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"Hands in the Air" is the sixteenth and final track on the deluxe edition of Miley Cyrus's 4th studio album Bangerz. It features American rapper Ludacris. 

Background and Composition Edit

"Hands in the Air" is a slow-burning dance track that musically intertwines genres such as pop, hip hop and Electro-R&B. Lyrically it discusses Cyrus coming to terms with the realization that she's living life to the fullest, things she dreamed about when she was young, and embrace the love of her fans and tells them to have fun with her, whereas Ludacris' verse talks about overcoming obstacles and making a name for [your]self. 

"Hands in the Air" received generally positive reviews from critics, with critics comparing the lyrical content, music and Cyrus' vocals to that of Barbadian singer Rihanna, as well as saying Ludacris' verse was enjoyable. 

LyricsEdit

[Intro: Miley Cyrus]
Let me see your hands in the air

[Verse 1: Miley Cyrus]
I remember dreaming 'bout the things I do right now
Like I climbed onto a cloud, scared to look back down
I remember when I was all alone
Nobody 'round to hold me down
But now, you're here with me tonight
Look at what you found

[Pre-Chorus: Miley Cyrus]
I was lonely for some time
Now it's only you and I
I won't live without your love tonight, tonight

[Chorus: Miley Cyrus]
I'm dancing to the sound of my words in the crowd
Too high to come down
So let me see your hands in the air
Let me see your hands in the air
Let me see your hands in the air

[Verse 2: Ludacris]
It's go hard or go home, and it ain't no looking back
My toughest enemy's in the mirror
Would you look at that?
I'm top 5, dead or alive, one of the best to rhyme
And if I ever take a seat, I stood the test of time
Every verse, every song, every feature I was on, better know that I abused it
If I die before my time, I'll still be living through my music
I cracked the industry open, but still got this shit on lock
Even on the highway up to Heaven, Luda still will be on top

[Chorus: Miley Cyrus]
I'm dancing to the sound of my words in the crowd
Too high to come down
So let me see your hands in the air
Let me see your hands in the air
Let me see your hands in the air

[Chorus: Miley Cyrus]
I'm dancing to the sound of my words in the crowd
Too high to come down
So let me see your hands in the air
Let me see your hands in the air
Let me see your hands in the air