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Mr Brightside becomes the biggest song to never top the charts in the UK

The Killers' hit has overtaken Oasis' Wonderwall for the record.

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The Killers' Mr Brightside is regarded as a bit of an unofficial national anthem for the UK, as everyone in the country seems to know the song, with every pub, bar, and club tending to play the track at some point during most nights. No matter where you turn, Mr Brightside is usually not too far away, but despite this level of infamy, the song has never actually been a chart-topper in the country.

In fact, its Number 1-less history in the UK has seen it become a new record holder. To mark its 20th anniversary, it has been confirmed by the Official Charts Company that Mr Brightside is now the UK's biggest single of all-time to never reach Number 1, taking the record from Oasis' Wonderwall.

The data from the company claims that the song is so popular in the UK that it is actually now the third biggest song of all-time in the country, which when you consider this and it's unbelievable run of 408 consecutive weeks and counting (just under eight years) in the charts right now, the fact that the song has never peaked at the top is actually astounding.

The Killers commented on this crazy record by stating, "Thank you so much to all our fans for making Mr. Brightside the third biggest song of all time in the UK, and the biggest ever not to have reached Number 1; not yet at least!"

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Mr Brightside becomes the biggest song to never top the charts in the UK


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