Here's Why Paramore Won't Perform "Misery Business" Anymore

    RIP to one of the greatest emo songs in existence.

    If you're a fan of Paramore, then you've most likely heard of their song "Misery Business".

    It was the breakout single from the band's second album Riot!, and still remains one of their biggest and most well-known songs to date.

    But while performing at a concert in Nashville, Hayley Williams, the lead singer of Paramore, announced that the band would no longer be performing the song.

    At the Paramore concert in Nashville and they just announced that they won’t be performing Misery Business again for a long time after this show. Omg.

    "Tonight we're playing this song for the last time for a really long time. This is a choice that we've made because we feel that we should, we feel like it's time to move away from it for a little while."

    This is most likely linked to "Misery Business" becoming a source of controversy in recent years, with many fans labelling the lyrics as anti-feminist.

    Hayley has previously addressed the backlash in a Tumblr post, where she explained her changing feelings about the song's lyrics.

    And in a recent interview with Track 7 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Riot!, she went into further detail about the problematic nature of the song.

    As you can imagine, fans were shocked over the news.

    paramore just announced on stage that tonight is the last night they’d ever play misery business and I am in cardiac arrest.

    My day has been ruined knowing that the bop that is misery business is being retired

    Misery Business is like the heart of their shows, where everyone sings along and bring someone on stage. So what the fuck do you mean Paramore isn’t playing it anymore?!! 😭😭😭

    But a large majority supported the band's decision to recognise and grow from their past mistakes.

    I’m probably the only one not sad about miz biz. Over the past few years it has become a competition of who gets to go up on stage and who’s ”worthy”. I’m tired of all the signs of ”miz biz?” and kids being disappointed when they aren’t picked. The show should be fun.

    also, MizBiz will be missed too but i fully support pmore’s desicion. imagine playing a song at every show that you no longer relate to or feel kinda uncomfortable to play :/

    I just fully realized I’ll never see Misery Business live and I’m highkey sad but I support Paramore’s decision bc it’s their song & I still love them & their music w my whole heart & I would still literally die of happiness if I ever got to see them live

    While "Misery Business" will be missed, shoutout to Paramore for having the confidence to do this. 👏🏽