Jim adams is our host for song lyric sunday, and this week he’s asking us to use any american group as our them for the 4th of july!
I went with Miley Cyrus’s song party in the usa!
|Released||August 11, 2009|
“Party in the U.S.A.” is a song recorded by American singer 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. It is a pop song, with lyrics reflecting her relocating from Nashville, Tennessee, to Hollywood, California. This is one of four collaborations between Cyrus and Dr. Luke, with EP title track “The Time of Our Lives”, will.i.am‘s “Fall Down” and “Wrecking Ball” following in 2013.
In the United States, the song peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was the seventh best-selling digital single of 2009 in the United States. It was certified seven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and quadruple platinum by Music Canada. As of July 2017, the song has sold six million in pure sales in the United States. In 2020, during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Cyrus officially received a plaque with an RIAA Diamond certification for “Party in the U.S.A.”, making it one of the few songs in history to reach this milestone.