Listen to Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ from Ghosts, S5 Ep 5 “Carpe Diem”

American country singer songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart‘ was played on the soundtrack of the latest episode of the sit-com Ghosts this week — Ghosts, Season 5, Episode 5, “Carpe Diem“.

The track was heard as Alison and Mike get back from the club, and as we see the others upstairs dancing to the song.

They then ask Alison to dance with them, and she joins them.

And yes, there is one more episode to go after Episode 5 before Ghosts ends for good. Ugh.

Is ‘Achy Breaky Heart‘ a Billy Ray Cyrus original?

While the track is not a Billy Ray Cyrus original, as it was previously released in 1991 by the country music trio the Marcy Brothers, it was made a big hit by the American country singer a year later.

Cyrus’ version of ‘Achy Breaky Heart‘ was his debut single from his first studio album Some Gave All, which came out on the Mercury record label in May, 1992.

The track climbed to #4 on the U.S. Hot Country Songs chart, to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and to #23 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States.

Outside the U.S., ‘Achy Breaky Heart‘ also hit #1 in Canada, New Zealand and Canada and #3 in the UK, as well as hitting charts in eight other countries.

In other words, you could say it was a big hit.

The track was also eventually certified Gold in Denmark, Silver in the UK, Platinum in the U.S. and New Zealand, and 2x Platinum in Australia.

And, if all of that wasn’t good enough, ‘Achy Breaky Heart‘ is so loved by Billy Ray Cyrus fans, nowadays it is known as the singer’s signature song.

Listen to Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart‘ as heard on Season 5 of¬†Ghosts episode in the song’s music video, and via Spotify where, as you might expect, the song currently has more than 130 million streams so far.

The fifth and final season of the BBC One series Ghosts is now available via the BBC iPlayer if you’re in the UK. Outside, the UK, you can watch the British sit-com on Max (formerly HBO Max).

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.