6 Awesome Reincarnations of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball"
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All eyes were on Miley Cyrus this year with her provocative performances and borderline NSFW music videos. It's a wonder people bothered with her music at all!
Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" video smashed Vevo's previous record for the most views in 24 hours with an insane 12.3 million hits. The video topped 100 million in six days, beating yet another Vevo record held also by Cyrus's "We Can't Stop" video, which received 100 million hits 37 days after its premiere.
But twerking teddies and nudity aside, we're gonna go out on a limb here and focus on (gasp!) her music! Let's turn all ears on Miley just this once and check out some of the cute, clever and creative reincarnations of Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball."
1. Miley Cyrus vs. Sinead O'Connor mashup
When the "Wrecking Ball" video first came out, there were obvious references to Sinead O'Connor's iconic "Nothing Compares 2 U" video, with both artists tearfully singing into the camera with their extra short coifs. Cyrus confirmed the inspiration. Mashup enthusiast Robin Skouteris answered the call, and mixed Cyrus's vocals over O'Connor's track, which worked out pretty darn well.
2. Haim covers "Wrecking Ball" live
Hip SoCal sister band Haim put their own spin on Cyrus's track at their Live Lounge set for BBC Radio 1, giving Cyrus some unexpected indie cred.