Top Ten The Killers Songs


The Top Ten

1 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.

One of the few songs that I can listen to on repeat and still feel that same feeling in my chest.

2 All These Things that I've Done

Greatest song of all time.

I got soul but I'm not a soldier. - InsertNameHere

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! - RiffandMagenta

Best song by far.

3 When You Were Young

Smooth voice, addicting melody, a song that always wanna make you sing to it.

Incredible lyrics, and great tune, the best song probably from 21st century. "He doesn't look a thing like Jesus"

Awesome lyrics "he doesn't look a bit like jesus but ha talks like gentleman"!

It's so heartfelt and such a massive song. Incredible riffs and vocals, and the lyrics are amazing- "Talks like a gentleman, like you imagined when you were young". It's impossible NOT to dance and sing along to this

4 Somebody Told Me

I love this song... this song introduce me to the killers!

One of the first killers songs I heard - trains45

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?

the best!

5 Smile Like You Mean It


Absolutely Love This Song. Has A Powerful Meaning.

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.

6 Read My Mind

The song by The Killers that makes the most sense to me. - iainm5

Definitely underrated. So strong and beautiful, not to mention the lyrics are just surreal genius

Some may knock this song for more cliche lyrics, but I find as the song progresses, the lyrics become more meaningful and deep (accompanied by the guitar riffs that grip you)

Such a smooth voice and and a cool chorus. My favourite song.

7 Jenny 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! - Guido

VEry catchy and I could listen to it for the rest of my life

Never thought a song about murder could be this good!

Definitely their best song, I can't get enough of it, some of the best instrumental's I've ever heard. I don't know why this isn't number one.

8 Human

Amazing song. Lyrics somehow insanely catchy despite not making sense,

Love the melody The words. The voice! Greag!

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

I love this song! Why isn't it higher? (by the way at the end is the video it reveals that we are dancer)

9 Runaways

Such a good song

It is really cool, mad and beauty!

"ain't we all just runaways"

Battle born gets a bad reputation of being the worst killers album. And hey, that might be true, but it's not a bad album. I think runaways is the high point of the album, because it's such a good song. It's definitely more mature and darker songwriting (cough cough spaceman) This song is very underrated.

10 Spaceman

Incredibly funny lyrics, good vibe from begin to end. Simply the best Killers song

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.


The Contenders

11 Sam's Town

Probably the best song on the Sam's Town album. Brilliant lyrics, very catchy tune. Very underrated. Excellent song! - Johnsyboy

Great song, the lyrics is so strong in this one!


Excellent opening song of the best Killers album out ther

12 Miss Atomic Bomb

Best Killers song.

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.

13 Bones

That brass hook though :O

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

A very unexpected song. Good from 'COME WITH ME' until the end. It sends shivers down my spine. Also, love the lyrics and singing. Brandon does his job and I can relate to many lines: 'Don't you wanna feel my skin on your skin? ' and 'I don't really like you'. One of the greatest songs.

Simply awesome. Kind of forgotten about really because there's so many great songs on Sam's Town but an absolutely fantastic song. "Don't you wanna come with me Don't you wanna feel my bones on your bones" Great song.

14 Change 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!

The snares played in this song perfectly captured the beat of my heart when I listened to this song for the first time. The lyrics are beautiful, the melody is catchy. This song deserves to have a spot in the top 10.

15 For 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)

I don't have words to describe how incredibly deep and moving this song is. Definitely one of my many favorites by the Killers.

16 Shot 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:(

17 A 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.

My daughter's favourite song and she's only 4!

A Dustland Fairytale is a true masterpiece and is definitely among the best songs written by the Killers. It may not have as catchy a chorus as other songs of theirs such as Mr Brightside or When You Were Young but lyrically it is so beautiful and captures the story it sets out to tell so perfectly. This song speaks volumes to me and makes me appreciate the Killers even more than I already do.

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.

18 I 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


19 Just Another Girl

Top 10 for sure

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

20 Romeo and Juliet

My second all-time favorite song! Simply a masterpiece!

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.

21 Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll

I guess this is low because it was only on the UK release? Cause this song is so unique from the rest and and unbelievable tune!

I don't even know how this song isn't in the top ten. Probably in my top ten favorite songs of all time.

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. - AisPower

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.

22 Andy, You're a Star

Literally homophobic that this song is so low in the rankings

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.

"Hey shut up, hey shut up" I was gonna vote for another one, but this one looked lonely

23 The Man

Brilliant song. Full on 80s rip off. This is the type of music I think The Killers do best.

Great song - Oberbroe

Awesome song!

Catchiest chorus of all time. I got news for you baby, you're looking at The Man.

24 Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf

One of my favourites! with that guitar riff that really makes me move along.

Um this is the best song from the whole murder trilogy?

In between this and Believe me Natalie

25 On Top


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.

I love this song so much! It doesn't follow the typical four chord structure that you see so often in music today (which is also common of most Killers songs), the mix of keyboard and electric guitar is just so perfect. One of my favorites!

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.

26 The World We Live In

Great song, should be much higher.

What, should be higher

27 Bling (Confession of a King)

I'm just saying this has been played live more than Spaceman, A Dustland Fairytale, Bones, Sam's Town, Runaways, This Is Your Life, On Top, Andy You're A Star, Change Your Mind, Losing Touch, Under The Gun, Uncle Jonny, and This River Is Wild - Ilikefishsticks

Must be in top 15 at least

The lyrics "Stand up! Poor and tired, but more than this" have intense significance to me.

What the hell?! How is this song not higher?
This is an awesome song, so much feeling and power!
Love listening to it more than any of the others.

28 This 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.

Amazing song. Can't just be sung, has to be performed! So much energy! I don't really know what they're talking about, but it doesn't matter! Favorite song by The Killers and any other band ever.

29 Believe Me Natalie

The most underrated song of The Killers

Give this song another listen...I promise it won't disappoint.

Hey! They stole my name!

#73?!...easily top 10

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30 Don'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!

31 Tranquilize

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.


Best ever song, I just love it with all my heart. And featuring lou reed oh my god that is completely unbelievable

32 The Way It Was

Fantastic song, best one on battle born!

When Brandon's voice reaches the climax of the song when he sings "darling, darling" it is one of the most beautiful moments in music I have ever heard. His voice is so full of emotion.

Song that can make you fall in love with The Killers in general and Brandon's voice in particular.

The most underrated song by them

33 Losing 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

Losing Touch has been my favourite song since I first heard it and brings back so many memories from when I was younger. This song always plays in the car.

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

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34 Happy 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

35 Goodnight, Travel Well

35? For as fantastically powerful as this song is, it should be so much higher.

Absolutely phenomenal. I get that the singles will all be in the top, but this definitely needs to be higher than 77. One of my favorite songs of all time

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.

You guys are joking right? Have you heard this song? Number 1. Period.

36 Be Still

So damn good!

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

37 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.

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

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.

I think that this might be my favourite killers song, I don't listen to it very often but when I do I usually shed a couple of tears

38 Battle 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!

Underrated song from an underrated album. The Killers quality on the whole of the Battle Born album was first class but the title track just tops it all

39 Sweet 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. - tkm

Heartfelt and raw. Wonderful ending that rushes in on a tidal wave of emotional abandon. Just beautiful. Soul to soul kind of stuff that's just so intimate.

40 Neon 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 it's 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

No. 58? Seriously?
This is by far one of their best songs. I love it. Whenever I hear it, I have to play it again and again... Until the ipod battery runs out!

41 Why 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!

It's not the best but should definitely be in the top 1.

Probably the most underrated killers song

How is this song 49th? This is a great song!

42 Uncle Jonny

This is definitely the best one. - EllaJoy

Most underrated killers song easy. Catchy guitar riff and dark complex lyrics.

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!

43 All 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.

Absolutely an amazing song; catchy driving beat, spooky lyrics, a must for true killers fans.

A song that I love to play in Guitar Hero.

44 My List

When You Were Young is my favourite song, but I'm going to vote for the most underrated. This song is so sincere and beautiful. Please give it a listen because I wouldn't be surprised if most of you have skimmed past it without knowing it's true potential to grow on you. - lachiemc

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!

Deserves more attention. I once listened to this song 400 times in one day.

This song is so beautiful and haunting... It should be much higher!

45 Exitlude

Literally god

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

46 Deadlines 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"

Amazing song!

47 Flesh 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.

Like a dark horse running in a fantasy

Catchy song and melody

48 Tyson vs. Douglas

A very powerful song that retells Flowers' experience as a child about how his whole mentality on life changed when one of his biggest childhood heroes went down in boxing's greatest upset in history. Not only is this song very catchy, but it tells a great moral that nobody is perfect and the only way to grow is to face the music.

49 The Ballad of Michael Valentine

Um this is the best way to learn the places in america why is this not on top better than the animaniacs song

I never really paid attention to this song but WOW I can't get enough of it now

50 Carry Me Home

I think it should be in top 10

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

Love this track! Got it on my favorite playlists. I fantasize of a Bon Jovi/Killers collaboration of it.

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