Hey Monday – And Paramore!

One of the things I like to do on this site is post reviews of artists I like. You might remember my posts on Flyleaf and Sick of Sarah (the latter went mainstream).

Two artists I would like to mention are Hey Monday and Paramore.

Both have female lead singers, and both belong to the alt-punk genre.

For those interested in buying the albums, I’ve included some Amazon links at the bottom of this post.

Hey Monday

I picked up the “Hold on Tight” album by Hey Monday at a Target under the emerging artists section. With my handy iPhone, I previewed some of their songs, and decided on the purchase.

Here’s a few songs I particularly like, with the songs contrasting from heavy rock to acoustic.

Obvious

At first I was put off by the “rock ballad” sound of the song, but the chorus caught me, especially the vocal solo towards the end of the song.

6 Months

Who can resist a love song? I picked this song because it shows the great range of the singer.

Paramore

Anybody who has played Rock Band 2 has probably heard of Paramore.

Their song “That’s What You Get” might as well be a classic, and I even heard it on the radio in Austin, TX.

Here are a few of their non-mainstream songs that I quite like from the Riot! CD.

Misery Business – Acoustic

The acoustic version of “Misery Business” is a nice bragging song about a girl who got the guy in the end.

The CD version is a little more polished.

Hallelujah

This is what I perceive as a spiritual song (I hold the hope that Paramore is a Christian band — see We Are Broken).

Links to the Bands’ CDs

The following links are affiliate links where you can buy digital copies of the album and/or song (as well as a physical copy)

18 Comments

  1. i think hey monday are follower!!!!

    they are not creative.
    but,,, paramore more no.1 than hey monday

  2. patricia eusebio

    March 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    UHMMM THAT IS TRULY A FACT PARAMORE AND HEY MONDAY ARE THE BEST OF THEM ALL… I LOVE THEM SO MUCH… I JUST WANTED TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THERE ARE LOTS OF FANS OUT THERE THAT LOVE THEM AND THATS TRUE AND THEY EARNED IT FOR THEIR GREAT JOB…I HOPE THESE BANDS LAST FOREVER AND MAKE IT TO THE TOP AND CONGRATULATIONS TO HAYLE WILLIAMS SHE IS SECOND SEXIEST VOCALS FOR ROCK….THATS ALL

  3. hey monday did not copy paramore!hey mondays music is alot different more pop but paramore and hey monday are both amazing,but no body copied any one.they both have there own sound.but they both have amazing voices and both bands sound really cool to hang around with.so if any one should be comparing them it should be in a good way because paramore was a good band to begin with then hey monday came and in my way was compared to there greatness.both band are truly amazing in different ways.

  4. You did a great post.. I’m not familiar with Hey Monday but in Paramore band I really like this band! I like most of their song especially My hearth and Brighter..

  5. HEY MONDAY i love them than paramore.. cassadee voice is like alto.. paramore is so not…. candles the best.. :]

  6. I absolutely love both bands! I guess I would say that I like Paramore a little bit more, but Hey Monday is a great band also. I also wondered if Hey Monday copied Paramore a bit, but the styles are a little different. Hey Monday is more alt. rock and Paramore is definitely more emo. Both bands have great songs although I think Paramore’s sound is a little more mature.
    Both bands are awesome!

  7. Hey monday is not ariginal
    PARAMORE IS THE BEST forever…
    the girl of the band hey monday is copy to Hayley in the moves
    PARAMORE THE BEST
    PARAMORE THE BEST
    PARAMORE THE BEST FOREVER —HAYLEY IS UNIQUE—

  8. i think that…..
    even there’s a big similarity between the two bands…
    about the genre and the structure of the band,
    there’s a big big big…. difference between the two

    and that is a impact of their music……….
    and the messages of their lyrics,

    if i were to choose which one…
    I’ll go for paramore…..

  9. Both of them are amazing. I got into Paramore first, but Hey Monday is definitely climbing it’s way up my favorites. And although their structure and genre are similar, I don’t believe either copied the other. Both Hayley’s and Cassadee’s vocals are beautiful, though I might agree that Hayley’s are a bit more unique.

    Oh, Paramore isn’t a Christian band, per se, but Hayley Williams is a Christian.

  10. @Miranda,

    I think Paramore is a more polished band with a rough age.

    Hey Monday seems it needs a little growing up (or I’m just getting older), but I think they’ll hit their prime in one or two more albums.

  11. paramore is better than hey monday.. i’m not familiar with hey monday but i can say that they have good band.. i like paramore.. hey monday have to go too far before they reach paramore..
    Hayley’s voice is very beautiful, unique and very amazing than Cassadee.. well Cassadee have a good voice..

    KATHY was right..
    if ur going to look at the message of the lyrics..
    paramore has a lot of messages in their lyrics..and it does have sense..

    Hey Monday is good..
    but of course Paramore is better..

    Goodluck in this band..

  12. PARAMORE IS BETTER THAN HEY MONDAY. IN MY OPINION THEY ARE IMMITATING PARAMORE. I HATE HEY MONDAY. COPYCATS. ERRRRRRRRRR!

  13. Okay…
    If Hey Monday is trying to copy paramore…
    THEY ARE DOING A BAD JOB!!
    I’m not trying to mean…I like lots of bands but Hey Monday just sounds like a bunch of teenagers or young adults trying to be famous!!
    It’s dumb.
    Paramore’s songs have meanings…
    Hey Monday’s don’t mean a thing so they can’t connect.
    Anyway, a good band to listen to is VersaEmerge!!

  14. Yup Paramore is better than Hey Monday. Hayley Williams has a powerful voice.

  15. Paramore is definitely the more polished / established band. Hey Monday has some growing up to do, but I still like the album as a whole.

  16. I just want to say i love both of these bands but like most ppl i got into Paramore first(because they came out first) But that dose not matter because still to this day Paramore is my fav band i have all there songs even there B-side’s and some of them are better thaen there main streem songs like Stop this Song(love sick melody) and Adore. there are alot of others but those are the 2 that i like the most, also to get to hey monday, i was introduced to them by hearing homecoming. i head this song and loved it but the thing is i thought it was Paramore (funny rite) so i went home and look them up found out who it was and still liked them. and the reason ppl say heymonday is not better is because they are not at there prime yet this just the first stage they still got a long way to go and i lot of time to do it! They are good and young with alot of fans that will keep them in the game long enough to get great and be able to earn the spot right next to paramore where they belong!
    BUT……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. untill that day LONG LIVE PARAMORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. i love hey monday.. they are so unique.. they really really differ from paramore.. hey monday is more on pop.. while paramore is more on the emo side.. and take note.. hey monday is not anti-christ.. paramore is.. sorry but listen to the song turn it off.. really anti-christ.. hmmn.. but i love their song when it rains..

    i love all of hey monday songs.. cassadee’s voice is great whether recorded, or live! 🙂

    hey monday is not trying to copy paramore.. because they rock as they really are.. but hey moday don’t bother the persons that is mean to them and saying that they are copycats.. as long as their fans like me are always there for them.. 🙂

    <3

  18. okay, i know comparing is not really good.. but since it’s already gotten up. i would say that paramore is, was and will always be the best! i mean hayley williams has a very powerful and beautiful voice even if she sing their own song or anyone else’s song. i bet hayley can sing hey monday’s song and do it pretty darn good and cass will sound like crap while sing paramore song. someone said that paramore is more mature. i agree with that not because paramore came first but because i knew from the beginning that they were really good! unlike hey monday who came out kinda… uhmm, you know. we’ll don’t blame me.. i’m just sayin! 🙂

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