Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Miley Cyrus Goes Back to Her Superstar Hit “Flowers” Writers for New Hit “Used to Be Young”


Miley Cyrus is back with a new hit.

The song is called “Used to Be Young,” and I see the PR machine has hyped up the idea that Cyrus wrote the catchy new hit.

But in reality, Cyrus went back to her “Flowers” hitmakers Michael Pollack and Gregory Hein. Top songwriter Greg Kurstin also contributed to “Used to Be Young.”

I’m sure the composers of “Used to Be Young” are less than amused that not a single press release or story about the song mentions them. They only wrote it!

“Used to Be Young” has the same cadence as “Flowers,” and it’s just as memorable. It’s all about getting back to simple melodies and hooks. Sony couldn’t break a follow up single to “Flowers” so they went with this instead.

“Flowers” is still on the charts, and will get a slew of Grammy noms. “Used to Be Young” could easily follow in its footsteps. Miley — who has a great voice — has found a formula that works!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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