Yes, you’d be right to think I was making this up, but in the video contained in this news post is Miley Cyrus covering Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” live at a concert in Ecuador.
Before playing the song, Miley says: “I have a lot of fans come up and tell me that I inspire them, and make them want to follow their dreams, and so with this one I want to be able to do the music that inspired me, and made me want to be here on this stage tonight”. She goes on to cite the reason for playing the cover as being that she used to sing the song with her little brother who couldn’t make it along to the show.
So far, the video has received 867,017 views and 11,991 dislikes on YouTube. What are your thoughts on this? Is this just an honest attempt to praise her childhood heroes by Cyrus, or do you stand on the side that argues there are some songs that artists shouldn’t cover?
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