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12th Nov '16 5:04:26 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Music/BuddyHolly & The Crickets]]: Three guys from around Texas named after noisy arthropods. Their leader, a big JohnWayne fan, is proof that NerdsAreHardcore.

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* [[spoiler: Music/BuddyHolly & The Crickets]]: Three guys from around Texas named after noisy arthropods. Their leader, a big JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne fan, is proof that NerdsAreHardcore.
8th Nov '16 4:41:39 AM pgj1997
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* [[spoiler:''Music/{{GiIvaSunner}}'']] Hundreds of different users pull together to make BaitAndSwitch video game remixes.
7th Oct '16 1:33:27 PM twilicorn
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* [[spoiler:Music/MelanieMartinez]]: Cutesy-looking young woman crafts disturbing kids' songs.
2nd Oct '16 11:52:02 PM igordebraga
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* [[spoiler: James Newton Howard]]: B-list composer scores a surprise pop hit because it is sung by [[Creator/JenniferLawrwence a superstar actress]]

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* [[spoiler: James Newton Howard]]: B-list composer scores a surprise pop hit because it is sung by [[Creator/JenniferLawrwence [[Creator/JenniferLawrence a superstar actress]]



** [[spoiler: the ''Alejandro'' video]]: In a dystopian future, a [[NaughtyNuns Naughty Nun]] has [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence violent sex]] with a bunch of [[HardGay gay]] [[PuttingOnTheReich Nazis]]. [[MindScrew Or does she?]]

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** [[spoiler: the ''Alejandro'' video]]: In a dystopian future, a [[NaughtyNuns Naughty Nun]] {{Naughty Nun|s}} has [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence violent sex]] with a bunch of [[HardGay gay]] [[PuttingOnTheReich Nazis]]. [[MindScrew Or does she?]]



* [[spoiler:Music/OwlCity]]: A [[ManChild man-child]] and his syntheziter create WordSaladLyrics. He becomes a huge two-hit wonder with a song about insects, then a duet with [[CarlyRaeJepsen another two-hit wonder who in her other hit, maybe got called]]. Both artists on the duet are remembered mostly for their one solo hit rather than the duet.

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* [[spoiler:Music/OwlCity]]: A [[ManChild man-child]] ManChild and his syntheziter synthesizer create WordSaladLyrics.WordSaladLyrics, usually for animated movie credits. He becomes a huge two-hit wonder with a song about insects, then a duet with [[CarlyRaeJepsen another two-hit wonder who in her other hit, maybe got called]]. Both artists on the duet are remembered mostly for their one solo hit rather than the duet.



* [[spoiler:Music/PearlJam]]: A bunch of Washington musicians, led by a singer with a [[{{Yarling}} distinctive]] and at times [[TheUnintelligible incomprehensible]] style. At a certain point, decided to alienate their fanbase. They had a number 2 hit with a cover of a 60s one-hit wonder.

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* [[spoiler:Music/PearlJam]]: A bunch of Washington musicians, led by a singer with a [[{{Yarling}} distinctive]] and at times [[TheUnintelligible incomprehensible]] style. At a certain point, decided to alienate their fanbase. They had a number 2 hit with covering a cover of a 60s one-hit wonder.wonder the singer found in a garage sale.



** [[spoiler:''Music/WishYouWereHere'']]: An album where EpicRocking is abundant, although three of the songs were added through ExecutiveMeddling. Half its occupied by a single song noting how the first musician is a mad genius.

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** [[spoiler:''Music/WishYouWereHere'']]: An album where EpicRocking is abundant, although three of the songs were added through [[WriterRevolt to complain about]] ExecutiveMeddling. Half its occupied by a single song noting how the first musician is a mad genius.
22nd Sep '16 9:58:55 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:BowlingForSoup]]: A group of guys from Texas who are more famous for their less serious than their rare but beautiful serious ones. Most of their songs are either about beer, relationships, or humorous past incidents.

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* [[spoiler:BowlingForSoup]]: [[spoiler:Music/BowlingForSoup]]: A group of guys from Texas who are more famous for their less serious than their rare but beautiful serious ones. Most of their songs are either about beer, relationships, or humorous past incidents.
5th Sep '16 7:30:06 AM erforce
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* [[spoiler: Music/HenryMancini]]: Jazz pianist-turned-film/TV composer who wrote a driving jazz theme song for TV, a song about [[ThePinkPanther jewel thefts depicted by a saxophone]], etc.

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* [[spoiler: Music/HenryMancini]]: Jazz pianist-turned-film/TV composer who wrote a driving jazz theme song for TV, a song about [[ThePinkPanther [[Film/ThePinkPanther1963 jewel thefts depicted by a saxophone]], etc.
30th Aug '16 6:23:25 PM AreYouTyler
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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Gorillaz}}]]: A band consisting of a blue haired childish TheCasanova with both eyes pressed into his head, a Satanist who owns Satan's own bass (El Diablo), a 15 year old Japanese SuperSoldier guitarist, and a drummer who has been possessed by multiple spirits. But they're actually are a [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder hyperactive musician]] and a guy who wrote [[ComicBook/TankGirl weird comics]].

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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Gorillaz}}]]: A band consisting of a blue haired childish TheCasanova [[TheCasanova Casanova]] with both eyes pressed into his head, a Satanist who owns Satan's own bass (El Diablo), a 15 year old Japanese SuperSoldier guitarist, and a drummer who has been possessed by multiple spirits. But they're actually are a [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder hyperactive musician]] and a guy who wrote [[ComicBook/TankGirl weird comics]].



** Or: A band that kept the sound of the 80s alive into the 90s. One of their albums [[{{Vaporware}} took a decade and a half to finish]] (they only spent a small fraction of that time actually working on it).

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** Or: A band that kept the sound of the 80s alive into the 90s. One of their albums [[{{Vaporware}} [[DevelopmentHell took a decade and a half to finish]] (they only spent a small fraction of that time actually working on it).



* [[spoiler: Halestorm]]: A band featuring a female singer who sings about being in love with someone else and a song about getting off while being watched by a peeping tom who is doing the same.

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* [[spoiler: Halestorm]]: Music/{{Halestorm}}]]: A band featuring a female singer who sings about being in love with someone else and a song about getting off while being watched by a peeping tom who is doing the same.



* [[spoiler:Music/CarlyRaeJepsen]]: Canadian girl most known for her song about maybe receiving a phone call. Popularized in America by a massively hated celebrity, she later had a hit duet that nobody remembers.

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* [[spoiler:Music/CarlyRaeJepsen]]: Canadian girl most known for her song about maybe receiving a phone call. Popularized in America by a massively hated celebrity, she later had a hit duet that nobody remembers.was quickly forgotten.
30th Aug '16 4:35:20 PM LaptopGuy
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* [[spoiler: Alien Ant Farm]]: NuMetal OneHitWonder - with a cover, whose video satirizes [[Music/MichaelJackson the original artist.]]

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* [[spoiler: Alien Ant Farm]]: NuMetal OneHitWonder - with a cover, whose video satirizes [[Music/MichaelJackson the song's original artist.]]



* [[spoiler: Music/JustinBieber]]: Girly-voiced teen with an outdated haircut becomes a global superstar despite his bad attitude and lack of respect for Holocaust victims and U.S. presidents.

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* [[spoiler: Music/JustinBieber]]: Girly-voiced teen with an outdated haircut becomes a global superstar despite his bad attitude and lack of respect for Holocaust victims and U.S. presidents. But what hurt his career the most were five British guys.



* [[spoiler:Music/DavidBowie]]: Androgynous British rockstar who claimed to be a bisexual space alien, appeared in a bunch of movies, and invoked the NewSoundAlbum trope at least nine times. A song he did with [[Music/{{Queen}} a rock band]] helped [[Music/VanillaIce a white rapper]] achieve stardom.

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* [[spoiler:Music/DavidBowie]]: Androgynous British rockstar who claimed to be a bisexual space alien, appeared in a bunch of movies, and invoked the NewSoundAlbum trope at least nine times. A song he did with [[Music/{{Queen}} a rock band]] helped [[Music/VanillaIce a white rapper]] achieve short-lived stardom.



* [[spoiler:Music/BringMeTheHorizon]]: [[LoveItOrHateIt Highly divisive]] British band plays American-style {{Deathcore}}. Then they disown it and play {{Metalcore}}, eventually becoming the codifier and EnsembleDarkhorse of the genre. Then they disown ''that'' and ditch it for a radio-friendly NuMetal electronic rock sound with aspects of {{Emo}} and PopPunk, and becomes even ''more'' successful afterwards.

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* [[spoiler:Music/BringMeTheHorizon]]: [[LoveItOrHateIt Highly divisive]] British band plays American-style {{Deathcore}}. Then they disown it and play {{Metalcore}}, eventually becoming the codifier and EnsembleDarkhorse of the genre. Then they disown ''that'' and ditch it for a radio-friendly NuMetal electronic rock sound with aspects of {{Emo}} and PopPunk, and becomes even ''more'' successful afterwards. They are best known for singing about a fancy chair.



* [[spoiler: Music/{{Carpenters}}]]: A guy and her younger sister sing SillyLoveSongs.

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* [[spoiler: Music/{{Carpenters}}]]: A guy and her his younger sister sing SillyLoveSongs.



* [[spoiler: Music/JohnnyCash]]: Guy wearing monochromatic clothing. His most revered performance had him going to prison.

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* [[spoiler: Music/JohnnyCash]]: Guy wearing monochromatic clothing. His most revered performance had him going to prison. One of his best known songs was a cover from a band who became famous long after him.



* [[spoiler:Music/DeadKennedys]]: Some Californians form a band with a tasteless name fronted by a guy who doesn't even sing and is named after a popular snack. Awfully fond of writing songs about Nazis and [[KillThePoor genocide]].

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* [[spoiler:Music/TheDandyWarhols]]: Band named after a weird painter known for a song about a European region also made famous by an [[Music/{{Queen}} operatic band]] and another associated with a [[Series/VeronicaMars female TV detective]]
* [[spoiler:Music/DeadKennedys]]: Some Californians form a band with a tasteless name fronted by a guy who doesn't even sing and is named after a popular snack.snack and old African country. Awfully fond of writing songs about Nazis and [[KillThePoor genocide]].



* [[spoiler:Dick Dale]]: A man plays the same note on a guitar really fast (occasionally switching to other notes), because he'd rather be in the ocean. His best known song is famous for its association with an avant-garde action film.

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* [[spoiler:Dick Dale]]: A man plays the same note on a guitar really fast (occasionally switching to other notes), because he'd rather be in the ocean. His best known song is famous for its association with an avant-garde action film.film and a sample from a pop-rap act.



* [[spoiler:Music/DuranDuran]]: A bunch of young guys, mostly from industrial areas of England, form a glam rock band with punk and disco overtones and wildly incomprehensible lyrics. They become massively successful. Later, as they grow older and less successful (and lose and gain band members), they start making solid alt-pop/rock tunes. Their lyrics also make more sense. They sing about Brazilian cities and starving wild dogs.

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* [[spoiler:Music/DuranDuran]]: A bunch of young guys, mostly from industrial areas of England, form a glam rock band with punk and disco overtones and wildly incomprehensible lyrics. They become massively successful. Later, as they grow older and less successful (and lose and gain band members), they start making solid alt-pop/rock tunes. Their lyrics also make more sense. They sing about Brazilian cities cities, latter-day Roger Moore Bond films, and starving wild dogs.



* [[spoiler:Music/ElvisPresley]]: A truck driver from Mississippi who knew how to sing and dance. Who in his first appearance on TV was shown only from waist up.

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* [[spoiler:Music/ElvisPresley]]: A truck driver from Mississippi who knew how to sing and dance. Who in his first appearance on TV was shown only from waist up. He practically took ownership of his first name.



* [[spoiler: Music/{{Evanescence}}]]: A female-fronted [[GothicMetal Gothic]] NuMetal band from Arkansas whose most famous song [[BreakawayPopHit got known]] through a [[Film/{{Daredevil}} poorly-received superhero movie]], while their second most-famous song shares its name with an [[Fanfic/MyImmortal infamously bad fanfiction]]. Synonymous with teen {{wangst}}, and for having an [[RevolvingDoorBand overly]]-[[IAmTheBand controlling]] FaceOfTheBand. Often accused to being ChristianRock, though they [[NotChristianRock deny it]].

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* [[spoiler: Music/{{Evanescence}}]]: A female-fronted [[GothicMetal Gothic]] NuMetal band from Arkansas whose most famous song [[BreakawayPopHit got known]] through a [[Film/{{Daredevil}} poorly-received superhero movie]], while their second most-famous song shares its name with an [[Fanfic/MyImmortal infamously bad fanfiction]].story]] about [[HarryPotter teenage wizards]]. Synonymous with teen {{wangst}}, and for having an [[RevolvingDoorBand overly]]-[[IAmTheBand controlling]] FaceOfTheBand. Often accused to being ChristianRock, though they [[NotChristianRock deny it]].



* [[spoiler: Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer]]: Australian rock band becomes famous worldwide by leeching onto the popularity of a European vocal group.



* [[spoiler:Music/FooFighters]]: Four musicians, named after ufology, and led by a guy who used to be another band's drummer. This guy was once hospitalized due to an overdose on... coffee.

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* [[spoiler:Music/FooFighters]]: Four musicians, named after ufology, and led by a guy who used to be another the all-Washington band's drummer. This guy was once hospitalized due to an overdose on... coffee.



* [[spoiler: The Foundations]]: Three black guys, three white guys and an Asian perform SillyLoveSongs. Their most famous song is named after a flower.

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* [[spoiler: The Foundations]]: Three black guys, three white guys and an Asian perform SillyLoveSongs. Their most famous song is named after a flower.flower, and other than that only have one other hit.



* [[spoiler:Music/{{Gorillaz}}]]: A band consisting of a blue haired childish TheCasanova with both eyes pressed into his head, a Satanist who owns Satan's own bass (El Diablo), a 15 year old Japanese SuperSoldier guitarist, and a drummer who has been possessed by multiple spirits. (The actual members are a [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder hyperactive musician]] and a guy who wrote [[ComicBook/TankGirl weird comics]].)

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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Gorillaz}}]]: A band consisting of a blue haired childish TheCasanova with both eyes pressed into his head, a Satanist who owns Satan's own bass (El Diablo), a 15 year old Japanese SuperSoldier guitarist, and a drummer who has been possessed by multiple spirits. (The actual members But they're actually are a [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder hyperactive musician]] and a guy who wrote [[ComicBook/TankGirl weird comics]].)



* [[spoiler:The Grass Roots]]: Band of nobodies created by a record company executive who gained a ton of success at a time when pop music was usually about sticking it to TheMan. Best known today because their guitarist was on Series/TheOfficeUS.

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* [[spoiler:The Grass Roots]]: Band of nobodies created by a record company executive who gained a ton of success at a time when pop music was usually about sticking it to TheMan. Best known today because their guitarist was on Series/TheOfficeUS.[[Series/TheOfficeUS an office sitcom]] as himself.



* [[spoiler: James Newton Howard]]: B-list composer scores a surprise pop hit because it is sung by [[Creator/JenniferLawrwence a superstar actress]]



* [[spoiler:Music/JimiHendrix]]: Ex-paratrooper who played his guitar upside down. Did covers of the US national anthem and a song from a folk singer. One of his most popular songs was [[{{Mondegreen}} misheard so many times]] [[AscendedMeme he started doing the wrong lyrics.]]

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* [[spoiler:Music/JimiHendrix]]: Ex-paratrooper who played his guitar upside down. Did covers of the US national anthem and a song from a folk singer. One of his most popular songs was [[{{Mondegreen}} misheard so many times]] [[AscendedMeme he started doing singing the wrong lyrics.lyrics in concerts.]]



* [[spoiler: Music/RobertJohnson]]: Blues singer who supposedly got his guitar chops from a Faustian pact, but was stuck with his shrill voice and tendency to write songs that all sound the same.

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* [[spoiler: Music/RobertJohnson]]: Blues singer who supposedly got his guitar chops from a Faustian pact, but was stuck with his shrill voice and tendency to write songs that all sound the same. You can count his discography in less than a minute.



* [[spoiler: Music/{{Journey}}]]: Five guys from San Francisco get tired of backing a Mexican guitarist. Have their peak period after hiring an overtly dramatic singer.

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* [[spoiler: Music/{{Journey}}]]: Five guys from San Francisco get tired of backing a Mexican guitarist. Have their peak period after hiring an overtly dramatic singer. One of their early '80s hits never truly became iconic until the 21st century.



* [[spoiler:Elle King]]: The daughter of a comic actor long past his peak in relevancy scores a guitar-heavy pop hit about having sex with many men at once, despite guitars having been out of fashion ages ago.



* [[spoiler:Music/LanaDelRey]]: Indie pop singer who hits the mainstream after a lame performance on TV.

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* [[spoiler:Music/LanaDelRey]]: Indie pop singer who hits the mainstream after a lame performance on TV. Her best known song is actually an EDM-dance remix.



** [[spoiler: Music/FortMinor]]: The rapper heads out on his own and comes up with a [[OneHitWonder very popular]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5jIDzWv_s ringtone]] and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YJfPBqPNE sports anthem]]. Surprisingly, little angst is to be found.

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** [[spoiler: Music/FortMinor]]: The rapper heads out on his own and comes up with a [[OneHitWonder very popular]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5jIDzWv_s ringtone]] and a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5YJfPBqPNE sports anthem]]. The one that wasn't the actual hit in the day is now the one everyone remembers. Surprisingly, little angst is to be found.



* [[spoiler: Music/{{Lorde}}]]: Weird-looking teenage girl from New Zealand who doesn't know how to play an instrument. Became a worldwide IndiePop superstar for making a song that bastardizes the rich. Is known for constantly [[TakeThat insulting other musicians]] ([[SelfDeprecation including herself]]), and for dancing like she's having a seizure on stage. Also known for being portrayed as a [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark middle-aged man dressed in drag]].
** [[spoiler: ''Music/PureHeroine'']]: An album filled with teen {{angst}}. Sold millions of copies despite its name being a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar drug pun]].

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* [[spoiler: Music/{{Lorde}}]]: Weird-looking teenage girl from New Zealand who doesn't know how to play an instrument. Became a worldwide IndiePop superstar for making a song that bastardizes the rich.rich, which became the biggest hit by a female the year it was released. Is known for constantly [[TakeThat insulting other musicians]] ([[SelfDeprecation including herself]]), and for dancing like she's having a seizure on stage. A song she did for a soundtrack was overshadowed by a composer and non-singing actress's collaboration. Also known for being portrayed as a [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark middle-aged mustachioed man dressed in drag]].
** [[spoiler: ''Music/PureHeroine'']]: An album filled with teen {{angst}}.{{angst}}, with a cover only containing the artist and album name. Includes the aforementioned "bastardized the rich" song. Sold millions of copies despite its name being a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar drug pun]].



* [[spoiler: Music/{{Psy}}]]: K-Pop star becomes world famous with a silly YouTube song that has a silly dance.

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* [[spoiler: Music/{{Psy}}]]: K-Pop star becomes world famous with a silly YouTube song about a Seoul neighborhood that has a silly dance.



* [[spoiler: Mark Ronson]]: British man scores a massive hit in 2015 only because a famous Hawaiian was involved. Thus, he never has another popular song (other than an older one recorded with a late alcoholic).



* [[spoiler:The Royal Guardsmen]]: Six guys from Florida write songs about a dog from a comic strip.

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* [[spoiler:The Royal Guardsmen]]: Six guys from Florida write songs about a dog from a comic strip.strip battling a World War I personality.



* [[spoiler: Wiz Khalifa]]: Tall, skinny, inked-up stoner from Pennsylvania who raps about all the drugs he does, cars he rides, and sex he has. Had massive chart-topping hit about dead person made for a [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious an over-the-top action movie]] that sounds [[BlackSheepHit absolutely nothing like his normal material]] and knocked a Hawaiian guy and his producer off the top of the charts.

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* [[spoiler: Wiz Khalifa]]: Tall, skinny, inked-up stoner from Pennsylvania who raps about all the drugs he does, cars he rides, and sex he has. Had a massive chart-topping hit about a dead person made for a [[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious an over-the-top action movie]] that sounds [[BlackSheepHit absolutely nothing like his normal material]] and knocked a Hawaiian guy and his producer off the top of the charts.
26th Aug '16 12:32:15 PM theenglishman
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* [[spoiler:Music/TheTragicallyHip]]: A sexually ambiguous Canadian [[Music/{{REM}} Michael Stipe]] lookalike and his friends from college sing about love, hockey cards, BrotherSisterIncest, mass jailbreaks, political kidnapping and {{Mushroom Samba}}s caused by insect stings. They continued having incredible success in their home country for almost 30 years despite [[AmericansHateTingle bombing on]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. They once renamed one of their albums to [[WriterRevolt a synonym for horseshit]] after their label [[ExecutiveMeddling rejected their initial name]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and their bassist violates the]] OneSteveLimit.

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* [[spoiler:Music/TheTragicallyHip]]: A sexually ambiguous Canadian [[Music/{{REM}} Michael Stipe]] lookalike and his friends from college sing about love, hockey cards, BrotherSisterIncest, mass jailbreaks, political kidnapping and {{Mushroom Samba}}s caused by insect stings. They continued having incredible success in their home country for almost over 30 years despite [[AmericansHateTingle bombing on]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''. They once renamed one of their albums to [[WriterRevolt a synonym for horseshit]] after their label [[ExecutiveMeddling rejected their initial name]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Oh, and their bassist violates the]] OneSteveLimit.
26th Aug '16 12:31:44 PM theenglishman
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** [[spoiler:''Man Machine Poem'' tour]]: The band decides to go on a cross-country tour to promote their latest album, despite the Michael Stipe lookalike [[IllBoy being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer]]. The fans and the media assume this is their GrandFinale, even though GodNeverSaidThat. The tour's last concert, where they played [[WhereItAllBegan in their hometown]], was viewed on television [[SeriousBusiness by almost a third of the entire country]].

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** [[spoiler:''Man Machine Poem'' tour]]: The band decides to go on a cross-country tour to promote their latest album, despite the Michael Stipe lookalike [[IllBoy being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer]]. The fans and the media assume this is their GrandFinale, even though GodNeverSaidThat. The tour's last concert, where they played [[WhereItAllBegan in their hometown]], was viewed on television [[SeriousBusiness by almost a third of the entire country]].
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