Let’s be honest, an Essential Paramore Videos list would need to contain… pretty much most of them to date. Throughout the band’s career they’ve been incredibly consistent not only in delivering outstanding songs, but also assembling a smorgasbord of iconic videos. In order to narrow it down to just 10, then, we decided to lay some ground rules.
Rule Number One/CONTENTIOUS DECISION ALERT: We have disqualified the superbly moody Decode as it’s really half-video, half-Twilight trailer.
Rule Number Two: ‘Best videos’ does not mean ‘best songs’; CrushCrushCrush is a classic Paramore track (c’mon, it made a stadium-sized chorus out of the words ‘nothing compares to a quiet evening alone’!) but its video narrowly misses out on our list.
What we’re looking for is the cream of the crop: the ones that defined moments in Paramore’s story and evolution. Here goes nothing…