"Work This Out" is a song performed by the cast of High School Musical 2 in the movie.

Summary

The song is performed by the group of East High students hired to work in Ryan and Sharpay's (Lucas Grabeel and Ashley Tisdale) family's country club, the Lava Springs, during the summer vacation. In the performance, Troy (Zac Efron) tries to convince his friends, while they are in the club's kitchen, that the work they have to do won't ruin their summer if they stick together.

Lyrics

<poem> Chad: How did we get from the top of the world To the bottom of the heap? Taylor: I don't recall you mentioning The boss is such a creep

Zeke: We still have the ingredients to Make this summer sweet Martha: Well, I got rags instead of riches Jason: And all these dirty dishes Chad, Taylor, Zeke, Martha, Kelsi & Jason: Just wish I had three wishes

Gabriella (spoken): Okay, guys, break it up

Troy: We've got to work, work To work this out We'll make things right The sun will shine

If we work, work There'll be no doubt We can still save the summer If we work this out!

Chad (spoken): Dude, what have you gotten us into? Troy (spoken): Come on, we can totally turn this thing around!

Chad: I'd rather face a seven footer Straight up in the post Taylor & Martha: That sure beats hangin' here And burning someone's toast

Jason: I needed Benjamins But this ain't worth the stress Kelsi & Zeke: Maybe there's a better way To fix this greasy mess

Troy: We're a champion team A well-oiled machine And we've faced tougher Problems than this

I know it's a grind, but I'm sure we can find A way to have fun while We get this job done

We've got to work, work To work this out Troy & Gabriella: We'll make things right The sun will shine

Troy, Gabriella, Martha, Kelsi & Zeke: If we work, work There'll be no doubt If we all come together We can work this out!

Troy: Let's work it!

Tell me what you want Gabriella: Tell me what you need Zeke: A little bit of sugar Martha: A little bit of butter Kelsi: It's the perfect recipe!

Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Zeke, Martha, Kelsi & Jason: Pay day! Jason: It'll taste so sweet Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Zeke, Martha, Kelsi & Jason: Pay day! Zeke: Good enough to eat!

Jason: Gonna make some motion pictures Martha: Hit the mall with all my sisters Zeke: Get tickets to the Knicks and Sixers Kelsi: Kick it with the music mixers Chad: Buy a ride that suits my style Taylor: Lounge around the pool a while Troy: Make a date with my favorite girl Troy & Gabriella: We've got it made!

Troy, Gabriella, Chad, Taylor, Zeke, Martha, Kelsi & Jason: We've got to work, work To work this out We'll make things right The sun will shine

If we work, work There'll be no doubt We can still save the summer If we work this out!

Work this! Gotta work this! We can work this out! <poem>


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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 PictureHigh School Musical: The Musical: The Series
Video games:Work This Out!Sing It!Sing It! 3Senior Year DanceSing 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: The Musical: The Series (soundtrack)High School Musical: The ConcertHigh School Musical Hits RemixedHigh School Musical 2: Non-Stop Dance PartyHigh School Musical: Be MineHigh School Musical: The Collection

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 TogetherI Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

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 Me + (My Girl and Me) • Walking on SunshineBabyNew York's Best Kept SecretThe Rest of My Life
HSMTMTS: I Think I Kinda, You KnowWonderingA Billion SorrysAll I WantBorn to Be BraveTruth, Justice and Songs in Our KeyOut of the OldRole of a LifetimeJust for a MomentThe Medley, The Mash-Up

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