May Death Never Stop You

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May Death Never Stop You
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Greatest hits album by
ReleasedMarch 25, 2014
Recorded2001–13
Genre
Length70:00
LabelReprise
My Chemical Romance chronology
Conventional Weapons
(2013)
May Death Never Stop You
(2014)
The Black Parade/Living with Ghosts
(2016)
Singles from May Death Never Stop You
  1. "Fake Your Death"
    Released: February 17, 2014[1]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Drowned in Sound7/10[5]
PopMatters7/10 stars[4]

May Death Never Stop You (or May Death Never Stop You: The Greatest Hits 2001–2013) is the first greatest hits compilation album by My Chemical Romance, spanning the band's entire career up to that point. It is the only album to feature James Dewees as an official member of the band, playing on the album's lead single, "Fake Your Death."

Background[edit]

On March 22, 2013, the band announced their break-up on their official website,[6][7] issuing this statement:

Gerard Way posted an extended tweet on his Twitter account two days after the website announcement, where he confirmed the disbanding of the group but denied that altercations between band members was the reason for the split.[8]

On March 25, 2014, the band released May Death Never Stop You: The Greatest Hits 2001–2013, a greatest hits album containing material spanning their entire career, as well as some previously unreleased material.[9]

Release[edit]

May Death Never Stop You was released on March 25, 2014. Pre-orders became available through My Chemical Romance's official website on January 21, 2014.[11] The unreleased track "Fake Your Death" was premiered on BBC Radio 1 on February 17, 2014 and was then available digitally via iTunes straight after.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Fake Your Death"James Dewees, Frank Iero, Ray Toro, Gerard Way, Mikey WayPreviously unreleased3:21
2."Honey, This Mirror Isn't Big Enough for the Two of Us"Iero, Matt Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. WayI Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love3:53
3."Vampires Will Never Hurt You"Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. WayI Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love5:26
4."Helena"Iero, Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. WayThree Cheers for Sweet Revenge3:26
5."You Know What They Do to Guys Like Us in Prison"Iero, Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. WayThree Cheers for Sweet Revenge2:55
6."I'm Not Okay (I Promise)"Iero, Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. WayThree Cheers for Sweet Revenge3:08
7."The Ghost of You" (extended outro edit)Iero, Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. WayThree Cheers for Sweet Revenge3:57
8."Welcome to the Black Parade"Bob Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. WayThe Black Parade5:14
9."Cancer"Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. WayThe Black Parade2:25
10."Mama"Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. WayThe Black Parade4:39
11."Teenagers"Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. WayThe Black Parade2:42
12."Famous Last Words"Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. WayThe Black Parade5:00
13."Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" (single version)Bryar, Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. WayDanger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys3:26
14."Sing"Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. WayDanger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys4:31
15."Planetary (Go!)"Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. WayDanger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys4:07
16."The Kids from Yesterday"Iero, Toro, G. Way, M. WayDanger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys5:26
17."Skylines and Turnstiles" (demo version)Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. WayPreviously unreleased3:30
18."Knives/Sorrow" (demo version of "Our Lady of Sorrows")Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. WayPreviously unreleased2:14
19."Cubicles" (demo version)Pelissier, Toro, G. Way, M. WayPreviously unreleased4:00
Behind-the-scenes footage DVD
No.TitleLength
1."I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" (version 1)1:48
2."I'm Not Okay (I Promise)" (version 2)7:43
3."Helena"23:06
4."The Ghost of You"4:26
5."Welcome to the Black Parade"24:20
6."Famous Last Words"11:30
7."I Don't Love You"14:54
8."Teenagers"6:07
9."Blood" (previously unreleased)1:30
10."Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)" / "Art Is The Weapon" (previously unreleased intro)9:34
11."Sing"4:37
12."Planetary (Go!)"16:55

Source:[12]

Personnel[edit]

Band members

Additional musicians

Production

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 147
Czech Albums (Czech Albums Chart)[15] 25
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[16] 66
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[17] 2
Irish Albums (IRMA)[18] 13
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 67
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[20] 37
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[21] 22
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[22] 37
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 17
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[24] 61
UK Albums (OCC)[25] 15
US Billboard 200[26] 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[27] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "May Death Never Stop You – My Chemical Romance". AllMusic.
  2. ^ "Reviews for May Death Never Stop You by My Chemical Romance". Metacritic. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "May Death Never Stop You – My Chemical Romance". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  4. ^ Sawdey, Evan. "Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool". PopMatters. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  5. ^ Carla Washbourne. "Review: My Chemical Romance". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  6. ^ "MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE - My Chemical Romance". MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Official Website. Archived from the original on 2013-03-25.
  7. ^ "Alter The Press!: My Chemical Romance Announce Their Break Up". alterthepress.com.
  8. ^ Kerrang! MCR Split: Gerard Way Confirms Break Up Archived 2013-03-28 at the Wayback Machine. Kerrang.com. Retrieved on August 25, 2013.
  9. ^ "Kerrang! My Chemical Romance announce details on greatest hits, May Death Never Stop You". Kerrang.com. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  10. ^ "May Death Never Stop You". My Chemical Romance. Retrieved February 17, 2014.
  11. ^ "My Chemical Romance reveal 'May Death Never Stop You' tracklisting, comment on their final song". Alternative Press.
  12. ^ "iTunes - Music - May Death Never Stop You (Deluxe Version) by My Chemical Romance". Itunes.apple.com. March 21, 2014. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  13. ^ "Australiancharts.com – My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You - The Greatest Hits 2001-2013". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You - The Greatest Hits 2001-2013" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  15. ^ "TOP50 Prodejní" (in Czech). IFPI Czech Republic. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  17. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2014. 13. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  18. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 13, 2014". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  19. ^ "Italiancharts.com – My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You - The Greatest Hits 2001-2013". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  20. ^ "Chart Track". Oricon. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  21. ^ "Charts.nz – My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You - The Greatest Hits 2001-2013". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  22. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  24. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You - The Greatest Hits 2001-2013". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  25. ^ "My Chemical Romance | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  26. ^ "My Chemical Romance Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  27. ^ "British album certifications – My Chemical Romance – May Death Never Stop You". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved March 23, 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type May Death Never Stop You in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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