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Top Ten One Republic Songs

This weekend on 92.9, we are bringing you the Top 10 One Republic. OneRepublic have won several music awards and landed many nominations, including ones for American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, World Music Awards, and Grammy Awards.

What is their best song?


10.

Good Life

Waking Up (2010)

The song had a long shelf life. It peaked at #8 on the Hot 100 nearly two years after its initial release, thanks to its use in various media. "Good Life" was featured in the trailers for the films Eat Pray Love and One Day, and had TV placements in the series Cougar Town, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, Rookie Blue and 90210. This song about traveling the globe is a single from American pop-rock band OneRepublic's second studio album, Waking Up.

9.

Say (All I Need)

Dreaming Out Loud (2007)

In an interview, Ryan Tedder was asked which track he enjoyed laying down the most. The OneRepublic frontman replied: "My favorite song on the record is probably the first track, called 'Say.' We've been careful not to post too much new material up on the web, just because it's so easy to rip stuff off, so nobody's really heard the song, except in our live shows. It's been the most fulfilling." A number of songs on the album such as this one and "Apologize," are about relationships that appear to be in trouble or dying.


8.

If I Lose Myself

Native (2013)

This was released as the lead global single from OneRepublic's third studio album, Native. The song was premiered by the band during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on December 31, 2012. The track, which was produced by their frontman Ryan Tedder, was debuted online on January 9, 2013. A dance version of the song was remixed by Swedish DJ Alesso and released in certain countries, notably in Sweden, where a version credited to Alesso vs OneRepublic peaked at #4 in the singles chart.


7.

Love Runs Out

Single Release Only (2014)

The follow up to OneRepublic's "Counting Stars" single was a brand new track that didn't feature on their Native album. Frontman Ryan Tedder said: "The very short back story on the song was when we were working on Native I originally thought this was going to be the first single and it's called 'Love Runs Out' and I wanted it to be the first single, a few of us in the band did, but I could not finish the chorus. And you can't have a song without a chorus."


6.

Rescue Me

Human (2019)

"Rescue Me" was written and produced by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and the band's bass player Brent Kutzle at the end of a Jonas Brothers session. It came about when Tedder told Kutzle he wanted to write a song with a concept that he'd started a few years back. The bassist, "started playing this lonely sounding guitar riff" and "in almost a stream of consciousness," Tedder came up with the chorus as it is now. Within ten minutes they'd completed the song. Ryan Tedder said he wrote the song without really thinking about what he was singing about, but later he went back and dissected the lyric for "Rescue Me."


5.

Lose Somebody

Golden Hour (2020)

“Lose Somebody” was released officially on 15 May 2020 as a single from Kygo’s “Golden Hour” album. This is actually the second time he has collaborated with OneRepublic, with the first being the 2017 track “Stranger Things”.


4.

Stop And Stare

Dreaming Out Loud (2008)

This song is about getting stuck in a rut. OneRepublic wrote on their MySpace page that "Stop and Stare" describes the common frustration of getting to a place in life where you think, "How in the world did I end up here, this isn't where I wanted to be, watching what I wanted pass me by." The band added: "The lyrics have shades of melancholy, and there is a definite emotional undercurrent running through them. If you can't tap into emotion, you're just selling catchy tunes."


3.

Something I Need

Native (2013)

This song is a collaboration between OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and writer/producer Benny Blanco. Released as the fourth overall single from the Native album, the song was especially successful Down Under, peaking at #6 in Australia and #4 in New Zealand. This was used as a theme song for the 2014 American 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film Mr. Peabody & Sherman.


2.

Counting Stars

Native (2013)

Tedder had the idea for this tune while working with Beyoncé on her follow-up to 2011's 4. One morning while Tedder was prepping for his studio time with Bey, he came across a little known folk song that he fell in love with. Wanting to write his own version of the tune, Tedder tried to reach out to the original writer to see if he would collaborate with him. "He was like, 'I don't know about that,' and it was aloof enough that I was like, 'Oh screw it,'" Tedder explained. The song was the first ever UK #1 single for Ryan Tedder as a performer.


1.

Apologize

Timbaland Presents: Shock Value (2007)

The song is about the pain of a relationship going wrong and the necessity of moving on. This was a massive international hit. Among the countries "Apologize" topped the chart in were Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland. It also spent 14 weeks at the top of the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles chart before being dethroned by Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love." This song had a 25-week run in the US Top Ten. It was the longest any song has been in the Top 10 since 1999, when Santana featuring Rob Thomas' "Smooth" spent 30 weeks in that section of the survey.

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