"What Time Is It?" (CD single)

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Safely rockin' out -- HSM style.

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

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
Sexy Stuff

Package contains ads for other HSM products, of course.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byRooster57 April 9, 2008

I love this movie

I loved this movie they did an awesome job making it too!!!!!
Adult Written bypipskweek April 9, 2008

Another sure hit!

The music to the first High School Musical was catchy and stuck in your head for days, especially when my daughters were signing them every day. This new song f... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old November 25, 2009

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 i... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written bymariapaulaibarra April 9, 2008

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Disney
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: June 19, 2019

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