High School Musical Soundtrack

Common Sense Media says

Squeaky-clean soundtrack to popular tween movie.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message of inclusion and respecting differences.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff

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

Not applicable

Tie-in to popular TV movie.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

Parents say

Kids say

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.

Families can talk 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
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008
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Teen, 14 years old Written bychristi798555 April 9, 2008
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Teen, 16 years old Written byJorde April 9, 2008
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Awsome Music!!!!

This an amazing CD. Singers Zac Efron has a really nice voice. These songs make you feel good about yourself and are really fun to listen to. But personely I tink that you should see the move before you buy the soundtrack.


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