Achy Breaky Heart: Billy Ray Cyrus Revamps His SongBy: Kimberly Ripley - February 12, 2014
Achy Breaky Heart has gotten a makeover–and it probably should have remained the hokey country song it was back in 1992. Now it has a hip hop twist to it, and it makes Billy Ray Cyrus look like a bigger fool than when he sported a mullet. If this is how Billy Ray operates, is it any wonder why daughter Miley Cyrus acts the way she does?
Billy Ray Cyrus soared to international fame with the release of his catchy version of Achy Breaky Heart. The country song had people all over the world tapping their toes to the country tune with the fun lyrics. In the new version Cyrus brings Dionne Warwick’s son Buck22–whose real name is Damon Eliot–on board.
Cyrus drops some lyrics about daughter Miley and her penchant for twerking in the remake of the song. Larry King, who opens the video with a bizarre prelude, tweeted about the Achy Breaky Heart remake.
It seems Billy Ray Cyrus first met up with Dionne Warwick about a year ago when the pair recorded a duet called Hope is Just Ahead, to benefit the ‘Do The Write Thing National Campaign to Stop Violence initiative.’ The combination of these two singers in the same song sounds strange enough. She never should have introduced the country singer to her son.
Achy Breaky Heart was very clearly written to be a country song. Writer Don Von Tress originally titled it Don’t Tell My Heart. The Marcy Brothers recorded it a year before Billy Ray Cyrus did, but they didn’t achieve the international success he did with the song.
Probably the best anyone can hope for is to learn within the next day or so that this hip hop version of Achy Breaky Heart, replete with a mention of Miley Cyrus, is nothing but a big joke. Because it is. However Billy Ray Cyrus might not have intended for it to be perceived as such.
What do you think?
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