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Some Nights, Fun.

Fun.

April 22nd, 2012

Formed:
2008 in New York, NY

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Fun.

Biography

Following the Format's breakup in 2008, frontman Nate Ruess took his songwriting skills to Steel Train's Jack Antonoff and Anathallo's Andrew Dost, both of whom shared a similar affinity for vintage pop music and quirky, melodic hooks. The trio began a series of collaborations in Antonoff's parents' living room and soon enlisted the help of producer Steven McDonald, who recorded their work and handled bass duties. After enlisting the help of former Jellyfish keyboardist Robert Joseph Manning, Jr., who arranged several tracks, the bandmates completed work on their first record. Dubbing themselves Fun., the group introduced their Queen and ELO-influenced big pop sound in 2009 with the debut album Aim and Ignite. In 2012, Fun. returned with its sophomore effort, Some Nights. The album was produced by Jeff Bhasker, who worked on Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The album drew much inspiration from hip-hop, and West in particular, while staying true to their roots and blowing their sound up to impressively large proportions. The record's first single, "We Are Young," featured vocals by Janelle Monáe and reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.

Top Albums

Some Nights, Fun.
1. Some Nights
Aim and Ignite, Fun.
2. Aim and Igni..
Aim and Ignite (Deluxe Video Version), Fun.
3. Aim and Igni..
At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used to Be) - Single, Fun.
4. At Least I'm..
Believe In Me - Single, Fun.
5. Believe In M..
C'Mon (with Fun.) - Single, Panic! At the Disco
6. C'Mon (with ..
We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) - Single, Fun.
7. We Are Young..
We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) [Alvin Risk Remix] - Single, Fun.
8. We Are Young..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)We Are Young (feat. Janelle..4:10$1.29
2.
Some NightsSome Nights4:37$1.29
3.
We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)Some Nights4:10$1.29
4.
Carry OnSome Nights4:38$1.29
5.
All AlrightSome Nights3:57$1.29
6.
We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) ..We Are Young (feat. Janelle..4:09$1.29
7.
Why Am I the OneSome Nights4:46$1.29
8.
All AloneSome Nights3:03$1.29
9.
All the Pretty GirlsAim and Ignite3:22$1.29
10.
One FootSome Nights3:31$1.29
11.
Out On the Town (Bonus Track)Some Nights4:21$1.29
12.
Walking the DogAim and Ignite3:40$1.29
13.
StarsSome Nights6:53$1.29
14.
It Gets BetterSome Nights3:36$1.29
15.
GamblerAim and Ignite4:11$1.29
16.
Be CalmAim and Ignite4:09$1.29
17.
All the Pretty GirlsAim and Ignite (Deluxe Vide..3:22$1.29
18.
Some Nights (Intro)Some Nights2:17$1.29
19.
At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Us..Aim and Ignite4:06$1.29
20.
Walking the DogAim and Ignite (Deluxe Vide..3:39$1.29
21.
Light a Roman Candle With MeAim and Ignite3:04$1.29
22.
Take Your Time (Coming Home)Aim and Ignite7:51$1.29
23.
Be CalmAim and Ignite (Deluxe Vide..4:09$1.29
24.
At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Us..At Least I'm Not As Sad..4:06$1.29
25.
BarlightsAim and Ignite4:17$1.29

Top Music Videos

We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe), Fun.
1. We Are Young (..
All the Pretty Girls, Fun.
2. All the Pretty..
Walking the Dog, Fun.
3. Walking the Do..
All the Pretty Girls, Fun.
4. All the Pretty..
All the Pretty Girls, Fun.
5. All the Pretty..
Walking the Dog, Fun.
6. Walking the Do..


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