"7 Things" (CD single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
"7 Things" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Hannah Montana channels her rocker side.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 20 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Just a teenage girl singing about a break-up with a bit of anger as she describes some things she hate about a guy. She also talks about what she likes about him.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

"And when we kiss, I'm hypnotized" and "When we're intertwined everything's alright" is all there is.


The worse it gets is "7 things I hate about you."


A mention of Levi's.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this song is Miley on her own -- no Hannah Montana on the flip side -- so it's a little more "hardcore," if you can call it that. The 15 year old sings about a recent breakup and declares her "7 things I hate about you." Strong feelings, but the language is fine if you don't mind the word "hate." There's a line about being hypnotized because of a kiss.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBBGum July 10, 2020

I Like This Song

I enjoy listening to this song. I especially like the music video, the acting in it is really good. And I love the whole story behind it. "and the seventh... Continue reading
Adult Written byreel_mom122 April 9, 2008


Give the poor girl a break, 8 years old? No No No, Little kids are exposed to kissing and hate from the begining just from classic disney movies~ this is more t... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old October 17, 2013
Kid, 9 years old August 6, 2011

Great Song!

This is a great song! If you love to rock out, this is the song for you!

What's the story?

\"7 THINGS\" is the first single to debut from Miley Cyrus' upcoming album, Breakout scheduled to be released July 22. It's an upbeat, in-your-face rocker rant, in which the 15-year-old Miley sings about the pain of a recent break-up. In the chorus, she gives a speedy list of the \"7 things\" she \"hates about\" her ex. (\"You're vain/your games/you're insecure/you love me, you like her/you make me laugh/you make me cry.\") The music goes back and forth between acoustic and hard rock guitar, as does Miley's voice from Tennessee twang to rocker-girl-done-wrong wallop.

Is it any good?

The song's lyrics are cute and catchy, with a sort of reprieve in the end with Cyrus declaring the "7 things I like about you" ("Your hair/ your eyes/your old Levi's"). So it's not all hate and boy-bashing. It's a good lead to a much anticipated album from the Disney superstar, but parents should keep in mind this is Miley, not Hannah Montana, so the music and lyrics are a bit more direct, and a little less bubblegum.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the dichotomy of Miley Cyrus and her alter-ego Hannah Montana. How do you think Miley has managed such success as both herself and another personality? Which one do you prefer? Why? How do you feel about the fact that Miley is so young and experiencing so much success so fast? Do you think the success will affect her because she's only 15?

Music details

  • Artist: Miley Cyrus
  • Release date: May 13, 2008
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Disney
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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