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"Welcome to the Black Parade" (originally titled "The Five of Us are Dying") is the first single and fifth track from My Chemical Romance's third studio album, The Black Parade. It was released on September 11, 2006 on iTunes and October 9, 2006 on CD. It is the band's eighth single. The studio version was available on MySpace on September 2, 2006. The song became the group's first number one in the UK on October 15, 2006, staying there for two weeks, and later rose to number one on the Modern Rock charts on October 26, 2006, where it would stay for seven weeks. It is the band's highest-charting single to date on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9.
The song ranked at #17 on Rolling Stone's "The 100 Best Songs of 2006".