Billie Eilish singing into a microphone

Can you guess the hit song that made Billie Eilish cry?

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas performed live at iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO 2021. The 19-year-old- pop star has confessed that she used to sit in the car and cry to The Killers‘ hit song “Mr. Brightside.” Brandon Flowers and co. music influenced her life personally and professionally. Scroll down as the “Bad Guy” shares why the song is a childhood favorite!

  • The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas in 2001 by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
  • “Mr. Brightside” is The Killers debut single that launched them to stardom and it’s featured on their first album “Hot Fuss” in 2004.
  • The song became the longest-charting song in music history, having appeared in the top 100 for 240 weeks.
  • Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell have opened up about how The Killers band influenced their music and lives.
Billie Eilish and Finneas at iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO 2021 backstage.

At iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO 2021 Billy Eilish performed her new hit "Therefore I Am." The event was held in California on January 28th where The Killers also appeared on stage to play their famous debut single back in 2003.

The Killers performed at the iHeartRadio ALTer EGO 2021 event. 

Eilish and her older brother and creative collaborator Finneas O'Connell revealed that they are big fans of the group from Las Vegas. In fact, the Killers were the favorite band of the music siblings.

Billie Eilish at iHeartRadio's ALTErEgo performing "Therefore I Am"

They confessed their love of the band’s debut album “Hot Fuss.” The song “Mr. Brightside” is part of their childhood memories and an important piece of music for Billie and Finneas that helped them to grow professionally and in their personal lives.

 “There were a lot of times when I would just sit in the car and cry to ‘Mr. Brightside’ even though nothing in my life, at all, was that situation.”

Billie Eilish memorable performance live at iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO 2021

The Killer's music just makes your emotions come out according to the “Bad Guy” singer. “Mr. Brightside” is so powerful that moves you even if you are feeling fine. Click here to watch the legendary music video of the song. 


Meanwhile, Billie Eilish’s long-awaited collaboration with Rosalía, Lo Vas A Olvidar,” came out on January 21st. On January 22nd Billboard launched a music poll to find out what was the favorite new release of the past week and the bilingual single topped the chart!

Natalie Baldwin

Graphic Designer graduated from University of Southern California. Bookworm. Nature, coffee and books are my best friends.+ info

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