The Killers discography

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The Killers discography
The Killers in concert.jpg
The Killers in 2006
Studio albums 4
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Video albums 1
Music videos 33
EPs 1
Singles 29
Promotional singles 2

American rock band The Killers has released four studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, one extended play, 29 singles, two promotional singles, and 33 music videos. Part of the post-punk revival movement, The Killers are influenced by music styles of the 1980s and 1990s. The group's debut studio album, Hot Fuss (2004), brought the band mainstream success, spawning four UK top-20 singles, including "Mr. Brightside". The album has since been certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and seven-times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI),[1][2] selling seven million copies worldwide.[3]

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.[4] The Killers' second studio album, Sam's Town, was released in October 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.[5] In the UK, the album debuted atop the chart and went on to be certified five-times 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 was released in November 2007, containing B-sides, rarities, and new material.

The band's third studio album, Day & Age, produced by Stuart Price, was released in November 2008 and spawned the commercially successful single "Human", described by Brandon Flowers as "our biggest song, pound for pound".[6] 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.[7] The album was supported by the extensive Battle Born World Tour, which saw the band play their largest headline show to date, playing Wembley Stadium in London on June 22, 2013.[8]

In November 2013, in celebration of their first decade together, the band released their first greatest hits album, titled Direct Hits, a contractual requirement with their record label.[9] 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.[8][10]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[11]
AUS
[12]
BEL
(FL)

[13]
CAN
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
IRE
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[20]
Hot Fuss 7 1 95 4 8 75 1 5 48 1
Sam's Town
  • Released: October 3, 2006
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 2 13 1 30 6 1 1 9 1
Day & Age
  • Released: November 24, 2008
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
6 4 12 6 57 8 1 2 4 1
Battle Born
  • Release: September 18, 2012
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 2 6 3 29 2 1 2 2 1

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[16]
MEX
[42]
NL
[43]
SPA
[44]
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
  • Released: November 6, 2009
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: DVD+CD, Blu-ray
60 5 35 42

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[11]
AUS
[12]
BEL
(FL)

[13]
CAN
[14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16]
IRE
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[20]
Sawdust
  • Released: November 9, 2007
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
12 6 66 10 93 53 13 18 33 7
Direct Hits
  • Released: November 11, 2013
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
20 30 18 25 166 63 5 57 6
  • BPI: Platinum[2]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[11]
AUS
[46]
UK
[47]
(Red) Christmas EP
  • Released: November 30, 2011
  • Label: Island
  • Format: 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]
US
Alt.

[49]
AUS
[50]
BEL
(FL)

[13]
CAN
[51]
GER
[16]
IRE
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[52]
"Mr. Brightside" 2003 10 3 29 60 48 15 10
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[1]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[2]
Hot Fuss
"Somebody Told Me" 2004 51 3 17 9 13 16 3
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[1]
  • BPI: Gold[2]
"All These Things That I've Done" 74 10 42 [A] 46 36 18
  • RIAA: Platinum[1]
  • BPI: Silver[2]
"Smile Like You Mean It" 2005 15 47 20 11
"When You Were Young" 2006 14 1 10 43 [B] 44 6 10 56 2
  • RIAA: Platinum[1]
  • BPI: Gold[2]
Sam's Town
"Bones" 21 22 [C] 88 24 16 15
"A Great Big Sled"
(featuring Toni Halliday)
54 [D] [E] (Red) Christmas EP
"Read My Mind" 2007 62 8 32 [F] 39 60 18 20 15
  • BPI: Silver[2]
Sam's Town
"For Reasons Unknown" 53
"Shadowplay" 68 19 [G] 49 115 Sawdust
"Tranquilize"
(featuring Lou Reed)
84 59 13
"Don't Shoot Me Santa" [H] 23 49 34 (Red) Christmas EP
"Human" 2008 32 6 28 15 9 4 4 17 7 3 Day & Age
"Spaceman" 67 8 62 [I] 47 29 33 89 40
"Joseph, Better You than Me"
(featuring Elton John and Neil Tennant)
43 88 (Red) Christmas EP
"The World We Live In" 2009 82 Day & Age
"A Dustland Fairytale" 36 137
"¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!"
(featuring Wild Light and Mariachi El Bronx)
10 98 110 (Red) Christmas EP
"Boots" 2010 79 73 53
"The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" 2011 [J] 112
"Runaways" 2012 78 7 67 [K] 37 44 13 18 Battle Born
"Miss Atomic Bomb" 25 [L]
"I Feel It in My Bones" 70 Non-album single
"Here with Me" [M] [N] 88 Battle Born
"Shot at the Night" 2013 20 [O] 90 33 23 Direct Hits
"Just Another Girl" [P] 85 83
"Christmas in L.A."
(featuring Dawes)
[Q] 100 92 Non-album singles
"Joel the Lump of Coal"
(featuring Jimmy Kimmel)
2014 160
"Dirt Sledding"
(featuring Ryan Pardey and Richard Dreyfuss)
2015
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Bubb.
[55]
AUS
[57]
UK
[52]
"Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll" 2004 13 Hot Fuss
"Romeo and Juliet" 2007 98 86 Sawdust
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peaks Album
US Bubb.
[55]
UK
[58]
"Flesh and Bone" 2012 17 184 Battle Born

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Move Away" 2007 Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man 3
"Hotel California" 2009 Rhythms del Mundo Classics
"A White Demon Love Song" The Twilight Saga: New Moon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Spaceship Adventure" 2011 Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is... Awesome! Vol. 3[59]
"Ultraviolet (Light My Way)" AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected certifications
Title Album details Certifications
Live from the Royal Albert Hall
  • Released: November 9, 2009
  • Label: Island
  • Format: DVD+CD, Blu-ray
  • RIAA: Platinum[1]
  • ARIA: Platinum[60]
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[2]
  • IRMA: Gold[61]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Somebody Told Me" 2004 Brett Simon[62]
"Mr. Brightside" (UK version) Brian and Brad Palmer[63]
"All These Things That I've Done" (UK version) Alexander Hemming and Kristy Gunn[64]
"Mr. Brightside" (US version) Sophie Muller[65]
"Smile Like You Mean It" 2005 Chris Hopewell[64]
"All These Things That I've Done" (US version) Anton Corbijn[66]
"When You Were Young" 2006 Anthony Mandler[67]
"Bones" Tim Burton[68]
"A Great Big Sled"
(featuring Toni Halliday)
Stephen Penta[69]
"Read My Mind" 2007 Diane Martel[70][71]
"For Reasons Unknown"
"Tranquilize"
(featuring Lou Reed)
Anthony Mandler[72]
"Shadowplay" Spencer Kaplan and Jonathan V. Sela[73]
"Don't Shoot Me Santa" Matthew Gray Gubler[74]
"Human" 2008 Daniel Drysdale[75]
"Joseph, Better You than Me" Daniel Drysdale and Tyler Trautman[76]
"Spaceman" 2009 Ray Tintori[77]
"The World We Live In" Daniel Drysdale[76]
"A Dustland Fairytale" Anthony Mandler[76]
"Goodnight, Travel Well" David Slade[78]
"¡Happy Birthday Guadalupe!" Chris Callister[79]
"Boots" 2010 Jared Hess[80]
"The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" 2011 Roboshobo[81]
"Runaways" 2012 Warren Fu[82]
"Miss Atomic Bomb" Giorgio Testi
"I Feel It in My Bones" Roboshobo
"Miss Atomic Bomb" Warren Fu
"Here with Me" Tim Burton
"Shot at the Night" 2013 Roboshobo
"Just Another Girl" Warren Fu
"Christmas in L.A."
(featuring Dawes)
Kelly Loosli
"Joel the Lump of Coal"
(featuring Jimmy Kimmel)
2014 Jonathan Kimmel
"Dirt Sledding"
(featuring Ryan Pardey and Richard Dreyfuss)
2015 Matthew Gray Gubler

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "All These Things That I've Done" did not enter the Canadian Singles Chart, but peaked at number 52 on the Hot Canadian Digital Songs chart.[53]
  2. ^ "When You Were Young" did not enter the Canadian Singles Chart, but peaked at number five on the Hot Canadian Digital Songs chart.[53]
  3. ^ "Bones" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 16 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  4. ^ "A Great Big Sled" did not enter the Canadian Singles Chart, but peaked at number seven on the Hot Canadian Digital Songs chart.[53]
  5. ^ "A Great Big Sled" reached number 11 on the UK Singles Downloads Chart but was ineligible for the main chart due to chart rules at the time not allowing download-only songs to chart.[54]
  6. ^ "Read My Mind" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 12 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  7. ^ "Shadowplay" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 10 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  8. ^ "Don't Shoot Me Santa" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number eight on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[55]
  9. ^ "Spaceman" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number six on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  10. ^ "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 82 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  11. ^ "Runaways" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number three on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  12. ^ "Miss Atomic Bomb" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 22 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  13. ^ "Here with Me" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 19 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[55]
  14. ^ "Here with Me" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 62 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  15. ^ "Shot at the Night" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 11 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  16. ^ "Just Another Girl" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 14 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]
  17. ^ "Christmas in L.A." did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 42 on the Flemish Ultratip chart.[13]

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