The Killers Songs Ranked

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer (bass, rhythm guitar, backing vocals) and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums, percussion) completed the current lineup of the band in 2002. The band’s name is derived from a logo on the bass drum of a fictitious band portrayed in the music video for the New Order song “Crystal”. The band has released five consecutive chart-topping studio albums: Hot Fuss (2004), Sam’s Town (2006), Day & Age (2008), Battle Born (2012), and Wonderful Wonderful (2017). Here are The Killers songs ranked from worst to best.

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20. Romeo and Juliet (Sawdust, 2007)

“It’s just one of the most amazing things The Killers haver ever done. I can’t believe it’s so underrated. I mean his voice the music. Just perfect.”

19. Just Another Girl (Direct Hits, 2013)

“This is the perfect Killers song, it accurately portrays how The Killers sound nothing like any other band ever. Amazing.”

18. My Own Soul’s Warning (Run For Cover, 2020)

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

17. For Reasons Unknown (Sam’s Town, 2006)

“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.”

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16. A Dustland Fairytale (Day & Age, 2008)

“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. Shot at the Night (Direct Hits, 2013)

“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.”

14. Sam’s Town (Sam’s Town, 2006)

“Probably the best song on the Sam’s Town album. Brilliant lyrics, very catchy tune. Very underrated. Excellent song!”

13. Change Your Mind (Hot Fuss, 2004)

“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.”

12. Miss Atomic Bomb (Battle Born, 2012)

“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…”

11. Bones (Sam’s Town, 2006)

“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.”

10. Runaways (Battle Born, 2012)

“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.”

9. Spaceman (Day & Age, 2008)

“I love so many Killer’s 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, don’t understand why I tried to word it, because it’s a connection beyond words.”

8. Jenny Was a Friend of Mine (Hot Fuss, 2004)

“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!”

7. Human (Day & Age, 2008)

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

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6. Read My Mind (Sam’s Town, 2006)

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

5. Smile Like You Mean It (Hot Fuss, 2004)

“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.”

4. Somebody Told Me (Hot Fuss, 2004)

“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! Been one of my favorite songs for a long while now without a doubt! Cannot stop listening to it!”

3. All These Things that I’ve Done (Hot Fuss, 2004)

“Mr. Flowers must have worked extremely hard to get these beautiful lyrics together. No person in the whole entire world will ever come up with something genius as this masterpiece. This, internet viewers, is real music. My favorite song by my favorite band.”

2. When You Were Young (Sam’s Town, 2006)

“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. My favourite song.”

1. Mr. Brightside (Hot Fuss, 2004)

“This is an amazing song with amazing lyrics and pretty good instrumental… The only thing I dislike about it is that the lyrics are too short. I wish there were more words there… It could last hours that I would still listen to it. Amazing the way Flowers sings it, though.”