Every My Chemical Romance Single Ranked Worst To Best
19. Headfirst For Halos
Throughout their career, My Chemical Romance have managed to seamlessly combine razor-sharp punk riffs and lyrics with pop sensibilities, catapulting them from underground emo legends into the mainstream in the course of a few short years.
While, later in their career, MCR's punk and pop songs sat comfortably side-by-side on album track listings, Headfirst For Halos represents an early attempt to fuse the two genres into one song.
A deceptively upbeat melody betrays darker subject matter, with Way singing about the tribulations of self-medicating and the temptation to "blow my brains / Against the ceiling".
As danceable as Headfirst For Halos is, it's one of the less memorable songs on this list, and one of the rawest sounding cuts from the band's debut album.
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