Monday, May 16, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: THE KILLERS - MR BRIGHTSIDE

"Mr Brightside", by The Killers
"Mr. Brightside" is a song performed by Las Vegas-based rock band The Killers. The song is featured on the group's debut album Hot Fuss and was written by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

It was named "Song of the Decade" by UK radio stations Absolute Radio and XFM, and in April 2010 Last.fm revealed that it was the most listened to track since the launch of the online music service, with over 7.66 million plays scrobbled. In October 2010, it was voted at 9 in the Greatest Guitar Riffs of the 21st Century so far by Total Guitar magazine.

"Mr. Brightside" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #40 on February 12, 2005, and peaked at #10 on June 11, thus making it a sleeper hit. In June 2004, "Mr.Brightside" peaked at Number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and has since become one of the longest chart sitters in the 21st Century, spending a total of "71 weeks in the UK Top 100".  Its last appearance was in January 2010, six years after its original UK release.

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