For eleven years, every Saturday, I record the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown. It’s really helped me stay on top of the latest in music. I love videos. My dream goal in the
1980s was to be an MTV video dancer… Anyho. Here’s my pick this week. A band named Fun and We Are Young. They’re theatrical, punky. I like punky. The video is beautifully shot. Especially love the slow motion. Speaking of slow, the song starts slow and different then totally changes up to a more dramatic sound…I ♥ IT!
Fun. is an American indie pop band based in New York City, New York that was formed by Nate Ruess, formerly of The Format. After the 2008 breakup of The Format, Ruess then formed Fun with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train. Fun has released two albums, their debut Aim and Ignite in 2009 and their latest Some Nights in February, 2012.
The band is best known for their hit single “We Are Young” featuring Janelle Monáe, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Digital Songs charts. The song marks the first time in over a decade a multi-member rock band made a Billboard debut with the #1 spot in the Hot 100 since Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me” in December 2001.