"The Climb" (CD single)
What parents need to know
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?
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?