High School Musical (soundtrack)

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High School Musical
Soundtrack album by High School Musical Cast
Released January 10, 2006
(see release history)
Recorded 2005
Genre Pop, teen pop, dance-pop, pop rock, musical theatre
Length 38:25
Label Walt Disney
Producer Kenny 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 in 2006.[2] As of January 2014, the album has sold 4,878,000 copies in the US, making it the best-selling TV soundtrack since 1991 when Nielsen SoundScan started tracking music sales.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Start of Something New"   Zac Efron, Drew Seeley**, Vanessa Hudgens 3:17
2. "Get'cha Head In the Game"   Efron, Seeley** 2:26
3. "What I've Been Looking For"   Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel 2:04
4. "What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)"   Efron, Seeley**, Hudgens 1:20
5. "Stick to the Status Quo"   High School Musical Cast 4:28
6. "When There Was Me and You"   Hudgens 3:00
7. "Bop to the Top"   Tisdale, Grabeel 1:47
8. "Breaking Free"   Efron, Seeley**, Hudgens 3:27
9. "We're All In This Together"   High School Musical Cast 3:51
10. "I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"   Seeley (completely sung by him), Hudgens, Grabeel, Tisdale 2:51
11. "Get'cha Head In the Game"   B5 2:43
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.[4] He originally was not given credit for singing.

High School Musical 2-disc Special edition[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. Title Length
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]

Chart (2006) Providers Peak
position
Certification Sales
Billboard 200 (US) Billboard, RIAA 1[5] 4× Platinum 4,878,000[3]
UK Compilation Albums Chart* OCC, BPI 1[6] 3× Platinum[6] 900,000
Australian ARIA Albums Chart ARIA 1[7] Platinum 70,000
German Albums Chart [8] BVMI ? Platinum 200,000
Mexican Top 100 Albums Chart Universal 1[9]
Argentine Top 100 Albums Chart Universal 1[10][dead link] 4× Platinum[11] 160,000
Venezuelan Top 40 Albums Chart CAPROFONO 1[12] Platinum 20,000

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

Year-end charts[edit]

Year Country Chart Rank
2007 Germany IFPI #65 [13]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Singer(s) Chart Peak
2006 "Breaking Free" Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens
US Billboard 100 4
Pop 100 6
UK Singles Chart 9
2006 "Get'cha Head in the Game" Zac Efron Hot 100 23
Pop 100 23
2006 "Start of Something New" Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens Hot 100 28
Pop 100 30
2006 "Stick to the Status Quo" High School Musical Cast Pop 100 37
Hot 100 43
2007 UK Singles Chart 74
2006 "We're All in This Together" High School Musical Cast Pop 100 32
Hot 100 34
2007 UK Singles Chart 40
2006 "What I've Been Looking For" Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel Pop 100 34
Hot 100 35
2006 "What I've Been Looking For (Reprise)" Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hudgens Pop 100 54
Hot 100 66
2006 "When There Was Me and You" Vanessa Anne Hudgens Pop 100 55
Hot 100 71
  • "Breaking Free" went from number #86 to #4 in its second week, an 82-point jump on the Hot 100.
  • "Get'cha Head in the Game" went from number #100 to #23 in its second week, a 77-point jump.
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]

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

  • "Start of Something New", "I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" and "We’re All in This Together" by Matthew Gerrard, Andrew Seeley & Robbie Nevil
  • "Stick to the Status Quo" by David Lawrence & Faye Greenberg
  • "Get'cha Head in the Game" by Ray Cham, Greg Cham, and Andrew Seeley and RP Caffrey(Robert Mc Caffrey)
  • "Bop to the Top" by Randy Petersen & Kevin Quinn
  • "What I’ve Been Looking For" by Andy Dodd & Adam Watts
  • "Breaking Free" and "When There Was Me and You" by Jamie Houston

International versions[edit]

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

Song Original name Language Singer(s) Country
"High School Musical" "High School Musical" Spanish Mota Spain
"High School Musical" "High School Musical" Spanish Reparto de "High School Musical: El Desafío" Mexico
"Классный мюзикл" (Klassny Myuzikl) "High School Musical" Russian Sergey Lazarev, Kseniya Larina, Mikhail Veselov, Evgeniya Otradnaya & Others Russia
"High School Musical" "High School Musical" Hindi[14] Naresh Kamath, Sunidhi Chauhan, Neuman Pinto, Shweta Pandit, Samantha Edwards, Suzanne D'Mello & Dean D'Souza India

International versions have also been released for individual singles.

Song Original name Language Singer(s)
"Наверх в облака" (Naverkh v oblaka) "Start of Something New" Russian Sergey 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" Russian Sergey 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" Russian Sergey 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" Japanese Hitomi 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" English Vince Chong, Nikki Gil & Alicia Pan
"Breaking Free (European Version)" "Breaking Free" English Josh Hoge & Nikki Flores
"Tem Que Tentar" "Breaking Free" Portuguese (Portugal) Fellipe Guadanucci & Lenora Hage
"Se Provi A Volare" "Breaking Free" Italian Luca Dirisio
"另一個自己" (Ling yi ge zi ji) "Breaking Free" Mandarin Chinese Anson Hu & Stephy Tang
"Briser Mes Chaînes" "Breaking Free" French Sofiane
"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" Polish Hania Stach i Andrzej Lampert
"ממריאים" (Mamri'im) "Breaking Free" Hebrew Gilat Hillel
"Наш звездный час" (Nash zvezdniy chas) "Breaking Free" Russian Sergey 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" Mandarin Chinese Go Go Club
"Minna Star!" "We're All in This Together" Japanese AAA
"Мы все вместе" (My vse vmeste) "We're All in This Together" Russian Sergey Lazarev Kseniya Larina & Other

Hindi versions[edit]

Hindi Title Original Name Singer(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]

Region Date Label Format
United States January 10, 2006 Walt Disney CD
Canada
Australia May 27, 2006 EMI
South Africa November 13, 2006
India October 2006 Times Music

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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