The Best of Both Worlds Concert Soundtrack

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
The Best of Both Worlds Concert Soundtrack Music Poster Image
Live concert CD brings perky tween phenom home.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 6 reviews

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

With songs like, "Nobody's Perfect" and "Life's What You Make It," this is an album full of feel-good pop tunes. Also, Miley is a perfect role model for kids: likable, wholesome, and friendly.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

Hannah Montana is in itself a franchise that tween girls love to spend cash on. Although there's no direct product connection, the laundry list of Hannah products is undeniably tied to this album.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a perfectly acceptable album for kids. The songs are innocuous, the energy level is high, and the theme throughout is all about having a good time. Except for the snippets of screaming fans, this live album is stripped of the Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus mania and depends more on the entertainment of the actual music and lyrics than the hype. Parents will appreciate the mentions of issues such as self-esteem and frustration ("Nobody's Perfect" will provide kids with a catchy way to vent their feelings), but this is really a party album, so nothing gets too heavy. The CD comes with a DVD featuring concert highlights, behind-the-scenes footage, and a video and photo slideshow.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySha_nay_nay_ July 14, 2013


Parent of a 17-year-old Written bylove2 September 28, 2009

not a great....

not a great sountrack but not bad either
Kid, 10 years old September 14, 2013

Hey there!

well this is cool I just received a free iTunes Card Code and it worked! Got it at freeitunesforever. com
Kid, 9 years old October 27, 2011

the best

iths a great song for all kids ages.

What's the story?

Following the blockbuster success of the 3-D movie, Miley Cyrus brings the sounds of the Best of Both Worlds concert film home for fans on this soundtrack album. Musical performances from her filmed concerts feature many favorites, including the \"We Got the Party\" duet with the Jonas Brother and \"Let's Dance.\" There are tracks from both Miley Cyrus and her alter-ego, Hannah Montana; the reason why this album will give fervent followers \"the best of both worlds.\"

Is it any good?

It's hard not to get caught up in the hype surrounding Miley Cyrus. The CD is, not surprisingly, a high-energy party album that combines rock and pop sounds into a fun and fluffy fiesta. Cyrus's affable -- but not overly sweet -- vocals pack a powerful punch. It's easy to understand why tweens flock to Cyrus: She doesn't try to be a diva or a glamour queen, but instead acts as the perfect master of ceremonies to this all-girl party. Kids (and some parents too!) will have fun rocking out to these catchy tracks any time of the day.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the Hannah Montana phenomenon. What makes her so appealing? Why has the show become such a big hit? What makes her different from other young celebrities? Why do you think she's so grounded? Families can also talk about how the music of Miley/Hannah differs from her concerts and TV series. Without the visual effects (no 3-D here) how entertaining is the music? How do you think Miley's musical career is aided by high-tech concerts, a TV show, and a fun, fashionable image?

Music details

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

Our editors recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality.

Learn how we rate