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[[caption-width-right:350:Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith]]

A band created in 2004 by childhood friends Ryan Ross (guitarist/main songwriter), Spencer Smith (drummer), and Brent Wilson (bassist), and later, joined by Brendon Urie (lead singer) and Jon Walker (who replaced Brent in 2006). They were discovered by Music/FallOutBoy's bassist Pete Wentz and signed to his vanity label, Decaydance.

Their name comes from a line in the song "Panic" by Name Taken, but due to the relative obscurity of this reference, the band usually cite "Panic" by Music/TheSmiths, which contains the line "Burn down the disco" in its chorus and is more well known.

They are known for their [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes quirky]] [[RummageSaleReject fashion]] sense, rampant [[FauxYay stage gay antics]], and [[LongTitle longer than life song titles]]. Popular songs include "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", "The Ballad Of Mona Lisa", "This Is Gospel", "But It's Better If You Do", and "Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off".

As of July 2009, Ryan Ross and Jon Walker are no longer members and have formed their own band, The Young Veins.

As of 2011, the band has two replacement members, Dallon Weekes (bassist, formerly from Music/TheBrobecks) and Ian Crawford (guitarist, formerly from Music/TheCab). In 2012, Dallon Weekes officially joined the band and as of 2015, Brendon is now the [[http://www.panicatthedisco.com/post/115300986804/a-message-from-spencer only]] member of the band. At the same time, Dallon stopped contributing in the studio, but he's still a touring member.

They're often grouped as part of the "Fueled By Five" (five bands from their label, Fueled By Ramen), which also includes Music/FallOutBoy, Music/TheAcademyIs, Music/GymClassHeroes, and Music/CobraStarship.

!!'''Discography:'''
'''Studio albums to date:'''
* ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out'' (2005)
* ''Pretty. Odd.'' (2008)
* ''Vices & Virtues'' (2011)
* ''Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!'' (2013)
* ''Death of a Bachelor'' (2016)

'''Live albums:'''
* ''Itunes Live Session EP Exclusive ''(2006)
* ''...Live in Chicago'' (2008)
* ''Itunes Live'' (2011)

'''Compilation albums:'''
* ''Introducing... Panic at the Disco'' (2008)
* ''Panic! at the Disco Video Catalog'' (2011)

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!!!Tropes applying to the boys

* {{Adorkable}}: Every person who has been a member of the band has displayed this.
* AerithAndBob: Current and former members of the band have been named Brendon, Ryan, Spencer, Brent and '''Dallon''' (which actually fits the 'Mormon people give their children odd names' stereotype)
* {{Bishonen}}: Brendon and Ryan.
* BiTheWay / ExperimentedInCollege: [[http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=63018 Brendon admitted in an interview to been attracted to guys before and having 'experimented' with guys.]] However he considers himself 'straight' and is married to a woman.
* ButtMonkey: Brent Wilson is this among many fans, who are fond of telling jokes about him working at a [=McDonald's=] now that he's not with the band and/or various sarcastic comments saying they love him and are big fans.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: [[http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo265/Blossom_Morphine/brendonstandupstraight.jpg Brendon]], [[http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc41/xxindigobubblesxx/hesheorly.jpg Ryan]], and [[http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc41/xxindigobubblesxx/2zftpcl.jpg Spencer]] were prime candidates for this trope especially during ''A Fever you Can't Sweat Out'', though this is no longer the case.
* FanNickName: Brendon: Bden, Brenny Bear, and Beebo. Ryan: Ryro and (by his detractors) Ry''ho''. Jon Walker: Jwalk. Ian Crawford: Een.
* FauxYay: The tradition began with Ryan and Brendon and has continued with Brendon and Dallon. Features anything from intentional [[AlmostKiss Almost Kisses]] to simulated blow jobs. Makes up one-third of their act, to the [[YaoiFangirl delight of fans.]]
* {{Four Temperament Ensemble}}. One of the lineups, at least.
** Brendon - Sanguine
** Ryan - Melancholic
** Jon - Phlegmatic
** Spencer - Choleric
* FunctionalAddict: Spencer himself admitted to believing he was this in a blog post, where he talked about his drug addiction and getting clean.
* {{Guyliner}}: But of course!
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ryan and Spencer used to be, arguably.
* IAmTheBand: As of 2015, Brendon Urie is the only official member of Panic! At The Disco.
* {{Keet}}: Brendon might well be the poster boy for this trope.
* MrFanservice: Brendon is a major one, as it isn't at all at common for him to [[WalkingShirtlessScene take his shirt off onstage]], he's almost always involved in any [[FauxYay stage gay]] and it's made abundantly clear by the video for [=Girls/Girls/Boys=], where he spends the ''entire'' video naked. A couple of the other members can also be this to an extent.
* OddCouple: Prior to Weekes' departure, the two front men of the band were the young (27 at the time), openly atheist, extremely outgoing, LoveableSexManiac Brendon Urie and the older (33), quieter, {{Adorkable}} [[TokenReligiousTeammate practicing Mormon]] Dallon Weekes who has been HappilyMarried since 2006 and has two children.
* OneOfUs: Brendon is a fan of video games and other such nerdy pursuits.
* [[PromotedFanBoy Promoted Fanboys]]:
** The guys were huge fans of Music/FallOutBoy, and followed Pete's livejournal before sending him a sample of their music and ultimately getting signed to his label. Brendon has also been featured on Fall Out Boy songs multiple times.
** They also started out as a Music/{{Blink182}} cover band.
* RedOniBlueOni: Brendon (red) and Dallon (blue)
* RevolvingDoorBand: No two albums have had the same lineup.
** Fever was recorded by Spencer, Ryan and Brendon. [[note]]Brent is credited with bass, but his parts were recorded by Brendon. Spencer alleges this is because he wasn't a consistently good enough musician.[[/note]]
** Pretty. Odd. added Jon Walker. [[note]]Brendon and Jon switched frequently between bass and rhythm guitar both live and in the studio.[[/note]]
** Vices was Brendon and Spencer, with a few session musicians for trumpets, and choir vocals
** Too Weird was Brendon, Spencer and Dallon
** Bachelor appears to only be Brendon [[note]]Dallon has been relegated to a touring member, and Spencer quit after 2 years of inactivity[[/note]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Panic! At the Disco vs. Panic at the Disco.[[note]]The band omitted the exclamation point during ''Pretty. Odd.'' but it's since returned and it's use is considered the proper way to write the band title.[[/note]]
** It's spelled '''Brendon''', not '''Brandon'''
* TheTeetotaler: Ryan and Spencer, when the band started. Reason C (Ryan's dad). Kind of HarsherInHindsight in Spencer's case, as of 2013 he went public about his substance abuse problems.
* TheQuietOne[=/=]TheStoic: Dallon onstage.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: Dallon is a practicing Mormon, which is a bit of a contrast to atheist Brendon.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Brendon taking off his shirt at one point is almost happens [[OnceAnEpisode once a concert,]] he's also shirtless in MANY of his Vines. He even posted a [[https://vine.co/v/huH6gnJKDqn vine]] where he sings about not liking to wear shirts (warning: video contains NSFW language).

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!!Tropes relating to the music and videos

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: Listen to "Build God Then We'll Talk", particularly Brendon's pronunciation of "caricature".
* AlbumTitleDrop: "Things are shaping up to be '''pretty odd.'''" (Notable as this is the only time the band has done this.)
** ...Until Death of a Bachelor, when there is a track of the same name, including the phrase nine times.
* AllThereInTheManual: The lyrics that come with ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out'' expand on some of the songs, due to containing the [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original]] lyrics for the songs instead of the versions that ended up being used.
--> They ended up... well, making love isn't exactly what I'm looking for. But. You. Get. The. Picture.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: After an entire album consisting of dance-pop/club/rock, "The End Of All Things" is a heartwarming piano-driven ballad about being in love.
* BalladOfX: "The Ballad of Mona Lisa"
* BiTheWay: This is what "Girls/Girls/Boys" is about.
* BerserkButton: "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies" is about a groom going off on someone insulting his bride.
* BodyHorror: "Emperor's New Clothes" has Brendon sprouting...[[HornedHumanoid a few]] [[WingedHumanoid appendages]].
* BookEnds: ''Vices & Virtues''. Both the opening song "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" and the ending song "Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met...)" feature the line "''Mona Lisa, pleased to please ya''."
** "Camisado" starts and ends with a minimalist piano accompaniment and the lyrics "''The I.V. and your hospital bed / This was no accident / This was a therapeutic chain of events.''"
* BreakUpSong: "Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" - ''Then think of what you did/ And how I hope to God he was worth it''
* ChewingTheScenery: After the video for "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" Brendon will be puking up scenery for weeks.
** Brendon's multitasking in "Emperor's New Clothes": chewing the scenery [[spoiler: whilst morphing into a demon before entering what seems to be Hell]].
* ClusterFBomb: "Nicotine" features the word 'fuck' at least four times along with the repeated usages of the word 'damn', which is a bit jarring compared to a majority of their other songs.
* ConceptVideo: Nearly all of them. Notable examples are the videos for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBtH2YlNiNc But It's Better If You Do]]" where the boys are musicians in an illegal strip club, and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc6vs-l5dkc I Write Sins Not Tragedies]]", featuring a circus wedding filled with clowns in lingerie!
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOgpdp3lP8M The Ballad of Mona Lisa]]" is a steampunk funeral scene.
** "[[http://youtu.be/LUc_jXBD9DU Miss Jackson]]" is a [[MindScrew rather surreal and confusing narrative that no one is exactly sure what is is really about]]
** "Nicotine" is about a man bringing flowers to a woman who he is very much in love with [[spoiler: who is revealed to be DeadAllAlong]]
** With the release of "Emperor's New Clothes", some fans have theorized that "This Is Gospel" is about [[spoiler: Brendon rejecting religion--specifically, the Mormon religion he grew up with--and "Emperor's New Clothes" is about Brendon being denied access to Heaven and morphs into a demon before happily entering what appears to be Hell]].
* ConceptAlbum: Their first album is about various references and rebellion, their second is very Beatles themed and their fourth is about drugs, sex, and UsefulNotes/LasVegas.
* CoverDrop: For Death of A Bachelor on "Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time."
-->''How did we end up in my neighbor's pool''\\
''Upside down and with a perfect view''
* CreatorProvincialism: The fourth album has Brendon taking inspiration from his hometown of UsefulNotes/LasVegas for the songs.
* CreepyMonotone: The verses of "Lying is The Most Fun..."
* ContinuityNod: The opening of "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" music video has multiple nods towards the video for "I Write Sins Not Tragedies". This includes the view of church pews, the focus on Brendon's hat, and of course "closing the goddamn door".
** The clocks in "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" and "Ready To Go (Get Me out Of My Mind)" are all set to nine o'clock, referencing "Nine in the Afternoon".
** Near the end of the music video for "That Green Gentleman", a group of old men appear dressed up like the band did for ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out''.
** "Emperor's New Clothes" takes place right after "This Is Gospel".
* DarkWorld: "Emperor's New Clothes" takes place here [[spoiler: after Brendon gets denied access to Heaven and descends into a dark wasteland, where he turns into a demon and enters Hell]].
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Used at the end of the music video for "Nicotine".]]
* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The black and white variation is used in the music video for the songs "Northern Downpour" and "Nicotine".
** The video for "Death of a Bachelor" also does this.
* DownerEnding: The "This Is Gospel" video ends with [[spoiler:Brendon flatlining]].
* Music/{{Emo}}: Panic! at the Disco moved away from their emo-pop roots with albums like ''Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!'' moving to a more SynthPop style.
* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: In-universe in one of the bonus tracks "All the Boys". Not only does the speaker in addition to "all the boys" "love [the girl] madly," but so do "all the girls".
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: On ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out'', "But It's Better If You Do" transitions seamlessly into "I Write Sins Not Tragedies".
* FemaleGaze: Most of the music video for "Girls/Girls/Boys" probably qualifies.
** In a very odd sense, "Emperor's New Clothes" [[HotAsHell could qualify as this]].
* FingerOnLips: For the video to "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", Brendon would cover his mouth for the words "whore" and "goddamn".
* GenreShift: Each album has had a pretty significant change from the last
** ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out'' - Emo, SynthPunk and BaroquePop.
** ''Pretty. Odd.'' - [[TheBeatles Beatlesque]] rock
** ''Vices & Virtues'' - Punk-ish pop
** ''Too Weird to Live Too Rare to Die!'' - electronic dance and pop
** ''Death of a Bachelor" Electronic pop rock with jazz and [[Music/Queen Queenesque]] influences.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: This is present in the "director's cut" version of the "Girls/Girls/Boys" video, which features two women in underwear making out.
* HappyEndingOverride: If you count Brendon escaping into the afterlife at the end of "This is Gospel" as a happy ending... too bad. "Emperor's New Clothes" starts with him landing in hell.
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: A few times in their fouth EDM album, most notably in the beginning of "This is Gospel".
* IntercourseWithYou: A common theme in many of their songs (quite possibly AuthorAppeal).
** "Hurricane" most definitely counts.
--> ''I led the revolution in my bedroom, and I set all the zippers free.. / We said "no more war, no more clothes, give me peace," oh kiss me... / We are a hurricane, drop our anchors in a storm...''
** Also, "New Perspective". ''No more need be said, when I'm inching through your bed...''
*** Brendon even lampshaded another line at the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYuW6S690Ow SDCC performance]]:
---->'''Brendon''': ''Can we fast-forward 'till you go down on me?'' [[CaptainObvious That means a blowjob!]]
** One of the bonus tracks for ''Vices & Virtues'', "Kaleidoscope Eyes".
--> "I swear to God, I'd never heard a better sound coming out/Then when you're whimpering my name from your mouth "
-->''I've got an insatiable desire/For your/Insides''
** In "The Calendar":
--> "At night your body is a symphony, and I'm conducting..."
** "Casual Affair"
* InTheStyleOf: "Death of a Bachelor" and "Impossible Year" seem to be in the style of Music/FrankSinatra.
* LongTitle: Offenders include "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage" and "There's a Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven't Thought of It Yet".
* LoveIsADrug: "Nicotine" from ''Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die''. "Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met)" also has elements of this.
* LyricalDissonance: Most of ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out''. "Camisado" is a notable example, being an upbeat dance song about a person who gets regularly hospitalized.
* MaleGaze: The "director's cut" version of "Girls/Girls/Boys" has a rather jarring example of this, which isn't present in the official release.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: "Trip hop-cabaret-dance punk" was how Brendon Urie described AFYCSO when asked.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Pretty. Odd.'', causing the BrokenBase. (Perhaps the best example is the lead single "Nine in the Afternoon", an upbeat track in every sense of the word with no less than nine references to "feeling good"... and this from a band known to be popular with {{Emo Teen}}s.) ''Vices & Virtues'' was more in line with ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out'' however.
** ''Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die'' is roughly 90% dance pop, with techno and dubstep influences, and a complete departure from anything they did before, barring "New Perspective". The closest song to any of their previous sounds is the piano and string ballad "The End Of All Things".
* NonAppearingTitle: All of the songs on ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out'', but seen less and less with each successive album. Brendon has said this is because he had a hard time remembering the titles of the songs.
** "Emperor's New Clothes"
* OfCorpseHesAlive: Friend of the band Shane Valdés did a short called "[[http://www.vimeo.com/6219467 A Weekend at Pete Rose's]]" starring Brendon, Spencer, and Pete Wentz, with this trope as a premise.[[note]]Doubles as the music video for FallOutBoy's "Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet"[[/note]]
* OffWithHisHead: Featured near the end of the "Miss Jackson" music video.
* OneWomanSong: "Sarah Smiles", "Miss Jackson"
* PrecisionFStrike: Added one of these into their cover of Karma Police during their live performance in Denver.
-->''This is what you get when you [[SuddenlyShouting FUCK WITH US]]''
** There's also one in "Crazy=Genius."
--> ''If crazy equals genius/Then I'm a fucking arsonist''
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Why, the name of the band, of course.
* RetroUniverse: ''Pretty. Odd.'' and ''Take a Vacation'' are very [[TheSixties sixties]] inspired.
* RevolvingDoorBand: Notable because they've never had the exact same official line-up for any two albums.
* SanitySlippageSong: "Emperor's New Clothes" is an example. Even without taking the album's overall story into account, the song's music video makes the theme pretty clear.
* {{Satan}}: One of their music videos shows Brendon Urie turning into {{Satan}} (judging from the angelic wings that spawn in the end).
* SiameseTwinSongs: "We're so Starving" and "Nine in the Afternoon," but the latter is usually played by itself in live shows.
* ShoutOut: Many of the songs on ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out'' are named after lines from Creator/ChuckPalahniuk novels. "Time to Dance", in particular, is one big long reference to ''[[{{Literature/InvisibleMonsters}} Invisible Monsters]]''.
** If you haven't read ''[[{{Literature/InvisibleMonsters}} Invisible Monsters]]'', "Time to Dance" seems like a song about teen pregnancy, and some of the lines that reference the book seem to have little meaning in the scheme of the whole song (namely "hiding in estrogen and wearing aubergine dreams").
** "Build God, Then We'll Talk" has a shout out to ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic''.
** "Lying Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off" and "But It's Better If You Do" are references to the movie {{Film/Closer}}- spoken in the same breath, no less.
** "The Only Difference Between Martyrdom and Suicide Is Press Coverage" comes from Palahniuk's ''[[{{Literature/Survivor}} Survivor]]''
** "London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines" has a bridge which references lines from Palahnuik's ''Diary'' ("just for the record, the weather today..." is a reference to a line the main character often says), and the title references the Douglas Coupland Novel ''Shampoo Planet''("Torrid tunage from London beckoned- songs about money written by machines.")
*** This one may be unintentional, but the title also references Music/PinkFloyd three times; the band is English, and they have songs titled "Money" and "Welcome to the Machine".
** "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" also refers to ''Shampoo Planet'' ("I am writing a list of tragic character flaws on my dollar bills with a felt pen. I am thinking of the people in my universe and distilling for each of these people the one flaw in their character that will be their downfall--the flaw that will be their undoing. What I write are not sins; I write tragedies.")
** "Kaleidoscope Eyes" is part of a line from [[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"]] ("Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly/A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.")
** The chorus of "Nearly Witches (Ever Since We Met)" was inspired by Patrick Süskind's ''Literature/{{Perfume}}''.
** Take one look at the chimney sweep part of the video for "Ready To Go". ''Film/MaryPoppins'', anyone?
** "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die" is a quote from Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas.
** Pretty. Odd. features an opening song that breaks the Fourth Wall by [[TheBeatles talking about performing as a band, which then transitions into the next song]].
** The Girls/Girls/Boys music video is entirely an homage to D'Angelo's "Untitled (How Does it Feel)" music video.
** "Emperor's New Clothes", title and lyrics, is self-explanatory.
** "Crazy=Genius" mentions several members of Music/TheBeachBoys
** "Hallelujah" features the perspective tricks of VideoGame/MonumentValley.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Pretty. Odd.'' gets one in ''Take A Vacation!'' by The Young Veins, the band formed by half the band when they split. The album closely resembles the style of ''Pretty. Odd.''.
** Going off that, ''Vices & Virtues'' could be seen as a sequel to ''A Fever You Can't Sweat Out''.
* SteamPunk: The fashion and the items used in "The Ballad of Mona Lisa" are clearly influenced by the genre.
* StepUpToTheMicrophone: Ryan sang the chorus on "Northern Downpour" with Brendon harmonising.
* StudioChatter: Shows up in the ''middle'' of "Miss Jackson".
** Also shows up at the beginning/end of most of the songs on ''Vices & Virtues''.
* SurrealMusicVideo: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCto3PCn8wo Nine in the Afternoon]]" has the guys waking up in color-coded bedrooms and that's around the time things stop to make any sort of sense. (It actually makes ''some'' sense if you know anything about the Beatles.)
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xDf-_8KvGM Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)]]" seems to follow suit.
** The music video for 'Miss Jackson' has elements of this, probably because no one can decide what it's supposed to be about.
** "Emperor's New Clothes" makes sense but it is filmed with jerky movements and certain sound effects that it could be considered jarring and surreal, at the least.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "We're So Starving," where they assure the listener that they are 'still the same band'.
* TakeThat: "London Beckoned Songs About Money Written by Machines" is one aimed towards the then-fledgeling scene community (back when it was an offshoot of emo). This, of course, [[MisaimedFandom was not caught on by the MySpace crowd]].
** "There's A Good Reason These Tables are Numbered..." can be interpreted as a Take That to the subject of the song.
* TheLostLenore: Implied in the music video for "Nicotine".
* WhodunnitToMe: How the video for "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOgpdp3lP8M The Ballad of Mona Lisa]]" plays out. [[spoiler:Mary did it.]]
* TitleDrop: Nonexistent in many of their songs (especially in their first album), but all of the songs on ''Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die'' do this.
** ''Pretty. Odd.'' has "Nine in the Afternoon", "Northern Downpour", "When the Day Met the Night", "The Piano Knows Something I Don't Know", "Behind the Sea", "She Had the World", and "Mad as Rabbits"
* TitleTrack: "Death of a Bachelor." Notable because none of their first four albums have a title track.
* UncommonTime: "Build God, Then We'll Talk" switches between 4/4 and 3/4 with reckless abandon.
* WhatDidIDoLastNight: "Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time."
* YourCheatingHeart: "Lying Is the Most Fun..." and "Build God, Then We'll Talk" have heavy references to cheating.
** Also implied in "I Write Sins Not Tragedies", and outright shown in the video.
** As stated by the band itself, the lyrics that come with "Hallelujah" refer to infidelity.

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''Reinvent Love!''