The Killers once made a sequel / prequel to ‘Mr. Brightside ‘inspired by Elton John
The Killers are perhaps best known for their anthem “Mr. The Good Side.” Interestingly, they released a sequel / prequel to the song several years later. During an interview, The Killer’s Brandon Flowers revealed that the song was partly inspired by classic rock songs by Elton John and partly inspired by a photo of a woman in a cloud-shaped swimsuit. Here is a preview of the sequel to “Mr. The bright side.”
Killer’s Brandon Flowers said their ‘Mr. The Brightside sequel had an “epic” title like an Elton John song
Once upon a time there was a beauty pageant called Miss Atomic Bomb. According to Irish Examiner, a famous photo of one of the contest winners hit Killers frontman Brandon Flowers. “There is a very iconic image of the first ‘Miss Atomic Bomb’,” he said. “A mushroom-shaped swimsuit covers her breasts. It’s a beautiful photo of this woman in the desert.
Meeting Bernie Taupin, the lyricist of many Elton John hits, also had an impact on Flowers. “I met Bernie Taupin for the first time and felt like he was giving me a little advice. He didn’t say much to me, he just asked me, “Do you like the titles? And I started to think about Elton John songs, and I found out that Bernie wrote the songs first. Like ‘Mona Lisa and the Mad Hatter’ or ‘Candle in the Wind’, it’s already epic.
Flowers decided to use the phrase “Miss Atomic Bomb” for a song title. “’Miss Atomic Bomb’, when it echoed in the brain, it was so loud. I attached it to ‘Mr. Brightside ‘, so it was very easy for me to write.
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How The Killer’s ‘Miss Atomic Bomb’ Connects To ‘Mr. The Good Side’
Flowers revealed that the song reflected a sense of closure after the events of “Mr. The good side. ”“ It doesn’t keep me awake at night, I’ve moved on, but there is a sense of closure in a weird way, ”he said. Time Out Dubai. It’s in the lyrics: ‘The dust has settled / My eyes are clear.’ “
“Miss Atomic Bomb” and its video have more obvious connections to “Mr. Brightside” too. For example, the deck of “Miss Atomic Bomb” reuses a riff from “Mr. The Good Side.” Additionally, the video includes the characters of the love triangle in the movie “Mr. Video from Brightside.”
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How did the world react to the two songs?
What song worked better – “Mr. Brightside” or “Miss Atomic Bomb?” Mr. Brightside “reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the charts for 38 weeks. It was the only Killers song to reach the top 10. The song’s parent album, Hot Fuss, was also a hit. , reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and staying on that chart for weeks.
On the other hand, “Miss Atomic Bomb” didn’t make it to the charts at all. It also didn’t reach Billboard’s Hot Alternative Songs chart. His parent album, Battle Born, was more successful, reaching no. on the Billboard 200 and staying on the chart for weeks. While “Miss Atomic Bomb” is connected to “Mr. Brightside”, it did not live up to its success.
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