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"Ordinary Girl" is a song by American singer–songwriter 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. It was released to Radio Disney on July 2, 2010 as promotion for the fourth season of Hannah Montana. Lyrically, the track speaks about how Hannah Montana might be famous, but she is just an ordinary girl underneath. The song was later released on July 6, 2010 through digital distribution as the lead single from the soundtrack of the same title as the special title (Hannah Montana Forever) of the fourth and final season of the series.

The song was featured in the season 4 episode, Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office.

Reception

Stephanie Bruzzese of CommonSenseMedia stated that the song's "solid, snappy guitar hook is backed by catchy percussive clapping and a chorus of cute young voices -- a set-up that sounds more suited to Miley's maturing vocals." The song debuted at ninety-eight on the US Hot Digital Songs chart for the week ending July 11, 2010, then peaked at #49 two weeks later. The song has also debuted at #91 on Billboard's US Hot 100 on the week dated July 31, 2010. It spent two weeks at its peak, then fell off the chart.

Music video

Unlike other Hannah Montana music videos, "Ordinary Girl" is not a concert taping performance. Hannah in the video is also a model, and not Miley Cyrus, as Miley Cyrus refused to appear in the video. It premiered on July 2, 2010 and starts out in Montana's dressing room where she is getting ready for a concert. She uses her video camera to tape everything that goes on, leading up to her stepping onstage, where a screaming crowd is waiting. She waves, then hands the camera to a girl in the front row of the concert. The video then flashes to a school room where the girl has a party with her friends after receiving the camera, while shots from the Hannah Montana season 3 concert are playing on the chalk boards. The camera is then passed onto another girl who bumps into a boy who begins talking to her. R5 artists Riker and Ross Lynch are seen in the classroom.

Track listings

  • U.S. digital download
  1. "Ordinary Girl" (Album Version) – 2:57
  • EU 2-Track CD Single
  1. "Ordinary Girl" (Album Version) – 2:57
  2. "Ordinary Girl" (Instrumental) – 2:57

Charts

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown 2
U.S Hot Digital Songs 48
US Billboard Hot 100 91
UK Singles Chart 93

Release history

Region Date Format Label
United States July 2, 2010 Radio Disney Walt Disney Records
July 6, 2010 Digital download
Germany October 15, 2010 CD single

Lyrics

Don't get me wrong
I love who I am
I don't wanna be ungrateful
It probably sounds strange
I really love the role I play
The songs I sing
But with all the fame
The things that seem so simple
Are suddenly so far out of reach
Wish that they could see the underneath
I'm just an ordinary girl!

Sometimes I'm lazy, I get bored
I get scared, I feel ignored
I feel happy, I get silly
I choke on my own words
I make wishes, I have dreams
And I still want to believe
Anything can happen in this world
For an ordinary girl
Like you, like me
For an ordinary girl
Like you, like me

"How are you?", "Hello", "Good-bye"
One day here, one day there
And again it's time to go
Miss popular always on the road
Put my best foot forward
Gotta get on with the show

Strike a pose for the front cover of a magazine
Everywhere I arrive I get high-fives
They pay me larger than life
I'm just an ordinary girl!

Sometimes I'm lazy, I get bored
I get scared, I feel ignored
I feel happy, I get silly
I choke on my own words
I make wishes, I have dreams
And I still want to believe
Anything can happen in this world
For an ordinary girl

So give it everything or nothin' at all
Get back on your feet when you stumble and fall
A little luck can go a long way
So don't you worry 'bout what people say
Who knows where the wind may blow
For an ordinary girl

I'm just an ordinary girl

Sometimes I'm lazy, I get bored
I get scared, I feel ignored
I feel happy, I get silly
I choke on my own words
I make wishes, I have dreams
And I still want to believe
Anything can happen in this world
For an ordinary girl
Like you, like me
For an ordinary girl
Like you, like me
For an ordinary girl
For an ordinary girl
Like me, like you


v - e - d
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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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