The Immortals (song)

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"The Immortals"
Promotional single by Kings of Leon
from the album Come Around Sundown
Released March 21, 2011 (2011-03-21)
Recorded 2010
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:30
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Caleb Followill
Nathan Followill
Jared Followill
Matthew Followill
Producer(s) Angelo Petraglia
Jacquire King

"The Immortals" is a song by American rock band Kings of Leon. It is the sixth track on their fifth studio album Come Around Sundown. The song was originally slated to be released as a single on 21 March 2011.[1] However, it was eventually scrapped. A video of the song was used in an advertisement to promote the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and its brand new 68-team field, and was used from March 4–17.[2]


Caleb Followill, lead singer of Kings of Leon, who wrote the song along with the other Followills, says "The Immortals": "In a way, I kind of wanted it to be something that I could say to my children. It really says it all in one chorus. Here it is: go out and be who it is you wanna be and at the end of the day, before you've gone, make sure you've loved."


In late 2011, Norwegian band Röyksopp remixed the song which then leaked online and was not physically released.[3]

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Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[4] 22
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[5] 37
Polish Singles Chart[6] 41