“Who would have thought that a girl like me would double as a superstar?”
(Seriously, Miley? Hannah? Whoever you are)
By Jordan Beck
Anyone born between 1993 and 1999 is sure to remember the explosion of a late 00s popstar who didn’t even exist. Yes that’s right, we’re talking about Hannah Montana. Disney’s kitsch musical sitcom about an ordinary schoolgirl who led a double life as a famous popstar (with a wig for a handy disguise) was a ratings smash and catapulted the then unknown Miley Cyrus to global stardom. It aired for four seasons between 2006 and 2011 and spawned five hit soundtrack albums, an outrageously scalper-driven concert tour, a movie and a sickening slew of merchandise. Surely you remember the theme song…
‘The Best of Both Worlds’ was written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil, who also went on to pen other classics for the series such as ‘Nobody’s Perfect’. Lyrically, like many other of Hannah Montana’s hit songs, it discusses her double life. Not the best idea really, if you’re trying to keep your secret identity, well, secret. But nevertheless, in the real world, it became one of only two theme songs to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 between 2000 and 2010.
Miley Cyrus may have changed a bit from her Hannah Montana days, but nostalgia is alive and well when it comes to the theme song that launched her career.
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