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Happy Birthday Guadalupe by The Killers
Album: Single Release OnlyReleased: 2009
This mariachi-flavored track is the fourth Christmas single to be released by Las Vegas rock band, The Killers. Vocalist Brandon Flowers recalled to NME in 2014: "I started writing it on an airplane. That was approaching it from the standpoint of the recession had hit and there was a lot of trouble going round. It's sort of about throwing all of that out the window during Christmas time."
The song features two bands that opened for the Killers during their 2009 worldwide tour, Wild Light and Mariachi El Bronx.
The single was released as a Digital Download on World Aids Day, December 1, 2009. All proceeds from the track were donated to the Global Fund to help fight AIDS in Africa.
In the song's music video Beverly Hills 90210 actor Luke Perry plays a lonesome, cowboy searching the desert for his long-lost love.