This song about a CIA operative parodies Miley Cyrus' single, "Party in the U.S.A.
, "turning it into a covert operations party. Yankovic knew from when it was first played on the radio that it had potential to be lampooned. He told Artist Direct
: "That's one of those songs where once it became a huge hit, I thought, 'This might be good for me to make fun of.' I was looking at variations on a theme. I make lists of possible song concepts, and 99% of them are pretty bad, but for the one that works, I'm like, 'Aha, that's it!' When I came up with 'Party in the C.I.A.,' I thought it was the right tone because the Miley Cyrus song is your typical bubblegum track. It's fluffy and bright. It's a good summer song, but it's certainly not dark and twisted like mine is now. It was a good way to invert the tone and make this happy carefree song a bit more dark."