Daydreaming (Paramore song)

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Single by Paramore
from the album Paramore
Released December 2, 2013
Format Promo CD
Recorded 2012 in Los Angeles, CA
Length 4:31
Label Fueled by Ramen
Writer(s) Hayley Williams, Taylor York
Producer(s) Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Paramore singles chronology
"Still Into You"
"Ain't It Fun"

"Daydreaming" is a song by the American rock band Paramore from their self-titled fourth album, Paramore. The song is the album's third single. The single was released on December 2, 2013 in the UK.[1]


The song received mostly positive reviews from critics. AbsolutePunk regards "Daydreaming" as a song that "channels The Smashing Pumpkins at their prettiest in a cool way."[2] According to Billboard, the song is "...not as whimsical as its subject matter, but solid nonetheless."[3] MTV Buzzworthy describes the song as a throwback to 1990's dream pop, saying "When the chorus hits, it's a thunderclap."[4] Popdust rates the song a 4/5, saying "The song’s sugar-rush bridge, which is capped by a grandiose rush of riffs and guitars, seems not only designed for maximum lighter (or phone)-hoisting, it’s plush enough for Williams’ song-ending assertion that she’s all right to sound like it’s being issued from a safe place ashioned by the crashing music that preceded it."[5] At Renowned for Sound, Jana Angeles regarded it as a "solid track", saying "'s fantastic to see how the band have emerged from being a pop punk band into a band that isn't afraid to challenge themselves by experimenting in other musical genres."[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video was released on November 5, 2013 and premiered on[7][8]

The video shows footage from the band's Wembley Arena show. Outside of the footage, the video shows two girls (one blonde and one brunette) getting ready to fly to London to see Paramore live. Once they arrive to the revenue, they sneak in backstage where the band members are shown. They eventually get to the concert to watch the band perform.[9]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
UK Rock Chart (Official Charts Company)[10] 33


  1. ^ "Watch: Paramore Unveil ‘Daydreaming’ Video | News | DIY". Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  2. ^ "Paramore - Paramore - Album Review". 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Paramore, 'Paramore': Track-By-Track Review". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  4. ^ "Paramore, 'Paramore': Track-By-Track Review". 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  5. ^ Maura Johnston (2012-09-29). "Paramore's "Paramore" Reviewed: "Daydreaming"". Popdust. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  6. ^ Angeles, Jana (2013-12-03). "Single Review: Paramore – ‘Daydreaming’". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  7. ^ "Paramore to release "Daydreaming" music video tomorrow - Alternative Press". 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  8. ^ "Exclusive music video: Paramore - Daydreaming". Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  9. ^ Kory Grow (2013-11-06). "Paramore Release Video for 'Daydreaming' - Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-11-12. 
  10. ^ "2013-12-14 Top 40 Rock & Metal Singles Archive". Official Charts. Retrieved 2013-12-12.