History BetterThanItSounds / Music

25th Jun '17 6:10:06 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Versailles}}]]: Japanese PowerMetal [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys band full of]] {{pretty boy}}s formed by a singer obsessed with [[TheVampireChronicles Lestat]] and a guitarist with [[WholesomeCrossdresser a penchant for ballgowns]]. Known for [[CostumePorn wearing ridiculously elaborate costumes]] reminiscent of French aristocracy and [[SomethingAboutARose having roses literally everywhere]]. Their first bassist [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy claimed to be an alien]] until [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died of mysterious causes]], and he was eventually replaced with a guy who [[KindheartedCatLover really loves his cat]]. Also includes a [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring]] guitarist and a drummer who loves booze a lot.

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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Versailles}}]]: Japanese PowerMetal [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys band full of]] {{pretty boy}}s formed by a singer obsessed with [[TheVampireChronicles [[Literature/TheVampireChronicles Lestat]] and a guitarist with [[WholesomeCrossdresser a penchant for ballgowns]]. Known for [[CostumePorn wearing ridiculously elaborate costumes]] reminiscent of French aristocracy and [[SomethingAboutARose having roses literally everywhere]]. Their first bassist [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy claimed to be an alien]] until [[AuthorExistenceFailure he died of mysterious causes]], and he was eventually replaced with a guy who [[KindheartedCatLover really loves his cat]]. Also includes a [[BareYourMidriff midriff-baring]] guitarist and a drummer who loves booze a lot.
15th May '17 2:25:31 PM InTheGallbladder
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* [[spoiler:Burmese]]: A loud, discordant rock band that compensated for having half the instruments by getting two people on each.
3rd May '17 12:32:46 AM LaptopGuy
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* [[spoiler: Music/ArianaGrande]]: Tiny Floridian actress from a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} [[Series/{{Victorious}} TV show]] that she wasn't even the star of becomes a pop singer, makes songs about [[IntercourseWithYou sex]], [[BreakupSong break-ups]], and [[ItsAllAboutMe herself]]. Known for [[LargeHam yelling nigh-indicipherable lyrics]] and trying to be [[Music/MariahCarey another famous pop singer]].

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* [[spoiler: Music/ArianaGrande]]: Tiny Floridian actress from a Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} [[Series/{{Victorious}} TV show]] that she wasn't even the star of becomes a pop singer, makes songs about [[IntercourseWithYou sex]], [[BreakupSong break-ups]], and [[ItsAllAboutMe herself]]. Known for [[LargeHam yelling nigh-indicipherable lyrics]] lyrics]], licking donuts, and trying to be [[Music/MariahCarey another a famous pop early '90s pop/R&B singer]].



* [[spoiler: Music/IggyAzalea]]: White Australian chick pretends to be black while making parodies of classic movies. Thus, she gets accused of racism and homophobia.



* [[spoiler: Music/TheBigBopper]]: Texas disc jockey decides to write songs and record them, then is forgotten for fifty-plus years. His best known song is named after a city in France.

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* [[spoiler: Music/TheBigBopper]]: Texas disc jockey decides to write songs and record them, then is forgotten for fifty-plus years.years other than being a plane crash victim. His best known song is named after a city in France.



* [[spoiler:Music/BreakingBenjamin]]: A man from Pennsylvania names his band after himself and sings about girls' journals, not giving up, and failure, amongst other things.



* [[spoiler:Music/TheChainsmokers]]: Two New Yorkers make a silly and annoying song about an internet craze and disappear. A few years later, they have one of the biggest hit songs of the 2010s.



* [[spoiler: Jason Derulo]]: Black guy from Louisiana takes over a domestic abuser's role in the music world by sampling the soundtrack to a shooting. He then makes songs based on '50s calypso and Israeli dance music. Also had a tendency to shout his name before every song. A "Star Wars" video game made a parody of one of his songs.



* [[spoiler:Music/EltonJohn]]: Fat, nearsighted, balding piano player from England with silly clothes and UsefulNotes/KnightFever. He writes songs about MarilynMonroe, weird robot rock bands, Film/TheWizardOfOz, dance steps named after reptiles, and children's music from time to time. Loves to shop, throw tantrums, play tennis and cavort with British royalty.

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* [[spoiler:Music/EltonJohn]]: Fat, nearsighted, balding piano player from England with silly clothes and UsefulNotes/KnightFever. He writes songs about MarilynMonroe, Princess Diana, weird robot rock bands, Film/TheWizardOfOz, dance steps named after reptiles, and children's music from time to time. Loves to shop, throw tantrums, play tennis and cavort with British royalty.



* [[spoiler: Music/FifthHarmony]]: A Cuban girl joins another Cuban-American, two blacks, and another hispanic on a talent contest. Make highly sexual songs with guest rappers.



* [[spoiler: Flo Rida]]: Black man names himself after his home state, then creates raps for dance flicks, samples one-hit wonders from the mid '80s and late '90s, and even remaking a Swedish DJ's remake of a '60s soul ballad. Also, this is his house.



* [[spoiler:Music/{{Gotye}}]]: Belgian-Australian writes weird music, scoring a hit by performing naked.

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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Gotye}}]]: Belgian-Australian writes weird music, scoring a hit about a breakup by performing naked.



* [[spoiler:Engelbert Humperdinck]]: Pop singer named after a German composer whose most famous song is a cover about ending a love relationship.

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* [[spoiler:Engelbert Humperdinck]]: Indian-born Pop singer named after a German composer whose most famous song is a cover about ending a love relationship.



* [[spoiler:MAGIC!]]: Canadian reggae-band fronted by an Arab, known for a song about an OverprotectiveDad and absolutely nothing else.



* [[spoiler: Music/MaroonFive]]: Californians named after a crayon (and previously, garden work) sing about sex. After a hit single about a sexagenarian's dance moves, ditch instruments for a poppier sound.

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* [[spoiler: Music/MaroonFive]]: Californians named after a crayon (and previously, garden work) sing about sex. After a hit single about a sexagenarian's dance moves, ditch instruments for a poppier sound. Also kept a global viral phenomenon from reaching #1 in America.



* [[spoiler:Music/{{Motorhead}}]]: A group of {{Mean Brit}}s led by a singer who [[KavorkaMan despite disadvantaged looks]] [[SexGod holds the record of groupies banged]]. Their biggest hit revolves around cards.

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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Motorhead}}]]: A group of {{Mean Brit}}s led by a singer who [[KavorkaMan despite disadvantaged looks]] [[SexGod holds the record of groupies banged]]. Their biggest hit revolves around cards. Also the official soundtrack to a legendary athlete from Connecticut.



* [[spoiler:Music/PanicAtTheDisco]]: A quartet from Las Vegas who can't decide if it wants to be FallOutBoy or Music/TheBeatles and are heavily known for looking [[DudeLooksLikeALady very feminine]] and enacting in lots of FauxYay. Their biggest hit featured the singer dressed as a Johnny Depp character.
* [[spoiler:Music/{{Pantera}}]]: A group of former [[HardRock hair metal]] guys who hired a manly singer and [[GrowingTheBeard changed]] entirely in TheNineties, creating the Groove Metal genre at the same time.

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* [[spoiler:Music/PanicAtTheDisco]]: A quartet from Las Vegas who can't decide if it wants to be FallOutBoy the "Simpsons"-named emo band or Music/TheBeatles the "Four musicians from Northern England" and are heavily known for looking [[DudeLooksLikeALady very feminine]] and enacting in lots of FauxYay. Their biggest hit featured the singer dressed as a Johnny Depp character.
* [[spoiler:Music/{{Pantera}}]]: A group of former [[HardRock hair metal]] guys who hired a manly singer and [[GrowingTheBeard changed]] entirely in TheNineties, creating the Groove Metal genre at the same time. Their best known song is about a form of transportation.



* [[spoiler:Music/PeterFrampton]]: A big-haired ginger who became famous for a talking guitar.

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* [[spoiler:Music/PeterFrampton]]: A big-haired ginger who became famous for a talking guitar.guitar and a car crash.



* [[spoiler: Music/{{Pitbull}}]]: Cuban-Miami rapper with an egotistical nickname appears on every other pop song on the radio.



* [[spoiler: Music/ThePolice]]: A drummer with a large ego forms a three piece, recruiting a bassist with an even larger ego, and a quiet but nice guitarist. They make songs about prostitutes, social inequality and Soviet Russia.

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* [[spoiler: Music/ThePolice]]: A drummer with a large ego forms a three piece, recruiting a bassist with an even larger ego, and a quiet but nice guitarist. They make songs about prostitutes, social inequality and Soviet Russia. And their biggest hit is a love song that really isn't.



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

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* [[spoiler:The Royal Guardsmen]]: Six guys from Florida write songs about a dog from a comic strip battling a World War I personality.personality, then make another about the dog celebrating a popular holiday.



* [[spoiler:Music/{{Seether}}]]: South African band led by a man who married the Gothic girl mentioned above.



* [[spoiler: Music/EdSheeran]]: British redhead starts by making folk ballads, then starts to play GenreRoulette while making albums all named after mathematical functions.



* [[spoiler: Music/{{Soundgarden}}]]: Rock band named after a sculpture in a Seattle park. Were very popular but not quite as much as two other bands from the same city. Their biggest hit is melancholic, [[WordSaladLyrics nonsensical]] and [[BlackSheepHit unlike their other work]].

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* [[spoiler: Music/{{Soundgarden}}]]: Rock band named after a sculpture in a Seattle park. Were very popular but not quite as much as two other bands from the same city. Their biggest hit is melancholic, [[WordSaladLyrics nonsensical]] and [[BlackSheepHit unlike their other work]].work]] named after two different astronomical concepts.



* [[spoiler:Music/ReginaSpektor]]: Russian girl who sings songs about lost wallets, whacks her piano bench with a drum stick, and pronounces 'better' as 'betow'.

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* [[spoiler:Music/ReginaSpektor]]: Russian girl who sings songs about lost wallets, whacks her piano bench with a drum stick, and pronounces 'better' as 'betow'. Recently known for singing about women's prisons.



* [[spoiler:Music/TearsForFears]]: A pair of emo British teenagers write synthesizer-heavy political songs.

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* [[spoiler:Music/TearsForFears]]: A pair of emo British teenagers write synthesizer-heavy political songs. One of their most popular songs is more known via its cover version from a dark early 2000s movie.



* [[spoiler:Music/ThreeDaysGrace]]: Canadian band led by an angry guy who sings about how he hates everything about his audience, chalk outlines, and encouraging riots. Then he leaves and is replaced by a guy who sang about a stripper.



* [[spoiler:Music/TwentyOnePilots]]: Columbus duo makes indie-alternative-rock songs. They are best known for singing about "the good old days" and a religious song for a dark comic book movie.



* [[spoiler:Music/TheWeeknd]]: A Canadian internet personality with an [[AnimeHair impossible hairstyle]] sings about having IntercourseWithYou in just about every song and became popular through a contribution to a [[Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey widely hated yet highly successful erotic]] FilmOfTheBook. His two first #1 hits were [[OdeToIntoxication a love song about cocaine]] and a spooky sex song named after [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes an old horror movie]].

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* [[spoiler:Music/TheWeeknd]]: A Canadian internet personality with an [[AnimeHair impossible hairstyle]] sings about having IntercourseWithYou in just about every song and became popular through a contribution to a [[Film/FiftyShadesOfGrey widely hated yet highly successful erotic]] FilmOfTheBook. His two first #1 hits were [[OdeToIntoxication a love song about cocaine]] and a spooky sex song named after [[Film/TheHillsHaveEyes an old horror movie]].movie]], his next one was a collaboration with the French robots mentioned above.



* [[spoiler:Music/{{Weezer}}]]: Four musicians, one of whom is a soccer-loving geek who took 10 years to graduate from Harvard and the other three of whom [[FaceOfTheBand nobody knows]]. Originally opened for a band led by Creator/KeanuReeves. Their music videos are mostly famous due to the [[CelebrityStar celebrities]] in them.

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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Weezer}}]]: Four musicians, one of whom is a soccer-loving geek who took 10 years to graduate from Harvard and the other three of whom [[FaceOfTheBand nobody knows]]. Made their name by singing about another geek who died in a plane crash. Originally opened for a band led by Creator/KeanuReeves. Their music videos are mostly famous due to the [[CelebrityStar celebrities]] in them.
1st May '17 2:21:39 PM BobSaget9
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*** [[spoiler:''Solsbury Hill'']]: A stranger gives a man a great offer. Said man tells his friends to fuck off.
27th Apr '17 2:02:33 PM Sakubara
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* [[spoiler: Music/{{Babymetal}}]]: A [[Music/SakuraGakuin school-themed idol group]] (no, not [[Franchise/LoveLive that one]]) makes three members (including two then eleven-year-olds) perform a combination of metal and Japanese pop music. They then proceed to become [[MorePopularSpinoff more popular than their original group]].
27th Apr '17 1:56:00 PM Sakubara
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** Or a [[WesternAnimation/CloneHigh scary androgynous white guy]] ([[RevolvingDoorBand and some others) piss off MoralGuardians through the power of music.

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** Or a [[WesternAnimation/CloneHigh scary androgynous white guy]] ([[RevolvingDoorBand and some others) others]]) piss off MoralGuardians through the power of rock music.
27th Apr '17 1:55:14 PM Sakubara
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** Or a [[WesternAnimation/CloneHigh scary androgynous white guy]] ([[RevolvingDoorBand and some others) piss off MoralGuardians through the power of music.
9th Apr '17 5:16:09 PM thecnoNSMB
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* [[spoiler:Music/TheLivingTombstone]]: An Israeli fan of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic tiny sugar-colored horses]] who makes music appertaining to such things as the month of September, guns made from cakes, and lab rats.
8th Apr '17 9:44:48 AM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Kyuss}}]]: Several stoners from the California desert, named after a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' character. The guitarist was a lanky ginger kid who played his guitar an octave lower 'cos it sounded cool. He later started [[QueensOfTheStoneAge another band]] with some nutter who liked to play bass naked.

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* [[spoiler:Music/{{Kyuss}}]]: Several stoners from the California desert, named after a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' character. The guitarist was a lanky ginger kid who played his guitar an octave lower 'cos it sounded cool. He later started [[QueensOfTheStoneAge [[Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge another band]] with some nutter who liked to play bass naked.
23rd Feb '17 5:15:38 PM gewunomox
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* [[spoiler: JudgeDread]]: A fat, white British guy who re-writes nursery rhymes, fills them with innuendo and sings them over reggae beats.

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* [[spoiler: JudgeDread]]: Music/JudgeDread]]: A fat, white British guy who re-writes nursery rhymes, fills them with innuendo and sings them over reggae beats.



* [[spoiler: KaizersOrchestra]]: Six guys from Norway channel Music/TomWaits and write rock songs about war, the Mafia, and mental hospitals, adding a pump organ and oil barrels to the standard guitars-bass-drums-vocals setup. One guy wears a gas mask.

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* [[spoiler: KaizersOrchestra]]: Music/KaizersOrchestra]]: Six guys from Norway channel Music/TomWaits and write rock songs about war, the Mafia, and mental hospitals, adding a pump organ and oil barrels to the standard guitars-bass-drums-vocals setup. One guy wears a gas mask.
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