“It was about yesterday, wasn’t it?” Danny Wilkin of Rixton jokes when asked if the band remember their first time on the radio.
“You don’t know what to do. If you’re at a stop light and your windows are down and your song comes on, do you change the channel or roll up the window? I think I called my mom,” Tim Foreman recalled.
One thing Tyler Glenn would like you to know about his mom is that she makes everything bigger and better. This includes, but not limited to, the first time he heard his band Neon Trees on the radio.
“I remember the first moment my song was on the radio so well,” Perri told Radio.com. “It is probably one of my favorite stories till this day.”
“I was about 18 or 19. It was a guy called Steve Lamacq,” Bellamy recalled. “I was in London with my girlfriend at the time. She was studying art at some art college in London. I was staying in her sort of like squat flat with a bunch of flatmates.”
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Back before Brandon Flowers and the Killers stormed onto super-stardom, the singer was just another aspiring frontman sitting outside a local convenience store the very first time he heard his band played on the radio.
“My heart was just beating like crazy. Somehow I was thinking, ‘Man, I hope I don’t screw this up,'” Dinning said. “Like I had anything to do with what was going on.”
“It was such a surreal experience and I remember it so well. To have your song come on the radio, I felt like, ‘Yes I’ve made it! I’ve made it! Where is everybody? It’s playing!'”
Imagine Dragons can chalk the first time they heard themselves on the radio up to some very fast (and most likely unsafe) driving.