Panic At The Disco Concert
This month, the highly anticipated Panic! At the Disco concert will be held in Portland. With that in mind, The Clypian has put together a playlist of both the band’s hits, and some of their more underappreciated songs for listeners to enjoy.
“The venue [at last year’s Panic! concert] was small, so you were more into the concert. It was really fun; it wa the best concert I’ve ever been to,” Madison Kenyon ‘19 said.
“My favorite songs by Panic! are Build God, Then We’ll Talk, or The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage.”
A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
The Only DIfference between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage: Aside from the obviously creative and intriguing title, this song is the first on the album and is set up to introduce listeners to the band’s unique style with the lines: “And I believe/This may call for a proper introduction, and well/ Don’t you see?/ I’m the narrator, and this is just the prologue”
I Write Sins not Tragedies: As one of the earlier songs in Panic!’s music career, it is widely regarded as a classic among fans. “I Write Sins not Tragedies” follows the events at a wedding where the groom finds out that the Bride has been cheating on him. This song won MTV’s video of the year award in 2006, and was written by guitar player and lyricist of the band Ryan Ross after breaking up with his girlfriend. “I Write SIns not Tragedies” made it to number 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 song charts.
When the Day met the Night: According to Ross, this song took a different feel in the studio than when it was originally written on an acoustic guitar. While when taken literally, this song can be interpreted as a love song between two seemingly impossible lovers, the moon and the sun. However, another interpretation of the song is that the moon and sun represent two people with opposite personalities.
Northern Downpour: Acoustic guitar and piano play a heavy part on this song, with Ross singing backup vocals. According to Ross, this song is the most meaningful song on the album.
Vices And Virtues
The Ballad of Mona Lisa: According to Urie, all of the songs on this album represent one or more vices and/or virtues. This song made it to 89th on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
Sarah Smiles: According to lead singer Brendon Urie, this song was written for his girlfriend at the time, and current wife, Sarah Urie. She has also influenced the band’s most recent album, Death of a Bachelor.
Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die
The End of All Things: Also written about his wife, this song is considered to be Urie’s favorite on the album. Heavy piano influence vocal harmonies come together in this song to make a beautiful, haunting piece.
Girls/ Girls /Boys: This song depicts the situation in which a guy, the narrator of the song, comes between a bisexual girl and her girlfriend. This song is considered by many to be a bisexual/pansexual anthem because of the line “Girls love girls and boys” that is repeated throughout the song.
Death of a Bachelor
House of Memories: This song also features some piano, prominent bass, and unspecified brass instruments during the chorus.
Don’t Threaten me With a Good Time: Featuring a sampled riff from the B-52’s song “Rock Lobster,” this hit single from Panic!’s newest album follows a night of partying and debauchery. The music video for this song includes a tentacle demon esque creature.