How well do you know the sound of Imagine Dragons? How many of their songs rock your mind? What Imagine Dragons cover do you like?
Having a hard time to choose? Let’s get to know more about the songs as Gigsmanila listed some of the most fire-rry Imagine Dragon covers that will probably land on your own personal list.
1. Forever Young
Forever Young, originally sang by the German group Alphaville in 1984 from their debut album of the same name. Though it failed to reach the American Top 40, this track was covered by numerous of artists like Jay Z featuring Mr. Hudson, One direction, and Imagine Dragons. According to Setlist.fm, Forever Young is the most played of all Imagine Dragons covers.
2. Song 2
One of the favorite songs Imagine Dragon used to perform on stage is “Song 2,” from the English Rock band Blur. Performed live, Imagine Dragons’ version solicited energetic yelling and the distorted bass will definitely make the crowd go wild and bang their heads to infinity.
3. With or Without You
From the Irish rock band U2, With or Without You, perhaps is the most popular song Imagine Dragons sang during their live performances. This is U2’s most successful single in 1987. Of course Imagine Dragons set a different flavor to the song making it almost completely their original piece.
4. Blank Space
Have you ever picture Imagine Dragon’s perform a pop-ish Taylor Swift song? If you haven’t Gigsmanila highly recommends you to. This milestone performance was aired in BBC – Live Lounge last February. There’s no argument that Blank Space is the most viewed music video by a female artist on both YouTube and Vevo but this video by Imagine Dragon sets the bar higher in covering songs.
5. Stand by Me
A 1961, Ben E. King song, “Stand by Me,” holds over 400 recorded versions including that of John Lennon’s which peaked number 1 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1975. Imagine Dragons joined others in performing this classical hit during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards’ a tribute to the late Ben E King.. Earlier this year, they also performed the song at the BBC – Live Lounge mashed up to their own version of Blank Space.
Experience the best in alternative rock band as Imagine Dragons is coming to Manila on August 27, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena for their Smoke + Mirrors Tour.
Watch as they perform their hits and covers plus more surprises LIVE!