The comeback of one of the most loved rock bands of the 2000s has every emo kid inside #shookt! Paramore has always been that pop-rock band that knows the perfect blend of emo with a dash of sass, and that has constantly helped them reach the top of the charts.
Finally, in 2017, after switching out band members and facing public spats, they're back with their eccentric, genre-bending single "Hard Times." To celebrate its release, Chalk looks back at their five most iconic songs for a li'l reminiscin'.
"'Ignorance is your new best friend’ is about how I felt I was losing people and I think the band did, too. But, it’s okay, we’re growing up. I love that song."—Hayley Willams on "Ignorance" in an interview with Kerrang!
"Misery Business" (2007)
Hayley penned this when she was a Before-and-After girl. That means exactly how it's read—she was already in the picture before the other girl came along, and after the relationship, she was still that same girl who finally got the guy. Those lyrics. Oof!
"When I thought he was mine she caught him by the mouth
I waited eight long months, she finally set him free
It was never my intention to brag, to steal it all away from you now
But God does it feel so good, 'cause I got him where I want him now"
"That's What You Get" (2008)
Parawhore trivia: The music video for "That's What You Get" was shot just over a week after cancelling their European Tour due to internal problems (the cancellation of the tour sparked the band's breakup rumors).
"The Only Exception" (2009)
This Paramore ballad will give you all the rights to do a dramatic walling scene with lyrics like:
"I know you're leaving in the morning, when you wake up
Leave me with some kind of proof it's not a dream."
Who wouldn't know this Paramore tune? This song was used in the film adaptation of Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. With the help of the Parawhores and the Twihards, this became Paramore's most viewed music video on Youtube at 188 million++ views and counting!
And, of course, their '80s inspired new release "Hard Times," which we figured, with that unique pop-heavy sound that's unlike their usual emo tunes, this era will definitely become an iconic addition to their discography. And with this comback single, Paramore just proved that you can take a kid out of the emo, but you can't take the emo out of the kid.
Check out the video below!
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Banner photograph from Instagram.com/Paramore