From Outkast to Nirvana, Miley Cyrus’ Best and Worst Song Covers


When we decided to round-up Miley Cyrus’ best and worst covers, we thought the latter would outnumber the former. Little did we know, the twerk star has a penchant for re-imagining classics songs in impressive fashion. In fact, some of her latest stunts have us questioning our belief that a BANGERZ tour ticket is a profound waste of money.

Whatever your feelings are on the pop-star-gone-rogue, we promise that these seven covers will leave you impressed, bemused, or at the very least, thoroughly entertained.

BEST: “Jolene” by Dolly Parton

During the summer of 2012, Miley was in her element covering Dolly Parton’s 1973 classic with her band as part of The Backyard Sessions. Her version was so good it had critics wondering if it was better than Jack White’s rendering. In a hushed voice, we concur.

BEST: “Hey Ya” by Outkast

Over the weekend, Milez took on a song very near and dear to our hearts. As much as we wanted to hate it, we couldn’t deny that her slowed-down, country take on the 2003 hit was clever. However, she did lose us at, “Hey Fellas.”

WORST: “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips

It was only a matter of time before Miley and Wayne Coyne performed together on stage, and while it wasn’t quite as hard to stomach as we feared, we’d prefer it didn’t happen at all. No more on-stage banter, please!

BEST: “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High” by Arctic Monkeys

We were hankering for a female cover of Arctic Monkeys’ latest hit ever since we first heard it. We wouldn’t have chosen Miley for the job, but we were stunned by how much her country tenor suited the number.

WORST: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana

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What is your favorite Miley cover, ONTD?