"On Top of the World" was licensed for inclusion on the soundtrack of EA Sports game, FIFA 13.
It featured in Konami video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 as well as being used in a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 advert.
Originally published in the key of C major, the song itself expresses a celebration of accomplishment for the band after striving for years to become successful.
The song is built on a sample of minimalist composer Steve Reich's "Clapping Music" from 1972.
Imagine Dragons performed the song live on the Australian version of The X Factor in 2013.
"On Top of the World" was performed by the PS22 Chorus during Barack Obama's second United States presidential inauguration.
The song was featured prominently in the film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone several times.
The song is featured in the Liv and Maddie episode "Twin-a-Rooney", performed by Dove Cameron in the title role of Liv Rooney.
The song was used by ESPN for their coverage of the NBA for the 2013-14 NBA season.
WPVI-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania uses the song to promote their morning news, Action News Mornings.
The song was featured in the soundtracks of Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave and The Angry Birds Movie.
The song was used in trailers for the films The Croods (2013) and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014).
The song is used in the Coca-Cola promotional video "Moments of Happiness", shown exclusively at the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Georgia.
From 2013 to 2015, Vodafone Portugal used the song in their ads for the Red phone plan.
In November 2017, Ford used this song in their Black Friday year-end event sales commercial.
As a part of the Palladia documentary Imagine Dragons: The Making of Night Visions, which originally aired on November 7, 2012, the band filmed a video of themselves performing "On Top of the World" and subsequently uploaded it to YouTube.
The official video was filmed in Provo, Utah, Imagine Dragons' original hometown, and includes cameos from various celebrities associated with Provo or Brigham Young University, including Jon Heder, the cast of the TV show Studio C, guitarist Robbie Connolly, and members of The New Electric Sound.
The song peaked at 79 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and 10 on the Hot Rock Songs charts.
It has charted in the top ten in Australia (No. 10), Austria (No. 6), Netherlands (No. 10), New Zealand (No. 10), Poland (No. 7), and Portugal (No. 1).
The song reached a million copies sold in the U.S. in April 2014. It's the fourth million seller from the Night Visions album.