Immortals is the title of a song by the US rock and pop-rock band Fall Out Boy. It has been written by band members Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley, and Joe Trohman for the Walt Disney label and was intended for the Disney Animation Studios movie titled "Big Hero 6".
As a single, it has been included on the Walt Disney album "Big Hero 6" and released on the 14th of October 2014 as a digital download, later in December being made available as a 7-inch vinyl as well.
Bassist Pete Wentz talked to the Walt Disney label when they asked Fall Out Boy to record the song specifically for a movie sequence. The band members were immediately drawn to the movie’s story and the elements in it so that they accepted the offer and started working on the song.
Patrick Stump added that the idea of the song was the one of stepping up to help a brethren, Wentz also agreeing in the fact that their band was also keen on the idea of an underdog, being the way they identify themselves in the music industry.
Their 2015 album titled "American Beauty / American Psycho" also featured the song as an alternative version, featured as the tenth track and the band’s favorite track on the album. In January 2015 it was made available on YouTube as well, together with most of the other tracks on the album, and received moderate appreciation from their fans.
The music video features the band’s members playing the song from a jukebox and was followed by a second official video, which featured scenes of the Disney movie, as well as footage of the band playing live.
The song Immortals has appeared first in a trailer for "Big Hero 6", then got performed live for the first time at the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show. Since its release at the end of November 2014, the song started off by selling over 25.000 copies and reached the ninth place of the US Billboard Hot Rock Songs charts. It has also topped the Bubbling Under Hot 100 charts.
The album version from 2015 started off at a mere 96 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching as high as 72 in two other weeks. In the United Kingdom, Immortals reached the 84th rank in one month and it even got up to 82 in Australia in January 2015.
Immortals also reached the second rank on the UK Rock and Metal charts and the sixth place on the US Billboard Hot Rock Songs and is a great piano song as well, which you can now learn how to play thanks to the material listed just below.