Dooo It

Album: Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015)
  • This is the lead single from Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, a homemade album created by the singer without financial support from her RCA Records label and released for free. Speaking to the New York Times, Cyrus said the record cost about $50,000 to make.
  • The title of the album was inspired by the death of three pets: Cyrus' dog Floyd, her blowfish Pablow and a friend's cat Twinkle.
  • The song was co-written by Cyrus with Wayne Coyne, who produced much of the album, and Coyne's Flaming Lips bandmates, Steven Drozd and Dennis Coyne. The four first worked together when Cyrus provided guest vocals on "With A Little Help From My Friends," which was part of the Flaming Lips' track-for-track tribute to the Sgt. Pepper album, With a Little Help from My Fwends.
  • The raucous song finds Cyrus both singing about marijuana and begging for peace. "I think a lot of times we love to talk about things we wanna see and change but it's so easy to [just] talk about it," the singer told MTV News regarding the inspiration for the number. "It takes the energy and effort to actually go out and do it and make what you want actually happen."
  • Having acted as host of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Cyrus performed this with Wayne Coyne for the show's closing number.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Weird Al YankovicFact or Fiction

Did Al play on a Beach Boys record? Did he have beef with George Lucas and Coolio? See if you can spot weird but true stories.

Loudon Wainwright IIISongwriter Interviews

"Dead Skunk" became a stinker for Loudon when he felt pressure to make another hit - his latest songs deal with mortality, his son Rufus, and picking up poop.

Scott StappSongwriter Interviews

The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.

Eric ClaptonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really write "Cocaine" while on cocaine? This question and more in the Clapton edition of Fact or Fiction.

Chris Frantz - "Genius of Love"They're Playing My Song

Chris and his wife Tina were the rhythm section for Talking Heads when they formed The Tom Tom Club. "Genius of Love" was their blockbuster, but David Byrne only mentioned it once.

Graduation SongsFact or Fiction

Have you got the smarts to know which of these graduation song stories are real?