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High School Musical - Stick To The Status Quo

"Stick to the Status Quo" is the fifth song in High School Musical and on the movie soundtrack. This song is about everyone telling their secrets. Zeke Baylor is baking, Martha Cox loves hip-hop, and a skater dude plays the cello. Throughout the song, each group tells how the rebel should "stick to the status quo". Sharpay chimes in too, saying "this is not what she planned". Ryan then sings with her, stating that he could not agree more.

Lyrics

Zeke:
You can bet
There's nothin' but net
When I am in a zone and on a roll
But I've got a confession
My own secret obsession
And it's making me lose control

Jocks:
Everybody gather 'round

Zeke (spoken):
Well if Troy can tell his secret than I can tell mine...I bake.

Chad (spoken):
What?

Zeke (spoken):
I love to bake! Strudels, scones, even apple pandowdy!

Jocks:
Not another sound

Zeke (spoken):
Someday I hope to make the perfect crème brûlée.

Jocks:
No, no, no, nooooooooooo
No, no, no
Stick to the stuff you know
If you wanna be cool
Follow one simple rule
Don't mess with the flow, no, no
Stick to the status quo

Martha:
Look at me
And what do you see?
Intelligence beyond compare
But inside I am stirring
Something strange is occurring
It's a secret I need to share

Brainiacs:
Open up, dig way down deep

Martha (spoken):
Hip hop is my passion! I love to pop and lock and jam and break!

Brainiac (spoken):
Is that even legal?

Brainiacs:
Not another peep

Martha (spoken):
It's just dancing. Sometimes I think it's cooler than homework.

Brainiacs:
No, no, no, noooooooooo
No, no, no
Stick to the stuff you know
It is better by far
To keep things as they are
Don't mess with the flow, no, no
Stick to the status quo

Skater Dude:
Listen well
I'm ready to tell
About a need that I cannot deny
Dude, there's no explanation
For this awesome sensation
But I'm ready to let it fly

Dudes & Dudettes:
Speak your mind and you'll be heard

Skater Dude (spoken):
Alright, if Troy wants to be a singer then I'm coming clean! I play the cello!

Dude 1 (spoken):
Awesome!
What is it?
A saw!

Skater Dude (spoken):
No, dude, it's like a giant violin!

Dudes & Dudettes:
Not another word

Dude 1 (spoken):
Do you have to wear a costume?

Skater Dude (spoken):
Coat and tie!

Dudes & Dudettes:
No, no, no, nooooooooooo
No, no, no
Stick to the stuff you know
If you wanna be cool
Follow one simple rule
Don't mess with the flow, no, no
Stick to the status quoooooooo

Jocks, Brainiacs, & Dudes/Dudettes:
No, no, no
Stick to the stuff you know
It is better by far
To keep things as they are
Don't mess with the flow, no, no
Stick to the status quo

[Instrumental break]

Sharpay:
This is not what I want.
This is not what planned.
And I just gotta say, I do not understand.
Something is really...

Ryan:
Something's not right

Sharpay:
Really wrong

Sharpay & Ryan:
And we gotta get things
Back where they belong
We can do it

Skater Dude:
Gotta play

Dudes & Dudettes:
Stick with what you know

Sharpay & Ryan:
We can do it

Martha Cox:
Hip hop hooray

Brainiacs:
She has got to go

Sharpay & Ryan:
We can do it

Zeke:
Crème Brûlée

Jocks:
Keep your voice down low

Jocks, Brainiacs & Dudes/Dudettes:
Not another peep
No, not another word
No, not another sound
No

Sharpay:
Everybody QUIET!

[Silence]

Gabriella (spoken):
Why is everybody staring at you?

Taylor (spoken):
Not me, you.

Gabriella (spoken):
Because of the callbacks? I can't have people staring at me. I really can't.

Jocks, Brainiacs & Dudes/Dudettes:
Noooooooooooooo, no, no, no
Sick to the stuff you know
If you want to be cool
Follow one simple rule Don't mess with the flow, oh no Stick to the status quooooooooooooo

No, no, no
Stick to the stuff you know
It is better by far
To keep things as they are
Don't mess with the flow, no, no

Stick to the status
Stick to the status
Stick to the status quo

v - e - d
High School Musical Logo
Media
Films: High School MusicalHigh School Musical 2High School Musical 3: Senior YearSharpay's Fabulous AdventureHigh School Musical 4

TV Series: High School Musical: Get in the Picture
Video games: Makin' the Cut!Work This Out!Sing It!Sing It! 3Livin' the DreamSenior Year DanceSenior Year DSSing ItDisney Sing It: Pop HitsDisney Sing It: Party HitsDisney Sing It: Family Hits
Music: High School Musical (Soundtrack)High School Musical 2 (soundtrack)High School Musical 3: Senior Year (soundtrack)Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (soundtrack)High School Musical Hits RemixedHigh School Musical 2: Non-Stop Dance Party

Characters
HSM: Troy BoltonGabriella MontezSharpay EvansRyan EvansChad DanforthTaylor McKessieKelsi NielsenZeke BaylorJason CrossMartha CoxMs. DarbusJack BoltonMrs. Montez

HSM2: Thomas FultonLucille BoltonVance EvansDarby EvansBoiThe Sharpettes
HSM3: Tiara GoldJimmy ZaraDonnie DionCharlie DanforthMrs. DanforthPrincipal Matsui
SFA: Peyton LeverettRoger EllistonTiffani DestinAmber Lee AdamsGill SammsNeal RobertsBerry TaylorMr. GonzalesMrs. Gonzalez

Locations
East High SchoolBolton HouseholdMountain Ski ResortLava SpringsStanford University
Songs
HSM: Start of Something NewGet'cha Head in the GameWhat I've Been Looking For + (Reprise) • Stick to the Status QuoWhen There Was Me and YouBop to the TopBreaking FreeWe're All in This Together

HSM2: What Time Is It?FabulousWork This OutYou Are The Music in Me + (Reprise) • Humuhumunukunukuapua'aI Don't DanceGotta Go My Own WayBet On ItEverydayAll for One
HSM3: Now or NeverRight Here, Right NowI Want It AllCan I Have This DanceA Night to RememberJust Wanna Be with YouThe Boys are BackWalk AwayScreamSenior Year Spring MusicalHigh School MusicalJust Getting Started
SFA: Gonna ShineMy Boi and MeMy Girl and MeNew York's Best Kept SecretThe Rest of My Life