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JeffTheAlpaca
07-06-12, 05:29 PM
Why is this so popular?

Horrible song and now they have another song "Some Nights" getting airplay.

Is this the next band we are going to see for the next 10 years or is their 15 minutes of fame about to end?

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Highfire
07-06-12, 06:09 PM
I'm not exactly sure how this became so popular, but it is definitely not my favorite output from them. I know the song was featured on "Glee" which might have helped it. Their first album, "Aim & Ignite", is a really good album. From what I have heard from "Some Nights," the album definitely does not meet expectations after their debut. Hopefully the album will grow on me with repeat listens. If not, hopefully they will get back on track with their next release.

islandclaws
07-06-12, 06:37 PM
The lead singer has the whiniest fucking voice. It makes me want to pour molten lead in my ears.

My gf loves the band.

Moopher
07-06-12, 06:56 PM
This shit has been getting nonstop air play since January. Somewhat catchy at first, can't stand it now. I think the Super Bowl Chevy commercial certainly help propel it.

joeblow69
07-06-12, 07:37 PM
I guess you have to be stuck in a bar filled with drunken twenty-somethings singing along to "We Are Young" to understand it's appeal. All it did was make feel incredibly old, though :(

covenant
07-06-12, 08:07 PM
I hurt my index finger changing the station when it comes on.

Tarantino
07-07-12, 02:20 AM
I likea lot of radio friendly pop songs, but I fucking hate this song.

Falc04
07-07-12, 08:35 AM
I hurt my index finger changing the station when it comes on.

You know, I kinda like the song. That said. your post made me laugh out loud!

Rocketdog2000
07-07-12, 12:41 PM
Yep, this song's a hit, but Nate Ruess' former band (The Format) could barely get noticed, and were far superior in my book. It's not terrible, but his old band had such better songs.

Ropes Pierre
07-07-12, 06:37 PM
That singer looks like a ventriloquists dummy and gives me the wiggins.

JeffTheAlpaca
07-07-12, 10:21 PM
I likea lot of radio friendly pop songs, but I fucking hate this song.

Definately no Demi Lovato Give Your Heart a Break lol

PopcornTreeCt
07-08-12, 12:07 AM
Fun is so 5 months ago.

Howie2000
07-08-12, 03:47 AM
Bon Jovi has made a a career out of bland radio friendly songs let's give this chaps a chance before we right them off as 15 minutes of famers.

DJLinus
07-08-12, 10:58 AM
I'm not exactly sure how this became so popular, but it is definitely not my favorite output from them. I know the song was featured on "Glee" which might have helped it. Their first album, "Aim & Ignite", is a really good album. From what I have heard from "Some Nights," the album definitely does not meet expectations after their debut. Hopefully the album will grow on me with repeat listens. If not, hopefully they will get back on track with their next release.

I like Some Nights, but think Aim & Ignite is a better album. Still, good for them for getting some mainstream recognition.

This is my favorite from their debut:

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As for The Format, I love this one:

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Numanoid
07-08-12, 02:48 PM
I guess you have to be stuck in a bar filled with drunken twenty-somethings singing along to "We Are Young" to understand it's appeal. I witnessed a group of 20-somethings at a large table at an area restaurant all break out in unison singing along when this song came on. My hipster coworker has been a diehard fan of Fun. for years, and absolutely can't stand that they are now being sung along to by frat boys and sorority chicks. I never miss a chance to remind him. :lol:

Hiro11
07-08-12, 06:25 PM
I could name a large number of songs that annoy me more than this one. Not sure what the hype is, but it's not a bad song.

AnonomusBob15
07-08-12, 11:10 PM
the worst is when a friend of yours makes you listen to it while the phone is ringing. I have a few that have this song, this is the only way i'll ever have to listen to it.

GatorDeb
07-09-12, 04:19 AM
I don't care if they never produce another song. Some Nights is one of my most favorite songs ever and I use it for pretty much every workout I do on my own. Melts my soul :)

Sonny Corinthos
07-09-12, 07:09 AM
This may be the most over played song of all time. That's saying a lot since radio played "Who let the dogs out", "Soul Sister" and "Red, Red Wine" to death.

slop101
07-09-12, 11:34 AM
What bothers me most about this song isn't that it's terrible (though that doesn't help), but that it's utterly calculated and contrived to be an "anthem".

Rypro 525
07-09-12, 03:33 PM
^whats funny is that if you listen to the lyrics, the song is about getting fucked up drunk and high to a point where you need to be carried home from the bar.

also the second single "Some Nights" is number 19 on the itunes chart (it was 23 yesterday) so i don't think we really have a "1 hit wonder" band here

Jay G.
07-09-12, 09:08 PM
^whats funny is that if you listen to the lyrics, the song is about getting fucked up drunk and high to a point where you need to be carried home from the bar.
Wait, there are lyrics? All I hear is nonsense:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF1uSVXqPYo

Rypro 525
07-10-12, 12:04 AM
^lol thats a parody

Jay G.
07-10-12, 12:16 AM
^lol thats a parody
Not really a parody, but a special version with "Simlish" vocals for the Sims games.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simlish#Outside_artists

Nate Ruess did a similar rerecording for one of the songs from his previous band, The Format:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWargHDmZA4


Here he is recalling that session:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSCSsMgwaaA


And, the original version:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Xnvs9m-HU

GatorDeb
07-10-12, 01:44 AM
Haters, all of you :lol: All men? Maybe you're not the demographic ;)

CRM114
07-10-12, 10:22 AM
I bought Aim and Ignite a long time ago when I read in some magazine that they were inspired by XTC's Skylarking. (Browsed the magazine in Hollister while I was waiting for my daughter.) Never heard the new album.

Jay G.
07-12-12, 11:01 PM
Here's an accoustic version:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQLGhPHzxjc

Norm de Plume
07-12-12, 11:09 PM
I could name a large number of songs that annoy me more than this one. Not sure what the hype is, but it's not a bad song.
I agree, but then again, I don't listen to the radio.

RichC2
07-12-12, 11:54 PM
I like the song. It's catchy, sounds good. Young Blood covers similar territory and is a better song but I can deal with two.

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(alright so it's a remix but I was actively listening to it when I clicked this thread.)

That said both are pretty played out by this point. I also don't like the rest of that Fun. album. This shit evens out my love of thrash, black and death metal :lol:

printerati
07-16-12, 10:22 PM
Nate Ruess' former band (The Format) could barely get noticed, and were far superior in my book.

100% agree. I'm actually shocked at how poor the two fun. albums are in comparison. The same goes for Aaron Perrino (of The Sheila Divine and the abysmal Dear Leader).

SuckaMC
07-18-12, 12:59 PM
Fun.'s guitarist, Jack Antonoff, is the lead singer in another band called Steel Train. It is infinitely better.

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Just saying...