Hannah Montana

Season 2 Episode 15

Song Sung Bad

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Aug 04, 2007 on Disney Channel
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Episode Summary

After Lilly records a song for her mother, she notices that she doesn't have the best voice. Miley steps in to make it a little bit better. Jackson tries to tell Sarah that Rico likes her, but she ends up thinking that Jackson likes her.

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  • perfect

    lilly records a song for her mom as a present on her birthday, but when miley discovers her friend can't sing, she remixes it. but lilly does not know this and instead becomes too confident with her voice and challenges amber to a singing challenge at the school. jackson tries to tell sarah that rico likes her, but the wording makes it sound like jackson likes her.

    good episode, but i find it unbelievable nobody would guess about hannah montana... i mean, it's obvious that to the people, lilly sounded like her... so why didn't anyone try and find out? Other than that great showmoreless
  • Emily is an awesome singer. Lily, not so much

    Lily records a song and it was really horrible. But not to hurt her feelings or her mum's ears, Miley 'fixed' her voice. It was wonderful. Thinking that she has a great voice she competes with Amber.

    I think that this is a wonderful storyline. I love this episode so much. I mean there were some parts that were so funny, woo! It makes me go all enthu. When Oliver sang Life's what you make it i went...errrrr. he was so funny but ouch

    Since im a loliver fan, i found that it was so wonderful when Oliver stood up for Lily. Just like when Oliver stood up for Miley in 'Oh Say, Do you remember those words'. Oliver is such a great friendmoreless
  • Lilly can't sing.

    Lilly decides to record a song as a present for her mom. Miley makes her voice sound better on the CD before she gives it to Lilly. Well Lilly thinks that she can actually sing so she challenges Amber. Lilly signs up for karaoke night. Miley tries to give Lilly singing lessons, but it doesn't make Lilly sing any better. Miley finally lets Lilly listen to how she really sings on the first CD. Lilly was mad at Miley because she couldn't back out of karaoke night now. They came up with a plan that Miley would sing into a microphone from a different room while Lilly sang onstage into a fake microphone. The plan worked until a spider started crawling on Miley and she couldn't sing anymore.moreless
  • Lilly challenges Amber to a singing contest, while Sarah thinks she's dating Jackson.

    I really enjoyed this episode. The writers did a nice job using their characters (main and recurring) and Emily Osment actually had people convinced that she couldn't sing (at least those who didn't hear her in the "Bone Dance"), which I believe is a compliment for her acting skills.

    I'll start with the subplot. It a nutshell, it explores a Sarah/Jackson relationship. The exchanges between Sarah and Jackson will have you laughing, as Jackson doesn't want to be with her, but doesn't want to hurt her either. Sarah, meanwhile, just keeps feeling closer to him. A scene with Jackson and Rico rolling their R's had me rolling, too. I don't know how the actors kept a straight face during that. They did a nice job with this.

    The main plot was very good. Emily Osment shines in it, playing Lilly, a girl that thinks she can sing well, when she can't. Lilly then feels confident that she can sing better than Amber at Karaoke Night. Oliver delivers some good lines early on, but Miley stops him from telling Lilly she can't sing. While Miley has plenty of screen time, this story is clearly about Lilly, and Miley adds to it without making it into Miley's story. One scene has Amber and Mr. Corelli discussing Karaoke, and Miley just watches until Lilly claims she's a good singer. There are plenty of laughs from the whole cast, but Emily Osment stands out. She nails the synchronization with Miley's voice, she's got excellent comic timing, she becomes her character, and she rarely flubs lines.

    In summary, this is an excellent episode. The characters all serve some purpose (except Ashley) in the story, and almost every scene contains a good laugh. It may not be entirely realistic, but it is entertaining. I recommend watching "Song Sung Bad."moreless
  • Lily gets into a conundrum when she discovers her great singing voice isn't all that.

    I really like this watching Hannah Montana, but what makes me cringe are the glaring plot holes through it. This episode has a great idea for an episode, but it stays in that area outside of reality and trapped in what only happens in the TV universe. For one, why are Amber and Ashley still in school? By the Zero Tolerance rule, they should have been tossed out for all the persecuting they inflict. Most of it directed for no reason to Miley and Lily. I like the teacher Mr. Corelli. He's stepped up to High School from Jr High; what's best of all is even he is tired of Amber's ego and he's not afraid of showing it, but he's still leaving her open to terrorize Miley. What is this? A world devoid of responsible adults? The only other adult is Robby Ray and he's still stuck being a kid himself. I love the story though; it gives Lily a chance to be more than just a sidekick. Poor Oliver is stuck being their toadie. He's getting abused from them a lot in these newer episodes. Once in a while he gets to bond with Jackson who in this episode gets a young crush from one of Miley's classmates, much to the fault of Rico, who for some reason has still not been dropped from the series. Overall, fair episode. It's funny in that twisted non-reality slant, but it could have been much, much better.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Goof: At the beginning of the episode, Hannah is recording "One In A Million", but she previously performed the song in "You Are So Sue-able To Me".

    • Goof: Rico says that he is lactose-intolerent, but in "Me and Rico Down By The Schoolyard" he has Miley feed him spray cheese which contains lactose.

    • Rico is Lactose Intolerant.

    • Goof: In the scene where Lilly, Oliver, and Miley are talking about how good Lilly sounded on the tape, you can see Miley looking right at the camera after she hits Oliver.

    • Goof: After Lilly was laughed at by her classmates for singing "I've Got Nerve", she asks Mr. Corelli if she can sing it again, but Oliver plays "Life's What You Make It", instead of "I've Got Nerve".

    • Ashley comes very close to making the connection that Lilly's voice, which is really Miley's, sounds exactly like Hannah Montana's.

    • In the episode the songs that are featured are "One In a Million", "I Got Nerve", "Bigger Than Us", and "Life's What You Make It".

    • Lilly appears as Lola (with a white wig).

    • Continuity Goof: In "Get Down, Study-udy-udy", Lilly and Oliver sing "The Bone Dance" and they sound great. But in this episode, they sound horrible singing "One In A Million" and "Life's What You Make It".

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Oliver: Yeah, heredity is a powerful thing. (Miley stomps Oliver's foot) Like my Mom's feet always hurts and now so do mine!

    • Lilly: (to Amber) Congratulations! Your the best singer in the school.
      Miley: Yeah, too bad nobody cares!

    • (After Miley plays Lilly's song to Oliver)
      Oliver: I haven't felt this queasy since my grandpa took me to that Shirts and Skins B-ball game at the Senior Center. (Looks Horrified remmbering) The skin was bouncing more than the ball!
      Miley: I could've lived my whole life without that picture in my head.

    • Lilly: (Singing badly) La, la, la, la, la, la, la.
      Miley: (Miley singing) Try to hit all of the notes.
      Lilly: (Singing badly) I'm hitting all of the notes.

    • Amber: (referring to Lilly's singing) I didn't know she had a voice like that!
      Ashley: She sounds exactly like...
      Amber: Shut up.
      Ashley: But she's amazing! (Amber looks at her) Amazingly bad!

    • Lilly: I don't even know why I need to do these stupid exercises. We both know I'm going to blow Amber off the stage.
      Miley: This isn't about Amber! This is about you being the best you can be!
      Lilly: But I'm already the best I could be.
      Miley: (muttering) Boy, I hope not. (Lilly looks at her).
      Miley: I mean, there's always room for improvement, right?

    • Lola: That is such a great song. Have I told you its my mom's favorite? Hey, here's a wacky idea! Her birthday is coming up, maybe you could make a special, kind of personal recording and I could give it to her as a present?
      Hannah: You spent all her gift money on those shoes, didn't ya?
      Lola: They didn't have 'em in her size.

    • Miley: (looking at a very large tarantula) There ain't nothin' "itsy bitsy" about you big boy.

    • Amber: Hey Miley if you're too gutless to sing, you can always go up there and do one of your pig calls.
      Miley: Oh, you mean like this? Amber! Ashley! Get in here! (oinks)

    • (Miley plays Lilly's remixed tape for Oliver)
      Oliver: Wow. A little reverb, some overlay. Nice. (pounds fists with Miley)
      Miley: Daddy called it Extreme Mix-Over: Lilly Edition.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Miley: (looking at a very large tarantula) There ain't nothin' "itsy bitsy" about you big boy.

      This is a reference to the children's song, The Itsy, Bitsy Spider.

    • Lilly: Hey check this, Twitney Houston! I'm gonna sing you off that stage.
      Amber: Oh, it's so on. I'll see you Saturday night. Smelly Clarkson.
      Ashley: You heard her Celine Pion!

      Twitney Houston is a play on the famous singer Whitney Houston, who is famous for her hit I Will Always Love You. Smelly Clarkson is a play on the famous singer Kelly Clarkson, who is famous for hit Behind These Hazel Eyes. And Celine Pion is a play on the famous singer Celine Dion, who is famous for her hit My Heart Will Go On.

    • Miley: Daddy called it Extreme Mix-Over: Lilly Edition.

      This is a play on the show Extreme Makeover and its spin off: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The original show is about people who go through plastic surgery and the latter is about when people redesign their houses.

    • Johnny Cash is a country singer who sang the hit songs, Ring Of Fire, I Walk the Line and A Boy Named Sue.

    • Song Sung Bad is a play on Neil Diamond's hit song, Song Sung Blue.