7 Pop Music Remakes That Never Should've Happened

Bon Jovi's "Prayer '94," Vanilla Ice's "Too Cold" and other updates that no one asked for

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Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus, "Achy Breaky 2"

By 2014, Billy Ray Cyrus had long since transformed from global pop-country phenomenon into "Miley's dad." (And, to a slightly lesser degree, "actor.") He always seemed to have a sense of humor about the whole thing, which makes "Achy Breaky 2" a bit less suspect than some other entries on this list. That doesn't make it good, though: Most of the remake is taken over by rapper Buck 22, whose off-the-cuff lyrics mostly amount to "Look, I'm doing 'Achy Breaky Heart' with Billy Ray Cyrus, isn't that weird?" In the video, which features Larry King and nearly naked alien women, Cyrus plays along good-naturedly, perhaps sensing that this version wouldn't have quite the cultural impact of the original.

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