"We Are Young" is the greatest hit song of the indie pop band Fun. The song features Janelle Monáe.
The song was released on Fun's second studio album titled "Some Nights", released in the year 2012.
The song itself was released on the 20th of September 2011. It's an indie pop song with powerful alternative rock and power pop influences. This song best describes Fun's singing style and musical preferences.
The song was written by Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff, and Jeffrey Bhasker. The song's production was handled by Jeff Bhasker.
The song wasn't an instant success. It reached the first position on several musical charts worldwide. Firstly, the song caught the attention of online media only. Only after the song was covered by the television show Glee and after it was licensed for use in a Chevrolet Sonic commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLVI, it had a huge success. This song took the Fun band to the world stage of success.
"We Are Young" reached the first position in the digital charts in 2012, February. It soon became a crossover hit, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 through airplay on contemporary hit radio stations. It topped the chart for a staggering six weeks.
The song also exceeded the record held by Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" for selling over 300.000 digital copies over 7 weeks.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified "We Are Young" five-times platinum.
With over 120 million impressions in 7 weeks, the song also topped the Hot 100 Airplay chart. This performance was achieved by "Survivor" of Destiny's Child's in the year 2001.
Billboard Hot 100 Songs of All-time placed the song on the 99th position.
Marc Klasfeld handled the music video of the song. It was filmed David Sukonick Concert Hall in Los Angeles. The video of this song features the members of Fun on a stage at a bar where a riot breaks out.
The song was used at the opening of the MTV Movie Awards in 2012. It was also performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the year 2011.
Fun's hit also won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony.
Also, it received a nomination for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
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