The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage

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"The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage"
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Single by Panic! at the Disco
from the album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2005
Format
RecordedSOMD! Studios (College Park, Maryland), Dang! Studios (Lewisville, Texas), 2004
Genre
Length2:54
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Matt Squire
Panic! at the Disco singles chronology
"The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage"
(2005)
"I Write Sins Not Tragedies"
(2006)

"The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide is Press Coverage" (often shortened to "The Only Difference...") is the debut single and second track from American rock band Panic! at the Disco's debut studio album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (2005). It achieved some commercial success and exposed the band to an audience, subsequently reaching number 77 on the US Billboard Hot 100. No music video was ever made for it.

Like several of Panic! at the Disco's song titles on A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, the title of this track is paraphrased from the novel Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk.

Remix[edit]

The Tommie Sunshine Brooklyn Fire Remix of the song is featured in the film Snakes on a Plane. It is also featured as the B-side to the group's next single "I Write Sins Not Tragedies".

Track listing[edit]

Digital download single
No.TitleLength
1."The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage"2:54
U.S. promotional CD single
No.TitleLength
1."The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage"2:54

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 77
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[4] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[5] 38

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[6] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out review". Sputnik.
  3. ^ "Panic at the Disco Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Panic at the Disco Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Panic at the Disco Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "American single certifications – Panic! At the Disco – The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 20, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.