The Bottom Line
It might sound like a pepped up version of Corey Hart's chestnut "Sunglasses At Night" to some, but that rocking singalong chorus completes the sale here. Finally, it seems that US pop radio is starting to give in to the peppy, polished Disney pop selling droves of albums in a down music market, and this song is leading the way. Miley Cyrus personalizes the lyrics and delivers vocals like a pro. This song deserves to land in the top 10.
Listen to "See You Again."
- Upbeat pounding dance-pop beat
- Miley's polished vocals
- Rock edge on the chorus
- Personalizing of the lyrics
- Little to complain about here
- Throbbing dance-friendly bass line
- Enticing, dramatic vocals
- Light rock guitars announce the chorus
Guide Review - Miley Cyrus - See You Again
15-year-old Miley Cyrus has amassed a long string of single appearances on the US pop charts both as herself and as her TV alter-ego Hannah Montana. There have been 18 at last count, but none have made it into the top 20 until now. At last Miley Cyrus is experiencing pop radio support and her single is exploding into a major hit. Many would say it's about time for an artist who has back to back 3 million selling albums to her credit. However, US pop radio has been slow to embrace the Disney pop style which borrows heavily from classic bubblegum.
Fortunately, "See You Again" brings back a core genre from US pop music history and makes us all feel the propulsive joy of a killer bassline and singalong chorus. Many adult listeners point out the similarity of the song's structure to that of Corey Hart's 80's classic "Sunglasses At Night." Similarities are evident, but where "Sunglasses" feels claustrophobic, Miley makes her sound positively celebratory.
Miley Cyrus carries off the vocal performance here with all of the professional panache of established divas like Kylie Minogue or her own fellow Disney star Hilary Duff. Cyrus receives co-songwriting credits here under her birth name Destiny Hope Cyrus. Refreshingly, the lyrics are all teen romance drama. If, indeed, "she's just being Miley," we want much much more.
Single released by Disney August 2007.