"I Want it All" (CD single)

Music review by
Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media
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HSM 3 song is boring and pretty shallow.

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Positive Messages

Talks about the desire to be a superstar -- and wanting all the superficial stuff that comes along with that: personal stylist, the glamour, the press, the traveling ("Don't you see that bigger is better/And better is bigger/A little bit is never enough…You want it, you know that you want it/The fame and the fortune and more").

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Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is another single from the upcoming High School Musical 3: Senior Year. It's relatively fine for the tween set, although it does talk about wanting all the fame and fortune that comes with being a famous actor.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byrebma97 July 9, 2012

Okay HSM song

It's okay. The singing and music is alright. Nothing is bad in it except that the lyrics are shallow. But it's fine for kids.
Teen, 14 years old Written bySalimullah August 25, 2010

Nice Video

hey, to the commonsense media= ur review says dat the song is shallow!! i think u ppl need to get a life coz the song is just perfect for the character in the m... Continue reading

What's the story?

In this single from the upcoming High School Musical 3: Senior Year siblings Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale) and Ryan (Lucas Gabreel) banter back and forth about their wish to become big, big stars.

Is it any good?

High School Musical fans will be disappointed with this tune. More like a dialog set to music instead of an actual song with singing, "I WANT IT ALL" comes out sounding like something from a bad Off-Off-Off-Broadway musical and definitely falls flat. Maybe in the context of the movie, the singing/talking of the "song" would make sense and actually flow. But instead, it sounds too forced and strangely out of place for HSM. Ashley Tisdale does have a decent voice, but there's no way to tell in this track -- and instead of singing along, kids will most likely be hitting the fast forward button.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the success of High School Musical. Do you think that because a song -- or video game or book -- is associated with HSM it should be a big hit? Why do you think the franchise is so popular?

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