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Brandon, Brandon, Brandon light my way (c’mon!)

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A few weeks ago it was revealed that Q Magazine in the UK would be releasing a “tribute CD” of artists covering songs from U2’s epically amazing Achtung Baby for the album’s 20th anniversary.

I got it in my head that The Killers should definitely be part of this project because, 1. They love U2, 2. They do great U2 covers (ok this is just Brandon, but still!) and 3. It would make my life to hear my favorite band cover my favorite band on my favorite album.

Then I decided they should cover Ultraviolet (Light My Way.) And after listening to AB I came up with a Killers Cover Achtung Baby Wishlist that started with Ultraviolet and ended with Tryin’ to Throw Your Arms Around the World, but really I would have been happy with whichever song they did (I would have been happiest if they were the only band covering the whole damn thing!)

BTW this was all despite the fact that there was NO CONFIRMATION that they had anything to do with it!

But then, oh joy!! It was confirmed that they would be included. And just this week a little Twitter told me that they’ll be covering (…drumroll please…) ULTRAVIOLET!!!!!!

As I said on FB:

I don’t think there are enough CAPITAL LETTERS AND !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OR 🙂 to express JUST HOW EXCITED I AM ABOUT THIS!!!!!! 🙂

Brandon is going to KILL this in the vocals, then he’s going to kill ME when I hear it. Seriously guys – if there was a Holy Grail of my Fangirldom, this may be it!

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

One thought on “Brandon, Brandon, Brandon light my way (c’mon!)

  1. Besides killing you and me softly, he’s going to fucking kill everyone with a set of ears when they hear it!!! People don’t realize, this is going to change the game. It’s going to be so damn perfect. I might not even listen to the rest of the other covers on the album. They’re not even going to matter compared to UV. I really hope Bono doubted whether they would be good for it, but Larry MADE him choose TK to cover it!

    Oh God and that video too…I love this song. I love U2. I love The Killers. I love being an overzealous fangirl who gets so hyped up about things like this :’)

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