High School Musical (soundtrack)

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High School Musical
Soundtrack album by High School Musical Cast
ReleasedJanuary 10, 2006
(see release history)
Recorded2005
GenrePop, teen pop, dance-pop, pop rock, musical theatre
Length38:25
LabelWalt Disney
ProducerKenny Ortega, Bill Borden, Barry Rosenbush, Drew Lane, Eddie Galan,
High School Musical Cast chronology
High School Musical
(2006)
High School Musical 2
(2007)
Singles from High School Musical
  1. "Breaking Free"
    Released: September 28, 2006
 
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High School Musical
Soundtrack album by High School Musical Cast
ReleasedJanuary 10, 2006
(see release history)
Recorded2005
GenrePop, teen pop, dance-pop, pop rock, musical theatre
Length38:25
LabelWalt Disney
ProducerKenny Ortega, Bill Borden, Barry Rosenbush, Drew Lane, Eddie Galan,
High School Musical Cast chronology
High School Musical
(2006)
High School Musical 2
(2007)
Singles from High School Musical
  1. "Breaking Free"
    Released: September 28, 2006

High School Musical is the soundtrack of the Disney Channel Original Movie of the same name. Recorded in five days,[1] it was released on January 10, 2006, and became the best selling album of that year, having sold more than 3.7 million copies in the US and Canada as of January 2007.[2]

Track listing[edit source | edit]

No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."Start of Something New"  Zac Efron, Drew Seeley**, Vanessa Hudgens3:17
2."Get'cha Head In the Game"  Efron, Seeley**2:26
3."What I've Been Looking For"  Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel2:04
4."What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)"  Efron, Seeley**, Hudgens1:20
5."Stick to the Status Quo"  High School Musical Cast4:28
6."When There Was Me and You"  Hudgens3:00
7."Bop to the Top"  Tisdale, Grabeel1:47
8."Breaking Free"  Efron, Seeley**, Hudgens3:27
9."We're All In This Together"  High School Musical Cast3:51
10."I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"  Efron, Hudgens, Grabeel, Tisdale2:51
11."Get'cha Head In the Game"  B52:43
12."Start of Something New"  (Instrumental*)3:16
13."Breaking Free"  (Instrumental*)3:27

* Are not on the first disc of the two-disc special edition version.

** Drew Seeley sang in several of the songs, his voice being mixed with Zac Efron's.[3] He originally was not given credit for singing.

High School Musical 2-disc Special edition[edit source | edit]

On May 23, 2006, the same day the DVD came out, Walt Disney Records released a special edition of the High School Musical album featuring a bonus disc with eight karaoke tracks of the High School Musical numbers.

disc 2
No.TitleLength
1."Start of Something New"  3:31
2."Get'cha Head in the Game"  2:37
3."What I've Been Looking For"  2:13
4."When There Was Me and You"  3:15
5."Bop to the Top"  2:08
6."Breaking Free"  3:42
7."We're All in This Together"  4:13
8."I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"  3:07

Charts performances[edit source | edit]

Chart (2006)ProvidersPeak
position
CertificationSales
Billboard 200 (US)Billboard, RIAA1[4]4× Platinum4,800,000
UK Compilation Albums Chart*OCC, BPI1[5]3× Platinum[5]900,000
Australian ARIA Albums ChartARIA1[6]Platinum70,000
German Albums Chart [7]BVMI?Platinum200,000
Mexican Top 100 Albums ChartUniversal1[8]
Argentine Top 100 Albums ChartUniversal1[9][dead link]4× Platinum[10]160,000
Venezuelan Top 40 Albums ChartCAPROFONO1[11]Platinum20,000

* In the UK multi-artist compilations are not eligible to the Top 200 Artist Albums chart.

Year-end charts[edit source | edit]

YearCountryChartRank
2007GermanyIFPI#65 [12]

Singles[edit source | edit]

YearSingleSinger(s)ChartPeak
2006"Breaking Free"Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens
US Billboard 1004
Pop 1006
UK Singles Chart9
2006"Get'cha Head in the Game"Zac EfronHot 10023
Pop 10023
2006"Start of Something New"Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne HudgensHot 10028
Pop 10030
2006"Stick to the Status Quo"High School Musical CastPop 10037
Hot 10043
2007UK Singles Chart74
2006"We're All in This Together"High School Musical CastPop 10032
Hot 10034
2007UK Singles Chart40
2006"What I've Been Looking For"Ashley Tisdale and Lucas GrabeelPop 10034
Hot 10035
2006"What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)"Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne HudgensPop 10054
Hot 10066
2006"When There Was Me and You"Vanessa Anne HudgensPop 10055
Hot 10071
Preceded by
Ghetto Classics by Jaheim
Reality Check by Juvenile
Billboard 200 number-one album
March 11, 2006
April 1, 2006
Succeeded by
In My Own Words by Ne-Yo
3121 by Prince
Preceded by
Black Holes & Revelations by Muse
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
July 31, 2006 – August 14, 2006
Succeeded by
Back to Basics by Christina Aguilera

Composers[edit source | edit]

Six composing teams were hired to write the music. The score was written by David Lawrence, and the songs' respective composers are as follows:

International versions[edit source | edit]

The album has been rerecorded and released in international versions with foreign language lyrics in some countries.

SongOriginal nameLanguageSinger(s)Country
"High School Musical""High School Musical"SpanishMotaSpain
"High School Musical""High School Musical"SpanishReparto de "High School Musical: El Desafío"Mexico
"Классный мюзикл" (Klassny Myuzikl)"High School Musical"RussianSergey Lazarev, Kseniya Larina, Mikhail Veselov, Evgeniya Otradnaya & OthersRussia
"High School Musical""High School Musical"Hindi[13]Naresh Kamath, Sunidhi Chauhan, Neuman Pinto, Shweta Pandit, Samantha Edwards, Suzanne D'Mello & Dean D'SouzaIndia

International versions have also been released for individual singles.

SongOriginal nameLanguageSinger(s)
"Наверх в облака" (Naverkh v oblaka)"Start of Something New"RussianSergey Lazarev & Kseniya Larina
"Algo Va A Empezar""Start of Something New"Spanish (Mexico)Gerardo & Mariana (High School Musical: La Selección)
"Ты владеешь мячом" (Ty vladeyesh' myachom)"Get'cha Head in the Game"RussianSergey Lazarev
"Pon la mente en el juego""Get'cha Head in the Game"Spanish (Argentina)Fernando Dente (High School Musical: La Selección)
"Mente en el Juego""Get'cha Head in the Game"Spanish (Mexico)Cistobal & Cesar (High School Musical: La Selección)
"Мы в темные дни грустили одни" (My v temnye dni grustiili odni)"What I've Been Looking For"RussianSergey Lazarev & Kseniya Larina
"Eres Tú""What I've Been Looking For"Spanish (Mexico)Belanova
"O Que Eu Procurava""What I've Been Looking For"Portuguese (Brazil)Ludov
"Estando tú y yo""When There Was Me and You"Spanish (Mexico)Fabiola (High School Musical: La Selección)
"Cuando éramos tú y yo""When There Was Me and You"Spanish (Argentina)Victoria (High School Musical: La Selección)
"あなたといた時" (Anata to Ita Toki)"When There Was Me and You"JapaneseHitomi Shimatani
"Bop to the Top""Bop to the Top"Spanish (Mexico)High School Musical "La Selección"
"Bop to the Top""Bop to the Top"Spanish (Argentina)Colo & Delfina (High School Musical: La Selección)
"Breaking Free (Asian Version)""Breaking Free"EnglishVince Chong, Nikki Gil & Alicia Pan
"Breaking Free (European Version)""Breaking Free"EnglishJosh Hoge & Nikki Flores
"Tem Que Tentar""Breaking Free"Portuguese (Portugal)Fellipe Guadanucci & Lenora Hage
"Se Provi A Volare""Breaking Free"ItalianLuca Dirisio
"另一個自己" (Ling yi ge zi ji)"Breaking Free"MandarinAnson Hu & Stephy Tang
"Briser Mes Chaînes""Breaking Free"FrenchSofiane
"Sólo Hay Que Intentar""Breaking Free"Spanish (Mexico)Roger González & Carla Medina
"Donde Hay Libertad""Breaking Free"Spanish (Mexico)High School Musical "La Selección"
"No Dejes De Soñar""Breaking Free"Spanish (Spain)Conchita
"Masz w sobie wiarę""Breaking Free"PolishHania Stach i Andrzej Lampert
"ממריאים" (Mamri'im)"Breaking Free"HebrewGilat Hillel
"Наш звездный час" (Nash zvezdniy chas)"Breaking Free"RussianSergey Lazarev & Kseniya Larina
"Tem Que Tentar""Breaking Free"Portuguese (Brazil)Fabiola Ribeiro & Beto Marden
"Estamos Todos Juntos""We're All in This Together"Spanish (Mexico)High School Musical "La Selección"
"1+1=11""We're All in This Together"ChineseGo Go Club
"Minna Star!""We're All in This Together"JapaneseAAA
"Мы все вместе" (My vse vmeste)"We're All in This Together"RussianSergey Lazarev Kseniya Larina & Other

Hindi versions[edit source | edit]

Hindi TitleOriginal NameSinger(s)
"Yeh Man Gaaye Kyon""Start of Something New"Naresh Kamath & Sunidhi Chauhan
"Ho Ek Hi Aim"Get'cha Head in the Game"Naresh Kamath
"Is Dil Ne Kahi Jo Baatein Nayi"What I've Been Looking For"Neuman Pinto & Shweta Pandit
"Is Dil Ne Kahi Jo Baatein Nayi (Reprise)"What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)"Naresh Kamath & Sunidhi Chauhan
"Jo Karte Ho Wohi Karo"Stick to the Status Quo"Shweta Pandit & Neuman Pinto, (Chorus) Samantha Edwards, Suzanne D'Mello & Dean D'Souza
"Na Jaane Main Aur Tu"When There Was Me and You"Sunidhi Chauhan
"Paaye Yeh'"Bop to the Top"Neuman Pinto & Shweta Pandit
"Choole Ambar Hi'"Breaking Free"Naresh Kamath & Sunidhi Chauhan
"Yeh Maujh Hai Ek Ho Jaaye'"We're All in This Together"Naresh Kamath, Sunidhi Chauhan, Neuman Pinto & Shweta Pandit, (Chorus) Samantha Edwards, Suzanne D'Mello & Dean D'Souza

Release history[edit source | edit]

RegionDateLabelFormat
United StatesJanuary 10, 2006Walt DisneyCD
Canada
AustraliaMay 27, 2006EMI
South AfricaNovember 13, 2006
IndiaOctober 2006Times Music

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Moore, John (July 20, 2008). ""High School Musical": Disney's surprise megahit". denverpost.com. 
  2. ^ Cashmere, Paul. "High School Musical Was Top Album of 2006". Undercover.com.au. 
  3. ^ High School Musical (2006) (TV) - Soundtracks
  4. ^ Phares, Heather (2006-01-10). "High School Musical - High School Musical Cast : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  5. ^ a b "The Official UK Compilation Albums Chart for the week ending 23 August 2008". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (365): 9. 
  6. ^ High School Musical chart history - australian-charts.com. australian-charts.com.
  7. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank ('High School Musical')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
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  9. ^ "High School Musical - Numero 1 a nivel Internacional". Universal.com.mx. 2007-03-11. Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
  10. ^ "Discos de Oro y Platino" (in Spanish). CAPIF. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Bienvenidos a la Cadena Global [CadenaGlobal.com]". Cadenaglobal.com. 2007-03-12. Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 
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