Miley Cyrus Covers Led Zeppelin’s ‘Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You’ [AUDIO]
Ask people about Miley Cyrus, and they’ll probably tell you about her wild styles and untamed demeanor. What they’re not likely to mention is her admiration for classic songs and artists.
Cyrus, not new to the world of song covers, this time chose to redo Led Zeppelin’s “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You.” Besides performing the song in a raw, sultry way and renaming her cover “Baby, I’m Gonna Leave You,” Cyrus sticks pretty closely to the original.
Does Cyrus do too many covers? To those who think so, it may come as a surprise that Led Zeppelin wasn’t the first to record “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You.” The song was written by folk singer Anne Johannsen in the late 50s and recorded a few years later by Joan Baez. It became Led Zeppelin’s with the band’s self-titled debut album in 1969.
Cyrus has a proven track record with song covers, performing hits like “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” by Bob Dylan, “Lilac Wine” by James Shelton, “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Ray and “Hey Ya!” by Outkast. She’s also released acoustic and a cappella versions of her own songs in addition to delivering stellar award show performances.