"Hallelujah" is the third track from Paramore's second album Riot! as well as its second single. The single peaked at #139 on the UK Singles Chart. A CD single and two 7" vinyls were released in the UK on 3 September. The song was featured in an episode of the British television soap opera Hollyoaks in October 2008 ("Misery Business" was also used in another episode in March 2008 and then later "Born for This" in September 2008). The song was also featured twice (once as a string quartet version) on the fourth season of So You Think You Can Dance.
The song Hallelujah is about the strong faith the band had in themselves and hope of pushing it forward to be the best form of Paramore they can be.
The video, directed by Big TV! was officially released on July 30, 2007. The video appears as a photo montage of backstage and live performance photos, with the lyrics of the song written in the spaces between the photos. The video will zoom in and out on some of the photos. When the photo fills the entire screen, the photo will be revealed to actually be a short video clip, and the video clip will play. The video was shot at Rocketown in Nashville, USA when the band where playing their Riot! tour, even though the music is playing over the concert performance.
- Hayley Williams - Lead Vocals
- Josh Farro - Guitars, Backing Vocals
- Jeremy Davis - Bass, Backing Vocals
- Zac Farro - Drums, Backing Vocals
- Taylor Robinson - Backing Vocals
- Kathleen Smith - Backing Vocals
- Brian Weaver - Bass, Additional Drums and Keys Programming
- John Bender - Backing Vocals
- Hallelujah was the first song written for Riot! and was originally going to be on the first album 'All We Know is Falling'.
The Final Riot!
|Songs||For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic • That's What You Get • Hallelujah • Misery Business • When It Rains • Let the Flames Begin • Miracle • Crushcrushcrush • We Are Broken • Fences • Born for This|
|Bonus Tracks||When It Rains (Demo Version) • Misery Business (Acoustic) • Temporary • Decoy • My Hero • Stop This Song (Lovesick Melody) • Rewind|
|Members||Hayley Williams • Josh Farro • Jeremy Davis • Zac Farro|
|The Final Riot!|
|Songs||Born for This • That's What You Get • Here We Go Again • Fences • Crushcrushcrush • Let the Flames Begin • When It Rains • My Heart • Decoy • Pressure • For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic • We Are Broken • Emergency • Hallelujah • Misery Business|
|Members||Hayley Williams • Josh Farro • Taylor York • Jeremy Davis • Zac Farro|