History DeaderThanDisco / Music

6th Dec '16 7:54:52 AM KizunaTallis
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* The animated character "Crazy Frog", former mascot of German music and cellphone company Jamster, was everywhere in Europe early in TheNoughties. The character was a male frog-like creature with a high-pitched voice who sang various songs and sometimes making weird sounds and gibberish. He was so popular that he gained his own set of video games and a few arcade cabinets. However by the mid [=2000s=], the character started gaining a lot of dislike from the public and resulted in Jamster having to retire the character in early 2007 and ended up getting replaced with Music/{{Schnuffel}}, the company's current mascot who has gained more positive reaction with the public. The character even made a cameo in WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball [[TakeThat where it gets chased by a group of angry animals.]]

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* The animated character "Crazy Frog", former mascot of German music and cellphone company Jamster, was everywhere in Europe early in TheNoughties. The character was a male frog-like creature with a high-pitched voice who sang various songs and sometimes making weird sounds and gibberish. He was so popular that he gained his own set of video games and a few arcade cabinets. However by the mid [=2000s=], the character started gaining a lot of dislike from the public and resulted in Jamster having to retire the character in early 2007 and ended up getting replaced with Music/{{Schnuffel}}, the company's current mascot who has gained more positive reaction with the public. The character even made a cameo in WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' [[TakeThat where it gets chased by a group of angry animals.]]



However, throughout 2013 and 2014, stories began to emerge that his sleazy creep persona ''wasn't'' all an act, and after getting proof in the form of a Tumblr post with rape survivors holding up cards with their rapists' quotes on them that eerily echo "Blurred Lines", and a photo taken in an elevator with mirrored walls showed him groping a female fan, Patton finally left him. His follow-up album ''Paula'', as the name implies, was a transparent, desperate, and somewhat depressing attempt to win her back, only digging him further down, while a Website/{{Twitter}} Q&A went haywire fast when Thicke was inundated with angry messages. The trust between Thicke and his female fans was broken, potentially irreparably, and ''Paula'' bombed with only 24,000 copies sold in the US in its first week (compared to 177,000 for his debut) and international numbers even worse (only 550 copies in Canada, 530 in the UK, and ''158 in Australia''. The album that took the place of #500 in Australian charts instead of ''Paula''? [[HumiliationConga A greatest hits compilation]] by Music/{{Blondie}}, which sold 15''9'' units). By the summer of 2014, Thicke's name is more synonymous with "that rape-y song" than anything else, with few people defending the UnfortunateImplications of "Blurred Lines" anymore. Of course, music is a business with [[CareerResurrection "never say never"]] as a mantra, but for him to recover from falling that far that fast would take nothing short of a miracle at that point. More news arose with the allegations that he copied his signature song from Music/MarvinGaye, which proved to be true, and in March 2015, Thicke and Pharrell lost the lawsuit and were forced to pay Gaye's descendants $7.5 million due to the jury finding that "Blurred Lines" infringed the rights of "Got to Give It Up". in August 2016, Thicke and his featured artists on "Blurred Lines" [[http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7494625/blurred-lines-appeal-gets-support-from-more-than-200 announced that they would appeal the settlement against the Gaye estate]]. Despite support from artists who are far from DTD status, this is unlikely to repair Thicke's reputation. Today, most of the R&B and urban stations that he had been a staple of for over a decade have dropped him from the airwaves, or at least significantly downplayed his presence. Even airplay of his mega-hit nowadays is sporadic as the UnfortunateImplications and infringement of the song have become its most famous aspect. It's likely he'll be seen as an OldShame for many of his former fans, and for those who actually liked "Blurred Lines" at the height of its popularity (what also doesn't help is WeirdAlYankovic's parody "Word Crimes" to the relief from fans of Mandatory Fun). What truly solidified his DeaderThanDisco status was in 2015, where rap superstar Music/FloRida attempted to breathe some life into his career by having him sing in his summer jam "I Don't Like It, I Love It". Not only did it not help revive his career, but he brought the song down as well. It spent what felt like forever at the bottom of the charts, only fall just short of the Top 40 at ''#43'', before subsequently plummeting downward. Comparing that to Rida's other two singles from the ''My House'' EP ("G.D.F.R." and the TitleTrack), which had no problems reaching the Top 10, you'll see why it failed to be a hit. The final nail was "Back Together" featuring Music/NickiMinaj, which tried to throw back the disco sounds of "Blurred Lines", only to fail to get any traction whatsoever. While other similar R&B crossover stars with a single pop hit like John Legend and Pharrell Williams remain iconic examples of R&B in TheNewTens, Thicke is seen as a quintessential OneHitWonder to most of the general public.

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However, throughout 2013 and 2014, stories began to emerge that his sleazy creep persona ''wasn't'' all an act, and after getting proof in the form of a Tumblr post with rape survivors holding up cards with their rapists' quotes on them that eerily echo echoed "Blurred Lines", and a photo taken in an elevator with mirrored walls showed him groping a female fan, Patton finally left him. His follow-up album ''Paula'', as the name implies, was a transparent, desperate, and somewhat depressing attempt to win her back, only digging him further down, while a Website/{{Twitter}} Q&A went haywire fast when Thicke was inundated with angry messages. The trust between Thicke and his female fans was broken, potentially irreparably, and ''Paula'' bombed with only 24,000 copies sold in the US in its first week (compared to 177,000 for his debut) and international numbers even worse (only 550 copies in Canada, 530 in the UK, and ''158 in Australia''. The album that took the place of #500 in Australian charts instead of ''Paula''? [[HumiliationConga A greatest hits compilation]] by Music/{{Blondie}}, which sold 15''9'' units). By the summer of 2014, Thicke's name is became more synonymous with "that rape-y rapey song" than anything else, with few people defending the UnfortunateImplications of "Blurred Lines" anymore. Of course, music is a business with [[CareerResurrection "never say never"]] as a mantra, but anymore.\\\
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for him to recover from falling that far that fast would take nothing short of a miracle at that point. More news arose Thicke with the allegations that he copied his signature song from Music/MarvinGaye, which proved to be true, and in March 2015, Thicke and collaborator Pharrell Williams (who managed to escape this status) lost the lawsuit and were forced to pay Gaye's descendants $7.5 million due to the jury finding that "Blurred Lines" infringed the rights of "Got to Give It Up". in In August 2016, Thicke and his featured artists on "Blurred Lines" [[http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/7494625/blurred-lines-appeal-gets-support-from-more-than-200 announced that they would appeal the settlement against the Gaye estate]]. Despite support from artists who are far from DTD status, this is unlikely to repair Thicke's reputation. Today, most of the R&B and urban stations that he had been a staple of for over a decade have dropped him from the airwaves, or at least significantly downplayed his presence. Even airplay of his mega-hit nowadays is sporadic as the UnfortunateImplications and infringement of the song have become its most famous aspect. It's likely he'll be seen as an OldShame for many of his former fans, and for those who actually liked "Blurred Lines" at the height of its popularity (what also doesn't help is WeirdAlYankovic's parody "Word Crimes" to the relief from fans of Mandatory Fun). What truly solidified his DeaderThanDisco status was in 2015, where rap superstar Music/FloRida attempted to breathe some life into his career by having him sing in his summer jam "I Don't Like It, I Love It". Not only did it not help revive his career, but he brought the song down as well. It spent what felt like forever at the bottom of the charts, only fall just short of the Top 40 at ''#43'', before subsequently plummeting downward. Comparing that to Rida's other two singles from the ''My House'' EP ("G.D.F.R." and the TitleTrack), which had no problems reaching the Top 10, you'll see why it failed to be a hit. The final nail was "Back Together" featuring Music/NickiMinaj, which tried to throw back the disco sounds of "Blurred Lines", only to fail to get any traction whatsoever. While other similar R&B crossover stars with a single pop hit like John Legend and Pharrell Williams remain iconic examples of R&B in TheNewTens, Thicke is seen as a quintessential OneHitWonder to most of the general public.
public. Of course, [[CareerResurrection "never say never"]] is the mantra of the entertainment industry, but for him to recover from falling that far that fast would take nothing short of a miracle at this point.
14th Nov '16 10:31:09 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The revolving door of female pop-rockers in the early-mid '00s that included Avril Lavigne continued with Music/AshleeSimpson. She was billed as an [[DarkerAndEdgier edgier]] version of her big sister Music/{{Jessica|Simpson}}, and was expected to follow her and Lavigne's footsteps to become a major pop star. Her first album, ''Autobiography'', went triple platinum. Then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RrLAgi_mBY her disastrous performance]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in October 2004, where she was [[ThatSyncingFeeling caught lip-syncing]] when her band started playing the wrong song, followed by an embarrassing "hoe-down" when she [[OhCrap realized what was happening]] lowered people's opinions of her, though she still had three more hit songs following the incident. Then that was followed by an equally disastrous half-time performance at the Orange Bowl a few months later (in which she ''was'' singing live, [[DreadfulMusician and it showed]]), Ashlee's music career was all but over. Her following album, 2005's ''I Am Me'', sold far less than ''Autobiography'' and didn't even reach the platinum mark, and she only released one more album after that, the commercial bomb ''Bittersweet World'' in 2008. She's had a bit more success as an actress, playing Violet Foster on the short-lived ''Series/MelrosePlace'' SequelSeries and Roxie Hart in Broadway and West End productions of ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'', but when she's brought up today (outside the tabloids), it's usually in the same breath as Music/MilliVanilli, as the punchline of jokes about lip-syncing and manufactured pop stars.

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* The revolving door of female pop-rockers in the early-mid '00s that included Avril Lavigne continued with Music/AshleeSimpson. She was billed as an [[DarkerAndEdgier edgier]] version of her big sister Music/{{Jessica|Simpson}}, Music/{{Jessica|Simpson}} (she dyed her hair black! And she played rock!), and was expected to follow her and Lavigne's footsteps to become a major pop star. Her first album, ''Autobiography'', went triple platinum. Then came [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RrLAgi_mBY her disastrous performance]] on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in October 2004, where she was [[ThatSyncingFeeling caught lip-syncing]] when her band started playing the wrong song, followed by an embarrassing "hoe-down" when she [[OhCrap realized what was happening]] lowered people's opinions of her, though happening]]. While she still had three more hit songs following the incident. Then that incident, her image was followed badly tarnished. Matters were only made worse by an equally disastrous half-time performance at the Orange Bowl a few months later (in later, in which she ''was'' singing live, live -- [[DreadfulMusician and it showed]]), Ashlee's showed]].\\\
Together, the two concert debacles created the impression that Ashlee couldn't actually sing without studio help, and her
music career was all but over. Her following album, 2005's ''I Am Me'', sold far less than ''Autobiography'' and didn't even reach the platinum mark, and she only released one more album after that, the commercial bomb ''Bittersweet World'' in 2008. She's had a bit more success as an actress, playing Violet Foster on the short-lived ''Series/MelrosePlace'' SequelSeries and Roxie Hart in Broadway and West End productions of ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'', ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'' while mostly abandoning the punk image of her days as a pop star, but when she's brought up today (outside the tabloids), it's usually in the same breath as Music/MilliVanilli, as the punchline of jokes about lip-syncing and manufactured pop stars.
30th Oct '16 12:42:35 PM Twentington
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* When it was released in 2000, "The Christmas Shoes" by the ChristianRock band [=NewSong=] became a massive crossover hit with secular listeners, topping the Adult Contemporary chart in the US and reaching #42 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. The song received cover versions and a novelization that was adapted into a MadeForTVMovie. These days, it frequently shows up on lists of the worst Christmas songs of all time, mainly for its {{glurge}}-y lyrics that paint a very twisted portrait of the TrueMeaningOfChristmas (which Creator/PattonOswalt devoted [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq10bz3PxyY a stand-up routine]] to tearing apart and making fun of). Because of the song's reputation, the song gets rarely played nowadays on radio stations during the holidays, [[EveryoneHasStandards not even on Christian radio]].

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* When it was released in 2000, "The Christmas Shoes" by the ChristianRock band [=NewSong=] became a massive crossover hit with secular listeners, topping the Adult Contemporary chart in the US and US, reaching #42 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. 100, and hitting #31 on the CountryMusic charts. The song received cover versions also had a CoverVersion by 3 of Hearts that also hit the country music charts in late 2001-early 2002, and a novelization that was adapted into a MadeForTVMovie. These days, it frequently shows up on lists of the worst Christmas songs of all time, mainly for its {{glurge}}-y lyrics that paint a very twisted portrait of the TrueMeaningOfChristmas (which Creator/PattonOswalt devoted [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq10bz3PxyY a stand-up routine]] to tearing apart and making fun of). Because of the song's reputation, the song gets rarely played nowadays on radio stations during the holidays, [[EveryoneHasStandards not even on Christian or Country radio]].
28th Sep '16 3:29:58 PM lledsmar
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* Liberace, the flamboyant piano player, was one of the most popular and highest paid music performers of TheFifties. He was especially popular among teenage girls, who [[{{Squee}} swooned]] over him the way their big sisters used to swoon over the young Music/FrankSinatra. His popularity extended well into TheSixties, as a pleasant alternative to [[RockAndRoll rock 'n' roll]]. Most popular non-rock and non-Creator/{{Motown}} music performers of the '50s and '60s are forgotten today, but not Liberace, oh no. He's still remembered, all right... as a ridiculously {{camp}} figure, a joke on that era's cluelessness of his ''[[TransparentCloset obvious]]'' [[TransparentCloset closet homosexuality]] ("I wish my brother George was here" was featured on some LooneyTunes cartoons). If a character refers to Liberace (''[[Film/{{Superman}} Superman II]]'', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''), they're AmbiguouslyGay. What's more, his legacy in [[ValuesDissonance modern times]] suffers on account of the fact that he was, during his life, [[ArmouredClosetGay very adamant]] about [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday denying that he was gay]], giving him a PeripheryHatedom in today's LGBT community. To be fair, being openly gay back then was tantamount to career suicide, but even after his death in 1987, his estate and personal physician went through great efforts to cover up the fact that he died from AIDS-related complications. His fall from grace appeared complete when his Las Vegas museum closed due to waning popularity in TheNewTens.

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* Liberace, the flamboyant piano player, was one of the most popular and highest paid music performers of TheFifties. He was especially popular among teenage girls, who [[{{Squee}} swooned]] over him the way their big sisters used to swoon over the young Music/FrankSinatra. His popularity extended well into TheSixties, as a pleasant alternative to [[RockAndRoll rock 'n' roll]]. Most popular non-rock and non-Creator/{{Motown}} music performers of the '50s and '60s are forgotten today, but not Liberace, oh no. He's still remembered, all right... as a ridiculously {{camp}} figure, a joke on that era's cluelessness of his ''[[TransparentCloset obvious]]'' [[TransparentCloset closet homosexuality]] ("I wish my brother George was here" was featured referenced on some LooneyTunes cartoons). If a character refers to Liberace (''[[Film/{{Superman}} Superman II]]'', ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''), they're AmbiguouslyGay. What's more, his legacy in [[ValuesDissonance modern times]] suffers on account of the fact that he was, during his life, [[ArmouredClosetGay very adamant]] about [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday denying that he was gay]], giving him a PeripheryHatedom in today's LGBT community. To be fair, being openly gay back then was tantamount to career suicide, but even after his death in 1987, his estate and personal physician went through great efforts to cover up the fact that he died from AIDS-related complications. His fall from grace appeared complete when his Las Vegas museum closed due to waning popularity in TheNewTens.
27th Sep '16 7:43:21 AM HighCrate
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* English singer Natalia Kills released two albums in the 2010s that flopped, but singles like "Mirrors" and "Wonderland" did decently in European countries outside of her native United Kingdom, and she seemed to be steadily gaining hype and future fame. She opened for many popular acts, married labelmate Willy Moon, and became a judge on the New Zealand version of ''Series/TheXFactor'' in March 2015. Then her small career came crashing to a halt when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMpx9GPfdoY this happened]] on one episode; Natalia berated contestant Joe Irvine simply because he wore a suit, and somehow [[SmallNameBigEgo that made him a copycat of her husband]] (Willy even proceeded to compare Irvine to [[Film/{{Psycho}} Norman Bates]]). Although Irvine took it in stride, and judge Melanie Blatt responded by saying Irvine was dressed better than Moon, the damage was done. A petition to get them sacked from the show gained 70,000 signatures in only 24 hours and they were dumped the next day, while Natalia was forced to change her stage name back to birthname Teddy Sinclair and flee her country. She now works as a songwriter, but it's extremely unlikely she'll shake off being forever known as "that girl who bullied an ''X Factor'' contestant", especially in countries like the U.S. where [[PopCultureIsolation she was known for almost nothing else beforehand]].\\
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Moon's career hasn't fared much better, as he was already known only for the UK top 30 hit "Yeah Yeah" and for that song appearing in an iPod commercial, but the incident all but assured his status as a OneHitWonder. While Moon's backlash wasn't as hard-hitting as Kills', it still was enough to bury his career alive.



** As [[http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/10/ashlee-simpson-snl-10-years-later/381800/ this article]] in ''The Atlantic'' explains, Ashlee's ''SNL'' mishap also marked the moment when the wheels started coming off of the Simpson family dynasty. At the time, Music/JessicaSimpson had a RealityTV hit in ''Series/NewlywedsNickAndJessica'' with her husband, ex-[=98°=] singer Nick Lachey, and even though her music career was fading, she was fast becoming one of the pioneers of the reality TV subgenre known as "celebreality". After ''SNL'', however, the Simpson family seemed to be hit with nothing but misfortune. Nick and Jessica broke up in 2005, and Jessica's subsequent relationship with [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Dallas Cowboys]] quarterback Tony Romo earned a YokoOhNo reaction from Cowboys fans who blamed her for Romo's ensuing poor performance. Meanwhile, their father and manager, former youth pastor Joe Simpson, got in hot water for comments he made about Jessica's breasts, and later split with his wife Tina amid rumors that he was gay. While Jessica now runs a very successful fashion company, the perception of her family has gone from some of the most famous people in the world to a BigScrewedUpFamily if they're even remembered today.
* Music/TilaTequila was once popular, though not as much as most of the other examples on this page. She was well known not only for her music, but also for her reality TV show and her modeling. However, by the 2010's, she became more famous for her conspiracy theories and [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} strange behavior]] (such as admiring Adolf Hitler) than her music, which itself has fallen into obscurity, and she has a small but brewing {{hatedom}} to this day.



%%* When British BoyBand Music/OneDirection finished third on ''Series/TheXFactor'' in 2010, many people touted them as the next big phenomenon to take over the country. It worked, and they quickly became a hot commodity in the UK. But ''nobody'' anticipated what would happen next. Their popularity spread all throughout Europe, to Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and South America. All that was left was to take over the U.S., but with American success having eluded all previous boy bands from the British Isles (i.e. Music/TakeThat, Boyzone, and Westlife), not to mention Music/JustinBieber still having a stranglehold on the teen idol market, it was doubtful at best. Alas, they didn't break through that glass ceiling. Rather, they completely blew the ceiling into smithereens (a rise comparable only to Music/TheBeatles) and started rapidly approaching Bieber's level of popularity. Their debut album flew up to #1 in its first week and sold over 175,000 copies, going on to sell more than ''two million'' copies in the U.S. alone, and "What Makes You Beautiful" became one of the most ubiquitous radio hits of 2012. 1D became so enormously popular that they re-ignited the boy band wave and inspired [[Music/TheWanted numerous]] [[Series/BigTimeRush existing groups]] to start challenging for their throne -- so popular, in fact, that these rival groups quickly found themselves being [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomped to the ground by them]]. Perhaps the only people more excited about 1D's breakthrough than the Directioners was the Bieber {{Hatedom}}, who after ''two years'' of suffering through "Bieber fever", were ready to see him finally be overthrown.\\\
The best has yet to come for One Direction, however. A relatively equal 1D-Bieber rivalry was expected, but suddenly the latter's fans started to leave in droves to throw their support on the former, and things started to look a little lopsided. The reason for this exodus was pretty clear: aside from the five-on-one advantage they had over him, British people are generally seen by Americans as more sophisticated and stylish than Canadians, so it made 1D naturally more charming. Even when Bieber was popular, he always had a sense of vulnerability due to his hatedom's consistent attacks. 1D, on the other hand, avoided that problem. Much of the PeripheryHatedom that 1D would have normally gotten instead focused their energy on ensuring Bieber's career firmly went into this status, now that he didn't have as strong a shield to defend himself. Thus, ironically enough, the unstoppable force of a teen idol that people feared Bieber would become and tried to extinguish ultimately came in the form of One Direction. At various fan-voted awards ceremonies and contests, while Bieber had a hit-and-miss winning record, 1D rarely, if ever, lost such awards, managing to stay undefeated for three years at the Teen Choice Awards, for example. 1D started to accomplish many things that Bieber couldn't; they held a number-one album streak for four albums (Bieberís six #1s include a Christmas album, an acoustic release, and a tie-in to his movie, and he had a few other top 10s that never went #1; all four of 1Dís were regular studio albums and they had no side releases), topped the box office with their concert movie (although Bieberís made more money, it was blocked by an Creator/AdamSandler comedy released the same weekend), had the second-most subscribed YouTube VEVO channel for three years before finally dethroning Rihanna, and had two stadium tours (while Bieber has never made it out of arenas). As Bieber continued to commit career suicide via his irresponsible behavior throughout 2013 and 2014 and be burned alive in the public opinion, he just continued losing more fans that 1D quickly scooped up.\\\
By 2015, their popularity has rubbed off on a number of other acts, like frequent collaborator and songwriter Music/EdSheeran, the American version of ''Series/TheXFactor'' and subsequently its breakout GirlGroup Music/FifthHarmony, and the only other boy band to have any success during the new tens: two-time openers and close allies Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer. Unfortunately, fatigue was already starting to show: their fourth lead single "Steal My Girl" missed the top 10, peaking at an underwhelming #13; their album ''Four'' saw a 30% drop in its opening week sales from ''Midnight Memories'', and while it still went platinum, it took half a year to make it there (unlike ''Home'' and ''Memories'' reaching the status in five weeks) and didn't go much further than that. Then came March 25, when member Zayn Malik announced his departure from the group. Although this got plenty of mainstream publicity, it was a sign that the sun was about to set on their career. With 1D at the forefront of people's minds, the Bieber hatedom started to realize the "monster" that grew behind their backs until it was too late to stop them. The rest of the year wasn't better - ticket sales and social media activity was down from before, and their historic 19-0 winning streak at the Teen Choice Awards was snapped by Music/SuperJunior. Not helping them was the fact that many of their fans were getting older and growing out of the boy band phase, and other teen idols, such as Shawn Mendes, Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, and the aforementioned 5SOS, were starting to crack into 1D's monopoly and taking over some of their younger demographic. But perhaps the most surprising factor in their decline was none other than Justin Bieber himself staging a CareerResurrection. With Bieber's music taking a mature turn, an association with more respected producers (including Music/{{Skrillex}} and Diplo), and him apologizing for his bad behavior, he won back many of his former fans and gained tons of new ones in the process. This culminated in their November 13, 2015 album showdown, in which, in a symbolic moment, Bieber ended their #1 album streak (he also took the VEVO subscriber record from them). One Direction's ''Made in the A.M.'' quickly slid down the charts, while Bieber's album ''Purpose'' went multi-platinum and had an extremely slow drop-off.\\\
Once 2015 ended, 1D went on an indefinite hiatus. While the group still has a big following even on their break, they are no longer the cultural juggernaut they used to be. Zayn (who dropped the "Malik") released his first solo single "Pillowtalk", which debuted at #1 and marking the first time any 1D member has been atop the Hot 100; while much of the song's success can be traced back to initial hype from the 1D fanbase, general audiences saw it as a shift away from them. Zayn has even publicly criticized how One Direction worked, citing his frustration with wanting more creative control in the band's material but being forced to put on a generic, kid-friendly performance, which sparked a small beef between him and manager Simon Cowell. When they were nominated for a Kids' Choice Award in 2016, nobody but their fans cared, with other bands' fans particularly frustrated (i.e. Fifth Harmony being robbed of a near-guaranteed victory; 5 Seconds of Summer not getting any recognition), and in the end, they had another winning record snapped when 5H pulled an upset. FaceOfTheBand Harry Styles later announced he was cutting ties with the group's management, effectively signaling a departure from the group and all but guaranteeing they're gone for good. Nowadays, when people talk about One Direction, it's often to make fun of their cheesy music, the members' quirky personalities, their fans being just as bad (if not worse) than Beliebers, their "perfect" run on top, or just being British. While One Direction's popularity may be looked upon more fondly when 2010s nostalgia starts to show up, until then they'll be thought of as nothing more than a lame fad that long overstayed its welcome.
* In the early '70s, the Osmonds were the biggest band on Earth: a truly commercial success that spawned both hit singles as well as a family TV show. They were even considered to be the main rival of Music/TheJacksonFive. Yet the band called it quits around 1973. Nowadays, while The Jackson Five continues to be popular even among younger listeners, the Osmond members not named Donny and Marie are forgotten by anyone who isn't old enough to remember the '70s. Seeing their bubblegum pop music is not exactly the greatest music around they are nothing but NostalgiaFilter for people from that generation. However, members Donny and Marie found later success as solo artists that are still remembered and beloved today.
* British boy band Music/TheWanted exploded onto the music scene in 2010 with their single "All Time Low". The song debuted at #1 on the UK charts and set the stage for the first big boy band sensation since Blue. Teenage girls went crazy over the fivesome, as they sold out arenas all over the country and a hugely successful debut album. 2011 proved to be even bigger, as they had a huge hit charity single for Red Nose Day and started to gain a following around the world. Even the emergence of a rival boy band in Music/OneDirection did little to slow their popularity down, as it only set the scene for what appeared to be the 21st century version of the Take That vs. East 17 or Boyzone vs. Westlife wars. In fact, the only thing that was left for The Wanted to do was conquer North America. Indeed, that's exactly what happened with their song "Glad You Came," which hit #3 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and became the highest charting song by a British boy band in history.\\
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But once 1D arrived stateside, the wheels began to fall apart. The Wanted's only major flaw at the time was that they were getting a little too old to be promoted as a boy band. This went by unnoticed until their newfound American fanbase realized that there was a nearly identical but younger and more charming group to like instead. Suddenly, The Wanted came off as a fading group of washed-up has-beens rather than a rising boy band. The Wanted's fans quickly flocked over to One Direction, and the fanbase they had left continued to wither away as reports of their bad attitudes came into light following reports of them hurling derogatory insults at celebrities like Christina Aguilera and the fact that they were using their egos to promote themselves rather than having their popularity grow naturally. As a result, while 1D's ''Up All Night'' exploded out of the gate and became one of the best-selling albums of the year, The Wanted's self-titled EP stumbled and collapsed down the charts in a flash. By the time they released their next single, "Chasing the Sun" (promoted with a VideoFullOfFilmClips from ''WesternAnimation/IceAgeContinentalDrift''), their international popularity was dead in the water.\\\
At least they had their original British fans left, right? Not exactly. One Direction's newfound global superstardom greatly heightened their domestic profile, and the two rivals were starting to look far less even. When reports about The Wanted's attitudes and their fans realizing their day in the sun was up, the British fanbase started to leave in droves. While "I Found You" was another big hit, it didn't do nearly as well as their old songs, and follow-ups did increasingly worse until "We Own the Night" barely made the top 10. Not helping matters was that The Wanted focused more on recapturing their American glory (even calling a song "Show Me Love (America)") than keeping their British fans happy. Additionally, their reality show, ''The Wanted Life'', was viewed as [[WereStillRelevantDammit a last-resort attempt to remain relevant]] and became one of the biggest flops in E! Network history. When they released their album ''Word of Mouth'' in 2013, consumers responded by making it a monumental worldwide flop (not helping was the fact that it contained many of their older songs). Sales were so bad that the group was quickly dropped from Island Records and broke up shortly afterwards. The Wanted are today almost completely forgotten even in their native UK, with any memories of them only being related to being "that 2010s British boy band who aren't One Direction." The youngest member, Nathan Sykes, has started to focus on his solo career. While fairly successful back home so far, notching two Top 20 singles, his success across the Atlantic has been limited exclusively to the dance charts.
26th Sep '16 4:18:39 PM lledsmar
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* The animated character "Crazy Frog" (Former mascot of German music and cellphone company Jamster) was everywhere in Europe early in TheNoughties]. The character was a male frog-like creature with a high-pitched voice who sang various songs and sometimes making weird sounds and gibberish. He was so popular that he gained his own set of video games and a few arcade cabinets. However by the mid [=2000s=], the character started gaining a lot of dislike from the public and resulted in Jamster having to retire the character in early 2007 and ended up getting replaced with Music/{{Schnuffel}}, the company's current mascot who has gained more positive reaction with the public. The character even made a cameo in WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball [[TakeThat where it gets chased by a group of angry animals.]]

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* The animated character "Crazy Frog" (Former Frog", former mascot of German music and cellphone company Jamster) Jamster, was everywhere in Europe early in TheNoughties].TheNoughties. The character was a male frog-like creature with a high-pitched voice who sang various songs and sometimes making weird sounds and gibberish. He was so popular that he gained his own set of video games and a few arcade cabinets. However by the mid [=2000s=], the character started gaining a lot of dislike from the public and resulted in Jamster having to retire the character in early 2007 and ended up getting replaced with Music/{{Schnuffel}}, the company's current mascot who has gained more positive reaction with the public. The character even made a cameo in WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball [[TakeThat where it gets chased by a group of angry animals.]]
26th Sep '16 4:17:39 PM lledsmar
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* The animated character "Crazy Frog" (Former mascot of German music and cellphone company Jamster) was everywhere in Europe in the early -=2000s=]. The character was a male frog-like creature with a high-pitched voice who sang various songs and sometimes making weird sounds and gibberish. He was so popular that he gained his own set of video games and a few arcade cabinets. However by the mid [=2000s=], the character started gaining a lot of dislike from the public and resulted in Jamster having to retire the character in early 2007 and ended up getting replaced with Music/{{Schnuffel}}, the company's current mascot who has gained more positive reaction with the public. The character even made a cameo in WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball [[TakeThat where it gets chased by a group of angry animals.]]

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* The animated character "Crazy Frog" (Former mascot of German music and cellphone company Jamster) was everywhere in Europe in the early -=2000s=].in TheNoughties]. The character was a male frog-like creature with a high-pitched voice who sang various songs and sometimes making weird sounds and gibberish. He was so popular that he gained his own set of video games and a few arcade cabinets. However by the mid [=2000s=], the character started gaining a lot of dislike from the public and resulted in Jamster having to retire the character in early 2007 and ended up getting replaced with Music/{{Schnuffel}}, the company's current mascot who has gained more positive reaction with the public. The character even made a cameo in WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball [[TakeThat where it gets chased by a group of angry animals.]]
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* "Sugar, Sugar" by [[Franchise/ArchieComics the Archies]] was the best-selling song of 1969. Today, when it is remembered, it's used to show that there was bad pop music in ''every'' decade, [[NostalgiaFilter not just in today's music]]; such as on ''WebVideo/ADoseOfBuckley'', for example. Website/PlatypusComix also took time out of its [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/youlllikepals.html review]] of the Creator/{{CBS}} special ''Archie And His New Pals'' (also from 1969) to discuss how [[TwoDecadesBehind out-of-touch]] the Archie band's music was at that point.
-->Before you risk having [[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0NQD0vl2_w "You Need An Image"]]] stuck in your head all day ([[EarWorm and it WILL happen]]), keep this in mind: rock and roll was still considered "rebellious" and good music was not popular with the establishment yet. Woodstock was ''last month'' [at the time the special aired]. Songs by the Archies tend to be soft, bland and parent-pleasing. There'll be no edgy "Yakity Yak" lyrics here! Somehow, this did not stop an Archie single, "Sugar Sugar," from inexplicably reaching the Top Forty in the 60's...and the Archie company has NEVER LET ITS READERS FORGET THIS. When I was reading the comics in the 90's, the Archies were still depicted singing "Sugar Sugar" to a screaming crowd of fans, as if nothing in the world had changed.
* The classic Christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" was [[FairForItsDay actually seen as progressive in its day]], due to the woman choosing to stay with the man despite what the neighbors might say about her reputation. The way the woman never actually says that she doesn't ''want'' to stay the night was unusually forward according to the values of the time, while the line "what's in this drink?" was originally the woman's attempt to blame her behavior on the alcohol. Unfortunately, ValuesDissonance (particularly the invention of roofies and similar drugs) has warped the song's lyrics and made them far more uncomfortable for younger generations, who view them as questionably DateRape-y. As a result, it's seen as a song about a man pressuring a woman into sex, and possibly drugging her to do so. Many modern covers of the song either {{Bowdlerise}} it or play it with tongue firmly in cheek.
* A more modern Christmas example would be the Band Aid II and Band Aid 20 versions of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". They were definitely not as successful as the original, but the former managed to top the UK and Ireland charts, and the latter was more successful, becoming a hit in multiple countries and repeating the original's feat of topping the end-of-year charts in the UK. However, when the causes they stood for at the time are put aside, they didn't hold up in terms of popularity like the original over the years. The original was a definite LoveItOrHateIt affair, with some finding both the concept and the song itself questionable (Africa has a pretty large Christian population; many of them do have calendars and know it is Christmas, but celebrate it as a reverent holiday rather than the Western's commercial-faced gift-giving celebration), but those who liked it genuinely thought well of it, so much that any re-recording was [[FirstInstallmentWins bound to be negatively compared to the original]]. [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece II dated extremely fast to the point of being absolutely cringeworthy now]], while 20 is considered a forgettable SoOkayItsAverage number at best. Time will tell if this also applies to the Band Aid 30 recording.
* Another Christmas song: when it was released in 2000, "The Christmas Shoes" by the ChristianRock band [=NewSong=] became a massive crossover hit with secular listeners, topping the Adult Contemporary chart in the US and reaching #42 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. The song received cover versions and a novelization that was adapted into a MadeForTVMovie. These days, it frequently shows up on lists of the worst Christmas songs of all time, mainly for its {{glurge}}-y lyrics that paint a very twisted portrait of the TrueMeaningOfChristmas (which Creator/PattonOswalt devoted [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq10bz3PxyY a stand-up routine]] to tearing apart and making fun of). Because of the song's reputation, the song gets rarely played nowadays on radio stations during the holidays, [[EveryoneHasStandards not even on Christian radio]].
* Billy London's music video ''Woman'' was played on the mainstream Belgian music show ''Hitring'', which indicates that it was popular. Judging from the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1HWhEO6bAw only music video about it]] it seems that only British animators are still invested in his musical work.
* Eric Prydz's "Call on Me" was a major hit when it debuted in 2004, to the point where it was near-impossible to turn on any mainstream radio station and not hear it played at least a couple of times each day. Nowadays the song isn't entirely forgotten by any means, but you'd be hard-pressed to find many people who remember what a major part of pop culture it was considered to be in the mid-00s. The trope applies far more to the accompanying music video, which was widely hailed as one of the most daring videos of all-time and almost as omnipresent as the song itself; in the years since, however, many have come to view the video as not having a whole lot to it outside of [[ThreeMinutesOfWrithing filming a woman's ass while she exercises.]]

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* "Sugar, Sugar" by [[Franchise/ArchieComics the Archies]] was the best-selling song of 1969. Today, when it is remembered, it's used to show that there was bad pop music in ''every'' decade, [[NostalgiaFilter not just in today's music]]; such as on ''WebVideo/ADoseOfBuckley'', for example. Website/PlatypusComix also took time out of its [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople/youlllikepals.html review]] of the Creator/{{CBS}} special ''Archie And His New Pals'' (also from 1969) to discuss how [[TwoDecadesBehind out-of-touch]] the Archie band's music was at that point.
-->Before you risk having [[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0NQD0vl2_w "You Need An Image"]]] stuck in your head all day ([[EarWorm and it WILL happen]]), keep this in mind: rock and roll was still considered "rebellious" and good music was not popular with the establishment yet. Woodstock was ''last month'' [at the time the special aired]. Songs by the Archies tend to be soft, bland and parent-pleasing. There'll be no edgy "Yakity Yak" lyrics here! Somehow, this did not stop an Archie single, "Sugar Sugar," from inexplicably reaching the Top Forty in the 60's...and the Archie company has NEVER LET ITS READERS FORGET THIS.
When I was reading the comics in the 90's, the Archies were still depicted singing "Sugar Sugar" to a screaming crowd of fans, as if nothing in the world had changed.
* The classic Christmas song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" was [[FairForItsDay actually seen as progressive in its day]], due to the woman choosing to stay with the man despite what the neighbors might say about her reputation. The way the woman never actually says that she doesn't ''want'' to stay the night was unusually forward according to the values of the time, while the line "what's in this drink?" was originally the woman's attempt to blame her behavior on the alcohol. Unfortunately, ValuesDissonance (particularly the invention of roofies and similar drugs) has warped the song's lyrics and made them far more uncomfortable for younger generations, who view them as questionably DateRape-y. As a result, it's seen as a song about a man pressuring a woman into sex, and possibly drugging her to do so. Many modern covers of the song either {{Bowdlerise}} it or play it with tongue firmly in cheek.
* A more modern Christmas example would be the Band Aid II and Band Aid 20 versions of "Do They Know It's Christmas?". They were definitely not as successful as the original, but the former managed to top the UK and Ireland charts, and the latter was more successful, becoming a hit in multiple countries and repeating the original's feat of topping the end-of-year charts in the UK. However, when the causes they stood for at the time are put aside, they didn't hold up in terms of popularity like the original over the years. The original was a definite LoveItOrHateIt affair, with some finding both the concept and the song itself questionable (Africa has a pretty large Christian population; many of them do have calendars and know it is Christmas, but celebrate it as a reverent holiday rather than the Western's commercial-faced gift-giving celebration), but those who liked it genuinely thought well of it, so much that any re-recording was [[FirstInstallmentWins bound to be negatively compared to the original]]. [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece II dated extremely fast to the point of being absolutely cringeworthy now]], while 20 is considered a forgettable SoOkayItsAverage number at best. Time will tell if this also applies to the Band Aid 30 recording.
* Another Christmas song: when
it was released in 2000, "The Christmas Shoes" by the ChristianRock band [=NewSong=] became a massive crossover hit with secular listeners, topping the Adult Contemporary chart in the US and reaching #42 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100. The song received cover versions and a novelization that was adapted into a MadeForTVMovie. These days, it frequently shows up on lists of the worst Christmas songs of all time, mainly for its {{glurge}}-y lyrics that paint a very twisted portrait of the TrueMeaningOfChristmas (which Creator/PattonOswalt devoted [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq10bz3PxyY a stand-up routine]] to tearing apart and making fun of). Because of the song's reputation, the song gets rarely played nowadays on radio stations during the holidays, [[EveryoneHasStandards not even on Christian radio]].
* Billy London's music video ''Woman'' was played on the mainstream Belgian music show ''Hitring'', which indicates that it was popular. Judging from the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1HWhEO6bAw only music video about it]] it seems that only British animators are still invested in his musical work.
* Eric Prydz's "Call on Me" was a major hit when it debuted in 2004, to the point where it was near-impossible to turn on any mainstream radio station and not hear it played at least a couple of times each day. Nowadays the song isn't entirely forgotten by any means, but you'd be hard-pressed to find many people who remember what a major part of pop culture it was considered to be in the mid-00s. The trope applies far more to the accompanying music video, which was widely hailed as one of the most daring videos of all-time and almost as omnipresent as the song itself; in the years since, however, many have come to view the video as not having a whole lot to it outside of [[ThreeMinutesOfWrithing filming a woman's ass while she exercises.]]
radio]].




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* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s two "Hangar 18"-themed songs ("Hangar 18" and "Return To Hangar") have this happen to the fictional "Hangar 18" facility. In "Hangar 18," it's a thriving, high-powered cryogenics laboratory with state of the art technology and excellent security. In the song's "sequel," however, it's a forgotten wasteland, abandoned when a team of cryogenic test subjects broke free and wreaked havoc on the facility. The song's rather dark and dreary tone (compared with the original's more upbeat and energetic tone) helps to represent this unfortunate turn of events.
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24th Sep '16 1:14:57 PM HighCrate
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* The Music/JonasBrothers (consisting of brothers [[BandOfRelatives Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas]]) were ''the'' face (well, the first one) of the BoyBand revival movement. Sponsored (though ''not'' manufactured) by Disney, they scored a massive following with young girls with their [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys good looks]] and their [[PaperThinDisguise supposed premise of being a pop punk band]]. Songs like "SOS" and "Burnin' Up" were huge hits on the pop charts, and they were able to sell over 18 million albums worldwide in just a couple of years. Their surprising loss to little-known British singer Music/{{Adele}} for the Best New Artist Grammy caused a massive fan backlash. They also took part in acting on the Disney Channel, starring in ''Film/CampRock'' alongside Music/DemiLovato, and they eventually got their own show called ''Jonas'', and later ''Jonas L.A.''.\\\
Unfortunately for them, they built up such a massive hatedom on the internet right from the get-go that they could have been described as the late-'00s version of Music/NSync. On forums, they were treated with nothing but scorn and were subject to constant ridicule in many parodies. This would come back to bite them ''hard'', since the girls that flocked to them grew older or left them for the fast-rising Music/JustinBieber. This left only the hatedom to remain. Touring eventually died down because no one wanted to see them, ''Jonas L.A.'' was unceremoniously cancelled due to low ratings, and they faded into near-obscurity. And by then, even their hatedom had shifted their focus over to Bieber. In 2013, they released their first single in years, "Pom Poms," in hopes of reclaiming the crown they lost to Bieber, but by then it was too late, as even ''he'' wasn't the reigning idol anymore. On top of the world now was a new face of the BoyBand movement -- Music/OneDirection. That October, they broke up for good, but the response averted AndThereWasMuchRejoicing -- by that point, they had long since been irrelevant to the extent where most people didn't even know about it. And as for the woman who upset them at the Grammys? She became a much bigger star than they ever were, and now that's the only year where there was more unanimous agreement the right act won the award since 1965 when Music/TheBeatles triumphed.\\\
There was actually a happy ending for two of the members. FaceOfTheBand Music/NickJonas has since gone on a solo career with a mature ContemporaryRAndB sound that has [[GenreShift nothing in common with what the Jonas Brothers sounded like]], scored ''Billboard'' hits such as "Jealous" and "Chains", and has found success in acting, starring in the drama series ''Series/{{Kingdom}}'' and the horror-comedy ''Series/ScreamQueens2015''. However, he has been ''very'' careful to distance himself from his involvement with Disney and the Jonas Brothers. Music/JoeJonas has also had a fair bit of success. In 2015, he formed a new band called DNCE with former Jonas Brothers touring members, namely Jack Lawless on drums and [=JinJoo=] Lee on guitar, as well as Cole Whittle of Semi Precious Weapons on bass. They have a funky disco sound and visited the Top 10 in 2016 with "Cake by the Ocean". Only time will tell if they will be thought of as a OneHitWonder. As for Kevin Jonas? [[StuckInTheirShadow He wasn't so lucky]]. As it stands, the Jonas Brothers are seen as yet another victim of the Disney Star Machine that has been going on for at least 60 years, forgotten by even their former fans. It's unlikely that they'll ever reform, as the band has been basically [[OldShame disowned]] by the members themselves.

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* The Music/JonasBrothers (consisting of brothers [[BandOfRelatives Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas]]) were ''the'' face (well, the first one) of the BoyBand revival movement. Sponsored (though ''not'' manufactured) by Disney, they scored a massive following with young girls with their [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys good looks]] and their [[PaperThinDisguise supposed premise of being a pop punk band]].girls. Songs like "SOS" and "Burnin' Up" were huge hits on the pop charts, and they were able to sell over 18 million albums worldwide in just a couple of years. Their surprising loss to little-known British singer Music/{{Adele}} for the Best New Artist Grammy caused a massive fan backlash. They also took part in acting on the Disney Channel, starring in ''Film/CampRock'' alongside Music/DemiLovato, and they eventually got their own show called ''Jonas'', and later ''Jonas L.A.''.\\\
Unfortunately for them, they also built up such a massive hatedom on the internet right from the get-go that they could have been described as the late-'00s version of Music/NSync. On forums, they were treated with nothing but scorn get-go, and were subject to constant ridicule in many parodies. This would come back to bite them ''hard'', since as the girls that flocked to them grew older or left them for the fast-rising Music/JustinBieber. This left moved on to other things, eventually only the hatedom to remain. remained. Touring eventually died down because no one wanted to see them, them and ''Jonas L.A.'' was unceremoniously cancelled due to low ratings, and ratings. Before long they faded into near-obscurity. And by then, even their hatedom had shifted their focus over to Bieber. In 2013, they released their first single in years, "Pom Poms," in hopes of reclaiming the crown they lost to Bieber, but by then it was too late, as even ''he'' wasn't the reigning idol anymore. On top of the world now was a new face of the BoyBand movement -- Music/OneDirection. That October, they broke up for good, but the response averted AndThereWasMuchRejoicing -- by that point, they had long since been irrelevant to the extent where most people didn't even know about it. And as for the woman who upset them at the Grammys? She became a much bigger star than they ever were, and now that's the were known only year where there was more unanimous agreement the right act won the award since 1965 when Music/TheBeatles triumphed.\\\
There was actually
as a happy ending for two of the members. FaceOfTheBand Music/NickJonas has since gone on a solo career with a mature ContemporaryRAndB sound that has [[GenreShift nothing joke in common with what the Jonas Brothers sounded like]], scored ''Billboard'' hits spoofs such as "Jealous" and "Chains", and has found success Recap/SouthParkS13E1TheRing, in acting, starring in the drama series ''Series/{{Kingdom}}'' and the horror-comedy ''Series/ScreamQueens2015''. However, he has been ''very'' careful to distance himself from his involvement with Disney and the Jonas Brothers. Music/JoeJonas has also had a fair bit of success. In 2015, he formed a new band called DNCE with former Jonas Brothers touring members, namely Jack Lawless on drums and [=JinJoo=] Lee on guitar, as well as Cole Whittle of Semi Precious Weapons on bass. They have a funky disco sound and visited the Top 10 in 2016 with "Cake by the Ocean". Only time will tell if they will be thought of which they're depicted as a OneHitWonder. As for Kevin Jonas? [[StuckInTheirShadow He wasn't so lucky]]. As it stands, manufactured and disposable group under the Jonas Brothers are seen as yet another victim thumb of the Disney Star Machine that has been going on for at least 60 years, forgotten corporation as personified by even their former fans. It's unlikely that they'll ever reform, as the band has been basically [[OldShame disowned]] by the members themselves.a corrupt and evil Mickey Mouse.
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