Radioactive free piano sheet music by Imagine Dragons
About the song
"I'm walking up through ash and dust"… no, it's not about a certain person, but it represents a lyric of the song "Radioactive", written by Imagine Dragons and produced by Alex da Kid, which has been created as a symbiosis of more genres, including parts of pop, rock, dubstep, having also in composition powerful vocals, thing that determined Dan Reynolds to say that "It's very masculine, powerful-sounding song".
Also, according to the same front man Reynolds, referring to the substance of the song, "there's a lot of personal story behind it", while NPR music critic Ann Powers sustain that the main idea of the song is shaped around religious beliefs and thoughts, thing that is generally referred to when talking of the history of rock music.
Considering all the mentions above, the piano sheet of "Radioactive", offered for free below, is a totally innovative approach.
Looking back in the history of the song, it was first sent to radio, in 2012, on 2nd of April and then on 29th of October, the same year.
It was very appreciated by the critics of many genres, the most discussed things being the strong vocals which built the quiet ambiguous song. In this way, the song became famous, reaching the third position on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming a sleeper hit and keeping its apparition on the chart for more than a year. Because of it, the band has succeeded to register the record of ascending in the slowest way ever possible on the Top 5 chart history.
For the moment, it also registers another record, being the song which spent most weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, meaning 83 weeks.
Its fascinating words, which are deep and have the ability to transfer you the deepest feelings and make your brain see what maybe eyes cannot, sensation that is also transferred to the "Radioactive's" sheet music, contributed a lot in the success of the huge number of copies sold worldwide.
Moreover, the song was number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 at the end of 2013, and reached the first position in Sweden, being also positioned among the first 20 songs on tops from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The two Grammy Awards nominations for Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance (which they actually won) received by "Radioactive" need also to be mentioned when talking about its success.
The band is well known also due to the great concerts in which they delight their fans through their amazing live performances. Their first apparition with this melody on TV was on 4th of September 2012, in ABC late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! It was then followed by the 145-date Night Vision Tour, which was started by the Imagine Dragons in North America, where the band performed "Radioactive" during the Late Show with David Letterman, and Europe, where they made known not only the song, but also served as source of inspiration for many covers, including the ones performed on piano, which are fantastic.
Also, on the March 28, 2013, the band had an apparition during the show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and then on the July 29, 2013, they performed the song in the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Another proof that holds the argument according to which the band, due to their amazingly successful song "Radioactive", became really well known at global level is that it attracted the attention of many other artists, who declared that they sometimes sing at least the chorus of the song. Also, an important aspect to be mentioned is the fact that "Radioactive" was also used in marketing, serving as promotion channel and element of the video game Assassin's Creed III and for the film "The Host", being even included in the soundtrack of the addictive video games MLB 13: The Show and NBA 2K14, the last one being released in October.
As part of the marketing utilization of the song, it can also be considered the band's contribution in promos like "Chicago Fire", "Run for Your Lives" and we can also remind its apparition in shows on the History Channel.
To sum up, there are a lot of information which support the affirmation according to which the song "Radioactive" represents one of the creations that set the basis of the career developed by Imagine Dragons and offered them an impulse for continuing their greatly performances.
Not to forget about the fact that even though it combines many genres, including electronic accents, "Radioactive" has a beautiful piano sheet, an innovative one, which might, alike the original song, bring a lot of appreciation.
Deep thoughts and piano have been fit since the oldest times. As poetry does, through its messages, this song may be seen as a magnificent way of expressing thoughts concerning life.
|Released:||May 3, 2013|
|Genres:||Alternative rock, electronic rock|