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** "Run For Cover".

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** The trend of "Mr. Brightside But..." and putting an awkward setting to fit the song's ironic lyrical themes to it's peppy beat. The best known one is "She left you last minute at prom so you're crying in a school bathroom while Mr. Brightside plays".


* {{Anvilicious}}: "Land of the Free" takes aim at the illegal immigration argument with all the subtlety and nuance of putting a loaded shotgun to the Border Patrol's crotch and blowing their balls off. Considering that the music video was a Creator/SpikeLee joint, it probably comes with the territory.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: "Land of the Free" and the accompanying video takes aim at the illegal immigration argument with all the subtlety and nuance of putting a loaded shotgun to the Border Patrol's crotch and blowing their balls off. Considering that the music video was is a Creator/SpikeLee joint, it probably comes with the territory.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: "Land of the Free" takes aim at the illegal immigration argument with all the subtlety and nuance of putting a loaded shotgun to the Border Patrol's crotch and blowing their balls off. Considering that the music video was a Creator/SpikeLee joint, it probably comes with the territory.


* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Brandon Flowers described "Human" as Music/JohnnyCash meets the Music/PetShopBoys, and an interview in the UK Observer stated it was a cross between Music/NewOrder and Music/BruceSpringsteen.


* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: They're much more widely known and respected in the UK than their native America. "Mr. Brightside" is a club staple there and holds numerous chary records. It's been on the chart in every year since its 2004 release, and has spent over three years total on the chart.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: They're much more widely known and respected in the UK than their native America. "Mr. Brightside" is a club staple there and holds numerous chary chart records. It's been reappeared on the chart list in every year since its 2004 release, and has spent over three years total on the chart.it.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: They're much more widely known and respected in the UK than their native America. "Mr. Brightside" is a club staple there and holds numerous chary records. It's been on the chart in every year since its 2004 release, and has spent over three years total on the chart.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: So much to list. "Mr. Brightside", "Read My Mind" and "Human" come to many minds, although the other songs are all good in their own right. "Run for Cover" and "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' also qualify.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: So much to list. "Mr. Brightside", "Read My Mind" and "Human" come to many minds, although the other songs are all good in their own right. "Run for Cover" and Cover", "The Man" and the title track off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' also qualify.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Runaways" uses a lot of the same chord progressions as "Heat Of The Moment" by Music/{{Asia}}, especially the power chords at the end of the first chorus. Fitting, as both are more or less about the same subject.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: So much to list. "Mr. Brightside", "Read My Mind" and "Human" come to many minds, although the other songs are all good in their own right.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: So much to list. "Mr. Brightside", "Read My Mind" and "Human" come to many minds, although the other songs are all good in their own right. "Run for Cover" and "The Man" off of ''Wonderful Wonderful'' also qualify.


* FountainOfExpies: The two killers introduced led to a slew of imitators of two-team bad guys with their own slang and dividual behaviour. In addition to the direct adaptations, there is ''The Lineup'' (also directed by Don Siegel), ''The Big Combo'' (where the hitmen are a barely disguised gay couple) and revived most fittingly in Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/PulpFiction'' with Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega taking on the roles, with Jules hanging a {{Lampshade}} when he tells Vince to "get into character". Creator/BruceWillis' boxer character was also inspired by the Swede.
* HeReallyCanAct: Reagan is surprisingly effective as an AffablyEvil gangster in ''The Killers'', and he gives a performance of subtle menace, holding his own with Creator/JohnCassavetes and Creator/LeeMarvin. It's quite a contrast to his likability as a president.

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* FountainOfExpies: The two killers introduced led to a slew of imitators of two-team bad guys with their own slang and dividual behaviour. In addition to the direct adaptations, there is ''The Lineup'' (also directed by Don Siegel), ''The Big Combo'' (where the hitmen are a barely disguised gay couple) and revived most fittingly in Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/PulpFiction'' with Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega taking on the roles, with Jules hanging a {{Lampshade}} when he tells Vince to "get into character". Creator/BruceWillis' boxer character was also inspired by the Swede.
* HeReallyCanAct:
SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: Reagan is surprisingly effective as an AffablyEvil gangster in ''The Killers'', and he gives a performance of subtle menace, holding his own with Creator/JohnCassavetes and Creator/LeeMarvin. It's quite a contrast to his likability as a president.



* AlternateCharacterInterpretation / FridgeHorror: "Bones" is not officially part of the murder trilogy, but consider this: it's about a guy trying to convince his girlfriend to go down to the beach with him at night, while "Midnight Show" is about a guy who takes his girlfriend to the beach at night ''and strangles her''.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation AlternativeCharacterInterpretation / FridgeHorror: "Bones" is not officially part of the murder trilogy, but consider this: it's about a guy trying to convince his girlfriend to go down to the beach with him at night, while "Midnight Show" is about a guy who takes his girlfriend to the beach at night ''and strangles her''.



* AwesomeMusic: So much to list. "Mr. Brightside", "Read My Mind" and "Human" come to many minds, although the other songs are all good in their own right.

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: So much to list. "Mr. Brightside", "Read My Mind" and "Human" come to many minds, although the other songs are all good in their own right.



** "[[Film/SouthlandTales I've got soul but I'm not a soldier]]... [[EarWorm I've got soul but I'm not a soldier]]..."

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** "[[Film/SouthlandTales I've got soul but I'm not a soldier]]... soldier...]] [[EarWorm I've got soul but I'm not a soldier]]..."soldier...]]"



** The closing rendition of "Silent Night". Also could double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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** The closing rendition of "Silent Night". Also could double as a CrowningMomentOfFunny.SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}}.

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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: Brandon Flowers described "Human" as Music/JohnnyCash meets the Music/PetShopBoys, and an interview in the UK Observer stated it was a cross between Music/NewOrder and Music/BruceSpringsteen.

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** "When You Were Young" and "Human" are widely recognized tunes as well.

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** "[[Film/SouthlandTales I've got soul but I'm not a soldier]]... [[EarWorm I've got soul but I'm not a soldier]]..."


* EvilIsCool: The titular killers in Hemingway's story were seen as archetypal bad guys with cool and witty slang. Lee Marvin and Clu Gallagher in the remake take this and run with it. This is averted however in Siodmak's original film, where the killers aren't charismatic but Ava Gardner's FemmeFatale most definitely is.
* FountainOfExpies: The two killers introduced led to a slew of imitators of two-team bad guys with their own slang and dividual behaviour. In addition to the direct adaptations, there is ''The Lineup'' (also directed by Don Siegel), ''The Big Combo'' (where the hitmen are a barely disguised gay couple) and revived most fittingly in Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/PulpFiction'' with Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega taking on the roles, with Jules hanging a {{Lampshade}} when he tells Vince to "get into character". Bruce Willis' boxer character is also inspired by the Swede.
* HeReallyCanAct: Reagan is surprisingly effective as an AffablyEvil gangster in ''The Killers'', and he gives a performance of subtle menace, holding his own with John Cassavetes and Lee Marvin. It's quite a contrast to his likability as a president.

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* EvilIsCool: The titular killers in Hemingway's story were seen as archetypal bad guys with cool and witty slang. Lee Marvin Creator/LeeMarvin and Clu Gallagher in the remake take this and run with it. This is averted however in Siodmak's original film, where the killers aren't charismatic but Ava Gardner's Creator/AvaGardner's FemmeFatale most definitely is.
* FountainOfExpies: The two killers introduced led to a slew of imitators of two-team bad guys with their own slang and dividual behaviour. In addition to the direct adaptations, there is ''The Lineup'' (also directed by Don Siegel), ''The Big Combo'' (where the hitmen are a barely disguised gay couple) and revived most fittingly in Creator/QuentinTarantino's ''Film/PulpFiction'' with Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega taking on the roles, with Jules hanging a {{Lampshade}} when he tells Vince to "get into character". Bruce Willis' Creator/BruceWillis' boxer character is was also inspired by the Swede.
* HeReallyCanAct: Reagan is surprisingly effective as an AffablyEvil gangster in ''The Killers'', and he gives a performance of subtle menace, holding his own with John Cassavetes Creator/JohnCassavetes and Lee Marvin.Creator/LeeMarvin. It's quite a contrast to his likability as a president.

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