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21st May '16 12:02:18 PM Spinosegnosaurus77
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...and indeed it is. In March 2015, [=BuzzFeed=] reported that Robin Thicke and Pharrell now have 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". 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 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, Cee-Lo, and Pharrell remain iconic examples of "popular acts who technically have only one big hit", Thicke is seen as a quintessential OneHitWonder to most of the general public.

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...and indeed it is. In March 2015, [=BuzzFeed=] reported that Robin Thicke and Pharrell now have 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". 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 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, Cee-Lo, Cee-Lo (but see [[DeaderThanDisco/HipHop here]]) and Pharrell remain iconic examples of "popular acts who technically have only one big hit", Thicke is seen as a quintessential OneHitWonder to most of the general public.
21st May '16 12:34:31 AM DavidDelony
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* The 8-track tape was the most common portable music format in TheSixties and the first half of TheSeventies, especially in cars, yet the tapes suffered from sound quality and mechanical problems. It was impossible to rewind or fast-forward, with the ability only to switch between the four "programs". Even worse, record companies would tinker with the running order to try to make their albums fit evenly into the programs. Once cassette playback functionality improved by the middle of the decade, including Dolby noise reduction, consumers moved from 8-track to cassettes, which were cheaper, smaller, more durable and had better sound quality as well as the ability to rewind and fast forward. They also had the same running order as the LP. 8-tracks disappeared from store shelves by the early '80s, but record clubs kept the format on life support until near the end of the decade.[[note]]The last commercially released 8-track is commonly thought to be Music/FleetwoodMac's ''Greatest Hits''[[/note]] The 8-track became the music format equivalent of the TropeNamer and [[AnyoneRememberPogs the butt of many jokes]]. Anyone admitting to owning them was portrayed as [[DiscoDan hopelessly out of touch]].
20th May '16 3:47:04 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Contrary to what you may think, the revelation that he did a couple of virulently anti-American songs earlier in his career did not take him down, as he was able to shake it off by admitting that what he did was very wrong (unlike people like Shabba Ranks). Regardless, his American success eventually fizzled out anyway. The next year, he released "Gentleman", which was mostly seen as a SoOkayItsAverage retread of "Gangnam Style", and despite the video gaining many views, audiences eventually flocked away. The final nail in the coffin was when he appeared in Wonderful Pistachios commercials and ''WesternAnimation/TheNutJob'', [[WereStillRelevantDammit long after he was no longer popular]], not to mention that "Hangover" failed to regain the success that he originally had. By 2015, his popularity stateside is completely dead despite plans for a new album (another single, "Daddy", barely cracked the Hot 100), and he's mostly seen nowadays as "that guy who did that 'Gangnam Style' song".

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Contrary to what you may think, the revelation that he did a couple of virulently anti-American songs earlier in his career did not take him down, as he was able to shake it off by admitting that what he did was very wrong (unlike people like Shabba Ranks). Regardless, his American success eventually fizzled out anyway. The next year, he released "Gentleman", which was mostly seen as a SoOkayItsAverage retread of "Gangnam Style", and despite the video gaining many views, audiences eventually flocked away. The final nail in the coffin was when he appeared in Wonderful Pistachios commercials and ''WesternAnimation/TheNutJob'', [[WereStillRelevantDammit long after he was no longer popular]], not to mention that "Hangover" (featuring Music/SnoopDogg) failed to regain the success that he originally had. By 2015, his popularity stateside is completely dead despite plans for a new album (another single, "Daddy", barely cracked the Hot 100), and he's mostly seen nowadays as "that guy who did that 'Gangnam Style' song".
18th May '16 3:35:49 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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Then, after even '''more''' incidents that brought his public image down even further and practically turned him into a convicted felon (including public fights with Music/{{Drake}} and Frank Ocean, messy love triangles with [[HereWeGoAgain Rihanna]] and Karrueche Tran, even more arrests and continuous deletions of messages from his family-unfriendly Twitter account), what remaining redemption the media had to Brown quickly descended (throwing a tantrum on ''Good Morning America'', breaking a dressing room window and cursing out Robin Roberts for merely mentioning Rihanna certainly didn't help at all), and it shows. ''Fortune'' started up pretty well (with "Don't Wake Me Up" and "Turn Up the Music" being very minor hits) and then quickly bombed in 2012, and his second and third attempted comebacks ''X'' and ''Fan of a Fan: The Album'' debuted pretty well on the Billboard 200 before dropping from the top 20 like flies. 2015's ''Royalty'' debuted at #3, but only "Back to Sleep" managed to visit the Top 20 and the album quickly slid down the charts. He's still around, but he seems to be on the fast track to vanishing for good, which is helped in no small part by the current (and likely permanent) public perception that he's a violent, misogynistic psychopath who [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking can't stop getting unbearably terrible tattoos]].

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Then, after even '''more''' incidents that brought his public image down even further and practically turned him into a convicted felon (including public fights with Music/{{Drake}} and Frank Ocean, messy love triangles with [[HereWeGoAgain Rihanna]] and Karrueche Tran, even more arrests and continuous deletions of messages from his family-unfriendly Twitter account), what remaining redemption the media had to Brown quickly descended (throwing a tantrum on ''Good Morning America'', breaking a dressing room window and cursing out Robin Roberts for merely mentioning Rihanna certainly didn't help at all), and it shows. ''Fortune'' started up pretty well (with "Don't Wake Me Up" and "Turn Up the Music" being very minor hits) each spending a week in the Top 10) and then quickly bombed in 2012, and his second and third attempted comebacks ''X'' and ''Fan of a Fan: The Album'' debuted pretty well on the Billboard 200 before dropping from the top 20 like flies. 2015's ''Royalty'' debuted at #3, but only "Back to Sleep" managed to visit the Top 20 and the album quickly slid down the charts. He's still around, but he seems to be on the fast track to vanishing for good, which is helped in no small part by the current (and likely permanent) public perception that he's a violent, misogynistic psychopath who [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking can't stop getting unbearably terrible tattoos]].
16th May '16 11:42:15 PM KizunaTallis
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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 to try more creative approaches in the studio but being forced to put on a generic performance; this sparked a small beef between him & 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.

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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 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 to try more creative approaches control in the studio band's material but being forced to put on a generic performance; this 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 bad (if not worse, 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.
12th May '16 8:04:59 PM BackgroundGuy
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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. 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.

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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 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.them. Zayn has even publicly criticized how One Direction worked, citing his frustration with wanting to try more creative approaches in the studio but being forced to put on a generic performance; this sparked a small beef between him & 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.
9th May '16 1:05:54 PM OlfinBedwere
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* 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 filming a woman's ass while she exercises.
8th May '16 7:44:07 AM HighCrate
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* This is the standard stigma that affects most artists commonly seen as [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]]. Usually, a hit song that has an obvious [[DancingBear novelty]] or [[MemeticMutation memetic]] nature to it is bound to make the artist behind it not seen as a serious star-in-the-making. The artists fade into obscurity and they and their hit songs are often seen as punchlines afterwards. While the majority of so-called one-hit wonders actually did only have one big hit, plenty of successful artists who fell into Deader Than Disco status tend to get stigmatized as one-hit wonders as well due to their one ubiquitous, memetic, star-making SignatureSong being the only song of theirs that is remembered, while their easily forgettable follow-ups fade into obscurity.

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* This is the standard stigma that affects most artists commonly seen as [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]]. Usually, a hit song that has an obvious [[DancingBear novelty]] or [[MemeticMutation memetic]] nature to it is bound to make the artist behind it not seen as a serious star-in-the-making. The artists fade into obscurity and they and their hit songs are often seen as punchlines afterwards. While the majority of so-called one-hit wonders actually did only have one big hit, plenty of successful artists who fell into Deader Than Disco status tend to get stigmatized as one-hit wonders as well due to their one ubiquitous, memetic, star-making SignatureSong being the only song of theirs that is remembered, while their easily forgettable follow-ups fade into obscurity.
8th May '16 7:37:40 AM KizunaTallis
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* 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 didnít break through that glass ceiling. Rather, they completely blew the ceiling into smithereens (a rise comparable only to Music/TheBeatles) and started rapidly approaching Bieberís 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 1Dís 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.\\

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* 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 didnít 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 Bieberís 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 1Dís 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. 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 literally 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 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 beloved today, and the former is probably known to younger generations for appearing on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' and being the singing voice of Shang in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' (or possibly for hosting ''Series/{{Pyramid}}'' from 2002-04).
* The Music/SpiceGirls were one of the few British pop groups between TheEighties and TheNewTens to successfully cross ThePond and make it big in the United States. At their peak from 1996 to 1998, they were ''everywhere''. "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life" were inescapable, "Girl Power" was the slogan of a whole generation of tween girls, and the movie ''Film/SpiceWorld'' was an inexplicable blockbuster hit (albeit a ''huge'' critical disaster). Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s article on them refers to that period of time, unironically, as [[Music/TheBeatles "Spicemania"]]. They remain the highest-selling GirlGroup of all time even after their backlash...and oh, what a backlash. By 2000 Geri Halliwell was long gone from the group, their album ''Forever'' was shaping up to be nothing short of a disappointment, and all of the remaining members were pursuing solo careers. Today, the band is chiefly remembered for its campiness and flamboyance, and its members are better known for their work and lives after the Spice Girls, though they almost always still have "Former Spice Girl" attached to their name at some point. The only one to remain in the public eye (outside the UK at least) is Victoria Adams, who married soccer player David Beckham.
* 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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The best has yet to come for One Direction, however. A relatively equal 1D-Bieber rivalry was expected, but suddenly the latterís 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 hatedomís 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 Bieberís 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 couldnít; 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. \\
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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 ďSteal My GirlĒ 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) whichand didnít 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 peopleís minds, the Bieber hatedom started to realize the ďmonsterĒ that grew behind their backs until it was too late to stop them. The next few months werenít 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, whereas other teen idols, such as Shawn Mendes, Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, and tha aforementioned 5SOS, were starting to crack into 1Dís 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 Bieberís music taking a mature turn and him washing away all his bad publicity, he won back many of his former fans and 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 dropoff.\\
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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 songís success can be traced back to initial hype from the 1D fanbase, general audiences saw it as a shift away from them. When they were nominated for a Kidsí Choice Award in 2016, nobody but their fans cared, with other bandsí 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, itís often to make fun of their cheesy music, the membersí quirky personalities, their fans being just as bad, if not worse, than Beliebers, their "perfect" run on top, or just being British. While One Directionís popularity may be looked upon more fondly when 2010s nostalgia starts to show up, until then theyíll be thought of as nothing more than a lame fad that long overstayed its welcome.
* In the early '70s, the Osmonds were literally 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 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 beloved today, and the former is probably known to younger generations for appearing on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' and being the singing voice of Shang in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' (or possibly for hosting ''Series/{{Pyramid}}'' from 2002-04).
* The Music/SpiceGirls were one of the few British pop groups between TheEighties and TheNewTens to successfully cross ThePond and make it big in the United States. At their peak from 1996 to 1998, they were ''everywhere''. "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life" were inescapable, "Girl Power" was the slogan of a whole generation of tween girls, and the movie ''Film/SpiceWorld'' was an inexplicable blockbuster hit (albeit a ''huge'' critical disaster). Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s article on them refers to that period of time, unironically, as [[Music/TheBeatles "Spicemania"]]. They remain the highest-selling GirlGroup of all time even after their backlash...and oh, what a backlash. By 2000 Geri Halliwell was long gone from the group, their album ''Forever'' was shaping up to be nothing short of a disappointment, and all of the remaining members were pursuing solo careers. Today, the band is chiefly remembered for its campiness and flamboyance, and its members are better known for their work and lives after the Spice Girls, though they almost always still have "Former Spice Girl" attached to their name at some point. The only one to remain in the public eye (outside the UK at least) is Victoria Adams, who married soccer player David Beckham.
* 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.\\
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The best has yet to come for One Direction, however. A relatively equal 1D-Bieber rivalry was expected, but suddenly the latterís 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 hatedomís 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 Bieberís 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 couldnít; 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. \\
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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 ďSteal My GirlĒ 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) whichand didnít 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 peopleís minds, the Bieber hatedom started to realize the ďmonsterĒ that grew behind their backs until it was too late to stop them. The next few months werenít 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, whereas other teen idols, such as Shawn Mendes, Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, and tha aforementioned 5SOS, were starting to crack into 1Dís 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 Bieberís music taking a mature turn and him washing away all his bad publicity, he won back many of his former fans and 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 dropoff.\\
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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 songís success can be traced back to initial hype from the 1D fanbase, general audiences saw it as a shift away from them. When they were nominated for a Kidsí Choice Award in 2016, nobody but their fans cared, with other bandsí 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, itís often to make fun of their cheesy music, the membersí quirky personalities, their fans being just as bad, if not worse, than Beliebers, their "perfect" run on top, or just being British. While One Directionís popularity may be looked upon more fondly when 2010s nostalgia starts to show up, until then theyíll be thought of as nothing more than a lame fad that long overstayed its welcome.
* In the early '70s, the Osmonds were literally 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 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 beloved today, and the former is probably known to younger generations for appearing on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' and being the singing voice of Shang in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'' (or possibly for hosting ''Series/{{Pyramid}}'' from 2002-04).
* The Music/SpiceGirls were one of the few British pop groups between TheEighties and TheNewTens to successfully cross ThePond and make it big in the United States. At their peak from 1996 to 1998, they were ''everywhere''. "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life" were inescapable, "Girl Power" was the slogan of a whole generation of tween girls, and the movie ''Film/SpiceWorld'' was an inexplicable blockbuster hit (albeit a ''huge'' critical disaster). Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s article on them refers to that period of time, unironically, as [[Music/TheBeatles "Spicemania"]]. They remain the highest-selling GirlGroup of all time even after their backlash...and oh, what a backlash. By 2000 Geri Halliwell was long gone from the group, their album ''Forever'' was shaping up to be nothing short of a disappointment, and all of the remaining members were pursuing solo careers. Today, the band is chiefly remembered for its campiness and flamboyance, and its members are better known for their work and lives after the Spice Girls, though they almost always still have "Former Spice Girl" attached to their name at some point. The only one to remain in the public eye (outside the UK at least) is Victoria Adams, who married soccer player David Beckham.
* 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.\\
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* This is the standard stigma that affects most artists commonly seen as [[OneHitWonder one-hit wonders]]. Usually, a hit song that has an obvious [[DancingBear novelty]] or [[MemeticMutation memetic]] nature to it is bound to make the artist behind it not seen as a serious star-in-the-making. The artists fade into obscurity and they and their hit songs are often seen as punchlines afterwards. While the majority of so-called one-hit wonders actually did only have one big hit, plenty of successful artists who fell into Deader Than Disco status tend to get stigmatized as one-hit wonders as well due to their one ubiquitous, memetic, star-making SignatureSong being the only song of theirs that is remembered, while their easily forgettable follow-ups fade into obscurity.
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