Top 10 OneRepublic Songs

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10. "I Lived" (2014)

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OneRepublic - Native. Courtesy Interscope

OneRepublic released "I Lived" as the second single from the deluxe version of the album Native. It was the sixth single from the project overall. The group's leader Ryan Tedder says that he wrote "I Lived" for his four-year-old son. He wanted to communicate the idea that you should do exactly what you think you should be doing for every minute you have on earth. "I Lived" broke into the top 10 at adult pop radio and reached #18 on the mainstream pop radio chart. It was OneRepublic's ninth top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

The accompanying music video was directed by Noble Jones based on an idea from Sophie Muller. It is dedicated to a 15-year-old fan of OneRepublic who is victim of cystic fibrosis. The fan is shown in the video engaging in a wide range of sports and other outdoor activities to show a full use of one's life on earth.

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9. "If I Lose Myself" (2013)

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OneRepublic - "If I Lose Myself". Courtesy Interscope

Ryan Tedder says the single "If I Lose Myself" was inspired by his own personal fear of flying.  It was co-written by Benny Blanco and produced by Tim Bergling, aka Avicii.  The song incorporates significant elements of contemporary electronic dance music.  OneRepublic performed "If I Lose Myself" live on American Idol with Katharine McPhee. "If I Lose Myself" was released as the first official single from the band's third studio album Native. It became a top 40 hit at adult pop and mainstream pop radio. It also surged into the top 10 on the dance radio chart.

The album Native became OneRepublic's first top 10 hit on the album chart. It reached #4 and was ultimately certified platinum for sales. The music video for "If I Lose Myself" was inspired by the hit films 12 Monkeys and The Matrix.

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8. "Feel Again" (2012)

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OneRepublic - "Feel Again". Courtesy Interscope

"Feel Again" is likely to remind Florence and the Machine fans of their big hit "Dog Days Are Over."  Despite the comparisons, the song is a grand upbeat production.  It also is reminiscent of the music of Las Vegas rock band The Killers. Ryan Tedder has stated he was influenced by gospel music. Released as a teaser single from the album Native, "Feel Again" reached the top 10 at adult pop radio but peaked just inside the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

OneRepublic developed a partnership with the Save the Children Fund through "Feel Again." Ryan Tedder says that the collaboration helped him finish the lyrics to the song. He said the decision to donate a portion of the proceeds to Save the Children's Every Beat Matters campaign added a sense of seriousness and gravity to "Feel Again."

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7. "Secrets" (2009)

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OneRepublic - "Secrets". Courtesy Interscope

Acoustic strings give "Secrets" a unique, instantly familiar opening.  Extensive use in commercial promotions and TV show soundtracks helped move the song up the pop charts.  Ryan Tedder's pleading vocals take center stage as "Secrets" unfolds.  It peaked inside the top 5 on both the adult pop and adult contemporary charts on the way to selling more than two million copies. "Secrets" brought OneRepublic success throughout central Europe hitting the pop top 5 in Germany, Austria, and Poland.

"Secrets" was released first as a single in Germany and Austria because it was included on the soundtrack to the film Zweiohrkuken. It was a sequel to the film Keinohrhasen that used the band's breakthrough single "Apologize" for its soundtrack. Consequently, "Secrets" became a major pop hit in Germany and Austria months before its official US release.

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6. "Stop and Stare" (2008)

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OneRepublic - "Stop and Stare". Courtesy Interscope

"Stop and Stare" followed OneRepublic's initial success with "Apologize" with a big Coldplay style rock production.  The melancholy song turned into another major pop hit ensuring OneRepublic would not be a one hit wonder.  "Stop and Stare" climbed to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and hit #2 at adult pop radio. The song found significant pop chart success around the world hitting #4 on the UK pop singles chart and the top 10 in many other countries.

The accompanying music video for "Stop and Stare" was directed by Anthony Mandler, known for his frequent collaborations with Rihanna. It was filmed in the Palmdale, California desert. The surreal imagery includes multiple versions of OneRepublic's leader Ryan Tedder.

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5. "All the Right Moves" (2009)

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OneRepublic - "All the Right Moves". Courtesy Interscope

Leading off the album Waking Up as the first single, "All the Right Moves" is propelled by a rhythm track reminiscent of drum and bass dance music.  Ryan Tedder acknowledged that OneRepublic had performed the song many times live before releasing the recorded version which he claimed was a "different animal" than what the fans had heard live.  The song climbed into the top 10 on the adult pop radio chart and peaked just inside the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. It ultimately sold more than two million copies.

The "All the Right Moves" music video was directed by Wayne Isham, a winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 2008 for his work on Britney Spears' "Piece Of Me." The clip depicts OneRepublic playing on stage for a masquerade ball. 

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4. "Love Runs Out" (2014)

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OneRepublic - "Love Runs Out". Courtesy Interscope

"Love Runs Out" was released as the first single from OneRepublic's reissue of their album Native. The song is animated by an intense percussive beat reminiscent of Ryan Tedder's work on Adele's "Rumour Has It." Reportedly, "Love Runs Out" was intended to be the first single from the initial release of Native, but Ryan Tedder could not finish the chorus in time. "Love Runs Out" peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top 10 at adult pop and mainstream pop radio. It did even better on the pop charts in both Canada and the UK peaking in the top 5 in both countries. The re-release of Native took place in April 2014, overa year after the collection's initial release. It expanded the album from 12 to 15 tracks including the new singles "Love Runs Out" and a dance remix of "If I Lose Myself." 

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3. "Good Life" (2010)

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OneRepublic - "Good Life". Courtesy Interscope

OneRepublic's "Good Life" caught the public's attention with its relentlessly upbeat nature. The song's incorporation of whistling inspired Rolling Stone to list it as one of the top whistling songs of all time.  Released as the third single from the album Waking Up, the commercial success of "Good LIfe" was slow in coming, but it ultimately reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #1 on the adult pop radio chart and #2 on the adult contemporary radio chart. The inclusion of "Good Life" on trailers for films like Eat Pray Love and advertising for TV shows including Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and Cougar Town helped boost the song's visibility. Ultimately, "Good Life" sold more than three million copies.

The accompanying music video includes cameo appearances by multiple well-known actors including Nicolas Cage, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway. It was filmed on location in West Hills, California.

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2. "Counting Stars" (2013)

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OneRepublic - "Counting Stars". Courtesy Interscope

This OneRepublic single from the album Native incorporates elements of the briefly popular trend to merge folk music elements with mainstream pop.  The first singles from Native were only minor hits. "Counting Stars" first became a hit in Europe and its success slowly spread around the rest of the world.  It topped both mainstream pop and adult pop radio charts in the US and peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Counting Stars" was a massive international pop hit hitting #1 in the UK, Canada, and Brazil.

Ryan Tedder began writing "Counting Stars" while he was waiting for Beyonce to appear at a recording session. He debated whether he should share it with the star, but he decided it wasn't a suitable song for her. Instead he took it home and worked on it while finishing other songs for the Native album. 

The music video for "Counting Stars" depicts OneRepublic performing in a building in New Orleans, Louisiana. A religious service is taking place in the room above the band, and by the end of the video, the floor collapses and everyone falls through the ceiling.

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1. "Apologize" (2007)

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OneRepublic - "Apologize". Courtesy Interscope

"Apologize" was initially released by OneRepublic as a single online via MySpace.  However, after signing the band to his label in the wake of the group being dropped by Columbia, Timbaland remixed the song and released it under his name featuring OneRepublic.  "Apologize" took off and became a massive international hit peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and ultimately selling over five million copies. It temporarily set the North American record for the most radio plays in one week. OneRepublic earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group with Vocals. "Apologize" became the 10th single to sell more than five million digital downloads in the US. 

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