Updated: Jul 24, 2018
After Pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco blew through many cities for their intimate pop-up shows, along with the release of their 6th studio album, Pray For The Wicked and arena tour in support of their new record, it’s safe to say we’ve fallen down a P!ATD hole. Here’s our Top 5 favorite P!ATD tracks!
5.) “She’s A Handsome Woman” - Pretty. Odd.
Pretty. Odd. was one of the least popular P!ATD records, not only did the band drop the “!” from their name, but also turned in their top hats and burlesque-esque stage presence for flannels and big flowers. With that being said, the record still has some gems on it, one being “She’s A Handsome Woman.” The track showcases the bands tongue-in-cheek, vocal range and a serene melody.
4.) “Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)” - Vices & Virtues
Vices & Virtues, brought back the “!” and our faith in the band. The debut track “Ballad Of The Mona Lisa,” made our emo hearts skip a beat seeing lead vocalist, Brendon Urie, back in his top hat for a steampunk feel. “Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind),” is a dance-able, fun-loving track, with many catchy elements making fans fall in love with P!ATD all over again.
3.) “Emperor’s New Clothes”- Death Of A Bachelor
Death Of A Bachelor is the first P!ATD album with Urie as the sole member and he did not disappoint. Keeping fans on their toes with every track and “Emperor’s New Clothes” is no exception. The song is full of bold lyrics and hint of Queen influences. Then finding out that the video connects back to “This Is Gospel,” from the bands Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, record and their debut single, “Say Amen (Saturday Night)” off of Pray For The Wicked - makes us realize that Urie is actually a genius.
2.) “Girls/Girls/Boys” - Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!
“Girls/Girls/Boys” is a lustful track written about a threesome Urie was involved in when he was 15/16 years old. Upon release fans interpreted to being comfortable with your sexuality, which is the beauty of the track, being able to take away whatever you feel connects you to the music.
1.) “But It’s Better If You Do” - A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, P!ATD's debut album, is a powerhouse record. The album stood out among the rest of the albums being released in that time, memorable and catchy, fans couldn’t get enough of it. “But It’s Better If You Do” comes out swinging from the moment it begins until the end, the lyrics are fast and controlled, the piano never quits with hints of rock behind it all. The end of the track transitions into the band’s single “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” resulting in a truly remarkable changeover.
Honorable Mention- “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” - A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
It’s played at every P!ATD show, at every Emo Night, in every nostalgic ‘Middle School Emo Songs’ Buzzfeed video. The plucking of the pizzicato strings, instantly gets fans excited. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” put P!ATD on the map and will be respected as an emo anthem as time goes on.
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