Did Miley Cyrus Write the Songs From ‘Hannah Montana’?

She had the best of both worlds. As the star of Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus recorded several songs as this Disney Channel character.

Did she have a role in writing the music for this original series? Here’s what we know about Miley Cyrus and her Disney-era music. 

Disney Channel's 'Hannah Montana' episode titled 'New Kid In School'
Disney Channel’s ‘Hannah Montana’ episode titled ‘New Kid In School’ featuring Miley Cyrus |Disney Channel/Byron Cohen via Getty Images

Miley Cyrus starred as ‘Hannah Montana’ in Disney Channel’s original series

Before she appeared in Black Mirror and released songs like “Younger Now” and “Mother’s Daughter,” Cyrus was the star of Disney Channel’s original series, Hannah Montana. There, this actor appeared as the title character, named Miley Stewart. 

This character created an alter-ego, Hannah Montana, so she could still maintain a “normal” childhood. With a blonde wig, this character took to the stage, sharing her love for music with fans worldwide. She also shared this music with viewers of this Disney Channel series, which ran for several years on the television network. 

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Does Miley Cyrus write the ‘Hannah Montana’ songs?

This character was an “ordinary girl” by day and a pop star by night. As a result, this Disney Channel series featured several original songs performed by these characters, like “Nobody’s Perfect,” “The Best of Both Worlds,” and “I’ll Always Remember You.”

Some songs performed by Cyrus for Disney Channel were co-written by the actor. That includes her pop anthem “7 Things,” according to Miley Cyrus Fandom. However, not every song where Cyrus is credited as a singer lists her as a songwriter. 

According to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Cyrus is not credited as one of the songwriters for “The Climb.” Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe are the co-writers of this song featured in The Hannah Montana Movie.

This actor did sing the original songs for this character, even performing them live on tour. Disney Channel even released a televised performance, titled Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert.

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Other Disney actors had a hand in writing songs for their characters

Some Disney actors went on to have careers in music, including Selena Gomez. (This actor also performed the Wizards of Waverly Place theme song for Disney Channel’s original series of that title.)

There were some Disney actors who had a role in the creative process. That includes Olivia Rodrigo, who appeared as Nini in the Disney+ original mockumentary, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Joshua Bassett who appeared as Ricky in the same series. 

Together, they wrote the song “Just For a Moment” for season 1. Rodrigo wrote songs specifically for her character, including “Wondering,” and continued to co-write for season 2 of this original series. 

Episodes of Disney Channel shows, including Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place, are available for streaming on Disney+. To learn more about Disney’s subscription service, visit their website.