Personalities | Billy Ray Cyrus | One-Hit Wonders | Rock
‘Achy Breaky Heart’, 1992
Known as much for this song as he was for his mullet hairstyle, Billy Ray Cyrus has never been able to escape – nor replicate – the success of this lightweight country pop tune. About as genuine as The Eagles and Garth Brooks combined, it spent 17 weeks at the top of the US country chart, marking a depressing moment when insincere country was more popular than the real deal. Having forged a more serious career over nine albums (his most recent, Wanna Be Your Joe, came out in 2006), he has never set the charts alight as he did with this plea for a lady not to break his heart.
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