Must See: James Arthur Covers Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’

Published: Wednesday 25th Sep 2013 by David

Miley Cyrus‘ ‘Wrecking Ball‘ finds itself in very good hands this week, ‘taken in’ and housed by none other than James Arthur!

The proud winner of  X Factor UK‘s ninth season, the singer/songwriter took to Germany’s Radio Hamburg to record his very own version of the hit song, weeks before the release of his Syco backed debut album!

Unfamiliar with the star?

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Phenomenal.

Much to our dismay, the last few years have seen very few British male acts try but fail to enjoy the global acclaim afforded by the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse, but now- thanks to a voice that oozes honesty- James is on course to reverse that trend.

Far more poignant than the original, James’ take on the cut moved us in ways that give us no choice but to hail him one of the best vocalists to grace Pop this side of the century- soulful, powerful but restrained enough to see his voice take on songs performed by acts who can’t boast of his range…or the richness of his tone.

We love this cover, and we’re sure we’ll love what his debut album serves up come its November 4th release date.

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  1. Stephy Tha Lambily September 25, 2013

    Way better than the original TBH… TBH… TBH… I Said TBH… TO BE F****** HONEST!!!

  2. RihNaj September 25, 2013

    OMG he slayed this, fuuuucking love this song!

  3. Charlie September 25, 2013

    He won a talent competition and although he’s talented lets not act like he is the most talented male U.K singer, he is just currently the one with the spotlight on him and massive promo, there are many others just as good or better so TGJ your accolades were reaching slightly.
    Tbh i prefer Mileys version, only for the fact that James can sing and makes you realise how the basic the song is when someone who can sing is singing it

    • QueenMutya September 25, 2013

      Just stop. Name one other U.K male singer than can sing better than him. Just one.

      • Charlie September 25, 2013

        Daily, Lemar, Jaz Ellington. Do you want a few more?

      • toohotfortv September 25, 2013

        Shaun Riley and Jermaine Riley.

    • QueenMutya September 25, 2013

      Jermaine Riley? Not with those whiney vocals sounding like Omarion’s long lost twin.

      Daley is good.
      Lemar is great but his voice is one dimensional and Jaz isn’t that popular anymore so just stop. Accept that James is the one on top and life will be easy for you.

      • Tuca September 25, 2013

        Gurl, you’re in for the kill, arent you?

  4. ElectraMarina September 25, 2013

    OMFG. The slayage. I can’t even deal right now.

  5. Baduizm05 September 25, 2013

    I read the review before I watched the video and thought they were reaching, but then I watched it and I’m about to cry at work. I don’t know who he is but the boy can sang.

  6. BrunoMartian September 25, 2013

    How the f*** have I never heard of him before?

  7. BarbzRUs September 25, 2013

    I deadass have chills.

  8. cake like lady gaga September 25, 2013

    Some songs just shouldn’t be covered, because they are THAT good and no one can do them like their owners, Miley’s Wrecking Ball is one of those songs..

    No one will ever slay it like her, only Miley can..

    Get your copy of Bangerz, in stores 8 October

    • Mwah September 25, 2013

      Lol rhe DELUSION. He sung this 100x better than Miley

  9. JaggedLittleThrill September 25, 2013

    Flawless.

  10. simply hive September 25, 2013

    Sam your the only site not reporting on Britneys Vegas tickets not selling.

  11. ririfan September 25, 2013

    wow just wow
    i mean where was he when they created the song??
    puts miley into shame!

  12. Not another 1 September 25, 2013

    What are you guys hearing? I guess it’s a UK thing. A voice like his is average here in the U.S
    He also looks like adele if she had a s** change..For the love of god keep him! I’m so tired of the Brits coming over here getting the shine that better artist deserve,all because for some reason its cool or hip to support British acts…
    anyway the song is for children, how the f*** can you tear up hearing such basic music?
    Music is dead and idiots killed it.

    • Suicide Blonde September 25, 2013

      I’m American and I’m not impressed by the British, i hate their accent, the only decent thing they have is David Bowie and Rock bands, i give them credits for that.

  13. JER September 25, 2013

    Looking like a bloated mattress. Get your own songs

  14. Suicide Blonde September 25, 2013

    First time i hear this song, not bad and if this is with him (who everyone is praising here), i don’t want to hear the original version, Sam there are many news, you could post about it, like Madonna’s short-film for her SecretProject, truly a masterpiece.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXfXrl4K2D4

  15. Kim dee September 25, 2013

    Drakes album will do 700k + first week.

  16. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 25, 2013

    I’ve never heard of him.

  17. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) September 25, 2013

    Not a nobody singing a song better than the original artist. Why can’t Mikey sing in key? She has to resort to gropping Robin Thicke to avoid 300K and empty arenas like Can’t be tamed.

  18. Mwah September 25, 2013

    Much better than Miley

  19. ItsCheryl2bh September 25, 2013

    James Slaythur.

  20. TIsForTamar September 25, 2013

    I don’t know who this is but he just snatched and slayed this song like it owed him money and refused to cough up. Yes b****, you did that.

  21. AstonKissedMe September 25, 2013

    The reason TGJ gave him such a good review is because David wrote on his album. #Industrybias #industrypolitics #Bereal

    • 1D>>>YourLife September 25, 2013

      Erm not really babe, they clearly appreciate him cos of his voice, something Aston does not have. Still bumping uglies with Louis is he?

      • AstonKissedMe September 25, 2013

        Yeah right b****. And why are you talking about Aston and Louis when Harry has been taking it from Grimmy.

      • 1D>>>YourLife September 25, 2013

        It’s all coming out now love. I know it kills you that the boys have friends in high places and that Flop El Ess sounded like cats in a blender when they tried to perform in America. You say i’m the b****? Oh sweetheart, the only b**** is here are those Evolution sales and their triple copper certification?

        F****** slag wants to call me a b****? Oh no the f*** you did not.

      • AstonKissedMe September 25, 2013

        The only slag here is you honey.

  22. RebelleMichelle September 25, 2013

    Omg, he slayed. He’s British?

  23. Tim September 25, 2013

    James Arthur can sanggggg

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