"Hey" (CD single)

Common Sense Media says

Plain vanilla pop from Hannah Montana co-star.

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What parents need to know

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while nothing about this song is outright offensive, Mitchell does describe feeling "insane" without the object of his affections -- skirting the fine line between liking someone a whole lot and becoming obsessed with that person.

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What's the story?

Miley Cyrus isn't the only Hannah Montana star with a new record: Mitchel Musso, a.k.a. Oliver Oken on the enormously popular series, has a self-titled debut album. The first single, HEY, finds Musso in the same love-lorn spot as Cyrus and a lot of her young contemporaries such as Ashley Tisdale and Miranda Cosgrove -- going through the ups and downs of swearing off a former flame whom he's not quite over: "Never been lost in anyone, it's me they want / Without you I'm insane / …Don't care enough to write you a letter / Now that I'm doing better alone."

Is it any good?

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On this single, Mitchell sticks with the tried-and-true musical formula that's worked so well for his Hannah Montana co-star and many other young singers. Featuring radio-friendly, synth-pop hooks and Mitchell's respectable vocals, the song will undoubtedly make it into lots of tween collections that also include Cyrus and the like. But aside from its fun, anthem-like title shout -- HEY! -- in the chorus, nothing about this song stands out enough for it to linger long in listeners' thoughts.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether boys and girls experience romantic relationships differently. Do girls have more intense feelings than boys, or vice versa? Is it more acceptable to see a girl crying over a boy, and why (or why not)?

Music details

Artist:Mitchel Musso
Release date:June 2, 2009
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 14 years old Written by96grlpowrCE August 11, 2010
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Ummm... yeah, pretty bad.

Mitchel Musso is admittedly somewhat cute, but you also have to admit he can't sing. Most Disney 'stars' can't. Miley's the only one I can think of that is gifted in music, actually. o.o This song is very repetitive. I just don't like it.
Teen, 14 years old Written byMeow314159 May 28, 2010
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They are trying to hard to cover up his voice with the music

I think there are really no positive or negative things to say about this song. Although, I think this guy is really annoying. He can't act, and he can't sing either. The poor people who are making his songs are really trying to put a lot of music and stuff in the background so you can't hear how bad his voice is. Seriously, the first time I heard him sing I wanted to cry. It was that bad.
Kid, 11 years old September 28, 2009
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EWWW!

This is like the stupidest song on the planet! Mitchell Musso is a HORRID! Singer, so why bother? It sucks how everyone on Disney is into music now... what happened?
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