If there’s one album I get pulled in-store to check for availability, this is it. What’s up with 11 year-olds these days? “Dad I want you to check again, today… today dad, today”. Oh brother! But here’s what I can say, when I finally got the album I was the biggest hero. I mean the biggest… in my daughter’s world.
She had all three soundtracks now from High School Musical 1, 2 & 3. There’s something about this cast that grabs her tight. The packaging itself shouts “Grab me!”. The music therein gives the solid 1-2-3 punch for a good-buy thumbs-up decision.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year is the soundtrack album for the Walt Disney Pictures film of the same name. It was released on October 21, 2008 in the United States. I suspect a little that this will be the last installment of this series… the cast graduates from senior year anyway.
Let’s move to statistics, did you know that in the first week of this album’s release alone it has sold about 297,000 copies in the USA alone. What a record! It debuts as the #2 in Billboard’s top 200 list, only losing to AC/DC’s Black Ice which sold an unbelievable 1, 762,000 on its first week.
In Australia, (High School Musical 3) the soundtrack was accredited Gold on November 6th (within the first week of its release), and was certified Platinum on December 2nd – before the film even opened in cinemas across Australia. In Brazil, the album sold more than 60,000 in pre-orders alone and was certified Platinum before the official release
Continuing the counter in the USA the soundtrack sold over 920,000 copies. Worldwide it sold about 2,000,000. Not bad for a teenage film soundtrack.
Check out the track listing:
1. Now or Never (High School Musical 3: Senior Year Cast) — 4:33
2. Right Here, Right Now (Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens) — 3:58
3. I Want It All (Ashley Tisdale & Lucas Grabeel) — 4:39
4. Can I Have This Dance (Vanessa Hudgens & Zac Efron) — 4:04
5. A Night to Remember (High School Musical 3: Senior Year Cast) — 3:58
6. Just Wanna Be with You (Lucas Grabeel, Olesya Rulin, Vanessa Hudgens & Zac Efron) — 2:38
7. The Boys Are Back (Corbin Bleu & Zac Efron) — 3:47
8. Walk Away (Vanessa Hudgens) — 3:50
9. Scream (Zac Efron) — 3:56
10. Senior Year Spring Musical (High School Musical 3: Senior Year Cast) — 7:45
11. We’re All in This Together (Graduation Mix) (High School Musical 3: Senior Year Cast) — 4:17
12. High School Musical (High School Musical 3: Senior Year Cast) — 3:53
Aside from the lively cuts, this soundtrack has “audio hooks” all over. Check it out… it’s worth every buck!