“Some Nights” is a song by American indie rock band Fun. It was released on June 4, 2012, as the second single and the title track from their second studio album of the same name. The song was written by Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost, and Jack Antonoff. Lyrically, the song speaks of the protagonist’s feelings of self-deprecation and loneliness. Musically “Some Nights” is an indie pop song with elements of power pop and Afrobeat with similarities to Simon & Garfunkel’s 1970 Hot 100 top-ten hit song “Cecilia”.
In the United States, “Some Nights” has been a sleeper hit, spending approximately seven months on the Billboard Hot 100 before reaching a peak of number three for six non-consecutive weeks beginning the week of September 29, 2012. The song became Fun’s second single to enter the chart’s top ten, as well as their second song to be certified platinum in the US, after their previous single, “We Are Young”. “Some Nights” has been a successful single in countries around the world.