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Hallelujah "Hallelujah" "Crushcrushcrush" "That's What You Get" That's What You Get

"Crushcrushcrush" (also referred to as Crush x3) is the eighth track from Paramore's second album Riot! and third single. The official music video premiered on TRL on October 16, 2007. The single was released in late 2007; however, it was also released in select countries in early 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

The song "Crushcrushcrush" is about the dark side of having a crush.

Crushcrushcrush was made available in the United Kingdom for download on November 5, 2007 and purchase on November 26, 2007. The single is also playable on various music video games such as Rock Band, Rock Band Unplugged, Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades, and Ultimate Band. The single won a Teen Choice Award for "Best Rock Track." It was also used briefly in NCIS (TV series), in episode 05x12- Stakeout. The song was certified Gold in the United States on September 17, 2008.

During live performances of the song, as a joke, Hayley is often known to start singing the chorus from 'Low' by Flo Rida during the bridge of the song, when she sings "I need something to sing about."

Music Video[]

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Paramore crushcrushcrush OFFICIAL VIDEO

The music video shows the band performing in a barren desert environment, and three people spying on them with binoculars from a distance. The three voyeurs watch from behind various old trinkets that have formed a faux house without walls or a roof. Intercut between Paramore's performance of the song are clips of the band walking through the

voyeur's "house" and later on, short clips show that Paramore and the bandits watching them are the same (Hayley in the bathtub, Josh and Jeremy playing/slamming their guitars and Zac pushing his stands over and throwing drums). The three men then destroy all of the equipment.

Audio[]

Crushcrushcrush

Crushcrushcrush

Lyrics[]

           I got a lot to say to you
           Yeah, I got a lot to say
           I noticed your eyes are always glued to me
           Keeping them here
           And it makes no sense at all
           
           They taped over your mouth
           Scribbled out the truth with their lies
           You little spies
           
           They taped over your mouth
           Scribbled out the truth with their lies
           You little spies
           
           Crush, crush, crush
           Crush, crush
           (Two, three, four)
           
           Nothing compares to
           A quiet evening alone
           Just the one, two
           I was just counting on
           
           That never happens
           I guess I'm dreaming again
           Let's be more than this
           
           If you want to play it like a game
           Well, come on, come on, let's play
           'Cause I'd rather waste my life pretending
           Than have to forget you for one whole minute
           
           They taped over your mouth
           Scribbled out the truth with their lies
           You little spies
           
           They taped over your mouth
           Scribbled out the truth with their lies
           You little spies
           
           Crush, crush, crush
           Crush, crush
           (Two, three, four)
           
           Nothing compares to
           A quiet evening alone
           Just the one, two
           I was just counting on
           
           That never happens
           I guess I'm dreaming again
           Let's be more than this now
           
           Rock and roll, baby
           Don't you know
           That we're all alone now?
           I need something to sing about
           
           Rock and roll, hey
           Don't you know, baby
           We're all alone now?
           I need something to sing about
           
           Rock and roll, hey
           Don't you know, baby
           We're all alone now?
           Give me something to sing about
           
           Nothing compares to
           A quiet evening alone
           Just the one, two
           I was just counting on
           
           That never happens
           I guess I'm dreaming again
           Let's be more than
           No, oh
           
           Nothing compares to
           A quiet evening alone
           Just the one, two
           I was just counting on
           
           That never happens
           I guess I'm dreaming again
           Let's be more than
           More than this
           

Personnel[]

Paramore

Additional Musicians

  • Brian Weaver - Bass, Additional Drums and Keys programming

Chart Performance[]

Chart (2007) Peak

position

Finnish Singles Chart 4
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 32
U.S Billboard Hot 100 54
U.S Billboard Pop 100 43
U.S Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 4
UK Singles Chart 61

Trivia[]

  • The video was directed by Shane Drake
  • The music video is played throughout a television advertisement for the iPod Touch.
  • The video was also nominated for a Best Rock Video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, but lost to Linkin Park's "Shadow of the Day."
  • It was played during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
  • The song is also played very briefly in the movie "College Road Trip."
  • The song was featured as a downloadable song on Rock Band and can be transferred over to Rock Band 2, 3, and 4 as well as Rock Band Blitz and Lego Rock Band.
  • The song was featured on the DS game Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades.

Streaming[]


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Riot!

Miracle "Miracle" "Crushcrushcrush" "We Are Broken" We Are Broken

Live in the UK 2008

When It Rains "When It Rains" "Crushcrushcrush" "Pressure" Pressure

The Final Riot!

Fences "Fences" "Crushcrushcrush" "Let the Flames Begin" Let the Flames Begin

Alive In Europe

Interlude: Holiday "Interlude: Holiday" "Crushcrushcrush" "Ain't It Fun" Ain't It Fun


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Riot!

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Songs For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty OptimisticThat's What You GetHallelujahMisery BusinessWhen It RainsLet the Flames BeginMiracleCrushcrushcrushWe Are BrokenFencesBorn for This
Bonus Tracks When It Rains (Demo Version)Misery Business (Acoustic)TemporaryDecoyMy HeroStop This Song (Lovesick Melody)Rewind
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroJeremy DavisZac Farro
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Live in the UK 2008

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Songs For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty OptimisticBorn for ThisEmergencyNever Let This GoFencesLet the Flames BeginWhen It RainsCrushcrushcrushPressureHere We Go AgainThat's What You GetMy HeartDecoyMisery Business
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
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The Final Riot!

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Songs Born for ThisThat's What You GetHere We Go AgainFencesCrushcrushcrushLet the Flames BeginWhen It RainsMy HeartDecoyPressureFor a Pessimist, I'm Pretty OptimisticWe Are BrokenEmergencyHallelujahMisery Business
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
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Alive In Europe

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Songs Fast In My CarThat's What You GetDecodeIgnoranceNowDaydreamingWhen It RainsLast HopeInterlude: HolidayCrushcrushcrushAin't It FunThe Only ExceptionIn the MourningPressureMisery BusinessStill Into You
Members Hayley WilliamsTaylor YorkJeremy Davis
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Studio Albums
All We Know is FallingRiot!Brand New Eyes
ParamoreAfter Laughter
EP's
The Summer Tic EPThe Only Exception EPSingles Club
The Holiday SessionsAin't It Fun RemixesThe B-Sides
Live Albums
Live in the UK 2008The Final Riot!MTV Unplugged
2010 Summer Tour EPAlive In Europe
Solo
Hayley Williams: Petals for ArmorPetals for Armor IPetals for Armor IIPetals for Armor IIIPetals for Armor: Self-SerenadesFLOWERS for VASES / descansos
Zac Farro: HalfNoise EPVolcano CroweSudden FeelingThe Velvet Face EPFlowerss EPNatural DisguiseZafari EPMotif
Josh Farro: Walkways
Others
Song ListList of Paramore's SongsFueled By Ramen (Label)
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