The Killers’ Mr Brightside claims record-breaking 260th week

The Killers’ Mr Brightside claims record-breaking 260th week

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Monday 19th April 2021

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

 The Killers’ Mr Brightside claims record-breaking 260th week – exactly five years – on the Official Singles Chart Top 100 W/E 2nd April 2021.

The indie-pop anthem that can’t be kept down averages 1.2 million UK streams a week.

Mr Brightside by The Killers continues to prove the chart hit that can’t be kept down as this week the track logs a record-breaking 260th non-consecutive week – or a full five years – on the Official UK Singles Chart Top 100. It may be April 1, but we can confirm this 100% true.

No song in UK chart history has notched up anywhere near as many weeks in the Top 100 – the closest is Snow Patrol’s 2006 Top 10 hit Chasing Cars, at 166 weeks.

Mr Brightside has become the stuff of legend on the Official Chart. The indie-pop anthem spent just four weeks in the Top 100 upon its original 2004 release, peaking at Number 10. The years since have seen it become a staple at many a party or club night, helping it rack up lots of streams and downloads every week.

In December 2018 Mr Brightside reached a landmark 1 million pure sales (downloads and CD sales), while its streaming tally currently stands at 281 million UK plays, making it the most-streamed song of any track released before 2010. Its total UK chart sales is a whopping 3.52 million.

The power of Mr Brightside shows no signs of slowing down yet. Despite the country being in lockdown for most of the past year, the song has been streamed 65.2 million times in the last 12 months – that’s an average of 1.2 million plays a week.

And in 2021 alone, Mr Brightside has spent 11 of the first 12 weeks of the year inside the Top 100, placing at Number 78 in the latest Top 100 – not bad for a song that was released 17 years ago.

Looking at other long runners on the Official Singles Chart Top 100, Ed Sheeran’s Christmas Number 1 Perfect is the most recently-released chart mainstay, logging 165 weeks since 2017, while Frank Sinatra’s signature hit My Way is fourth on 133 weeks. Kings Of Leon’s 2008 chart-topper Sex On Fire is fifth on 124 weeks.

By Rob Copsey

TOP 25 OF THE DAY

The 25 longest running songs on the Official Singles Chart Top 100

                                                                                

                Song                                                       Artist                      Year first               Chart     Total        Consecutive

entered                  peak       weeks in        Weeks

chart                                      Top100

 

1              “Mr. Brightside”                                   The Killers             2004                       10           261                         35

2              “Chasing Cars”                                    Snow Patrol          2006                       6              166                         88

3              “Perfect”                                                Ed Sheeran           2017                       1              166                         67

4              “My Way”                                             Frank Sinatra        1969                       5              134                         25

5              “Sex on Fire”                                         Kings of Leon      2008                       1              125                         89

6              “Shotgun”                                              George Ezra         2018                       1              121                         87

7              “Thinking Out Loud”                          Ed Sheeran           2014                       1              118                         95

8              “Someone You Loved”                      Lewis Capaldi      2018                       1              114                         100

9              “Chandelier”                                         Sia                          2014                       6              114                         72

10           “Whatever”                                           Oasis                      1994                       3              112                         32

11           “Fairytale of New York”    The Pogues featuring

Kirsty MacColl    1987                       2              111                         9

12           “I Gotta Feeling”                  The Black Eyed Peas          2009                       1              109                         75

13           “Radioactive”                                       Imagine Dragons  2012                      12           107                         51

14           “All I Want for Christmas Is You”   Mariah Carey       1994                       1              107                         8

15           “Merry Xmas Everybody”                 Slade                      1973                       1              104                         9

16           “Pompeii”                                              Bastille                   2013                       2              103                         92

17           “Use Somebody”                                 Kings of Leon      2008                       2              103                         64

18           “Rule the World”                                 Take That             2007                       2              102                         77

19           “Shallow”              Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper       2018                       1              102                         60

20           “Shape of You”                                    Ed Sheeran           2017                       1              97                           94

21           “Last Christmas”                                 Wham!                  1984                       1              97                           13

22           “Don’t Stop Believin’                           Journey                  1982                       6              95                           66

23           “I’m Yours”                                           Jason Mraz           2008                       11           95                           54

24           “Iris”                                                       Goo Goo Dolls     1998                       3              92                           25

25           “Happy”                                                Pharrell Williams 2013                      1              92                           92

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard.

I make no apology for sharing this with you again – I do like it!

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…Mr Brightside by The Killers.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

 Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular.

LOVE IS…

Love is…the foundation on which you stand.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time for Mr Brightside by The Killers…A time for Happy by Pharrell Williams.

A time for My Way by Frank Sinatra…A time for Whatever by Oasis.

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