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Some Nights, Fun.

Fun.

February 14th, 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

Name Album Time Price
1.

We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) We Are Young (feat. Janelle.. 4:10 $1.29
2.

Some Nights Some Nights 4:37 $1.29
3.

We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) Some Nights 4:10 $1.29
4.

All Alright Some Nights 3:57 $1.29
5.

Carry On Some Nights 4:38 $1.29
6.

We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe) .. We Are Young (feat. Janelle.. 4:09 $1.29
7.

Why Am I the One Some Nights 4:46 $1.29
8.

All Alone Some Nights 3:03 $1.29
9.

All the Pretty Girls Aim and Ignite 3:22 $1.29
10.

Out On the Town (Bonus Track) Some Nights 4:21 $1.29
11.

One Foot Some Nights 3:31 $1.29
12.

Walking the Dog Aim and Ignite 3:40 $1.29
13.

Stars Some Nights 6:53 $1.29
14.

It Gets Better Some Nights 3:36 $1.29
15.

Gambler Aim and Ignite 4:11 $1.29
16.

Be Calm Aim and Ignite 4:09 $1.29
17.

Some Nights (Intro) Some Nights 2:17 $1.29
18.

At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Us.. Aim and Ignite 4:06 $1.29
19.

All the Pretty Girls Aim and Ignite (Deluxe Vide.. 3:22 $1.29
20.

Light a Roman Candle With Me Aim and Ignite 3:04 $1.29
21.

Stitch Me Up Aim and Ignite (Deluxe Vide.. 4:05 $1.29
22.

Take Your Time (Coming Home) Aim and Ignite 7:51 $1.29
23.

I Wanna Be the One Aim and Ignite 3:36 $1.29
24.

Barlights Aim and Ignite 4:17 $1.29
25.

Benson Hedges Aim and Ignite 3:59 $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..
Walking the Dog, Fun.
5. Walking the Do..
All the Pretty Girls, Fun.
6. All the Pretty..


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