That's What You Get

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"That's What You Get"
Single by Paramore
from the album Riot!
ReleasedMarch 24, 2008 (radio)
FormatCD single
Digital download
Recorded2007
GenreAlternative rock, pop punk, power pop
Length3:40
LabelFueled by Ramen
Writer(s)Hayley Williams, Josh Farro and Taylor York
CertificationGold (RIAA)[1]
Paramore singles chronology
"Crushcrushcrush"
(2007)
"That's What You Get"
(2008)
"Decode"
(2008)
 
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"That's What You Get"
Single by Paramore
from the album Riot!
ReleasedMarch 24, 2008 (radio)
FormatCD single
Digital download
Recorded2007
GenreAlternative rock, pop punk, power pop
Length3:40
LabelFueled by Ramen
Writer(s)Hayley Williams, Josh Farro and Taylor York
CertificationGold (RIAA)[1]
Paramore singles chronology
"Crushcrushcrush"
(2007)
"That's What You Get"
(2008)
"Decode"
(2008)

"That's What You Get" is a single by rock band Paramore. This is the second Australian single, third U.S. single and the fourth UK single from Riot!. The single has been confirmed by MTV and Fueled by Ramen. The song was released on radio on March 22 in Australia and on March 24 in the U.S.

In the United States, the song was released on May 5 as a download and physically on May 12. The song is featured in the video game Rock Band 2.[2]

The song was certified Gold in the United States on December 12, 2008, selling over 500,000 copies.[1]

Contents

Music video

The music video, directed by Marcos Siega, was shot in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 2 and March 3, 2008. MTV2 released the official music video on March 24, 2008. The music video shows the band playing in a living room with clips of a relationship of two lovers (Aaron Holmes of Death in the Park and Jenna Galing, both from Richmond VA) and a small gathering of the band's friends and family. The friends and family are having a good time taking pictures, talking, and listening to music. The two lovers seem to be very much in love with each other. One of the lovers seems to be connected to one of the band members. The two soon go to the gathering where the boy meets someone (maybe an ex-girlfriend) and starts to flirt with her. As the boy continues to spend more time with the other girl, his girlfriend sits on a near couch watching them. As soon as they start holding hands, the girlfriend leaves and starts crying. The end shows the two lovers taking a picture of themselves kissing on a cell phone (before they separated) and all the people rushing out the living room, knocking over the couch and leaving a record spinning.

Background

The music video was shot just over a week after Paramore cancelled their European tour to work on "personal issues",[3] amidst media speculation of the band breaking up. Hayley Williams (lead vocals/keyboard) explained that, given the fragile state of the band, they all thought it best if they kept the shoot low-key, surrounding themselves with their friends and family, keeping it simple.

Hayley added "We had tons of friends there, and it really just felt like a hangout session. And Marcos was so cool about it. He said, 'Bring your friends.' We shot it in some of our friends' houses, and it just felt so real ... and I think it's the first time in a video you're gonna get to see who we really are."[4]

Charts

Chart (2008)Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)92
New Zealand (RIANZ)35
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[5]55
US Billboard Hot 10066
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)36
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)26
US Pop 100 (Billboard)[6]18

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