Panic! At The Disco enters another era, and it is important to look back. This is not a list of favorites, because that would be endless, but instead, these are songs to get you pumped for the day. They will get you on your feet because of the rhythm or they will inspire change in your life because of the lyrics. Whichever the case may be, here is a Panic! At The Disco playlist to get you going!
1. Let’s Kill Tonight
Even with the title alone, you should be inspired to kill it! Although this song has a steady flow much like The Ballad of Mona Lisa, I think all the drums really stir something up inside. You’re inspired to show them all you’re not the ordinary type and this could apply to any situation! Whether it’s a night on the town or a night in finishing assignments, let’s kill tonight.
2. I Constantly Thank God For Esteban
Don’t let the song title fool you, this song has plenty of heart. Every time strike up the band is uttered my feet start moving. This song is a perfect example of how the musical aspect can sound harmless while the lyrics are painting a story that pack a powerful punch. One of the extremely underrated Panic! classes from their first album, consider putting this song in your rotation.
3. Miss Jackson (feat. LOLO)
A portion of this song’s power lies in how vividly the video comes to mind whenever it is played. The pause and the slash sound toward the end, yikes. When this was released as the single for Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die I didn’t know what to expect but the buildup throughout this song is incredible. How could you not get hyped up with Miss Jackson, Miss Jackson, Miss Jackson Are you nasty?
Sometimes we get caught in the cycle of the everyday. On those days when things just seem to keep swinging in the same direction, this Panic! jam can change your perspective. Sure, this all seems orchestrated but there is also a method to all the madness. Sit back, relax, sit back, relapse again is an accurate representation of how we feel some days. This song will get you pumped and dance away that mundane feeling!
5. LA Devotee
I think we have all been in a place where we felt addicted to a feeling or a place. A location having a profound impact on you is a common feeling. Always on the hunt for a little more time perfectly sums up this song with an incredibly infectious beat. You’ll want to sing along loudly to this Panic! song like no one’s watching!
6. There’s A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven’t Thought Of It Yet
This song is full of a swarm of complex vocabulary under an incredibly long song title which brings me back to a simpler time. Striving to catch on to the quickly released lyrics is why this song will get you pumped. You’ll want to keep up and reach the mesmerizing line: Talk to the mirror, choke back tears, and keep telling yourself I’m a diva.
7. That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
At first you may think that this hit off Pretty. Odd. may be too mellow to get you pumped. When this song is about acceptance and that will inspire you to push forward. Things have changed for me, and that’s OK. I feel the same, I’m on my way, and I say is a portion of this song that I hold dear to my heart. It reminds me that we’ll be okay.
8. Emperor’s New Clothes
So you’re in a place where you are coming back with a vengeance and you need a theme song to match that intensity. Well look no further! After going through hell and back, you are reclaiming your spot in the simplest terms possible. I see what’s mine and take it (Finders keepers, losers weepers) reminds us that sometimes we just must take things on alone. Feel free to also watch this video to get even more inspired!
9. This Is Gospel
Technically the part one in terms of the previous song’s video, this song emphasizes the pain and power in letting go. We all share the fear, the fear of falling apart and sometimes you just must scream it out! Whether you feel restrained or want to break free from an everyday situation, this is the song to get you started.
10. Vegas Lights
There is something that a countdown does to get you extremely excited. A countdown begins the song and it repeats the cycle throughout. If you’re feeling like a villain or like you’re swimming with the sharks until we drown, this song will put some pep in your step.
11. Ready To Go [Get Me Out Of My Mind]
It can take some time before you reach a point where you want to break free from the clutches of your own mind or you may never reach that point. If you feel like breaking free and resonate with the sentiment of I’m ready to live, then fall into this Panic! jam.
12. Trade Mistakes
The way the lullaby sounds in the background are inverted are one of many reasons why this song will get you pumped. On those days when you aren’t quite ready to go, and you feel marooned in this body, singing out these feelings will hopefully help your mistakes fade away.
Getting swept up in a fury is something we can all identify with. Maybe you need to be reminded of that feeling to get your day going. If so, this Panic! At The Disco song will stir up those winds inside instantly.
14. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
Ah, we’ve reached the famous firstborn. Whether this song reminds me of angsty teenage days or it reminds you why you fell in love with Panic! At The Disco in the first place, this is a go-to pick me up. The video, the shh, and the goddamn door will instantly bring a smile to your face no matter what memory conjures up in your head.
Panic! At The Disco may seem like an unlikely source to get pumped up but I guarantee that they work!
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Rebecca was born in Hayward, CA and still resides there today. She received her BA in English Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and is the first in her family to graduate from university. She is a Poetry student in the MFA program at Saint Mary’s College of California and is furthering her involvement in the literary community. In her spare time, she likes to lose her voice at Giants games, read Young Adult novels, make lists, and aims to cross become a writer off it.