"The Climb" (CD single)

Music review by
Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Great singing makes cliched lyrics believable (almost).

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 31 reviews

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

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."

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What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBillyTheKidd September 1, 2010
I absolutely hate this song.
Parent of a 17-year-old Written bylove2 September 26, 2009

beautiful song

a beautiful and kid friendly song.
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.
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

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: July 15, 2015

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