"Wrecking Ball" is a song recorded by American singer Miley Cyrus for her fourth studio album, Bangerz. The song was released as a digital download on August 25, 2013. It was sent to American radio on September 16, 2013. "Wrecking Ball" was written by Lukasz Gottwald, Maureen Anne McDonald, Stephan Moccio, Sacha Skarbek and Henry Russell Walter. The song was produced by Dr. Luke and Henry Russell Walter under his production name, Cirkut. Both the song and its music video received mixed reviews from critics. .