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Imagine Dragons Is "Flabbergasted" to Be on Pop Charts

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/ImagineDragons (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/ImagineDragons (via ABC News Radio)

Following the success of their hit "It's Time," Imagine Dragons ’ single " Radioactive " is now climbing the pop charts, and frontman Dan Reynolds says the group never expected that they'd be played on the radio alongside Rihanna and Maroon 5 .

"We had no idea that would happen.  We're a little flabbergasted," he tells Rolling Stone , adding that he feels their success is due to pop music becoming more eclectic in recent years.  "There's a lot of artists that opened the door for us," he explains. "We wouldn't be where we are if not for groups like Foster the People , Mumford & Sons. [Pop] radio has changed a bit in recent years and allowed in these bands that are a little more alternative-leaning."

As for the song "Radioactive," Dan explains, "That's basically a song about my struggle with anxiety and depression. It's about becoming self-empowered and rising above that.  I wanted to write a masculine and primal song about conjuring and rising above human weakness.”

Imagine Dragons is currently trekking across North American promoting their debut album, Night Visions . The band will also hit a number of festivals this summer including Hangout Fest in Gulf Shores, AL; the Made in America festival in Philadelphia, PA; Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI; and Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL.  Visit ImagineDragonsMusic.com to view the full itinerary.‎

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