February 11, 2014

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Miley Cyrus Recruits Lana Del Rey Hitmaker for "Adore You" Remix

Love her or hate her, Miley Cyrus' Bangerz era has been a hit on the charts so far. Comeback single "We Can't Stop" hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 while follow-up "Wrecking Ball" was a three-week chart topper. The third single, however, stalled at No. 22: While certainly not a flop, "Adore You" pales in comparison... so far.

So "this generation's Madonna" called up French DJ/producer Cedric Gervais for help. Gervais is the same dude who reworked Lana Del Rey's mid-tempo "Summertime Sadness" joint into a euphoric dance jam, landing both artists their first Top 10 hit and helping the pouty-lipped singer reclaim artistic integrity.

This new "Adore You" version takes a similar route as "Summertime Sadness," pasting Cyrus' crooning over a punchy EDM production in place of the moody, pop ballad beat.

With her Bangerz tour kicking off on Valentine's Day, having another ubiquitous radio hit may inspire a few more ticket sales and keep us talking about Miley even more—not that we didn't already spend all of 2013 doing that.

Listen below.

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