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The Only Exception EP is a extended play deluxe single with 3 different versions of "The Only Exception" by Paramore. These songs were all created by Hayley Williams and Josh Farro. The EP was released in late (September) 2010.

Tracking List[]

# Title Length
1. "The Only Exception (Album Version)" 4:27
2. "The Only Exception (Acoustic Version)" 4:33
3. "The Only Exception (Video Version)" 4:27


Chart (2010 - 2011) Peak Position
European Hot 100 Singles 72
Brazil Hot 100 Airplay 32
UK Singles 31
Ireland - IRMA 28
US Adult Contemporary 28
Canadian Hot 100 25
US Billboard Hot 100 24
Australia - ARIA 17
New Zealand Recorded Music 13
US Mainstream Top 40 12
US Adult Top 40 9
UK Rock 1

Year-End Charts[]

Chart (2010) Peak Position
Australia - ARIA 75
US Billboard Hot 100 93

Note: This charting is for the original version of 'The Only Exception', which is track #1. 


Country Certification Sales & Shipments
Australia Platinum 70,000
New Zealand Gold 7,500
United States Platinum 1,000,000


1. The music video for 'The Only Exception' is the same as the first track on The Only Exception EP, as the only difference is that the first version does not have a music video.

2. The second version of 'The Only Exception' is the acoustic track of the song, which completely differs from the other tracks.


Paramore The Only Exception OFFICIAL VIDEO


Paramore - The Only Exception (Acoustic Version)


  • Paramore had done the original version of the song live on The Ellen Show in 2010.
  • Paramore had partially done the song during the 2010 MTV Music Video Awards.
  • Paramore had done the original version of the song in the VH1 Divas 2010.
  • Paramore had done the original version of the song in Madison Square Garden in 2010.
  • Some charts had categorized the song as Alternative Rock, while some had categorized it as Alternative Pop.
  • The Only Exception was the first Paramore single in 2010.
  • The music video version of the song was the first of three music videos to be directed by Brandon Chesbro.
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The Only Exception EP


Songs The Only ExceptionThe Only Exception (Acoustic Version)
Members Hayley WilliamsJosh FarroTaylor YorkJeremy DavisZac Farro
Studio Albums
All We Know is FallingRiot!Brand New Eyes
ParamoreAfter Laughter
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
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
Song ListList of Paramore's SongsFueled By Ramen (Label)