Contact Us

Fun. Perform ‘We Are Young’ on ‘Letterman’


David Letterman may not be young, but Fun. are — and they celebrated it by performing their inescapable hit on ‘The Late Show’ last night.

The New Yorkers, whose ‘We Are Young’ was just nudged out of the No. 1 spot on the singles chart by Gotye, hit the stage and proved they’re not just a radio band — they sounds great live, too.

The piano is more audible in the live version of the track, as is the slight breathiness of frontman Nathan Ruess’ vocals (a trait that actually works in his favor and gives his voice character and distinction). The only downsides to the live performance? The lack of Janelle Monae, whose soft voice adds a beautiful quality to the bridge of the song, and the weird stuff Ruess kept doing with his tongue. Seriously dude, keep that in check. It’s awkward.

The band clearly had fun performing — in the beginning of the song, Ruess looked wide eyed, as if he couldn’t believe how lucky he was to be on the show. Letterman summed it up well: “Nothing but fun!”

Watch Fun. Perform ‘We Are Young’ on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Best of PopCrush

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for PopCrush quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!