Top 10 Panic! at the Disco Songs

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Top 10 Panic! at the Disco Songs


The intuitive musicians from Sin City. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Panic! at the Disco Songs.

For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs.

10: “Girls/Girls/Boys”
Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013)


What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Hailing from Sin City, Panic! at the Disco knows a thing or two about atmospheric influence on romance. Lyrically, “Girls/Girls/Boys” details a man’s willingness to get down with a sexy time but only if the woman understands there’s absolutely no love involved. Only problem is that the girl has something else on her mind, another woman. While the song features a sexually confused love triangle, the song’s music video features frontman Brendon Urie solo, showing us his best D’Angelo impression.

#9: “That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)”
Pretty. Odd. (2008)


This clever track introduced a new sound and introspective lyrics about sex and romantic jealousy. The first line of That Green Gentleman eventually led to the album’s title, while the chorus is highly reflective upon the narrator’s ever-changing life. With an upbeat tempo and fun-loving music video, Panic! At the Disco contrasted the dark nature of the lyrics, but that’s okay, because it ain’t easy being “green”. Things had changed with his colorful track, and well, it was certainly okay for Panic! fans.

#8: “Miss Jackson” feat. Lolo
Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013)


By serving as the lead single from Panic! at the Disco’s fourth album, this psychosexual thriller re-introduced the band to fans with a touch of dark magic. In 2000, Outkast apologized to a Ms. Jackson, but the woman in this tale is a bit more cryptic in nature. The lively tone of the track allows for three minutes of head banging, while the dark lyrics explore the mysterious women that hit it and quit it. Singer Brendan Urie infused a reference to a famous Janet Jackson song, but he wrote the hit based on his own youthful philandering.

#7: “Build God, Then We’ll Talk”
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)


With arguably one of the most entertaining titles of their musical catalogue, Panic! at the Disco broke down Old Vegas hotel rooms and the deceitful people that occasionally occupy them. Lyrically, the bridge parodies “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music,” however the “pornomime” theme of the music video probably would make sweet Maria cry. Times have changed since the '60s, but many still love to enjoy themselves at filthy Vegas hotel rooms off Fremont Street. As part of the band’s debut album, this song and video further established Panic! at The Disco’s identity as innovative artists.

#6: “Hallelujah”
“Hallelujah” single (2015)


Still releasing classic jams even a decade after they became a band, Panic at the Disco came out with this gospel-inspired banger that turned into their highest charting single in years. After the unfortunate departure of band co-founder and drummer Spencer Smith, fans questioned what was next for the Las Vegas group. No one could have expected them to come back better than ever though, and create a song that frontman Brendon Urie states is inspired by his own spirituality. The proof is here though; Hallelujah! They’re back!

#5: “This is Gospel”
Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013)


Following up the release “Miss Jackson,” this power anthem reached out to Panic! fans and outsiders all over the world. Through sharp visual imagery and themes of fear and love, “This Is Gospel” played off the album’s title and its own title thanks to the minimalist video directed by Daniel “Cloud” Campos. With lyrics investigating painful memories and broken hearts, “This Is Gospel” helped listeners confront their inner demons while celebrating individuality to the fullest.

#4: “The Ballad of Mona Lisa”
Vices & Virtues (2011)


Steampunk, romanticism and that famous Mona Lisa Smile. For this critically acclaimed hit, Brendon Urie addressed the conflicting nature of his personality and his journey from Vegas to the beaches of sunny Santa Monica. Charting on the Billboard Hot 100, Panic! at the Disco combined the cryptic with the classic and simply killed it with the lead single from their third album. The theatrical style of the music video contained some throwbacks to a classic Panic! tune, and only brought fans further into the band’s world.

#3: “Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off”
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)


With a title based on a line from the 2004 film “Closer,” this song became an early Panic! hit and also received the infamous “Parental Advisory” sticker. Progressive and undoubtedly pure pop punk, “Lying Is The Most Fun” spoke to the band’s teenage following both literally and figuratively. Urie’s catchy lyrical style ensured heavy radio presence while the slightly bonkers music video offered plenty of brain candy for audiences to chew on. Commercially, this track found success worldwide and paved the way for continued musical excellence and astonishing song titles.

#2: “Nine in the Afternoon”
Pretty. Odd. (2008)


Once just a group of friends from Las Vegas, this Pretty. Odd. track elevated the members of Panic! and their cultural persona by reaching television and two iconic video games. By touching on themes of time, memories and the feeling of being crazy in love, “Nine in the Afternoon” became one of the definitive pop tracks of 2008. Of course the Beatles-themed music video only complimented the feel good nature song. Quirky, beautiful and commercially appropriate, “Nine in the Afternoon” can put a smile on any listener’s face.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

-“New Perspective”
Jennifer's Body: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2009)

-“Ready to Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)”
Vices & Virtues (2011)

-“The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage”
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)

-“Time to Dance”
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)

-“I Constantly Thank God For Esteban”
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)

#1: “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies”
A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005)


Tim Burton-esque and conversational, this literary-inspired hit set the stage for one of the decade’s most acclaimed music videos. While not exactly the perfect song for a wedding day playlist, “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” brilliantly highlights the inner dialogue that we all try so desperately to contain. As the second single off their debut album, Panic! at the Disco kicked off their video music career in theatrical style and ultimately won Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards. By incorporating classic themes with lyrics both comical and insightful in nature, Panic! established their musical persona and have remained loyal throughout the years.

So, do you agree with our selections? What is your favorite Panic! at the Disco song? For more mind-blowing Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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