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Top 10 High School Musical Songs

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Alright, High School Musical fans, it's time to reflect, recap, and revisit the Top 10 High School Musical songs. The High School Musical Soundtracks weren't wall-to-wall songwriting gems, no doubt, but there were a few highlights among the three CDs. Go Wildcats!

10. "Right Here, Right Now" from 'High School Musical 3 Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

This power ballad celebrates teen love while casting a wary eye at life changes brought on by the upcoming graduation.

Listen to a sample of "Right Here, Right Now"

9. "Get'cha Head in the Game" from 'High School Musical Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

A thumping, sneaker squeak/basketball bounce-infused R&B tune about the distraction of a new crush.

Listen to a sample of "Get'cha Head in the Game"

8. "Stick to the Status Quo" from 'High School Musical Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

This full cast performance amusingly warns about straying from established cliques. "Stick to the Status Quo" actually sounds like something you might hear if you went to a Broadway show for kids!

Listen to a sample of "Stick to the Status Quo"

7. "Scream" from 'High School Musical 3 Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

"Scream" begins as a quiet ballad, then transforms into a fuzz guitar-fueled rocker. It's one of the more interesting and appealing songs on High School Musical 3, just because it doesn't sound like everything else.

Listen to a sample of "Scream"

6. "Breaking Free" from 'High School Musical Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

"Breaking Free" is a pop rocker that celebrates exceeding the expectations of peer groups.

Listen to a sample of "Breaking Free"

5. "Just Wanna Be with You" from 'High School Musical 3 Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

The radio-friendly pop tune "Just Wanna Be with You" is an ode to eternal friendship.

Listen to a sample of "Just Wanna Be with You"

4. "What I've Been Looking For" from 'High School Musical Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

One of the most Broadway musical-like tunes on all the High School Musical Soundtracks, "What I've Been Looking For" is a jaunty piano-driven ditty about newly-discovered feelings.

Listen to a sample of "What I've Been Looking For"

3. "We're All In This Together" from 'High School Musical Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

"We're All In This Together" is an exuberant, full cast, Drumline-like tune about school spirit and individual uniqueness.

Listen to a sample of "We're All In This Together"

2. "You Are the Music in Me" from 'High School Musical 2 Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

From an otherwise blah soundtrack, "You Are the Music in Me" is the song you've most likely heard, a genuine tween pop hit about young friendship/love.

Listen to a sample of "You Are the Music in Me"

1. "High School Musical" from 'High School Musical 3 Soundtrack'

High School Musical Soundtracks
Courtesy Walt Disney Records

The superpoppy "High School Musical" encapsulates the sentiment behind this popular Disney series, as the kids cherish their Wildcat memories but look forward to the future.

Listen to a sample of "High School Musical"

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