Miley Cyrus Says Her Early Hit “Can’t Be Tamed” Is Her Favorite Single: ‘I Still Really Relate to Songs Like That’

Throughout her music career, Miley Cyrus has released songs that have resonated with fans from all walks of life.

From recording tracks featuring lyrics on the topics of love and relationships to songs with messages of being yourself and owning who you are, many of Cyrus’ hits have been embraced by people all around the world.

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Though her music has touched a lot of people over the years, Cyrus recently revealed that she, too, has been influenced by a few of her songs. She even shared the track from a previous album that has always held a special place in her heart and is still one of her favorite songs to this day.

Cyrus still relates to the lyrics in her 2012 hit “Can’t Be Tamed”

While self-quarantining, Cyrus has been reflecting on her past hits and recently revealed that many of her early songs have lyrics that she still relates to.

On Apr. 3. the singer appeared on The Tonight Show: At Home Edition, where she revealed which of her old hits are her favorite while answering fan questions.

“I was on my way to Australia to do a show for bushfire relief, and I don’t have new music out, so I really dug into the archives,” she told host Jimmy Fallon.

“I started singing like ‘7 Things; and ‘See You Again’ and ‘Who Owns My Heart’ and ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ and then I realized that the idea that I’ve changed is really far off,” Cyrus explained.

The singer went on to share that she realized she hadn’t “changed at all” and revealed that though she was “was totally warning people” of her shift in upcoming music, the lyrics of her 2012 song “Can’t Be Tamed,” still relate to her feelings today.

“My first song ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ is like ‘I wanna fly, I wanna drive, I wanna go,’ and you know that I still really relate to songs like that,” she said. “I want to be a part of something that I don’t know, and if you try to hold me back, I’m bound to explode, by now you should know that I can’t be tamed.”

Though “Can’t Be Tamed” showcased Cyrus’ transition from child star to adult entertainer, she admits that much of what she was feeling back then resides with her today. Which is why she still considers this song her favorite.

“So I was already telling ya’ll that something was about to happen,” she added. “That I wasn’t Hannah Montana, but I still relate to those songs a lot. “Can’t Be Tamed” is still one of my favorite songs.”

Music isn’t the only thing Cyrus has been reflecting on

Though reflecting upon old songs is one way to stay entertained while self-quarantining, Cyrus has spent a lot of her time at home sharing her thoughts and feelings on different topics with fans on her IGTV show, Bright Minded.

The singer created the Instagram Live series to inspire fans quarantining at home while giving light “into dark times.”

So far, the series has had a star-studded lineup, as Cyrus has chatted with stars such as Selena Gomez, Reese Witherspoon, Hilary Duff, Dua Lipa, Elton John and many more.

Though staying “bright-minded” hasn’t been easy for a lot of people during the coronavirus pandemic, Cyrus shared that doing this show and being able to connect with others has helped her stay positive these last few weeks.

“In my position, a lot of the time, I feel disconnected because not a lot of people can kind of relate to parts of my life,” she told Fallon. “But instead of writing all the ways people can’t relate to me, I started notes of the ways people can. The ways that I’m still just human like everybody else.”

“I want to connect with people,” Cyrus said to Fallon of why she wanted to start the show. “Kind of like your show, I’ll talk to pretty much anyone. I love to get to know someone.”