Listen to Miley Cyrus Croon the 1950s Classic 'Lilac Wine'

"Sweet and heady, like my love."

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Love to hate her, hate to love her, Miley Cyrus (opens in new tab) is always on the money when it comes to choosing songs to cover. Her latest re-imagination is proof of just that.

Much like her recent takes on Led Zeppelin (opens in new tab) and The Beatles (opens in new tab), her latest cover is a nod to the past. During her BANGERZ tour in Melbourne, Australia, Cyrus performed James Shelton's "Lilac Wine," a 1950's heartbreak ballad that's been taken on by the likes of Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, and most famously, Jeff Buckley. Given the singer's much-publicized split with Liam Hemsworth last year, the lyrics definitely resonate: "Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love / Lilac wine, I feel unsteady, like my love."

Brace yourself for a wave of chills, and listen to the official live version below:

Lauren Valenti
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Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.