Winner Joe Mc Elderry's cover, released on December 14, 2009 by Syco Music, was produced by Quiz & Larossi and topped the Irish Singles Chart and the UK Singles Chart.
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Miley performed “The Climb” at the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC.
Alexander recorded "It's the Climb" on a CD and gave it to him.
Several weeks later, Chelsom called to say, "the song was gonna be an integral part of the movie".
"The Climb" has been covered by several artists and was the most popular choice of song among auditioners for the ninth season of the American singing contest, American Idol, with Hollie Cavanagh performing it in the top six of the 11th season.
Simon Cowell, creator of the British television talent show The X Factor, chose "The Climb" to be the debut single of the winner of the competition's sixth series.
Martens interpreted the line as an acknowledgment by the singer of her own mistakes in life, Critical reception for the song was generally positive.
Fraser Mc Alpine of the BBC felt the song's lyrics were generic, but complimented Cyrus vocals: "Miley acquits herself well vocally — there are moments where her voice sounds a tad strained, but it's good to hear her on a track that's a little more subdued and with less frantic production than the uptempo, sassy pop songs we're used to." Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly said, "On tunes like [...] 'The Climb', the 16-year-old Tennessee native turns up her homegrown inflections, but a few elongated r's won't exactly shut out her huge pop audience." Heather Phares of Allmusic said, "the best songs that Cyrus sings on the soundtrack have her own name on them".
Warren Truitt of Both Martens and Mc Alpine took special interest in the line "It's always gonna be an uphill battle/Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose".And, you know, we just kinda put it down pretty fast and didn't really think anything about it.The lyrics kinda started to come, I think for both of us, being kinda underdogs in the business."The Climb" is a song performed by American singer Miley Cyrus, for the 2009 film Hannah Montana: The Movie.The song was written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe, and produced by John Shanks.