Miley Cyrus is the cover song queen. Over the years, she’s taken on everyone from Dolly Parton to Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Billy Idol and Lana Del Rey. Hell, at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards she did a tinsel-draped live version of the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” with her pal Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips.
But when it comes to her fans, Miley likes to keep it fresh, which might explain why she took on one of the greatest mope rock ballads of all time at her show in Belfast on Monday night. Perhaps you’ve heard of legendary 1980s Manchester sad sacks the Smiths? No? Well, then grab a handful of gladiolus, your Oscar Wilde anthology and a hanky and enjoy “There is a Light That Never Goes Out.”