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"Leave It All to Me"
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Single by Miranda Cosgrove featuring Drake Bell
from the album iCarly
Released December 18, 2007
Genre Pop
Length 2:42
Label
Songwriter(s) Michael Corcoran
Miranda Cosgrove singles chronology
"Leave It All to Me"
(2007)
"Stay My Baby"
(2008)
Drake Bell singles chronology
"Makes Me Happy"
(2007)
"Leave It All to Me"
(2007)
"Terrific"
(2011)

"Leave It All to Me" is a song by American actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove, featuring Drake Bell, from the Nickelodeon show iCarly's soundtrack album of the same name (2008). The song was written by Michael Corcoran, one of Bell's band members. It was released as the lead single from the album on December 18, 2007, by Nickelodeon Records and Columbia Records, standing as Cosgrove's debut release. The song served as the theme song for the show. A pop song, it is about seeing the brighter side of every situation.

The song peaked at number 100 on the US Billboard Hot 100, giving both Cosgrove and Bell their first Hot 100 hit in the United States. A music video was released for the song in June 2008 and was later uploaded to Cosgrove's YouTube channel in September 2010. Cosgrove performed "Leave It All to Me" during her debut solo tour the Dancing Crazy Tour in 2011.

Background and composition

Cosgrove was asked by the producers of iCarly if she wanted to record a theme song for the show. The singer explained she had never made a song or been in a recording studio, but agreed and was very excited. She recalled that she had a good time making the song and wanted to record more of it. After it was recorded, "Leave It All to Me" ended up being the theme song for iCarly. The song was written by Michael Corcoran, one of Drake Bell's band members. It stars Cosgrove and features Bell, who co-starred with her in Drake & Josh. "Leave It All to Me" is a pop song. Lyrically, the song is about seeing the brighter side of every situation, trying your best, taking some chances, and realizing that some things are just meant to be.

Promotion and impact

The official music video for "Leave It All to Me" was released in June 2008. The video was later released to Cosgrove's YouTube channel on September 28, 2010. Cosgrove would perform "Leave It All to Me" during her first headlining 2011 concert tour the Dancing Crazy Tour. Bell joined Cosgrove to perform the song at Club Nokia, with his appearance gathering cheers from the crowd.

In January 2017, it had been around six years since Cosgrove released her second extended play High Maintenance, and took a break from making music to attend college at the University of Southern California. Bell wished she came back to making music and shared a throwback video of him and Cosgrove dancing to the song. In April 2017, Noah Cyrus revealed that she was a huge fan of iCarly. Cyrus made a video of herself lip-syncing the song and would later post it on her Instagram account.

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from Tidal.

Charts

Chart performance for "Leave It All to Me"
Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 100
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