If there’s one thing Panic! At The Disco are notoriously good at, it’s definitely keeping their audiences entertained. The group is commonly known for their unique, theatrical, and rather questionable music videos. You have to be impressed by the fact that when it comes to them, you never know what their next video venture would be.
To celebrate Panic! At Disco bringing their ‘Pray For The Wicked Tour’ to Manila, why not do a countdown of the group’s best music videos?
The Best (And Weirdest) Panic! At The Disco Music Videos
The song talks about a guy who struggles with liking this girl because she likes another girl. The music video is actually the exact opposite of what you’d expect a Panic! video to be like. Instead, we get a shirtless Brendon Urie singing to us – which ironically, is still strangely entertaining.
Victorious is one of those songs that make you feel like you’re capable of accomplishing anything. In the video, Urie plays the role of a man going through a break up. Throughout the storyline, he does all kinds of things to better himself. By the end of the video, he gets over his ex and finds a new girlfriend. For some odd reason, as cliché as the plot may be, Panic! has still managed to pull it off.
8.) Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off
This music video is an oldie but a goodie. The song is about how a girl cheated on her boyfriend, but the guy knows that she’ll never find someone better than him. As simple as the lyrics are, you’d expect the video to be the classic “girl cheats on boy and boy gets revenge” type of thing. But not with Panic! – The people wear fish tanks on their heads. The only time the band makes an appearance is when they arrive as paramedics to take the two dead lovers to sea. Deep.
7.) Nine In The Afternoon
The song serves as another nostalgic jam and is actually one of the band’s happiest songs. Remember there was a point in time where the Panic! boys had the classic scene hair? Good times. The video features the group in a marching band and wearing animal heads. It also consists of other people in different periods, looks, wardrobes, and hair changes.
6.) The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
The song talks about a guy dealing with two sides of his personality, in which its central theme being about letting go of the past; Hence, the funeral-themed video. The music video also pays homage to their earlier music videos. Notably, the clocks on the walls set to nine o’clock – a nod to “Nine In The Afternoon”.
5.) Say Amen (Saturday Night)
The song is about Urie reflecting on his career and how it connects to his religious roots in the Mormon Church. The music video serves as a prequel to “This Is Gospel” and features Urie fending off a team of ninjas. Just when you think Panic! has ran out of ideas, they swoop back in with “Say Amen” – it’s hilarious, full of blood, gory, and all the elements that make the perfect Panic! music video.
4.) This Is Gospel
The song is truly one of Panic!’s gems. Urie wrote this song about drummer Spencer Smith, who was dealing with addiction to alcohol and prescription pills. The music video is just as powerful with Urie depicting someone struggling with his inner demons.
3.) Miss Jackson (featuring LOLO)
This song is a reference to the 1986 song “Nasty” by Janet Jackson. The video centers on an obsessive man in love with an unattainable woman. We are graced by Urie’s acting chops as we see him play a psychotic love struck man. It’s creepy, sexy, and overall aesthetically pleasing to look at.
2.) Emperor’s New Clothes
The video takes place after the events of “This is Gospel” and features Urie’s transition at the moment when his body dies and his soul heads off into a white light. Urie is depicted to be in hell and quickly turning into a demon. How could we ever forget Urie turning into this monstrous fallen angel?
1.) I Write Sins Not Tragedies
OF COURSE this emo anthem is going to be our top pick. This was the song that brought the group to mainstream success. The song was already a masterpiece in itself, but it was the music video that truly sold it. A circus-themed wedding with a groom and bride that is a…. (we just had to add that in). What took the cake was having Urie as the ringmaster and the groom eventually turning into him.