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"Ice Cream Freeze (Let's Chill)" 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 played on the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana. The song was written by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil and produced by Gerrard. It was released on June 20, 2009, by Walt Disney Records as a promotional single from the series' third soundtrack, Hannah Montana 3. A karaoke version is available in Disney's Karaoke Series: Hannah Montana 3. It is an instructional dance song with a country-pop sound and lyrics referencing ice cream and other frozen foods.

The song garnered negative reactions from contemporary critics but enjoyed humble commercial success for Cyrus in several countries, compared to those of her previous efforts as Montana. "Ice Cream Freeze (Let's Chill)" made its highest peak by charting at number fifty-seven on the Canadian Hot 100. The song also charted on charts in the United Kingdom and the United States. A music video for "Ice Cream Freeze (Let's Chill)" was released, taken from footage of a concert performance.

The song was only featured in one season 3 episode, Knock Knock Knockin' on Jackson's Head.

Reception

Critical reception

The song garnered negative reactions from contemporary critics. Heather Phares of Allmusic said, "'Ice Cream Freeze (Let's Chill),' [...] sounds extremely similar to the soundtrack's 'Hoedown Throwdown.' That feeling of familiarity extends to the songs that haven't appeared anywhere else." Warren Truitt of About.com agreed and described the song to be "silly" and "as awkwardly goofy" as "Hoedown Throwdown". Peter Larsen of The Orange County Register identified the track to be a "crowd pleaser".

Chart performance

On the week ending July 25, 2009, "Ice Cream Freeze (Let's Chill)" debuted and peaked at number eighty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100; the following week, it dropped out of the chart. On the week ending 2009, the song debuted and peaked at number fifty-seven in the Canadian Hot 100, thus becoming Cyrus' second highest-charting song as Montana in Canada. The song dropped to number one-hundred in the following week and completely fell from the chart the week after. On the week ending August 1, 2009, "Ice Cream Freeze (Let's Chill)" entered the UK Singles Chart at number ninety-five. It marked Cyrus' first entry in the country as Montana since "The Best Both Worlds", which charted in March 2007. On the week ending August 8, 2009, the song reached its peak on the chart at number ninety.

Live performances

Cyrus, dressed as Montana, premiered "Ice Cream Freeze (Let's Chill)", along with eight other songs, at the concert taping for the third season of Hannah Montana, which was set on October 10 in Irvine, California at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. In the performance, Montana dressed in a t-shirt with a pink star, zebra-patterned skirt, cowboy boots, and a bejeweled vest and performed the corresponding choreography. Six backup dancers, also costumed by Western clothing, later appeared to perform. Peter Larsen of The Orange County Register recalled his two children enjoying the dance and referred to it as "probably one of the most popular of the eight new songs Miley performs tonight." The performance was later released as the song's music video on May 22, 2009, on Disney Channel.

Charts

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Canadian Hot 100 57
UK Singles Chart 90
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 87

Lyrics

[Intro]
Alright!
Here we go!
Follow me now!!

Everybody do your dance
Ain't nothing better than an all out jam
Are you ready for a little something new tonight
I gotta brand new step I think your gonna like
Come on boys!

[Chorus]
Gotta do like I do just follow my lead
Everybody let's chill
Do the ice cream freeze strike your pose
Then you do the milkshake
Shake it, shake it down low
Do the snow cone slide left to right
Put your hands in the air
And we can party all night

Do the ice cream freeze strike your pose
Then you do the milkshake
Shake it, shake it down low
Do the snow cone slide left to right
Put your hands in the air
And we can party all night

[Bridge]
Shake it... shake it, shake it... shake it, shake it, shake it down low..
And do the ice cream freeze (ha)

All kind of stepping make make you feel good
(make you feel real good)
Triple step, butterfly sugar foot
(shake it, shake it, .. shake it)
But I'm coming up with a new thing what you need
(that's right)
Now everybody wanna do the ice cream freeze
Come on boys!!

[Chorus]

[Bridge 2]
Party all night!!
Did I hear someone say party!! (party)
Were just getting started
Wanna take it from the top well you know I will
Now everybody let's chill
Lights, camera, freeze
Everybody let's go!!!

[Chorus]

Do the ice cream freeze
Then you do the milkshake
Shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it
(snow cone slide) then do the snow cone slide
Put your hands in the air
Go crazy!
Everybody let's chill!!


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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