Song of the Day #3,451: ‘Thunder’ – Imagine Dragons

Today is my birthday, and while it doesn’t fall on a Random Weekend, the nature of my Billboard countdown means today’s song choice isn’t in my control. So what did the hands of fate serve up in tribute?

‘Thunder,’ by Imagine Dragons, which occupies the #5 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100. This is the 4th top ten hit for Imagine Dragons, a Las Vegas-based indie rock band, and their second this year (‘Believer’ reached #4 over the summer).

I like this one. Shades of Ben Folds Five’s ‘One Angry Dwarf and 2000 Solemn Faces’ lyrically and a nice modern pop-rock sound. Freaky video, too.

Not a bad birthday song considering what could have been. After all, I missed Lil Pump by just a day.

[Verse 1]
Just a young gun with a quick fuse
I was uptight, wanna let loose
I was dreaming of bigger things
And wanna leave my own life behind
Not a yes sir, not a follower
Fit the box, fit the mold
Have a seat in the foyer, take a number
I was lightning before the thunder

[Chorus]
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning then the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning then the thunder
Thunder, thunder
Thunder

[Verse 2]
Kids were laughing in my classes
While I was scheming for the masses
Who do you think you are?
Dreaming ’bout being a big star
They say you’re basic, they say you’re easy
You’re always riding in the backseat
Now I’m smiling from the stage
While you were clapping in the nose bleeds

[Chorus]
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning then the thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning then the thunder
Thunder

[Bridge]
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning then the thunder, thunder

[Chorus]
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning then the thunder, thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning then the thunder, thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning then the thunder, thunder
Thunder, feel the thunder
Lightning then the thunder, thunder

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,451: ‘Thunder’ – Imagine Dragons

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Happy birthday, Clay!

    I really thought imagine Dragons was going to be a one hit (or one album) wonder. I’ve always liked their sound though, so I’m glad that they are continuing to have success.

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    Happy Birthday Clay! 😍

  3. Andrea katz says:

    Happy birthday! What song would you pick to celebrate your birthday if it wasn’t a random choice?

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