Smile Like You Mean It


Smile Like You Mean It

Infobox Single
Name = Smile Like You Mean It



Artist = The Killers
from Album = Hot Fuss
Released = May 2, 2005
Format = CD
Recorded =
Genre = Indie rock
Length = 3:55
Label = Island/Lizard King
Written by = Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer
Producer = ???
Chart position =
  • #15 (US Modern Rock)
  • #11 (UK Singles Chart)

Reviews =
Last single = "All These Things That I've Done" 2005
This single = "Smile Like You Mean It" 2005
Next single = "When You Were Young" 2006

"Smile Like You Mean It" is a synth rock song by Las Vegas rock band The Killers. The song is featured on their debut album "Hot Fuss", and is the fourth single from it in the United Kingdom and the third single in United States. It was written by lead vocalist Brandon Flowers and bassist Mark Stoermer.It reached #11 in the UK single chart and #15 in the Billboard U.S. Modern Rock Chart. It also received substantial radioplay in Australia.

Track listing

UK Translucent Pink 7"

#"Smile Like You Mean It"
#"Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town (Zane Lowe Radio 1 Session)"

UK CD

#"Smile Like You Mean It"
#"Get Trashed"

UK 12"

#"Smile Like You Mean It (Ruff & Jam Eastside Mix)"
#"Mr Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Dub Mix)"

UK Digital Single

#"Smile Like You Mean It (Fischerspooner Remix)"
#"Smile Like You Mean It (Zip Remix)"

Australian CD

# "Smile Like You Mean It"
# "Change Your Mind"
# "Mr Brightside" (The Lindbergh Palace Radio Remix)"

Music video

The music video for this song shows ghostly figures of the band wandering around a house that the characters of the song presumably used to live in. Various party-goers dance and old memories are recalled while Brandon Flowers sings to the camera. While these extras are oblivious to being watched throughout the video, at the end they turn to the camera to look at the viewer while the band fades away.

This video fits in with the suggested meaning of the song where one recalls better times, although others have suggested the song is about suicide or looking back after death. A more literal interpretation is that the song describes an empty relationship.

External links

* [http://www.musicomh.com/singles/killers-5.htm MusicOMH Song Review]


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