"The Climb" (CD single) Music Poster Image

"The Climb" (CD single)

Great singing makes cliched lyrics believable (almost).
Popular with kids

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song encourages persistence in pursuit of your goals: "Just got to keep going, I got to be strong, Just keep pushing on."

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this single from Miley Cyrus' feature film, Hannah Montana: The Movie, is a power ballad whose message about persevering in the face of insurmountable odds has inspirational lyrics, but feels a little hackneyed.

What's the story?

First performed at the Kids Inaugural concert, \"THE CLIMB\" is from Miley Cyrus' forthcoming feature film, Hannah Montana: The Movie, and is being released as a single. The song is about facing odds that seem insurmountable but continuing to \"climb\" towards your dreams. With lyrics like, \"Ain't about how fast I get there, Ain't about what's waiting on the other side, It's the climb,\" Cyrus, in the guise of her alter ego Hannah Montana, tells herself to \"Keep on moving, Keep climbing, Keep the faith baby.\"

Is it any good?

QUALITY

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. "The Climb" comes at a crucial point in the movie when Hannah Montana needs to buck up and take on the challenges facing her. The girl can belt out a ballad like nobody's business -- and her fans love her for it. Do kids care if the lyrics are cliched? Nope. Parents might cringe, but Cyrus pulls it off convincingly and confidently.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how you handle tough challenges facing you in pursuit of your goal. Does it make you want to give up -- or work harder? Does listening to songs about people who have stuggled to achieve their goals make you want to work harder?

Music details

Artist:Miley Cyrus
Release date:January 19, 2009
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

This review of "The Climb" (CD single) was written by

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

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

About Our Ratings

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate.

Get more information about our ratings.

Great handpicked alternatives

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

Teen, 14 years old Written byDr.Pepsi June 1, 2011

A very good song!

Miley Cyrus has good role model during the song and the song gives the listeners positive messages about not giving up your dreams
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 November 13, 2012

climb cd single

are cliched? Nope. Parents might cringe, but Cyrus pulls it off convincingly and confidently. Families can talk about how you handle tough challenges facing you in pursuit of your goal. Does it make you want to give up -- or work harder? Does listening to songs about people who have struggled to achieve their goals make you want to work harder?
What other families should know
Great messages
Kid, 12 years old June 11, 2011

Great song, go America!

This is the only song I like by Miley Cyrus. I just hate her guts. This song has a positive and upbringing message, great song.
What other families should know
Great messages