Top Ten Songs By The Killers


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The Top Ten

Mr. Brightside
so good and a great melody
so catchy!
'But she's touching his chest now, he takes off her dress now, LET ME GO! '
Greatest song ever! Always gets in my head. Fantastic lyrics and a fantastic voice from Brandon. Long live the Killers!
AMAZING SONG. Very catchy, excellent lyrics... Relates to society well.
[Newest]Amazing song, lyrics, melody and video
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2When You Were Young
Smooth voice, addicting melody, a song that always wanna make you sing to it.
Awesome lyrics "he doesn't look a bit like jesus but ha talks like gentleman"!
Incredible lyrics, and great tune, the best song probably from 21st century. "He doesn't look a thing like Jesus"
[Newest]It builds up to an amazing climax.

3All These Things That I've Done
Greatest song of all time.

I got soul but I'm not a soldier.


Beautifully crafted song, the pace, the lyrics, the instrumentals are all heartfelt; the song has actual meaning to it.
My favourite song of one of my favourite bands of all time. This song is awesome beyond words!


[Newest]I've got soul but I've not a solder

4Somebody Told Me
I love this song... this song introduce me to the killers!
This is just perfect! My favorite song. One of the best songs ever. I think best song of Killers. "Somebody Told Me" why this song isn't number 1 in this list?
As long as this is above human I'm fine. Human made me lose so much respect for the killers but whatever. This has been my favorite song since 5th grade
[Newest]So full of energy always sets the mood

This song is so catchy and was the song that got me into the killers! Absolutely love it! Always cheers me up too! Even though all their songs are amazing! Xx
İ love this song so much come on who doesn't love this song this is awesome and the sample is good too really I love this song this song is the reason I adore the killers,
This song is awesome! Are we HUMANS? The Killers is one of the best bands out there! They sure left their mark on the music history.
[Newest]Love the tune of the song. It is amazing! 🙉

6Read My Mind
The song by The Killers that makes the most sense to me.


Definitely underrated. So strong and beautiful, not to mention the lyrics are just surreal genius
Such a beautiful song, with such meaning <3
I have this in a playlist of it's own on my iPod, and it just plays itself constantly all day
[Newest]This is their best song in my opinion.

The lyrics are true to society and very meaningful.

This song has helped me through tough times.

7Smile Like You Mean It
The beat is catchy SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT The guitar and vocals are great as well and is definitely a better song than somebody told me
I can't believe that this song is currently number 8. It's full of meaning and tops songs such as Mr. Brightside. However I guess it's up to the masses and if the newest catchy song tops the list then so be it.
[Newest]If you haven't seen the video to Smile, go and check it out now! It really helped me move on from a funk of nostalgia

There's no song in the world quite like this song. It has a unique sound and feel all throughout the song, and invokes an unexplainable feeling in the listener. Truly a great song by The Killers, and my favorite by far.
I have no idea how Spaceman is ranked at number 7. It should really be ranked nearer the top, perhaps the top 5. How Somebody Told Me overtook it is a mystery. Spaceman is.. well its actually indescribable. If magic was put to music, this is how it would sound. And watching the music video just adds to its awesomeness. Long live the Killers!
I love all of The Killers' songs I truly do. Honestly the greatest yet most underrated band ever. Spaceman to me is the best record because of Brandon's smooth voice transitions, the opening moans to the song the musical part of it.Most importantly the lyrics to the blind listener its a tale of a lost soul who tries to commit suicide but realizes the worst is "all in you're mind" & life is beautiful & worth living but slowly enjoying the privellahe of few time we have.
[Newest]! Best song on day and age!

9Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
I cannot get enough of this song! The haunting lyrics and musical style is unlike anything I've ever heard before!

Did you know that this song, along with "Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf" and "Midnight Show", are all part of the so-called "murder trilogy", in which Jenny get's murdered. This is the third song, and the best by far!


VEry catchy and I could listen to it for the rest of my life
In my opinion Flowers has never sung more passionately, listen to that growl.
[Newest]Never thought a song about murder could be this good!

Great amazing new song great guitar bass drumming and singing should be way way higher up the list this song should be number 7, 8, 9 or 10 really good amaIng work
The beat on the line 'We used to look at the stars and confess our dreams.. ' is just so damn good! I'm a fan of the Killers and I love almost all their songs, well this is the song that's got me hooked these days. Hop it moves up the rankings.
Incredible lyrics, and great tune, the best song they've done since Hot Fuss.
[Newest]Best Song Of All Time!

The Contenders

11Miss Atomic Bomb
This is The Killers' masterpiece, because in this song whe can find a voice that Brandon has never had before. This melancholy elegy is Mr. Brightside's sister, as we can notice from the title and from the riff near 3:38. Also Dave's guitar has great importance in the song: Dave plays it in a particular way ( plucking the guitar ), making chords only in the end. Ronnie's drums accompany all the song, with a slow, but involving rhythm. I'm a great victim and I know all the Killers' songs, so I can say that this songs has something more than the others... Perfect...
The most complete song by the Killers, their Bohemian Rhapsody in a way!
Ultimate Killers song! There version of a Don't Stop Believing or Dream On, pure classic just like the whole Battle Born album. Already voted Rolling Stone's readers song of the year. That must count for something.
[Newest]Beautiful story and song, I am blown away by it and I don't know why it is not in the top tens!

12A Dustland Fairytale
A Dustland Fairytale is definitely my favorite Killers song. Before this song I liked the Killers, but to be honest I hadn't really listened to their stuff aside from Mr. Brightside. After this I was completely hooked. I thought the lyrics were completely outstanding. Then again, after listening to the rest of their songs, I found that most of their lyrics are. The Killers are just an incredible band.
By far the best Killers song, but the best version I've heard is from their live performance on David Letterman. Do yourself a favor, especially if you've only heard the studio version or watched the official video, and go watch and listen to the Letterman performance on YouTube. I wasn't the biggest fan of Day and Age, but this song is more of a bridge between that album and Sam's Town.
One of my most favorite songs EVER! I LOVE THE KILLERS and especially their song A DUSTLAND FAIRYTALE! The LYRICS are AMAZINGLY PROFOUND and the BEAT and MELODY are OUTSTANDING! This song just literally makes me want get up and sing at the top of my lungs. Love it so much! Love the Killers! Never stop singing, Brandon!
[Newest]Some of the best lyrics Brandon Flowers has ever penned. Brilliant guitars and drums. Love the story in the song, love the way it picks up it's just a beautiful song
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13Sam's Town
Probably the best song on the Sam's Town album. Brilliant lyrics, very catchy tune. Very underrated. Excellent song!


Great song, the lyrics is so strong in this one!
[Newest]Amazing song and it's just... so small-town story!

Amazing! Damn, I can not stop listening to this song. It is so raw, I want your bones on my bones, damn. Bad-Ass!
"So apologetically dressed" For some reason, that part gives the feeling of disaster to the song. A disaster gone great, oh the irony

AWESOME song like all by The Killers I have to say that Human is the only song of theirs that's slightly overrated... Albums in order: Sam's Town, Sawdust, Hot Fuss, Day ^^ Age...
One word Awesome...
Love the intro
Chorus so catchy
[Newest]Great music video. Sexual yet catchy lyrics. Top 10 in my opinion.

15Change Your Mind
Just can't see this song lower the list. Please! Listen to this song and then vote.
Awesome song... By killers... Just love it...
Its definitely worth a higher position in the list... pretty good song. The Killers rock! YEAH!
How does this have only 1 percent of the votes when Human has 8!? This should be at least in the top 10, classic song by The Killers! Listen to it then come back here and rightly vote for Change Your Mind!
[Newest]Why is the song No.14 that's impossible!

16This River Is Wild
Massively underrated, but definitely one of the best Killers songs; catchy, exemplary vocals and a moving emotional finish.
This song is just great! Extremely catchy, and amazing lyrics! Probably my favorite song from a lyrical standpoint from the killers. Amazing song!
Me and my dad love listening to The Killers everyday, and he tries to play this song and others on our guitar. All of their songs are great, but I really like this song. It's fun too, since my brother likes it too. Somedays.

17For Reasons Unknown
It's the best because its lyrics are so right.. I believe everyone can identify with it... besides Brandon plays the bass... and it's about how you lose yourself through time.. or how your life changes or some situations change and you don't even know why... I mean.. I can't put it in words
This is the song that hooked me into the killers. I feel like this song and My List were the first times that Brandon took off the veil and exposed himself. Like a nerve.
Incredible song, sums up life pretty much, and fits perfectly into what is a great album (Sam's Town)
[Newest]How is this not in the top ten

18On Top
This is their best song. It mixes kind of 80s sound, melancholic lyrics, excellent keyboard and a little of David Bowie's "Jump They Say" sense of despair and anxiety. Usually is not well reminded or even played on stage oftenly, but it should be. Excellent song.
Its beyond compare the transcendent of The Killers. The intro is a mix of many great qualities. It makes me feel like I'm the king of the world.
Easily the best killers song! It has the most unique beat and the sounds blend perfectly! The drums are so melodic, I love it!
[Newest]It has an awesome melody.

Love, love, LOVE this song

19Just Another Girl
This song should be in the top ten. This song is amazing. The chorus, His voice, the message is great. I love this song so much
I love this song so damn much. It matches my real life situation. laugh out loud
Absolutely amazing! I love it and if you haven't watched the video, you really should
[Newest]The video is great - it brings together all of their previous videos neatly.

This song is very catchy.

20Shot at the Night
Quite good song. I've never liked a song from the killers like this one. I feel like I'm in another time... I don't know how to explain that.
Great song. Every line does something to you.
It deserves to be in the top ten list at least:(
[Newest]New song. Climbing the list.

21Here With Me
How is this song so low in the list?
One of the most meaningful songs by the killers and a beautiful melody to go with it!
Definitely deserves to be in the top 10
I wonder if THIS beautiful song is so below in the list, what would their other top songs sound like! :O ^_^ Love it..
This song it's just amazing!
[Newest]Amazing track, listen once

22Romeo and Juliet
This song is really good. It's relaxing and shouldn't be rated at 34 but more around 1-5, it's just not known because it's in the album sawdust which not many people listen to.
Really underrated song, should be at least in the top 10. The lyrics are amazing.
This one few rare times when the cover is better than the original.
[Newest]The best song I hear every night

The only reason this song is not in the top 3 is because it's so unknown. It is amazing though, it made me fall in love with The Killers. Brandons and Lou Reeds voices blend in very well together. Go listen to it, NOW! (and watch the video clip. And give me your sneakers. )
This song is just simply beautiful. The only reason it is so far down on the list is because it was released as part of their less known album sawdust.
Highly underrated Killers song and by far their best, the religious undertones, government orientated fear and childhood nostalgia make for one of the best songs of the 2000s.


24This Is Your Life
This is like they're best song live
Best song on Day & Age

25Be Still
GREAT SONG! Very emotional. Very good vocals. Great job Killers! Battle born is a good album. At first I didn't like it but now that I've listened to it for a second time and REALLY listened to it instead of having it in the backround. I like it.
One of the best ballads I've ever heard!
So atmospheric and so beautiful. Makes me so happy and so sad every time
[Newest]Love it. Very tender but potent.

26Andy, You're a Star
The power in the line "promise me she's not your world…" makes the whole song! It's the vocals and lyrics together that make it so powerful and awesome to listen to
Is easily my favourite killers song the few lines 'in a car with a girl, promise me shes not your world, because Andy you're a star' make the whole song.
I love this song, It is entirely unde-rated and deserves a much higher spot. The deep meaning of the song is amazing.
[Newest]"Hey shut up, hey shut up" I was gonna vote for another one, but this one looked lonely

27The Way It Was
Fantastic song, best one on battle born!
The most underrated song by them
In my opinion, this is the best killers song

28I Can't Stay
This song never fails to chill me out and it's a prime example of the range in style that The Killers are capable of playing. Brandon Flower's voice is just so smooth it's hard to resist this song

29Flesh and Bone
While I do think a lot of the killers songs are really great, this is the one that I can listen to over and over again. The vocals, the lyrics, it all just meshes together perfectly.
Catchy song and melody

30Sweet Talk
This is one of the most wonderful songs ever. No lie. I love all of the killers songs on this list BUT this is really such a gem! People NEED to discover it! The honesty and purity of the lyrics is just beautiful. "you know it hurts sometimes. You know its gonna bleed sometime" beautiful.
Sure most of The Killers songs tend to inspire hope, but this one just seems so earnest and true in its attempt. That's not to say that the others fall flat, but you can't help but make an emotional connection to this song on the first listen, especially when Brandon sings hold on
IT BRILLIANT. I seriously don't know why its not on the list but "dont shoot me santa" is, ridiculous. sweet talk has the band playing top notch while brandon executes great vocals.


[Newest]Why is this so far down? It should be in the top 15

31Midnight Show
On first listen I thought this song was simply about taking his girl out to have sex, but after a couple of listens, I realised it was actually linked to 'jenny was a friend of mine' and tells the story of him murdering his cheating girlfriend. Brilliant!
BEST SONG BY THE KILLERS. I love all of their songs but this is really their best, I listen to it once everyday if not more
This is an incredible underrated song! One of the Best!
[Newest]HOW IS THIS NOT IN THE TOP 10? It's amazing! Especially the end.


32Uncle Jonny
Hey guys I gotta agree Mr Brightside is really great but I just had to vote for uncle jonny because I really thought it'd be in the top five! Seriously give it a try because it's so good! From the opening melody to the lyrics that catch your attention///"when everybody else refrained my uncle Jonny did cocaine"... Man this is such a good song!

33Battle Born
Great song, highly under-rated, sounds great live. Give it a listen
What a terrific song, with so much depth. This song needs to be ranked higher. The only reason it should be this low is if nobody has listened to it.
This should be 2012 onwards signature Killers sound...this is what they have evolved into - total awesomeness!

34Bling (Confession of a King)
Must be in top 15 at least
Such a meaningful piece of music, pretty well executed. The Killers are simply the bes
The lyrics "Stand up! Poor and tired, but more than this" have intense significance to me.
[Newest]So catchy...

One of their greatest songs

35The World We Live In
Great song, should be much higher.

I know it is by the killers and I think its pretty spectacular.
Great song, very catchy lyrics and melody. Love the piano!
Great vocals and melody

37Leave the Bourbon On the Shelf
One of my favourites! with that guitar riff that really makes me move along.

38Why Do I Keep Counting?
SERIOUSLY?! SERIOUSLY?!?! This is hands down at least in the top twenty! "Help me get down! I can't make it help me get down! " The only con is how short the song is! This is an outstanding song! Truly a masterpiece!
Probably the most underrated killers song
It's not the best but should definitely be in the top 1.

39Neon Tiger
How this is ONLY number 29 is a mystery to me. This song is absolutely fantastic and makes me shiver whenever I listen to it on my iPod.
"Run Neon Tiger, there's a lot on your mind" - Got so much love for the Killers, bring this song up to at least the top 10 people! It is so underrated! Come on!
Love this song to. Can not believe it has gone down to 55. Vote please it really deserves to go if not to te top ten at least to the top twenty. Please its a great song!
Not their best song but I cannot be number 67 it really gives me the chills and among my favorite songs. Should be in top 15
[Newest]Pretty awesome catchy tune

40Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll
Everything about this song is right. The Killers have a knack for starting out slow and simple in a song and building into a creative alternative anthem, and they perfected that method of songmaking with "Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll. " When people ask what my favorite Killers song is I just say "it's indie rock and roll for me. "
My favourite Killers song. It's just perfect from start to finish. I just want to belt the lyrics whenever I hear it. Oh and can someone from the website change the sample to the Hot Fuss version, it's miles better.
Always been my favourite Killer's song! Don't know what it is about it but I used to listen to it every night before I went to sleep when I was 15 and recently put Hot Fuss onto my new iTunes and it still gives me the same feelings.


[Newest]This is a great song! The killers DNA.

41Under the Gun
Are you serious? Such great lyricism combined with an awesome tempo. Don't know how this wasn't even mentioned in the top 35.
How is this so low? The beat to this song is so sick. It was through this song I really felt the diversity of songs that the Killers could pull off. Definitely belongs in the top 15 if not top 10
This and Sweet Talk carried the Sawdust album. You just have to listen to it to know its awesomeness

42All the Pretty Faces
An extremely underrated song by the Killers. Reminds me of For Reasons Unknown because of their similar tempo change. Take a listen, very powerful.

Such a peaceful songs if you check the video version of this songs then there is nobody out there who wouldn't like it
So happy and beautiful and amusing. Great lyrics, perfect music, and the bells really pull at my heartstrings.

44My List
I must admit that I was very jealous knowing that boyfriend wrote this song for his wife. But hey, it's a really beautiful song and damn she's a very lucky woman!
This song is so beautiful and haunting... It should be much higher!
Hugely underrated song. It's beautiful and has good lyrics

45Deadlines and Commitments
Amazing song! Definitely under rated, should be higher on the list! I absolutely love it and think more people should know it
This song along with "Be Still" gives such an insight into Brandon Flowers'thoughts, especially where it comes to family. It seems he is big on that, as am I. Regardless of where we are in life, "we should all have that place we all run to"

The shorter version of exitlude. Still great, although personally I prefer exitlude

47Carry Me Home
Definitely one of the best Killer's songs all time. If you haven't heard it, you need too. You won't regret it!

48The Rising Tide

49Don't Shoot Me Santa
It's SO catchy, and the music video is hilarious. this one is my favorite because it highlights the band's humor. "Santa's got a whaaat? "
Not even on the top 50? Song is amazing!

50Joy Ride
A perfect song from the wonderfully strange, Day and Age

51Tidal Wave
I can't believe it's down here! This song is so beautiful it should've at least been in the top 20
You guys have got to be kidding. 54. Wow. This song is so beautiful. I used to listen to it on long car rides at night, and the lyrics and beautiful rhythm just get to me. I hope it gets to the top ten eventually.

52A Crippling Blow
What is A Crippling Blow doing down here? I mean, I know... is a bonus track and it may not be the best song, but is really really good. Give it a try, is definitely one of my favorites.

53Happy Birthday Guadalupe
Beautiful song! Not many people know about it.
Beautiful lyrics Beautiful video!
Great song, I'm sure it has an interesting back story

Fun video too

54The Ballad of Michael Valentine
I never really paid attention to this song but WOW I can't get enough of it now

55A White Demon Love Song
I love this song! Even though it was used in twilight, it's an amazing song.
Very amazing song! I love the killers and this one is just so great!

56Why Don't You Find Out for Yourself

57A Great Big Sled
Their best Christmas song!

58Heart of a Girl
I got all night...
To listen to the heart of a girl👧

59Move Away
Best instrumentals of any of The Killers' songs to date.

60Where the White Boys Dance

61Four Winds
Best cover of bright eyes ever made. It's one of my favorite killers songs! Hardly anyone knows about it. (it's a b-side to spaceman)

62Ultra Violet (Light My Way)

63Show You How
So simple, and yet so amazing. The solo matches the chord structure so perfectly, and Brandon's voice is fantastic. One of my favourite songs of all time.

64Forget About What I Said

65Who Let You Go?

66Daddy's Eyes
Very good song off of sawdust. The Guitar Solo is legendary! Great Song.

67A Matter of Time
From Battleborn. This is the second great song I had to add to the list! Are you people kidding! This is one of the best!

68Christmas In L.A.


70Where Is She?
Brandon please give us a studio version of this amazing song (if only you didn't tell the press where you got the inspiration to make this song from... )

71Joel the Lump of Coal
Their newest Christmas song. A sad song about the life of a lump of coal, with Jimmy Kimmel. Need I say more?

72Losing Touch
I love this song, makes me think a lot of my entire life, the intro is the best intro ever and is the best song ever
Intro was amazing and musical genius, how the heck did this manage to be the twenty first out of 30?!
Best song in the new album. Killers rule

73Believe Me Natalie
Give this song another listen...I promise it won't disappoint.
Hey! They stole my name!

74From Here On Out
This song is incredible and sings about life, it is just so honest. The beat is awesome, too! Why isn't it higher on the list?

75Prize Fighter
Phenomenal song. Best one off the Battle Born album.
This is a great song, it's very motivating, it is a perfect song to dedicate it to my mom, or my girlfriend, or daughter. =)

76Everything Will Be Alright
Amazing feeling behind this song... anyone who has lost someone for any reason has to love this song

Life goes on, everything will be alright
In my opinion the most complete song The Killers have. A psychedelic kick-off, a catchy chorus, a bridge that makes you cry and a perfect ending guitar solo. This song haunts you until the end.
I used to hate his song but after listening to it through all the way it got stuck in my head. Now I love it so much it's one of my favorite songs of all time.
[Newest]How is this not higher on the list?


A very good song that is underrated.

79Goodnight, Travel Well
My favorite song of theirs personally because Brandon Flowers wrote this song after the death of his mother which makes the lyrics all the more meaningful. And the way his voice belts out during the bridge, I love. I love this song and think it should be way up higher on this list.
Their best song EVER! Without a doubt. This songs earns them massive respect as artists. Sad but empowering. In love with this amazing song since I heard it on Smallville. <3 Brilliant!
You guys are joking right? Have you heard this song? Number 1. Period.
[Newest]Not the best but it definitely showcases the talent that Flowers has

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