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"Ain't It Fun" is the fourth track and the third single from Paramore's fourth studio album "Paramore". It was released as a single in the United Kingdom on August 28th, 2013, although it charted in places like the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia beforehand. It was officially released to mainstream US radio stations on February 11th, 2014.

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"I’m supersurprised. It should always be a surprise. I don’t think you should ever assume a single is going to be your big hit or be a success. This song by far has shocked all of us. 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. But luckily on this album, we were a lot more openminded…we weren’t as closed off. … They put so much soul and so much feeling into their sound that makes it real and raw. I actually cried like three times just hearing these people sing our song. It was so cool. That song sort of happened by accident. I remember Taylor was working on the music, and you didn’t think it was a Paramore song. Taylor (York) and I came up with the melody and I thought about Prince, too. Then it got layered with more groove and funk and all the cool elements. The next thing I know there’s a gospel choir in the studio and we have that track. It’s been so liberating to write this record." - Hayley Williams

"I thought it was going to turn into this weird song that nobody would ever listen to. It was going to be, there’s this indie band I listen to that I was really inspired by, and I was going to make this really ethereal, weird song. 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? That’s the joy of being in a band. You have one thing, and collectively it all turns into something else." - Taylor York

"After we started writing weird stuff like ‘Ain’t It Fun,’ we got nervous, but that was a comfort. We’ve grown and we don’t like the same music we liked, so why would [our fans] not? That idea kept us pushing ourselves." - Jeremy Davis

Music Video[]


Paramore Ain't It Fun OFFICIAL VIDEO

Two music videos were filmed for "Ain't it Fun". the first was filmed before the 'Daydreaming' music video, but it was scrapped as the band members found it unsatisfactory. Footage from the first music video has never been released. Another video featuring the radio edit of the song was shot in December 2013 and released on YouTube at January 29, 2014. The music video featured the members of Paramore breaking ten records, which were:

  1. Most records broken in a music video.
  2. Most clocks smashed with guitars in 30 seconds.
  3. Most feathers caught in 30 seconds.
  4. Fastest time for three people to run through 10 paper banners.
  5. Fastest time to unwrap a mummy.
  6. Most vinyl records broken by three people in one minute.
  7. Longest time spinning a vinyl disk on a finger.
  8. Most cartwheels in boots done in 20 seconds.
  9. Longest scream while riding in a convertible.
  10. Fastest time to run backwards holding stuffed animals while blindfolded for 30 feet.

On the set of 'Ain't It Fun'.



Ain't It Fun


I don't mind letting you down easy
But just give it time
If it don't hurt now then just wait, just wait a while

You're not the big fish in the pond no more
You are what they're feeding on

So what are you gonna do when the world don't orbit around you?

Ain't it fun living in the real world
Ain't it good being all alone

Where you're from
You might be the one who's running things
Well you can ring anybody's bell to get what you want

See it's easy to ignore trouble
When you're living in a bubble

So what are you gonna do when the world don't orbit around you?
So what are you gonna do when nobody wants to fool with you?

Ain't it fun living in the real world
Ain't it good being all alone

Ain't it good to be on your own
Ain't it fun you can't count on no one
Ain't it fun living in the real world

Don't go crying to your mama cause you're on your own in the real world

Ain't it fun
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

Ain't it fun living in the real world
(Cause the world don't orbit around you)
Ain't it good, ain't it good being all alone

Don't go crying to your mama cause you're on your own in the real world



Hayley Williams - Vocals

Taylor York - Guitars

Jeremy Davis - Bass

Additional Musicians

Vincent Brantley - Choir Contractor / Choir Leader

Vanessa Freebarin-Smith - Strings

Songa Lee - Strings

Sam Fischer - Strings

Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Strings

Luke Maurer - Strings

Kathleen Sloan - Strings

Erik Arvinder - Strings

Caroline Campbell - Strings

Alma Fernandez - Strings

Talitha Manor - Choir

Sean Dancy - Choir

Katherine Dancy - Choir

Joslyn James - Choir

Brandon Hampton - Choir

Track Listing[]

Single Download[]

# Title Length
1. "Ain't It Fun" 4:56

Remixes (EP - 2014)[]

# Title Length
1. "Ain't It Fun - Radio Edit" 3:51
2. "Ain't It Fun - Dutch Uncle Remixed kumusta kayo dyan ako eto ako lalong gumaganda diba eto na naman yung Koreans niyong ano...friendship" 4:57
3. "Ain't It Fun - Kye Kye Remix" 4:35
4. "Ain't It Fun - Smash Mode Remix" 5:25

The Ain't It Fun Remixes EP was released on June 24, 2014, during the beginning of the Monumentour. As a Fueled By Ramen special, four recorded covers from different artists/bands were released together. This did not count as an official Paramore extended play.

Ain't It Fun (Record Store Day Vinyl)[]

# Title Length
1. "Ain't It Fun" 4:56
2. "Ain't It Fun - Dutch Uncle Remix" 4:57

Chart Performance[]

Ain't It Fun was released as a CD single in the UK on August 28th, 2013 and as a radio single in the US on February 4th, 2014. It charted in various countries before its single release.

A week before its release as a single in United States, "Ain't it Fun" debuted on the Rock Songs chart at number 36, and on the Digital Rock Songs chart at number 30.

Chart (2013) Peak Position
Australia (ARIA) 32
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 27
Canada (CHR/Top 40 - Billboard) 15
Canada (Hot AC - Billboard) 8
Czech Republic (Digital Singles - Top 100) 59
Hungary (Radio Top 40) 6
Ireland (IRMA) 55
Slovakia (Digital Singles - Top 100) 73
UK Singles Chart 147
UK Rock Chart 3
US Billboard Hot 100 10
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) 12
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard) 1
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard) 1
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard) 2
Venezuela Pop/Rock Songs (Record Report) 11


  • Paramore made an account shortly before the video was released on RecordSetter, and their homepage on it can be found here: Click Here.
  • Many of the records broken in the music video were made up by Fueled By Ramen.
  • So far, 5 of the records featured in the music video have been broken.
  • The first Paramore record to be broken was 'longest time spinning a vinyl disk on a finger', which was broken in less than 24 hours.
  • The music video of 'Ain't It Fun' reached one million views in 25 hours.
  • This was the first video forParamore to be released in 2014.
  • The song was featured in Rock Band 4 as a downloadable song.
  • The only Paramore song to feature a choir.
  • The song was sampled in the song Champion Flow by Shofu.
  • The song was included on the compilation album "Now That's What I Call Music 51"


Songs Fast In My CarNowGrow UpDaydreamingInterlude: Moving OnAin't It FunPart IILast HopeStill Into YouAnklebitersInterlude: HolidayProofHate to See Your Heart Break(One of Those) Crazy GirlsInterlude: I'm Not Angry AnymoreBe AloneFuture
Bonus Tracks Escape RouteNative TongueTell Me It's OkayDecodeThe Only ExceptionBrick By Boring BrickLet the Flames Begin
Members Hayley WilliamsJeremy DavisTaylor York
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Ain't It Fun Remixes


Songs Ain't It FunAin't It Fun (Radio Edit) Ain't It Fun (Dutch Uncles Remix)Ain't It Fun (Kye Kye Remix)Ain't It Fun (Smash Mode Remix)
Members Hayley WilliamsTaylor YorkJeremy Davis

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Alive In Europe


Songs Fast In My CarThat's What You GetDecodeIgnoranceNowDaydreamingWhen It RainsLast HopeInterlude: HolidayCrushcrushcrushAin't It FunThe Only ExceptionIn the MourningPressureMisery BusinessStill Into You
Members Hayley WilliamsTaylor YorkJeremy Davis
Studio Albums
All We Know is FallingRiot!Brand New Eyes
ParamoreAfter Laughter
The Summer Tic EPThe Only Exception EPSingles Club
The Holiday SessionsAin't It Fun RemixesThe B-Sides
Live Albums
Live in the UK 2008The Final Riot!MTV Unplugged
2010 Summer Tour EPAlive In Europe
Hayley Williams: Petals for ArmorPetals for Armor IPetals for Armor IIPetals for Armor IIIPetals for Armor: Self-SerenadesFLOWERS for VASES / descansos
Zac Farro: HalfNoise EPVolcano CroweSudden FeelingThe Velvet Face EPFlowerss EPNatural DisguiseZafari EPMotif
Josh Farro: Walkways
Song ListList of Paramore's SongsFueled By Ramen (Label)