'Nobody's Perfect' but this definitive ranking of our favorite 'Hannah Montana' songs is
Back in the late 2000s, Disney Channel produced some truly great TV. This included "Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "Wizards of Waverly Place" — two iconic childhood shows for Generation Z. But real ones consider another show to be the staple of their youth: "Hannah Montana."
In this TV show, Miley Cyrus lived "The Best of Both Worlds" as a regular teenager Miley and mega pop star Hannah Montana, simultaneously providing much entertainment and absolute bops. Because I have some time on my hands at the end of the semester, I thought it would be a nice stress reliever to rank five of the best "Hannah Montana" songs.
Number five — "If We Were a Movie"
This song made it on the list because Corbin Bleu from "High School Musical" later sang on a duet version of the track. It's got a memorable flow with lines like, "If we were a movie, you'd be the right guy / And I'd be the best friend that you'd fall in love with / In the end, we'd be laughin', watchin' the sunset / Fade to black, show the names, play the happy song."
While those lyrics are smooth like butter, they also perform double duty: giving the song an iconic name and perfectly complementing the track's melody. Bleu really got his head in the game when he helped Hannah sing this one.
Number four — "Gonna Get This"
Hannah was cooking in the studio with this bop. Now, I don't remember the exact scene of the TV show that involved this song, but I do remember Iyaz was featured. The episode features Miley experiencing a serious case of writer's block, and a collaboration with a fellow artist is just what the doctor ordered.
Number three — "The Best of Both Worlds"
You can't go wrong with the theme song of "Hannah Montana." It was the song that started it all and remains one of the most iconic childhood theme songs, alongside those from "Drake and Josh" and "SpongeBob SquarePants." This song truly embodies the whole point of the show and is debatably the best Disney Channel theme song to exist.
Number two — "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home"
Listen, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" is peak cinema. Do you want to know why? Because in this movie, Miley finally accepts that her "Miley side" is just as important as her "Hannah side" and that whenever she stays true to herself, she'll always find her way back home.
In the movie, she learns this lesson by going back to her hometown in Tennessee. In one of the last scenes in the film, Miley reveals her identity as Hannah Montana to the entire town at a summer concert and then sings "You'll Always Find Your Way Back Home" — it gives me chills every time.
Before I finally reveal my number one "Hannah Montana" song, I'd like to honor some honorable mentions such as "Nobody's Perfect," "We Got the Party" (featuring the Jonas Brothers) and "Rock Star." Because this TV show was all about music, it's hard to narrow it down to just one winner, but I think I've chosen wisely.
Now, finally, for the grand finale. Drum roll, please.
Number one — "He Could Be the One"
This song is legitimately one of the greatest pieces of art to ever come out of the 21st century. And I'm not exaggerating. In season three, we got the two-parter storyline: "He Could Be the One," which spanned across episodes 18 and 19, where Miley struggles with her feelings for two guys.
On the one hand, there's Jake, Miley's longtime celebrity boyfriend. On the other hand, there's Jesse, a smooth-talking, rock-and-roll bad boy. The problem is Jake knows both Miley and Hannah, while Jesse only knows her pop-star side.
This, coupled with some teenage love-triangle angst, produces one of the greatest songs in all of TV. "He Could Be the One" has an amazing chorus that is probably perpetually stuck in the heads of all the Hannah fans out there.
Nowadays, "Hannah Montana" is known as a beloved kids' show, but it's more than that. The songs sung by our favorite wig-wearing pop star are worthy of being on any playlist, and these bangers have been stuck in my head since they aired.
"Hannah Montana" has stayed in the hearts of many since it stopped airing, and for good reason. Her songs will live on and so will the legacy she left behind.