Why is Mr. Brightside so popular?

From David Bennett Piano.

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Mr. Brightside by The Killers is an absolute party staple, but what makes this song so popular. Let’s take a look at the finger-stretching guitar riff, the monotonous melody and the unusually unresolved ending to work out what makes this song such a singalong classic.


MusicWeek – The songwriting secrets of The Killers’ Mr Brightside: https://www.musicweek.com/interviews/read/hitmakers-the-songwriting-secrets-of-the-killers-mr-brightside/075131

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0:00 Introduction
0:42 the guitar riff
2:00 the monotone verse
4:00 Pre-chorus
4:20 Chorus & Post-chorus
5:00 HDpiano
5:35 Structure & Build Up
6:40 Unresolved ending
6:55 why is it so popular?
8:22 Patreon

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