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Hannah Montana: The Movie
Hannah Montana: The Movie cover
Soundtrack by Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus and Various Artists
Released March 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
(see release history)
Recorded 2008
Genre Soundtrack
Length 61:21
Record label Walt Disney
Producer Matthew Gerrard, The Collective, Smidi, Kai Mckenzie, John Shanks, Adam Anders, Raz, Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri, Dann Huff, Mark Bright, Nathan Chapman, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Ali Dee Theodore, Jason Gleed, Alana da Fonseca, Scott Cutler, Anne Preven, Steve Rushton, Robbie Nevil,
Peter Chelsom (exec.), Al Gough (exec.), Miles Millar (exec.), Mitchell Leib (exec.)
Professional reviews
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Hannah Montana chronology
Hannah Montana: Hits Remixed
(2008)
Hannah Montana: The Movie
(2009)
Hannah Montana 3
(2009)
Miley Cyrus chronology
Breakout
(2008)
Hannah Montana: The Movie
(2009)
Singles from Hannah Montana: The Movie
  1. "Let's Do This"
    Released: December 13, 2008
  2. "Let's Get Crazy"
    Released: January 19, 2009
  3. "Back to Tennessee"
    Released: February 2, 2009
  4. "The Climb"
    Released: February 21, 2009
  5. "Hoedown Throwdown"
    Released: March 10, 2009
  6. "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home"
    Released: March 24, 2009
  7. "Crazier"
    Released: March 24, 2009
  8. "Butterfly Fly Away"
    Released: April 25, 2009

Hannah Montana: The Movie is the soundtrack to the film of the same name, and was released on March 24, 2009 on Walt Disney Records.

On the soundtrack, songs are performed by Miley Cyrus (both as Cyrus and Hannah Montana), Billy Ray Cyrus, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Steve Rushton. The song's "Butterfly Fly Away", which is performed by Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus, and "Back to Tennessee", also from Billy Ray Cyrus, appear on his new album, Back to Tennessee.

The album debuted at #2 selling 137,592 copies first week, and after four weeks claimed the #1 spot, selling 133,000 copies.[1]

In the second week of the album's release it sold 87,000 copies which place it at #5 on Billboard 200. By week 3 the album sold 126% more selling 196,000 copies putting it in the #2 position on Billboard 200. By its four week the album sold 133,000 copies and rose to the peak position of #1 on Billboard 200.

The soundtrack became the first 2009 release to top the 1 million mark in sales, selling 1,004,000 copies to date[2] and soon to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.

The main single released was Miley Cyrus' (credited as herself) "The Climb", which is her first release to country music radio as a solo artist. The song debuted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March, and has so far peaked at #4 on the same chart, after its performance on the eighth season of American Idol. The fifth single, "Hoedown Throwdown," (also by Miley as herself) was released on March 10, 2009 as a Radio Disney-exclusive single on their iTunes page and has made it to #18 on The Hot 100.

The soundtrack has become the fourth best-selling album in the United States so far in 2009,[3] and is also the first theatrical movie soundtrack to spend seven weeks in the top two since the Armageddon soundtrack in 1998.[4]

Promotion

The entire soundtrack premièred on Radio Disney as part of their Planet Premiere events on March 21 & 22. Cyrus took part in the event and commented on each song.

"Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack Playback" were a series of commercials that aired on Disney Channel to promote the album in which Miley Cyrus discussed tracks such as "Let's Get Crazy" and "The Climb". These occurred before and after the release of the CD.

Cyrus appeared in talk shows such as The Tyra Banks Show and Larry King Live to advertise the release of her new album.

Wal Mart commercials have aired during Easter that encouraged clients to purchase the CD.

Tracklist

Standard Edition

# Title Recording Artist(s) Writer(s) Time Notes
1 "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home" Hannah Montana Taylor Swift and Martin Johnson 3:45 Performed by Hannah Montana as the final song.
2 "Let's Get Crazy" Colleen Fitzpatrick, Michael Kotch, Dave Derby, Michael “Smidi” Smith, Stefanie Ridel, Mim Nervo and Liv Nervo 2:37 Performed by Hannah Montana at Lily's Sweet Sixteen birthday party.
3 "The Good Life" Matthew Gerrard and Bridget Benenate 2:59 Used in the background during the shoe fight between Hannah Montana and Tyra Banks.
4 "Everything I Want" Steve Rushton Steve Rushton 3:53 Played at Lily's Sweet Sixteen birthday party during Miley and Lily's conversation on the phone.
5 "Don't Walk Away" Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus, John Shanks and Hillary Lindsey 2:48 Used while Miley is collecting eggs on the farm.
6 "Hoedown Throwdown" Adam Anders and Nikki Hassman 3:02 Performed by Miley Stewart at the Crowley Corners fundraiser and also used during end credits.
7 "Dream" John Shanks and Kara DioGuardi 3:23 Used in 2 montages for the film including the rope swing used in the trailer.
8 "The Climb" Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe 3:57 Performed by Miley Stewart at the end of the film.
9 "Butterfly Fly Away" Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri 3:10 Performed by Miley and Robby Ray after Miley ruins her date.
10 "Backwards" (Acoustic) Rascal Flatts Marcel and Tony Mullins 3:25 Performed by Rascal Flatts at Grandma Ruby's house.
11 "Back to Tennessee" Billy Ray Cyrus Billy Ray Cyrus, Tamara Dunn and Matthew Wilder 4:17 Performed by Robby Ray at the Crowley Corners fundraiser.
12 "Crazier" Taylor Swift Taylor Swift and Robert Ellis Orrall 3:13 Performed by Taylor Swift at the Crowley Corners fundraiser.
13 "Bless the Broken Road" (Acoustic) Rascal Flatts Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna and Marcus Hummon 3:55 Performed by Rascal Flatts at Grandma Ruby's house.
14 "Let's Do This" Hannah Montana Derek George, Tim Owens, Adam Tefteller and Ali Theodore 3:32 Used during the credits.
15 "Spotlight" Scott Cutler and Anne Preven 3:07 Used during the Credits.
16 "Game Over" Steve Rushton Steve Rushton, Antony Westgate and Nigel Clark 3:53 Used as Background music at Lilly's Sweet Sixteen.
17 "What's Not To Like" Hannah Montana Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil 3:14 Not featured.
18 "The Best of Both Worlds: 2009 Movie Mix" 3:07 Performed by Hannah Montana as the film's opening number.

Deluxe Edition

A deluxe edition of the album was first made available for pre-order on iTunes. It will include all 18 songs from the standard edition and the following tracks only available if pre-ordered on iTunes:

# Title Artist
19 "Inside Look (Video)" Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus
20 "The Climb (Music Video)" Miley Cyrus
21 "Let's Get Crazy (Music Video)" Hannah Montana
22 "How To Do The Hoedown Throwdown (Video)" Miley Cyrus
23 "Digital Booklet - Hannah Montana: The Movie" Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus

Singles

"Let's Do This"

Main article: Let's Do This

"Let's Do This" was originally released to Radio Disney to support the third season of Hannah Montana. The video premiered in Disney channel during December. The song reached the summit of the Radio Disney charts in March, 2009. Due to digital download sales, the song peaked on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles Chart at number 23 (Hot 100 - 123).

"Let's Get Crazy"

Main article: Let's Get Crazy

"Let's Get Crazy" was originally released to Radio Disney to support the third season of Hannah Montana. The video premiered on January 2009; it regards to Lily's Sweet Sixteen.The song peaked inside the Top 10 on Radio Disney, and due to strong digital sales, peaked at number 57 on the Billboard Hot 100 and fell out of the charts the week after. It made a re-entry on the Hot 100 on April 16 at no. 75.

"Back To Tennessee"

Main article: Back to Tennessee (song)

"Back To Tennessee" is a single from Billy Ray Cyrus's album of the same name that was released on April 7, 2009. the song entered the charts for the week of March 14, 2009, where it entered at #59. That same week, Cyrus' daughter, Miley Cyrus, charted her first solo country single, "The Climb", which also entered for the week of March 14, at #48. With father-daughter charting separate singles at the same time, it made chart history. That was the first time a father-daughter charted their own singles since Johnny Cash and Rosanne Cash did so in 1990.[5] Both singles were released in promotion of Hannah Montana: The Movie. The music video for "Back to Tennessee" debuted on CMT on March 12, 2009, directed by Declan Whitebloom.[6]

"The Climb"

Main article: The Climb (song)

"The Climb" was Cyrus's biggest chart effort on Billboard Hot 100 peaking and debuting at no. 6 at first (then climbing to no. 4), surpassing "7 Things" which peaked at no. 9. It is also her first solo single on country radio. The song was released to the common Country and Pop Radio. Miley Cyrus performed the song in the Kids Inaugural on January 20 and won Best Song for a Movie in the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. The video was released in early February and it features clips of the film, as well as Cyrus on scenes involving a mountain.

"Hoedown Throwdown"

Main article: Hoedown Throwdown

"Hoedown Throwdown" is the dance-number of Hannah Montana: The Movie. Its chart efforts were decent, previously peaking at 46 and debuting at 56 on Billboard Hot 100. For the week of April 18th the song made a 28 spot jump on the Hot 100 to find a new peak at no. 28, marking Cyrus's fifth consecutive Top 40 hit. Next week, "Hoedown Throwdown" peaked at no. 18. The music video features the dance from the motion picture. Cyrus and her choreographer, Jamal Sims, posted an instructional video for the Hoedown Throwdown's dance, called "How to Do the Hoedown Throwdown" on Youtube that was available for pre-order in iTunes. In Radio Disney, the song reached the number one position.

"You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home"

Main article: You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home

"You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home" is the sixth single from Hannah Montana: The Movie and the final number. It is performed by Miley Cyrus and written by Taylor Swift and Martin Johnson (vocalist). The song gained popularity with the release of the album and due to digital sales, the track peaked and debuted at no. 87 on Billboard Hot 100. The next week it fell 10 spots down; though it moved up to no. 88 for the week of April 18th, due to stronger digital sales which was gained through the movie. And now has found a new peak at no. 81 joining "Rockstar" and "Pumpin' Up the Party" The music video has been advertised through DisneyChannel.com.

"Crazier"

Main article: Crazier

"Crazier" is a ballad featured on the Hannah Montana: The Movie's soundtrack that was performed and written by Taylor Swift. The song, like "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home", also gained popularity in the release of the soundtrack. The song debuted at 72; then the week later it peaked at 69. It made a 31 spot jump for the week of April 18th to find a new peak at no. 38. Next, it jumped to its new peak, no. 17. The video has been playing on Disney Channel, released in early April.

"Butterfly Fly Away"

Main article: Butterfly Fly Away

"Butterfly Fly Away" is a song performed by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. It gained popularity through the release of Hannah Montana: The Movie to theaters and performed strong in regards to digital sales, positioning it at a no. 72 debut and now peaking at 56. An extended version of the song is featured in Billy Ray Cyrus's album Back to Tennessee.

Release history

Region Date Link
United Kingdom March 23, 2009
United States March 24, 2009 [7]
Canada [8]
Hong Kong [9]
Philippines [10]
India April, 2009 [11]
Taiwan April 10, 2009
South America April 25, 2009
Australia May 9, 2009

Sales and chart positions

Album

The soundtrack debuted on the Billboard 200 charts at #2 with 137,592 copies sold in first week.[12] Thus it has become the first "Hannah" album that has not debuted in #1 place. A 2006 soundtrack to the Disney Channel series sold 281,000 copies in its first week, and a double-disc effort in 2007 bowed with 326,000 copies in its first week.[13] In its third week on the chart, the soundtrack jumped back to the #2 spot after falling to #5, managing to sell 193,000 copies, 56,000 more than its debut entry, due to the movie release.[14] In its fourth week it was able to claim to the #1 spot, selling 133,000 copies, making it the third Hannah Montana soundtrack to hit #1, and the fourth album featuring Miley Cyrus to the top the chart. After failing to hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Top Albums chart in its debut week, it managed to claim the number one spot. The album has sold over 1,004,000 units to date.

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart 10
Austria Albums Chart 7
Brazil Top 30 Albums Chart 1
Canadian Albums Chart 1
Canadian Country Top 50 1
Colombia Top 25 Albums Tower Records [15] 3
Finnish Albums Chart[16] 25
Poland Albums Chart[17] 3
Irish Compilation Albums Chart 1
German Albums Chart 10
México Top 100 3
New Zealand Albums Chart[18] 5
Norwegian Albums Chart 2
Spainish Albums Chart 1
Swedish Albums Chart 9
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Top Digital Albums 1
U.S. Top Soundtracks[19] 1
U.S. Top Country Albums[20] 1
UK Compilation Albums Chart 3

References

  1. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/hannah-montana-takes-top-spot-on-billboard-1003964906.story
  2. Week Ending May 31, 2009: "Boom Boom Pow" Sets Digital Record Chart Watch by Paul Grein, Retrived: June 3, 2009
  3. http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/33561/week-ending-may-3-2009-age-is-just-a-number/
  4. Week Ending May 17, 2009: Three Days Is Plenty For Green Day Yahoo Music Blog (written by Paul Grein): Retrived May 20, 2009
  5. Starpulse Entertainment (2009-03-05). "Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus make chart history". Retrieved on 2009-03-11.
  6. CMT.com (2009-03-12). "Billy Ray Cyrus "Back to Tennessee" Music Video". http://www.cmt.com/videos/billy-ray-cyrus/353449/back-to-tennessee.jhtml. Retrieved on 2009-03-12. 
  7. Amazon.com: Hannah Montana: The Movie Soundtrack
  8. HMV.ca : Music: Hannah Montana/The Movie
  9. OST - HANNAH MONTANA: THE MOVIE in HMV Hong Kong
  10. MILEY CYRUS BREAKS OUT TO THE BIG SCREEN AS HANNAH MONTANA
  11. [1]
  12. 'Hannah Montana' Lead Busy Week On Billboard 200
  13. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cotown-music2-2009apr02,0,2835385.story
  14. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/rascal-flatts-scores-fourth-billboard-200-1003962311.story
  15. [2]
  16. Suomen virallinen lista
  17. http://olis.onyx.pl/listy/index.asp? idlisty=507&lang=en
  18. New Zealand RIANZ Chart Retrived: May 19, 2009
  19. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/esearch/chart_display.jsp?cfi=337&cfgn=Albums&cfn=Top+Soundtracks&ci=3107301&cdi=10169816&cid=04%2F11%2F2009/
  20. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/chart_display.jsp?g=Albums&f=Top+Country+Albums



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