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Encyclopedia > Welcome to the Black Parade
“Welcome to the Black Parade”
Single by My Chemical Romance
from the album The Black Parade
Released September 12, 2006 (radio)
October 9, 2006 (CD, vinyl)
Format 7" vinyl
CD
Digital download
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative rock
Disputed subgenres
Length 5:11 (album version)
4:37 (radio edit)
Label Reprise Records
Writer(s) My Chemical Romance
Producer Rob Cavallo
My Chemical Romance
Certification Platinum[1]
My Chemical Romance singles chronology
"The Ghost of You"
(2005)
"Welcome to the Black Parade"
(2006)
"Famous Last Words"
(2007)
Additional covers

"Welcome to the Black Parade" is the first single and fifth track from My Chemical Romance's third studio album, The Black Parade. It was released on September 11, 2006 on iTunes and October 9, 2006 on CD. It is the band's ninth single. The studio version was available on MySpace on September 2, 2006. The song became the group's first number one in the UK on October 15, 2006, staying there for two weeks, and later rose to number one on the Modern Rock charts on October 26, 2006, where it would stay for seven weeks. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 500 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (500 × 500 pixel, file size: 54 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cover of the My Chemical Romance single Welcome to the Black Parade. (Source) Fair Use Rationale It is a low resolution copy of a CD album... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Alternate cover Black cover, slipcase, available alongside white cover. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A 12-inch record (left), a 7-inch record (right), and a CD (above) Two 7 singles (left), two colored 7 singles (middle), and two 7 singles with large spindle holes (right). ... CD redirects here. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition (chords) or melody to songs, or both. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Rob Cavallo is a music producer who has produced several well-known albums. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... The Ghost of You is the fourth and final single and sixth track from My Chemical Romances second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... On a compact disc or a DVD, a track is a consecutive set of sectors on the disc containing a block of data. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Alternate cover Black cover, slipcase, available alongside white cover. ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... CD redirects here. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Hot Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ...


The song ranked at #17 on Rolling Stone's "The 100 Best Songs of 2006".[2] This article is about the magazine. ...

Contents

Track listing

Version 1 (promotional CD)

  1. "Welcome to the Black Parade" – 5:19
  2. "Welcome to the Black Parade" (radio edit) – 4:37

Version 2 (CD and 7" vinyl)

  1. "Welcome to the Black Parade" – 5:11
  2. "Heaven Help Us" – 2:56
  3. "Carry On" - 4:23

Version 3 (7" vinyl)

  1. "Welcome to the Black Parade" – 5:11
  2. "Welcome to the Black Parade" (live) – 5:31

Version 4 (CD)

  1. "Welcome to the Black Parade" – 5:11
  2. "Heaven Help Us" – 2:56
  3. "Welcome to the Black Parade" (live) – 5:31

Version 5 (digital download)

  1. "Welcome to the Black Parade" (radio edit) – 4:38
  2. "My Chemical Romance Welcomes You to the Black Parade" (commentary by the band) – 39:28

Version 6 (digital download)

  1. "Welcome to the Black Parade" (live) – 5:31
  2. "Heaven Help Us" – 2:56

Overview

My Chemical Romance debuted "Welcome to the Black Parade" live at the pre-show of the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ...


The studio version is now available on their MySpace.[3] The song was meant to be written for their debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, but there was never enough time to complete it well enough until the third album.[4] MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... Singles from I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love Released: July 23, 2002 Released: 2002 Released: April 5, 2004 Released: 2004 I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is the debut album by New Jersey rock quintet My Chemical Romance, released on July 23...


Charts

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #71 for the chart week of September 30, 2006, becoming their highest debut for a single. It peaked at #9 on the Hot 100 in its 17th and 18th week on the chart, becoming the band's first top ten Hot 100 hit, and their highest peaking single thus far (their previous highest position on this chart was #33 with "Helena"). In addition it topped Modern Rock Tracks for seven weeks in a row, and is the band's only #1 on this chart to date. It peaked at #2 on the UK iTunes Store's most played songs, and has reached #6 on the U.S. iTunes Store. The single knocked Razorlight's "America" off the number 1 single spot on Sunday, October 15, 2006 in the UK after extensive airplay, becoming the band's first #1 there. It has overall been their most successful single to date, reaching the top 10 of the United World Chart. The single was #26 of the top 40 singles of 2006 in the UK, selling 169,000 units. The song has been certified platinum by the RIAA by selling over 1,000,000 copies. “Hot 100” redirects here. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Helena is the third single and first track from My Chemical Romances second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. ... The iTunes Store is an online business run by Apple Inc. ... Razorlight is an Anglo-Swedish band formed in 2002 by singer-songwriter Johnny Borrell. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ...

Chart Peak
position
Argentina Hot 100 1
French Singles Chart 1
Galgalatz Israel Top 20 1
New Zealand Top 40 Singles Chart 1
MYX Philippines 1
UK Singles Chart 1
Hot 30 Countdown 1
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 14
Colombian Singles Chart[5] 39
Czech IFPI Chart 6
Finnish Singles 7
Germany Singles Chart 58
Irish Singles Chart 12
Italy Singles Chart 28
Latvian Airplay Top 14
Mexican Singles Chart 25
Norwegian Singles 15
Poland Singles Chart 41
Piczo Countdown 9
Sweden Singles Chart 8
Triple J Hottest 100 13
U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs 7
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 8
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Canadian Digital Singles 9
U.S. Billboard Hot Videoclip Tracks 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Recurrent Airplay 16
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 Airplay 22
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks 22
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 24
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 30
U.S. Billboard Hot Ringmasters 30
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 30
United World Chart 8

Music video

The Black Parade as shown in the music video.

The video for the single was directed by Samuel Bayer, known for his work with Nirvana and Green Day.[6] The music video was released on September 26, 2006 in the UK and Canada, and was released on September 27, 2006 in the U.S. It got heavy play on MTV. It features a dying man (played by Lukas Haas) dressed in a hospital gown, and being taken by death in the form of a Black Parade. On the main float stands the band playing "Welcome to the Black Parade". Galgalatz is an Israeli radio station operated by Galei Tzahal (abbrev: Galatz), part of the Israeli Army Radio, est. ... Recording Industry Association of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... myx or MYX (pronounced /miks/ as in mix) is the music channel of ABS-CBN and is currently one of the most popular music channels in the Philippines. ... British Hit Singles redirects here. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... The Irish Singles Chart is the Irish music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by the Irish Recorded Music Association and compiled on behalf of the IRMA by Chart-Track. ... The Latvian Airplay Top is a weekly music chart in Latvia, which first started in 1994 by Latvian rock-news agency (Latvijas rokziņu aģentūra) as Latvian Airplay Top 20. ... The Triple J Hottest 100 is an annual music poll, based on the votes of national Australian youth radio station Triple J listeners, in order to determine their favourite song of the year. ... Hot Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... The Hot Digital Songs chart ranks the best-selling digital singles in the United States, according to Billboard. ... The Pop 100 is a songs chart created in February 2005 and released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Image File history File links WelcomeToTheBlackParade. ... Image File history File links WelcomeToTheBlackParade. ... Samuel David Bayer (born in 17 February 1962 in Syracuse, New York) is an American music video director. ... This article is about the American grunge band. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Lukas D. Haas[1] (born April 16, 1976) is an American actor. ...



Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was a main influence for their new album.[7] While the band is playing, "The Patient" wanders throughout the parade looking at all the various characters within it. For other uses, see Sgt. ...


The cover art for the single is a scene from the video, with the man in the bottom center being the Patient. He is flanked by two women named "Fear" and "Regret" in Gerard Way Revenge-era makeup. The setting of the music video goes from a hospital to a surreal cityscape, with ash-covered wreckage and destroyed buildings. The video features 4 of the main characters. "The Patient", "Fear", "Regret", and "Mother War". "Fear" and "Regret" are the two women that stand beside "The Patient" on the cover for the single. "Mother War" is the woman in the Victorian-era gown and gas mask. Liza Minnelli plays the character of "Mother War" in the second verse of the song "Mama". Singles from Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge Released: 2004 Released: December 4, 2004 Released: March 3, 2005 Released: August 30, 2005 Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge is the second studio album and a concept album by New Jersey rock quintet My Chemical Romance. ... Liza May Minnelli (born March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, California) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ...

Parody

On the January 6, 2007 episode of MADtv, the song was parodied as "The Black Tirade", centering on Michael Richards's dying career after spouting racial slurs at the Laugh Factory, as well as how Internet video sites like YouTube are becoming more popular than television. Michael McDonald played Michael Richards and the video parody featured African-American people smashing Seinfeld DVDs and the (fake) band members of My Chemical Romance (Gerard Way played by MADtv castmember Frank Caeti) looking at the infamous picture of Britney Spears exiting a limo sans underwear on a laptop computer. is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Mad TV (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Michael Richards, see Michael Richards (disambiguation). ... Laugh Factory building on the Sunset Strip Original Laugh Factory in West Hollywood, CA The Laugh Factory is a comedy club in West Hollywood, California. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... Michael James McDonald (born December 31, 1964 in Fullerton, California, U.S.) is a comedian and actor currently starring in the sketch comedy MADtv. ... For other uses, see Seinfeld (disambiguation). ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Frank Caeti (born August 11, 1973 in Fort Collins, Colorado) is an American actor who is currently featured on MADtv. ...

References

  1. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database. Recording Industry Association of America (2008-04-19). Retrieved on 2008-04-19.
  2. ^ The 100 Best Songs of 2006 : Rolling Stone
  3. ^ MySpace.com - My Chemical Romance - Newark, US - Rock / Metal - www.myspace.com/mychemicalromance
  4. ^ Interview published by chilean «Tú» magazine, in its February 2008 edition
  5. ^ AmericaTop100.com
  6. ^ http://www.somorescene.com/2006/07/29/what-is-the- -parade/
  7. ^ Häggkvist, Maria. None more black!. Retrieved on 2007-08-16.

External links

  • "Welcome to the Black Parade" sound track at The Black Parade official website
  • Welcome To The Black Parade Lyrics
Preceded by
"America" by Razorlight
UK Singles Chart number-one single
October 15, 2006 - October 22, 2006
Succeeded by
"Star Girl" by McFly
Preceded by
"When You Were Young" by The Killers
Billboard Modern Rock Tracks number-one single
October 29, 2006 - December 16, 2006
Succeeded by
"Anna-Molly" by Incubus
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This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 2000s. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Star Girl is the second single from McFlys third studio album, Motion In The Ocean, which is released in the UK on November 6, 2006. ... For the characters of Back To The Future, see McFly family. ... Sams Town track listing enterlude (2) When You Were Young (3) Bling (Confession of a King) (4) When You Were Young is a song by Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers and is the third track on their second album Sams Town, released in October 2006. ... For other uses, see Killers. ... Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... This is a list of number-one modern rock hits as recorded by Billboard Magazine’s Modern Rock Tracks chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs on U.S. alternative rock radio stations. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anna Molly (pronounced like the word anomaly when sung as word play) is the lead single off Incubuss sixth album, Light Grenades. ... This article is about the US rock band. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Gerard Arthur Way (born April 9, 1977) is the front man, lead vocalist and co-founder of the band My Chemical Romance; he is also elder brother to the bands bass player, Mikey Way. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Frank Anthony Iero (born October 31, 1981) is the rhythm guitarist and back up vocalist for the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. ... Michael James Way (born September 10, 1980) is the bass guitarist for the band My Chemical Romance and is the younger brother of the bands frontman Gerard Way. ... Bob Bryar, born Robert Nathaniel Cory Bryar (as stated by himself), December 31, 1979 in Downers Grove, Illinois, is the drummer for My Chemical Romance. ... James Dewees. ... Matt (Otter) Pelissier is the former drummer of the band My Chemical Romance. ... Singles from I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love Released: July 23, 2002 Released: 2002 Released: April 5, 2004 Released: 2004 I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love is the debut album by New Jersey rock quintet My Chemical Romance, released on July 23... Singles from Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge Released: 2004 Released: December 4, 2004 Released: March 3, 2005 Released: August 30, 2005 Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge is the second studio album and a concept album by New Jersey rock quintet My Chemical Romance. ... Alternate cover Black cover, slipcase, available alongside white cover. ... Life on the Murder Scene is the first compilation album by New Jersey quintet My Chemical Romance. ... Like Phantoms, Forever is a EP by My Chemical Romance “Vampires Will Never Hurt You” “This is the Best Day Ever” “Jack the Ripper” (live; originally by Morrissey) Gerard Way - lead vocals Ray Toro - lead guitar, backing vocals Frank Iero - rhythm guitar, backing vocals Mikey Way - bass guitar Matt Pelissier... Warped Tour Bootleg Series is a EP by My Chemical Romance “Im Not Okay (I Promise)” (live from San Diego on June 30, 2005) “Thank You for the Venom” (live from San Diego on June 30, 2005) “Helena” (live from San Diego on June 30, 2005) “Cemetery Drive” (live... Live and Rare is an EP composed of rarities by the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. ... Dreams Of Stabbing And/Or Being Stabbed are the first demos American Rock band My Chemical Romance recorded, they are also know as the Attic Demos. ... Honey, This Mirror Isnt Big Enough for the Two of Us is the first single released by the band My Chemical Romance from their début album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. ... Vampires Will Never Hurt You is the second single and third track from My Chemical Romances debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. ... “Headfirst For Halos” is the third single and sixth track from My Chemical Romances debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. ... Our Lady of Sorrows is the fourth single and fifth track from My Chemical Romances debut album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. ... Thank You for the Venom is the first single and ninth track from My Chemical Romances second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. ... Re-release cover Im Not Okay (I Promise) is the second single and fifth track from My Chemical Romances second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. ... Helena is the third single and first track from My Chemical Romances second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Used is a rock band from Orem, Utah. ... The Ghost of You is the fourth and final single and sixth track from My Chemical Romances second studio album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge. ... Additional covers CD cover Promotional cover I Dont Love You is the third UK, Philippine and Australian single and sixth track from My Chemical Romances third studio album, The Black Parade. ... Additional cover Promotional cover Teenagers is the third/fourth single from The Black Parade and eleventh track from My Chemical Romances third studio album, The Black Parade. ... 3 1 1 4 3 14 11 References and footnotes The following is the complete discography of official releases by My Chemical Romance. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Leathermouth is the band fronted by My Chemical Romances Frank Iero. ... The Umbrella Academy is a comic book limited series written by Gerard Way of the rock band My Chemical Romance. ... The Black Parade World Tour was a concert tour to support My Chemical Romances third album The Black Parade. ... Eyeball Records is a small record label based in Northern New Jersey, formed in 1995 by Alex Saavedra. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... -1...

 
 

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