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Miley Cyrus: Eight Great Covers That Reveal Her Range

Tom Petty, Dolly Parton and other artists get the cover-version treatment from the pop shapeshifter

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"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (2011)

Poison's 1988 weeper "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" showed off the hair-metal foursome's Nashville leanings, its last-call vibe giving its lyrics about loneliness (and cowboys!) extra pathos. Cyrus' first concert not starring her dad Billy Ray, she revealed in the late 2000s, was a Poison show; her version of "Rose" appeared on her 2010 full-length Can't Be Tamed, and her live take on it, as this clip from a 2011 Buenos Aires show reveals, amps up the "power" side of the term "power ballad." 

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