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EDITORS’ NOTES

Mark Ronson has described his forthcoming album as a collection of “sad bangers” inspired by sorrow and heartbreak. Country and disco have strong pedigrees for producing great songs from melancholy, and he and Miley Cyrus blend the two to aching effect here. Whether you’re crying on the dance floor or the front porch, this one’s for you: Gliding strings and a club beat back a twanging acoustic riff and Miley’s gorgeous, love-bruised vocal. In a song written before Cyrus lost her home in the November 2018 California wildfires, she alludes to a fading relationship with the line “These silver bullet cigarettes/This burning house, there’s nothing left/It’s smokin’”—lyrics that have taken on even deeper poignancy.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Mark Ronson has described his forthcoming album as a collection of “sad bangers” inspired by sorrow and heartbreak. Country and disco have strong pedigrees for producing great songs from melancholy, and he and Miley Cyrus blend the two to aching effect here. Whether you’re crying on the dance floor or the front porch, this one’s for you: Gliding strings and a club beat back a twanging acoustic riff and Miley’s gorgeous, love-bruised vocal. In a song written before Cyrus lost her home in the November 2018 California wildfires, she alludes to a fading relationship with the line “These silver bullet cigarettes/This burning house, there’s nothing left/It’s smokin’”—lyrics that have taken on even deeper poignancy.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
288 Ratings
288 Ratings
Michael Anthamatten ,

Life is a metaphorical ride!

Don’t forget the fun made of Miley Cyrus for having to be a misunderstood warrior at a young age when she had to metaphorically abolish the product image of #HannahMontanna a Multi-Billion dollar machine needed to be cut free...Hence, the power to #kill corporate world and get her own identification back...in another twist her own real name, #Miley had been written in fantasy land too, as her characters real name...#Everyone else had everything to profit, but a young girl that had been counter monopolized, it would take a genius to break this stronghold...with all that to break through...,or be
swallowed by another entity 🐭 ??? Wouldn’t you #Twerk your way through cinder block wall?! If it meant having your freedom back? Even though you knew it may cost legions of fans? Knowing what the opposite effect would be this artist knew #instinctively what she had to do-as a post teen young woman! #Fight the system the way it’s been ran! And, it cost her the superficial layers of responsibilities such as fan casualties. However, the emotional pain a person has to withstand is never foretold, or understood as to what they may suffer as a human being in one consequence...this #Artist @Miley Cyrus is so deeply and intuitively attaches to her artistry that it was worth the sacrifice to her personally and, it shows in this song. This deepness and southern comfort in her voice is due to being #Miley now, a proven self made product if you will, we are talking about a record here, right? Buy the song- the #Video is unparalleled to anything I’ve seen for the progressive thinker...where’s Waldo? Not in this video? However all you wrecking ball #Mikey haters are featured heavily...and, priest with no conscience in a strip bar...hmm the song alone has a free commentary where you can just imagine a breakup and, dance the night away..,#CountryDisco or watch the video on repeat and get the #political points of view! #BuyTheSong

Midi Bregu ,

MASTERPIECE

Miley had originally wrote this song for Mozart but he insisted it was too personal so Miley went on to release it.

Not The Best Bro ,

Throwaway

Sounds like a throwaway trashy song to me

About Mark Ronson

Superstar DJ and producer Mark Ronson has earned both praise and popular success for his throwback, soul- and funk-influenced work with such diverse artists as Ghostface Killah, Amy Winehouse, Boy George, and Bruno Mars. The stepson of guitarist Mick Jones of Foreigner, Ronson spent the first eight years of his life growing up in England. Having played guitar and drums from an early age, it wasn't until moving to New York City with his mother that he discovered DJ culture. At age 16, and already a fan of such popular hip-hop artists as Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys, Ronson began listening to the various hip-hop mixtapes released by DJs. Inspired, Ronson confiscated his father's record collection and tried his hand at mixing. It was the first step in a career highlighted by work on a Grammy-winning album by Winehouse, as well as his own global smash hit "Uptown Funk."

As a young DJ with diverse tastes, the teenaged Ronson caught the ears and eyes of various socialites and New York celebrities, including fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, who featured Ronson, along with other sons and daughters of celebrities, in a 1997 fashion campaign. A year later, hip-hop mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs hired Ronson to DJ his fabled 29th birthday bash. These and other high-profile gigs boosted Ronson's "hip quotient" and helped promote his more serious-minded music career. Fusing his eclectic turntable skills with his knowledge of musical instruments and songwriting, Ronson eventually embarked on his first solo project. Featuring such diverse guest artists as dancehall rapper Sean Paul, hip-hop artist Mos Def, Jack White of the White Stripes, and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Ronson's debut album, Here Comes the Fuzz, appeared on Elektra in 2003. It was most successful in the U.K., where it was certified silver by the BPI.

Ronson kept busy producing tracks for a number of artists, including Amy Winehouse, whose 2006 album Back to Black earned critical praise, in part for Ronson's Motown-influenced production. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. His own sophomore effort, a collection of cover songs called Version, dropped in 2007. Released on his boutique label Allido through a deal with Columbia, it went double platinum in the U.K. Between solo releases, Ronson continued to produce for other artists, including Adele ("Cold Shoulder"). In 2010, he began performing under the moniker Mark Ronson & the Business Intl and released his third studio album, Record Collection, another star-filled recording with previously unthinkable pairings, including Simon LeBon and Wiley on the title track.

Taking time out in 2011 to marry French actress and singer Joséphine de la Baume, Ronson returned to the studio in 2013 to start work on his fourth album, Uptown Special. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Bruno Mars, Mystikal, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, and Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford, Uptown Special also featured lyrics written by novelist Michael Chabon. Released in 2015, Uptown Special was Ronson's first number one on the U.K. album chart and entered the Top Ten on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S. "Uptown Funk," fronted by Mars, topped the U.K. and U.S. pop charts, as well as those of several other territories. ~ Matt Collar & Andy Kellman

HOMETOWN
Notting Hill, London, England
GENRE
Pop
BORN
September 4, 1975

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