Track of the Week: “Party in the U.S.A.,” by Miley Cyrus

Track of the WeekOkay, I know that I officially have to destroy my man-card for liking “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus. It’s cool, I never really used my man-card anyway.

I hear you need a man-card to wear aviator sunglasses. Don’t wear them. You need a man-card to buy a Ford F-350,000,000. Don’t want one. Apparently, you need a man-card to lounge around the house with your hand stuck in your pants watching spaghetti westerns, while drinking beer and eating a brontosaurus burger. I’ll pass.

If I ever need a man-card again, all I have to do is belch in public or wear a beer-dispensing helmet and James Bond will magically appear to reissue my man-card. No problem. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy one of the catchiest tunes I’ve ever heard. And guess what? Its hook is driven by a funky guitar riff.

Click on the thumbnail below to see a PDF of the transcription for this funky riff. Be warned, gentlemen, that your man-card will be revoked immediately upon clicking on the link.

For more information about me and the guitar lessons that I give in and around Baltimore, visit

9 responses to “Track of the Week: “Party in the U.S.A.,” by Miley Cyrus

  1. I actually really like the song. Hey, it’s a catchy tune for everyone. Nothing wrong at all by liking this song. Dad also really likes it. I am officially giving you your man card back!!!!!! LOL

    • Oh btw it sounds like you are talking about Ed in your post with the aviator glasses and F-350. Remember he used to wear his glasses in the pool too!

      • Ha! I’m not talking about Ed at all. He’s never worn aviator glasses before. Think about Tom Cruise’s glasses in Top Gun. Those are aviators.

  2. What a surprise! I love the way you totally switch gears all the time. Like your mom I too like this song! Another example of the artistry of a good pop song! I’ll admit I didn’t know it was Miley Cyrus! Good summer song! Another song that I’ve loved since I first time
    Always was fond of great female vocalists. Interesting that she catches her boyfriend selling dope, and realizes she’s going down the wrong path. By the way your uncle Al emailed this link with the note that he knew you would appreciate it. Give it a look-see! Once again, another great track of the week! Love always!

    • Officially, through the revocation of my man-card, I can’t claim to carry any such “church bells.” Officially, I have to deny any possession of said bells until my man-card is reinstated.

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