Pressure (Paramore song)

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Single by Paramore
from the album All We Know Is Falling
Released July 31, 2005
April 22, 2006 (UK)
Recorded 2004–2005
Length 3:05
Label Fueled by Ramen
Writer(s) Hayley Williams (lyrics)
Hayley Williams, Josh Farro (music)
Producer(s) James Wisner
Paramore singles chronology

"Pressure" is a song by the American rock band Paramore, released on July 31, 2005 as their debut single from their debut studio album, All We Know Is Falling. It failed to chart the Billboard Hot 100, however, it peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart.[1] It was released on April 22, 2006 in the United Kingdom.

Music video[edit]

A music video directed by Shane Drake was released for the track in 2005. The video opens with the band playing in an abandoned warehouse. It cuts to an arrival of a man ready for work at a fast food restaurant, but he was late. A girl wants to eat a piece of chocolate and choose her own outfit, but her manager refuses to let her, all in which refers to constant pressure put on them by their 'bosses', hence, the name of the song being 'Pressure'. The man wants to do the work, but then quits his job after getting fed up with the constant pressure and moaning from his work manager, and goes to see his girlfriend. He arrives, but she was busy preparing for a photo shoot. To win his girlfriend back, he activates the pressure gauges and sets off the sprinklers under the playing band. Zac Farro, Jeremy Davis, Josh Farro, Jason Bynum, and Hayley Williams then get all wet in the water. The video closes with the couple escaping and the band staying in the water.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Pressure"   3:05

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
US Digital Songs (Billboard)[1] 62

In popular culture[edit]


Video games[edit]

  • The song was featured as a track on the console version of The Sims 2 if you interact with a radio or stereo.[3] As per usual for the series, the song was re-recorded with the lyrics in Simlish.
  • A playable version of the song has been available as downloadable content for Rock Band 3, since December 27, 2011.[4]


  • This song was later re-released on the iTunes Deluxe Edition of Riot! as a bonus track.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Paramore Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Digital Songs for Paramore. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Pundik Jordan (Vocals); Gilbert, Chad (Guitar); Klein, Steve (Guitar); Grushka, Ian (Bass); Bolooki, Cyrus (Drums) (February 22, 2008). New Found Glory Paris 21.02.08 Pressure ( cover Paramore ). Youtube (Music video) (Paris, France: Youtube). Retrieved June 14, 2011. 
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  4. ^ "Paramore". Retrieved December 23, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Riot! (Deluxe Version)". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved June 14, 2011. 

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