Our Top 10 Brandon Flowers songs ranked list takes a look at the solo career of the Killers great band leader and singer Brandon Flowers. The Killers famous singer and songwriter has only released two solo albums so far outside of his work with his band The Killers. Still, both albums are filled with great songs and collaborations with legendary artists and producers. Brandon Flowers first solo album was released in 2010 entitled Flamingo. A name we suspect was inspired by the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Brandon Flowers second album was released in 2015 entitled The Desired Effect. During his solo career, Brandon Flowers has also made guest appearances on other well known artists albums as well as performing live with artists ranging from Sheryl Crow to John Fogerty. Our Brandon Flowers Ranked songs list takes a listen to ten of the best Brandon Flowers songs released during his solo career.
# 10 – Superheated
We open up our Brandon Flowers songs list with the great song “Superheated.” This was a song Brandon Flowers c0-wrote with the band New Order. The song was released on the album entuted Music Complete. The album was released in September of 2015. It was an album that also featured a guest appearance by Iggy Pop. The song “Superheated,” was never released as a single but we felt it was the best track on the album featuring the incredible vocals and songwriting talent of Brandon Flowers.
# 9 – Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas
We continue our Brandon Flowers songs list with the great song “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas.” The song was released on Brandon Flower’s first solo album entitled Flamingo. The album was released in 201o.”Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas,” was the album’s opening track. The song was produced by Brendan O’Brien who is known for producing acts from Pearl Jam to Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan. And that all makes sense because at times Brandon Flowers sound like a combination of all three of those famous acts especially Bob Dylan on this great opening track.
# 8 – I Can Change
In the number eight spot on our Brandon Flowers songs list is the great tune “I Can Change.” The song was released on Brandon Flowers second album entitled The Desired Effect. The song “I Can Change,” was the fourth single released from the album. The song is jam-packed with samples and pieces of music borrowed from other songs. So many songwriters were given credit for this one including Brandon Flowers, Steve Bronski, Lawrence Cole, James Somerville, Axel Hedfors and Sebastian Ingrosso.
# 7 – Playing With Fire
It’s amazing how producers can have such an influence on an album and artist. On the track “Playing With Fire,” it’s very easy to hear that open air mysterious sound of legendary producer and songwriter Daniel Lanois. The songwriting credit on the song was also split between Daniel Lanois and Brandon Flowers. This is truly a great artistic song and recording. How could it not be, its Daniel Lanois.
# 6 -Lonely Town
Well I guess there’s nothing like promoting an artist’s songs more than by featuring their song on a cassette single featured in the video, if you know what I mean.The song “Lonely Town,” was released on Brandon Flower’s second album entitled The Desired Effect. The song was released as the third single from the album. The song peaked at number 47 on the US Billboard Rock Charts.
# 5 – Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts
At the halfway point on our Brandon Flowers songs list we turn to the song “Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts.” The song was released on Brandon Flowers debut album. “Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts,” was also released as the third single from the album. Out of all the solo material Brandon Flowers has released, this song is the one that sounds most like his band The Killers.
# 4 – Still Want You
The second single released from Brandon Flowers The Desired Effect album was this great soulful song “Still Want You.” This has an almost gospel tinged techno R&B ballad sound that showcases some interesting backing female vocals with some very heavy reverb. It’s an interesting song and one that we very much enjoy.
# 3 – Only The Young
In the number three spot on our Brandon Flowers songs list we present the fabulous single “Only The Young.” The song was released as the second single from his debut solo album. This is a tender mid tempo ballad that features the great vocals of The Killers singer Brandon Flowers. The song “Only The Young,” charted in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom but not in the United States.
# 2 – Can’t Deny My Love
As we begin to wind down our Brandon Flowers songs list, we turn to one of his most successful single releases. The song “Can’t Deny My Love” was released on Brandon Flower’s second album titled The Desired Effect. It was released as the LP’s lead single. “Can’t Deny My Love” would become the second highest charting single of Brandon Flower’s solo career. The song peaked at number 30 on the US Billboard Rock Tracks charts in 2015. “Can’t Deny My Love” was written by Brandon Flowers and Darren Beckett.
# 1 – Crossfire
We close out out Brandon Flowers songs list with the incredible song “Crossfire.” The song was released on Brandon Flower’s first album entitled Flamingo. The album was released in 2010. It’s a great song that stands as sort of a mid tempo ballad that echos Bono of U2 in the song’s vocal track. However, what we love most about this song is the appearance of the great action star Charlize Theron in the video. If there ever was a doubt over what song we would place in the number one spot on our Brandon Flowers songs ranked list, it was Charlize Theron who sealed the deal with this action packed video. Why she was never picked as the new James Bond just doesn’t make sense. What she did in Atomic Blonde was one of the greatest action spy roles we have ever witnessed on the silver screen. Oh yeah, this is a good song too. Sorry Brandon but once we get started talking about Charlize Theron everything else kind of just gets thrown out the window.
The song “Crossfire,” was released as the album’s first single. It would become the highest charting song of Brandon Flowers solo career. The song hit number 11 on the US Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts and the US Billboard Rock Airplay Charts. “Crossfire,” broke the top 10 on the US Billboard Dance music charts peaking at number five. The song was also a huge hit in the United Kingdom where it was a top 10 single peaking at number eight on the United Kingdom pop charts. The song “Crossfire,” was also a top ten hit in the countries of Belgium, Ireland, Scotland and Israel showing Brandon Flowers popularity on the Eastern side of the Atlantic.
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