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Over twenty-five years ago, Billy Ray Cyrus was catapulted into fame with his record-shattering debut single, “Achy Breaky Heart.” The song was an instant hit, going on to become the only song in history to ever achieve triple Platinum status in Australia in addition to propelling line dancing into mainstream culture.
“But don’t tell my heart, my achy breaky heart/ I just don’t think he’d understand,” sings the country singer. “And if you tell my heart, my achy breaky heart/ He might blow up and kill this man.”
Matching the success of the single, CMT named the video for “Achy Breaky Heart” number 23 on their list of “Top 500 Country Music Songs.” The video featured the singer and his signature mullet singing the country song to a packed crowd of screaming women vying for his attention.
“Achy Breaky Heart” transcended genre barriers, going on to become to first country song since Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers‘ 1983 hit, “Islands in the Stream,” to be certified platinum.
You can watch the video for “Achy Breaky Heart” below.
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