Careful (Paramore song)

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Paramore - Careful (Official Single Cover).jpg
Single by Paramore
from the album Brand New Eyes
Released June 8, 2010
Recorded 2009
Length 3:50
Label Fueled by Ramen
Producer(s) Rob Cavallo
Paramore singles chronology
"The Only Exception"
"Playing God"
"The Only Exception"
"Playing God"

"Careful" is a song by American rock band Paramore, and is the fourth single from their third studio album, Brand New Eyes. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 the week Brand New Eyes was released before it was announced as a single. It charted due to digital downloads. The song impacted radio on June 8, 2010.[1]


Ed Masley at The Arizona Republic ranked it as the 13th best Paramore song, stating "Its No. 78 performance on the Hot 100 isn't for a lack of accessible pop hooks."[2]

Music video[edit]

It was announced on the official Paramore fanclub that a video containing live footage of the song would be released on June 8, 2010. The video was shot and edited by Brandon Chesbro, who also directed the video for the band's previous single "The Only Exception".[3] The video was released via Fueled by Ramen's YouTube account. It contains performances of the song in many concerts throughout 2009 and includes clips from their Brisbane Soundwave Tour and also at their one-off performance at Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia. The clip also contains footage from their 2010 Spring Tour as well as their 2009 Fall Tour. It also shows clips of the band off stage. The music video is also the third of Paramore's videos to be a compilation of performances from various concerts, the first two being "All We Know" from All We Know Is Falling and "Hallelujah" from Riot!.[4]


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009–10) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[5] 89
Portugal (AFP)[6] 44
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 108
UK Rock Singles (Official Charts Company) 3
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 78
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[9] 37


  1. ^ " Alternative eWeekly". AllAccess. June 1, 2010. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Playlist: 15 best Paramore songs, 'Twilight' to now". August 7, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Twitter / Brandon Chesbro: Careful is a live video". Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  4. ^ “”. "Paramore: Careful [OFFICIAL VIDEO]". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Report Issue 1070 – August 30, 2010". ARIA Charts. Retrieved November 17, 2010.
  6. ^ "Paramore - Careful - Music Charts". Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Chart Log UK – Chart Coverage and Record Sales 2009 and Special Single-File Version". Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  8. ^ "Chart History: The Only Exception - Paramore". Retrieved 2012-11-30. 
  9. ^ "Paramore Music News & Info". Retrieved 2010-12-09. 

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