Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Tween icon and guests churn out wholesome soundtrack.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 13 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
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

What 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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Adult Written byNathan D. July 13, 2014

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 th... Continue reading
Parent of a 17-year-old Written bylove2 September 25, 2009

great songs!

very good songs
Kid, 6 years old April 3, 2011
Kid, 10 years old April 10, 2010

Uplifting and Fun!

My Goodness! What an amazing soundtrack! Very good messages in the lyrics such as The Climb, Butterfly, and You'll Always Find you're Way Back Home.... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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