"Party in the USA" Is a Lie

You probably know your left from your right. It’s pretty easy; someone probably taught it to you early on in life, and it’s the sort of thing that’s hard to forget. If you found out someone close to you doesn’t know their left from their right, you’d be pretty shocked. Well, imagine my surprise when I realized pop star Miley Cyrus is potentially confused about which way is left and which is right—judging solely by the lyrics in “Party in the USA,” of course.

Become awoken by this Tweet:


I’m not from L.A., and I know you shouldn’t believe everything you read on Twitter. But, reader, I looked it up. She’s right.

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The Hollywood sign is definitely north of LAX. But what about the part where taxis can only drive east? Let’s look a little closer:

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Folks, that settles it. There’s only one way out of LAX, and it’s east! I’m pretty sure the only way Miley Cyrus would “look to [her] right and [see] the Hollywood sign” is if she were driving towards LAX.

I hear what you’re saying: Maybe she was in a limo and she was sitting in one of those seats that faces the back of the car, so then her right was actually north. But nope, you’d be wrong to say that, because Miley specifies that she “hops in a cab” upon arrival at LAX, dummy.


That’s not all! English pop star Jessie J actually wrote “Party In The USA,” not Miley, and Jessie J is British, so maybe that had something to do with it? Maybe this isn’t Cyrus’ fault at all, but certainly she could’ve stopped the ignorance from perpetuating? It’s true that in England, people drive on the left side of the road, but I don’t think that has anything to do with J’s fumble. She could have looked it up! Like I did!

If you have any information as to this bizarre lyrical hiccup, let us know: tips@trackrecord.net.

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