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“Some Nights” by fun.


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    “Some Nights” by fun. (official video) is an alternative rock song.

    Song Title: Some Nights (official video)
    Artist: fun.
    Album: Some Nights
    Genre: alternative rock, adult pop, adult contemporary, indie pop, afrobeat, power pop
    Composer: Copyright © 2011 Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff
    Lead Vocals: Nate Ruess
    Backing Vocals: Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Joi Starr
    Guitar: Jack Antonoff
    Keyboards: Andrew Dost, Jeff Bhasker
    Programmer: Jeff Bhasker, Pat Reynolds
    Bass Guitar: Andrew Dost
    Drums: Jack Antonoff
    Director: Anthony Mandler
    Producer: Jeff Bhasker
    Recorded: 2011
    Released: June 4, 2012
    Label: Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic
    Certification: Australia (ARIA): 4x Platinum
    Canada (Music Canada): 4x Platinum
    Italy (FIMI): Platinum
    New Zealand (RIANZ): 2x Platinum
    Sweden (GLF): Platinum
    United States (RIAA): 3x Platinum
    Number of listens: 19178
    Current rank: 171 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 149 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    
    U.S. Billboard Hot 100: #14, down from last week #9 (nine), down from previous week #8 (eight), down from previous week #6 (six), last week #6 (six), down from #5 (five), 44 weeks on chart, peak #3 (three)
    Rock: #3 (three), last week #3 (three), previous week #3 (three), down from previous week #2, down from previous week #1 (one), previous week #1 (one), 34 weeks on chart, peak #1 (one)
    Pop: #14, down from last week #9 (nine), down from previous week #7 (seven), down from previous week #6 (six), down from last week #3 (three), previous week #3 (three), 27 weeks on chart, peak #2 (two)
    Alternative: peak #1 (one)
    Adult Contemporary: #23, up from last week #24, up from previous week #25, down from previous week #24, up from previous week #27, down from #19, 17 weeks on chart, peak #18
    Adult Pop: #6 (six), down from last week #5 (five), down from previous week #3 (three), previous week #3 (three), previous week #3 (three), down from previous week #2 (two), 27 weeks on chart, peak #1 (one)
    Radio Songs: #12 (twelve), down from last week #8 (eight), previous week #8 (eight), down from previous week #6 (six), previous week #6 (six), down from previous week #4 (four), 24 weeks on chart, peak #2 (two)
    Digital Songs: #21, down from last week #17, up form previous week #20, down from previous week #15, down from previous week #11 (eleven), previous week #11 (eleven), 36 weeks on chart, peak #3 (three)
    On-Demand Songs: #11 (eleven), down from last week #9 (nine), down from previous week #8 (eight), down from previous week #6 (six), previous week #6 (six), previous week #6 (six), 42 weeks on chart, peak #1 (one)
    Ringtones: #38 [re-entry - 5 Jan 2013], #38 week of Dec 15, down from last week #24, down from previous week #23, 18 weeks on chart, peak #19
    Rock Airplay: out of chart, peak #3 (three)
    Rock Digital: #4 (four), down from last week #3 (three), previous week #3 (three), previous week #3 (three), previous week #3 (three), previous week #3 (three), 42 weeks on chart, peak #1 (one)
    Canadian Hot 100: #18, down from last week #17, previous week #17, down from last week #13, down from previous week #10 (ten), down from previous week #7 (seven), 32 weeks on chart, peak #4 (four)
     Billboard information for the week of Jan 5, 2013
     Billboard chart listings courtesy of Billboard Magazine

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    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    “Some Nights” is a song by American indie band Fun. It was released on June 4, 2012, as the second single and the title track from their second studio album of the same name. The song was written by Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff. In the United States, “Some Nights” has been a sleeper hit, spending approximately seven months on the Billboard Hot 100 before reaching a peak of number three for six non-consecutive weeks beginning the week of September 29, 2012. 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, after their previous single, “We Are Young”. “Some Nights” has been a successful single in countries around the world.

Composition and lyrical interpretation

    Musically, “Some Nights” is an indie pop song with strong, festive elements of power pop and afrobeat and influences from folk rock. It is written in the key of C major. A line in their lyrics, “this is it boys, this is war”, recalls the English version of Nena’s 1983 hit “99 Luftballons”. The song uses melodic references (intentional or not) from the 1970 hit song “Cecilia”, written by Paul Simon and recorded by Simon & Garfunkel.

Music video

    The music video for “Some Nights” was released on MTV.com on June 4, 2012. The video was produced by Poonam Sehrawat and directed by Anthony Mandler. The video, a reenactment of the Civil War, has the band singing from afar as war breaks out with lead singer Nate appearing as the commander of the Union force. The story also follows two particular soldiers, one from each side of the conflict. From the Confederacy, the song follows a middle aged farmer clearly in love with his life, land and animals, while from the Union side the story follows two young lovers torn apart as the young man heads off to the fight. The broken loves, of beauty and of nature, eventually clash in the battle with consequences for both the loser and winner, showing the personal costs of war will continue far beyond the battleground.

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