Leave It All to Me

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"Leave It All to Me"
Leave It All to Me single cover.jpg
Single by Miranda Cosgrove featuring Drake Bell
from the album iCarly
Released December 18, 2007[1]
Format Digital download
Recorded 2007
Genre Pop rock, power pop
Length 2:42 (Single version)
Label Nickelodeon, Columbia
Writer(s) Michael Corcoran, Dan Schneider[2]
Miranda Cosgrove soundtrack singles chronology
"Leave It All to Me"
(2007)
"Stay My Baby"
(2008)
Drake Bell singles chronology
"Makes Me Happy"
(Radio Disney edit)
(2007)
"Leave It All to Me"
(2007)
"Superhero! Song"
(2008)
Music sample

"Leave It All to Me" is the debut single by American actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove and the theme song for Cosgrove's Nickelodeon show iCarly. It features Cosgrove's former Drake & Josh co-star, Drake Bell, and was written by Michael Corcoran, one of Bell's band members.[3] A shortened version is used in the show's opening credits, but the full version can be found on the show's soundtrack. The single charted in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100, at position 100. It was the shows theme song for the whole entire series.

Music video[edit]

The official music video premiered after an episode of iCarly on May 24, 2008. The first shot shows a laptop with iCarly.com on it. Miranda Cosgrove (Carly), Jennette McCurdy (Sam), Nathan Kress (Freddie), Jerry Trainor (Spencer) and Drake Bell are seen dancing and singing in the played videos on the laptop. Kids are seen dancing in the videos sent in by them, which are also not on iCarly.com. At the end of the video, they zoom out of the laptop. It was directed by Dan Schneider, the creator of iCarly.[citation needed]

The video premiered on TRL on June 11, 2008.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[1]
  1. Leave It All to Me
Other Versions
  • Leave It All to Me (Jason Nevins Remix)
  • Leave It All to Me (Billboard Remix)

Cover versions[edit]

The song was covered by punk band Less Than Jake on their release TV/EP.

In popular culture[edit]

In the season eight episode of House, "Blowing the Whistle", House tells a clinic patient to hop on one foot and sing the iCarly theme song.

In translation[edit]

"Leave It All to Me" is the intro music of versions of iCarly that are dubbed into other languages for other markets—but sung by different people with slightly modified lyrics in the target language. The song has a few subtle political overtones that are not always translated into the new target languages.

Known versions in translation

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008-09) Peak
position
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[4] 65
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Digital download track listing
  2. ^ http://repertoire.bmi.com/title.asp?blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&keyID=9132869&ShowNbr=0&ShowSeqNbr=0&querytype=WorkID
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p394171/songs
  4. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Miranda Cosgrove - Chart History". Billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 

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