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Miley Cyrus' Unreal Cover of Madonna's "Like a Prayer" is a Gripping Experience

The former The Voice Coach put her own unique spin on the classic '80s tune. 

By Jackie Manno

When Miley Cyrus was performing at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest in Los Angeles in 2022, she sang one of the greatest hits of the 1980's, "Like a Prayer" by Madonna.

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During her gripping rendition, Cyrus owned the stage while singing the pop classic in her unique, raspy tone as the choir, horns, and guitars behind her synched with her voice perfectly. 

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What to know about "Like a Prayer" by Madonna

Released off Madonna's 1989 album of the same name, "Like a Prayer" is a gospel themed song with elements of electro pop. It reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100, and in 2023, the outlet named "Like a Prayer" as the second best Madonna song. 

"The song’s full religious experience would be incomplete without a perfectly deployed gospel choir, humming hushed harmonies over the verses and singing full-throated sermons to drive it all home. Life might be a mystery, but the mastery of this song is irrefutable," Billboard wrote. 

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"Like a Prayer" by Madonna lyrics

Life is a mystery
Everyone must stand alone
I hear you call my name
And it feels like home

When you call my name, it's like a little prayer
I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour, I can feel your power
Just like a prayer, you know I'll take you there

I hear your voice
It's like an angel sighin'
I have no choice
I hear your voice
Feels like flying

I close my eyes
Oh God I think I'm fallin'
Out of the sky
I close my eyes
Heaven help me

When you call my name, it's like a little prayer
I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour, I can feel your power
Just like a prayer, you know I'll take you there

Like a child
You whisper softly to me
You're in control
Just like a child
Now I'm dancing

It's like a dream
No end and no beginning
You're here with me
It's like a dream
Let the choir sing

When you call my name, it's like a little prayer
I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour, I can feel your power
Just like a prayer, you know I'll take you there

When you call my name, it's like a little prayer
I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour, I can feel a power
Just like a prayer, you know I'll take you there

Life is a mystery
Everyone must stand alone
I hear you call my name
And it feels like home