Miley Cyrus fans are just hours away from the premiere of the singer’s “MTV Unplugged.” With so much buzz around what Miley has described as a “hoedown” with Madonna, Smilers will likely be treated to one of Cyrus’ most revealing performances that includes some stylistic homages to her Nashville roots to (cowboy) boot.
While we know some of the tracks Miley played during the taping of the special, which airs Wednesday (January 29) at 9 p.m. E.T./P.T. on MTV, we do have a little wish list of tunes we’re hoping make the set list.
“Party In The U.S.A.”
The show takes place in the U.S.A. (Los Angeles, to be exact). This makes it mandatory that she include it in the special.
There definitely are more than seven things that make us love this sassy track about falling for the wrong guy.
“Before The Storm”
She managed to get Madonna to take the stage with her for a mash up of “Don’t Tell Me” and “We Can’t Stop,” but there’s one collaboration we’d pay good money to see. How amazing would it be to see her take the stage with former flame Nick Jonas to reprise their country-tinged break-up jam?
Originally recorded by her godmother Dolly Parton in 1973, Cyrus’ 2012 cover of the track is the stuff of legend. Taken from “Backyard Sessions,” Cyrus stripped down her Disney persona and proved that she’s always had the vocal chops to kick it unplugged.
In 2009, Cyrus released the empowering ballad, which not only put her twangy vocals at the forefront, but also showed she had an eye for lyrics with emotional depth even at 16.
Cyrus’ stripped-down, haunting cover of Jeff Buckley’s track is so moving we just might shed all the tears if she covered it during the special.
“Can’t Be Tamed”
But, really, she can’t be.