18 Imagine Dragons Songs That Will Get You Going For The Day

Dance to the tunes!

Sanjana Iyengar

Jan 22, 2021|5 min read


Growing up I’m sure all of us used to listen to songs like Bad Liar, Amsterdam and  America on loop. And now, the band  Imagine Dragons has got us addicted to songs like Radioactive and Believer!

It all started in 2008 when Vocalist Dan Reynolds met drummer Andrew Tolman at Brigham Young University as students. They then recruited Andrew Beck, Dave Lemke, and Aurora Florence that formed the initial members of the band-Imagine Dragons.

There were a few confusions within the members- a lot of them joined and left but after a couple of months, Dan Reynolds( lead singer), Wayne Sermon(guitarist), Daniel Platzman (Percussion) and Ben Mckee ( Bass Guitarist) were announced as the official members of the band.

In 2010, the band released EPs titled Imagine Dragons and Hell and Silence, both recorded at Battle Born Studios, in Las Vegas. They got their first breakthrough with the song “It’s Time” in 2012. With this, there was no stopping. They went on to release for super hit albums -Night Visions(2012), Smoke+Mirrors(2015), Evolve(2017) and Origins(2018).

For all you Indie Rock and Pop Music fans out there, here’s a list of  18 Imagine Dragon Songs that you can jive to!

1) Believer

“Pain! You made me a, you made me a believer, believer
Pain! You break me down and build me up, believer, believer”

This Imagine Dragons song is sure to motivate you and its pop-rock genre will uplift your mood and get you going for the day.

2) Thunder

“Have a seat in the foyer, take a number
I was lightning before the thunder.”

Thunder, an Imagine Dragons song is an absolute treat for all the pop music fans and serves a delight for all those who are into video aesthetics as the music video for this song was nominated for MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography.

3) Demons

“No matter what we breed, we still are made of gree
This is my kingdom come, this is my kingdom come.”

Demons by Imagine Dragons is one of their most popular and successful songs. This song from their album- Night Visions is a must-listen for all the Indie Rock fans out there.

4) Radioactive

“I raise my flags, don my clothes
It's a revolution, I suppose”

This Imagine Dragons song is the perfect music piece for all the rock fans around the world. Radioactive has been nominated for several awards including World Music Award for World’s Best Song, Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Song.

5) Natural

“Nothing ever comes without a consequence or cost, tell me
Will the stars align?"

6) Bad Liar

“It's been a loveless year
I'm a man of three fears
Integrity, faith and
Crocodile tears.”

"Bad Liar" by Imagine Dragons has been described as a pop-rock song with a slow-build tune, that has its roots in indie rock and new wave.

7) Zero

"I remember walking in the cold of November
Hoping that I make it to the end of December
27 years and the end on my mind
But holding to the thought of another time"

Imagine Dragons song- Zero is the lead track from the film’s soundtrack Ralph Breaks The Internet.

8) Birds

“Seasons, they will change
Life will make you grow
Dreams will make you cry, cry, cry
Everything is temporary
Everything will slide
Love will never die”

If you are some who is a fan of the alternative/indie genre then this song will get you hooked to it.

9) Next To Me

“I got no innocence, faith ain't no privilege
I am a deck of cards, vice or a game of hearts
And still you, still you want me”

Imagine Dragons song-Next To Me from the album Evolve is a lovely song with deep, meaningful lyrics.

10) It's Time

“This road never looked so lonely
This house doesn't burn down slowly
To ashes, to ashes”

Its time is one of the earliest songs released by Imagine Dragons and it is this song that gave them their big breakthrough.

11) On Top Of The World

“I coulda gave up then but
Then again I couldn't have 'cause
I've travelled all this way for something
Now take it in but don't look down..”

This Imagine Dragons song instils motivation and hope in its listeners and gives them the message to keep trying and to never give up.

12) I Bet My Life

“Please believe them when they say
That it's left for yesterday
And the records that I've played
Please forgive me for all I've done”

This folk-rock song by Imagine Dragons from their album Smoke+Mirrors is about the lead vocalist’s relationship with his parents.

13)  Not Today

“We finally fall apart and we break each other's hearts
If we wanna live young, love, we better start today”

14) Smoke and Mirrors

“All I believe, Is it a dream?
That comes crashing down on me?
All that I own
Is it just smoke and mirrors?”

Imagine Dragons song- Smoke and mirrors is a must-listen for all the alternative/indie genre fans out there, The song is about obscuring or embellishing of the truth with misleading or irrelevant information.

15) Whatever It Takes

“Whatever it takes
'Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins
I do whatever it takes
'Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains
Whatever it takes.”

This Imagine Dragons song has upbeat music which is sure to uplift your mood and get you all pumped to get going.

16) Walking The Wire

“Oh, the storm is raging against us now 
If you're afraid of falling, then don't look down
But we took the step, oh, we took the leap
And we'll take what comes, take what comes.”

“Walking the Wire” by The Imagine Dragons can be described as a romantic and inspirational anthem. This is one of the few Imagine Dragons songs that use less acoustics and more country music giving it a peppy tune.

17) Friction

“And your heart is beating
'Cause you know that you gotta
Get out of the middle
And rise to the top now”

This Imagine Dragons song surely does serve as a treat for all the indie music fans out there.

18) Gold

“First comes the blessing of all that you've dreamed
But then comes the curses of diamonds and rings
Only at first did it have its appeal
But now you can't tell the false from the real.”

Imagine Dragons song- Gold bases itself on the story of the Midas Touch. It’s thoughtful and deep lyrics give us an insight on depression and mental health. The high beats of the drums make this song very groove-worthy.

Self-identifying as “genreless,” Imagine Dragons have been successful in delivering kaleidoscopic and kinetically charged music which is highly enjoyed and listened-to by their fans from all across the globe for the past 8 years.

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Sanjana Iyengar

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