their school play.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about cliques and peer pressure, as well as stereotypes. Why is it considered surprising that a jock would want to be in the school play? Families can also talk about the importance of trying something new -- parents might encourage kids to take up a sport or activity that they've always wanted to try.

Music details

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Release date: March 2, 2006
  • Label: Disney
  • Genre: Soundtrack
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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