Panic at the Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies
NME.COM feature on Panic at the Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
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Panic at the Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies: Wikipedia Album Entry
I Write Sins Not Tragedies is the second single by the rock band Panic at the Disco, from the album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out. It was released on April 27, 2006 on both compact disc and 7 inch vinyl. The song was written by Ryan Ross. Brendon Urie had once said that he thought the song was being overplayed and "There were more songs on the record than just this one." The song reached #7 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and rose to #25 on the United Kingdom Singles Chart.
In the UK, the song was released on 27 February 2006 as a limited edition single with a free sticker. Due to the fact the sticker was included with the CD single, it was chart ineligible; stickers, according to UK chart rules, are not allowed to be contained in single releases, which is why it could not enter the UK singles chart on its first release. Later, in September 2006, due to the popularity of the track and following further single releases there of "Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" and "But It's Better If You Do", going top 40 there, the single was re-released on October 30, 2006.
Many U.S. radio stations, in response to the language found in the song, wanted an edited version. The lyrics "The poor groom's bride is a whore" and "Haven't you people ever heard of closing the goddamn door?" were changed by replacing "whore" with a "shhh" sound and removing "god" in "goddamn". Some stations — generally modern rock stations — still play the original version.
The song was covered by Fall Out Boy, fellow decaydance band, for their live album, ****: Live In Phoenix and South Florida electroclash band Tin Soldier Empire.
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