Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, October 19, 2013 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Wrecking Ball" is a pop ballad which lyrically discusses the deterioration of a relationship. "Wrecking Ball" debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 50, and later became Cyrus' first number-one single in the United States after the release of its controversial music video; it retained the peak position during the following week. Nine weeks later, the track returned to number one, and consequently had the largest gap between number-one sittings in Billboard Hot 100 history within a single chart run. An accompanying music video for "Wrecking Ball" was released on September 9, 2013. It featured close-up scenes of Cyrus tearfully singing, reminiscent of the clip for "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinéad O'Connor, interspersed with footage of a nude Cyrus swinging on a wrecking ball. Critics were divided in their opinions of the music video. "Wrecking Ball" previously held the Vevo record for the most views in the first 24 hours after its release with 19.3 million views. At the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards, Cyrus took home the award for Best Video and the award for Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Adding to the video's success, Cyrus won the award for World's Best Video at the 2014 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo. Cyrus has performed "Wrecking Ball" during several live performances, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival and an episode of Saturday Night Live.

Wrecking Ball FAQs

Who sang Wrecking Ball?

Wrecking Ball was performed by Miley Cyrus

What year did Wrecking Ball get to the UK number 1 spot?

Wrecking Ball first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, October 19, 2013

How long was Wrecking Ball at number 1 in the UK?

Wrecking Ball spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.