"High Hopes" Is Officially Panic At The Disco's Biggest Hit
By Katrina Nattress
December 11, 2018
When Brendon Urie sings "Had to have high high hopes for a living / Didn’t know how but I always had a feeling / I was gonna be that one in a million / Always had high high hopes," during the chorus of Panic! At The Disco's "High Hopes," he wasn't lying.
As of Tuesday (December 11), the single is officially the band's biggest hit to date. It's No. 1 across three different radio formats — Pop, Hot AC and Alternative — and is sitting pretty at No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, making it the alt-rockers' highest-performing single on that chart ("I Write Sins Not Tragedies" peaked at No. 7).
Just last week, "High Hopes" was certified Platinum by the RIAA, and P!ATD's latest album Pray For The Wicked went Gold.
In fact, each of their albums have gone at least Gold, with 2016's Death of a Bachelor going Platinum and the band's first album, A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, going 2x Platinum. Additionally, "High Hopes" marks P!ATD's 10th certified Platinum single, with their 2008 single "Nine In the Afternoon" reaching the 2x Platinum mark and "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" achieving a whopping 5x Platinum certification.
P!ATD are taking their chart-topping tunes on the road in 2019. Check out a full list of Pray For The Wicked tour dates and ticket information here.