THE GREATEST OF ALL TUNES (G.O.A.T.) is a salute to the greatest songs of all time, one song per artist. Want more? Go to the G.O.A.T. Page for all the GOATs so far!
Hot Fuss was a great album that exploded in a way few albums do—especially in this Century. Between this song and Mr. Brightside, The Killers became ubiquitous—and the album Hot Fuss went triple platinum.
It’s a fairly simple song, but it’s the kind of tune that you can’t unhear and can’t forget. It grabs you with a tongue-twisting chorus that forces you to think a little to understand it: “Somebody told me you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend I had in February of last year.” It went to #1 in Europe, but only got to #3 in the U.S.—despite garnering three Grammy nominations.
Further listening: Mr. Brightside, All These Things That I’ve Done, Bones.