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"Rock Star"
Single by Hannah Montana
from the album Hannah Montana 2 and Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert
Released January, 2008
Format Digital download, airplay
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop
Length 2:59
Label Walt Disney
Writer(s) Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman, and Jeannie Lurie
Hannah Montana singles chronology
"Bigger Than Us"
"Rock Star"
"It's All Right Here"

"Rock Star" is a song by Hannah Montana. It is the last single from the first part of the double album Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus. The track is performed by Miley Cyrus as her alter ego Hannah Montana. The song was featured in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana and was also used to promote the 3D concert film Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert. In the concert itself, "Rock Star" was the first song performed by Cyrus.

"Rock Star" was declared, by Radio Disney, the 21st best song of 2008.[1]


On Hannah Montana

The song was first heard in the second season episode "Bye Bye Ball" in which Hannah performs the song at an Italian restaurant along with Joey Vitolo (Joey Fatone).[2]

The song is later heard in the episode "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" in which Miley Stewart's Uncle Earl (David Koechner) fulfills his life long dream of becoming a rock star after performing the song on stage with Hannah. Earl includes a dramatic guitar solo which wins the praise of music critic Barney Bittman (Gilbert Godfried). Bittman describes the song as "pure, old school, kick butt rock and roll – the way it should be."[3]

In "Ready, Set, Don't Drive" Miley listens to the song in her car on the way to Ashley's party and improvises the lyrics. The song distracts her from turning off her turn signal which leads to her arrest by Officer Diaria.[4]

Music Video

The video shows Miley Cyrus (as Montana) performing at The Best of Both Worlds Tour.


"Rock Star" managed to reach a no. 81 peak and debut in the Billboards for the U.S. and a peak in Canada at 80; and the song debuted at 84.

Chart (2006)[5] Peak
Canadian Hot 100 80
Hot Canadian Digital Singles 59
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 81
U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs 41
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 53

Legal action

The band Lustra is considering taking legal action claiming that the guitar riff in this song is directly plagiarized from their song "Scotty Doesn't Know," which is featured in the film EuroTrip.[6]




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