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Watch Miley Cyrus sing 'We Can't Stop' with Jimmy Fallon, the Roots

October 09, 2013|By Mikael Wood
  • Miley Cyrus performs her song "We Can't Stop" with the Roots on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
Miley Cyrus performs her song "We Can't Stop" with the… (NBC )

Who says Miley Cyrus is trying to escape her background in family television?

On Tuesday night, the former "Hannah Montana" star took to Jimmy Fallon's late-night show to talk up her just-released "Bangerz" album, which follows a summer of nonstop controversy related to the fact that Cyrus has grown up -- gasp! -- and is now interested in many of the things other 20-year-olds are interested in.

Yet old allegiances die hard, so for her performance of her song "We Can't Stop," Cyrus enlisted Fallon and his house band, the Roots, for a tribute to that squeakiest-clean of vintage TV series: "The Brady Bunch."

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Like Fallon's recent hook-up with Robin Thicke on another bawdy summer hit, Tuesday's a cappella rendition works to smooth out some of the edge in "We Can't Stop," in which Cyrus play-by-plays a memorable night out, complete with red cups, sweaty bodies and folks "in line in the bathroom trying to get a line in the bathroom."

But it also serves as a sly rejoinder to observers who've made such a fuss over Cyrus' perceived indiscretions.

Watch the Brady-ized "We Can't Stop" below.

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