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Song of the Week:Na Na Na(Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)

Artist-My Chemical Romance
Album-Danger Days:The True of the Fabulous Killjoys
Genres-Pop Punk, Alternative Rock
Although My Chemical Romance reportedly scrapped a set of Stooges-inspired punk rock earlier this year, the band sounds recharged on the lead single from the forthcoming "Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys." Basing "Na Na Na" on a bouncy guitar riff that is later mimicked by the vocal line of the chorus, MCR wastes little time making a statement on its first new single in four years. "Drugs, give me drugs," singer Gerard Way declares for the song's opening line, but subsequent references to jazz hands to f*** Kennedy and Batman confirm the tongue-in-cheek vibe. With an anthemic,Green Day-esque chorus and the confidence to match, the song's immediacy is more in line with the band's pre-"Black Parade" output.
Spin's William Goldman described "Na Na Na" as an "in-your-face punk anthem with blistering guitar leads, an epic breakdown, and Gerard Way's sneering delivery", and added, "it's classic MCR and it's all hinged on an unforgettable, hockey-arena-filling chorus of na, na, na, na, na, nas" and Jason Lipshutz of Billboard called the song a "three-minute punk-rock blast" that "is a startling change of pace from My Chemical Romance's 2006 concept album "The Black Parade."


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