->''"The truth never set me free''
->''so I did it myself!!"''
[[caption-width-right:350:They're in the business of misery.]]

Paramore are a PopPunk / Pop Rock band currently made up of vocalist Hayley Williams (born December 27, 1988), guitarist Taylor York (born December 17, 1989), and drummer Zac Farro (born June 4, 1990). (Guitarist Josh Farro and his brother Zac left the band on December 18, 2010, only for Zac to return in 2017; bassist Jeremy Davis left on December 14, 2015). Formed in 2002 in Franklin, Tennessee, Paramore first hit the scene with their debut album ''All We Know Is Falling'' in 2005; they have since released two further albums in 2007 (''Riot!'') and 2009 (''[[AllLowercaseLetters brand new eyes]]''); after the Farro brothers left, their [[SelfTitledAlbum Self Titled Fourth Album]] was released on April 9, 2013 to extremely favorable reviews.

Save for the addition of York, Paramore's main lineup remained mostly unchanged through the release of their first three albums; however, Davis left for five months just after the band was signed and his departure formed the basis for much of the first album including the cover artwork and the album-naming ''All We Know''. Over the course of the next year, three singles were released from the first album - "Pressure", "Emergency" and the aforementioned "All We Know" - but none charted at the time of release. However, a constant stream of touring, including the renowned Warped Tour, brought the band a devoted fanbase and by the time ''Riot!'' was released in 2007 the media and people as a whole were beginning to recognize Paramore as a definite band to watch.

This new awareness was reflected in the success of the band's sophomore offering; although the album didn't exactly set the charts ablaze, it did enjoy some chart success largely off the back of leading single "Misery Business" (which also went platinum), and later went platinum in the US and gold across the globe. "Hallelujah", "crushcrushcrush" and "That's What You Get", while not quite hitting the same success, cemented the band's reputation.

In 2008, Paramore contributed two songs to the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' soundtrack: "I Caught Myself" and lead single "Decode". In early 2009 they along with the now official member York began writing and recording their third album, ''brand new eyes'', which was released at the end of September on the back of lead single "Ignorance". This album also gave birth to the singles "The Only Exception" (possibly their biggest hit to date,) "Monster," "Brick By Boring Brick," "Careful," and "Playing God." Josh and Zac Farro quit the band in December 2010, and the future of the group was in doubt until Williams announced that she, York (now playing all the guitar and drumming in the studio) and Davis would just continue as a trio with touring members.

Their fourth album, ''Paramore'', was released on April 9, 2013. The album appears set to become the band's breakthrough, garnering rave reviews and becoming their first to chart at #1 on the Billboard 200. Not to mentioning spawning perhaps their biggest hit yet with "Still Into You." "Ain't It Fun" also performed well on the charts, and two other singles, "Now," and "Anklebiters," have been released.

The band underwent further internal turmoil in 2015 that culminated in Davis' second departure. In 2016, Paramore returned to the studio to develop new material with their original drummer Zac Farro; in 2017 he returned to the main line-up as their full-time drummer in time for the release of their fifth album, ''After Laughter''.

* ''All We Know Is Falling'' (2005)
* ''The Summer Tic EP'' (2006)
* ''[[ExcitedShowTitle Riot!]]'' (2007)
* ''The Final Riot!'' (2008)
* ''Brand New Eyes'' (2009)
* ''Singles Club EP'' (2011)
* ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Paramore]]'' (2013)
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum After Laughter]]'' (2017)

!!Relevant tropes:

* {{Adorkable}}: Hayley. Watch any interview or video where she is happy or upbeat for proof, or read her Twitter posts. Due to her size and energy, it may also cross into {{Moe}} territory. The whole band is pretty adorkable frolicking around in the video for "Still Into You." And even more so in the video for "Ain't It Fun".
* AlphaBitch: The girl in the music video for 'Misery Business'.
* AnachronicOrder: "crushcrushcrush", to an extreme (the song has a narrative, but it's completely shattered)
* AscendedExtra: Taylor York. Josh and Zac were previously in a band with him before they met Hayley, so they wanted him in the first place for the foundation of Paramore, but Hayley had already recruited Jason Bynum along with Jeremy, and she didn't want to fire anyone, though he still helped write a song for All We Know is Falling. When Jason left, the band was finding some success and Taylor's parents didn't want him touring until he was an adult so the band went with Hunter Lamb instead, though Taylor still recorded some guitar for Riot! Hunter conveniently left in time for Taylor to become a full member (although not actually listed as one yet as the band was wary of becoming known as a RevolvingDoorBand)for their first live album and "Decode". When Taylor proved popular with fans, he was officially announced as a full member as of the recording of brandneweyes.
* AudienceParticipationSong: "Whoa", "My Heart" and "Where The Lines Overlap". A specific variation occurs with live performances of "Misery Business", in which Hayley often brings a random fan on stage to sing part of the song with her. The results vary from show to show.
* AttentionWhore: "Where The Lines Overlap" begins with the line "Give me attention, I need it now."
* BandOfRelatives: Three sets:
** The Farro brothers, who were co-founders and left in 2010.
** The York brothers, current guitarist Taylor and tour member Justin.
** The Howard Brothers, albeit briefly, touring third guitarist and keyboard player Jon[[note]]Joined in 2010 at the same time as Justin, left after the 2016 tour to focus on his family and was replaced by Logan Mackenzie[[/note]], and touring bassist Joey, who replaced Jeremy Davis.
* TheBusCameBack: Half a year after confirming that Zac Farro was going to recording drums for Paramore's fifth album, Paramore has confirmed that he is back in the band.
* CloudCuckoolander / BunnyEarsLawyer: Hayley is downright odd at times in videos, and her Twitter posts may sometimes become insane rambling. Despite that, there's no denying that she is a talented singer.
* CoolShades: Hayley sports a pair in the "Hard Times" video.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The music video for "Brick by Boring Brick" becomes this starting at the bridge. "Part II" is described as more hopeless compared to "Let the Flames Begin" and is probably the darkest song on ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Paramore]]''.
** The lyrics in After Laughter are generally more cynical and downbeat ([[LyricalDissonance despite the more upbeat music]]) compared to the overall more optimistic ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Paramore]]''.
* DownerEnding: The end of "That's What You Get" may count as one depending on who you are, but its alternate ending would definitely count.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''All We Know is Falling'' has ''harsh'' vocals on a couple tracks, something the band hasn't done since (especially after Josh Farro's departure).
** Before Paramore, Hayley was part of a group called Mammoth City Messengers. Their only album consists of Christian pop, electronic, hip-hop, and even rap elements.
* EpicRocking: Future clocks in at 7:51.
* ExcitedShowTitle: ''Riot!''
* FakeOutFadeOut: "Future" has one of these.
* FantasyForbiddingFather: "Brick By Boring Brick" is from the perspective of one of these (or at least a concern-troll friend), portrayed ''positively''. The speaker insists that the subject's romantic views and love of fairy tales are keeping her deluded and prone to being taken advantage of.
* FieryRedhead: Hayley is best known for coloring her hair some form of red or orange, from tangerine all the way down to crimson, and her energy cements the "fiery" part. She's actually joked that she has trouble remembering what color her hair really is anymore.
* FracturedFairytale: "Brick By Boring Brick" would count.
* GenderBlenderName: Both Hayley and Taylor have names that can be applied to both genders.
* GreenEyedEpiphany: Discussed in "Misery Business"
* GenreRoulette: They have done everything from [[EmoMusic emo]] to [[PunkRock punk]] to pop to NewJackSwing to [[NewWaveMusic new wave]].
* GenkiGirl: Hayley, energy, bright hair, diminutive stature and all.
* GirlinessUpgrade: Hayley has abandoned her early emo-pop punk look for pastel punk and new wave stiffness.
* GuinnessEpisode: The "Ain't It Fun" music video breaks 10 world records in it:
** Fastest Time to Break 30 Clocks with Guitars: 31.33 seconds
** Most Feathers Caught in 30 Seconds: 18 by Jeremy
** Most Vinyl Records Broken in 1 Minute: 58
** Longest (recorded) Time Spent Spinning a Record on a Finger: 32.81 seconds by Taylor
** Fastest Time to Run Through 10 Banners: 9.19 seconds
** [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative Most Cartwheels Done While Wearing Boots in 30 Seconds:]] 7 by Hayley
** Fastest Time to Walk Backwards 30 Feet While Blindfolded and Holding Stuffed Animals: 6.14 seconds by Taylor
** Fastest Time to Unwrap a "Mummy" (Hayley wrapped in toilet paper): 9.75 seconds by Jeremy and Taylor
** Longest Scream While Riding in a Convertible: 8.48 seconds by Hayley
** Most World Records Broken in a Music Video: 10 by Paramore
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Hayley stands at about 5'2; every guy that's been in the band is a ''giant'' compared to her, as well as her ex-husband [[Music/NewFoundGlory Chad Gilbert]].
* IAmTheBand: It turns out that Hayley is the only signed member of Paramore, and the others are just a glorified backing band. Hayley appears not to like this setup (though there isn't anything she can do about it until they fulfill the terms of their contract), and it led to the schism in the band which caused the Farro brothers to quit.
* JadeColoredGlasses: "Rose-Colored Boy" is from the perspective of someone wearing these, who is sick of a guy she knows who has an overly optimistic view of an increasingly terrible world.
-->''You say "We gotta look on the bright side"''\\
''I say "Well maybe if you wanna go blind"''\\
''You say my eyes are getting too dark now,''\\
''But boy, you ain't ever seen my mind.''
* KaleidoscopeHair: ''[[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Hayley]]''.
* LighterAndSofter: Their third album could arguably be this, especially with songs such as "The Only Exception" and "Misguided Ghosts". The fourth album definitely qualifies, as it's a fair bit poppier than the other three. The fifth album is by far the lightest and softest in the band's discography...[[LyricalDissonance instrumentally, at least.]]
* LyricalDissonance: "Ain't It Fun" isn't about having fun, it's about a sad loner whom alienated their friends and can't deal with the real world...
** Don't be fooled by the happy beat of "Hard Times", it's actually about a woman so bitter over a relationship that she's planning to ruin her boyfriend's life.
** In fact, most of ''After Laughter'' is this, as it's both about Hayley's strained relationships with her previous bandmates as well as having many songs about dangerous or broken relationships. Instrumentally, it's a pretty happy album.
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: for both ''Riot!'' and ''brand new eyes''.
* MaleBandFemaleSinger: One of the most known examples in this genre.
* MessyHair: Taylor has the [[GothSpirals curly variety]] when he lets his hair grow out.
* MetalScream: The end of "My Heart".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Averages at around a 4, but varies from album to album. ''All We Know is Falling'' is still their hardest album, with most songs residing at Levels 5 and 6. ''Riot'' lightens them up slightly, mostly being 4-5, a trend that continues with ''Brand New Eyes''. Their self-titled album and ''After Laughter'' are 3-4.
* MsFanservice: Not to the same extent as certain popstars, but Hayley's not afraid to [[BareYourMidriff bare her midriff]] and show some skin.
** She spends the whole video for "Fake Happy" running around in a tight catsuit while facing away from the camera, essentially giving the audience a 3 and a half minute look at her butt, though given [[RewatchBonus the]] [[TryingNotToCry ending]] of the video, this may cross over int FanDisservice.
* NewWaveMusic: Where the band's sound has been slowly trending: it started getting a bit more electronically based in their self-titled album, and ''After Laughter'' goes fully into the genre.
* NotChristianRock: Hayley and several others of the band are Christians, but the music isn't necessarily what you'd call Christian music. Still, it's important enough to them that Hayley felt the need to apologize on her website for using God's name in vain in one of their songs.
* OperationJealousy: Invoked in "Misery Business".
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: "Ain't It Fun" is the music video with the most records broken, [[https://recordsetter.com/paramore all of which also enter the trope.]]
* PopPunk: Gradually became one of pop-punk's preeminent bands. So much so that they're one of the few bands of the style still lingering in the top 40. In fact, contemporaries like Music/FallOutBoy have expanded their palette to include more and more electronic sounds and ArenaRock tendencies, whereas Paramore have remained pretty true to their basic rock sound, which means Hayley stands out big time amongst Music/ArianaGrande and Music/KatyPerry.
* PsychoExGirlfriend: "(One Of Those) Crazy Girls" is from the perspective of one of these.
* RockStarSong: "Fences"
* RoseHairedSweetie: Hayley, [[KaleidoscopeHair sometimes]].
* SelfTitledAlbum: Their fourth studio album.
* SequelSong: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Part II"]] to "Let the Flames Begin".
* ShoutOut: Paramore are, as with most '90s and '00s emo bands, big fans of HardcorePunk, to the point where "Born For This" is built around a big reference to "Liberation Frequency" by Refused.
* SillyLoveSongs: "Still Into You" is an upbeat, happy, straight-forward, "I love you" song, with an idealism not present in earlier songs.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: "Rose-Colored Boy"
* SixthRanger: Taylor. He co-wrote Paramore's very first song "Conspiracy" featured on their debut album, but didn't start playing with the band live until the ''Riot!'' era, became an official member with ''brand new eyes'', and briefly was the ''only'' official member of the band aside from Hayley before Zac's return.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Future" from the band's SelfTitledAlbum turns into [[MathRock mathy]] PostRock towards the end.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The band is trying very hard to make "In The Mourning" a "sequel" of sorts to Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide," going so far as to use the same guitar riff and melody. Hayley even interwove "Landslide" lyrics into this song during one of their concerts.
* StudioChatter: At the end of "Anklebiters", at the beginning of "Future", and before the third chorus of "Still Into You".
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Misguided Ghosts", "The Only Exception" and "Hate to See Your Heart Break".
* TechnicianVsPerformer: In the video for "Still Into You," you have Hayley performing spontaneous seeming dance moves while surrounded by perfectly choreographed ballerinas.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The group is best known as Hayley Williams and those two guys.
* TitleDrop: "That's What You Get" is the only song on ''Riot!'' to contain the word "riot".
* TitleOnlyChorus: Used a few times in ''brand new eyes''.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Ignorance" and "Playing God"
* TraumaticHaircut: The mean girl in the "Misery Business" video scissors the braid off one of her unfortunate classmates, to the classmate's dismay.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: The Self-Titled era set up. You have Taylor and Jeremy as the two guys, and Hayley as the girl. They've had various touring members for live shows, including Ilan Rubin (who did drums on the self-titled album) and Aaron Gillespie. The After Laughter era continues this, with Taylor and Hayley accompanied by returning Paramore drummer Zac Farro, rather than Jeremy (who left). They're still backed by touring members for live shows.
* VideoFullOfFilmClips: "Decode", although there is also a band-only version available.