The Record Miley Cyrus' 'Wrecking Ball' Is No. 1, But Is It A Real Hit? September 30, 2013 Based on the data, Katy Perry's "Roar" feels like a culture-dominating No. 1 hit, while "Wrecking Ball" feels a bit like a trollgaze meme. But on a chart with a history of one-off, faddish but surprisingly enduring No. 1 hits, Cyrus' song is part of a long tradition.