Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack

Common Sense Media says

Tween icon and guests churn out wholesome soundtrack.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Though the message is largely ANTI-consumerism, plenty of expensive product names -- Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Harley Davidson -- are still dropped throughout these songs.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this soundtrack represents more of the same wholesome messages from Miley Cyrus and her guest artists. Even in songs like "The Good Life" that deal with fame and its spoils, the story arc always comes back to appreciating good fortune: "This is the good life / Take a good look … / Take it slow."

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What's the story?

These days, tween idol Miley Cyrus needs little introduction. The early release of this movie soundtrack will appease the legions of young fans who are hotly anticipating the movie itself, Hannah Montana: The Movie, which is based on her TV show. While most of the songs on the CD belong to Cyrus, she peppers the record with tunes from other artists like her teen country counterpart, Taylor Swift, as well as Rascal Flatts, Steve Rushton, and even her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. Despite the different artists, a common thread runs throughout all of these tracks -- integrity and clean living. On "Let's Do This," for instance, Cyrus sings about owing her fans a good performance: "You came a long way to be with us / You paid good money to see a show / So let's get ready 'cause here we go." And on "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home," she discusses staying grounded: "You can change your hair and you can change your clothes … / But you'll always find your way back home."

Is it any good?

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Compared to her earlier hits, Cyrus doesn't show any great leaps of creativity or skill in these songs. In terms of her own tunes on the album, her vocals remain solid, and her overall sound stays true to the synth-pop formula she's already established -- which will undoubtedly thrill her devotees. However, the tracks from her guest artists share a distinctly country flavor, since, with the exception of Steve Rushton, these artists all fall squarely in the country camp. As a result, some of the tracks may sound too twang-y for pop music fans.

Families can talk about...

  • Parents can talk about Celebrity Role Models and the affect they have on kids. You can also discuss how stardom may affect a teenager like Miley Cyrus. What are some of the challenges that a teen in the public spotlight might face? Do you think Miley may still go through hard times despite her successful career?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:March 23, 2009
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Pop music for kids
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written bynutmeg_7 July 19, 2009
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Everyone Will Love

A great addition to the wonderful movie. The songs are catchy- some being fast and dancey (Hoedown Throwdown) and others being slower and cutsey (The Climb, Butterfly Fly Away). I also recommend babysitters to learn the dance for Hoedown Throwdown- kids LOVE learning it!!
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Adult Written byTaylorSwiftFan2008 July 13, 2014
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Good music

I only like this CD because Taylor Swift did a song on this one called crazier and she wrote the opening track You'll Always Find your way back home and there are some other great country singers on here like Rascal Flatt, Billy Ray Cyrus and Taylor Swift but Miley did go a little country because the songs like Hoedown Throw down with a little hip-hop country twang, The Climb, and Don't walk away but over all the music is really good
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 6 years old April 3, 2011
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good for kids 5 and up

I love it.
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Great role models

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