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Song of the day for January 16, 2024

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The Killers' debut album "Hot Fuss" was released on June 7, 2004, and received critical acclaim. It topped the UK Albums Chart, sold over seven million copies worldwide by 2012, and was certified platinum in multiple countries. The album's hit song "Mr. Brightside" remains popular and influential.

Today’s song is by The Killers. Mr Brightside, was from the bands first album, Hot Fuss released on June 7, 2004.

Rolling Stone ranked Hot Fuss 43rd on its list of the “100 Best Albums of the Decade”, and it was, at one point, listed among the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Gigwise readers voted it the number-one “Best Debut Album of All Time” in 2013. Rolling Stone ranked Hot Fuss the 33rd of its list of “The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time”

Hot Fuss topped the UK Albums Chart for two consecutive weeks starting on January 16, 2005. It was the 26th best-selling album of the 2000s decade in the United Kingdom and is listed among the top 40 longest-charting albums in the history of the UK Albums Chart, with 254 weeks. On July 22, 2013, the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified the album seven-times platinum; by August 2020, it had sold 2,335,495 copies in the UK. In 2022 the album was named as the 20th most successful debut album in UK chart history. The album has also been certified platinum or multi-platinum in Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand. Hot Fuss had sold over than seven million copies worldwide as of December 2012.

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