Top 10 Best The Killers Songs

The Top Ten
1 Mr. Brightside

I have loved this song since the first time I heard it. I remember listening to it when I was only a kid and falling in love with it instantly. This is an amazing song with amazing lyrics and pretty good instrumentals. The only thing I dislike about it is that the lyrics are too short. I wish there were more words. It could last hours, and I would still listen to it. Flowers sings it amazingly, though.

I absolutely love this! I remember when I first heard it, I was like, what's this song? It's so good! And since then, it has been my favorite song, and that was at least 2 years ago! The Killers are just amazing altogether and should carry on making music forever!

I love this song so much I swear I could listen to it all day if I could, good for any mood you are in, summer or winter. It should be crowned the best song in the whole world. Enough said.

2 All These Things that I've Done

"While everyone's lost, the battle is won with all these things that I've done." Have you heard more redeeming and heartwarming lyrics? This song is sheer rock brilliance, both musically and lyrically, an example of a great rock song for many years to come. It appeared in my life with timing that was unbelievably precise. I felt, literally, that I had nowhere else to run. That was when I met her. I met this girl, and she gave me a reason to smile again when I was lost. We're together now, and I relate my love for her to this song, and it fits in my life so well that I can't put it into words. It's the soundtrack of the happiest life moment I've had in a long, long time. I'm just blown away, and I love her. Talk about epic songs.

This has got to be my favorite song from these guys. It's just so catchy. Once you hear it, you have to listen to it again! And the music video, although slightly confusing at first, just adds that much more to the song.

3 When You Were Young

Easily the best song by The Killers. So undervalued. Yes, Mr. Brightside was their debut title, but this song is just beyond a catchy beat and tune. This song has complexity and sophistication that is missing in today's industry. It's my favourite song.

This was the first song I heard by The Killers. I think it was from Guitar Hero, but anyway, this is the song that got me interested in The Killers, and now I see that they are AMAZING! I can't believe they aren't more popular.

If this was on Hot Fuss, I think it would be regarded as better than Mr. Brightside. Mr. Brightside is the song that everybody knows - literally, everybody. This is the best in my eyes, but only just over Mr. Brightside.

4 Somebody Told Me

Awesome song, truly the best that The Killers have to offer. One of the best songs I can think of from the recent past, without a doubt! It has been one of my favorite songs for a long while now, without a doubt! I cannot stop listening to it.

This is just perfect! My favorite song. One of the best songs ever. I think it's the best song of The Killers. "Somebody Told Me" - why isn't this song number 1 on this list?

Raw inspiration. This is The Killers as they intended to sound. You can tell by the purity of compositional cohesion. The other top 10 tunes have merit, but they represent other phases of The Killers' work.

5 Smile Like You Mean It

On first listen, this is just a catchy dance song. But when you listen to the music and synths, you start to hear the underlying misery in the song - it manages to have a fast beat and catchy guitar and bass riffs - but still maintains an incredibly melancholic mood.

One of the best songs made by the Killers, I still listen to this song in 2012! The music video is absolutely amazing and somewhat helps define its meaning - that you have to live life in the present because life goes on without you.

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

This is one song from The Killers, like Mr. Brightside and When You Were Young, that will never, ever, get boring. I hope to play these songs for all of the upcoming generations, so they live on to be legends in the far future!

One of my favorite songs ever - the melody, the lyrics, everything is so catchy, and it's just one of those songs that you either want to lay in your bed and listen to on repeat for days or belt at the top of your lungs.

An absolutely amazing song. This tune really flows like a river. Brandon Flowers, what a job you did, sir, and the video is truly outstanding as well.

Thank you.

7 Human

I adore this song. There's just something about the lyrics, something about the beat, something about the voice. It whirls through my head constantly. This song most definitely deserves to be in a higher ranking on this list!

This is such an amazing song. I used to hear it all the time, but now the radio has moved on to "better" bands like Rihanna and Justin Bieber. No offense, but that's not music. It's crap. What happened to good songs like "Human"?

It's one of those songs that really makes you think. That's true of a lot of The Killers' songs, but one really needs to dig deeper to get a lot of meaning out of this one. Are we human, or are we dancer? It's just amazing.

8 Jenny Was a Friend of Mine

I cannot get enough of this song! The haunting lyrics and musical style are 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 gets murdered? This is the third song, and the best by far.

This song is what got me into them. The first songs I heard were Mr. Brightside and Somebody Told Me, but Jenny Was a Friend of Mine was what pushed me to start really getting into them. Plus, Brandon Flowers is hot!

But how?

This song screams feeling and power! It's their most original song, their rawest, and in my opinion, their best.

Seriously, way better than Mr. Brightside and When You Were Young!

9 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.

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. Hope it moves up the rankings.

Great song... Should be higher on the list. I get really excited every time I hear it. The Killers have really outdone themselves again, like always. This song is just as good as Human and deserves more credit!

10 Spaceman

I love so many of The Killers' songs, and know the lyrics to a lot of them, but I recently discovered Spaceman, and it's so amazing that I can't express it through words. You have to listen to the song. I also can't stop dwelling on the meaning of the lyrics, and whether this is a story of a suicide or a rise to stardom, each would convey a new meaning to the lyrics. I just love this song. I don't understand why I tried to word it because it's a connection beyond words.

I love all of The Killers' songs. I truly do. Honestly, they are 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, and the musical part of it. Most importantly, the lyrics - to the blind listener, it's a tale of a lost soul who tries to commit suicide but realizes the worst is "all in your mind," and life is beautiful and worth living, but slowly enjoying the privilege of the little time we have.

The Contenders
11 Miss Atomic Bomb

This is The Killers' masterpiece because in this song we 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 song has something more than the others... Perfect...

By far my favorite song by The Killers. It is so catchy (it's gotten stuck in my head for several days on multiple occasions), and the story is beautiful. I'm shocked that it's not in the top ten. This was the song that pulled me into The Killers' music.

Miss Atomic Bomb is not The Killers' best song, but it is a lyrical masterpiece and has beautifully crafted instrumentals. The only reason it isn't their best is because songs called When You Were Young and Mr. Brightside still exist.

12 Bones

Amazing! Damn, I cannot stop listening to this song. It is so raw, "I want your bones on my bones," damn. Badass! "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.

I just love this song. I'll never get tired of hearing it. The Killers have lots of great songs, but God! This one is my top top! I can't start my day without hearing it. It makes me feel energized and reminds me of my crush, lol, who actually introduced me to the band. But yeah, this deserves higher than 14... just saying.

13 Sam's Town

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

The music on this track reminds me of Garbage's "Tell Me Where It Hurts." Both are - well, listen for yourself. Brilliant.

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

14 A Dustland Fairytale

I started getting into The Killers from "Mr. Brightside." I was obsessed. And then I fell in love with "When You Were Young," "Bones," and "Spaceman." And that was about it. Some of their hits like "Somebody Told Me," "Read My Mind," and "Smile Like You Mean It" are good too, but I didn't love them to the extent that I checked out the rest of the songs from all their albums until one day, my professor for a finance class played "A Dustland Fairytale" during our break time, and that completely blew me away. I didn't know the title but I went back to look for all The Killers' songs just to find it. It's amazing - so much emotion. And "Miss Atomic Bomb," "The Way It Was," and "Here With Me" are the next few best for me. But I can see that I don't really have a very mainstream taste in music…

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.

15 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.

How does this have only 1 percent of the votes when Human has 8!? This should be at least in the top 10, a classic song by The Killers! Listen to it, then come back here and rightly vote for Change Your Mind!

One of the most underrated Killers songs. Catchy synth part, solid rhythm section, and the guitar fills out the background. Surprised this isn't in the top 10...

16 Shot at the Night

Quite a 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 it.

The best song from The Killers. Deserves the top spot, in my humble opinion.

Right up there in the top 5 with Mr. Brightside, Human, Tranquilize, and Somebody Told Me.

17 For Reasons Unknown

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.

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

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.

18 The World We Live In

Underrated. This is the sound they were going for on Day & Age. I wouldn't say no to another album of this flavour.

Great song, should be much higher.

What? This should be higher.

19 Just Another Girl

This is the perfect Killers song. It accurately portrays how The Killers sound nothing like any other band ever. Amazing.

Oh my goodness...
Why is this at 21?
This must be in the top ten...
It is at least better than Spaceman...
Please vote, people!

Probably the best of their lyrics. This one should be in the top 5, easily. One of my five favorite songs by The Killers.

20 The Way It Was

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.

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

This song has a great tune. Underrated song and album for sure.

21 Romeo 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 of the few rare times when the cover is better than the original.

22 Glamorous 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 song-making 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."

It's always been my favorite Killers song! I 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.

My favorite 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.

23 On Top

Why haven't more people liked this song? It's amazing! It is clearly one of The Killers' stronger songs - I mean, what isn't there to love? There are Flowers' vocals and lyrics, Vannucci's drumming (which is perfect), and the awesome electronic elements - which are amazing compared to today's standards!

This is their best song. It mixes a kind of '80s sound, melancholic lyrics, excellent keyboard, and a little of David Bowie's "Jump They Say" sense of despair and anxiety. Usually, it is not well-remembered or even played on stage often, but it should be. An excellent song.

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 in most Killers songs), the mix of keyboard and electric guitar is just so perfect. One of my favorites!

24 Bling (Confession of a King)

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.

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

Amazing, one of my favorite songs by the Killers for sure.

25 This is Your Life

Best song on Day & Age.

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