Golden Thing

Album: Single release only (2019)


  • This sweet acoustic song was penned by Cody Simpson after starting a relationship with Miley Cyrus. The romance followed her split from her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth and short-lived fling with Kaitlynn Carter.
  • Simpson details his love for the Californian singer, listing off loving various sentiments.

    Crystal dream
    Cali queen
    Radiant hand
    Vibrant sand

    Cody and Miley had been friends for a long time before they became romantic. The song was released as a single on October 18, 2019, about a fortnight after the pair had officially started dating.
  • "Golden Thing" was written by Simpson while Cyrus was in hospital being treated for tonsillitis. He first played it for her after her surgery, and she encouraged the Australian singer to release it to the public. He told People, "She was like, 'If you don't put this s--t out, I'm putting it out on your behalf for you. I'm getting your Spotify login and doing this s--t myself.'"


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

70s Music Quiz 1Music Quiz

The '70s gave us Muppets, disco and Van Halen, all which show up in this groovy quiz.

The Punk Photography of Chris SteinSong Writing

Chris Stein of Blondie shares photos and stories from his book about the New York City punk scene.

RamonesFact or Fiction

A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of WayneSongwriter Interviews

The guy who brought us "Stacy's Mom" also wrote the Jane Lynch Emmy song and Stephen Colbert's Christmas songs.

Creedence Clearwater RevivalFact or Fiction

Is "Have You Ever Seen the Rain" about Vietnam? Was John Fogerty really born on a Bayou? It's the CCR edition of Fact or Fiction.

Joe Elliott of Def LeppardSongwriter Interviews

The Def Leppard frontman talks about their "lamentable" hit he never thought of as a single, and why he's juiced by his Mott The Hoople cover band.