|Single by Paramore|
|from the album Riot!|
|B-side||"Misery Business", "For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic"|
|Released||November 26, 2007 (U.S.)
January 28, 2008 (UK)
2x 7" single (UK only)
|Genre||Pop punk, alternative rock|
|Label||Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic Records|
|Writer(s)||Hayley Williams, Josh Farro|
|Producer||David Bendeth, John Janick|
|Paramore singles chronology|
"Crushcrushcrush" is a song by American rock band Paramore, and is the third single from their second studio album, Riot!. The official music video premiered on TRL on October 16, 2007. The single was released in late 2007 and early 2008. It was made available in the United Kingdom for download from November 5 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, in the episode "Stakeout".
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 video was directed by Shane Drake.
In this video, Hayley Williams has long orange/red hair with long blonde hair extensions.
The music video is played throughout a television advertisement for the iPod Touch.
Jeremy Davis stated in an interview with Kerrang, that they didn't fully get to finish the video, and some shots were just repeated, because of a large sandstorm which set in a few hours into recording the video.
The single is available in 3 formats. In addition to "Crushcrushcrush", certain vinyl releases feature live versions of "Misery Business" and "For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic" from Paramore's album, Riot!
|1.||"Crushcrushcrush" (album version)|
|2.||"Misery Business" (live)|
|2.||"For a Pessimist, I'm Pretty Optimistic" (live)|
|Brazil (Brazil Hot 100 Singles)||68|
|Finland (Finland's Official List)||4|
|New Zealand (RIANZ)||32|
|UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)||61|
|US Billboard Hot 100||54|
|US Alternative Songs (Billboard)||4|
|US Pop 100 (Billboard)||43|
- "UK Release Date". 2007-11-26. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
- Paramore RIAA certifications
- "RockBand.com". 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2008-03-26.[dead link]
- "Best Rock Video Nominees". MTV.com. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
- "Chart Data: Paramore". Mariah-charts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-11.