Machine (Imagine Dragons song)

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Machine Imagine Dragons.jpg
Single by Imagine Dragons
from the album Origins
ReleasedOctober 31, 2018
Producer(s)Alex da Kid
Imagine Dragons singles chronology
"Bad Liar"

"Machine" is a song by American rock band Imagine Dragons, who co-wrote it with their producer Alex da Kid. The song is the third single from the band's fourth studio album Origins.[1]


A snippet of the track was teased in the trailer for Origins[1] The song was officially announced on social media the day before it was released. On Twitter, they posted the cover art for the song, as well as the caption "Our new song Machine drops TOMORROW morning".[2]

Critical reception[edit]

In a positive review of the album by The Independent, the song (along with fellow single "Natural") was described as "stomping, stadium filling anthems that scream defiance and are what most would brand "classic" Imagine Dragons".[3] Billboard also described the song as "explosive" and "powerful".[4]


The song features lyrics about "Living outside the box others might put you in".[4] and possible references to social and political realities.

Live performances[edit]

"Machine" was performed live for the first time at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on November 7, along with three other songs from the album: " Natural", "Zero", and "Bad Liar".[5]


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Chart (2018) Peak
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[6] 31
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[7] 30
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[8] 16
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[9] 20
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 8
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[11] 17


  1. ^ "Imagine Dragons Share Protest Anthem 'Machine' - iHeartRadio".
  2. ^ "Imagine Dragons on Twitter".
  3. ^ "Imagine Dragons, Origins album review: Frontman Dan Reynolds flexes his songwriting muscles".
  4. ^ a b "Imagine Dragons Resist the 'Machine' On Explosive New Track: Listen".
  5. ^ "Imagine Dragons Setlist at Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas, Las Vegas".
  6. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201845 into search. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. November 12, 2018. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201846 into search. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 45, 9 november 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  11. ^ "Imagine Dragons Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2018.