fun. Covers "Call Me Maybe"
2012-05-22 by Jacob Royal STAFF | 61 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

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Sirob
May 22nd 2012

2653 Comments


hahahah this is great

PistolPete
May 22nd 2012

3556 Comments


fucking kill me

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Knott-
Emeritus
May 22nd 2012

10194 Comments


god i love this band

Phideaux
May 22nd 2012

1653 Comments


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

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 22nd 2012

49770 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

1116 Comments


I enjoyed every second of that. EVERY SECOND

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AnotherBrick
May 22nd 2012

9770 Comments


this song is fucking terrible

InFiction
May 22nd 2012

3638 Comments


Not too sure how to feel about this.

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gabethepiratesquid
May 22nd 2012

4521 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

1258 Comments


I love how they're reading the lyrics.

Yazz_Flute
May 23rd 2012

18764 Comments


That was ...a snide remark.

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qwe3
May 23rd 2012

21353 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

20676 Comments


band is so 2009

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qwe3
May 23rd 2012

21353 Comments


stfu malcolm

Satellite
May 23rd 2012

20676 Comments


are they popular now or something?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
May 23rd 2012

49770 Comments


Any song with tonight in the chorus will top the charts

qwe3
May 23rd 2012

21353 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

18764 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

4521 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

18764 Comments


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

gabethepiratesquid
May 23rd 2012

4521 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

18764 Comments


I found that review pretty interesting.

qwe3
May 23rd 2012

21353 Comments


qwe-are-young

PuddlesPuddles
May 23rd 2012

4764 Comments


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

ThyCrossAwaits
May 23rd 2012

3043 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
Staff Reviewer
May 23rd 2012

15727 Comments


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

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 23rd 2012

23798 Comments


Hahaha excellent. The original legitimately rules.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
May 23rd 2012

23798 Comments


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

Tyrael
May 23rd 2012

20725 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

12056 Comments


Why even bother bothering with crap like Glee.

Wolfhorde
May 23rd 2012

12056 Comments


That's paradoxical.

Wolfhorde
May 23rd 2012

12056 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

4598 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

Steoandnoodles
May 23rd 2012

2832 Comments


First album is awesome Strider.

gabethepiratesquid
May 23rd 2012

4521 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

353 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

4598 Comments


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

fish.
Contributing Reviewer
May 23rd 2012

21573 Comments


this band aren't that big here

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Mabbitt
May 23rd 2012

1323 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

353 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

9820 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.

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heyadam
May 23rd 2012

1704 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

281 Comments


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

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sniper
May 24th 2012

18938 Comments


breaking news: people like pop music

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Anthracks
May 24th 2012

3668 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

4521 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

9977 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.

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qwe3
June 1st 2012

21353 Comments


"*breaking news: idiots like pop music."

oh you



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