10 May 2016

top 100 of the '00s | 88. the killers - "somebody told me"

Indie rock's popularity skyrocketed in the early aughties, and within a few years it started to splinter into a few blends and flavors. The Killers were one of the first bands to combine the staple sounds of indie rock with the sensibilities of new wave music, peppering in synth sounds and singing like Joe Strummer.

Does anyone actually know what the hell this song means? Lead singer Brandon Flowers willingly admits that it's a dumb song, but a fun one nonetheless.

I guess it doesn't really matter, though, does it? Everyone remembers that hook, despite it not making a lick of sense.