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Music Review | “Some Nights” by Fun

Lets get ready to have some Fun! This New York based American Indie band is one of the most intriguing new bands to emerge recent years. After making a huge buzz with their 2012 hit “We Are Young,” Fun is back with “Some Nights,” from their second album of the same name. Released on June 4, 2012, The song has sold over 4 million copies in the US as of January 2013. “Some Nights” is an Indie pop song with elements of power pop and traces of African drums.

The lyrics of “Some Nights” speak of feelings of self-deprecation and loneliness. This song is relatable because some of symptoms mentioned, are ones that we all have felt at least once. The song became Fun’s second single to enter the chart’s top ten, as well as their second song to be certified platinum in the US.

Lyrically, “Some Nights” has been a successful single in countries around the world. It has reached number one in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel. The song has also reached the top ten in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Austria, Italy, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, and has so far made the top 30 in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland.

In the United States, it also debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 the same week their album “Some Nights” debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200.

With a voice similar to the sincerity of a young Paul McCartney mixed with boldness of Freddy Mercury, Lead vocalist Nate Ruess expresses his angst of being a long way from home, with memorable lines like:
 
My heart is breaking for my sister and the con that she called love
and when I look into my nephew’s eyes
Man, you wouldn’t believe the most amazing things that can come from
Some terrible nights.

And thought provoking lyrics such as:

Well, some nights I wish that this all would end
‘Cause I could use some friends for a change.
And some nights I’m scared you’ll forget me again
Some nights I always win, I always win…

But I still wake up, I still see your ghost
Oh, Lord, I’m still not sure what I stand for, oh
What do I stand for? What do I stand for?
Most nights I don’t know… (oh, come on)

Despite its somber lyrical content, the upbeat tempo makes “Some Nights” total enjoyment. With this being said, procrastination isn’t an option. Its time get up, get out, and engage in some pure Fun!

Ashly is a freelance writer and poet from Baltimore, MD.

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