8 Miley Cyrus Songs That Highlight Her Versatility and Vocal Range

Miley Cyrus makes headlines more for her antics than her music these days, whether she's jumping into feuds, posing topless, appropriating cultures or "Just being Miley." The fact that she is a talented vocalist, particularly one who sings in a register lower than many of her peers, gets lost in all the noise. What gets even less recognition is Cyrus' versatile range. 

Read more: Here's How Nicki Minaj's "Miley, What's Good?" Derailed Cyrus' Career

Here are eight songs that highlight the many genres Cyrus has dabbled in throughout her career:

Pop: "Party in the U.S.A.," from her 2009 EP, The Time of Our Lives

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Pop Ballad: "Wrecking Ball," from her 2013 LP, Bangerz

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Sunshine Pop: "Happy Together" (The Turtles cover)

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Folk: "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go," featuring Johnzo West (Bob Dylan cover)

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Country/Folk: "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" (Paul Simon cover)

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Punk: "Different," featuring Joan Jett (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts cover)

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Post-Punk/Alternative Rock: "Androgynous," featuring Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace and Joan Jett (The Replacements cover) 

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Experimental/Psych-Rock: "Tiger Dreams," featuring Ariel Pink – as well as her entire "Dead Petz" project with Flaming Lips frontman, Wayne Coyne

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Baroque Pop: "Summertime Sadness" (Lana Del Rey cover)

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