FUN. reach incredible success with We Are Young

Sunday, 11 March 2012 01:15 by madseason
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Some Nights is the second studio album from American indie pop band Fun. Produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, Adam Lambert, Beyoncé), it was released on February 21st through Fueled by Ramen and debuted at the third position on the Billboard 200 chart.

The success of the new album is largely due to the single "We Are Young". The song was covered on a Glee episode aired in December 2011 - the first song featured on the musical comedy-drama television series that wasn't already a hit song.   Most important, "We Are Young" was selected as the soundtrack of a one-minute Chevrolet advertisement for the Chevy Sonic, aired during Super Bowl XLVI on February 5, 2012.

Following the Super Bowl, the song began to climb up the charts immediately and, eventually, it became the top-selling song in the United States and reached the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 7, 2012. Fun. are the first rock band since 2002 to reach number one on the Hot 100 with their first charting single, the previous song being Nickelback's "How You Remind Me.
If you haven't already, watch the video for "We Are Younghere. Also, you can watch the clip for "Some Nights (Intro)", the song that opens the new album. And, last but not least, you can stream the whole new record on SoundCloud! Enjoy.