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15th Sep '17 7:44:35 AM Pren
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* While admitting that he probably waited too long to review Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" and at this point there's nothing left to say about it, he still goes all in while accusing Taylor of desperately trying to take back control of the narrative of her career by pretending she was moving toward her current bad girl image all along, which no one is buying.
15th Sep '17 7:11:14 AM Bengson26
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* Todd's mostly confused rather than angered by "Bad and Boujee" ... up until Quavo uses the word "dyke." (And Quavo is a man, so NWordPrivileges, or rather, D-Word Privileges are very much ''not'' in effect here.) At that point, Todd bluntly says, "Go fuck yourself."

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* Todd's mostly confused rather than angered by "Bad and Boujee" ... up until Quavo uses the word "dyke." (And Quavo is a man, so NWordPrivileges, or rather, D-Word Privileges are very much ''not'' in effect here.) At that point, Todd bluntly says, "Go fuck [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] yourself."
14th Sep '17 9:27:20 PM Bengson26
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* Todd's mostly confused rather than angered by "Bad and Boujee" ... up until the rapper uses the word "dyke." (And the rapper is a man, so NWordPrivileges, or rather, D-Word Privileges are very much ''not'' in effect here.) At that point, Todd bluntly says, "Go fuck yourself."

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* Todd's mostly confused rather than angered by "Bad and Boujee" ... up until the rapper Quavo uses the word "dyke." (And the rapper Quavo is a man, so NWordPrivileges, or rather, D-Word Privileges are very much ''not'' in effect here.) At that point, Todd bluntly says, "Go fuck yourself."
1st Sep '17 5:22:07 PM AdelePotter
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* Todd's mostly confused rather than angered by "Bad and Boujee" ... up until the rapper uses the word "dyke." (And the rapper is a man, so NWordPrivileges, or rather, D-Word Privileges are very much ''not'' in effect here.) At that point, Todd bluntly says, "Go fuck yourself."
18th Jul '17 10:26:05 AM KizunaTallis
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* Todd calls out the pop music industry for forcing Music/CeeLoGreen to only be able to hit the top ten using Glee, yet the horrible "Tonight I'm Loving/Fucking You" gets in without problem.
* Would it be cheating to say that whenever Todd plays a piano version of the song he's reviewing, it's a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome special moment]] altogether.

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* Todd calls calling out the pop music industry for forcing Music/CeeLoGreen to only be able to hit the top ten using Glee, ''Series/{{Glee}}'', yet the horrible "Tonight I'm Loving/Fucking You" gets in without problem.
* Would it be cheating to say that whenever Todd plays a piano version of the song he's reviewing, it's a [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome special moment]] altogether.altogether?



* Him calling out Bruno Mars on his opinions towards college.

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* Him calling Calling out Bruno Mars on his opinions towards college.college in the review for "The Lazy Song".



* Todd's resolute, unrepentant lack of forgiveness for Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna (and, tangentially, the music industry's apparent willingness to overlook it, as well as the fan who still support Brown) is nearly heroic. Todd is ''not'' going to let this go.

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* Todd's resolute, unrepentant lack of forgiveness for Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna (and, tangentially, the music industry's apparent willingness to overlook it, as well as the fan fans who still support Brown) is nearly heroic. Todd is ''not'' going to let this go.



*** Which is overall his point about Chris Brown--there is nothing about him stand out more than any other R&B singer. Todd mentions that while there was controversy with Music/MichaelJackson, he at least had done landmark things that changed the music industry, whereas Brown is just generic for his chosen genre.

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*** Which is overall his point about Chris Brown--there is nothing about him stand that stands out more than any other contemporary R&B singer. Todd mentions that while there was controversy with Music/MichaelJackson, he at least had done landmark things that changed the music industry, whereas Brown is just generic for his chosen genre.



* When he actually analyzes Back In Time, and picks out a few REALLY obscure references to "Men In Black" in the lyrics. Granted, one of them is a joke, but the fact that he was able to connect it to Men In Black is kind of awesome.

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* When he actually analyzes Back "Back In Time, Time", and picks out a few REALLY ''really'' obscure references to "Men ''Men In Black" Black'' in the lyrics. Granted, one of them is a joke, but the fact that he was able to connect it to Men In Black is kind of awesome.



* He pretty much flips his shit while listening to 'Why' by Jadakiss, which asks (among other things) why Bush 'knock down the towers' and called Kobe Bryant's rape victim a whore.
* Pointing out that the beloved [[TheEighties 1980's]] movie ''DirtyDancing'' is about [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop a teenage girl losing her virginity to a womanizing older man]].
* 'Little Things' is one long TakeThat to One Direction for writing songs that sound like they're trying to be romantic and supportive, but will in reality only make their listeners feel worse about themselves.

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* He pretty much flips Flipping his shit while listening to 'Why' "Why" by Jadakiss, which asks (among other things) why Bush 'knock 'knocked down the towers' and called Kobe Bryant's rape victim a whore.
* Pointing out that the beloved [[TheEighties 1980's]] movie ''DirtyDancing'' ''Film/DirtyDancing'' is about [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop a teenage girl losing her virginity to a womanizing older man]].
* 'Little Things' The "Little Things" review is one long TakeThat to One Direction for writing songs that sound like they're trying to be romantic and supportive, but will in reality only make their listeners feel worse about themselves.



* Calling out the sexism of {{Beyonce}}'s "If I Were A Boy" in his Worst of 2009 list. To elaborate--

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* Calling out the sexism of {{Beyonce}}'s Music/{{Beyonce}}'s "If I Were A Boy" in his Worst of 2009 list. To elaborate--



-->'''Beyonce:''' And I’d never get confronted for it 'Cause they’d stick up for me
-->'''Todd:''' And girls never have their friends stick up for them when they screw around. Guys never get taken for granted. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, that's the way it works, all right.]] [[[{{Beat}} Pause]]] No, I'm not bitter.

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-->'''Beyonce:''' And I’d I'd never get confronted for it 'Cause they’d 'cause they'd stick up for me
-->'''Todd:''' And girls never have their friends stick up for them when they screw around. Guys never get taken for granted. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, that's the way it works, all right.]] [[[{{Beat}} Pause]]] [[{{Beat}} (Pause)]] No, I'm not bitter.



-->'''Beyonce:''' [[StrawFeminist But you’re just a boy]]

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-->'''Beyonce:''' [[StrawFeminist But you’re you're just a boy]]



* In his review of ''Feel This Moment'' calling out Pitbull's blatant sampling, and countering by sampling himself. The best thing? ''Most of his sampled insults still feel like they're relevant to the review''.
** Also in regards this review, the fact that he was able to make a 15 minute review out of a song he felt there was nothing to say about is pretty awesome. In fact, at 15:50, for three years it was his ''longest review to date'' of a video covering one song, even though the first minute or so is him pondering the charts before the prelude. And its script was of the same quality as those of his other reviews. But that was surpassed by his review of ''7 Years'' in 2016, which is 18 minutes long.

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* In his review of ''Feel "Feel This Moment'' Moment", calling out Pitbull's blatant sampling, and countering by sampling himself. The best thing? ''Most of his sampled insults still feel like they're relevant to the review''.
** Also in regards this review, the fact that he was able to make a 15 minute review out of a song he felt there was nothing to say about is pretty awesome. In fact, at 15:50, for three years it was his ''longest review to date'' of a video covering one song, even though the first minute or so is him pondering the charts before the prelude. And its script was of the same quality as those of his other reviews. But that was surpassed by his review of ''7 Years'' "7 Years" in 2016, which is 18 ''18'' minutes long.



* Todd explaining why ''Blurred Lines'' is a bad song, in particular his rant about how the video is degrading.
* Calling out Music/AliciaKeys for stealing the phrase "Girl on Fire" from TheHungerGames

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* Todd explaining why ''Blurred Lines'' "Blurred Lines" is a bad song, in particular his rant about how the video is degrading.
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* Calling out Music/AliciaKeys for stealing the phrase "Girl on Fire" from TheHungerGames''Literature/TheHungerGame''s



* Having many times expressed his utter disdain for Music/OneDirection as a group, being able to admit how much he liked 'Best Song Ever' was very big of him.
** He later went on record to say that not only are they nice people, but he had ''Best Song Ever'' on his Top 10 List.

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* Having many times expressed his utter disdain for Music/OneDirection as a group, being able to admit how much he liked 'Best "Best Song Ever' Ever" was very big of him.
** He later went on record to say that not only are they nice people, but he had ''Best "Best Song Ever'' Ever" on his Top 10 List.List that year.



* Todd actually got mentioned and quoted in a Website/{{Yahoo}}! [[http://t.co/9YEanfUqLE article]]! Specifically, one about the 25th anniversary of Music/{{U2}}'s ''Rattle & Hum''.

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* Todd actually got mentioned and quoted in a Website/{{Yahoo}}! Website/{{Yahoo}} [[http://t.co/9YEanfUqLE article]]! Specifically, one about the 25th anniversary of Music/{{U2}}'s ''Rattle & Hum''.



* In 2013 Todd created a second Twitter account called "[=MacklePhil=]", which retweeted examples of people claiming that praising {{Music/Macklemore}} for his support of gay marriage doesn't make sense because Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" was harshly criticized for saying his opinion about it. [[SarcasmMode Because saying you support gay marriage and that you don't are the same thing]]. What makes it awesome is that Todd retweeted so many examples that, come the Grammies, the account '''reached its retweeting limit'''. Shortly afterward, "[=MacklePhil=]" was suspended for too many retweets. Todd couldn't stop laughing.

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* In 2013 2013, Todd created a second Twitter account called "[=MacklePhil=]", which retweeted examples of people claiming that praising {{Music/Macklemore}} Music/{{Macklemore}} for his support of gay marriage doesn't make sense because Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" was harshly criticized for saying his opinion about it. [[SarcasmMode Because saying you support gay marriage and that you don't are the same thing]]. What makes it awesome is that Todd retweeted so many examples that, come the Grammies, the account '''reached its retweeting limit'''. Shortly afterward, "[=MacklePhil=]" was suspended for too many retweets. Todd couldn't stop laughing.



** Calling out the racism of having an Asian sterotype- even better, Todd was ready to leave before then, and when he hears it, he ''dashes'' into the room.

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** Calling out the racism of having an Asian sterotype- stereotype - even better, Todd was ready to leave before then, and when he hears it, he ''dashes'' into the room.



* Calling out Iggy Azalea for appropriation of hip hop culture when she's not even American (she's Australian) and also for being repeatedly insensitive.
* The review of Magic!'s "Rude" has a great ending. When Todd hears the line "but no still means no", he goes on a rant about how awful the narrator of the song is, and how he just can't take no for an answer. Todd says something akin to "who can't understand that 'no means no'", pauses, then leaves the room in disgust. It possibly implies that Todd just compared the narrator to Robin Thicke and the controversy over Thicke's song "Blurred Lines," which had lyrics that suggested rape. That takes a lot of courage, consider how big Rude was at the time and how it hasn't got half the controversy that Blurred Lines did.
* In his episode of One Hit Wonderland on Snow's "Informer", even though he admits he doesn't really like the guy, thinks of the ''Series/InLivingColor'' skit on him as way too harsh, especially in comparison to their more gentle skits on Milli Vanilli and Vanilla Ice.
* Determining to review ''every'' movie Madonna has been in. To specify, this doesn't just include her numerous star vehicles, but even ones where she had a supporting role. Including her OldShame appearance in the no budget (and no talent) film ''A Certain Sacrifice'', and the documentary ''Truth or Dare''.

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* Calling out Iggy Azalea Music/IggyAzalea for her appropriation of hip hop culture when she's not even American (she's Australian) and also for being repeatedly insensitive.
* The review of Magic!'s "Rude" has a great ending. When Todd hears the line "but no still means no", he goes on a rant about how awful the narrator of the song is, and how he just can't take no for an answer. Todd says something akin to "who can't understand that 'no means no'", pauses, then leaves the room in disgust. It possibly implies that Todd just compared the narrator to Robin Thicke and the controversy over Thicke's song "Blurred Lines," which had lyrics that suggested rape. That takes a lot of courage, consider how big Rude "Rude" was at the time and how it hasn't got didn't get half the controversy that Blurred Lines "Blurred Lines" did.
* In his episode of One Hit Wonderland on Snow's "Informer", even though he admits he doesn't really like the guy, Todd thinks of the ''Series/InLivingColor'' skit on him as was way too harsh, especially in comparison to their more gentle gentler skits on Milli Vanilli and Vanilla Ice.
* Determining to review ''every'' movie Madonna Music/{{Madonna}} has been in. To specify, this doesn't just include her numerous star vehicles, but even ones where she had a supporting role. Including her OldShame appearance in the no budget (and no talent) film ''A Certain Sacrifice'', and the documentary ''Truth or Dare''.



* Todd's impressive string of tweets listing his favorite songs by numerous artists, especially ones that he has shown disdain for like Nickelback, Beyonce, and the Bro Country movement.
* His Top 10 Worst Songs of 2014 video, where he declares it a year ''even worse than 2013'' for music, despite trying to be more positive, having lots to say about every song on his list. And his #1 pick, [[spoiler: Jason Derulo's "Wiggle"]], he had set at #1 since the first hearing of it.

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* Todd's impressive string of tweets listing his favorite songs by numerous artists, especially ones that he has shown disdain for like Nickelback, Beyonce, and the Bro Country movement.
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* His Top 10 Worst Songs of 2014 video, where he declares it a year ''even worse than 2013'' for music, despite trying to be more positive, having lots to say about every song on his list. And his #1 pick, [[spoiler: Jason [[spoiler:Jason Derulo's "Wiggle"]], he had set at #1 since the first hearing of it.



** Also admitting that he was wrong to criticize Call Me Maybe for being too "girlie" and that there was nothing wrong in a song being that. And he proves that by putting Charlie XCX's Boom Clap at #2, saying he loved the song and praised it for being so good.
* Slams Nick Jonas in "Jealous" for the line "It's my right to be hellish." Up until then he was kind of on the guy's side but that line makes him turn the whole review around and smack the guy for his entitlement.
* Todd's righteous fury at discovering Music/BryanAdams forced [=AllMusic.com=] to delete any and all references to him and his career. He gets so disgusted and offended that he pretty much ends the 1991 retrospective right there.

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** Also admitting that he was wrong to criticize Call "Call Me Maybe Maybe" for being too "girlie" "girly" and that there was nothing wrong in a song being that. And he proves that by putting Charlie XCX's Boom Clap "Boom Clap" at #2, saying he loved the song and praised it for being so good.
* Slams Slamming Nick Jonas in "Jealous" for the line "It's my right to be hellish." Up until then he was kind of on the guy's side but that line makes him turn the whole review around and smack the guy for his entitlement.
* Todd's righteous fury at discovering Music/BryanAdams forced [=AllMusic.com=] to delete any and all references to him and his career. He gets so disgusted and offended that he pretty much just ends the 1991 retrospective right there.



* During his review of Alien Ant Farm's "[[CoverVersion Smooth]] [[Music/MichaelJackson Criminal]]", Todd calls out the world on how [[DeadArtistsAreBetter Dead Artists Are Better]] saying that Alien Ant Farm covered one of his songs when he wasn't extremely popular. Furthermore, he mentions they looked past his reputation to cover one of his better songs.

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* During his review of Alien Ant Farm's "[[CoverVersion Smooth]] [[Music/MichaelJackson Criminal]]", Todd calls out the world on how [[DeadArtistsAreBetter Dead Artists Are Better]] DeadArtistsAreBetter, saying that Alien Ant Farm covered one of his Michael Jackson's songs when he wasn't extremely popular. Furthermore, he mentions they looked past his reputation to cover one of his better songs.



* His ''epic'' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "The Reason You Suck" Speech]] about Jason Derulo at the beginning of his review of "Wiggle"...
* ...which was then topped by his takedown of Justin Bieber in the "Sorry" review, where he states that he doesn't accept Bieber's insincere apology and goes on to criticize the general public for turning a blind eye to the horrible things artists like Music/{{R Kelly}} and Music/{{Chris Brown}} did just to endorse their music without guilt.
* His calling out Lukas Graham, in his review of "7 Years", for taking what could have been a decent GrowingUpSucks song and using it as an excuse to fuel his ego. He actually sounds legitimately frustrated and even goes so far as to say he's amazed that the lyrics aren't just him repeating his name over and over and over.

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* His ''epic'' [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "The Reason You Suck" Speech]] TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about Jason Derulo at the beginning of his review of "Wiggle"...
* ...which was then topped by his takedown take-down of Justin Bieber in the "Sorry" review, where he states that he doesn't accept Bieber's insincere apology and goes on to criticize the general public for turning a blind eye to the horrible things artists like Music/{{R Kelly}} Music/RKelly and Music/{{Chris Brown}} Music/ChrisBrown did just to endorse their music without guilt.
* His calling out Lukas Graham, Graham in his review of "7 Years", for taking what could have been a decent GrowingUpSucks song and using it as an excuse to fuel his ego. He actually sounds legitimately frustrated and even goes so far as to say he's amazed that the lyrics aren't just him Lukas repeating his name over and over and over.
17th Jun '17 9:20:06 AM Bergamot
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* His words to Chris Brown while reviewing his atrocious single, "Deuces". While Todd says that a person shouldn't pay for one crime for their entire lives, he considers the subject matter of the song so vile that he can't help but get even more angry at Chris Brown.



* His "review" of Chris Brown's "Turn Up The Music", in which he barely mentions the song itself and spends the rest of the video again explaining why Chris Brown is a terrible human being. The best part is that it's not just a "Chris Brown sucks" rant, but rather an eloquent yet enraged speech that discusses all the aspects that make Chris Brown's current presence in the media and so-called "forgiven" status by some fans and mainstream America completely unacceptable. It's truly a noteworthy video from Todd that shows he is intelligent and understands a large part of the general public's disgust with Brown.
** What makes it even better is that his half-a-minute mention of the song itself is all he needed to do-- there's nothing else to say about it, it's that pointless.
*** Which is overall his point about Chris Brown--there is nothing about him stand out more than any other R&B singer. Todd mentions that while there was controversy with Music/MichaelJackson, he at least had done landmark things that changed the music industry, whereas Brown is just generic for his chosen genre.
*** Also, he announces his tumblr--[[http://trollingchrisbrown.tumblr.com/ Trolling Chris Brown]], where fan can submit trolls of their own (mostly mocking his twitter posts). On that tumblr is an even longer and stronger rant about the "Team Breezy" aka Chris' fans who not only have forgiven him but love to demonize Rhianna/say she deserved what she got, with references to the movie ''Film/MeanGirls'' and why he hates when girls act like that to each other.
*** [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/272924447902662656 Todd weighs in on the scandal]] [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/272924525379874816 that caused Chris Brown to delete his Twitter account]].
* In his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2011, he makes some '''scathing''' jokes towards Chris Brown.

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* Todd's resolute, unrepentant lack of forgiveness for Chris Brown's assault on Rihanna (and, tangentially, the music industry's apparent willingness to overlook it, as well as the fan who still support Brown) is nearly heroic. Todd is ''not'' going to let this go.
** His words to Chris Brown while reviewing his atrocious single, "Deuces". While Todd says that a person shouldn't pay for one crime for their entire lives, he considers the subject matter of the song so vile that he can't help but get even more angry at Chris Brown.
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His "review" of Chris Brown's "Turn Up The Music", in which he barely mentions the song itself and spends the rest of the video again explaining why Chris Brown is a terrible human being. The best part is that it's not just a "Chris Brown sucks" rant, but rather an eloquent yet enraged speech that discusses all the aspects that make Chris Brown's current presence in the media and so-called "forgiven" status by some fans and mainstream America completely unacceptable. It's truly a noteworthy video from Todd that shows he is intelligent and understands a large part of the general public's disgust with Brown.
** *** What makes it even better is that his half-a-minute mention of the song itself is all he needed to do-- there's nothing else to say about it, it's that pointless.
*** **** Which is overall his point about Chris Brown--there is nothing about him stand out more than any other R&B singer. Todd mentions that while there was controversy with Music/MichaelJackson, he at least had done landmark things that changed the music industry, whereas Brown is just generic for his chosen genre.
*** **** Also, he announces his tumblr--[[http://trollingchrisbrown.tumblr.com/ Trolling Chris Brown]], where fan can submit trolls of their own (mostly mocking his twitter posts). On that tumblr is an even longer and stronger rant about the "Team Breezy" aka Chris' fans who not only have forgiven him but love to demonize Rhianna/say she deserved what she got, with references to the movie ''Film/MeanGirls'' and why he hates when girls act like that to each other.
*** **** [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/272924447902662656 Todd weighs in on the scandal]] [[https://twitter.com/ShadowTodd/status/272924525379874816 that caused Chris Brown to delete his Twitter account]].
* ** In his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2011, he makes some '''scathing''' jokes towards Chris Brown.



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8th Apr '17 9:27:10 PM nombretomado
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* On Spoony's Vlog during [=MAGfest=], you get to hear Todd sing [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears For Fears]] on RockBand. And OWN it.

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* On Spoony's Vlog during [=MAGfest=], you get to hear Todd sing [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears For Fears]] on RockBand.''VideoGame/RockBand''. And OWN it.
19th Mar '17 1:47:20 PM BobSaget9
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* The twist ending to the story of The Buggles: Trevor Horn moved into producing for other bands, where he's become one of the biggest names in the business with a career that's going strong to this day.

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* The twist ending to the story of The Buggles: Trevor Horn moved into producing for other bands, where he's become one of the biggest names in the business with a career that's going strong to ''to this day.day''.
** Todd also brings to light that not only did Trevor Horn and Geoffrey Downes wind up [[spoiler:joining Music/{{Yes}}]], but ''also'' that Downes was one of the founders of [[spoiler:Music/{{Asia}}]].
18th Mar '17 12:59:36 PM Pren
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* The twist ending to the story of The Buggles: Trevor Horn moved into producing for other bands, where he's become one of the biggest names in the business with a career that's going strong to this day.
26th Feb '17 9:28:03 PM gewunomox
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* In the "Shake it Off" video, Todd calling TaylorSwift out ''yet again'' for her inability to take criticism.

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* In the "Shake it Off" video, Todd calling TaylorSwift Music/TaylorSwift out ''yet again'' for her inability to take criticism.
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