#3 LP of 2012: Fun-Some Nights

I loved Fun's single "We Are Young."  It was an incredible piece of pop that I thought I'd never get sick of.  Though it defined our year, it did get a little repetitive at times.  The good thing is, I can still listen to it.  It had everything the perfect song should.  Great lyrics, catchy chorus, and a subject that everybody could relate to.  We all want to look young, to feel young, even if it's for one night.

"All The Pretty Girls," off their previous album Aim and Ignite would signal things to come, but I didn't see them getting as big as they did.  Then they released that song; and they became famous.  "We Are Young" was the single of the year, reaching number one in several different countries.

Some Nights, the album and the song, came off  like Queen, for a new generation.  Something like The Game, but for 2012, with the Fun stamp.  Throw in the dance pop of "It Gets Better," and the Elton John like "Why Am I The One," and you have a Top 10 Record of the Year.  Many of these song are fit for radio, and could be heard throughout bars and over loudspeakers at festivals.  "One Foot" contained the perfect hip hop beat (think Jaz-Z) and there was even some auto-tune tossed in on "Stars" for Generation Text.

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  • That's funny, i mentioned that a particular song Lis put on for me sounded like Fun.'s own "Bohemian Rhapsody." I dig that title track a lot: "Some Nights," esp the SNL performance.

  • In reply to Dan Bradley:

    Yeah, they are so much like Queen man, but in a great way!

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