Instead, "Malibu", released on Thursday afternoon, is a sweet, tear-jerking tribute to her actor fiancé, Liam Hemsworth.
It seized the throne from Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's "Despacito (featuring Justin Bieber)", which had ruled the chart since this past weekend.
"Malibu", the first single of an album expected later this year, is driven by a lo-fi, jam-rock guitar with Cyrus' voice dreamy and understated.
Miley's sister Brandi Cyrus agreed that she "would have had some fabulous wedding dress, not just like [the] frilly top she was wearing in a photo".
The catchy, country-inspired track signals a new and somewhat controversial direction for Cyrus, who significantly toned down her image since her "Bangerz" era.
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Cyrus (24) recently revealed that she and old flame Liam Hemsworth had rekindled their romance, and the pair have since become engaged.
Cyrus promised her upcoming music would be different than what we've come to expect from the superstar and she was right. But if her acoustic covers of Dylan and Dolly seemed like one-offs in the "Bangerz" era, "Malibu" seems created to convince us she's grown out of shock value and into a more conscious version of the girl-next-door she once seemed.
I never would've believed you if three years ago you told me I'd be here writing this song.Possibly not since Alan Jackson admitted in song that he did not know the difference between Iraq and Iran has anyone baited doubters with an admission of naiveté quite like "I never went boatin', don't get how they are floatin'" or "You would explain the current, as I try to smile". "So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, "This is how I feel"?"
She grabbed headlines when she dressed in latex lingerie and twerked on stage with R&B singer Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, in a performance that landed her the title of pop music's bad girl.
Watch her newest music video below.