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High School Musical [Special Edition]
     

High School Musical [Special Edition]

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by Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale
 

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In the Disney Channel's original movie High School Musical, the star basketball player and a brainy new arrival discover their love of singing at a karaoke night, then try out for the school musical and challenge the status quo of their cliques in the process. While the movie's soundtrack isn't exactly challenging, it does feature a pretty engaging mix of music

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In the Disney Channel's original movie High School Musical, the star basketball player and a brainy new arrival discover their love of singing at a karaoke night, then try out for the school musical and challenge the status quo of their cliques in the process. While the movie's soundtrack isn't exactly challenging, it does feature a pretty engaging mix of music and empowering messages, most of which can be found in earnest ballads such as "Start of Something New," "When There Was Me and You," and "Breaking Free." Meanwhile, "We're All in This Together" sets lyrics like "Everyone is special in their own way/We make each other strong" to music inspired by "Hollaback Girl"'s marching-band/cheerleader motif, and "Get'cha Head in the Game" mixes and matches an urban pop melody with sound effects like dribbling basketballs and squeaking sneakers. The soundtrack flirts with satire on "What I've Been Looking For," a number sung by the theater kids who are threatened by these upstarts from other cliques invading their territory: the song's melody is so bright and the vocals so relentlessly cheery, it sounds like a parody of a show tune. Likewise, the big chorus on "Stick to the Status Quo" urges everyone to just "go with the flow." At other times, High School Musical comes closer to sounding like the usual teen pop product issued by Disney, especially on "I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" and the Latin-flavored "Bop to the Top." Still, the album has enough personality to set it apart from the status quo of the studio's other releases, and the karaoke versions of "Get'cha Head in the Game" and "Start of Something New" will appeal to aspiring singers -- whether they're jocks, drama club members, or math whizzes.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050086151271
catalogNumber:
861512
Rank:
14156

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

B5   Ensemble
Ashley Tisdale   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Vanessa Hudgens   Contributor
Ashley Tisdale   Contributor
Bill Borden   Executive Producer
Matthew Gerrard   Producer
Randy Petersen   Producer
Kevin Quinn   Producer
Kenny Ortega   Executive Producer
Steve Gerdes   Art Direction
Ray Cham   Producer
Andrew Lane   Producer,drum programming
Jamie Houston   Producer
Dani Markman   Soundtrack Supervisor
Adam Watts   Producer
B5   Producer
Barry Rosenbush   Executive Producer

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High School Musical [Special Edition] 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
bully_girl More than 1 year ago
Given that I am a major GLEEK, it should come as no big surprise that I just LOVE High School Musical. I can tell you first that people just starting to sing out of nowhere, it sorta requires you to pretend a lot, but probly not any more than you do when you watch Spiderman or the X-Men. But just like with Glee, I don't care, cause that's why I'm watching it! I love music! I REALLY think Zac Efron is a major hottie too, so I can't say it is just the tunez that are making me love this movie. I don't really see him as a basketball player tho. He's kinda short. But whatev. I don't mind. :^) Anyways, I really do recommed you check out this movie, especailly if you are a kid. It's really good. And Sharpay (wierd name for a blond girl) gets her just deserts in the end, so that's good. So watch it! And stop by over at fanforum and tell me about it! Later!
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Elius More than 1 year ago
It was bought for a Christmas gift, and the receiver was delighted with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for making it!!!! I've been waiting for the second one toooo!!!!!!!!
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