Just Another Girl (The Killers song)

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"Just Another Girl"
Single by The Killers
from the album Direct Hits
Released November 11, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 4:21
Label Island
Writer(s) The Killers
Producer(s) Stuart Price
The Killers singles chronology
"Shot at the Night"
(2013)
"Just Another Girl"
(2013)
"Christmas in L.A."
(2013)
Music video
Just Another Girl on YouTube

"Just Another Girl" is a song by American rock band The Killers. It was released as the second single from their compilation album, Direct Hits. The song was premiered on VH1, and subsequently played on mainstream radio.[1]

Recording and production[edit]

The song was produced by Stuart Price who had previously worked with the band on the Day & Age album. Brandon Flowers stated in 2013 that "[Stuart Price has] become like my brother now: we work well together, and I'm always impressed with his musicality and his taste. It's in a different vein from 'Shot at the Night', it's more of a narrative. You're 'in' the song in a different way."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

"Just Another Girl" was listed as one of NME's Onrepeat list along with a small review. Stating it's "a perfect Killers song," whilst also claiming "The Killers have long stopped sounding like other bands..." Rolling Stone said the song "plays up the group's slightly more restrained side," noting that "Brandon Flowers sounds lovelorn and wistful."[1][3]

Music video[edit]

The accompanying music video was released on November 25 and was directed by Warren Fu. The video features Dianna Agron who plays Brandon Flowers in a variety of scenes reminiscent of some of the band's famous videos. It starts with Agron in a Flowers-like blazer with feather shoulders performing on the set of Human alongside the other band members, Dave Keuning, Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. and Mark Stoermer. She continues to progress through the band's history and makes appearances in "When You Were Young", "Spaceman", "All These Things That I've Done" and "Runaways" style sets among others. The video was filmed at Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake. The video ends with both Agron and Flowers singing onscreen before Agron flips a giant switch that releases confetti. Keuning then walks away playing a guitar before the band's trademark "K" stage prop, used during the Day & Age World Tour, is shown.

When reviewing the video, Rolling Stone noted that "It all adds up to a fun history lesson that makes perfect sense within the context of Direct Hits."[4]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 32
Ireland (IRMA)[6] 85
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 83
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[8] 50
US Rock Digital Songs (Billboard)[9] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Killers Yearn for 'Just Another Girl'". Rolling Stone. November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brandon Flowers Writes Track-By-Track To The Killers' Greatest Hits Album". NME. November 8, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "NME 20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week". NME. November 13, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Killers Feature 'Glee' Star in 'Just Another Girl'". Rolling Stone. November 25, 2013. Retrieved November 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Killers – Shot At The Night" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Chart Track". Irish Singles Chart.
  7. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.
  8. ^ "The Killers - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  9. ^ "The Killers - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-10-16.