“Party in the U.S.A.” is a pop rock song performed by American recording artist, Miley Cyrus. The track was produced by Dr. Luke. It was released as the lead single from Cyrus’ upcoming extended play, The Time of Our Lives. The song, which is a mid-tempo pop rock song that lyrically is about Cyrus moving from Nashville to Los Angeles, has received positive reviews from critics. It has currently peaked at number forty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and in at the top sixty on other pop-genre airplay charts.
Cyrus performed the song at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards while wearing a vest, hot pants, and leather boots, and, for a short portion of the performance, dancing on and holding onto what appeared to be a dance pole. This performance was met with much controversy, saying that it was too suggestive and inappropriate for a teen event. Some have defended Cyrus, however, claiming that people focused too much on her “pole-dancing” and not enough on her many accomplishments that night, winning six awards at the show.