When the hottest girl group in the world plans for a comeback, you better know it's gonna be hot... And the Pussycat Dolls don't need a man to make it happen of course, but "When I Grow Up" samples the main riff of The Yardbirds song "He's Always There" from their 1966 studio album "Roger the Engineer", and as a result, British songwriters Jim McCarty and Paul Samwell-Smith have received writing credits for the song.
The song is the first single since the 2008 departure of Carmit Bachar, who had served the longest time with the Dolls since their inception as a burlesque dance crew in 1995. The song is notable for being their first single to feature a more dance-pop and synthpop sounds as opposed to their earlier singles with greater rhythmic and urban influences and it's working!
Another fresh tune from the Dolls, "When I Grow Up" is a song that shows what is really happening to young girls these days with the lack of good role models as girls want to grow up really fast to "be famous", "be a star" and "be in movies", "have boobies". You may laugh when you hear the song's lyrics but this is nothing but the truth...
Okay... Now, what if Miley Cyrus, star of the Disney Channel's Hannah Montana and the newest Disney doll for those who don't know, decided to cover the song and include it on one of her albums next to performing it live on tour?
Well, that happened as the very talented airhead made a good choice by picking the Dolls' summer 2008 hit song that depicts her and the other dumb girls (you know who I mean). Miley's version of the same name was panned by critics (with a total of 0.001 out of 10 on MetalCritic) and fans do not seem to like it either as it hasn't appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 yet. Disney had no comment about the song's release (out on Disney's label "Hollywood Records"); Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley's caring father (yeah right!), says he and Mama Cyrus liked the song a lot (hehe, no doubt, you produced it!).
Ah! Miley... Just, get a life, okay?