Spectacular! Movie Soundtrack

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Upbeat dance-party fun with a "you can do it" message.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Positive, perky messages about the importance of being yourself.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Some gooey romance; nothing at all explicit.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the soundtrack for Nickelodeon's musical Specacular! contains family-friendly, very danceable music with positive anthems about the importance of being yourself. The strong, rhythmic tracks are guaranteed to fuel kids' rock star fantasies.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2, 3, 4, 11, 11, and 15-year-old Written bylover4 June 1, 2009


i love it
Parent of a 18+-year-old Written bySoccer808mac March 3, 2009

i cried

When they were singing the song together
Kid, 12 years old February 28, 2009

i love nicko

I like the movie because the guy that sings have a pretty good voice. And his is cute too.

What's the story?

A strong rhythm section and capable, perky vocals define the dozen songs on SPECTACULAR!, the CD soundtrack for Nickelodeon's original movie about (no surprise here) being a talented teenager with a couple of problems to work out. High School Musical fans will find this artistic territory comfortable and familiar, and songs like "Something to Believe In" and "Your Own Way" deliver on the promise in their titles with lyrics like "Got to do what you wanna do/got to say what you wanna say/just do it your own way."

Is it any good?

Never brilliant but consistently fun, the Spectacular! soundtrack keeps the energy high even on its anthem-y ballads, and the young performers rise to the demands of powerful rhythm tracks and a layered "more is better" production aesthetic. Any tween seeking fuel for that rock-star fantasy will find it right here, but many could write songs that are more imaginative and soulful.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about all the complex relationships involved in being in a band, and what happens when the group changes personnel -- something that can be just as hard as a romantic break-up. How would you handle the situation if your band broke up?

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