There's a lot of talk these days about the current state of the singles chart. Accusations of songs sounding alike and the same old acts shooting straight to the top have been flying around for a while, and while it's something we've strongly defended (hasn't it always been that way?), the recent success of fun. is likely to have silenced a few cynics.
What's more, it's been a long time coming for the indie-pop band who, after a string of non-starters, can well and truly consider 'We Are Young' their breakthrough moment. "Give me a second, I need to get my story straight," Nate Ruess sings over a featherlight piano and drums riff before the anthemic, lighter-waving chorus reminiscent of Queen ensues. The result is a brilliant anomaly for some, and another worldwide-worthy hit for the rest of us.