The song at #88 on my list of 100 Best Songs of the 2010s is the wonderful “Ready to Go (Get Me Out of My Mind)” by American baroque pop-rock band Panic! At the Disco. It may be one of their lesser-known hits, but I absolutely love this song. It’s my second-favorite Panic! At the Disco song after “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”
Released in 2011, it’s from their third album Vices & Virtues, and shockingly, it charted only in Australia! It’s such a euphoric, celebratory song about casting aside self-doubts and negativity that’s holding you back and living life to the fullest. The sweeping and lush, almost whimsical orchestration and Spencer Smith’s explosive power drums, accompanied by Panic! front man Brendon Urie’s delightfully exuberant vocals, make for an electrifying song. It’s a fine example of the band’s theatricality and musical creativity, and just makes me happy to be alive when I hear it! The charming video shows the band re-enacting old musical films such as Grease, Mary Poppins and Singin’ In The Rain. Ever the showman, Urie is too damned charming for his own good!