Take Cover: Fun.'s 'Some Nights'

Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost join Rolling Stone's Jenny Eliscu to grade the YouTube stars covering their band's hit song

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Tyler Ward and Alex G

YouTube Channel: TylerWardMusic

Two Colorado-based singers teamed up for this "chilled out" version of "Some Nights," combining sparse instrumentation with slick production. "The vocal trading was great and made me want to watch Duets," says Dost. "My only complaint was that it was a little melodramatic. But they should take that with a grain of salt if they read this, since we tend towards melodrama, as well." Ruess seems to agree: "There's one emotional shot of [Ward] that I really, really appreciated. Because, as the lyrics guy, I feel like he connected to the song and the lyrics. But it is so freakin' slow! It was like, three minutes, and I thought, oh no, they're only gonna get to the second chorus. And they did only get to the second chorus. And then it was over. It wasn't as musical as I would have hoped, but at least they sang it well."

Performance: B+

Presentation: B+

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