OH GOD WHY: Billy Ray Cyrus Releases “Achy Breaky 2” Featuring Buck 22


Someone check on the devil because Hell may have just frozen over.

Back in January, there was a day or two when the internet was buzzing with talk of a potential hip-hop remix of the 1991 Billy Ray Cyrus classic “Achy Breaky Heart” being in the works. It turns out there was quite a bit of truth to that rumor, and this afternoon “Achy Breaky 2” made its debut online.

Featuring Buck 22, which is a name no one at UTG has heard before today, “Achy Breaky 2” finds the father of Miley Cyrus attempting to bring his biggest hit into the modern age with heavy bass and visuals chock full of twerk goodness. This includes, but is not limited to, a woman twerking aboard a spaceship, as well as lyrical references to the dance habits of Cyrus’ celebrity daughter. You can view the video below.

Make sure you stick around for the ending in order to hear someone tell Billy Ray, “My grandma loves you, man!” If any track is destined to bring together young and old music fans, clearly “Achy Breaky 2” is up to the challenge.

I think the question on everyone’s minds right now is: Why the hell did this happen? To be honest, I am not sure. If there was a bigger name on the track it would be a bit easier to understand why it’s resurfaced, but as is this seems like a shameless attempt at viral fame that likely won’t be trendy for more than a day. Disagree? Comment and let us know your thoughts.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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