Monster (Imagine Dragons song)

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"Monster"
Single by Imagine Dragons
from the album Smoke + Mirrors (Super deluxe edition)
Released September 19, 2013
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 4:09
Label
Writer(s)
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 fifth 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] and "Warriors" for the game League of Legend's 4th world championship in September of 2014. The song was released as a single on September 19, 2013,[5] and later appeared on the "super deluxe" edition of the band's second album Smoke + Mirrors (2015).

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 stated:

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

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song was featured during the WWE pay-per-view WrestleMania XXX on April 6, 2014, in a video package highlighting Daniel Bryan.
  • The song was also featured in a trailer for the hit Ubisoft video game "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag". It is the second Imagine Dragons song to be in a Assassin's Creed trailer, following "Radioactive" in the trailer for "Assassin's Creed III"

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 – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Imagine Dragons.
  10. ^ "Imagine Dragons – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Imagine Dragons. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  11. ^ "Imagine Dragons – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Imagine Dragons. Retrieved December 4, 2013.