On Top of the World (3:10)

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“On Top of the World” is a song written and recorded by American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons for their major-label debut extended play Continued Silence, where it appears as the third track. The song also appears on their debut studio album Night Visions as the fifth track. “On Top of the World” was released digitally as a single on November 13, 2013. It has since peaked at 85 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 13 on the Hot Rock Songs charts. It has also charted in the top ten in Australia (#10), Austria (#6), Netherlands (#10), New Zealand (#10), Poland (#7), and Portugal (#1).

“On Top of the World” primarily features guitar and piano instrumentation, with vocals performed by lead singer Dan Reynolds. Originally published in the key of C major, the song itself expresses a celebration of accomplishment for the band after striving for years to become successful. The song itself incorporates the chords C, F, Dm, and G, with the pre-chorus using G and Am to create a different break in the song. The song “On Top of the World” is found to be a positive, upbeat track, unlike other songs found on Night Visions, including Bleeding Out and Hear Me.Their electronically based sound, supported by a moderately quick beat and a mix of piano, guitar and drums, creates a positive feel for their audiences.

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