7 Miley Cyrus Songs to Inspire Her First 'Voice' Team
After her powerful showing Monday night as a new coach on the season 11 premiere of NBC's The Voice, Miley Cyrus has already cemented herself as a force to be reckoned with on the biannual singing competition. Her glowing debut saw her verbally spar with Adam Levine and bond with fellow newbie Alicia Keys, all while bringing a refreshing attitude and outlook to the long-running show.
To fete her debut, Billboard put together a playlist of songs from Cyrus' discography that would be ideal to help encourage and inspire her Voice team to make it all the way to the final.
1. "Dooo It!"
The lead track from her rebellious 2015 LP Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, a collaboration with pal Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, "Dooo It!" showcases Cyrus' "I don't give a f---" attitude quite adeptly, which (hopefully) will rub off on her contestants as they attempt to break the mold and impress viewers.
2. "Wrecking Ball"
A contestant favorite to perform on the show, Cyrus' biggest hit to date is the perfect anthem to inspire her team to aim for the top -- and with the irresistible hook "I came in like a wrecking ball," they've already got a team slogan locked and loaded.
3. "The Climb"
"I can almost see it. That dream I'm dreaming, but there's a voice inside my head saying, 'You'll never reach it,'" Cyrus croons at the start of this power ballad, which was featured on the soundtrack of 2009's Hannah Montana: The Movie. A perfect track to play for her team, it proves that resilience is paramount to success -- and win or lose, it's the experience that counts, as she belts on the emotive chorus, "Ain't about how fast I get there/ Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side/ It's the climb."
4. "The Time of Our Lives"
An early gem from Cyrus' career, this euphoric pop tune will inject a sense of hope in the contestants. On the other hand, it will also remind them of the pop star's own major evolution and reinvention over the past seven years -- important for them to consider after breaking through on a reality competition.
5. "Can't Be Tamed"
Cyrus recently revealed that it was Voice alum Pharrell who made her want to join the NBC show, after he said that studio bosses wouldn't try to control her in leading her team. And what better way to pass that same spirit on to contestants than the title track from her 2010 crossover LP, whose video features Cyrus (as a bird) physically breaking out of her cage.
6. "We Can't Stop"
The first smash off 2013's Bangerz LP will likely aid Team Cyrus in their quest to dabble with choreography during performances, as the track's video (and her infamous VMAs performance alongside Robin Thicke) provide ample examples of twerking (though here's hoping they avoid foam fingers altogether).
7. "Twinkle Song"
This stunning piano-driven ballad from Cyrus' Dead Petz set is the perfect lullaby to get her contestants to bed nice and early ahead of performances. And -- if we're lucky -- at least one of them will track down a fully carpeted grand piano (like the one used during her SNL performance) to play during the telecast.