Panic! At The Disco Have Beaten twenty one pilots In A New Chart Record
Brendon Urie’s Pray For The Wicked banger has now spent its 31st week on the top of the chart, surpassing Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun’s Suicide Squad soundtrack effort, which was Number One for 30 weeks.
On top of that, Panic! are also comfortably holding second place in the charts with Hey Look Ma, I Made It – which has been at Number Two now for six weeks. Come on Brendon, give some other bands a chance, eh?!
“That song is funny because it’s about telling my mom, at 17, that I didn’t wanna go to college, I didn’t want to be a part of the church – that I was going to basically just be a starving musician devastated her,” Brendon told Kerrang! last year of Hey Look Ma, I Made It. “I mean, how could it not? Her baby boy, her fifth child, is leaving home and not doing anything that they had hoped. And so it’s more like, ‘Hey ma, I made it… kinda… because I’m a hooker that sells songs, my pimp’s a record label, and I’ve landed in this spot.’ It’s a little more tongue-in-cheek, but it’s still fun, and it’s still talking about a lot of stuff.
“High Hopes touches on that, too. My mom telling me: ‘Just put your faith in yourself, and remember who you are.’ She would always quote Lion King and say: ‘Remember who you are,’ when I would go to school. And I just thought about that a lot. My mom had a major influence on who I am – I am a mini her, for sure! If you met my mom you’d be like, ‘Oh, I get it now.’ The dance moves, the energy, the bounciness in the head… it’s great!”
Lovely stuff. Give High Hopes and Hey Look Ma, I Made It a spin below.
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