Somebody Told Me (3:18)

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“Somebody Told Me” is a song performed by The Killers. The song is featured on the group’s debut album Hot Fuss and was written by Dave Keuning, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., Mark Stoermer and Brandon Flowers.

Lead singer Brandon Flowers refers to this song as “Our most Vegas-influenced song on the album. Sin city, The Strip. It’s where I grew up and of course it affects the songs I write. This song has a lot of sexual energy.”

When The Killers first started out, their music was little noticed by music-buyers and the media, which is why “Somebody Told Me” has been released twice in slightly different forms. The first, with the pink background cover, is the rarer version of the single as it was their first release of it; due to poor sales not as many were produced. When re-released, the cover-art sported a blue background colour and is the more common version of the single.

The single peaked at #51 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The re-issued, blue edition of the single peaked at #3 in the UK.

In Australia, the song was ranked #4 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 of 2004.

In 2009 it was voted at Number 18 in UK radio station XFM’s “100 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The music video for “Somebody Told Me”, directed by Brett Simon, simply shows The Killers performing their song in the moonlight of a desert location, with a giant LED screen displaying rolling, flashing images of their logo, as well as an alternate version of the video shot during the day, presumably in the same location.

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