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Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons songsMost popular Imagine Dragons songs (see all 63 songs)
1Shots lyrics115
2Demons lyrics138
3I Bet My Life lyrics218
4Radioactive lyrics251
5All For You lyrics510
6I'm So Sorry lyrics777
7Dream lyrics1,269
8Polaroid lyrics1,279
9Smoke And Mirrors lyrics2,039
10Gold lyrics2,416

Imagine Dragons albumsMost popular Imagine Dragons albums (see all 10 albums)
1Smoke + Mirrors (Super Deluxe) [2015]18
2Night Visions (Deluxe) [2012]67
3Speak To Me - Demo [2008]756
4Continued Silence - EP [2012]1,015
5It's Time - EP [2011]1,042
6Imagine Dragons - EP [2009]2,012
7Night Visions - Live [2014]2,209
8Hell And Silence - EP [2010]3,176
9iTunes Session [2013]5,712
10The Archive - EP [2013]9,100


Biography
In a dark kitchen in the middle of a sweaty night in Las Vegas, all 6'4" of Dan Reynolds is hunched over a laptop, slapping beats on the table and crooning lyrics into a tiny microphone. Before long, he and the other three members of indie rock band Imagine Dragons would be playing "It's Time," that same laptop-demo-turned-supersized-anthem, from the roof of a parking garage to a wave of thousands of screaming fans. This song title to the single from their 2012 debut KidInaKorner/Interscope release "Continued Silence EP" is an all too apt descriptor of the band's hard-earned success—but it's also emblematic of the deep-seated anxiety Reynolds and the rest of the band experienced leaving behind any realistic expectation of a normal job to do the thing they love most.

A third-generation Las Vegas native, Reynolds is no stranger to the adage "the house always wins," choosing to pave his musical career with a near obsessive work ethic and hundreds of unused demos rather than roll the dice with the first songs that sprung from his mouth. It's no surprise, then, that he was drawn to guitarist Wayne Sermon, another founding member of Imagine Dragons. Having practically grown up in a recording studio and graduated Berklee College of Music, Wayne had been practicing his guitar through meals and other socially inappropriate situations as long as he could remember; he challenged Dan in a way that was both uncomfortable and exactly what they both needed. When they began writing songs together and recognized something special was happening, Wayne called up his Berklee friend Ben McKee, who promptly dropped out of school with only a few credits left, moving across the country to play bass for the band. This sort of reckless/genius behavior is typical for Ben, who has an uncanny penchant for spicy food and a suitcase full of unbelievable road stories. More recently, the band was joined by drummer Daniel Platzman, another Bostonian schoolmate who seems way too nice to be playing rock and roll until you actually see him in action.

Several tours and three self-released EPs later, Imagine Dragons had made a serious name for itself, particularly in the west coast circuit. Although their songs vary from nearly whimsical and light to brooding and powerful, listeners are drawn to the inherent honesty in the music. The only rule of thumb for the band, it seems, is to write from a true place; the result is songs that literally run the spectrum of human emotion. Attend a concert, and it becomes clear that the live performance of deeply personal songs has a real effect on people. And the band itself is not immune, as demonstrated when Dan literally passed out into the drum set during a finale song, sending cymbals and drum stands crashing while the rest of the band played on until the close.

Great songwriting is bound to be noticed eventually. As proof that the harder you work, the luckier you get, one of those people who noticed was Grammy winning producer Alex da Kid (Eminem, Rihanna). Alex and Dan began collaborating on projects, and soon the band had developed a relationship with Alex and his team. The alchemy resulting from Alex's hip hop sensibilities and Imagine Dragons' anthemic rock is nothing short of explosive. The byproduct of this creative collision is "Continued Silence," a six song in-your-face sonic grenade that breaks musical boundaries and yet is strangely relatable by its improbably diverse audience.

Despite it all, on any given day when they aren't on the road playing shows, you can still find Imagine Dragons huddled away in a rehearsal room somewhere, banging out song after song in search of the next perfect track. Like most things in Vegas, the band is angled at going big or going bust. For the sake of those who love great music, we hope it's the former
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30 Comments
0 likes - like | 14-03-2015 15:43 music_junkie 
music_junkie
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Hopeless Opus

LA-LA-LA-LAHHHV this track, LOVE IT! its da ch-ch-CHERRY BOMB and fave track from the album right now i think. it's also the first song on the album my teenager gravitated to which i find ironically humorous

musically it's just SO fun, a great car ride sing along. lyrically i can see the appeal to any teen - and even most adults - we've all been there one time or another, totally relatable!!

(also gotta wonder if they were Bloom County fans too??..lol)
0 likes - like | 11-03-2015 15:41 PianoPLayer698 
PianoPLayer698
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life

I like it. it's ok
0 likes - like | 07-03-2015 18:42 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Who We Are

I love these lyrics. Feels so real.
0 likes - like | 07-03-2015 18:40 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Smoke And Mirrors

Did Dan Reynolds write it after his friend had died...?
0 likes - like | 07-03-2015 18:39 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ album: Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors (Super Deluxe) [2015]

Well, on the CD I got are only 2 discs. (?) In Germany, a lot say the greatest from Smoke+Mirrors were Friction and Shots...a lot say so. But I suppose my favorite is I Bet My Life... I think that Shots sounds better live.
0 likes - like | 22-02-2015 13:05 music_junkie 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Smoke And Mirrors

i wish i could give this song a 6.. awesome possum!! shoulda been the lead single.
0 likes - like | 19-02-2015 17:55 trisha91 
trisha91
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

i love this song!
1 like - like | 19-02-2015 12:22 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ album: Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors (Super Deluxe) [2015]

I think it's great, but of course that's a fact, since Dan Reynolds has written those Songs. Almost as good as Night Visions!
0 likes - like | 11-02-2015 15:28 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Demons

Imagine Dragons - Demons LIVE @ Festival di Sanremo 2015
0 likes - like | 09-02-2015 14:16 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Summer

i love it!
0 likes - like | 21-01-2015 19:57 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - The Pit

I truly like this song!
0 likes - like | 17-01-2015 19:04 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Leave Me

ADORABLE. i truly love this freaking song!!!!!!!!!!!!
0 likes - like | 17-01-2015 18:55 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Lost Cause

This song is almost adorable!!!
0 likes - like | 03-01-2015 13:49 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World

Really looing forward to smoke + mirrors!!
0 likes - like | 23-11-2014 17:41 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World

dan reynolds singing this on acoustic version is so great!
0 likes - like | 23-11-2014 17:05 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - All For You

oh my god this is a great song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
0 likes - like | 23-11-2014 16:55 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ album: Imagine Dragons - It's Time - EP [2011]

it's all great really just by mistake i vote only very nice!
0 likes - like | 17-11-2014 18:07 AnimoSpei 
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Demons

It's the greatest song I know! But hey, Dan Reynolds is ist single writer, ain't he?!
0 likes - like | 22-07-2014 16:15 Derpkitteh 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - All For You

Currently waiting for the studio recorded version of this song to be released so we can post more accurate and full lyrics for you.
0 likes - like | 12-02-2014 01:07 PianoPLayer698 
PianoPLayer698
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

this song is good
0 likes - like | 12-02-2014 01:07 PianoPLayer698 
PianoPLayer698
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Demons

this is a good song
0 likes - like | 13-08-2013 04:47 kalsonberry 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - On Top Of The World

Ok I'll comment on this one because I love this song! My most played song of 2012.
0 likes - like | 21-07-2013 20:29 emalinis 
emalinis
 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

- Lou Diamond Phillips. La la la la la bamba!
0 likes - like | 03-06-2013 22:48 Alliey 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - Lost Cause

I love Imagine Dragons, they're songs are great; all their songs are great. They are really passionate about their music, and the beats to them are just amazing. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
0 likes - like | 05-04-2013 04:09 shaqreia 
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@ song: Imagine Dragons - It's Time

i love this song it never gets boring.