Miley Cyrus Covers Led Zeppelin’s “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”: Listen
Miley Cyrus has flaunted her surprising range as of late by covering Fleetwood Mac, OutKast, The Beatles (alongside The Flaming Lips, no less) and The Smiths. Now she continues to surprise with a new, lo-fi cover of “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” as made famous in 1969 by Led Zeppelin.
Rolling Stone initially panned Led Zeppelin’s version of the Anne Bredon-written song upon its 1969 release. “The song is very dull (especially on the vocal passages), very redundant, and certainly not worth the six-and-a-half minutes the Zeppelin gives it,” writer John Mendelsohn said.
With her version (titled “Baby, I’m Gonna Leave You”), though, Cyrus reminds us why Led Zeppelin’s take would later be hailed as one of the band’s finest moments. Each time the Bangerz star sings the driving hook, her loud wails cut through the heavy guitar riffs and drums — a bold reminder that yes, she can sing.
Hear Cyrus cover “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” below.
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