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Paramore Retire ‘Misery Business’

by Paul Cashmere on September 10, 2018

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Paramore have announced they will no longer perform their breakthrough hit ‘Misery Business’ because of its controversial lyric (well, at least for “a long time”).

‘Misery Business’ gave Paramore their first hit. The song reached no 26 in the USA and 17 in the UK. The song featured on the second Paramore album ‘Riot!’.

Hayley Williams said she wrote the song when she was 17 about a male friend who was being manipulated by a girl.

The lyric that Williams’ feels is no longer politically correct to perform is “Once a whore you’re nothing more/I’m sorry that’ll never change”.

“Tonight we are playing the song for the last time for a very long time,” she told her audience. “This a choice that we made because we feel that we should. Its time to move away from it.”

‘Misery Business’ is Paramore’s most performed song. The band has performed the song 631 times.

The second most played Paramore song is ‘That’s What You Get’ (603 times), then ‘Pressure’ (512 times), ‘Ignorance’ (449 times) and ‘Decode’ (411 times).

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