An online petition on the White House’s “We the People” petitions website is urging President Barack Obama to change the U.S. national anthem from “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Party In The U.S.A.” by popstar Miley Cyrus.
“Party In The U.S.A.” is the 23rd most-watched video on YouTube with nearly 342 million views. It details a girl’s move to Los Angeles and gives nods to Jay-Z and Britney Spears.
As of noon ET on July 7, the “Party In The U.S.A.” petition has only 239 signatures. A We the People petition needs at least 100,000 signatures for the White House staff to review it, send it to the relevant policy experts and provide a response to the supporters.
Why change the national anthem? As the petitioner wrote, “It is what is best for this country.”