The Killers - "Mr Brightside"
The song is the first Killers song ever. Half of the current line-up wasn't even part of the band when it was written.
David Keuning (guitars) one day placed an add in the local Vegas Weekly looking for a singer who was into Oasis and Bowie. Keuning : "Brandon [Flowers, vocals] was the only person to reply to my ad who wasn’t a complete freak. He came over with his keyboard and we started going through song ideas straight away. I had the verse to "Mr Brightside" and he went away and wrote the chorus. That was the first song we wrote together and remains the only song that we’ve played at every single Killers show".
Mark Stoermer (bass) and Ronnie Vannucci (drums) then met the two guys at a gig they were doing with a different rhythms section. After being tried out for the band, they joined, and the Killers were born.
Available on the album "Hot Fuss"