19 throwback singles we can’t believe are already turning 10 in 2019

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“Party in the U.S.A.” – Miley Cyrus

It’s time to put your hands up because they are playing your song — “Party in the U.S.A” that is. Miley Cyrus was barely out of her Hannah Montana phase in 2009 after the release of Hannah Montana the Movie in April, but she was ready to slay.

Cyrus released her first EP The Time of Our Lives in the summer of 2009, and it featured seven new songs, including “Party in the U.S.A.” and “When I Look At You” which appears in her film The Last Song. “Party” was written by Dr. Luke (gag, more on him later) and Jessie J, and was originally intended for Jessie J but she passed on it because it wasn’t “edgy” enough.

Cyrus sings about moving from Nashville to Hollywood, and the culture shock she experienced when she hopped off the plane at LAX (with a dream and a cardigan). She name drops Jay-Z and Britney Spears when she talks about how hearing their songs make her feel at home.

Anyone who grew up with Hannah Montana or was a teen in the mid-2000s definitely remembers and still loves this song. It’s the type of song that still comes on at parties and will get everyone in the room singing along and throwing their hands up in the air. It had a bit of a resurgence in 2012 when they performed it in Pitch Perfect, which further proves my point about how everyone sings along when it comes on.