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Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time

Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time

"Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time" is a song by American rock band Panic! at the Disco released as the second promotional single from the band's fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor, released on December 31, 2015.[5] The song features a sample of "Rock Lobster" by new wave band The B-52's.[6] The song is featured in the NBA 2K18 soundtrack.

"Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time"
Promotional single by Panic! at the Disco
from the album Death of a Bachelor
PublishedJ.R. Rotem Music, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Upper Left Music Publishing, Publishing Company TEN AB, Listen to This Shhhh, BMG Platinum Songs, Manes and Reins Publishing, SONGS Music Publishing, Azeem Music, Distilled Music, Kobalt Music
ReleasedDecember 31, 2015
  • J.R. Rotem
  • Jake Sinclair
Death of a Bachelor track listing
11 tracks
  1. "Victorious"
  2. "Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time"
  3. "Hallelujah"
  4. "Emperor's New Clothes"
  5. "Death of a Bachelor"
  6. "Crazy=Genius"
  7. "LA Devotee"
  8. "Golden Days"
  9. "The Good, the Bad and the Dirty"
  10. "House of Memories"
  11. "Impossible Year"


"Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time" was announced on New Year's Eve 2015 through Panic! at the Disco's official Twitter account.[7] The video of the audio track was uploaded to Fueled By Ramen's official YouTube channel on the same day of its release.[8] An official music video for the song was uploaded on May 10, 2016. As of February 2022, the music video has surpassed 57 million views.


Weekly charts

Chart (2016) Peak
US Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[9] 46
US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs (Billboard)[10] 10
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[11] 6
UK Rock & Metal (OCC)[12] 1
US Billboard Rock Digital Songs[13] 5

Year-end charts

Chart (2016) Position
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[14] 29


Region CertificationCertified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Gold 40,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Silver 200,000
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 1,000,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.


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  3. Story, Hannah (January 11, 2016). "Panic At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor". Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  4. Gamboa, Glenn (January 14, 2016). "'Death of a Bachelor' review: Panic! at the Disco's marriage of styles". Newsday. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  5. "Panic! At The Disco drop new single, "Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time"". Alternative Press. December 3, 2015. Archived from the original on January 4, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  6. Rutherford, Kevin (January 13, 2016). "Panic! at the Disco Gets 'Good Time' Rolling in Hot Rock Songs Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved April 7, 2016.
  7. "Panic! At The Disco on Twitter: "#DeathOfABachelor drops 1/15! Pre-order on @AppleMusic & get "Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time" instantly"". December 3, 2015. Retrieved January 4, 2016 via Twitter. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)
  8. "Panic! At The Disco: Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time (Audio)". December 3, 2015. Retrieved January 4, 2016 via YouTube.
  9. "Panic at the Disco Chart History (Digital Song Sales)". Billboard.
  10. "Panic at the Disco Chart History (Hot Rock & Alternative Songs)". Billboard.
  11. "Panic! At the Disco Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  12. "Official Rock & Metal Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  13. "Panic at the Disco – Chart history (Rock Digital Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
  14. "Hot Rock Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  15. "Canadian single certifications – Panic! At the Disco – Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time". Music Canada.
  16. "British single certifications – Panic! At the Disco – Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  17. "American single certifications – Don't Threaten Me with a Good Time – Panic! at the Disco". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
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