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Billy Ray Cyrus remakes 'Achy Breaky Heart' as a hip-hop song

By Tim Molloy

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em -- and if the daughter you tried to raise as a Christian Disney princess ends up twerking with stuffed animals in her underwear, well, it's probably time to remake your novelty country hit into a hip-hop anthem, throw in some half-naked twerking aliens, and surrender.

That seems to be the shrewd calculation behind Billy Ray Cyrus's remake of "Achy Breaky Heart" with rapper Buck 22, who acknowledges in the song that you've maybe never heard of him. Don't let 22's lack of celebrity throw you, because "Achy Breaky 2" also features Larry King, Miley-esque dancers, and an "Andy Griffith Show" homage. There's something for the whole weird family.

But wait, you say: What's with all these rappers remaking classic songs? What about our youthful memories? To which we reply: It's "Achy Breaky Heart."

Watch the video.

Feb 15, 2014 1:48PM
Feb 15, 2014 10:50AM
That is the most stupid thing I've ever seen!!!!
Feb 15, 2014 9:17AM
While I was that kid that fell in love with the original, my kids really like the new version. You have achieved headlines and are being noticed Billy. If you wanted people to talk, well they are now. The video was funny. Why are people so judgmental about why Billy made the choice to do a remake?
Feb 15, 2014 7:46AM
Does Billy practice hygiene?  He looks absolutely filthy.  I'd like to put him in a tub  and start scrubbing on him.  As for the song and video - pure garbage.  Billy and Miley both need to just go away and stay away.
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