fun. vs. Paul Simon

Paul Simon vs. fun.

A lot of people have been submitting this (including George and Peter) and mentioning it on my previous fun. post for “We Are Young” so I figured I would post it up here.

Have a listen to Simon & Garfunkel‘s “Cecilia” (1970) (written by Paul Simon if you want to get technical) and fun.‘s “Some Nights” (2012).

fun. - "Some Nights" (2012)

Paul Simon - "Cecilia" (1970)

Update: Added “Cecilia” Outro as suggested by chloride ferret below.

Paul Simon - "Cecilia (outro)" (1970)

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18 thoughts on “fun. vs. Paul Simon

  1. avatarfeanor70115

    Thanks for IDing this. I don’t listen to the radio so hadn’t heard the fun. song until they played it on Stephen Colbert last night, and since then had been wondering what thing in the back of my head they’d ripped it off from.

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    Keith Reply:

    Glad to be of service!

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  2. avatarchloride ferret

    This song is a huge ripoff, but what’s up with the audio sample? You didn’t even select the “Oh” part of “Cecilia.” That’s the part that’s nearly note for note AND lyric for lyric!

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks for the suggestion. I added this part above.

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  3. avatarJohnny

    I think that fun. had an absolutely killer hook (the chorus of course) for “We Are Young”, one of the best in years, and I couldn’t detect anything from that bar the structure and when it went into the slow bits reminding me of “American Pie”.

    However “Some Nights” was instantly familiar. I couldn’t figure out what for a while but the opening intro/chorus to me was like Glass Tiger’s “My Town” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu8JFZw3L6A And indeed the first comment mentions it, glad I wasn’t the only one who spotted it. 😀

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks Johnny! This is a great find.

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  4. avatarHaasey

    Hey guys, got an update for you r.e. Fun and Simon and Garfunkel.

    I present to you the following link.

    http://www.whosampled.com/sample/view/173701/Fun.-Some%20Nights_Simon%20%26%20Garfunkel-Cecilia/.

    Oh, and for good measure I posted somewhere how I thought Fun yanked a lyric from Nena – 99 Red Balloons.

    Another link for you guys.

    http://www.whosampled.com/sample/view/167284/Fun.-Some%20Nights_Nena-99%20Red%20Balloons/.

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks Haasey. Hm, weird. That site is about samples and I really don’t think that this is even a sample. I think they’re trying to just get some traffic.

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    Haasey Reply:

    Maybe.

    Here’s another site that shares the same identification observation as this one.

    http://soundsjustlike.com/fun-some-nights-sounds-like-simon-garfunkel-cecilia/.

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    Keith Reply:

    This guy pretty much took all of the content I spent a lot of time on and made his own site out of it.

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