Team Miley will be looking back on 2013 with an inordinate amount of fondness, not least of which because they successfully transformed a former anodised Disney starlet into a proper grown-up pop star. And how.
Pot-smokin', sledgehammer-lickin', foam-hand pokin' Miley Cyrus single-handedly invented the twerk, dropped her dacks and mounted a big black iron sphere to cause unbridled pop hysteria. Love or loathe the way she and her team have gone about the transformation, there's no denying it's been perfectly executed.
A mammoth global hit; a pop phenomenon, the official 'Wrecking Ball' video has been viewed almost half a billion times in just over three months; them's some pretty breathtaking stats right there.
It's out No.8 pop song of 2013; Miley Cyrus... 'Wrecking Ball'.