Here’s one pop-culture writer’s theory: there are exactly two songs that can sum up the state of pop music between the years 2000 and 2010. They are Kanye West’s Gold Digger, and The Killers’ Mr Brightside. 

If you’re reading this, the odds are you’ve squeaked out “she takes my mo-ney”, and belted out “and I’ve been doing JUST fine”, in roughly equal measure. Read: a lot.

If you haven’t heard either of these tunes on a regular night at your neighbourhood club, you probably just haven’t stayed there long enough. 

We’d also accept OutKast’s Hey Ya, The White Stripe’s Seven Nation Army, and Rihanna’s Umbrella have serious claims to that pantheon of era-defining goodness. Still, we just can’t look past the works of Yeezy and one Brendan Flowers. 

We’re taking footage from The Killers’ Glastonbury Festival set as a pretty solid proof of concept. Have a look at this shot, and try telling us it doesn’t look like the start of a goddamn revolution:

WATCH: ‘Mr Brightside’ Live At Glastonbury Fest Will Have You Screaming Too

All of those thrashing bodies had voices to match, too. It’s not too often thousands of punters can actually pool their chanting to actually overpower a heaving rock band on a major festival stage, but here we are. 

Our jealousy is turning saints into the sea. We still don’t know what that means, but goddamn, it feels right to say when watching this goodness.



Source: BBC Music / YouTube.