How do you top one of the most-talked about moments in MTV Video Music Award history? Release a boring music video, then bribe your fans to set records by watching it the most times ever in a 24-hour period.
It's all part of Little Miss Miley Cyrus' marketing plan for her upcoming album, Bangerz, due out Tuesday, October 8. Her second single and video for "Wrecking Ball" is sure to tick off a legion of new people (if they don't already look down on her), but it's not just because the song is lackluster or devoid of genuine sentiment. Compared to her groundbreaking clip for "We Can't Stop" -- which, despite being a party montage, still showed off the quirkiest shindig ever to be filmed -- "Wrecking Ball" is cookie cutter and painstakingly simple. Sure, Cyrus is naked throughout it, but that doesn't get this viewer excited at all.
While "We Can't Stop" inspired precious pet parodies and got everyone grooving, "Wrecking Ball" is a poor choice for a follow-up single and a disappointing clip. Here are the five most disturbing things -- besides the horrible manicures, the grinding on concrete and the cellulite close-ups -- about what should have been an epic follow-up video to "We Can't Stop."