25 Years Ago: Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” Goes No. 1

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Billy Ray Cyrus' "Achy Breaky Heart" remains the biggest hit of his career. Enjoy the vintage music video and complete lyrics here!

Love it or hate it— it’s been 25 years since Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart” hit No. 1 on May 30, 1992! The earworm served as Cyrus’ debut single off of his hit first album, Some Gave All. The upbeat song hit the coveted No. 1 spot and stayed there for a solid five weeks. Many will forever associate “Achy Breaky Heart” with the revival of line-dancing in the 1990’s.

Let’s go back to 1992 with Cyrus’ epic mullet and a bevy of big-haired beauties…

“Achy Breaky Heart” Lyrics

You can tell the world you never was my girl
You can burn my clothes up when I’m gone
You can tell your friends just what a fool I’ve been
And laugh and joke about me on the phone
You can tell my arms go back to the farm
You can tell my feet to hit the floor
Or you can tell my lips to tell my fingertips
They won’t be reaching out for you no more

But don’t tell my heart
My achy breaky heart
I just don’t think he’d understand
And if you tell my heart
My achy breaky heart
He might blow up and kill this man

You can tell your mom I moved to Arkansas
You can tell your dog to bite my leg
Or tell your brother Cliff whose fist can tell my lip
He never really liked me anyway

Or tell your Aunt Louise, tell anything you please
Myself already knows I’m not OK.
Or you can tell my eyes to watch out for my mind
It might be walking out on me today

But don’t tell my heart
My achy breaky heart
I just don’t think he’d understand
And if you tell my heart
My achy breaky heart
He might blow up and kill this man

Don’t tell my heart
My achy breaky heart
I just don’t think he’d understand
And if you tell my heart
My achy breaky heart
He might blow up and kill this man

Don’t tell my heart
My achy breaky heart
I just don’t think he’d understand
And if you tell my heart
My achy breaky heart
He might blow up and kill this man

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