If you want to see an example of a song that is meticulously well crafted on all fronts, then look no further than Imagine Dragons current hit, Radioactive.
This is a song that has it all – infectious, engaging and memorable melodies, multiple “payoffs,” multiple “magic moments,” deep, engaging lyrics that can be interpreted in a multitude of ways, stellar vocals, multiple sub-genre influences and the list goes on and on.
To date Radioactive has landed in the top 10 in 12 countries and hit #1 on 3 charts.
Radioactive Deconstructed explores what made this song a hit including:
- Magic Moments that took Radioactive to the next level.
- How Radioactive compares to other songs that are currently topping the charts.
- The meaning behind Radioactive’s clever & cryptic lyrics.
- A comprehensive look at the inner workings of the song including melody, structure, lyrics, vocals, MTI levels, instrumentation and much more.
- External factors that played a role in Radioactive’s widespread visibility and success.
- Songwriter/Producer takeaways culled from what made the song a hit.
- Does Radioactive qualify as a “holy sh*t, you gotta hear this now!” song, and if so, why?
And much more!