My Chemical Romance, "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)"

75 Billboard Rating

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 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

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