Just Being Miley: From Twerking to Rockstar Status

We finally decided to pass the Bechdel test and do an episode revolving around a woman in music. We thought it’d be fitting as mid-range millennials to discuss a major part of the pop-culture discourse during our lives, Miley Cyrus. Miley’s career began by being the poster child of Disney Channel, starring in one of their most beloved shows, Hannah Montana. As she became an adult her journey to finding herself was an uphill battle and a rocky road all in one. In this episode we dive deep into how Miley reached the rockstar heights she’s reached today. Starting from her 2008 Vanity Fair cover “scandal” to the VMAs spectacle with Robin Thicke to appropriating hip-hop culture to finally finding her niche with rock music this year. Come for the scandal and stay for the growth we always love to see hear about.

!!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based. Nothing we say is anything out than our personal thoughts and feelings based on pre-existing knowledge or facts we’ve picked up and sited kindly for you over at Name3Songs.com 

If you’d like to discuss anything we talked about today in grater detail with us, you can find us on Twitter @Name3Songs or @sara_feigin & @jenna_million


Miley Knows Best (Vanity Fair 2008)

Miley Cyrus: Can’t Be Tamed (Guardian Review – 2010)

One year after the VMA performance (Rolling Stone)

Too Much Twerk? Miley Cyrus’ Vogue Cover Canceled (Refinery29 2013)

Miley Cyrus on Her Jump to Sexy Twerker (NY Times 2013)

Miley Cyrus Responds to Backlash Over Her Comments About Hip-Hop (Teen Vogue 2017)

Miley Cyrus Breaks Silence on Rootsy New Music, Fiance Liam Hemsworth & America: ‘Unity Is What We Need’ (Billboard 2017)

Rosen on Bangerz: Miley Cyrus Can’t Stop Reminding Us She’s Not a Kid Anymore (Vulture 2013)

Miley Cyrus’ Summer of Love (Harper’s Bazaar 2017)

Miley Cyrus’ Tweet About Her Controversial ‘Vanity Fair’ Cover Is So Important (elitedaily 2018)

Miley Cyrus Has Finally Found Herself (Elle 2019)

Miley Cyrus Had Demi Lovato On Her New Instagram Live Talk Show, And Their Conversation About Body Image Is So Important (Buzzfeed 2020)

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