MR BRIGHTSIDE
by KILLERS


Little did The Killers know when they were writing Mr Brightside in the pre-digital music era that the song would transcend decades, formats and playlists to become the stuff of legend on the UK Official Chart.

Originally released in 2003 with a 500 CD single run via UK indie record label Lizard King, Mr Brightside picked up steam following the release of 2004’s Number 3 single Somebody Told Me (and the release of an updated mix) – catapulting it into the Official Singles Chart at Number 10 in May 2004, still its highest position to date, and only remaining in the Top 100 for four weeks initially before dropping out.

The indie-pop anthem birthed on The Killers' debut album Hot Fuss played the long game instead, and would go on to become a bona fide classic in the streaming age.

Written by band members Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning, Mr Brightside crossed the 1 million UK sales mark in December 2018, some 15 years after its release. Yet, not only has the indie disco favourite racked up impressive pure sales, it's also the most-streamed song in Official Chart history to have been released in the pre-streaming era (pre-2010).

It's perhaps no surprise then that The Killers' most famous ditty has gone on to become the longest-running hit of all time on the Official Singles Chart. In 2021 the Official Charts Company confirmed that Mr Brightside had become the first track ever to spend a whole five years on chart as it logged its 260th non-consecutive week in the UK rankings. No other song in UK chart history has notched up anywhere near as many weeks in the Official Singles Chart Top 100. 

In May 2024, some 20 years after Mr Brightside made its first UK chart appearance, Official Charts announced The Killers' Mr Brightside had overtaken Oasis's classic Wonderful to become officially the UK's biggest song of all time yet to reach Number 1, and the third biggest song of all time overall when sales and streams are combined.

WATCH The Killers' Brandon Flowers accept the band's Official Top 10 Award for Mr Brightside:

Mr Brightside - The Killers

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Chart facts

  • Peak position10
  • LabelLIZARD KING
  • Catalogue numberLIZARD010CD2
  • First Chart Date

Weeks on chart

  1. 0No1
  2. 1Top 10
  3. 1Top 20
  4. 7Top 40
  5. 160Top 75
  6. 415Top 100

Chart run

= Peak position = This week

4 weeks - 05/06/2004 to 26/06/2004

1 week - 01/01/2005

1 week - 03/02/2007

8 weeks - 24/02/2007 to 14/04/2007

1 week - 19/05/2007

2 weeks - 09/06/2007 to 16/06/2007

10 weeks - 07/07/2007 to 08/09/2007

2 weeks - 27/10/2007 to 03/11/2007

3 weeks - 24/11/2007 to 08/12/2007

8 weeks - 05/01/2008 to 23/02/2008

7 weeks - 08/03/2008 to 19/04/2008

5 weeks - 28/06/2008 to 26/07/2008

6 weeks - 16/08/2008 to 20/09/2008

8 weeks - 11/10/2008 to 29/11/2008

10 weeks - 03/01/2009 to 07/03/2009

2 weeks - 06/06/2009 to 13/06/2009

1 week - 25/07/2009

2 weeks - 05/09/2009 to 12/09/2009

2 weeks - 09/01/2010 to 16/01/2010

1 week - 30/01/2010

4 weeks - 12/05/2012 to 02/06/2012

4 weeks - 28/07/2012 to 18/08/2012

5 weeks - 01/09/2012 to 29/09/2012

2 weeks - 05/01/2013 to 12/01/2013

5 weeks - 08/06/2013 to 06/07/2013

1 week - 27/07/2013

1 week - 23/11/2013

5 weeks - 21/12/2013 to 18/01/2014

1 week - 02/08/2014

2 weeks - 23/08/2014 to 30/08/2014

1 week - 10/01/2015

3 weeks - 25/04/2015 to 09/05/2015

1 week - 03/09/2015

2 weeks - 17/09/2015 to 24/09/2015

6 weeks - 24/03/2016 to 28/04/2016

35 weeks - 14/07/2016 to 09/03/2017

2 weeks - 13/04/2017 to 20/04/2017

2 weeks - 11/05/2017 to 18/05/2017

16 weeks - 01/06/2017 to 14/09/2017

11 weeks - 28/09/2017 to 07/12/2017

1 week - 11/01/2018

1 week - 25/01/2018

2 weeks - 08/02/2018 to 15/02/2018

3 weeks - 08/03/2018 to 22/03/2018

1 week - 12/04/2018

1 week - 26/07/2018

1 week - 06/09/2018

3 weeks - 10/01/2019 to 24/01/2019

1 week - 02/05/2019

1 week - 23/05/2019

11 weeks - 11/07/2019 to 19/09/2019

1 week - 03/10/2019

1 week - 09/01/2020

15 weeks - 23/04/2020 to 30/07/2020

9 weeks - 13/08/2020 to 08/10/2020

3 weeks - 22/10/2020 to 05/11/2020

47 weeks - 14/01/2021 to 02/12/2021

47 weeks - 13/01/2022 to 01/12/2022

48 weeks - 12/01/2023 to 07/12/2023

25 weeks - 11/01/2024 to 27/06/2024

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Chart facts

  • Peak position29
  • LabelMERCURY
  • Catalogue numberGBFFP0300052
  • First Chart Date

Weeks on chart

  1. 0No1
  2. 0Top 10
  3. 0Top 20
  4. 4Top 40
  5. 141Top 75
  6. 304Top 100

Chart run

= Peak position = This week

2 weeks - 06/01/2015 to 13/01/2015

4 weeks - 21/04/2015 to 12/05/2015

1 week - 30/08/2015

2 weeks - 13/09/2015 to 20/09/2015

2 weeks - 14/02/2016 to 21/02/2016

5 weeks - 20/03/2016 to 24/04/2016

33 weeks - 10/07/2016 to 05/03/2017

1 week - 26/03/2017

1 week - 09/04/2017

3 weeks - 28/05/2017 to 11/06/2017

8 weeks - 25/06/2017 to 13/08/2017

2 weeks - 27/08/2017 to 03/09/2017

6 weeks - 24/09/2017 to 29/10/2017

4 weeks - 12/11/2017 to 03/12/2017

2 weeks - 07/01/2018 to 14/01/2018

3 weeks - 28/01/2018 to 11/02/2018

2 weeks - 04/03/2018 to 11/03/2018

1 week - 08/04/2018

1 week - 24/06/2018

2 weeks - 22/07/2018 to 29/07/2018

2 weeks - 12/08/2018 to 19/08/2018

1 week - 02/09/2018

3 weeks - 06/01/2019 to 20/01/2019

2 weeks - 31/03/2019 to 07/04/2019

1 week - 28/04/2019

1 week - 19/05/2019

13 weeks - 07/07/2019 to 29/09/2019

1 week - 12/01/2020

29 weeks - 19/04/2020 to 01/11/2020

47 weeks - 10/01/2021 to 28/11/2021

47 weeks - 09/01/2022 to 27/11/2022

47 weeks - 08/01/2023 to 03/12/2023

25 weeks - 07/01/2024 to 23/06/2024

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Official Charts logo Official Singles Sales Chart

Chart facts

  • Peak position20
  • LabelMERCURY
  • Catalogue numberGBFFP0300052
  • First Chart Date

Weeks on chart

  1. 0No1
  2. 0Top 10
  3. 1Top 20
  4. 5Top 40
  5. 35Top 75
  6. 123Top 100

Chart run

= Peak position = This week

1 week - 02/08/2014

1 week - 10/01/2015

4 weeks - 25/04/2015 to 16/05/2015

1 week - 03/09/2015

2 weeks - 17/09/2015 to 24/09/2015

1 week - 14/01/2016

3 weeks - 07/04/2016 to 21/04/2016

1 week - 27/10/2016

5 weeks - 15/12/2016 to 12/01/2017

1 week - 01/06/2017

4 weeks - 06/07/2017 to 27/07/2017

1 week - 10/08/2017

3 weeks - 28/09/2017 to 12/10/2017

2 weeks - 26/10/2017 to 02/11/2017

1 week - 23/11/2017

3 weeks - 28/12/2017 to 11/01/2018

1 week - 22/02/2018

1 week - 08/03/2018

1 week - 07/06/2018

1 week - 05/07/2018

1 week - 26/07/2018

2 weeks - 10/01/2019 to 17/01/2019

5 weeks - 04/07/2019 to 01/08/2019

3 weeks - 15/08/2019 to 29/08/2019

2 weeks - 12/12/2019 to 19/12/2019

7 weeks - 02/01/2020 to 13/02/2020

1 week - 27/02/2020

2 weeks - 19/03/2020 to 26/03/2020

2 weeks - 30/04/2020 to 07/05/2020

7 weeks - 28/05/2020 to 09/07/2020

1 week - 23/07/2020

2 weeks - 27/08/2020 to 03/09/2020

1 week - 07/01/2021

2 weeks - 08/04/2021 to 15/04/2021

1 week - 27/05/2021

1 week - 12/08/2021

3 weeks - 26/08/2021 to 09/09/2021

1 week - 30/09/2021

1 week - 13/01/2022

1 week - 28/04/2022

1 week - 19/05/2022

10 weeks - 02/06/2022 to 04/08/2022

2 weeks - 01/09/2022 to 08/09/2022

1 week - 22/09/2022

1 week - 27/10/2022

1 week - 12/01/2023

1 week - 13/04/2023

2 weeks - 29/06/2023 to 06/07/2023

1 week - 27/07/2023

1 week - 10/08/2023

4 weeks - 31/08/2023 to 21/09/2023

1 week - 12/10/2023

3 weeks - 04/01/2024 to 18/01/2024

1 week - 01/02/2024

4 weeks - 04/04/2024 to 25/04/2024

4 weeks - 16/05/2024 to 06/06/2024

1 week - 27/06/2024

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Official Charts logo Official Singles Downloads Chart

Chart facts

  • Peak position20
  • LabelLIZARD KING
  • Catalogue numberGBFFP0300052
  • First Chart Date

Weeks on chart

  1. 0No1
  2. 0Top 10
  3. 1Top 20
  4. 9Top 40
  5. 78Top 75
  6. 277Top 100

Chart run

= Peak position = This week

1 week - 09/07/2005

8 weeks - 16/09/2006 to 04/11/2006

1 week - 18/11/2006

39 weeks - 06/01/2007 to 29/09/2007

4 weeks - 20/10/2007 to 10/11/2007

3 weeks - 24/11/2007 to 08/12/2007

8 weeks - 05/01/2008 to 23/02/2008

8 weeks - 08/03/2008 to 26/04/2008

2 weeks - 31/05/2008 to 07/06/2008

6 weeks - 21/06/2008 to 26/07/2008

6 weeks - 16/08/2008 to 20/09/2008

9 weeks - 11/10/2008 to 06/12/2008

10 weeks - 03/01/2009 to 07/03/2009

2 weeks - 06/06/2009 to 13/06/2009

1 week - 25/07/2009

2 weeks - 05/09/2009 to 12/09/2009

2 weeks - 09/01/2010 to 16/01/2010

1 week - 30/01/2010

4 weeks - 12/05/2012 to 02/06/2012

4 weeks - 28/07/2012 to 18/08/2012

5 weeks - 01/09/2012 to 29/09/2012

3 weeks - 05/01/2013 to 19/01/2013

5 weeks - 08/06/2013 to 06/07/2013

1 week - 27/07/2013

1 week - 23/11/2013

5 weeks - 21/12/2013 to 18/01/2014

1 week - 02/08/2014

1 week - 30/08/2014

1 week - 10/01/2015

4 weeks - 25/04/2015 to 16/05/2015

1 week - 03/09/2015

2 weeks - 17/09/2015 to 24/09/2015

1 week - 14/01/2016

3 weeks - 07/04/2016 to 21/04/2016

1 week - 27/10/2016

5 weeks - 15/12/2016 to 12/01/2017

1 week - 01/06/2017

4 weeks - 06/07/2017 to 27/07/2017

1 week - 10/08/2017

7 weeks - 21/09/2017 to 02/11/2017

1 week - 23/11/2017

3 weeks - 28/12/2017 to 11/01/2018

3 weeks - 22/02/2018 to 08/03/2018

1 week - 07/06/2018

1 week - 05/07/2018

1 week - 26/07/2018

2 weeks - 10/01/2019 to 17/01/2019

5 weeks - 04/07/2019 to 01/08/2019

3 weeks - 15/08/2019 to 29/08/2019

2 weeks - 12/12/2019 to 19/12/2019

7 weeks - 02/01/2020 to 13/02/2020

1 week - 27/02/2020

2 weeks - 19/03/2020 to 26/03/2020

2 weeks - 30/04/2020 to 07/05/2020

8 weeks - 21/05/2020 to 09/07/2020

1 week - 23/07/2020

3 weeks - 27/08/2020 to 10/09/2020

1 week - 07/01/2021

1 week - 28/01/2021

2 weeks - 08/04/2021 to 15/04/2021

1 week - 27/05/2021

1 week - 12/08/2021

3 weeks - 26/08/2021 to 09/09/2021

1 week - 30/09/2021

1 week - 13/01/2022

1 week - 28/04/2022

2 weeks - 12/05/2022 to 19/05/2022

10 weeks - 02/06/2022 to 04/08/2022

2 weeks - 01/09/2022 to 08/09/2022

1 week - 22/09/2022

1 week - 27/10/2022

1 week - 12/01/2023

1 week - 16/02/2023

1 week - 13/04/2023

1 week - 11/05/2023

2 weeks - 29/06/2023 to 06/07/2023

3 weeks - 27/07/2023 to 10/08/2023

4 weeks - 31/08/2023 to 21/09/2023

1 week - 12/10/2023

3 weeks - 04/01/2024 to 18/01/2024

1 week - 01/02/2024

4 weeks - 04/04/2024 to 25/04/2024

5 weeks - 09/05/2024 to 06/06/2024