Here's Every Band Hayley Williams Tweeted About In 2016
5 December 2016, 17:05 | Updated: 30 December 2019, 14:47
Spoiler: there's a lot of them.
When we originally came up with the idea of writing down every band Hayley Williams tweeted about in 2016, we hadn't fully appreciated a) how much music Hayley shares on a daily basis and b) how cute her dog is. Both of these facts have only strengthened our belief that Hayley is one of the best people to follow on Twitter. Long may she reign/tweet.
We had a number of revelations while strolling through Hayley's feed. Firstly, Hayley is a fully paid up member of the Skeleton Clique/Josh Dun Hun and has no shame in sharing how much she loves them. Secondly, she is OBSESSED with Jimmy Eat World - we wouldn't be surprised if she has started a fan club back in Nashville tbh. And finally, and perhaps most importantly, she is constantly repping the various creative ventures of her friends, which is hella cute.
As we couldn't embed every tweet (it would literally take a million hours to load) we've picked out a few favourites from each month and tagged the rest. Alright, let's do this...
RIP DAVID BOWIE. Thx for showing me that you can live many lives inside one lifetime. A lot of hope in that. Ps, You remind me of the babe.— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) January 11, 2016
Hayley didn't do too much tweeting about music in January but, tbf, Bowie died so what else was there to say, really? Sad times.
In a very bizarre turn of events, Hayley did *NOT* tweet about a single band in February. So here's a very cute picture instead:
My beautiful friend w/ the beautiful heart. Oh, and also the GORGEOUS vocals. Congrats, Carah https://t.co/K5skRc6Tnb— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) March 5, 2016
Hayley started to get into the swing of things in March and was also showing extra love to New Found Glory, Tegan & Sara and mewithoutYou, who all make numerous features on her feed for the rest of the year (and probably 2017 too!)
So strong come and knock me down https://t.co/v3xWlanZny— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) April 20, 2016
We were writing Ain't It Fun & I was putting synths on the pre-, I said to T, "I want it to sound like Prince!" His inspo transcends genre.— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) April 22, 2016
To cope with the passing of Prince, Hayley found solace in the music of Jimmy Eat World, Zedd, Garbage, Natalie Taylor, Underoath, Katelyn Nacon and...Twenty One Pilots (obviously).
Missing @ThisIsPVRIS in Nashville tonight - hope y'all have a great show— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 12, 2016
Into that new Alicia Keys song— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 5, 2016
Twenty One Pilots (again)
"Don't trust a perfect person and don't trust a song that's flawless" @twentyonepilots— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 24, 2016
Sharon Jones, Taking Back Sunday, Best Coast, New Found Glory, Jawbreaker, Misfits, Cyndi Lauper, dC Talk, Tegan & Sara, mewithoutYou and Weezer were all being played while Hayley was busy writing the next Paramore album.
Never stopping w/ this record pic.twitter.com/J2fxYdx0Ff— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) June 4, 2016
Very shocked/sad/a little angry hearing the news about Christina Grimmie. What a voice. Seems like her heart was even more beautiful.— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) June 11, 2016
HalfNoise, mewithoutYou, Twenty One Pilots, Zedd, Aaron Gillespie, Garbage, Annie, Tegan & Sara, Julien Baker, The Domestikated and Veruca Salt all made an appearance.
Starting vocals today... So... pic.twitter.com/fNlQBxPLu5— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) July 5, 2016
My Chemical Romance (Hayley left her notifications on during the MCR "reunion" announcement and all hell broke loose)
Mostly about MCR— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) July 20, 2016
In a month where Hayley revealed she sings along to Mariah Carey (!) before recording vocals, she was also tweeting about Balance and Composure, Sugarcubes, The Undertones, U2, Braid, Jimmy Eat World and Descendents. Iconic.
PARTY TIP: Stay childlike. Stay close to joy.— ANDREW W.K. (@AndrewWK) August 9, 2016
Hayley also found space on her TL for: Alt J, New Found Glory, Twenty One Pilots, Christina Perrie, CHVRCHES, Underoath and Saves the Day. Niiiice one.
Morrrrninggggg pic.twitter.com/RucPz9KNAp— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) September 3, 2016
This is such a sick cover. 100% approve of hxc Gaga. https://t.co/ADjNBDaOtg— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) September 8, 2016
A quieter month from Hayley on the music Twitter front. She was probably too busy working on the new album *internally screams*. However, she did have time for: Tegan & Sara, Brian Wilson and Jimmy Eat World (of course).
Twenty One Pilots
CAN WE TALK ABOUT TOP ON SNL TONIGHT NOW? don't care how it sounds - I have known since i 1st heard em that they'd get here. HARD EARNED!— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) October 9, 2016
Pretty chill night rn pic.twitter.com/C4vWIY0nqE— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) October 20, 2016
Jimmy Eat World
Who else? Well there was American Football, Broods, HalfNoise, Fleetwood Mac, Growlers, Angel Olsen, Stars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Chvrches and Dear and the Headlights.
New Found Glory
Just heard a new @newfoundglory song that just became my fav NFG song of all time. Their 9th album. It's tighttttt.— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) November 13, 2016
They Might Be Giants
you're my only friend but really you're not actually my friend but you are pic.twitter.com/imY8ApnJLx— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) November 16, 2016
Then there was also: Pinegrove, Petal, HalfNoise, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Beach House, Copeland, American Football, Third Eye Blind, Arcade Fire, Copeland, Metric, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
December: No music just yet but we're only 5 days into the month, so there's still time! Have this GIF of Hayley instead...