Imagine Dragons is a terrible band.
This is not news.
But it caught much of America off guard on Monday when the country’s favorite commercial jingle writers/faux rock ‘n’ roll band bombed in their performance during halftime of the CFP National Championship Game between Alabama and Clemson.
Many know Imagine Dragons from commercials
Most of the television-watching populace is familiar with with their hook-laden, soulless music that is commonly used to shill phones, cars and other popular consumer items.
But when they took the stage Monday night, people were caught off guard as they were presented as an actual band.
Fans at the stadium weren’t forced to endure the noise. They were spared the show that actually took place on an island about 45 minutes away from Levi’s Stadium.
But people at home watched on TV. And they weren’t pleased.
— Not Your Status Quo (@NotYourStatusQ) January 8, 2019
Well you know the lead singer for imagine dragons isn’t lip syncing after that falsetto portion of whatever song this is…. pitchy to the extreme bruh.
— James Shaver (@jshaver4112) January 8, 2019
Who decided imagine dragons was a good idea….?
— Tuscaloosa’s Cigar Shop – R&R Cigars (@RandRCigars) January 8, 2019
Imagine Dragons? What’s the secret of their success? Their music seems rather lame.
— Mark Barrington (@MarkBarrington2) January 8, 2019
The musical talent of imagine dragons. #ThingsIOverestimated
— Tacobar (@TacobarCourtdea) January 8, 2019
Me listening to this imagine dragons halftime show pic.twitter.com/3EHMzwSS95
— Derrick Williams (@Ddderrick23) January 8, 2019
Just me..? Or Imagine Dragons isn't sounding so good.
— Mike Martin (@GoMikeMartin) January 8, 2019
Is imagine dragons this generations nickelback?
— Nathan (@NWH8) January 8, 2019
Imagine Dragons is worse than Nickelback
— Brian Wehrkamp (@bdubs28) January 8, 2019
Imagine Dragons is the most basic band I've ever seen/heard. Their lyrics suck. Their music sucks. Sounds like something a 4th cooked up on their computer
— Skyler Hornaday (@SkylerHornaday) January 8, 2019
Who the hell hired Imagine Dragons
— Devin (@AlmostToAugusta) January 8, 2019
So we went from Kendrick Lamar last year to Imagine Dragons… #NationalChampionship
— Lonny Vergas (@lonnykVer) January 8, 2019
Imagine dragons sounds like trash change my mind
— Colby Mahieu (@ColbyMahieu71) January 8, 2019
The performance was given a jolt of hope when Lil Wayne arrived on stage. But all that really accomplished was an opportunity for people to make fun of his attire.
Lil Wayne aka one of the original playas…from the Himalayas pic.twitter.com/0MI3JmeSxw
— 😶 Mr. Robot 🤖 (@UptownRoamer) January 8, 2019
Which prompted comparisons to the Hamburgler.
— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) January 8, 2019
And raised one very legitimate question.
Why didn't we just get Weezy instead of Imagine Dragons this whole time?
— Justin (@JL_Baseball) January 8, 2019
It made some pine for the appearance of any other dragon.
And prompted a very good suggestion for 2020.
.@jasonisbell for the national championship game halftime show 2020
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 8, 2019
Maybe the Super Bowl will be better.
Oh, wait. No chance.
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