30 Day Music Challenge Day 22: Mr. Brightside (The Killers)


In an effort to drum up some posting after leaving this blog essentially dormant for, well, too long… here’s me taking the 30 Day Music Challenge. It’s spreading well enough that it’s still interesting, and it’s relevant enough to my interests that it’s worth pursuing. I love music, and I’ve come to associate certain songs with certain parts of my life, and it’s a fun opportunity to talk about some well-remembered songs.

Day 22 is “a song that moves you forward”, which is just ambiguous enough to work.

Mr. Brightside by The Killers does the job here, as it “moves you forward” as a hard-charging upbeat psyche-up song with a healthy dose of anger and bitterness that can be pretty good fuel. That anger is sometimes necessary to “move you forward” in terms of moving on, as wallowing in self-pity has got to feel stupid after a while if you’re ever going to stop giving yourself over to it.

Destiny is calling me.