“Paralyzer” is the first single from Canadian alternative rock band Finger Eleven’s fifth album, Them vs. You vs. Me. This song is written by Finger Eleven and produced by Johnny K. It was released in March 2007. Finger Eleven’s frontman Scott Anderson has said that the single has a feel distinct from the rest of Finger Eleven’s music, possessing more of a “dance rock” feel.
“Paralyzer” debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at #97 in June 2007. It proceeded to slowly gain in airplay and digital sales over the months. For the chart week of November 24, 2007 (over six months after the song was released), it became the band’s first-career Top Ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, rising from #14 to #10 for that catalog week. The song then proceeded to reach a new peak of #6 on the Hot 100 over a month later, for the chart week of January 5, 2008.