V Festival top 5s - The Killers
- By Jack Preston -
- Apr 17, 2012
It seems like a long time, a very long time, since The Killers graced the main stage at a Festival. So it’s with great excitement that Virgin Media's V Festival announced the Las Vegas indie kings as headliners for this year’s V.
Never ones to do things by half, you can expect a set with no expenses spared as the boys pull out all the stops. Bets have already been placed as to what Brandon Flower’s costume will entail (Outlandish feather plumage? Skin tight leather? Cowboy hat?) and to the size of Ronnie Vannucci Jr.’s moustache.
So, when the music finally starts, what songs will you be looking forward to? Here’s Red Room’s top 5. Have we got is spot on? Or seriously wrong?
1. Read My Mind
There's a lot that can be said about this song; it features some fantastic "magic soaking my spine" lyrics, Brandon looks extremely cool and pensive wandering the streets of Japan in the video, it's incredibly uplifting and above all, it's their best song.
2. Somebody Told Me
Quite possibly the band's biggest song, and for a good reason. It's the catchiest indie dancefloor to come out of the noughties, we think.
3. All These Things That I've Done
The single that broke the band in England is still one of their finest, with Brandon Flowers in the sort of reflective mood that sees him write his best lyrics.
4. Under The Gun
First released as a bonus track on their debut album 'Hot Fuss', then later reworked for 'Sawdust', this motoring number brings a welcome sense of urgency to The Killers. Plus, a James Dean reference always goes down well.
5. Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
If you didn't own a copy of Hot Fuss you're either telling a lie or you're me. I did however listen to it second hand over one thousand times through everyone I knew repeatedly playing their copy. As much as I tried to resist it, the opening track is simply fantastic.
Want some more V Festival Top 5s? How about The Stone Roses?