Streaming Masters – The Killers

Mr Brightside is one of the most streamed song from pre-Spotify era. Did the alternative rock band The Killers release other tracks with comparable success? A summary of their career through the streaming platforms is available here!

Method

As detailed in the Fixing Log articleSpotify represents 157 million of the 272 million users of streaming platforms, while YouTube is pretty much the only video platform generating some revenue for the industry. Below is the equivalence set on the aforementioned article:

Audio Stream 1500 plays equal 1 album unit
Video Stream 11,750 views equal 1 album unit

Equivalent Albums Sales (EAS) = 272/157 * Spotify streams / 1500 + YouTube views / 11750

Results

Total: 3,050,999 EAS

Most streamed tracks (EAS)

1. Mr. Brightside [Hot Fuss]741,000
2. Somebody Told Me [Hot Fuss]282,000
3. When You Were Young [Sam’s Town]244,000
4. Human [Day & Age]224,000
5. All These Things That I’ve Done [Hot Fuss]150,000
6. Read My Mind [Sam’s Town]104,000
7. The Man [Wonderful Wonderful]84,000
8. Smile Like You Mean It [Hot Fuss]77,000
9. Shot at the Night [Orphan]71,000
10. Spaceman [Day & Age]70,000
11. Run for Cover [Wonderful Wonderful]66,000
12. Runaways [Battle Born]64,000
13. Just Another Girl [Orphan]49,000
14. Miss Atomic Bomb [Battle Born]43,000
15. For Reasons Unknown [Sam’s Town]35,000
16. The Way It Was [Battle Born]34,000
17. Jenny Was a Friend of Mine [Hot Fuss]32,000
18. Here with Me [Battle Born]31,000
19. A Dustland Fairytale [Day & Age]31,000
20. Bones [Sam’s Town]25,000

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