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The Killers Celebrate UK Victory With Electric ‘Mr. Brightside’ Live Performance

The Killers Celebrate UK Victory With Electric ‘Mr. Brightside’ Live Performance

If you think Americans love The Killers’ song “Mr. Brightside,” the British really really really I love the song “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers.

The pulsating slice of 2000s alternative rock spent 408 weeks atop Britain’s main singles chart, the longest run of any song in the history of recorded music. It’s as ingrained in the country’s musical DNA as songs by British artists—“I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” etc.—have become ingrained in America’s.

And on Wednesday, it became the soundtrack to a moment that will be remembered for the ages.

Taking to the stage at London’s O2 Arena, The Killers brought the final seconds of England’s 2-1 win over the Netherlands in the European Championship semi-finals to the big screen. At the final whistle, the Las Vegas band went straight to… well, you know.

The win sees England advance to face Spain in the final on Sunday, where they will be seeking their first major men’s trophy since 1966 if the Spaniards fail to win. explode the mirages.