If imitation is the finest form of flattery, then fun. ought to be feeling pretty darn good about themselves by now. After all, their ubiquitous hits have been covered by everyone from the "Glee" cast to Ellie Goulding to Spanish-language Super Bowl jingle singers. So when Yahoo! Music sat down with the band's Jack Antonoff and Nate Ruess backstage before their big Yahoo! On the Road gig at San Francisco's Nob Hill Masonic Center, we had to ask them to list their favorite viral fun. covers.
Their top three picks were — pun intended or not — a lot of fun!
1. "We Are Young" – Old School Computer Remix
Jack: "This was truly creative and truly bizarre, and it was different. I can't explain it. You just have to watch."
2. "Some Nights" – Cover le Fun as Gaeilge by BEO Lurgan
Nate: "My favorite one was the Irish one, the one where they were singing in Gaelic. That was amazing."
3. "We Are Young" – Pentatonix
Jack: "An a cappella group called Pentatonix [from the talent show 'The Sing-Off'] did 'We Are Young,' and it was pretty wild. It was like Bobby McFerrin or something. Very cool."
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