Can y'all believe that Billy Ray Cyrus' hit song "Achy Breaky Heart" is 25 years old? We sure can't!
In honor of the song's milestone anniversary, Billy Ray, who recently announced that he will be professionally and legally changing his name to just "Cyrus", is re-releasing his signature song three times this year.
The first re-release is very much like its original form and features the famous Muscle Shoals rhythm group, the Swampers.
It seems his gig on the show Still the King, where he plays an Elvis Presley impersonator, has resonated with him. Theres a few moments in this new version of the song where he does a couple Elvis growls.
He also announced he would be debuting a Spanglish version of "Achy Breaky Heart", as well as an EDM remix with funk bassist, singer, songwriter Bootsy Collins.
If you think his Spanglish version of the song is way off base, you're wrong. Mexican group Caballo Dorado recorded the Spanish version, "No Rompas Mi Corazon", in 1994 and according to Rolling Stone, "sparked a dance craze in Mexico."
Don Von Tress, the man who wrote "Achy Breaky Heart" told Rolling Stone, "if you go to any wedding, any fiesta in Mexico, you'll hear that song and they do a dance called the 'four corners dance,' not really a line dance, but everyone dancing in unison."
Cyrus and Caballo Dorado teamed up for the Spanglish version, where Cyrus sang in English and the band sang in Spanish. Let us know what you think of the song after listening to it below.
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