[Photo Credit: Mark Brown]
It seems like Panic! At The Disco
may be sharing new music with us soon - frontman Brendon Urie has confirmed that the new album is complete. Well there's that along with a huge headline spot at this summer's Reading & Leeds Festival, which seems like the perfect opportunity to share new music. Panic! At The Disco, which should just be renamed as The Brendon Urie Experience at this point, has come a very long way since they first emerged back in 2005 with their debut album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
. Since then they've played numerous shows including festivals, lost and gained members, and Urie has even starred in the Broadway Musical Kinky Boots
. The promise of new music by them has inspired us to take a look back at some of their best songs, so we've chosen 10 to be exact. Here's to hoping for a new album very, very soon.
10. "New Perspective" (Jennifer's Body Soundtrack, 2009)
9. "Northern Downpour" (Pretty. Odd., 2008)
We're starting off with their song "New Perspective," which was a single for the movie Jennifer's Body starring Megan Fox. In true P!ATD form, the song is quite catchy thanks to its chorus and perfect blend of piano and guitar. Fun fact: this was the band's first single after the departure of two of its founding members.
8. "Ready to Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)" (Vices & Virtues, 2011)
The band isn't known much for their slow songs, which is exactly why this song had to be mentioned. "Northern Downpour" is from their 2008 album Pretty. Odd.
With its slow beginning, the track then transitions perfectly with the help of the drums and guitar. The song was written by their then guitarist Ryan Ross and bassist Jon Walker. Anybody else hear some Beatles
vibes from this track or is it just me?
7. "Miss Jackson" feat. LOLO (Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, 2013
This upbeat, catchy track is the second single from the band's third album, Vices & Virtues. I highly doubt you haven't heard this song because it's been featured in numerous Coke commercials. Totally understandable, this song can pretty much be used as the soundtrack to anything.
6. "Emperor's New Clothes" (Death Of A Bachelor, 2016)
"Miss Jackson" is the first single from the album Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!
and also happens to be a track Urie felt immediately proud of. It is said that the song was partly inspired by Janet Jackson
's music video for "Nasty."
5. "Death Of A Bachelor" (Death Of A Bachelor, 2016)
Aside from being known for their smart lyrics and catchy sounds, the band is also known for their music videos. The music video for this track happens to be a personal favorite of mine. Filled with cool special effects and Urie's animated facial expressions, they did a great job at bringing the song to life.
4. "Nine In The Afternoon" (Pretty. Odd., 2008)
Continuing with great music videos by the band, here we have "Death Of A Bachelor." The black and white video is quite simple with the purpose of highlighting the song. Urie had this to say about the song itself: "I'm such a huge fan of Sinatra, and I felt that really portrayed the idea of Sinatra in a more modern setting in terms of the sound of the song."
3. "This Is Gospel" (Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!, 2013)
"Nine In The Afternoon" might be one of the band's most overplayed songs, but that's just my opinion. Partly due to the song being featured in Rock Band 2 and Guitar Rock Tour 2. The track was the first single from their second album Pretty. Odd.
Who hasn't heard the lyrics, "If you love me, let me go!" before? "This Is Gospel" peaked at number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and it's the bands second single from their fourth album. Not to mention, the music video is also pretty memorable too.
2. "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" (A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, 2005)
1. "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage" (A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, 2005)
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies" reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and it turned into the band's only song to hit the top 40 in America. It was also just their most popular song ever. So popular, it'd be cliché to make it #1 on this list. But everyone gets hit with a rush of nostalgia once they hear "oh, well imagine..."
Also from their debut album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, is this gem of a track. If we could put every song from this album on this list, we would.