Will pop radio programmers finally be paying attention to the power behind "We Are Young" by indie pop band fun? Don't hold your breath, but obviously a few viewers of Chevy Sonic's daredevil Super Bowl commercial were paying attention to the song playing. As expected, Madonna and LMFAO are seeing surging sales in the wake of their performances on the Super Bowl halftime show. However, they are not the only ones. Following its appearance providing the soundtrack for the Chevy Sonic ad, fun's "We Are Young" is in the top 10 on iTunes' digital single sales chart. It has also surged into the top 10 at Amazon.
"We Are Young," with its towering anthemic sound, was picked as the top new song of the week here when initially released last September. It climbed to #15 on the alternative songs chart. In December Glee featured the song and that appearance ultimately resulted in "We Are Young" hitting #53 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is time for pop radio to take notice that this is a song that is not going away.
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Single cover courtesy Fueled By Ramen