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Hannah Montana: The Movie

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
"Livin' two lives is a little weird," sings Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana on her signature track, "The Best of Both Worlds." Hannah Montana: The Movie and its soundtrack try to present the best of many worlds -- pop and country, California and Tennessee, Disney and non-Disney artists -- and it's also a little weird. Given the huge success of the TV series and the concert movie, it was inevitable that there would be a big-screen Hannah Montana story, but it's almost uncanny how the movie's storyline, which involves Hannah having to choose between pop stardom and her "real" life as regular country girl Miley Stewart, echoes Disney's efforts to separate Cyrus' stardom from ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
"Livin' two lives is a little weird," sings Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana on her signature track, "The Best of Both Worlds." Hannah Montana: The Movie and its soundtrack try to present the best of many worlds -- pop and country, California and Tennessee, Disney and non-Disney artists -- and it's also a little weird. Given the huge success of the TV series and the concert movie, it was inevitable that there would be a big-screen Hannah Montana story, but it's almost uncanny how the movie's storyline, which involves Hannah having to choose between pop stardom and her "real" life as regular country girl Miley Stewart, echoes Disney's efforts to separate Cyrus' stardom from Montana's. This tug of war of personas also shows up in the movie's music: originally, Montana's music was based on the pop of past Disney queens like Britney and Christina (with a smidgen of Avril Lavigne), but songs like "Let's Get Crazy," which makes a beat from paparazzi flashbulbs, and "The Good Life," a sugar-coated celebration of Gucci handbags and Prada shoes, sound more like fizzy caricatures of pop songs than ever. Tellingly, the best songs that Cyrus sings on the soundtrack have her own name on them -- aside from the goofy "Hoedown Throwdown," which feels more like a parody of down-home fun than a tribute to it. Cyrus' husky twang sounds far more natural, more down to earth and grown-up, on songs like "Don't Walk Away," "Dream," and "The Climb," all of which recall the Shania Twain-lite of her debut album, Breakout. This Nashville feel dominates on Hannah Montana: The Movie, from "Butterfly Fly Away," a treacly duet between Miley and her dad Billy Ray, to the inclusion of songs from country stars in an attempt to add more authenticity to Hannah's sometimes suffocating world. Billy Ray's "Back to Tennessee" fits in smoothly with an acoustic version of Rascal Flatts' witty "Backwards" (although their "Bless the Broken Road" drags). However, the best song on Hannah Montana: The Movie belongs to Taylor Swift. Her "Crazier" is more genuine, more effortless, than any of Miley or Hannah's tracks, which is all the more interesting considering that Swift is, in a lot of ways, what Hannah Montana was aiming for in the first place: a massive teen star with country roots and pop polish who seems comfortable in, and delivers the best of, both of those worlds. The soundtrack's segmented track list adds to its strangeness; after so many songs about going back home and getting back to roots, it's a little disorienting to return to Hannah's glitzy world with "Let's Do This" and "Spotlight." At just over an hour long, Hannah Montana: The Movie provides devoted Hannah/Miley fans with plenty of music for their money, but anyone else will find it exhausting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087133764
  • Catalog Number: 000310102
  • Sales rank: 15,768

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home (3:45)
  2. 2 Let's Get Crazy (2:36)
  3. 3 The Good Life (2:59)
  4. 4 Everything I Want - Steve Rushton (3:52)
  5. 5 Don't Walk Away (2:48)
  6. 6 Hoedown Throwdown (3:02)
  7. 7 Dream (3:22)
  8. 8 The Climb (3:57)
  9. 9 Butterfly Fly Away (3:10)
  10. 10 Backwards (3:24)
  11. 11 Back to Tennessee (4:16)
  12. 12 Crazier (3:12)
  13. 13 Bless the Broken Road (3:55)
  14. 14 Let's Do This (3:33)
  15. 15 Spotlight (3:07)
  16. 16 Game Over - Steve Rushton (3:53)
  17. 17 What's Not to Like (3:13)
  18. 18 The Best of Both Worlds: The 2009 Movie Mix (5:39)
  19. 19 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hannah Montana Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Billy Ray Cyrus Composer
Robbie Nevil Composer
Matthew Wilder Composer
Tim Owens Composer
Robert Ellis Orrall Composer
Glen Ballard Composer
Bridget Benenate Composer
Scott Campbell Engineer
Nigel Clark Composer
Scott Cutler Composer, Producer
Derek George Composer
Matthew Gerrard Composer, Producer
Mark Hagen Engineer
Jeff Hanna Composer
Dann Huff Producer
Marcus Hummon Composer
Gavin MacKillop Engineer
Alan Silvestri Composer
Mark Bright Producer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Nikki Hassman Composer, Vocal Producer
Colleen Fitzpatrick Composer
John Shanks Composer, Producer
Peter Chelsom Executive Soundtrack Producer
Anne Preven Composer, Producer
Dave Derby Composer
Michael Kotch Composer
Adam Anders Composer, Producer, Engineer, Vocal Producer
Alana Da Fonseca Producer
Russ "Russwell" Long Engineer
Kaylin Frank Composer
Desirée Craig-Ramos Soundtrack Director
Glen Lajeski Composer
Jeff Rothschild Engineer
Ali Theodore Composer
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Jessi Alexander Composer
Chad Carlson Engineer
Alfred Gough Executive Soundtrack Producer
Tony Mullins Composer
Taylor Swift Composer, Producer
Miley Cyrus Composer
Nathan Chapman Producer
Jason Gleed Producer
Steve Rushton Composer, Producer
Monica Zierhut Producer
Jon Mabe Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    look miley is whining and pouting yet again

    you call this a movie and a soundtrack you must be joking right the movies theme song is actually called the climb when shes ripping of tons of other peoples music and ideas iv been listening to music since 1997 and the music world has changed and most of my favorite metal bands formed during the 90s and 80s and 70s but you must be joking right iv heard enough of miley cyruses whining and her throwing temperetatrumes shes lame stupid childish whenever she does not get what she wants she whines and pouts about it heck miley is sooo frikin rude to her parents it even funny please people stay far far far far away from miley cyrus shes setting bad examples to younger girls if you want real music and real acting look elsewhere

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    stinks

    this is a horrible sound track with bad songs

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS SOUND TRACK

    this truely was an amazing CD. i recomend it for all ages until you reach maybe 30...even though i am 45..thats just my opinion..mymy 31 year old daughter loves the CD. and my 15 year old grand daughter loves it too! as well as her little boy! so that shows you that all ages love it! i wouldnt dance to it probably because id embarass my self since i am an adult but it fun watching my grandaughter and her son enjoy it! i recomend it for kids deffinitly. and the songs are VERY inspiring and very well writen and i just think all in all this was a very great CD.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Milly Cyrus

    This cd is awsome and of course her number 1 hit single the CLIMB is so cool i wish i was in that grafic video. she has a way of doing her songs so that they can seem real and that is one of my favorite songs on that cd."It's The climb whooa yeah"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    LOVE MILEY'S SONGS

    This is a great CD and it is filled with emotional and heartfelt songs. My favorite is "The Climb", great inspirational song for any age...life is not easy and full of up-hill battles, and like Miley says "sometimes you'll lose", but you gotta keep climbing. Can't wait for her movie!! Love Ya Miley.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Pretty Good, But...

    When I first read the song titles and heard the music for this, I must admit I was very disappointed. The theme of the "Hannah" songs on this album seem to be "Rich, Famous, Fabulous.."-bragging-type songs. Although the melodies are fantastic, I felt like it was missing something. Where were the girl-power, love-driven, inspirational songs with witty lyrics? Hannah Songs were some bubblegum-happy hope to rely on in a popular music world driven by ridiculous, false materialism. It does coincide with the theme of the movie though, with the reason miley goes to tenesse being that the celebrity life is too out of hand. But on the other hand, The "Miley" songs were exceptional, phenomenal, and better than anything Miley has ever done before. Overall, the album is definitely worth buying-and perhaps will seem a whole lot better once the movie is released. Hope this helped!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    why is miley cyrus getting more and more annyoing with each cd she releases

    this cd stinks enough said

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Awesome

    This CD is soooo awesome! I can't wait to see the movie! Overall, Totally awesome!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    i like Hannah Montana 

    i like Hannah Montana 

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  • Posted October 22, 2010

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    terrible movie soundtrack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this cd seriously does stink from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Movie excellent!

    Wonderful, refreshing!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My 11 year old loved the album

    Both my 7 and 11 year old daughters loved the album and the songs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hannah Montana: The Movie [Soudtrack]

    This was a good performance by Hannah Montana.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hannah Montana the Movie

    Great cd for tweeners (and me, too) Movie was great. Music is great.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    VERY GOOD MUSIC

    I BOUGHT THIS FOR MY DAUGHTER AND WAS PLEASANTY SURPRISED AT HOW GOOD THE SONGS WERE.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing

    You may not be a hannah fan but if your into country, pop and hip hop this cd is for you. This is so much better than every other cd I would pay 40.00 for it. I met up with hannah montana last night andwe went to the recording studio together. You have to buy this cd right away. Hannah told me to tell you guys rock the house yall with this rockin' cd! Hope yall like it! I recomend this cd if your in to those things.

    Thanks,
    Noah Cyrus

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hannah montana needs to get a life

    Everything she makes is dumb, SHE IS DUMB PERIOD!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    its awsome

    this is a good cd its definitley wanna see the movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    this album stinks

    you want real music look elsewhere this album was poorly put together and poorly mixed i think this album is a comnplete same with everything else miley cyrus does is also a complete i laugh in her face she whines and pouts way too much her fame and fortune was handed to her she did not have to work hard to get and yes she does indeed whine and pout and also shes very very very very rude to her very own parents please people stay far far far far away from miley cyrus she is currently setting bad examples to younger girls

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    this cd stinks very poorly put together and poorly mastered and mixed

    this cd stinks it has alot of cliches in it when you buy it when i put onto my laptop all these lame sites show up that have to do with miley cyrus and hannah montana this cd was poorly mastered and mixed i should stick to real music not this soo call bubblegum garbage

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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