Monster (Imagine Dragons song)

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"Monster"
Single by Imagine Dragons
Released September 19, 2013
Format Digital download
Genre Alternative rock, indietronica
Length 4:09
Label KIDinaKORNER, Interscope
Writer(s) Ben McKee, Dan Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Alexander Grant
Producer(s) Ben McKee, Dan Platzman, Dan Reynolds, Wayne Sermon, Alexander Grant
Imagine Dragons singles chronology
"On Top of the World"
(2013)
"Monster"
(2013)
"Radioactive"
(2014)

"Monster" is a song recorded by American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons for the soundtrack to the 2013 Chair Entertainment and Epic Games action role-playing game Infinity Blade III.[1] It is the band's fourth appearance on a soundtrack after appearing on Answers to Nothing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack),[2] Frankenweenie Unleashed!: Music Inspired by the Motion Picture[3] and Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall.[4] The song was released as a single in the United States on September 19, 2013.[5]

Background[edit]

"Monster", like all of Imagine Dragons' appearances on soundtracks, is a brand new song written specifically for the soundtrack, this time in collaboration with Chair Entertainment for their 2013 title, Infinity Blade III. It will be used in-game, and will be triggered during "crucial battles" within the game's engine and core gameplay.[6] Speaking of the song, the band have stated:

"Chair has always been on the cutting edge of mobile gaming. Infinity Blade has been massive and we felt the song fit perfectly with the tone and visuals. We're pretty big gamers ourselves, so we couldn't be more excited"[7]

"Monster" was featured on WWE's WrestleMania XXX on April 6, 2014 in a video package highlighting Daniel Bryan.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Monster"   4:09

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the "Monster" single.[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[9] 41
US Billboard Hot 100[10] 78
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[11] 13

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States[5] September 19, 2013 Digital download Interscope, KIDinaKORNER

References[edit]

  1. ^ "11 Sep". Imagine Dragons Official Fan Club. Imagine Dragons, Tumblr. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Answers to Nothing – Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Collar, Matt. "Frankenweenie Unleashed! – Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Collar, Matt. "Iron Man 3: Heroes Fall: Music Inspired by the Motion Picture – Original Soundtrack". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Monster - Single". iTunes US. Apple Inc. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Imagine Dragons’ "Monster" Debuts in Infinity Blade III". Epic Gamers. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Imagine Dragons debuting new song through Infinity Blade III". Gamespot. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Monster (liner notes). Imagine Dragons. Interscope Records. 2013. 
  9. ^ "Imagine Dragons Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Imagine Dragons.
  10. ^ "Imagine Dragons Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Imagine Dragons. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Imagine Dragons Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Imagine Dragons. Retrieved December 4, 2013.