Watch Panic! At The Disco perform an acoustic rendition of "Miss Jackson."
For the last 13(ish) years, anytime someone uttered the phrase "Miss Jackson," you probably followed it up with: "I am for reeeeal/ Never meant to make your daughter cry-ay, apologized a trillion times" (er, even if OutKast's 2001 track was titled "Ms." and not "Miss." #NeverMind #Technicalities).
These days, however, it seems dance-pop/punk staple Panic! At The Disco have (politely) snatched the "Jackson" torch away from OutKast with their new single, which presumably addresses a younger woman, and not a protective mother figure.
So forget everything you thought you knew about "Miss Jackson" -- Brendon Urie & Co. will tell a different story in this stripped-down, acoustic performance on Buzzworthy Live.
Watch Panic! At The Disco's "Buzzworthy Live" acoustic performance of "Miss Jackson" after the jump.
Performing the lead single from their just-released Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! album live at MTV's studios (i.e., the very same one where they performed "This Is Gospel"), Urie, Dallon Weekes, and Kenny Harris sang a tale about an ultra-mysterious, "nasty" woman. "Climbing out the back door, didn't leave a mark/ No one knows it's you Miss Jackson/ Found another victim/ But no one's gonna find Miss Jackson, Jackson, Jackson."
Backed by their acoustic guitars and some three-part harmonies, the band swapped out the studio version's choppy beats, electronic keys, hand claps, and EDM-tinged drops for a simpler -- but no less powerful -- result. Get ready: There's a new "Miss Jackson" in town.
Photo credit: Michele Crowe