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"I Got Nerve" is a pop song by American recording artist and actress Miley Cyrus, performing as Hannah Montana – the alter ego of Miley Stewart, a character she plays on the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana. "I Got Nerve" was written and produced by Jennie Lurie, Ken Hauptman, and Aruna Abrams, and was produced by Antonina Armato and Tim James. The song was released to Radio Disney as promotion for the series and its first soundtrack, Hannah Montana. The song has teen pop influences.

In the United States, the song peaked at number sixty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and within the top sixty on the Pop 100. Its appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 made Cyrus the first act to have six songs debut on the chart in the same week. A music video for "I Got Nerve" was taken from footage of a Montana's Radio Disney concert performance.

The song was featured in the season 1 episodes Torn Between Two Hannahs, My Boyfriend's Jackson and There's Gonna Be Trouble and We Are Family, Now Get Me Some Water!. The song is also featured in the season 2 episodes I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak and Song Sung Bad.

Background and composition

Written by Jennie Lurie, Ken Hauptman, and Aruna Abrams, and produced by Antonina Armato and Tim James, "I Got Nerve" is a teen pop song that lasts three minutes and five seconds.

A karaoke version appears on Disney's Karaoke Series: Hannah Montana (2007).

Reception

Critical reception

Heather Phares of Allmusic liked the song and called it a "spunky, new-wavey girl power anthem".

Chart performance

As not released as a single in the United States, "I Got Nerve" received exclusive airplay on Radio Disney, thus its chart appearances consisted mainly of digital downloads. Following the release of the Hannah Montana soundtrack, the song entered Billboard's Hot Digital Songs Chart at number thirty-one, which led to an appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending November 11, 2006.

"I Got Nerve" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at its peak of sixty-seven, thus becoming Cyrus as Montana's highest charting song from the album, and one of the songs to make Cyrus the first act to have six songs debut on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same week. It dropped from the chart in the succeeding week. The song also peaked at number fifty-one on the now-defunct Pop 100 Chart.

Music videos and Live Performances

Three different live performances have been prominently used for promotional music videos. Cyrus as Montana debuted the song at Walt Disney World's Typhoon Lagoon on June 23, 2006. The video was aired on Disney Channel, along with performances of "The Best of Both Worlds", "This is the Life" and "If We Were a Movie". Another live performance from Radio Disney's 10th Birthday Concert was also used as a music video on Disney Channel. The third live performance was on The Cheetah Girls' The Party's Just Begun Tour and also served as a music video.

The song was also performed during Cyrus' first headline tour, Best of Both Worlds Tour.

Charts

Chart (2006) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 67
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 51

Lyrics

We haven't met, and that's okay

Cause you will be asking for me one day.

Don't wanna wait in line,

The moment is mine believe me.

Don't close your eyes

Cause it's a chance we're taking

And I think that I can shake it

I know where I stand

I know who I am

I will never run away when life gets bad, it's

Everything I see

Every part of me

Gonna get what I deserve,

I got nerve.

Electrified, I'm on a wire.

Getting together and we're on fire.

What I said, you heard!

Now I got you spinning

Don't close, your mind

The words I use are open

And I think that I can show you

I know where I stand, I know who I am

I will never run away when life gets bad, it's

Everything I see, every part of me

Gonna get what I deserve

I got nerve.

Not afraid...


v - e - d
Hannah Montana Logo
Media
Hannah MontanaThat's So Suite Life of Hannah MontanaWish Gone Amiss WeekendHannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds ConcertHannah Montana: The MovieWizards on Deck with Hannah Montana
Video Games: Hannah MontanaHannah Montana: Spotlight World TourHannah Montana: Music JamDisney Sing ItHannah Montana: The MovieHannah Montana: Pop ExclusiveHannah Montana: Rock Out The ShowDisney Sing It: Pop HitsDisney Sing It: Party HitsDisney Channel All Star Party
Music: Hannah MontanaDisney's Karaoke Series: Hannah MontanaHannah Montana 2Hannah Montana 2: Non-Stop Dance PartyBest of Both Worlds ConcertHannah Montana: Hits RemixedDisney's Karaoke Series: Hannah Montana 2Hannah Montana: The MovieHannah Montana 3Disney's Karaoke Series: Hannah Montana The MovieDisney's Karaoke Series: Hannah Montana 3Hannah Montana ForeverBest of Hannah Montana
Characters
Miley Stewart/Hannah MontanaRobby Ray StewartJackson StewartLilly Truscott/Lola LuftnagleOliver OkenRico SuaveJake RyanRoxy RokerAmber AddisonAshley Dewitt • Traci van Horn • Cooper Montgomery • Albert Dontzig • Susan Stewart • SienaJesse • 'Mamaw' Ruthie Ray Stewart • "Bubba" Joe Stewart • Grandma Ruby • Aunt Dolly • Uncle Earl • Aunt Pearl • Luann Stewart • Bobby Ray Stewart • Kenneth "Ken" Truscott • Heather Truscott • Taylor SwiftOswald GrangerAlbert EinsteinHenrietta LaverneLucindaJohn CenaThorJoannie PalumboMr. CorelliJoshMikayla
Episodes
Season One: "Lilly, Do You Want to Know a Secret?" • "Miley Get Your Gum" • "She's a Super Sneak" • "I Can't Make You Love Hannah if You Don't" • "It's My Party, and I'll Lie if I Want To" • "Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Play Favorites" • "It's a Mannequin's World" • "Mascot Love" • "Ooh, Ooh, Itchy Woman" • "O Say, Can You Remember the Words" • "Oops! I Meddled Again!" • "On the Road Again?" • "You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit is About You" • "New Kid in School" • "More Than a Zombie to Me" • "Good Golly, Miss Dolly" • "Torn Between Two Hannahs"• "People Who Use People" • "Money for Nothing, Guilt for Free" • "Debt it Be" • "My Boyfriend's Jackson and There's Gonna Be Trouble" • "We Are Family, Now Get Me Some Water!" • "Schooly Bully" • "The Idol Side of Me" • "Smells Like Teen Sellout" • Bad Moose Rising"
Season Two: "Me and Rico Down by the Schoolyard" • "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together" • "You Are So Sue-able to Me" • "Get Down, Study-udy-udy" • "I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak" • "You Gotta Not Fight for Your Right to Party" • "My Best Friend's Boyfriend" • "Take This Job and Love It" • "Achy Jakey Heart" • "Sleepwalk This Way" • "When You Wish You Were the Star" • "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida" • "Everybody Was Best-Friend Fighting" • "Song Sung Bad" • "Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas" • "Don't Stop 'Til You Get the Phone" • "That's What Friends Are For?" • "Lilly's Mom Has Got it Goin' On" • "I Will Always Loathe You" • "Bye Bye Ball" • "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl" • "The Way We Almost Weren't" • "You Didn't Say it Was Your Birthday" • "Hannah in the Streets with Diamonds" • "Yet Another Side of Me" • "The Test of My Love" • "Joannie B. Goode" • "We're All on This Date Together"
Season Three: "He Ain't a Hottie, He's My Brother" • "Ready, Set, Don't Drive" • "Don't Go Breaking My Tooth" • "You Never Give Me My Money" • "Killing Me Softly with His Height" • "Would I Lie to You, Lilly?" • "You Gotta Lose That Job" • "Welcome to the Bungle" • "Papa's Got a Brand New Friend" • "Cheat It" • "Knock Knock Knockin' on Jackson's Head" • "You Give Lunch a Bad Name" • "What I Don't Like About You" • "Promma Mia" • "Once, Twice, Three Times Afraidy" • "Jake... Another Little Piece of My Heart" • "Miley Hurt the Feelings of the Radio Star" • "He Could Be the One" • "Super(stitious) Girl" • "I Honestly Love You (No, Not You)" • "For (Give) a Little Bit" • "B-B-B-Bad to the Chrome" • "Uptight (Oliver's Alright)" • "Judge Me Tender" • "Can't Get Home to You Girl" • "Come Fail Away" • "Got to Get Her Out of My House" • "The Wheel Near My Bed (Keeps on Turnin')" • "Miley Says Goodbye?"
Season Four: "Sweet Home Hannah Montana" • "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office" • "California Screamin'" • "De-Do-Do-Do, Da-Don't-Don't, Don't, Tell My Secret" • "It's the End of the Jake as We Know It" • "Been Here All Along" • "Love That Lets Go" • "Hannah's Gonna Get This" • "I'll Always Remember You" • "Can You See the Real Me?" • "Kiss it All Goodbye" • "I Am Mamaw, Hear Me Roar!" • "Wherever I Go"
Songs
Season One: The Best of Both WorldsWho SaidJust Like YouPumpin' Up the PartyIf We Were a MovieI Got NerveThe Other Side of MeThis is the LifeI Learned from You
Season Two: We Got the PartyNobody's PerfectMake Some NoiseRock StarOld Blue JeansLife's What You Make ItOne in a MillionBigger Than UsYou and Me TogetherTrue Friend
Movie: You'll Always Find Your Way Back HomeLet's Get CrazyThe Good LifeDon't Walk AwayHoedown ThrowdownDreamThe ClimbButterfly Fly AwayCrazierLet's Do ThisSpotlightWhat's Not to LikeThe Best of Both Worlds: The 2009 Movie Mix
Season Three: It's All Right HereLet's Do ThisMixed UpHe Could Be the OneJust a GirlI Wanna Know YouSupergirlEvery Part of MeIce Cream Freeze (Let's Chill)Don't Wanna Be TornLet's Get CrazyLet's Make This Last 4EverIf We Were a Movie (duet)
Season Four: Gonna Get ThisQue SeraOrdinary GirlKiss It GoodbyeI'll Always Remember YouNeed a Little LoveAre You ReadyLove That Lets GoI'm Still GoodBeen Here All AlongBarefoot CinderellaWherever I Go
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