A Critical Analysis of Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the USA”

Why people love it:

1. The catchy bass line. Music marketers know the formula and they know how to make us love a song.

2. Every girl feels insecure and “not dressed up enough” in a new place. This song plays on our insecurities. Music marketers know the formula and they know how to make us love a song.

3. Straight from Toby Keith’s playbook, Miley plays on our patriotic heart-strings by mentioning the U.S.A! God Bless America, y’all! Music marketers know the formula and they know how to make us love a song.

4. Easy dance moves. Even a monkey can put its hands up while nodding its head and hips like “yea.” Music marketers know the formula and they know how to make us love a monkey loving a song.

Why it sucks:

The song doesn’t rhyme. I did some analysis:

14% of the song implements slant rhyme.
27% of the song implements NO rhyme (they didn’t even try).
41% of the time she rhymes a word with the SAME WORD.
18% of the time she does the listener the courtesy of providing appropriate, legitimate rhyme.

*sigh*

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  1. #1 by Morgan on October 29, 2009 - 4:09 pm

    I am glad you got to go to yogurt planet and hear this song. Here is a version that will make it entertaining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ezfk7s1NyY

  2. #2 by Ellie on October 30, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    Will’s been singing this song for over a week now. UGH. And makes fun of me for downloading Paris Hilton’s song on iTunes a few years ago. Seriously, I’m not a 35 year old man singing Miley Cyrus.

  3. #3 by hilstreet on October 30, 2009 - 1:04 pm

    ha ha – that is hilarious Ellie!

  4. #4 by slogerot on November 4, 2009 - 10:39 pm

    This post makes me want to move my hips like yeah.

  5. #5 by Blake Sunshine on November 8, 2009 - 6:12 pm

    This is the best post you have ever written. Touche hilm.

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