Joseph, Better You than Me

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"Joseph, Better You Than Me"
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Single by The Killers featuring Elton John and Neil Tennant
ReleasedDecember 16, 2008 (2008-12-16)[1]
FormatDigital download, CD single
GenreIndie rock,[2] Christmas
Songwriter(s)Brandon Flowers, Elton John, Neil Tennant
Producer(s)Stuart Price, The Killers
The Killers singles chronology
"Joseph, Better You Than Me"
"The World We Live In"

"Joseph, Better You Than Me" is a song by Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers featuring Elton John and Neil Tennant. The song was released on December 16, 2008 (2008-12-16), as a download-only single.[1] All proceeds from the song benefit the Product Red campaign, headed by Bono and Bobby Shriver. The music video features footage from The Living Christ series.

The song continued the tradition of The Killers releasing a digital download Christmas single that started with "A Great Big Sled" in 2006 and continued with "Don't Shoot Me Santa" in 2007. Lead singer Brandon Flowers said it was great to work with two "real professionals" and "would love to work with them again".[3]

The song speaks of Saint Joseph, the adoptive father of Jesus. Flowers, John, and Tennant take turns in describing the difficulties that he must have felt being a father to Jesus. They also sing of the public attention Joseph would have received.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Joseph, Better You Than Me" - 4:53


Chart (2008) Peak
Canadian Hot 100 43
UK Singles Chart 88
Austria Singles Top 75 64[4]


  1. ^ a b " - The Killers with Elton John & Neil Tennant : Joseph, Better You Than Me". Newbury Comics. Archived from the original on 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  2. ^ "Killers Single-Latest". Clash. Retrieved April 5, 2011.
  3. ^ Beattie, Siobhanne. "Christmas With The Killers". Gutter Magazine. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  4. ^

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