Hannah Montana Soundtrack Success
Four Successful Albums and Counting
Hannah Montana started out as a TV show on the Disney channel and exploded into a mini empire of four successful Hannah soundtrack albums and a movie. All the shows and music albums star Miley Cyrus, who plays the part of Hannah Montana. Miley's real-life father, Billy Ray Cyrus, also plays a prominent part in this Disney operation.
According the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the original Hannah soundtrack has been certified for sales of three million copies. Wikipedia states that it has reached 3,672,000 copies.
The other Hannah soundtracks have been successful but seem to be lagging behind the original soundtrack with the exception of the second soundtrack, which has achieved almost the same number of sales as the original. Of course, the original came out first, so we have to wait and see what happens.
Here are the sales figures I could muster on the other three soundtracks coming out of the Hannah Montana enterprise:
Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus - 3,226,000 copies
Hannah Montana: The Movie - 1,537,000 copies
Hannah Montana 3 (third album for the TV show) - around 500,000 copies
Note, also, that there are some other soundtracks or albums out there related to Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus, but these are the four related directly to the TV show or movie.
As these franchises always come to an end eventually, it is not surprising to see dwindling results in the sales of these Hannah soundtracks. Just like Hilary Duff and the Lizzie McGuire franchise was eventually replaced by the new Disney teens, Miley is getting older, and the franchise will likely come to an end in the next two or three years. Nonetheless, Disney and its Walt Disney Records seem to have an incredible method of reinventing this formula every few years.
I am going to just list the singers and songs on each soundtrack here, and I will then refer you to the appropriate Hannah soundtrack Wikipedia pages if you need more information:
Hannah Montana (the first soundtrack):
1. The Best of Both Worlds Miley Cyrus
2. Who Said Miley Cyrus
3. Just Like You Miley Cyrus
4. Pumpin' Up the Party Miley Cyrus
5. If We Were a Movie Miley Cyrus
6. I Got Nerve Miley Cyrus
7. The Other Side of Me Miley Cyrus
8. This is The Life Miley Cyrus
9. Pop Princess The Click Five
10. She's No You Jesse McCartney
11. Find Yourself In You Everlife
12. Shining Star B5
13. I Learned From You Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus
Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus (two-CD set)
All of these were performed by Miley Cyrus:
CD 1 with Miley as her alter ego Hannah Montana:
1. We Got the Party 6. Life's What You Make It
2. Nobody's Perfect 7. One In a Million
3. Make Some Noise 8. Bigger Than Us
4. Rock Star 9. You and Me Together
5. Old Blue Jeans 10. True Friend
CD 2 with Miley Cyrus as herself:
1. See You Again 6. As I Am
2. East Northumberland High 7. Start All Over
3. Let's Dance 8. Clear
4. G.N.O. (Girls' Night Out) 9. Good and Broken
5. Right Here 10. I Miss You
Hannah Montana: The Movie
1. You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home Hannah Montana
2. Let's Get Crazy Hannah Montana
3. The Good Life Hannah Montana
4. Everything I Want Steve Rushton
5. Don't Walk Away Miley Cyrus
6. Hoedown Throwdown Miley Cyrus
7. Dream Miley Cyrus
8. The Climb Miley Cyrus
9. Butterfly Fly Away Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus
10. Backwards (acoustic) Rascal Flatts
11. Back to Tennessee Billy Ray Cyrus
12. Crazier Taylor Swift
13. Bless the Broken Road (acoustic) Rascal Flatts
14. Let's Do This Hannah Montana
15. Spotlight Hannah Montana
16. Game Over Steve Rushton
17. What's Not to Like Hannah Montana
18. The Best of Both Worlds: The 2009 Movie Mix Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana 3
This soundtrack featured Miley as the singer on all but one song. She also did one duet with American Idol's David Archuleta and one with Corbin Bleu.
1. It's All Right Here
2. Let's Do This
3. Mixed Up
4. He Could Be The One
5. Just a Girl
6. I Wanna Know You (duet with David Archuleta)
8. Every Part of Me
9. Ice Cream Freeze (Let's Chill)
10. Don't Wanna Be Torn
11. Let's Get Crazy
12. I Wanna Know You
13. Let's Make This Last Forever (Mitchel Musso solo)
14. If We Were a Movie (duet with Corbin Bleu)
For further information on the Hannah sountracks, visit these Wiki pages:
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