fun vs. Thompson Twins? vs. Queen? vs. Erasure? vs. ??

May 10th, 2012 by

“We Are Young” by fun. has been driving me and a lot of people crazy. I’m still not able to put my finger on it but I am offering up these bits. Let me know if you have any others. I’m dying to know. Am I nuts?

Fun - We are Young sounds like...

fun. - "We Are Young (Chorus)" (2011)
Thompson Twins - "Hold Me Now" (1983)
Erasure - "A Little Respect" (1988)

This part is so similar to a Queen song. Bohemian Rhapsody? Is it a different song?? Let’s get to the bottom of this!

fun. - "We Are Young (Pre-Chorus)" (2011)
Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody" (1975)

Tell me what you think in the comments

 

UPDATE 7/26/2012: I added a post for Paul Simon “Cecilia” (1970) vs fun. “Some Nights” since there have been few comments and submissions for it.

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111 Responses to “fun vs. Thompson Twins? vs. Queen? vs. Erasure? vs. ??”

  1. avatar Travis says:

    so…girls just wanna have FUN eh….yeah that was a terrible attempt at humor.

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    Keith Reply:

    Maybe fun. just wants to have girls.

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    Travis Reply:

    HA!

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  2. avatar John says:

    I swear the chorus line of this song sounds similar to another song that I’ve heard before.. its not up in the comparisons above, but dammit.. the song keeps from entering my small brain.. but I swear I have heard this chorus before…

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  3. avatar Shelley says:

    To me, it sounds SO much like Slade’s “Run Run Away”

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  4. avatar Sil says:

    Hi guys!!
    Lots of people is still wondering about which song sounds like “we are young” and everyone has its own version, so here its mine (I never read it before and I might sound crazy):

    celine dion – the power of love

    If you slow a lot down “we are young” you can sing the chorus on dion’s song.

    And now it’s almost natural for me to sing

    “Cause I’m Your Ladyy and You are my maaaaaaan …. and we set the world on fireeee we can be brighter than the suuuuuuuuun” :D :D

    I wish someone will make a mash-up, I’d love it :)

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  5. avatar Joseph says:

    I think the lead singer sounds like Tracy Chapman.

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  6. avatar Bryant says:

    To me it sounds like they ripped off the ending verse of Avenged Sevenfold’s “Save Me”
    “Tonight, we all, die young” The tempo of the lyrics sounds almost the same too

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  7. avatar martin says:

    reminds me a bit of the chorus of queen – “we are the champions”

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  8. avatar martin says:

    two other queen songs with choruses in the same anthemic vein: “spread your wings” + “friends will be friends”

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  9. avatar bella says:

    This song sounds just like REO Speedwagon to me. Horrible flashbacks to 80s softrock ballads.

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  10. avatar Blaze says:

    The pat I can’t place, the moment that’s just out of reach for me is @0:42, most easily heard here, I think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnPDV1hQIUQ

    Though, it’s also the way they sing the lines there.

    Can anyone else place it?

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  11. avatar Tneveca says:

    If you are all wondering why that “We Are Young” chorus sounds so familiar it’s because it is similar to National Lampoon’s “Holiday Road.” The leap to the 6th in the chorus is the key link.

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    Keith Reply:

    Woah, nice call!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hPZFUz0YOY#t=19s

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  12. avatar Samatha says:

    Listen to Pat Benatar’s …. “Love is a Battlefield”.

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  13. avatar ed says:

    Beginning is identical to “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White Tees.

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    Keith Reply:

    Good find!

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  14. avatar Eleanor J Calder says:

    Angkun – Etre Une Femme vs. Yeh Ishq Hai – Shreya Ghoshal..

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    Keith Reply:

    Good find! There’s another song that these remind me of. When I think of it I will post this.

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    Harando Reply:

    I think it is AGNES MONICA – TAK ADA LOGIKA you are thinking of… Am i right?

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    Harando Reply:

    Nemam Elana – Dara Bubamara

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    Eleanor J Calder Reply:

    Please post this one Keith.. also Toxic – Britney Spears Vs. Tere Mere Beech Mein from bollywood

  15. avatar Eleanor J Calder says:

    La Caution – Pilotes Automatiques

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