Last month, we at MTV decided to solve one of the most pressing mysteries facing music lovers: What’s the greatest party song of all time?
Over the past six weeks, we’ve watched a fierce tournament play out on @MTVPartyStory -- the official Twitter handle for MTV's Greatest Party Story Ever -- as 32 worthy contenders went head to head. Vintage hits like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” got their shot at glory, as did modern faves like Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.”
Dedicated fanbases showed up in droves to rally behind their fave artists, with especially strong showings from Fifth Harmony’s Harmonizers, Demi Lovato’s Lovatics, and Kesha’s Animals. There were a fair share of nail-biters that came down to the wire -- Nicki Minaj’s ode to the booty, “Anaconda,” only narrowly beat out Lil John’s grind-inspiring “Get Low,” and Lovato’s “Cool For The Summer” edged out Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” by just a tiny margin.
One of the most heated battles was Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” versus Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It,” with 5H’s track coming out on top after almost 18,000 votes cast. That victory paved the way to the championship for “Worth It,” which ultimately went up against “Anaconda” in the final showdown.
After a whopping 204,501 votes throughout the whole competition, you’ve made your voice heard and declared the rightful winner: Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It” is officially the greatest party song of all time, collecting 68% of votes over 32% for “Anaconda.”
It’s not hard to see why “Worth It” is a party playlist staple. The Reflection track has it all: rhythmic bounce, tons of attitude, snazzy saxophone sampling, and an empowering chorus that promises you, baby, you’re worth it. Consider it the required soundtrack to your next weekend of wildness.
“Greatest Party Story Ever” airs on MTV on Thursdays at 10:30/9:30c.