Some of our readers probably weren’t even born when the smash “Achy Breaky Heart” from Miley Cyrus’ dad hit the airwaves and absolutely pulverized everything that was meant to define music. By far one of the biggest singles of 1992, it chiseled its way into everything pop culture and was made iconic by pre-internet virility. Even to this day the chorus “Don’t tell my heart / My achy breaky heart” is brought up in simple conversations for no apparent reason and maintains itself as an inescapable cliché.

But by god if Billy Ray hasn’t done it again, and in hip hop no less. The track’s emcee Buck 22 apparently was the mastermind behind the insanely catchy and not-half-bad remake. It’s brilliant really; not many have ever heard of Buck 22 before this – but now he’s a viral hit and will assuredly be able to ride the wave for a few months. Good on ya’ 22 – and thanks for the earworm!

In a statement made to Rolling Stone, Buck 22 explains how the oddity was given the go-ahead:

I asked (Billy Ray Cyrus) if he would mind if I could take a crack at remaking 'Achy Breaky Heart' and he looked at me for a moment, and said 'lots of people have tried already, but go for it.' He didn't have a clue that I had already gone into the lab and cooked up a demo of what I thought would be a fun EDM/hip-hop styled version, which at the time only had a sample from the original of his voice. He liked what he heard and, weeks later, arrived at the session to record this track.