Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff met while touring in different bands, but when the three joined forces to create fun., they started breaking records. The album's first single, "We Are Young," was the first multimember-band song to debut at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 since 2001. It was also the only song to ever gain more than 300,000 downloads per week for seven weeks straight, totaling three million downloads. So, here's a look at some songs to know before fun. performs live for Yahoo! On the Road.
"All the Pretty Girls" -- This is the second single from fun.'s first album, "Aim and Ignite." This lighthearted pop song sounds the most like Ruess's first band, the Format.
"Some Nights Intro" -- This song really shows the vocal range of Ruess, who channels a little bit of Queen's Freddy Mercury in it.
"We Are Young" -- This is the anthem that launched fun.'s career and won the Grammy for song of the year. What really makes the song unique is that it draws from several genres, including power pop, indie, and alternative rock.
"All Alone" -- If fun. decides to release another single before its next album, this song would be a strong candidate. The catchy pop tune could easily be the perfect summer anthem.
"Carry On" -- This inspirational song is perfect to listen to whenever you have a bad day and need a pick-me-up.
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