There are lots of things the world needs. Peace. Love. Shorter cronut queues. A follow-up to Billy Ray Cyrus' 1992 hit,"Achy Breaky Heart," however, is most definitely not one of them. Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped Miley's papa from teaming up with rapper Buck 22 to release — wait for it — a hip-hop rendition dubbed "Achy Breaky 2." Ah, you shouldn't have.
"I asked [Billy Ray Cyrus] if he would mind if I could take a crack at remaking 'Achy Breaky Heart' and he looked at me for a moment, and said 'lots of people have tried already, but go for it.'" Buck 22, who happens to be the son of Dionne Warwick, says. "He didn't have a clue that I had already gone into the lab and cooked up a demo of what I thought would be a fun EDM/hip-hop-styled version, which at the time only had a sample from the original of his voice. He liked what he heard and, weeks later, arrived at the session to record this track."
Lo and behold, there's now a music video to commemorate the collaboration. None other than Larry King makes a cameo, issuing an urgent alert that an "unidentified flying object" has been spied hovering over Kentucky, and reminding us that life post CNN clearly isn't all it's cracked up to be. Long story short, we're then treated to a jam session aboard the spaceship, complete with nearly naked alien babes, line dancing, and a guitar jerking Cyrus looking like an Ewok version of Esme from Haim. Oh, and let's not forget classic lines like "Miley keeps twerking, Daddy's song is working, now Billy sing that crazy hook again." Cyrus' response? "Wrecking ball!" Epic.
It's okay, Miley. Our dad likes to embarrass us, too. (Rolling Stone)