What Time Is It? (song)

"What Time Is It?" is the opening musical number and first single from the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical 2. It is featured on the High School Musical 2 soundtrack, and is the first song off the High School Musical 2 soundtrack.

"What Time Is It?"
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Single by High School Musical 2 cast
from the album High School Musical 2
ReleasedJuly 17, 2007[1](Radio Disney)
July 31, 2007 (iTunes)
LabelWalt Disney
High School Musical singles chronology
"Breaking Free"
"What Time Is It?"
"I Don't Dance"
Corbin Bleu singles chronology
"Deal with It"
"What Time Is It?"
"I Don't Dance"
Vanessa Hudgens singles chronology
"Say OK"
"What Time Is It?"
"You Are the Music in Me"
Ashley Tisdale singles chronology
"Be Good to Me"
"What Time Is It?"
"He Said She Said"

The song had its world premiere on Radio Disney on May 25, 2007[1] as part of its Planet Premiere featurette. On June 8, Disney premiered the video as a sneak peek in multiple nations at close to the same time. The single was released on July 16, 2007 worldwide, and on July 17, 2007 in the United States.

The song was supposed to be played during the Sydney Harbour New Year's Eve fireworks on December 31, 2007. But due to the music breaking down, it never got played.

Music videoEdit

Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay (center) in the music video.

The song's video clip and the sequence in the movie commence with the whole of the East High Wildcats in a classroom. On the blackboard in that classroom, a photo is visible with Sharpay and Ryan Evans performing "Bop to the Top", next to where it says "School's Out!" A poster for the East High Winter Musical, "Twinkle Town", featuring Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) and Gabriella Montez (Vanessa Hudgens) is also visible. When the clock has ten seconds to go before the bell, the class commenced chanting "summer!" getting louder until the bell rings, after which the song is performed. The music video contains clips directly from the movie, and was released on July 31, 2007 on the iTunes Store. The music video was also released on the Disney Channel.

Other versionsEdit


Enhanced CD single
1."What Time is It?"3:18
2."High School Musical 2" (movie trailer; enhanced video)2:09
iTunes digital track list
1."Radio Disney Interview: High School Musical 2"2:14
2."What Time is It?"3:18


The song peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Single Sales chart for 28 weeks,[2] which became the highest selling single of the year-end chart in 2007.[3]

Chart (2007) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 20
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 66
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 20
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 6
US Billboard Hot Singles Sales[9] 1


  1. ^ a b "Radio Disney "What Time is It?" World Premiere". Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  2. ^ "Hot Singles Sales : Aug 04, 2007 - Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Hot Singles Sales : Oct 26, 2017 - Billboard Chart Archive". Billboard. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Cast of High School Musical 2 – What Time Is It?". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  5. ^ "High School Musical 2 Cast – What Time Is It – Music Charts". aCharts.us. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Chart Track: Week 31, 2007". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  8. ^ "High School Musical 2 Cast Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  9. ^ "High School Musical 2 Cast – What Time Is It – Music Charts". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2007.