The Killers’ hit observe ‘Mr. Brightside’ has now spent a complete of 5 entire years within the UK’s Prime 100.
The enduring single was first launched in 2003 and it has now cemented its place within the historical past guide by changing into the one tune within the historical past of the Official UK Singles Chart to spend 260 weeks – or a whopping 5 years – within the prime 100.
‘Mr. Brightside’ has held on to the highest spot for longest-running chart hits for a while, as its closest competitor is Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Automobiles’, which has spent nearly 100 weeks much less time within the charts with a complete of 166 weeks.
In keeping with the Official Chart Firm, Mr Brightside is streamed 1.2 million instances every week on common, and has offered 3.52 million copies because it was first launched in 2003.
Much more spectacular is that the longevity of the observe comes after it solely reached quantity 10 within the UK on its second launch in 2004, after failing to chart in any respect the primary time across the 12 months earlier than.
The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers beforehand spoke in regards to the origins of the hit observe in 2009, when he revealed he wrote the lyrics on the finish of his first severe relationship when he was round 19, after he found his girlfriend was dishonest on him in a pub in Los Angeles.
He mentioned on the time: “I used to be asleep and I knew one thing was unsuitable. I’ve these instincts. I went to the Crown and Anchor and my girlfriend was there with one other man.”
And in 2017, Brandon mentioned he can’t clarify why the tune is so fashionable, however feels as if the observe belongs to the followers as a lot because it does to the band.
He defined: “We get little glimpses of stuff like that and it is simply unimaginable.
“As followers, we all know what that looks like. Whether or not it is ‘Benefit from the Silence’ from Depeche Mode or ‘The place The Streets Have No Identify’ from U2 – these songs belong to everybody.
“To be part of it, on the opposite aspect of it, it is nothing that we will actually clarify. However it’s actually cool.”