fun. Covers "Call Me Maybe"

2012-05-22 by Jacob Royal STAFF | 112 Comments
Indie group fun. has added yet another quirky cover to their repertoire, playing Carly Rae Jepson's suspiciously smash hit "Call Me Maybe" on Dutch radio station 3FM.

Check out the video here:

http://www.media.vara.nl/player.php?id=94832

Tagged: fun.

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Sirob
May 22nd 2012
2653 Comments


hahahah this is great

PistolPete
May 22nd 2012
3747 Comments


fucking kill me

Knott-
Emeritus
May 22nd 2012
10198 Comments


god i love this band

Phideaux
May 22nd 2012
1656 Comments


This is pretty awesome. However, this gets stuck in my head too often as it is.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2012
51419 Comments


hipster douches


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iFghtffyrdmns
May 22nd 2012
7047 Comments


man boner

Eko
May 22nd 2012
2119 Comments


haha should have seen it coming

Trist66
May 22nd 2012
148 Comments


Not sure if this is same old quirky Fun. or new mainstream success Fun., but I am intrigued none-the-less

Quen
May 22nd 2012
1633 Comments


fuck this is catchy

Spluger
May 22nd 2012
1194 Comments


I enjoyed every second of that. EVERY SECOND

AnotherBrick
May 22nd 2012
9774 Comments


this song is fucking terrible

InFiction
May 22nd 2012
3767 Comments


Not too sure how to feel about this.

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gabethepiratesquid
May 22nd 2012
4522 Comments


"Fuck that was hilarious.
Now me and my band need to do a metalcore cover of it.
We'll nickname it, Breakdown Maybe."
I literally groaned out loud, that was a bad joke and you should feel bad I'm sorry.

but yeah this is cool. Band is great and the original song is great so them two together is extra nice.

iswimfast
May 23rd 2012
1380 Comments


I love how they're reading the lyrics.

Yazz_Flute
May 23rd 2012
18929 Comments


That was ...a snide remark.

qwe3
May 23rd 2012
21383 Comments


since we're on the subject ben howards cover is mad good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPU8V-nvUEk


Satellite
May 23rd 2012
20826 Comments


band is so 2009

qwe3
May 23rd 2012
21383 Comments


stfu malcolm

Satellite
May 23rd 2012
20826 Comments


are they popular now or something?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 23rd 2012
51419 Comments


Any song with tonight in the chorus will top the charts

qwe3
May 23rd 2012
21383 Comments


it's pretty huge. oh man and its like their worst song

or maybe. idk its the worst ive heard of theirs.

doesnt go anywhere at all

Yazz_Flute
May 23rd 2012
18929 Comments


It's really interesting to me that We Are Young is so goddamn popular, but at the same time it doesn't really surprise me. It's got that faux-deep shallow message and it's simple enough to be very infectious.

It is a little frustrating though; Aim & Ignite was a legitimately fantastic pop record and it barely received a fraction of the attention that they have now. Good for them though, I suppose.

gabethepiratesquid
May 23rd 2012
4522 Comments


"My joke wasn't as bad as the original Call Me Maybe song. "

nah Call Me Maybe is great.

and yeah I agree, I honestly didn't even know We Are Young was fun. when I everybody started playing it, I just didn't link up "oh fun. released a new record neat I need to look that up sometime" and "oh there's this new single that kinda sounds like fun. but it's just really annoying". idk how it got so popular but that chorus is just ughhhh so corny.

"It's got that faux-deep shallow message and it's simple enough to be very infectious."
I don't think anyone thinks it's deep, it's just supposed to be anthemic, kind of like the "yolo" for Apple store indie kids I guess. I think the song itself is fine but that CHORUS DEAR GOD THAT CHORUS and overall the song is just underwhelming. But good for them for finding such a hit song!

Yazz_Flute
May 23rd 2012
18929 Comments


I'm not very fond of it either, but it's easy to see why it's so popular.

gabethepiratesquid
May 23rd 2012
4522 Comments


I mean it's good that it made them more popular since they deserve it, they're a good band. I just hope their future singles find equal success and aren't so corny.

Yazz_Flute
May 23rd 2012
18929 Comments


I found that review pretty interesting.

qwe3
May 23rd 2012
21383 Comments


qwe-are-young

PuddlesPuddles
May 23rd 2012
4787 Comments


http://i46.tinypic.com/2nbt5rs.jpg

ThyCrossAwaits
May 23rd 2012
3092 Comments


They need to cover the Glee cover of "We Are Young."

VanitySeason
May 23rd 2012
396 Comments


JUST MET
DIS CRAZY
HERE NUMBER
CAR MAYBE

Electric City
Emeritus
May 23rd 2012
15744 Comments


fuck i hate/love both of these things but he killed it

Aids
May 23rd 2012
24183 Comments


Hahaha excellent. The original legitimately rules.

Aids
May 23rd 2012
24183 Comments


Oh god the cover was glorious and I don't really like the band

Tyrael
May 23rd 2012
20989 Comments


well that was actually decent

'when glee covered we are young I wanted to die.'

Pfft, as long as they don't cover any of their good songs...

Wolfhorde
May 23rd 2012
13815 Comments


Why even bother bothering with crap like Glee.

Wolfhorde
May 23rd 2012
13815 Comments


That's paradoxical.

Wolfhorde
May 23rd 2012
13815 Comments


Never understood that kind of behavior. Seems pretty nonsensical to me.

Steoandnoodles
May 23rd 2012
2832 Comments


I always like their covers. Love hearing Jack on the acoustic guitar. Seriously love hearing that dude
play.


Andrew's a legend; reading the lyrics.

I'd love to hear them cover 'Once in a Lifetime' by Talking Heads.

Strider
May 23rd 2012
4670 Comments


The song itself isn't good, but his voice is great. should start listening to their old stuff.

And yeah, this band is getting insanely popular

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Steoandnoodles
May 23rd 2012
2832 Comments


First album is awesome Strider.

gabethepiratesquid
May 23rd 2012
4522 Comments


if u don't like the original Call Me Maybe you're either lying to yourself or you just are a very miserable person.

Tijnmans
May 23rd 2012
363 Comments


They said they might change songs last minute. It's fucking halarious because lots of bands don't cover songs because "they didn't have the time to practice".

Strider
May 23rd 2012
4670 Comments


Well the original just made me like the cover. it's awful

fish.
May 23rd 2012
22382 Comments


this band aren't that big here

Mabbitt
May 23rd 2012
1395 Comments


it seemed kinda off at certain parts imo. it wasn't bad though

SpaceWhale
May 23rd 2012
156 Comments



Any song with tonight in the chorus will top the charts [2]

Tijnmans
May 23rd 2012
363 Comments


Any song with tonight in the chorus will top the charts [3]

Alxander19
May 23rd 2012
123 Comments


Not as good as their Kanye cover but still awesome.

Recspecs
May 23rd 2012
9867 Comments


Call Me Maybe is my theme song of this summer so if you get in my way I'll just give you my number and hope you call me.

heyadam
May 23rd 2012
1760 Comments


If by "this band is so popular now" everyone really means "We Are Young is so popular now," then that is most definitely the case haha. Everyone I know that likes that song hasn't listened to anything else that fun. has done, let alone The Format.

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Kordez
May 23rd 2012
8 Comments


This song is annoying, even when someone with a good voice is singing it.

spillingmercury
May 23rd 2012
877 Comments


Oh man. this is adorable.


ThomasTheCure
May 24th 2012
315 Comments


the original is a piece of shit. how can so many people on here like it...?

sniper
May 24th 2012
19076 Comments


breaking news: people like pop music

Anthracks
May 24th 2012
4015 Comments


why?

Slum
May 24th 2012
2579 Comments


this is so good

VanitySeason
May 24th 2012
396 Comments


"breaking news: people like pop music"

*breaking news: idiots like pop music.

Slum
May 24th 2012
2579 Comments


"breaking news: people like pop music"

*breaking news: idiots like pop music.


pahaha, look out for this one. he's sharp.

gabethepiratesquid
May 24th 2012
4522 Comments


"I just listened to the original. uh why the fuck is it so popular?"
Cute, infectious, nice stripped-down but glossy production, summer-y, etc. It's just happy. I don't like the video tho.

""breaking news: people like pop music"

*breaking news: idiots like pop music."
I feel like you're going to go to sleep chuckling to yourself and patting yourself on the back for that one.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 24th 2012
10475 Comments


"Everyone I know that likes that song hasn't listened to anything else that fun. has done, let alone The Format."

Come on, man. Isn't it a wee bit silly to expect anybody that hears 'We Are Young' to immediately flock to a computer and familiarize themselves with everything Ruess has done?

Singles are the way that people are exposed to bands - at least they're getting heard in the first place.

qwe3
June 1st 2012
21383 Comments


"*breaking news: idiots like pop music."

oh you

wtferrothorn
September 21st 2014
834 Comments


I feel like people like you who says only idiots listen to pop are piece of filth hipsters. Like every genre, there is great pop out here. Just because shitty pop is the one that gets popular, that doesn't mean there isn't any shit music from any genre. Give me your favorite genre and it would be a piece of cake to finds dozens of terrible bands in that genre. Don't throw stones when you're in a glass house.

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BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


why did you bump this

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deathschool
September 21st 2014
15587 Comments


Well, this band had one very good album. I guess that's all they're concerned with releasing.

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scottpilgrim10
September 21st 2014
4623 Comments


nice bump

BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


Give me your favorite genre and it would be a piece of cake to finds dozens of terrible bands in that genre.

klap
Staff Reviewer
September 21st 2014
10912 Comments


suspiciously smash?

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SnakeDelilah
September 21st 2014
11750 Comments


great bump

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Xar
September 21st 2014
1652 Comments


for a ferrothorn, that boy's got paper-thin skin.

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


fun. is not fun.

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emester
September 21st 2014
5749 Comments


why this?

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Xar
September 21st 2014
1652 Comments


their first album was certainly fun.

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


I was just being dumb guys, chill out.

Xar
September 21st 2014
1652 Comments


well aren't you usually like that tho?

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


Exactly! Someone gets it and that someone is Xar!

BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


oh god

ShadowRemains
September 21st 2014
22277 Comments


fuck off

Ryus
September 21st 2014
8758 Comments


I feel like people like you who says only idiots listen to pop are piece of filth hipsters. Like every genre, there is great pop out here. Just because shitty pop is the one that gets popular, that doesn't mean there isn't any shit music from any genre. Give me your favorite genre and it would be a piece of cake to finds dozens of terrible bands in that genre. Don't throw stones when you're in a glass house.

greatest comment

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ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


"you're admitting you are usually an idiot?"

How thick exactly is your head?

Ryus
September 21st 2014
8758 Comments


double post

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


: ) !

emester
September 21st 2014
5749 Comments


Futures vs Arse all out brawl :D

Ryus
September 21st 2014
8758 Comments


this band was actually decent

BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


*grabs popcorn*

Xar
September 21st 2014
1652 Comments


How thick exactly is your head?
you're dealing with futures, here.

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


"you're dealing with futures, here."

So about 30 feet, I'm assuming.

BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


everyone calm down

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


Who isn't calm here?

StallionMang
September 21st 2014
6861 Comments


Why does every word that comes out of Ars's keyboard makes me wanna bitch slap him

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Xar
September 21st 2014
1652 Comments


So about 30 feet, I'm assuming.
lowballin' it a little but close enough.

BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


damn everybody hates futures lately lol

emester
September 21st 2014
5749 Comments


fun. is fun no more :[

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


"just the worst users on this site yeah"

You're one of the worst users you dingbat.

Also, Stallion, a apologize for making you feel violent.

BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


ars jam some dm m/

emester
September 21st 2014
5749 Comments


or emo or something

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


"ars jam some dm m/"

... No thanks.

emester
September 21st 2014
5749 Comments


also what in cthullus' sphincter is a "dingbat"

BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


jam rites of spring

Ryus
September 21st 2014
8758 Comments


its ok futures i still love you

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


@emester: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingbat



emester
September 21st 2014
5749 Comments


the wuvz

emester
September 21st 2014
5749 Comments


so you basically called futures a font?

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


"so you basically called futures a font?"

It's also slang for idiot.

Context clues guys, context clues.

BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


you webding

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


"stop"

You say stop, but I say go go go.

emester
September 21st 2014
5749 Comments


this is adorable

Supercoolguy64
September 21st 2014
4787 Comments


this is cvter than a bucket of baby kittens

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ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


@Futures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzDQ9OB-9ZY

StallionMang
September 21st 2014
6861 Comments


Shittiest fight ever *gets up and leaves*

BMDrummer
September 21st 2014
12249 Comments


ya'll need jesus

ArsMoriendi
September 21st 2014
8391 Comments


It's not really a fight. Futures and I are just being stupid.

DatsNotDaMetulz
September 21st 2014
2083 Comments


This was no fun. at all.

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