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Party in the USA
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Song by
Miley Cyrus
Album: Time of Our Lives
Released:
August 11, 2009
Genre(s):
Pop
Label:
Length:
3:22
Credentials
Writer(s): Jessica Cornish
Lukasz Gottwald
Claude Kelly
Producer(s):
Dr. Luke
Chronology
Previous
"God Bless the USA"
Current
"Party in the USA"
Next
"Send It On"

"Party in the USA" is a song by American recording artist and actress Miley Cyrus for her first extended play (EP) The Time of Our Lives (2009). It was released on August 11, 2009, by Hollywood Records as the lead single from the project. The song was written and produced by Dr. Luke, with additional songwriting provided by Jessie J and Claude Kelly. "Party in the U.S.A." was originally intended for Jessie J, but after deciding it was not edgy enough for her, they passed it to Cyrus and adjusted the lyrics to fit her persona. Not completely identifying with "Party in the U.S.A.", Cyrus chose it for The Time of Our Lives partially due to a need for tracks. The song is a pop song, while the lyrics reflect her relocating from Nashville, Tennessee, to Hollywood, California. This is one of three collaborations between Cyrus and Dr. Luke, with EP title track "The Time of Our Lives" and "Wrecking Ball" following in 2013.[1]

Cimorelli covered the song and uploaded it to YouTube on August 10, 2009. They have performed it live several times since them.

Lyrics

Amy (Cimorelli):
I hopped off the plane at L.A.X.
With a dream and my cardigan
Welcome to the land of fame excess (whoa)
Am I gonna fit in?

Christina:
Jumped in the cab
Here I am for the first time
Look to my right
And I see the Hollywood sign
Christina with Katherine, Lisa, and Lauren:
This is all so crazy
Everybody seems so famous

Christina:
My tummy's turnin'
And I'm feelin' kinda home sick
Too much pressure and I'm nervous
Lisa:
That's when the taxi man turned on the radio
And a Jay-Z song was on [x3]

Katherine with Cimorelli:
So I put my hands up
They're playing my song,
The butterflies fly away
I'm noddin' my head like yeah
Movin' my hips like yeah
I got my hands up,
They're playin' my song
I know I'm gonna be OK
Yeah, it's a party in the USA [x2]

Amy:
Get to the club in my taxi cab
Everybody's looking at me now
Like, "Who's that chick that's rockin' kicks?
She gotta be from out of town."

Christina:
So hard with my girls not around me
It's definitely not a Nashville party
Christina with Katherine, Lisa, and Lauren:
'Cause all I see are stilettos
I guess I never got the memo

Christina:
My tummy's turnin' and I'm feelin' kinda home sick
Too much pressure and I'm nervous
Lisa:
That's when the DJ dropped my favorite tune
And a Britney song was on [x3]

Katherine with Cimorelli:
So I put my hands up
They're playing my song,
The butterflies fly away
I'm noddin' my head like yeah
Movin' my hips like yeah
I got my hands up,
They're playin' my song
I know I'm gonna be OK
Yeah, it's a party in the USA [x2]

Lauren (Amy) with background vocals from Christina, Katherine, and Lisa:
Feel like hoppin' on a flight (on a flight)
Back to my hometown tonight (town tonight)
Something stops me every time (every time)
The DJ plays my song and I feel all right (right)

Katherine with Cimorelli:
So I put my hands up
They're playing my song,
The butterflies fly away
I'm noddin' my head like yeah
Movin' my hips like yeah
I got my hands up,
They're playin' my song
I know I'm gonna be OK
Yeah, it's a party in the USA [x2]

Cimorelli:
Doo do doo do dooo doo do [x2]

Amy with background vocals from Cimorelli:
I hopped off the plane at L.A.X.
With a dream and my cardigan
Welcome to the land of fame excess
Am I gonna fit in?

Christina with background vocals from Cimorelli:
Jumped in the cab
Here I am for the first time
Look to my right
And I see the Hollywood sign
Christina with Cimorelli:
This is all so crazy
Everybody seems so famous

Christina with background vocals from Cimorelli:
My tummy's turnin'
And I'm feelin' kinda home sick
Too much pressure and I'm nervous
Lisa with background vocals from Cimorelli:
That's when the taxi man turned on the radio
And a Jay-Z song was on [x3]

Katherine with Cimorelli:
So I put my hands up
They're playing my song,
The butterflies fly away
I'm noddin' my head like yeah
Movin' my hips like yeah
I got my hands up,
They're playin' my song
I know I'm gonna be OK
Yeah, it's a party in the USA [x2]

Amy with background vocals from Cimorelli:
Get to the club in my taxi cab
Everybody's looking at me now
Like, "Who's that chick that's rockin' kicks?
She gotta be from out of town."

Dani with background vocals from Cimorelli:
So hard with my girls not around me
It's definitely not a Nashville party
Dani with Cimorelli:
'Cause all I see are stilettos
I guess I never got the memo

Christina with background vocals from Cimorelli:
My tummy's turnin' and I'm feelin' kinda home sick
Too much pressure and I'm nervous
Lisa with background vocals from Cimorelli:
That's when the DJ dropped my favorite tune
And a Britney song was on [x3]

Katherine with Cimorelli:
So I put my hands up
They're playing my song,
The butterflies fly away
I'm noddin' my head like yeah
Movin' my hips like yeah
I got my hands up,
They're playin' my song
I know I'm gonna be OK
Yeah, it's a party in the USA [x2]

Lauren (Amy) with background vocals from Christina, Katherine, and Lisa:
Feel like hoppin' on a flight (on a flight)
Back to my hometown tonight (town tonight)
Something stops me every time (every time)
The DJ plays my song and I feel all right (right)

Katherine with Cimorelli:
So I put my hands up
They're playing my song,
The butterflies fly away
I'm noddin' my head like yeah
Movin' my hips like yeah
I got my hands up,
They're playin' my song
I know I'm gonna be OK
Yeah, it's a party in the USA [x2]

Trivia

  • This is the first homemade cover Cimorelli ever did on YouTube.

Video Gallery

Party In The USA Live - Miley Cyrus at the Teen Choice Awards - Sung by FIVE SISTERS (Cimorelli)-002:54

Party In The USA Live - Miley Cyrus at the Teen Choice Awards - Sung by FIVE SISTERS (Cimorelli)-0

References

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