It’s almost always on The Killers’ setlist… and Brandon Flowers considers it the best song he’s ever written.

And no, it’s not Mr. Brightside.

The frontman believes that the “room changes” whenever they play Read My Mind, from the 2006 album, Sam’s Town.

“My favourite song, I’ve not been shy about, is Read My Mind,” Flowers said a Facebook Live Q&A back in 2017.

“It doesn’t matter if we’re in a bar or an arena or a stadium or a festival or to 50 people, when Read My Mind starts, the room changes.”

He continued.

“I guess it’s strange to have reverence for something that you had a part in creating but I guess I’m just thankful for that song.”


The album Sam’s Town was named after a casino and hotel in Las Vegas – where the Killers originated. It was designed to attract locals rather than tourists and it’s sign was visible through bassist Mark Stoermer’s bedroom window as a child.

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