Imagine Dragons are a rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, consisting of lead band vocalist Dan Reynolds, bassist Ben McKee, lead guitarist Wayne Sermon, and drummer Daniel Platzman. In this post, we are going to dig deep into Top 10 Best Song hits by Imagine Dragons.
Imagine Dragons band has won three American Music Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, one Grammy Award, and one World Music Award.
In May of 2014, the band was nominated for fourteen Billboard Music Awards, including the Top Artist of the Year and also a Milestone Award, which acknowledges innovation and creativity of musicians and other top artists across different genres.
In April of 2018, the band was drafted eleven more times for Billboard Music Awards. Imagine Dragons band have sold over 12 million albums and over 35 million singles worldwide.
“Believer” was published on February 1, 2017, as the lead song single from the band’s third studio album, Evolve (in 2017). It topped at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the Dragon band’s third top ten single following “Radioactive” and the “Demons.”
“Believer” was the position one song on several Billboard year-end charts, including the Alternative Songs chart, the Hot Rock Songs chart, and the Rock Airplay chart. The song release was the fifth best-selling song of the 2017 year end in the United States, selling over 1,598,000 copies in the year.
“Thunder” is the second single musical from Imagine Dragons’ third album release Evolve, following the “Believer.” The song was officially released on April 27, 2017, and topped at number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. “Thunder” then became the band’s fourth single in that country alone to reach the top ten following “Believer,” “Radioactive,” “Demons.”
It charted at the Billboard Hot Rock Songs (in the nineteen weeks so far), Alternative Songs (in three weeks), Adult Top 40 (in seven weeks), and the Mainstream Top 40 (just for one week) charts.
It became the ninth (9th) best-selling song in the United States alone, with more than 1,189,000 copies sold in that year (2017).
“Natural” hit was officially released on July 17, 2018. The band members co-wrote the song with Justin Tranter and their top producers Mattman & Robin. It was the head single from the band’s fourth studio music album Origins (in 2018). And It became their fifth number one song on the US Hot Rock Music chart.
Sam Tornow of the Billboard described the song to be “smash-mouth” and “ferocious.” Mike Wass of Idolator described the song a “radio-ready anthem,” expecting it to be “another smash” after the success of the band’s third studio music album Evolve (in 2017).
4. Whatever It Takes
“Whatever It Takes” song was released on May 8 of 2017, as a promotional single. It would then become the third single from this band’s third studio album named Evolve, on October 6 of 2017.
The Guardian wrote that “Whatever It Takes” was a song “written with a sports highlights package in thought(“I love the adrenaline in my veins,” wails frontman Dan Reynolds, before the chart pop’s popular obligatory chorus of the “Woah-ohs” enters).” As of May 15 of 2018, the song had topped at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Radioactive” was part of the Dragon band’s major-label debut EP Continued Silence and later on the band’s debut studio music album, Night Visions (in 2012), as the opening track. The tune peaked at number three (3) on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and matching the band’s first top 10 single as well as the hit being the third best selling song in that country alone in 2013.
It also broke the music record for slowest ascension to the top 5 in the chart history and presently holds the record for most weeks allocated on the Billboard Hot 100 at the 87th weeks. “Radioactive” earned two Grammy Music Awards nominations for the Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance, proceeding to win the latter.
Jon Dolan of the Rolling Stone was significant of the song, calling it “a dour moaner that really sound[s] like Chris Martin attempting to write an Eminem ballad about the end of the world.” the “Radioactive” was also certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
“Demons” song was written by Alex da Kid and Imagine Dragons, with the former producing it. And it is produced by Alex da Kid. The song emerges on their major-label première extended play Continued Silence and likewise makes an appearance on their debut studio music album Night Visions as the fourth track.
The tune was the second top ten single of the band following “Radioactive.” It spent a total of twelve weeks in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, and four of which were spent at its pos six peak.
Within just two years of its release, over 4.1 million copies were sold in the United States alone, making it the eighth most downloaded music in rock history.
The song gained a MuchMusic Video Award for the International Video of the Year – Group (in 2014) and an iHeartRadio Music Award for the Alternative Rock Song of the Year (in 2014).
“Shots” song hit was written by band members Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, and Wayne Sermon and was released as the third single from their second studio music album Smoke + Mirrors (in 2015). Robert Hales-directed the official music video.
8. On Top Of The World
“On Top of the World” song is the third track of the band’s major-label music debut EP Continued Silence (in 2012). The song additionally appears on their debut studio music album Night Visions (in 2012) as the fifth track and is produced by popular Alex Da Kid.
It topped at 79 on the US Billboard the Hot 100 and 10 on the Hot Rock music charts. “On Top of the World” rose to a million copies sold in the U.S.alone in April of 2014. It’s the fourth million seller from the Night Visions music album.
9. I Bet My Life
“I Bet My Life” song was written by band members Wayne Sermon, Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, and Dan Reynolds. It was then released as the lead single from their second studio music album Smoke + Mirrors on October 27 of 2014. Carolyn Menyes of Music Times named the song “Another [Imagine Dragons] strong-armed rolling anthem.”
In an interview with the Billboard, Dan Reynolds said, “Like many teenagers, I really cracked heads with my parents at times growing up. My mom and dad are from a very conservative background, so when I showed them I wanted to be a musician, that certainly wasn’t a thing that they particularly desired to hear,” he says.
“But my entire life I have been the black sheep in my entire family and been in and out of some trouble. So the song’s concerning my relationship with my parents, but still honoring through it all everything that we have been through. We try to see past our differences and celebrate the relationship that we have and that we still share today.”
10. It’s Time
“It’s Time” is a hit from the band’s 2011 EP, It’s Time, their main label debut EP, Continued Silence, as well as their main debut studio album named Night Visions (in 2012). The song entered number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100, making the song the band’s first Top 40 single, as well as position four on the Alternative Songs top chart and number three on the Rock Songs chart.
With only 32 weeks, it had the most extended music run on the Alternative Songs Top 10 in the year 2012. It was certified as Platinum by the CRIA and RIAA, and Platinum by the ARIA. The song was similarly nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
On October 3 of2018, Imagine Dragons band announced their fourth studio music album, Origins, which was officially released on November 9, 2018. “Zero” and “Natural” serve as the lead song singles off the album.
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Dan Reynolds cites Paul Simon, Arcade Fire, Nirvana, Muse, The Beatles, Harry Nilsson, Coldplay, Linkin Park, and U2 as some of his and also the band’s creative influences. In terms of their success, Reynolds credits the bands like Foster the People and also Mumford & Sons for making alternative pop music to a new innovative level of commercial prosperity in recent years.