Miss Jackson

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This article is about the song by Panic! at the Disco. For the song by OutKast, see Ms. Jackson.
"Miss Jackson"
Single by Panic! at the Disco featuring Lolo
from the album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!
Released July 15, 2013
Format Digital single
Recorded November 2012 – March 2013
Genre Power pop
Length 3:12
Label Fueled by Ramen
Writer(s) Brendon Urie
Producer(s) Butch Walker
Panic! at the Disco singles chronology
"Let's Kill Tonight"
"Miss Jackson"
"This Is Gospel"

"Miss Jackson" is a song by the American rock band Panic! at the Disco, released on July 15, 2013, as the first single for the band's fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013).[1][2] Lolo contributed guest vocals. A music video directed by Jordan Bahat accompanied the song's announcement as well as the album's title and release date, and headlining tour dates. It was the band's first release since 2011. The Butch Walker-produced track has been described as "darkly anthemic".[1] It reached the top 10 on iTunes on its release and sold 56,000 digital downloads in its first week to debut at No. 68 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 27 on Digital Songs.[3] In January 2015, it was certified Gold by the RIAA.[4]

Writing and composition[edit]

"Miss Jackson" is titled after Janet Jackson and refers to her hit "Nasty" in the line "Miss Jackson, Are you nasty?" during its chorus. "Nasty" is notorious for the line "My first name ain't baby, it's Janet - Miss Jackson if you're nasty", which became widely used in pop culture in various forms and is an iconic catchphrase.[citation needed] The song is one of Janet's signature hits and was released as the second single from her breakthrough album Control.

In an interview with MTV, the lead singer Brendon Urie (who wrote the song), says the lyrics were based on personal experiences:

"'Miss Jackson' is about something that actually happened to me when I was younger. I hadn't really talked about it, and I felt that if I didn't, I would keep thinking about it, it would drive me crazy. When I was younger, I would mess around; I'd sleep with one girl one night, sleep with her friend the next night, and not care about how they felt, or how I made them feel. And then it happened to me and I realized 'Wow, that's what that feels like?'"[5]


Regarding the band's decision to release "Miss Jackson" as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, vocalist and guitarist Brendon Urie stated, "Every song on the album is pretty different from one another, but there are a lot of the sounds of the other songs are kind of mixed together in ["Miss Jackson"]. There are songs that range from something personal to something fictitious to a song about where I grew up in Vegas. This really sums up the vibe of the record, of this party record that we’re excited about."[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Miss Jackson" was directed by Jordan Bahat and released on Fueled by Ramen's YouTube channel, featuring the American actress Katrina Bowden, who is known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.[7] The hotel scene was filmed in Barstow, California.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]


Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[14] Gold


  1. ^ a b Panic! At The Disco Announce Fourth Studio Album Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Panic! At The Disco Returns with New Album, 'Miss Jackson' Single Billboard. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  3. ^ Chart Moves: Finatticz Fly; Danielle Bradbery Bows; Panic! At The Disco Lead Host Of Rock Debuts Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  4. ^ SEARCHABLE DATABASE - "Miss Jackson" RIAA. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  5. ^ Montgomery, James. "Exclusive: Panic! At The Disco Talk Dark, Decadent Too Rare To Die!", MTV, July 16, 2013. Accessed August 26, 2013.
  6. ^ Lucy, Evan. "What Happened In Vegas: Panic! At The Disco talk Fall Out Boy, past members and their "party" album". altpress.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ Panic! At The Disco: Miss Jackson (Beyond The Video) YouTube. Retrieved October 1, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d "Panic! At the Disco – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Panic! At the Disco: Artist Chart History" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "Rock Airplay". Billboard. November 30, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Panic! At The Disco – Miss Jackson". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH