"What Time Is It?" (CD single)

Safely rockin' out -- HSM style.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Cheerful celebration of summer fun and hanging out with friends; video promo shows a group of diverse kids dancing, singing, and getting along.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Package contains ads for other HSM products, of course.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD single was designed to whet your tween's appetite as she waits for the Disney Channel's event of the year: High School Musical 2. The content is family-safe and dance-party fun, and the package features the single -- a cheerful, rockin' anthem to summer -- as well as a video preview (activated when you put the disc into your computer; it doesn't work on a regular DVD player), and a fold-out poster of the six stars.

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What's the story?

WHAT TIME IS IT? is a bouncy, good-time ode to summer fun, released in anticipation of the Disney Channel's feature High School Musical 2. "What time is it? Summertime! It's our vacation/What time is it? Party time! That's right, say it loud/What time is it? Time of our lives, anticipation/What time is it? Summertime! School's out, scream and shout..." perfectly captures the delightful anticipation of the beginning of summer.

Is it any good?


With a few solo lines by each of the featured stars (Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, Chad, and Taylor), the song provides irresistible, can't-keep-your-feet-still, tween-friendly, dance-party fun.

Check out our review of the entire soundtrack here.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the hype around High School Musical. Do you think the build up works or are you tired of hearing about it by the time the movie comes out? Does hearing the single make you want to see the movie or buy the entire album? Why do you think movies and artists put out singles before the full CD comes out?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:July 17, 2007
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 11 years old November 25, 2009
age 7+

Disney Consumerism, but AWESOME Message.

This song glamorizes getting along and getting excited for summer vaca. It's an easy and fun listen, catchy, and cool! Older children and tweens will eat it up.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Great messages
Adult Written byRooster57 April 9, 2008
age 0+

I love this movie

I loved this movie they did an awesome job making it too!!!!! A+++++++
Teen, 17 years old Written bymariapaulaibarra April 9, 2008


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