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.”
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