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A couple months ago, Noisey published an article about the resilience of The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside.” As evidence, the article cited the tune’s lengthy tenure on the UK’s top 100 chart—where it remains 14 years after it was first released. With the group’s fifth album out this month, we’ve rounded up a few of their finest and fastest tracks for your workout.
The list below comprises all the singles you’d expect—the early hit “Somebody Told Me,” the grammatically suspicious “Are we human or are we dancer?” chorus of “Human,” and the latest release “The Man.” Along the way, you’ll find related projects like a solo cut from frontman Brandon Flowers and a Robbie Williams song featuring The Killers as an uncredited backing band. Finally, the band’s signature song is made even more epic in the nearly nine minute long Thin White Duke remix.
On a theoretical level, we should all wish for the kind of stamina in our workouts that Mr. Brightside has mustered on the charts. More practically, the two references to running in the titles below allude to The Killers’ bias toward momentum. Put simply, this aren’t just great songs. They’re great running songs. So, pick a few old and new favorites below, and put them to the test in your next outing.
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.