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Party in the USA

Miley Cyrus

from the album The Time of Our Lives released in 2009

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Lyrics

Intro

| G . . . | Bm . . Em | . . . . | . . . D | (with riff)

Verse

G Bm Em D I hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan Welcome to the land of fame, excess... (whoa) am I gonna fit in Jumped in the cab, here I am for the first time Look to my right, and I see the Hollywood sign This is all so crazy... everybody seems so famous My tummy's turning and I'm feeling kinda homesick Too much pressure and I'm nervous That's when the taxi man turned on the radio, and the Jay-Z song was on (no chord) And the Jay-Z song was on And the Jay-Z song was on

Chorus

G Bm So I put my hands up, they're playing my song Em D ...The butterflies fly away I'm nodding my head like "Yeah" Moving my hips like "Yeah" Got my hands up, they're playing my song I know I'm gonna be okay Yeah----- it's a party in the USA Yeah----- it's a party in the USA Get to the club in my taxi cab, everybody's looking at me now Like "who's that chick that's rockin' kicks, she's gotta be from out of town" So hard with my girls not around me It's definitely not a Nashville party 'Cause all I see is stilettos... I guess I never got the memo My tummy's turning and I'm feeling kinda homesick Too much pressure and I'm nervous That's when the DJ dropped my favorite tune, and the Britney song was on And the Britney song was on And the Britney song was on So I put my hands up, they're playing my song The butterflies fly away I'm nodding my head like "Yeah" Moving my hips like "Yeah" Got my hands up, they're playing my song I know I'm gonna be okay Yeah----- it's a party in the USA Yeah----- it's a party in the USA

Bridge

Bm Em ...Feel like hoppin' on a flight Bm Em ...Back to my hometown tonight Bm Em ...Something stops me every time C D The DJ plays my song and I feel alright---- So I put my hands up, they're playing my song The butterflies fly away I'm nodding my head like "Yeah" Moving my hips like "Yeah" Got my hands up, they're playing my song I know I'm gonna be okay Yeah----- it's a party in the USA Yeah----- it's a party in the USA [repeat chorus]

Notes & Tabs

Intro & Verse Riff

The riff that is played through the intro and verse is played like this:

e-|---/7---x-x-x----7----10----7---x-x-x-x-x---7-7---5---
B-|---/8---x-x-x----7-----7----8---x-x-x-x-x---8-8---7---
G-|---/7---x-x-x----7-----7----9---x-x-x-x-x---9-9---7---
D-|---(9)----------(9)--------(9)-------------------(7)--
A-|------------------------------------------------------
E-|------------------------------------------------------
       G            Bm         Em                    D 

A small change in key...

Finally, note that the recorded version of the song is in the key of F#. If you want to play along with that, move everything down one half-step. I much prefer playing it in G, as it allows you to use open chords for the G (instead of F#), Em (instead of D#m), D (instead of C#), etc.

Chord Progressions

Intro

| G . . . | Bm . . Em | . . . . | . . . D | (with riff)

Verse

"I hopped off the plane at LAX..."
| G . . . | Bm . . Em | . . . . | . . . D | (with riff)

Chorus

"I put my hands up, they're singing my song..."
| G . . . | Bm . . Em | . . . . | . . . D |

Bridge

"Feel like hoppin' on a flight..."
| Bm . . . | . . . . | Em . . . | . . . . |
| Bm . . . | . . . . | Em . . . | . . . . |
| Bm . . . | . . . . | Em . . . | . . . . |
| C  . . . | . . . . | D  . . . | . . . . |

Song Info

Song: Party in the USA
Artist: Miley Cyrus
Album: The Time of Our Lives
Year: 2009
Label: Hollywood

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My name is David Potsiadlo, and I created Songnotes to share my collection of guitar tabs, chords, and lyrics for my favorite songs.

Since I started playing guitar over 10 years ago, I've often been frustrated by the preponderance of mediocre and incomplete song tabs littered across the internet. To combat this, I started keeping my own collection of notes for each song I learn -- always taking the extra time to make sure accuracy and completeness are never compromised. Years later, my collection grew to the point where I knew I had to share it online with fellow aspiring musicians.

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