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Rooting for My Baby
Bangerz
Song by Miley Cyrus
Recorded 2012
Genre Indie pop • Country • Blues
Length 3:20
Label RCA
Writer Pharrell Wiliams • Miley Cyrus
Producer Pharrell Wiliams
Track listing
Prev. track "Someone Else"
This track Rooting for My Baby
Next track On My Own
"Rooting for My Baby" is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus from her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). The song musically strays away from the urban-pop-esque sound from the rest of Bangerz, and musically captivates genres such as Indie Pop, Blues and Soul music, with elements of Country. Lyrically, the song discusses a relationship in a tough period and no matter what, Cyrus is still fighting for their love, therefore, "rootin' for her baby".

"Rooting for My Baby" received critical acclaim, with most critics comparing the music to artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Fiona Apple and Paula Cole, as well as praise going to Cyrus' vocals and Williams production, liking it to 1970s music.

Recording and CompositionEdit

"Rooting for My Baby" musically strays away from Bangerz, which constantly blends Hip Hop, Pop and Electronic music. Whereas, "Rooting for My Baby" is a laid back, stripped-down number. Predominantly an Indie Pop, Soul and Country song, lyrically the song relates to Blues music. With a hallow backing beat, that goes in a 1-1-2 beat and a dreamy intertwine, Cyrus' vocals are naturally comfortable, sounding relaxed and heavy. The song was written by Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams while being produced by the latter.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Surprisingly, "Rooting for My Baby" received critical acclaim from contemporary music critics. Critics praised Cyrus' vocals, the nature of the song, the production, the sound and Cyrus' diversity compared the rest of "Bangerz". In an album review by Anna Kiplinger from ChicagoNow, stated that she "loved that it was a little quieter" and compared it to a 1970s sound. In a "Top 5 Songs from Bangerz" review, Duncan Cooper of The Fader listed the song at #4, stating "I actually really appreciate Miley's interest in making such low-energy, not-brash music—I think it bodes well for the future, setting the seeds to diversify her sound." 

Brad Wheeler of The Globe and Mail, praised the direction of the song in contrast with the album stating; "The track itself, unlike the mostly disposable (if likable) bulk of Bangerz, shows potential and makes Cyrus more rootable than I would have thought possible.", while calling mature and sultry. 

LyricsEdit

When you wake in the morning and I can tell it’s not your best side
No good morning today
I stay to the right if I know you’re mad and on the left side
Stay out of your way

Just hold on
In a minute it’ll be over and gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone

I know, I know
That you go through a lot
I know, I know
That the pressure makes you hot
See I know, I know
‘Cause you still know what you got
I know, I know, yeah

Ooh, ooh
I’m rootin' for my baby
Ooh, ooh
Yeah

If you were here
I’d get you a beer and I would hang your coat
You wanna behold
So you roll up your sleeves and you sweat and breathe
This is a long road, so much more to go

Just hold on
In a minute it’ll be over and gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone

I know, I know
That you go through a lot
I know, I know
That the pressure makes you hot
See I know, I know
‘Cause you still know what you got
I know, I know, yeah

Ooh, ooh
I’m rootin' for my baby
Ooh, ooh
Yeah

See I’ve been dreamcatchin'
I caught that this is everlasting
Life filled with you, me, love and laughter
Happily ever after

So hold on
In a minute it’ll be over and gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone

I know, I know
That you go through a lot
I know, I know
That the pressure makes you hot
See I know, I know
‘Cause you still know what you got
I know, I know, yeah

Ooh, ooh
I’m rootin' for my baby
Ooh, ooh
Yeah

I’m rootin' for you, baby
Yeah
I’m rootin' for my baby
Yeah
But you go through a lot
The pressure makes you hot
You still know what you got
Yeah

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