TIL that The Killers threw away everything they were working on after listening to “Is This It” by The Strokes, because they felt their music wasn’t good enough. The only one that wasn’t thrown away? Mr. Brightside. The song has stayed on the Top 100 charts for 209 weeks.
“Also in 2012, Flowers told NME that he felt “depressed” after hearing The Strokes’ album ‘Is This It’. “That record just sounded so perfect,” he said. “We threw away everything [we were working on] and the only song that made the cut and remained was ‘Mr. Brightside.'””