Instruments including xylophone and bass guitar were later brought, along with a six-member gospel choir. She considered this idea after feeling overwhelmed by the repercussion, Prince Graffiti Bridge Nashville, of Josh and Zac Farro 's departure from Paramore. Hayley Williams Taylor York. Archived from Paramore Aint It Fun original on October 27, I love gospel and I Paramore Aint It Fun I never thought it would mesh at all with what Paramore would ever do. Then it got layered with more groove and funk and all the cool elements. Retrieved June 15,
The track's lyrics, structured in verse—chorus form and written in second person narrative ,  predominantly feature a sarcastic tone. She considered this idea after feeling overwhelmed by the repercussion, in Nashville, of Josh and Zac Farro 's departure from Paramore.
Williams said, "I took off for L. I got there and realized that my problems were following me. Okay, so I was having a bad six months? Get over it.
She stated, "No one else was saying that to me, so I had to say it to myself. The writer also believed that its theme would make the song a prominent track at graduation ceremonies. However, he noted that its "sunny" sonority made it "pleasant" to hear. The single, designed by Williams to look like a broken vinyl, was released on April The song was included in the setlist of the band's third worldwide tour, The Self-Titled Tour.
Could you really blame her? The inaugural televised performance of the song was done on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball , wherein it was selected as second song on the band's setlist. Finalist Jena Irene , who preceded Paramore with a live cover of the band's single " Decode ", sang the second verse of "Ain't It Fun" alone. She also sang the chorus and bridge of the song with Paramore. Writing for Alternative Press , Scott Heisel felt the song was one of the "moments of diversity that really make Paramore shine".
Koellner commented that "when the band allows each track a little more breathing room, they show some growth and have a good time doing it. Melissa Locker of Time described it as having potential for the "perfect summer anthem". Freeman also described the song's lyrics as "ridiculous" and denounced the inclusion of the gospel choir.
Pitchfork ranked the song at number on their list of the best songs of the s. In doing so, Paramore became the band's first album to yield two top 40 hits, after " Still Into You " peaked at number Internationally, the song attained moderate success. Two weeks later, the track reached its peak of number 32, having left the chart three weeks later. Pre-production for the first version of the "Ain't It Fun" music video started in early July Alternative Press reported that Jonathan Desbiens , also known as Jodeb, was commissioned to direct the video.
Williams cited "unhappiness with the direction the video was headed" as an explanatory factor; in replacement, a video for " Daydreaming " was filmed.
A new visual for the song, directed by Sophia Peer, was shot on December 2 of that year in Franklin, Tennessee. She began by brainstorming ideas for the visual, and she talked to Alexandra Young and the video's editor Winston Case, who suggested her the concept of breaking world records.
Peer selected 30 records for the band to break, nonetheless, they reduced the number due to the short length of the video shoot. The records selected were picked to match "different sections of the song" and were based on other already-existent records.
To promote the video, Paramore associated with RecordSetter, convincing fans to create their own world records. No partnerships were established with Guinness World Records ; Peer commented, "RecordSetter is much more inclusive than Guinness, therefore cooler. It is definitely the right place for Paramore fans to play along. The video starts with Paramore holding electric guitars, heading towards the side of a bridge. They begin smashing clocks with guitars on a roadside, and a title screen appears, announcing that the band broke the record of smashing 30 clocks with guitars— [b] at a time of The camera shifts to a room where the group attempts to catch flying feathers; Davis breaks the record of catching the most 18 feathers in 30 s.
The next scene shows the group wearing eye goggles, in a room with white walls, destroying vinyl records in several ways—such as ripping them, stepping on them or punching them.
The band breaks another record, after smashing 58 vinyl records in a minute, the highest number of broken records for that time. While the band is destroying more records, York makes a record as an individual by spinning a record on his finger for As the second rendition of the chorus begins, they go to an open field where they run through 10 banners in the quickest time ever of 9.
Quickly after breaking their sixth world record, Williams breaks her first individual record, of doing the "most cartwheels while wearing boots for 20 seconds" by doing 7. The band members reunite and start walking backwards for 30 feet, while blindfolded and holding stuffed animals. This achievement is done by York in the fastest time ever of 6. For the penultimate record, Davis and York break the record of unwrapping a "mummy" in the least time; they unwrap Williams, who is covered in toilet paper, in 9.
During the closing scene, Williams, York and Davis stand on a moving convertible, with Williams breaking the last record of screaming for the maximum time while in a convertible—for 8. The video concludes as it is revealed that "Ain't It Fun" itself holds the world record of depicting the most world records—10—broken in a music video. He wrote, "That clip was a revelation, the beginning of a bold new chapter for the band, and [the video for "Ain't It Fun"] keeps that winning streak alive.
Montgomery went on to call it "blissed out and buzzy, born of a brilliant concept, and an absolute blast to watch". Way dubbed the clip a "major fuck-up" but called Williams an "irresistible charm". However, it was not broadcast live—it was recorded and "highlights" of the performances were aired on a special program aired by The CW on December From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Pop rock funk rock new wave alternative rock new jack swing. Fueled by Ramen Atlantic. Hayley Williams Taylor York. A portion of "Ain't It Fun"'s bridge , in which a gospel choir sings. Hayley, Jeremy, and Taylor are totally professional and easy to work with [ Retrieved May 22, Entertainment Weekly.
I grew up on gospel. I love gospel and I think I never thought it would mesh at all with what Paramore would ever do.
I actually cried like three times just hearing these people sing our song. It was so cool. That was one of the reasons Hayley said this song surprised her the most. It came about during a period when the band was having trouble making music for the new record, and Taylor was just jamming trying to make something that sounded like the Dutch Uncles, who he had recently been listening to.
He never expected it would be a Paramore song. Hayley said she thought it sounded like Siouxsie and the Banshees meets Paula Abdul. That song sort of happened by accident. I thought it was going to turn into this weird song that nobody would ever listen to. Hayley heard it and said, what is that? And it turned into this funk, gospel, pop song. And I was like, how did that go from that to this? You have one thing, and collectively it all turns into something else. At first, Hayley and Taylor just layered their voices over and over again, as if it were a gospel choir.
We did what we thought could work, and when we followed that inspiration, it always turned out okay, into something we love. Living in the real world. Don't go crying to your mama 'Cause you're on your own in the real world Don't go crying to your mama 'Cause you're on your own in the real world. Baby, now you're one of us Ain't it fun? Living in the real world Ain't it good? Ain't it good? Being all alone.