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Friday, August 20, 2004

Somebody Told Me remix reviewed by BILLBOARD



Somebody Told Me
Producer(s): Jeff Saltzman, the Killers
Writer(s): B. Flowers, D. Keuning,
Publisher(s): the Killers Publishing (ASCAP)
Label/Catalog Number: Island 003253 (12-inch single)
Source: Billboard Magazine
Originally Reviewed: August 28, 2004

Dance-rock jam "Somebody Told Me" has already proved itself at modern rock radio: The wildly infectious track peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in the Aug. 21 issue. Now, along come these potent remixes, which deserve to reach the summits of the Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Dance Singles Sales charts. Producer/ remixers King Unique and Josh Harris did not simply lay vocals atop newly constructed tracks, which is most often the case with today's remixes. Instead, they made a concerted effort to maintain the original song's integrity. This has resulted in one very urgent club track that is equal parts rock, new wave and house. In the process, the identity of the Las Vegas-based quartet is not lost or compromised—neither is the song's oh-so-catchy chorus. With dance-rock sounds gaining momentum on dancefloors, the timing is right for these remixes. But do yourself a favor and don't stop with this single. Dig into the act's debut album, "Hot Fuss," for more tasty treats.—MP


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