Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Killers ~ Somebody Told Me


One of my favorite songs ever!!

"Somebody Told Me" is the second single by American rock band The Killers. The song is featured on the group's debut album Hot Fuss and was written by Dave KeuningRonnie Vannucci Jr.Mark Stoermer and Brandon Flowers.
The single peaked at #51 on the US Billboard Hot 100. In the UK it charted at #28 upon its first release in March 2004 becoming the band's first top 40 hit, it was then re-released in January 2005 and reached #3.
In Australia, the song was ranked #4 on Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2004.
In 2009 it was voted at Number 9 in UK radio station XFM's Top 100 songs of the decade.
Billboard called the song "wildly infectious", and "as addictive as nickel slots". Blender said the single is a "superb blaze of synthesizers and guitars that builds to the year's best one-liner: 'Somebody told me you had a boyfriend who looked like a girlfriend I had in February of last year.'" Entertainment Weekly hailed the single as "three smashingly punchy minutes of garage pop so tightly wound that singer Brandon Flowers seems to be accusing his girl of cheating on him with another woman." Rolling Stone said the single was a "nightclub anthem in the making" and continued, "the acid-tongued 'Somebody Told Me' blasts into outer space on a wave of synthesizers and singer Brandon Flowers' cheeky chorus".
I totally agree with Entertainment Weekly . . . "three smashingly punchy minutes of garage pop."  I can never get enough of this song!

The song was nominated for:

Best Rock Song ~ 2005 Grammy Awards

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ~ 2005 Grammy Awards

Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track ~ 2005 International Dance Music Awards

Source:  Wikipedia
Lyrics
Somebody Told Me | The Killers
Breaking my back just to know your name
Seventeen tracks and I've had it with this game
I'm breaking my back just to know your name
But heaven ain't close in a place like this
Anything goes but don't blink you might miss
Cause heaven ain't close in a place like this
I said heaven ain't close in a place like this
Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight
Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight

Well somebody told me
You had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential
I've got potential

Ready? Let's roll onto something new
Taking its toll and I'm leaving without you
I'm ready, let's roll onto something new

'Cause heaven ain't close in a place like this
I said heaven ain't close in a place like this
Bring it back down, bring it back down tonight
Never thought I'd let a rumor ruin my moonlight

Well somebody told me
You had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential
I've got potential
A rushin', a rushin' around

Pace yourself for me
I said maybe baby please
But I just don't know now
When all I wanna do is try

[x3]
Somebody told me
You had a boyfriend
Who looked like a girlfriend
That I had in February of last year
It's not confidential
I've got potential
A rushin', a rushin' around

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