5 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus Is The Queen Of Covers

21 May 2015, 13:45 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Miley Cyrus Happy Hippie Backyard Session
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Number 3 will convince you that she is the best

Whether you love her or you hate her, Miley Cyrus certainly has one of the most recognisable and versatile voices in the industry. Her own albums have always done well but one thing we can always appreciate is her ability to take a cover and make it her own. 

Here are Miley's top 5 song covers. 


1) Why Do You Only Call Me When You're High? (Originally by The Arctic Monkeys)

Miley's voice is most suited to country and pop music but her cover of Arctic Monkeys' "Why Do You Only Call Me When You're High" is a triumph. She literally takes the song by the throat and gives it her signature high notes and sex appeal.


2) Jolene (Originally by Dolly Parton) 

This song is probably quite special to Miley. Her Godmother Dolly Parton first sang this song in 1973 and Miley could probably sing this song in her sleep if she really had to. 


3) Happy Together (Originally by The Turtles)

Miley's cover of The Turtles' best known song is truly transformative. Her voice sounds like it was made for this particular track. Her flourishes and the ease with which she belts out each note kind of makes you wonder if Miley wrote this herself. 


4) Summertime Sadness (Originally by Lana Del Rey)

A lot of people criticised Miley's cover of Lana Del Rey's "Summertime Sadness" when it first came out. They said she did too much with it and added too many flourishes. Good thing those people are just haters.


5) Don't Dream It's Over ft. Ariana Grande (Originally by Crowded House) 

One of the latest in Miley's backyard sessions featuring Ariana Grande, "Don't Dream It's Over" boasts two of the most talented young vocalists in pop music. This is a major winner for her outdoor concert series.

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