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SMS (Bangerz)
Bangerz
Song by Miley Cyrus
Genre pop • hip hop
Length 2:49
Label RCA
Writer M. Williams Marquel • Middlebrooks • Sean Garrett Miley Cyrus
Producer Mike WiLL Made It, Marz
Track listing
Prev. track We Can't Stop
This track SMS (Bangerz)
Next track 4x4
 

"SMS (Bangerz)" is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus featuring Britney Spears for Cyrus' fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). It was written and produced by Mike Will Made It and Marz, with additional songwriting provided by Cyrus and Sean Garrett. The track incorporates pop and hip hop styles, and is lyrically a "celebration of pop culture, beautiful women, [and] strong women". Upon its release "SMS (Bangerz)" received generally mixed reviews from music critics; some complimented its originality, while others criticized its production and Cyrus' rapping. The album's digital downloads helped the song chart in the United States and the United Kingdom. Cyrus has performed on MTV Unplugged as well as on her Bangerz Tour. 

Production and Composition Edit

"SMS (Bangerz)" was written by Miley Cyrus, Mike Will Made It, Sean Garrett, and Marz, while production was handled by Mike Will Made It and Marz. Stephen Hybicki and Tim Roberts recorded the track with help from Mike Gaydusek, and Jaycen Joshua mixed it with assistants of Ryan Kaul. Chris "Tek" O'Ryan handled engineering the song, and it was further mastered by Dave Kutch at the Mastering Palace. The track is the third on Cyrus's fourth album Bangerz, which was released in 2013. 

"SMS (Bangerz)" is a pop and hip hop song, which incorporates dance-pop, and euro-house music. The song lasts for two minutes and 49 seconds. Garrett stated that its concept was inspired by the female rap trio Salt-n-Pepa, and noted that the final track was "like five different things, it's hip-hop, it's the girls, it's a female anthem, Salt-n-Pepa, [and] Britney and Miley". He further opined that the women's collaboration made for a "historical moment [...] as big as when Britney kissed Madonna". Speculation of a collaboration between Cyrus and Britney Spears first arose after they shared a brief exchange over Twitter in July 2013. The following month, producer Sean Garrett confirmed that the pair had recorded a "nuts" collaboration for Bangerz. He later stated that Cyrus "[was] throwing around those ideas" of featuring Gwen Stefani and Nicki Minaj as the guest vocalist, but felt that the final cut with Spears was "absolutely the right one." Cyrus has told MTV News that she wants "SMS (Bangerz)" to be serviced as the third single from Bangerz. 

Release and ReceptionEdit

"SMS (Bangerz)" is the third track on Miley Cyrus's fourth studio album Bangerz, which was released in October 2013. Although the song never entered the Billboard Hot 100, the album's strong digital downloads helped it reach number 10 on Billboard's Bubbling Under the Hot 100 chart, as well as number 157 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is marked as explicit by the RIAA due to its explicit language. Although in October 2013 she claimed she wanted the song to be the third single off Bangerz, "Adore You" was the album's third single release instead. Talking about plans for a music video, Cyrus hoped "that the video will be as epic as the 'Work Bitch' one, so I think that would be the smartest choice."

Upon the album's release, "SMS (Bangerz)" received generally mixed reviews from music critics. Nick Catucci of Entertainment Weekly provided a favorable review, calling the track one of the best included on Bangerz and describing it as "a merry rap-off with Britney". Caroline Sullivan from The Guardian opined that Spears' inclusion was "a stroke of skewed inspiration", which contributed in making its parent album Cyrus' "game-changer". Writing for Slant Magazine, Kyle Fowle called the song an "Auto-Tuned Euro-house jam" that helped make the album both "a message of empowerment" and "a straightforward party album". In contrast, Mariah Eakin of The A.V. Club provided a more mixed review, saying that "Cyrus absolutely cannot rap, as horrifyingly evidenced by her Kreayshawn-like turns" highlighted in the track. Evan Sawdey from PopMatters cautioned that "braggadocio can only go so far (especially with a song that features such a formless sense of melody)", and felt that Mike Will Made It has a "horrid sense of how hooks work, leaving a slew of missed-attempts and mangled opportunities in his wake."

AudioEdit

Miley Cyrus - SMS (BANGERZ) feat02:56

Miley Cyrus - SMS (BANGERZ) feat. Britney Spears (Official Audio)








LyricsEdit

Bangerz (bangerz), fucking bangerz (bangerz)
Bangerz (bangerz), fucking bangerz (bangerz)

All the way in the back with a tree on my lap
All the boys like to ask me 'what you doing with that?'
Yeah, yeah, you say you love me, I ain't fooling with that
They ask me how I keep a man, I keep a battery pack

One day he wants me, one day he wants me not
I don't do chances, 'cause time just ain't what I got
If he's like that, I got a world tour that they need me at
I can't be sitting 'round here waiting on a man
To tell me where the fuck my seat be at, where Mike Will at?

[Chorus:]
She be strutting that stuff, that stuff, that stuff
Bangerz (bangerz),
She be strutting that stuff
I be strutting my stuff
She be strutting that stuff, that stuff, that stuff
Bangerz (bangerz)
She be strutting that stuff, that stuff, that stuff
Bangerz (bangerz)
She be strutting that stuff, that stuff, that stuff
Bangerz (bangerz),
She be strutting that stuff
I be strutting my stuff
She be strutting that stuff, that stuff, that stuff
Bangerz (bangerz)
She be strutting that stuff, that stuff, that stuff
I be strutting my stuff

[Britney Spears (Miley Cyrus):]
I'm flying high up on a bird, acrophobiac
Got slick, caught her eyeing down my purse, where the dollars at?
I let her know the rent's due on the first,
They can call a hearse
'Cause if there's any violation I go off with that

Cat walk, slick talk, flirting with them big dogs
(Why I need these milli's when I got Billy on the speed dial)
(You know I'm on that meow)
Quick to scratch your eyes out
Strutting on the court, make them nervous, calling time out

[Chorus]

The play boss, the play, got to get that big rock
Slip that on my hand, make that media big talk
The play boss, the play, sike that must be the purple
Got up in my brain, had me a little bit dizzmo

Bangerz (bangerz), bangerz (bangerz)
Bangerz (bangerz), bangerz (bangerz)

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