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* The castrati were mainstays in 18th century opera in areas where women were prohibited from singing, until [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]], who himself had several roles for them, came along. They very rapidly fell into disuse in the 19th century as composers wrote more male roles with high voices for women and tenors. Since most of them came from poor families in Italy, where [[GroinAttack the process of making one a castrato]] became illegal in 1861, the "elephant songbirds," as described during the premiere of ''Adelaide di Borgogna'', an opera by Music/GioachinoRossini that had a more common ''travesti'' role, became "dodos" when the last castrato, Alessandro Moreschi, died in 1922. [[note]]Incidentally, Moreschi is the only castrato to have his singing recorded. The quality of those recordings is the subject of much debate: some think he was a mediocre singer, others think he was a great singer but past his prime (he was in his mid-40s when he recorded), still others think he was still great and that changing musical tastes since his time has colored the critical opinion on his talents.[[/note]]
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* The castrati were mainstays in 18th century opera in areas where women were prohibited from singing, until [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]], who himself had several roles for them, came along. They very rapidly fell into disuse in the 19th century as composers wrote more male roles with high voices for women and tenors. Since most of them came from poor families in Italy, where [[GroinAttack the process of making one a castrato]] became illegal in 1861, the "elephant songbirds," as described during the premiere of ''Adelaide di Borgogna'', an opera by Music/GioachinoRossini that had a more common ''travesti'' role, became "dodos" when the last castrato, Alessandro Moreschi, died in 1922.
29th Dec '17 2:56:38 PM Scifimaster92
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** The entire city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branson,_Missouri Branson, Missouri]], owes its existence to this trope when the aforementioned newer artists began taking over at the turn of TheNineties. Almost figuratively overnight, singers like Charley Pride and Barbara Mandrell went from having No. 1 hits to not even making the charts. Branson was the only place they could get anyone to pay to see their shows. So they all just moved there and opened up theaters. Even 1960s rock artists like Paul Revere and the Raiders took to Branson when the hits dried up and, in many cases, the original members left the fold. As ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' put it...

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** The entire city of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Branson,_Missouri Branson, Missouri]], owes its existence to this trope when the aforementioned newer artists began taking over at the turn of TheNineties. Almost figuratively overnight, singers like Charley Pride and Barbara Mandrell went from having No. 1 hits to not even making the charts. Branson was the only place they could get anyone to pay to see their shows. So they all just moved there and opened up theaters. Even 1960s rock artists like Paul Revere and the Raiders Music/PaulRevereAndTheRaiders took to Branson when the hits dried up and, in many cases, the original members left the fold. As ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' put it...
26th Dec '17 5:50:24 PM Snowsky
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Unfortunately, as more attention was placed on her, the more the public began to notice her flaws. Her ongoing feud with the similarly-named Music/AzealiaBanks (who herself would end up being OvershadowedByControversy due to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment things that we really don't need to talk about]]) reached ridiculous levels, her near-overblown [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Pretty Fly For A White Gal]] persona earned her accusations of cultural appropriation, and her aforementioned tweets got more attention from the public. Not helping matters was her complete inability to freestyle, which she showed on live television, and the revelation that "Fancy"'s massive success was due to [[AdoredByTheNetwork the media's attempt to turn her]] [[WolverinePublicity into the new face of hip-hop]] (Creator/ClearChannel [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/07/15/clear-channels-on-the-verge-program-helped-make-iggy-azalea-a-star-heres-how-it-works/ forced their stations to play the song at least 150 times a week]]). It also gave a bad impression to people when she was starting to be marketed more as a pop star than an actual rapper. In addition, it later emerged that she [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IosP8iSnwNk didn't originally rap]], but instead ''sang'', and likely switched to rapping due to how bad she was at singing, making some question her claims that she moved to America to be a rapper. By that point, the hatred was beginning to catch on with the mainstream. Whereas Minaj has managed to maintain a consistently successful career despite also being well-hated by many, Azalea began to show real signs of trouble starting with, fittingly enough, her single "Trouble" featuring Jennifer Hudson, which failed to chart beyond #67. Her cameo and song appearances in the otherwise well-liked ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' were also criticized. The real kicker was "Pretty Girls", her collaboration with Music/BritneySpears, which flopped hard despite being hyped as the "next song to tear up the ''Hot 100''", the general consensus being that it was a [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks boring retread of "Fancy"]] (a complaint also held against "Beg for It"). Apparently, the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative oddly-specific style]] of "electro-hip-pop songs with music videos homaging chick flicks" could only be done so many times before it got stale. Soon afterwards, it was announced that her ''Great Escape'' concert tour, which was to be her first tour as an arena-sized act, was cancelled for "unknown reasons" (read: only a third of tickets were being sold).\\\

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Unfortunately, as more attention was placed on her, the more the public began to notice her flaws. Her ongoing feud with the similarly-named Music/AzealiaBanks (who herself would end up being OvershadowedByControversy due to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment things that we really don't need to talk about]]) reached ridiculous levels, her near-overblown [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Pretty Fly For A White Gal]] persona earned her accusations of cultural appropriation, and her aforementioned tweets got more attention from the public. Not helping matters was her complete inability to freestyle, which she showed on live television, and the revelation that "Fancy"'s massive success was due to [[AdoredByTheNetwork the media's attempt to turn her]] [[WolverinePublicity into the new face of hip-hop]] (Creator/ClearChannel [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/07/15/clear-channels-on-the-verge-program-helped-make-iggy-azalea-a-star-heres-how-it-works/ forced their stations to play the song at least 150 times a week]]). It also gave a bad impression to people when she was starting to be marketed more as a pop star than an actual rapper. In addition, it later emerged that she [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IosP8iSnwNk didn't originally rap]], but instead ''sang'', and likely switched to rapping due to how bad she was at singing, making some question her claims that she moved to America to be a rapper. By that point, the hatred was beginning to catch on with the mainstream. Whereas Minaj has managed to maintain a consistently successful career despite also being well-hated by many, Azalea began to show real signs of trouble starting with, fittingly enough, her single "Trouble" featuring Jennifer Hudson, which failed to chart beyond #67. Her cameo and song appearances in the otherwise well-liked ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' were also criticized. The real kicker was "Pretty Girls", her collaboration with Music/BritneySpears, which flopped hard despite being hyped as the "next song to tear up the ''Hot 100''", the general consensus being that it was a [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks boring retread of "Fancy"]] (a complaint also held against "Beg for It"). Apparently, the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative oddly-specific style]] of "electro-hip-pop songs with music videos homaging chick flicks" could only be done so many times before it got stale. Soon afterwards, it was announced that her ''Great Escape'' concert tour, which was to be her first tour as an arena-sized act, was cancelled for "unknown reasons" (read: only a third of tickets were being sold). In 2017, her attempt at a comeback failed when "Mo Bounce" fell short of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #117.\\\
20th Dec '17 11:57:25 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Once one of the most promising rappers (not just white or female) on the market, Iggy Azalea has become so widely hated in such a short amount of time that people find it hard to believe she was once considered inspirational. Her fall from grace [[http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2015/03/is-iggy-azalea-the-female-vanilla-ice/ has been compared to]] that of Music/VanillaIce. Nicki Minaj is still going strong, but Azalea is primarily known derisively as "that white Australian girl who pretends to be a ghetto chick from Atlanta". Despite her attempts at repairing her reputation, it has sunk to the point where her second album ''Digital Distortion'' has been [[ScheduleSlip repeatedly postponed]], combined with Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels refusing to issue more singles from the album after "Mo Bounce" flopped. Nowadays, the general consensus of her music is that it's generic electro-pop-rap with an annoying fake auto-tuned voice and that her previous success with "Fancy" and "Black Widow" was a fluke, and Azalea herself is viewed as a manufactured, phony, idiotic, and culture-appropriating {{jerkass}}.

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Once one of the most promising rappers (not just white or female) on the market, Iggy Azalea has become so widely hated in such a short amount of time that people find it hard to believe she was once considered inspirational. Her fall from grace [[http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/2015/03/is-iggy-azalea-the-female-vanilla-ice/ has been compared to]] that of Music/VanillaIce. Nicki Minaj is still going strong, but Azalea is primarily known derisively as "that white Australian girl who pretends to be a ghetto chick from Atlanta". Despite her attempts at repairing her reputation, it has sunk to the point where her second album ''Digital Distortion'' has been [[ScheduleSlip repeatedly postponed]], combined with Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels refusing to issue more wound up being scrapped after many {{Schedule Slip}}s and flop singles from the album after "Mo Bounce" flopped.in favor of a new one. Nowadays, the general consensus of her music is that it's generic electro-pop-rap with an annoying fake auto-tuned voice and that her previous success with "Fancy" and "Black Widow" was a fluke, and Azalea herself is viewed as a manufactured, phony, idiotic, and culture-appropriating {{jerkass}}.
15th Dec '17 11:34:30 AM Anddrix
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...then his daughter, Music/MileyCyrus, started having success as both a singer and actor thanks to ''Series/HannahMontana'', which also featured her dad frequently. Miley's own status as a LoveItOrHateIt artist, along with her father sometimes making tongue-in-cheek references to his past in-show (most notably with a song titled "I Want My Mullet Back"), only brought back memories of what a divisive artist Billy Ray was. While Billy Ray did have a momentary return to the country Top 10 with "Ready, Set, Don't Go" in late 2007-early 2008, this was almost entirely due to the song being [[RearrangeTheSong re-recorded as a duet]] with Miley (who had no other major hits at country radio) halfway through its chart run. Despite a large number of country hits, a sizeable discography of over a dozen albums, a decent acting résumé, and a daughter who (despite her own career tumults) largely avoided being [[StuckInTheirShadow stuck in her father's shadow]], Billy Ray Cyrus is seen nowadays as little more than a OneHitWonder and a punchline; as WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows put it in his "One Hit Wonderland" retrospective, "your average person couldn't tell you a damn thing about the guy that doesn't involve the words 'achy', 'breaky', or 'Miley', or 'mullet'."

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...then his daughter, Music/MileyCyrus, started having success as both a singer and actor thanks to ''Series/HannahMontana'', which also featured her dad frequently. Miley's own status as a LoveItOrHateIt polarizing artist, along with her father sometimes making tongue-in-cheek references to his past in-show (most notably with a song titled "I Want My Mullet Back"), only brought back memories of what a divisive artist Billy Ray was. While Billy Ray did have a momentary return to the country Top 10 with "Ready, Set, Don't Go" in late 2007-early 2008, this was almost entirely due to the song being [[RearrangeTheSong re-recorded as a duet]] with Miley (who had no other major hits at country radio) halfway through its chart run. Despite a large number of country hits, a sizeable discography of over a dozen albums, a decent acting résumé, and a daughter who (despite her own career tumults) largely avoided being [[StuckInTheirShadow stuck in her father's shadow]], Billy Ray Cyrus is seen nowadays as little more than a OneHitWonder and a punchline; as WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows put it in his "One Hit Wonderland" retrospective, "your average person couldn't tell you a damn thing about the guy that doesn't involve the words 'achy', 'breaky', or 'Miley', or 'mullet'."
6th Dec '17 7:30:23 PM Twentington
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* Music/TobyKeith was a big name in CountryMusic for many years. His 1993 debut single "Should've Been a Cowboy" was one of the biggest country hits of TheNineties, and four albums for divisions of Creator/MercuryRecords were uniformly successful in sales and singles. But in 1998, Mercury rejected an album he had submitted to them except for two songs, which were put on a GreatestHitsAlbum, and asked him for more material. When they rejected more of his material, he ended his contract with Mercury and signed with then-newly established Creator/DreamWorks Records, whose Nashville branch was headed by his producer James Stroud. When his first release for [=DreamWorks=] ("When Love Fades") was DOA, he insisted that it be withdrawn for "How Do You Like Me Now?!", which went on to become the biggest country hit of 2000 and his first Top 40 hit on the Hot 100. He ended up releasing five albums for [=DreamWorks=] between 1999 and 2005, with all five producing a near-endless string of smash hits (such as the Music/WillieNelson duet "Beer for My Horses") and, for the first time in his career, multi-platinum sales.\\\
The increase in hits was not without controversy, however, as some noticed that Toby seemed to be opting for macho, blustery up-tempos such as the CountryRap "I Wanna Talk About Me", and he received much vitriol for the politically-charged "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)", a [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror post-9/11]] release that some felt was too over-the-top in its PatrioticFervor (and the subject of a feud with Natalie Maines of the Music/DixieChicks). When [=DreamWorks=] Records closed in 2005, he seamlessly moved to his independent Show Dog label.\\\
But after a while, his radio momentum began to slow, as he was tending to cut his singles' chart runs short in order to release one album per year -- a move that made no sense in an era where the singles charts move much slower than they did in TheNineties. It didn't help that he was making some questionable single choices to begin with, such as leading off ''Bullets in the Gun'' with the widely panned novelty "Trailerhood". Despite his fortunes fading slightly at radio, he was still a big moneymaker thanks to the Show Dog label, a line of mezcal, and the restaurant chain Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill. He seemed to hit a new peak in 2011 with "Red Solo Cup", which was not originally intended as a single but quickly went viral due to its quirky and cameo-heavy music video, netting him his highest entry on the Hot 100. However, his momentum quickly fizzled out after that, as he chose to release a set of alcohol-themed singles after that in hopes of keeping the "Cup" momentum alive. This culminated in his album ''35 MPH Town'' producing his worst-performing streak of hit singles to date, and its followup never even materializing due to its intended lead single fizzling out entirely.\\\
Meanwhile, I Love This Bar & Grill was coming unraveled due to [[http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/consumers/2015/09/30/toby-keiths-love-bar-and-grill-closings-lawsuits-and-liens-raise-questions-across-country/71916554/ a myriad of franchise issues]], causing many locations to close and many more planned locations to stop construction abruptly. The Show Dog-Universal merger only seemed to drag down Universal South's existing roster of artists (although both Joe Nichols and Randy Houser rebounded when they moved to Broken Bow Records), while completely failing to get a hit out of any other artist due to poor promotion, single choices, and constant delaying of albums. Toby himself is now seen as a punchline about [[{{Eagleland}} cartoonishly overblown patriotism]] (not helped when he kept going back to the America well so many times with "American Soldier", "American Ride", and "Made in America" -- nor by such things as his restaurant chain unironically calling its French fries "freedom fries" as late as 2015!) TestosteronePoisoning (see "I Wanna Talk About Me", "Who's Your Daddy?", "She's a Hottie", etc.,all of which would almost certainly be labelled as "bro-country" if they were released in TheNewTens), booze (nearly every single from "Red Solo Cup" onward), or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the utter incompetence of his label]].

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* Music/TobyKeith was a big name in CountryMusic for many years. His 1993 debut single "Should've Been a Cowboy" was one of the biggest country hits of TheNineties, and his first four albums for various divisions of Creator/MercuryRecords were all uniformly successful in sales and singles. successful. But in 1998, after a label dispute, he quit Mercury rejected an album he had submitted to them except for two songs, which were put on a GreatestHitsAlbum, and asked him for more material. When they rejected more of his material, he ended his contract with Mercury in 1999 and signed with then-newly established the then-new Creator/DreamWorks Records, whose Nashville branch was headed by his producer James Stroud. When his first release for His second [=DreamWorks=] ("When Love Fades") was DOA, he insisted that it be withdrawn for single, "How Do You Like Me Now?!", which Now?!" went on to become the biggest country hit of 2000 and 2000, spending five weeks at #1 on the country airplay charts while also becoming his first Top 40 hit on the Hot 100. He ended up releasing five albums for [=DreamWorks=] between 1999 and 2005, with all five producing a near-endless string of smash hits (such as the Music/WillieNelson duet "Beer for My Horses") and, for the first time in his career, multi-platinum sales.\\\
sales. The increase in hits was not without controversy, however, as some noticed that Toby seemed to be opting fans derided him for macho, blustery up-tempos such beginning to include more macho posturing in his material (such as "How Do You Like Me Now?!" and the CountryRap "I Wanna Talk About Me", and he received much vitriol for the politically-charged Me"). He also inspired further divisiveness with his [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror post-9/11 release]] "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)", a [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror post-9/11]] release that which some felt was too over-the-top in its PatrioticFervor (and the subject of a feud with Natalie Maines of the Music/DixieChicks). When [=DreamWorks=] Records closed in 2005, Despite this, he remained a major draw at radio, and seamlessly moved to his independent own Show Dog label.label when [=DreamWorks=] shuttered in fall 2005.\\\
But after a while, his radio momentum began to slow, as he was tending to cut his singles' chart runs short in order to release one album per year -- a move that made no sense in an era where the singles charts move much slower than they did in TheNineties. It didn't help that he Nor was making some he helping himself by choosing questionable single choices to begin with, singles such as leading off ''Bullets in the Gun'' with the widely panned novelty songs "She's a Hottie", "Every Dog Has Its Day", and "Trailerhood". Despite his fortunes fading slightly at radio, he was still a big moneymaker thanks to the Show Dog label, label (which merged with the existing Universal South label to become Show Dog-Universal), a line of mezcal, and the restaurant chain Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill. He seemed to hit a new peak high in 2011 with "Red Solo Cup", which was not originally intended as a single but quickly went viral due to its quirky and cameo-heavy music video, netting him his highest entry on the Hot 100. However, his momentum quickly fizzled out after that, as he chose to release a set of alcohol-themed singles after that in hopes of keeping recapturing the "Cup" momentum alive.same magic that "Solo" did. This culminated in his album ''35 MPH Town'' producing his worst-performing streak of hit singles to date, and its followup never even materializing due to its intended lead single fizzling out entirely.\\\
Meanwhile, I Love This Bar & Grill was coming unraveled due to [[http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/consumers/2015/09/30/toby-keiths-love-bar-and-grill-closings-lawsuits-and-liens-raise-questions-across-country/71916554/ a myriad of franchise issues]], causing many locations to close and many more planned locations to stop construction abruptly. The Show Dog-Universal merger only seemed to drag down Universal South's existing roster of artists (although both Joe Nichols and Randy Houser rebounded when they moved to Broken Bow Records), artists, while completely failing to get a hit out of any other artist due to InvisibleAdvertising and poor promotion, single choices, and constant delaying choices resulted in nearly every other Show Dog act withering on the vine. As of albums. TheNewTens, Toby himself is now seen as a punchline about [[{{Eagleland}} cartoonishly overblown patriotism]] (not helped when he kept going back to the America well so many times with "American Soldier", "American Ride", and "Made in America" -- nor by such things as his restaurant chain unironically calling its French fries "freedom fries" as late as 2015!) TestosteronePoisoning (see "I Wanna Talk About Me", "Who's Your Daddy?", "She's a Hottie", etc.,all of which would almost certainly be labelled as "bro-country" if they were released in TheNewTens), booze (nearly every single from "Red Solo Cup" onward), or [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the utter incompetence of his label]].
6th Dec '17 7:19:56 PM Twentington
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* The "Class of '89" ushered in a new generation of country music, when acts such as Music/AlanJackson, Music/GarthBrooks, and Music/ClintBlack brought a new sound that blended traditional sounds (which were [[PopularityPolynomial starting to come back in vogue]] after the ''Film/UrbanCowboy'' era thanks to Music/RandyTravis, Music/GeorgeStrait, etc.) with a slicker, more commercial approach that satisfied the traditionalists (mostly) while freshening up the genre for a younger generation. While the "Class of '89" acts are not themselves examples by any means, they did create two examples of this trope by association:
** Many of the "Class of '89" acts were younger men in cowboy hats and pressed suits, which caused many new artists in TheNineties to [[FollowTheLeader adopt a similar image]]. While some were heralded as fine traditionalists, other were [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks derided as copycats of the A-listers]], and "hat act" came to be a derogatory term. The craze died off in the late '90s as country shifted back to a greater pop influence. Pretty much the only former "hat acts" who survived unscathed were Music/KennyChesney and Music/TimMcGraw, both of whom [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]] into more distinctive and substantial artists, thus keeping their careers alive well into TheNewTens. Meanwhile, Rhett Akins moved from a Z-level "hat act" to become a popular songwriter in the mid-late 2000s, in addition to supporting [[Music/ThomasRhett his far more successful son]].

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* The "Class of '89" ushered in a new generation of country music, when acts such as Music/AlanJackson, Music/GarthBrooks, and Music/ClintBlack brought a new sound that blended traditional sounds (which were [[PopularityPolynomial starting to come back in vogue]] after the ''Film/UrbanCowboy'' era thanks to Music/RandyTravis, Music/GeorgeStrait, etc.) with a slicker, more commercial approach that satisfied the traditionalists (mostly) while freshening freshened up the genre for a younger generation.new generation of fans without fully abandoning traditional country values and sounds. While the "Class of '89" acts are not themselves examples by any means, they did create two examples of this trope by association:
** Many of the "Class of '89" acts were younger men in cowboy hats and pressed suits, which caused many new artists in TheNineties to [[FollowTheLeader adopt a similar image]]. While some were heralded as fine traditionalists, other reasonably well-received in their day, most were [[ItsTheSameSoItSucks derided as copycats of the A-listers]], and "hat act" came to be a derogatory term. The craze died off in the late '90s as country shifted back to a greater pop influence. Pretty much the only former "hat acts" who survived unscathed were Music/KennyChesney and Music/TimMcGraw, both of whom [[GrowingTheBeard grew the beard]] into more distinctive and substantial artists, thus keeping their careers alive well into TheNewTens. Meanwhile, Rhett Akins moved from a Z-level also escaped the "hat act" to become era by reinventing himself as a popular songwriter in the mid-late 2000s, 2010s, in addition to supporting [[Music/ThomasRhett fostering the career of his far more successful son]].son, Music/ThomasRhett.
3rd Dec '17 4:20:14 PM twilicorn
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* Music/DrowningPool's debut single "Bodies" was a big hit on rock radio, peaking at #6 on Active Rock and #12 on Alternative. The song proved to be hugely memetic, quickly becoming the band's SignatureSong and being featured in countless TV shows, movies, video games, sporting and pro wrestling events, and commercials. However, the song very quickly came to be overused in [=AMVs=], Notepad tutorials, and Windows Movie Maker videos, a result of it being featured as part of Website/YouTube's [=AudioSwap=] library, which also included other singles from Wind-Up Records artists. Even worse, however, was the controversy surrounding the song, with its chorus of "let the bodies hit the floor" and its connection to a number of high-profile crimes. The song was repeatedly played [[EnhancedInterrogationTechniques to torture inmates]] at Guantanamo Bay, in 2003 a teenager shot his parents dead while listening to "Bodies", and most infamously, in 2011 Jared Loughner had uploaded a video set to "Bodies" of him burning the American flag before going on a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Originally written as a mosh-pit anthem, "Bodies" very quickly came to be viewed as a [[MurderBallad mass murder anthem]] instead, and while Drowning Pool themselves condemned the Tucson shooting, their chart success slid down the drain until their 2016 album ''Hellelujah'' completely missed the ''Billboard'' 200.

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* Music/DrowningPool's debut single "Bodies" was a big hit on rock radio, peaking at #6 on Active Rock and #12 on Alternative. The song proved to be hugely memetic, quickly becoming the band's SignatureSong and being featured in countless TV shows, movies, video games, sporting and pro wrestling events, and commercials. However, the song very quickly came to be overused in [=AMVs=], Notepad tutorials, and Windows Movie Maker videos, a result of it being featured as part of Website/YouTube's [=AudioSwap=] library, which also included other singles from Wind-Up Records artists. Even worse, however, was the controversy surrounding the song, with its chorus of "let the bodies hit the floor" and its connection to a number of high-profile crimes. The song was repeatedly played [[EnhancedInterrogationTechniques to torture inmates]] at Guantanamo Bay, in 2003 a teenager shot his parents dead while listening to "Bodies", and most infamously, in 2011 Jared Loughner had uploaded a video set to "Bodies" of him burning the American flag before going on a mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona. The song was also included in [=iHeartMedia=]'s (then Clear Channel) list of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Clear_Channel_memorandum "lyrically questionable" songs]] that was given out to their radio stations after 9/11. Originally written as a mosh-pit anthem, "Bodies" very quickly came to be viewed as a [[MurderBallad mass murder anthem]] instead, and while Drowning Pool themselves condemned the Tucson shooting, their chart success slid down the drain until their 2016 album ''Hellelujah'' completely missed the ''Billboard'' 200.
3rd Dec '17 4:03:34 PM twilicorn
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Unfortunately, as more attention was placed on her, the more the public began to notice her flaws. Her ongoing feud with the similarly-named Music/AzealiaBanks (who herself would end up being OvershadowedByControversy due to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment things that we really don't need to talk about]]) reached ridiculous levels, she was being accused of [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy cultural appropriation]], and her aforementioned tweets got more attention from the public. Not helping matters was her complete inability to freestyle, which she showed on live television, and the revelation that "Fancy"'s massive success was due to [[AdoredByTheNetwork the media's attempt to turn her]] [[WolverinePublicity into the new face of hip-hop]] (Creator/ClearChannel [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/07/15/clear-channels-on-the-verge-program-helped-make-iggy-azalea-a-star-heres-how-it-works/ forced their stations to play the song at least 150 times a week]]). It also gave a bad impression to people when she was starting to be marketed more as a pop star than an actual rapper. In addition, it later emerged that she [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IosP8iSnwNk didn't originally rap]], but instead ''sang'', and likely switched to rapping due to how bad she was at singing, making some question her claims that she moved to America to be a rapper. By that point, the hatred was beginning to catch on with the mainstream. Whereas Minaj has managed to maintain a consistently successful career despite also being well-hated by many, Azalea began to show real signs of trouble starting with, fittingly enough, her single "Trouble" featuring Jennifer Hudson, which failed to chart beyond #67. Her cameo and song appearances in the otherwise well-liked ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' were also criticized. The real kicker was "Pretty Girls", her collaboration with Music/BritneySpears, which flopped hard despite being hyped as the "next song to tear up the ''Hot 100''", the general consensus being that it was a [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks boring retread of "Fancy"]] (a complaint also held against "Beg for It"). Apparently, the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative oddly-specific style]] of "electro-hip-pop songs with music videos homaging chick flicks" could only be done so many times before it got stale. Soon afterwards, it was announced that her ''Great Escape'' concert tour, which was to be her first tour as an arena-sized act, was cancelled for "unknown reasons" (read: only a third of tickets were being sold).\\\

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Unfortunately, as more attention was placed on her, the more the public began to notice her flaws. Her ongoing feud with the similarly-named Music/AzealiaBanks (who herself would end up being OvershadowedByControversy due to [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment things that we really don't need to talk about]]) reached ridiculous levels, she was being accused of her near-overblown [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy Pretty Fly For A White Gal]] persona earned her accusations of cultural appropriation]], appropriation, and her aforementioned tweets got more attention from the public. Not helping matters was her complete inability to freestyle, which she showed on live television, and the revelation that "Fancy"'s massive success was due to [[AdoredByTheNetwork the media's attempt to turn her]] [[WolverinePublicity into the new face of hip-hop]] (Creator/ClearChannel [[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/07/15/clear-channels-on-the-verge-program-helped-make-iggy-azalea-a-star-heres-how-it-works/ forced their stations to play the song at least 150 times a week]]). It also gave a bad impression to people when she was starting to be marketed more as a pop star than an actual rapper. In addition, it later emerged that she [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IosP8iSnwNk didn't originally rap]], but instead ''sang'', and likely switched to rapping due to how bad she was at singing, making some question her claims that she moved to America to be a rapper. By that point, the hatred was beginning to catch on with the mainstream. Whereas Minaj has managed to maintain a consistently successful career despite also being well-hated by many, Azalea began to show real signs of trouble starting with, fittingly enough, her single "Trouble" featuring Jennifer Hudson, which failed to chart beyond #67. Her cameo and song appearances in the otherwise well-liked ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Furious 7]]'' were also criticized. The real kicker was "Pretty Girls", her collaboration with Music/BritneySpears, which flopped hard despite being hyped as the "next song to tear up the ''Hot 100''", the general consensus being that it was a [[ItsTheSameNowItSucks boring retread of "Fancy"]] (a complaint also held against "Beg for It"). Apparently, the [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative oddly-specific style]] of "electro-hip-pop songs with music videos homaging chick flicks" could only be done so many times before it got stale. Soon afterwards, it was announced that her ''Great Escape'' concert tour, which was to be her first tour as an arena-sized act, was cancelled for "unknown reasons" (read: only a third of tickets were being sold).\\\
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* An offshoot of crunk, {{crunkcore}}, is also firmly Deader Than Disco, maybe even more than its parent genre itself. It developed in the late 2000s as [[GenreRoulette a fusion between]] crunk and the vocal styles of screamo; many crunkcore bands, however, did not scream and often just combined the crunk atmosphere with scene fashion and pop melodies. Bands like Music/{{Millionaires}}, Music/BrokeNCYDE, 3OH!3, Family Force 5 (notably combining crunkcore with [[ChristianRock modern Christian themes]]) and Blood on the Dance Floor helped popularize the genre. They also gained ''massive'' criticism, for not only carrying the same misogynistic IntercourseWithYou themes as regular crunk, but for their ''even more'' annoying vocal and image style. Crunkcore died out just as immediately as it got popular, and while many of these bands continue to exist, they [[GenreShift changed their sound]] to abandon crunkcore completely.

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* An offshoot of crunk, {{crunkcore}}, is also firmly Deader Than Disco, maybe even more than its parent genre itself. It developed in the late 2000s as [[GenreRoulette [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly a fusion between]] crunk and the vocal styles of screamo; many crunkcore bands, however, did not scream and often just combined the crunk atmosphere with scene fashion and pop melodies. Bands like Music/{{Millionaires}}, Music/BrokeNCYDE, 3OH!3, Family Force 5 (notably combining crunkcore with [[ChristianRock modern Christian themes]]) and Blood on the Dance Floor helped popularize the genre. They also gained ''massive'' criticism, for not only carrying the same misogynistic IntercourseWithYou themes as regular crunk, but for their ''even more'' annoying vocal and image style. Crunkcore died out just as immediately as it got popular, and while many of these bands continue to exist, they [[GenreShift changed their sound]] to abandon crunkcore completely.
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