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Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons

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Date: Sep 26 2014

Themes: Alternative, Celebrity, Music, Pop Culture

Grammar: Adverbs

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Imagine Dragons rose to fame in 2012, but their success didn’t stop there. Famous music magazine Rolling Stone called their song “Radioactive” one of the biggest rock hits of 2013, and music TV station MTV called them “the year’s biggest breakout band.”

Band members are Dan Reynolds, Ben McKee, Daniel Wayne Sermon, and Daniel Platzman. Imagine Dragons began in college, and later added more members through high school friendships and other university connections. They first played together in the state of Utah, but moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where they made studio music and, eventually, were successful enough to go on tour.

Why do Jessica and Gary like Imagine Dragons? Find out in today’s English lesson about an alternative rock band.

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Jessica

Jessica

Gary

Gary

Jessica:  I keep hearing that song…

Gary:  Which one?

Jessica:  …by Imagine Dragons on the radio. It’s called “On Top of the World.”

Gary:  I know their song “Radioactive.”

Jessica:  Yeah, this is very different. “Radioactive” has an alternative rock sound.

Gary:  Yeah.

Jessica:  But “On Top of the World” is more pop music, I think. But they are really good.

Gary:  Oh, yeah! I have heard that song. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It’s definitely much more just a relaxed style.

Jessica:  Yeah.

Gary:  The other one, “Radioactive,” is so produced, and there are so many sounds happening in it.

Jessica:  Exactly. I wonder who their artistic influence is, because they have such a unique sound. And they really rose to fame very quickly.

Gary:  I imagine that they’re going to go on tour, and…

Jessica:  I hope so.

Gary:  … I’d be really interested to see how they actually handle “Radioactive” live, because it sounds like such a studio song.

Jessica:  Yeah, it’s very electronically produced.

Gary:  Yes.

Jessica:  I hope they’re not at their musical peak, but I feel like they are because they have so many hits out there right now.

Gary:  Let’s go check them out when they’re playing live.

Jessica:  We should. We should definitely see them live.

 

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Jessica and Gary are discussing the band Imagine Dragons. She recently heard their new song “On Top of the World” on the radio and wonders if Gary knows it. At first, he only remembers their song “Radioactive,” but then he realizes that he actually knows both hits.

Both Gary and Jessica feel that Imagine Dragons’ sound is unique, and they both understand the band’s success. They’re also curious about how the band would perform songs at a live performance because the song “Radioactive” sounds like it was produced in a studio. When Imagine Dragons go on tour, it’s likely that Jessica and Gary will want to go hear the band.

Do you like Imagine Dragons’ music? Which song is your favorite? What makes their music interesting?

 

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Jordana Brasileira

Brazil

I love Imagine Dragons. Their songs are so good! I like a lot of their songs, I don´t have a favorite one. Demons, It´s time, Amsterdam and Radioactive are the best! Especially It´s time and Radioactive, because they are music theme of The Perks of being a wallflower and The Host, two incredible movies.

05:05 PM Sep 28 2014 |

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S&W

S&W

China

EB let me know this amazing band.I like their song radioactive.very powerful

03:25 PM Sep 28 2014 |

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AURA

AURA

Turkey

I like Imagine Dragon’s songs so much and my favourite ones are “Demons” and “Radioactive”. The rhythms and beats are so cool!

07:14 PM Sep 26 2014 |

Makan2013

Makan2013

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Also Radioactive was on Nba2k14 game

02:58 PM Sep 26 2014 |

Makan2013

Makan2013

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I suggest u all to listen Radioactive music its one of the best pop_rock songs in the world 

02:57 PM Sep 26 2014 |

 aminoo2

aminoo2

Algeria

I never heard of this band but actually songs these days don’t carry beautiful meanings and words  they are made for the purpose of money and fame …YOU ALWAYS ENJOY MUSIC

02:31 PM Sep 26 2014 |

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

ı didnt hear this band “imagine Dragons”  and their song ” radioactive” 


but ı like singers and bands who rise to fame with their works,efforts,songs..


and beautiful songs live forever  :) 


                                        “Radioactive”


Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa

I’m waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I’m breathing in the chemicals



I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive



All systems go, the sun hasn’t died


Deep in my bones, straight from inside

I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age


01:30 PM Sep 26 2014 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Never heard about them. Maybe it’s about time! to listen. So the peak of my evening today will be listening one of the biggests rock hits!!!!

12:42 PM Sep 26 2014 |

judinasve

judinasve

Russian Federation

I just love these guys. They are cool. Wonderful songs.
Radioactive, Demons, It’s Time, Ready Aim Fire…They are one of my favorite. I often listen to their songs.

12:13 PM Sep 26 2014 |

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aijaciba

aijaciba

Latvia

Radioactive is really cool

08:18 AM Sep 26 2014 |

vik32

vik32

India

never heard any song of this band..but would like to listen to it soon. thanks

06:11 AM Sep 26 2014 |

Eric_

Eric_

China

I like Tip Toe and On Top of the World …

03:29 AM Sep 26 2014 |

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