Miley Cyrus has undergone an astonishing musical transformation since her rise to fame as a teen idol in Disney’s popular series “Hannah Montana.” She’s evolved from a cookie-cutter pop star into a confident woman who knows what she wants. Her versatility and daring reinvention, combined with her powerful voice and authentic lyrics, have made her one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation. Here are the 10 best Miley Cyrus songs to date.
10. Nothing Breaks Like a Heart
“Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” a 2018 collaboration with Mark Ronson, marks Cyrus’s return to her country music roots. The lyrics about a devastating breakup, combined with an infectious beat and Cyrus’s strong vocals, make this song an enduring hit.
9. Slide Away
“Slide Away,” released in 2019, is an emotional song dealing with the painful experience of a relationship’s end. The song is known for its introspective lyrics and Cyrus’ strong and emotional vocals, offering a raw and honest look at the end of her relationship with Liam Hemsworth.
Released in 2017, “Malibu” is an uplifting song that celebrates Cyrus’s love for life in California. The track is summery, fresh, and reveals a more mature and confident side of Cyrus.
7. We Can’t Stop
“We Can’t Stop” is the track that signaled Cyrus’s transformation from a child star into an adult pop artist. With its provocative lyrics and audacious video, released in 2013, the song solidified Cyrus’s rebellious image.
6. Midnight Sky
Released in 2020, “Midnight Sky” is an empowerment anthem with a strong ’80s influence. Cyrus’s vocal prowess, combined with the catchy melody and empowering lyrics, has made this song a radio favorite.
5. 7 Things
“7 Things,” released in 2008, is a teen anthem about the frustrations of a broken heart. Although it was released more than a decade ago, the song remains a fan favorite thanks to its honest lyrics and catchy tune.
4. The Climb
“The Climb,” from the 2009 film “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” is an emotionally powerful song. It deals with perseverance and overcoming obstacles, delivering an inspiring message.
3. Party in the USA
“Party in the USA,” released in 2009, is one of Cyrus’s biggest hits. Especially in America (duh!), this song is a staple at almost every party.
The potent “Flowers,” which is impossible to avoid on the radio in 2023, is another song that addresses the end of Cyrus’s relationship with Liam Hemsworth. Miley doesn’t need him; she can do much better on her own, she sings. All set to the beat that Gloria Gaynor gave us with “I Will Survive.” It’s a brand-new song but already a classic!
1. Wrecking Ball
“Wrecking Ball,” released in 2013, is Miley Cyrus’s most iconic song. The song, about the pain of a failed relationship, became a global hit. The accompanying music video, which features Cyrus naked on a wrecking ball, became one of the most talked-about pop culture moments of the year.