No surprises here: the StarStruck Soundtrack features the kind of airbrushed Disney pop songs we've all heard many times before, like "Hero" and "StarStruck." "Shades" sounds just like "Now or Never" from the High School Musical 3 Soundtrack, while "Something About the Sunshine" is fourth-generation Madonna. They also throw in a power ballad ("What You Mean to Me"), some shiny alt rock ("Got to Believe"), and the ubiquitous party scene hip hop jam ("Party Up").
In typical Disney cross-marketing manner, the StarStruck Soundtrack includes two songs that have nothing to do with the StarStruck TV movie. Walt Disney Records promotes two of its newest stars by including Jasmine Sagginario's "Make a Movie" from her 2009 album The Next Me, and Mitchel Musso's "Welcome to Hollywood" from his self-titled 2009 album. Jasmine was the winner of Radio Disney's "Next Big Thing" in 2009, and Mitchel stars in the Disney Channel TV series Hannah Montana.
So when if comes down to it, you're only getting an eight song soundtrack. "Hero" is performed again as an acoustic rendition, while Knight and Campbell team up for a duet version of "Something About the Sunshine."
The StarStruck Soundtrack is for dedicated fans of the Disney TV movie or for lovers of Disney pop in general. A couple of catchy but forgettable songs ("Something About the Sunshine" and "Hero"), but mostly forgettable.
Released February 9, 2010; Walt Disney Records
- "Starstruck" - Christopher Wilde
- "Shades" - Christopher Wilde
- "Hero" - Christopher Wilde & Stubby
- "Something About the Sunshine" - Christopher Wilde & Anna Margaret
- "What You Mean to Me" - Christopher Wilde
- "Party Up" - Stubby
- "Got To Believe" - Christopher Wilde
- "Hero (Unplugged)" - Christopher Wilde & Stubby
- "Something About the Sunshine" - Anna Margaret
- "New Boyfriend" - Anna Margaret
- "Welcome To Hollywood" - Mitchel Musso
- "Make a Movie" - Jasmine Sagginario