We Can't Stop

We Can't Stop by Miley Cyrus was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, August 17, 2013 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. There is some confusion as to whether one of the lyrics has Cyrus singing about the party drug Ecstasy ("dancing with Molly") or herself ("dancing with Miley"). Mike Will Made It told MTV News it's up to the individual to interpret it as they want. Cyrus later revealed to UK newspaper The Daily Mail that she is indeed referencing the drug but changed the lyric to "Miley" for radio. Jamaican songwriter Michael May, who performs under the name Flourgon, filed a suit on March 13, 2018 alleging that the song significantly borrows from his 1988 single "We Run Things." He said the track has been "a favorite for lovers of reggae music worldwide" and topped the chart in Jamaica. Miley's lawyers argued that around half of Miley's song comes from him, including a "substantially similar hook" and similarities between Cyrus' refrain, "We run things. Things don't run we" and his lyrics, "We run things. Things no run we". The Jamaican dancehall artist sought a halt to sales and performances of Cyrus' song as well as $300 million (£215m) in damages and legal fees.

We Can't Stop FAQs

Who sang We Can't Stop?

We Can't Stop was performed by Miley Cyrus

What year did We Can't Stop get to the UK number 1 spot?

We Can't Stop first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, August 17, 2013

How long was We Can't Stop at number 1 in the UK?

We Can't Stop spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.