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Interesting facts and trivia about Mr. Brightside. By Songfacts®.

Killers guitarist Dave Keuning wrote this about lead singer Brandon Flowers' ex-girlfriend who cheated on him. Flowers recalled to Q magazine March 2009 how he discovered her with another man at the Crown and Anchor pub in his hometown of Las Vegas: "I was asleep and I knew something was wrong. I have these instincts. I went to the Crown and Anchor and my girlfriend was there with another guy." Flowers added that the song was "born" at the Crown and Anchor.

In the video, actress Izabella Miko (of Coyote Ugly) plays the girlfriend. Eric Roberts (Julia's brother) also stars in the video as the bad guy. This wasn't his first star turn in a major video: he also appeared in Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together." The clip was directed by Sophie Muller, who has done over 100 videos, including several for Gwen Stefani.

In England, fans of Manchester United and Everton football teams have their own rendition of this song in praise of their former player Norman Whiteside.

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Mr. Brightside.
4/4Time Signature


The album Mr. Brightside is released on.

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The record label that has released Mr. Brightside.
Island Records
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℗ 2007 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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