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RADIOACTIVE BY IMAGINE DRAGONS

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive - Guitar TabIt’s time to pickup that guitar and learn another song here at riffriff.com!

For today’s post, we will learn how to play Radioactive by American rock band Imagine Dragons. This song is included in their major-label debut EP Continued Silence and on their debut studio album called Night Vision. First track.

The song has a great arrangement, lyrics, and vocals. That is why it was loved by the listeners and become a hit!

How to Play Radioactive

In order to play this song you need to know the guitar chords used and the basic strumming rhythm. Fortunately, Radioactive only have 4 chords all throughout the song. The chord sequence rarely changes throughout the song, the verse and pre-chorus melodies are highly similar.

The strumming pattern too is quite simple with quarter and eighth notes.

Radioactive Guitar Chords

Chords used: Am C G D

Am          C            G
I'm waking up to ash and dust
          D                    Am
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
             C               G    D
I'm breathing in the chemicals
Am          C            G                 D
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
Am        C              G    
This is it, the apocalypse
G
Whoa

D              Am             C
   I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
G                  D
Enough to make my systems grow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am   C     G                D
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am   C     G                D
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

Am           C            G
I raise my flags, don my clothes
          D                    Am
It's a revolution, I suppose
              C                  G
We're painted red to fit right in
G
Whoa
Am          C            G                 D
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
Am        C              G    
This is it, the apocalypse
G
Whoa

D              Am             C
   I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
G                  D
Enough to make my systems grow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am   C     G                D
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am   C     G                D
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

*Single Strum*

Am*         C*  G*          D*
All systems go, sun hasn't died
Am*         C*    G*            D*
Deep in my bones, straight from inside

D              Am             C
   I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
G                  D
Enough to make my systems grow
Am                     C
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
G                      D
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Am   C     G                D
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Am   C     G                D
Whoa, whoa, I'm radioactive, radioactive

 

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