It's easy to forget that behind all her tongue-wagging and twerking controversies, Miley Cyrus is a musician, and a brilliant one at that.
Infamous for her crazy antics rather than her vocal abilities, she's actually an impressive singer—when she's not grinding up against a man twice her age or referencing LSD and rape. With this said, here are seven times Miley proved she has an incredible voice:
After Pharrell saw this video, he immediately reached out to work with her. He thinks she has a "crazy good" voice, and we trust his judgment.
2. "Wrecking Ball"
Despite wearing a see-through shirt, all of our attention was focused on Miley's belting vocals in her hit single "Wrecking Ball."
3. "Look What They've Done to My Song"
Miley's cover of Melanie Safka's "Look What They've Done to My Song" is pure gold.
4. "When I Look At You"
YAAAAAS MILEY. YAAAAAS.
5. "Summertime Sadness"
We think it's clear by now that Miley is an exceptional cover singer. Here's more proof.
6. "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High"
Skip to 2:27 to hear Miley absolutely kill it.
7. "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"
Next time someone hates on Miley, give her some credit and link them to this page.