The Killers discography

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The Killers discography

The Killers in 2006
Releases
Studio albums 4
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Singles 27
Video albums 1
Music videos 25

The discography of The Killers, an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consists of four studio albums, two compilation albums, and 18 singles. Part of the post-punk revival movement, The Killers draw influence from music styles of the 1980s and 1990s. The group's debut album, Hot Fuss (2004), brought the band mainstream success, spawning four UK top 20 singles, including "Mr. Brightside", and has since been certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA and 7× Platinum by the BPI, selling some 7 million copies worldwide.[1][2]

After extensive touring for Hot Fuss, The Killers took little time out before beginning work on their second album, enlisting the help of producers Flood and Alan Moulder for the record.[3] The Killers' second album, Sam's Town, was released in 2006, being met initially by mixed reviews but nonetheless proving a commercial success, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 with opening sales of 315,000 units, and going on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA.[4] In the UK, the album debuted atop the chart and went on to be certified 5× Platinum by the BPI.[2] The extensive supporting Sam's Town Tour saw the band graduate to sold-out arena dates worldwide and obtain a headline slot at Glastonbury Festival. The compilation album Sawdust containing B-sides, rarities, and new material, was released in November 2007.

The band's third studio album, Day & Age, produced by Stuart Price, was released in November 2008 and spawned the hugely successful hit single "Human", described by Brandon Flowers as "our biggest song, pound for pound".[5] Day & Age proved a commercial success in Europe, was certified Gold by the RIAA and the Day & Age World Tour proved the band's most extensive yet.[1] Their fourth album, Battle Born, was released in September 2012, becoming the band's fourth consecutive album to reach number one in both the UK and Ireland.[6] The album was supported by the extensive Battle Born World Tour, which has seen the band play their largest headline show to date, playing Wembley Stadium in London on June 22, 2013.[7]

In November 2013, in celebration of their first decade together, the band released their first greatest hits-style compilation, entitled Direct Hits, a contractual requirement with their record label.[8] The compilation features two new tracks; including "Shot at the Night", produced by Anthony Gonzalez of M83. The band have sold an estimated 22 million albums worldwide.[7][9]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[10]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[13]
GER
[14]
IRL
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
NOR
[18]
UK
[19]
Hot Fuss 7 1 60 4 75 1 46 5 1
Sam's Town
  • Released: 3 October 2006
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 2 5 1 6 1 14 1 10 1
Day & Age
  • Released: 24 November 2008
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
6 4 9 6 8 1 12 2 1 1
Battle Born
  • Release: 18 September 2012
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 2 3 3 2 1 7 2 2 1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[10]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[13]
GER
[14]
IRL
[15]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
NOR
[18]
UK
[19]
Sawdust
  • Released: 9 November 2007
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
12 6 35 10 53 13 72 18 29 7
Direct Hits
  • Released: 11 November 2013
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
20 30 73 25 63 5 40 39 6

Live albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
ESP
[42]
GER
[14]
MEX
[43]
NLD
[16]
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
  • Released: November 6, 2009
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, DVD, Blu-ray
42 60 5 35

Demo albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Killers
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download

EPs[edit]

List of albums with selected chart positions
Title EP details Peak chart positions
US
[10]
AUS
[11]
UK
[47]
(Red) Christmas
  • Released: 30 November 2011
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: Digital download
85 77 104

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[48]
AUS
[11]
AUT
[12]
CAN
[49]
GER
[50]
IRL
[15]
NLD
[51]
NZ
[17]
NOR
[18]
UK
[19]
"Mr. Brightside" 2003 10 29 61 60 48 66 15 10
  • US: 3× Platinum[1]
  • BRA: Gold[45]
  • UK: Platinum[2]
Hot Fuss
"Somebody Told Me" 2004 51 17 9 41 13 3
  • US: Platinum[1]
  • UK: Silver[2]
"All These Things That I've Done" 74 42 52 46 66 36 18
  • US: Platinum[1]
  • UK: Silver[2]
"Smile Like You Mean It" 2005 47 20 11
"When You Were Young" 2006 14 10 5 44 6 71 10 20 2 Sam's Town
"Bones" 22 88 24 16 15
"A Great Big Sled"[A]
(featuring Toni Halliday)
54 (RED) Christmas EP
"Read My Mind" 2007 62 32 56 39 60 18 95 20 15 Sam's Town
"For Reasons Unknown" 53
"Shadowplay" 68 49 115 Sawdust
"Tranquilize"
(featuring Lou Reed)
84 57 59 13
"Don't Shoot Me Santa"[B] 108 23 49 34 (RED) Christmas EP
"Human" 2008 32 28 6 9 4 4 6 17 1 3 Day & Age
"Spaceman" 67 62 44 47 29 33 57 40
"Joseph, Better You Than Me"
(featuring Elton John and Neil Tennant)
64 43 88 (RED) Christmas EP
"The World We Live In" 2009 42 82 Day & Age
"A Dustland Fairytale" 137
"¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!"
(featuring Wild Light and The Bronx)
10 98 110 (RED) Christmas EP
"Boots" 2010 79 73 85 53
"The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" 2011 112
"Runaways" 2012 78 67 37 44 13 64 18 Battle Born
"Miss Atomic Bomb"
"I Feel It in My Bones" 70 (RED) Christmas Single
"Here with Me"[D] 119 88 Battle Born
"Shot at the Night" 2013 98 90 33 23 Direct Hits
"Christmas in L.A."
(featuring Dawes)
100 92 (RED) Christmas Single
"Joel the Lump of Coal"
(with Jimmy Kimmel)
2014 160
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[48]
AUS
[11]
IRL
[15]
UK
[19]
"Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll"[C] 2005 113 Hot Fuss
"Romeo and Juliet" 2007 98 86 Sawdust
"Flesh and Bone" 2012 184 Battle Born
"Just Another Girl" 2013 85 83 Direct Hits
"When You Were Young" (Calvin Harris Remix) 87

Videography[edit]

Videos[edit]

Title Video details
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
  • Released: 9 November 2009
  • Label: Island, Vertigo
  • Format: CD+DVD, Blu-ray

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
2004 "Somebody Told Me" Brett Simon[52]
"Mr. Brightside" (UK version) Brian & Brad Palmer[53]
"All These Things That I've Done" (UK version) Alexander Hemming & Kristy Gunn[54]
"Mr. Brightside" (US version) Sophie Muller[55]
2005 "Smile Like You Mean It" Chris Hopewell[54]
"All These Things That I've Done" (US version) Anton Corbijn[56]
2006 "When You Were Young" Anthony Mandler[57]
"Bones" Tim Burton[58]
"A Great Big Sled" Stephen Penta[59]
2007 "Read My Mind" Diane Martel[60]
"For Reasons Unknown" Diane Martel[61]
"Tranquilize" Anthony Mandler[62]
"Shadowplay" Spencer Kaplan & Jonathan V. Sela[63]
"Don't Shoot Me Santa" Matthew Gray Gubler[64]
2008 "Human" Daniel Drysdale[65]
"Joseph, Better You Than Me" Daniel Drysdale & Tyler Trautman[citation needed]
2009 "Spaceman" Ray Tintori[66]
"The World We Live In" Daniel Drysdale[citation needed]
"A Dustland Fairytale" Anthony Mandler[citation needed]
"Goodnight, Travel Well" David Slade[67]
"¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!" Chris Callister[68]
2010 "Boots" Jared Hess[69]
2011 "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" Roboshobo[70]
2012 "Runaways" Warren Fu[71]
"Miss Atomic Bomb" (tour video) Giorgio Testi
"I Feel It in My Bones" Roboshobo
"Miss Atomic Bomb" Warren Fu
"Here with Me" Tim Burton
2013 "Shot at the Night" Roboshobo
"Just Another Girl" Warren Fu
"Christmas in L.A." Kelly Loosli
2014 "Joel the Lump of Coal" Jonathan Kimmel

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Title
2007 "Move Away" Spider Man 3 soundtrack
2008 "For Reasons Unknown" How to Lose Friends & Alienate People soundtrack
2009 "Hotel California" Rhythms del Mundo Classics
"A White Demon Love Song" The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack
2011 "Spaceship Adventure" Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is... Awesome! Volume 3
"Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered
2012 "Go All the Way" Dark Shadows soundtrack

Notes[edit]

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