- 26 Jun 18
We run down the Las Vegas heroes’ top tunes ahead of their hotly anticipated RDS performance
10. Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll
This very early effort does exactly what it says on the tin – a swaggering indie anthem with a memorable chorus. Brimming with Oasis-style attitude, it heralded the arrival of one of a major new rock force.
9. When You Were Young
Brandon’s Boss fetish comes to the fore on this epic widescreen effort. Like much of the band’s second album Sam’s Town, it’s flush with Americana influences and a perfect fists-in-the-air, stadium-shaking rock juggernaut.
From The Killers’ third album Day & Age, this pop hit maintained their chart hot-streak. One of the tunes most obviously betraying their Pet Shop Boys influence, Brandon Flowers’ soaring vocals remain a highlight of his recorded career.
7. Somebody Told Me
It’s new wave a go-go on this Hot Fuss favourite, with Flowers’ ingenious lyric perfectly reflecting the dazed and confused, neurotic nature of modern love.
6. Some Kind Of Love
Co-produced by the dream team of Jacknife Lee and Brian Eno, the second single brilliantly incorporated elements of Eno’s ambient classic ‘An Ending (Ascent)’ for a vintage slice of dream-pop bliss.
5. Andy, You’re A Star
The Killers’ Smiths infatuation really comes on the fore on this much-loved Hot Fuss deep cut, a coyly homoerotic tale of unrequited high school love. The iconic riff remains one of Dave Keuning’s finest moments.
Reverberating under the influence of Tom Petty, this anthemic effort from Battle Bomb has become a real fan favourite.
3. Mr Brightside
A towering noughties anthem, this explosive electro-rocker remains a highlight of the band’s live sets.
2. Smile Like You Mean It
Another Hot Fuss cut and a staple of the band’s live shows since their early days, this electrifying rocker always get the crowd jumping, usually early on in the set.
1. All These Things That I’ve Done
Fittingly with their performance in Dublin tonight, this tune is perhaps the Killers song most indebted to U2. Expect the singalong-friendly “I’ve got soul but I’m not a soldier” chorus to be audible in Tullamore!