Top Ten Miley Cyrus Songs
This weekend on 92.9, we are bringing you the Top 10 Songs from Miley Cyrus. Miley is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and record producer. Her music spans a range of styles, from pop and country pop to hip hop. What is her number 1 song? Find out here.
Single Release Only (2019)
Cyrus penned "Slide Away" 18 months before her split from Liam Hemsworth, well before they became husband and wife. "I wrote 'Slide Away' before my breakup," she said. "I wrote 'Slide Away' in February the year before, and I just keep speaking these things into existence." Because the song's end of a relationship subject matter later became real, it caused Cyrus to change her lyrical content.
Start All Over
Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)
This was recorded for her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus (2007). The song was written by Fefe Dobson, Anne Preven and produced by Jason Morey. It was released by Hollywood Records on March 11, 2008, as the second single from the album only in Australia. An accompanying music video, directed by Marc Webb was also released. A live version is available on Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert and as an instrumental in Cyrus's karaoke series.
Party In The U.S.A
Time of Our Lives (2009)
This is the lead single from Miley Cyrus' first ever EP Time of Our Lives. The EP was sold exclusively at American Wal-Mart stores in conjunction with the teenage singer's Max Azria clothing line. The breezy summertime pop anthem features semi-autobiographical lyrics concerning Miley's move from Tennessee to Los Angeles. Cyrus provoked controversy with a performance of this song at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, which featured a pole protruding from an ice cream cart and some provocative dance moves. Some critics questioned whether her risqué performance was appropriate for her age and young fan base.
See You Again
Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)
In this song, Cyrus is looking forward to seeing a guy she really likes. She got chocked up the last time they saw each other, and wants another shot. Cyrus sings about her "Best friend Lesley" in this song. According to Entertainment Weekly (January 18, 2008), this is Lesley Patterson, who Cyrus met when they were 6-year-old cheerleaders in Tennessee. Lesley is not the girl appearing in leaked photos with Cyrus around the time this song was released.
Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
This was the first single to be taken from the soundtrack of the 2009 Miley Cyrus film Hannah Montana: The Movie. This tune, which was penned by the Country songwriters Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe, was the first solo song from Miley to be marketed directly to Country radio as well as Pop radio. This debuted on the Hot Country Songs chart dated March 14, 2009 at #48. The same week Miley's father Billy Ray Cyrus also had a new entry on the same listing with "Back to Tennessee." They thus became the first father and daughter to have new songs debuting on this chart in the same week since March 3, 1990
Plastic Hearts (2020)
This disco-tinged bop showcases a new direction for Miley Cyrus. The constantly evolving artist took inspiration from her time COVID-19 quarantining to create the environment she wants to live in. "This song is really just a reflection of everyone kind of having this personal kind of woke moment, I feel like a lot of us are waking up. And you know, the midnight sky, I think is kind of a road that feels like it could be nice to take with our head up in the clouds." Cyrus Said.
Younger Now (2017)
Named after the California beach community where Miley Cyrus resides, this is a love song about her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth. "They're going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam," Cyrus explained. "So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, 'This is how I feel'?" Cyrus wrote the song on the way to a taping of The Voice. "I drive myself everywhere, but that day I decided to Uber," she recalled. "I was trying not to sing out loud because someone else was in the car."
We Cant Stop
This is the lead single from Miley Cyrus' fourth studio album. This song is dedicated to her fans, the people who have never stopped believing in her. She said: "I feel like this song really is for them and how I feel, that I can't stop and I'm going to be who I am and they should be who they are and that they can't stop and no one can stop us." Cyrus added: "It really is an inspiring song for my fans. We don't care, we can do what we want."
Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
Late Night Feelings (2018)
Mark Ronson has famously had a who's who of big-voiced female muses ranging from Amy Winehouse on her Back to Black album to Dua Lipa on Silk City's "Electricity." This country-disco banger finds him hooking up with Miley Cyrus. The collaboration was prompted by Cyrus' appearance on the November 4, 2017 Saturday Night Live show in which the former Hannah Montana starlet sung two songs from her Younger Now album. That record saw Cyrus returning to her country roots, and her performance grabbed Ronson's attention. "I heard the drawl in her voice and the twang when I saw her live on SNL," he mentioned. "My jaw dropped and I became super-fixated about being able to work with her."
Cyrus had no part in writing this song, but there was very real emotion behind it: she was going through problems in her relationship with the actor Liam Hemsworth, and the couple would split up not long after. This big emotional breakup ballad was released as a promotional single from Miley Cyrus' Bangerz album on August 25, 2013. It immediately rolled up to #2 on the iTunes sales chart in the aftermath of Cyrus' controversial MTV VMA performance joining "We Can't Stop" in the Top Five.