This Is Gospel

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"This Is Gospel"
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Single by Panic! at the Disco
from the album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!
Released August 12, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded November 2012 – March 2013
Genre Power pop,[1][2] emo[3]
Length 3:07
Label Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen
Writer(s) Brendon Urie, Dallon Weekes, Jake Sinclair
Producer(s) Butch Walker
Panic! at the Disco singles chronology
"Miss Jackson"
(2013)
"This Is Gospel"
(2013)
"Girls / Girls / Boys"
(2013)

"This Is Gospel" is a song by American rock band Panic! at the Disco. It was released as the second single from their fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, on August 12, 2013. A music video for the song, directed by Daniel "Cloud" Campos, was also released on the same day. It peaked at number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "This Is Gospel" was released on August 12, 2013, coinciding with the song's single release, through Fueled by Ramen's YouTube channel.[5] It was directed by Daniel "Cloud" Campos.[6] As of November 2016 the video has over 85 million views on YouTube. The video features Urie being tied down and inspected by surgeons on a medical table and being trapped in a box which is being filled with water, before breaking free and running into white light. The music video for the band's song "Emperor's New Clothes" is said to be a continuation of this video.

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013–14) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 179
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 86
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[9] 12
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[10] 45
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[11] 25

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[12] 87

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States August 12, 2013 Digital download[14] Decaydance Records, Fueled by Ramen
February 4, 2014 Alternative radio[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! Review". October 9, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ "LISTEN: PANIC! AT THE DISCO - THIS IS GOSPEL [ALBUM PREVIEW]". August 14, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Panic! At the Disco's 'This Is Gospel' review: Unstoppable". September 2, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Panic! At The Disco premiere 'This Is Gospel' video – watch". NME. London. August 12, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Panic! At The Disco: This Is Gospel (Beyond The Video)". YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  7. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 5.10.2013 (wk39)". zobbel.de. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Panic at the Disco – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Panic at the Disco. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  9. ^ "Panic at the Disco – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Panic at the Disco. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  10. ^ "Panic at the Disco – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Panic at the Disco. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  11. ^ "Panic at the Disco – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Panic at the Disco. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  12. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  13. ^ "American single certifications – Panic! At the Disco – This Is Gospel". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  14. ^ "Panic! At The Disco: This Is Gospel". Google Play. Google. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Alternative E-Weekly". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on June 3, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014.