History GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff / Music

19th Sep '16 9:43:45 AM igordebraga
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* The Russian band [[Music/{{tatu}} t.A.T.u.]] is very popular in South America and Japan.

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* The Russian band [[Music/{{tatu}} t.A.T.u.]] Music/{{tatu}} is very popular in South America and Japan.



* In Argentina, Music/{{Megadeth}} has a striking huge popularity, more than they have on the rest of the countries, US included. To the point where they were the first to record a live album/DVD there: ''That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires''. The quote on the Quotes page came from [[http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/no/12-1918-2005-10-13.html this interview]] after the gig which ended as the source of the live album.

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* In Argentina, Music/{{Megadeth}} has a striking huge popularity, more than they have on the rest of the countries, US included. To the point where they were the first to record a live album/DVD there: ''That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires''. [[Quotes/GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff The quote on the Quotes page came here]] comes from [[http://www.pagina12.com.ar/diario/suplementos/no/12-1918-2005-10-13.html this interview]] after the gig which ended as the source of the live album.



* Related to songs popular in Brazil, there are some that weren't even singles in other countries but got huge due to soap opera inclusion. Examples include Music/OingoBoingo's "Stay" (Wikipedia even has an article for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay_(Oingo_Boingo_album) a Brazilian compilation named after the song]]), Music/{{Hanson}}'s "Save Me", Music/BonJovi's "Misunderstood" and Music/BrunoMars' "Talking to the Moon".

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* Related to songs popular in Brazil, there are some that weren't even singles in other countries but got huge due to soap opera inclusion. Examples include Music/OingoBoingo's "Stay" (Wikipedia even has an article for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay_(Oingo_Boingo_album) a Brazilian compilation named after the song]]), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbHI3QQARAo Lara Fabian's "Love By Grace"]], Music/{{Hanson}}'s "Save Me", Music/BonJovi's "Misunderstood" and Music/BrunoMars' "Talking to the Moon".
19th Sep '16 9:34:07 AM igordebraga
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* There's a lot of the mid/late 90s EuroDance bands, specially from Denmark and Sweden, which had massive markets in Asia and more or less moved there for their major income after the hype died in Europe

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* There's a lot of the mid/late 90s EuroDance bands, specially from Denmark and Sweden, which had massive markets in Asia and more or less moved there for their major income after the hype died in EuropeEurope.



** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows discussed their Japanese success in [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/tis/one-hit-wonderland/40342-one-hit-wonderland-to-be-with-you-by-mr-big this episode]] of ''One Hit Wonderland''.

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** WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows discussed their Japanese success in [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/tis/one-hit-wonderland/40342-one-hit-wonderland-to-be-with-you-by-mr-big [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v9ybMMqJQs this episode]] of ''One Hit Wonderland''.



** Eurodance artists in Japan also include one from Romania, Alexandra Stan (who was a OneHitWonder in the U.S. with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS76eS34Y0c "Mr. Saxobeat"]]. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Stan_discography Just look at how many albums and songs of her only charted there.]]



* British rock 'n' roller '''Cliff Richard''' was a big star in his home country up until the rise of Merseybeat, but he remained popular in several Asian markets, including Japan and the Philippines, despite Beatlemania taking over the world from 1964 to 1970. And while he enjoyed a late-career comeback (and finally became a recognizable name in the U.S.) in the mid-late '70s with songs like "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore," Filipinos remember him mainly for the melancholic, saccharine 1980s ballad "Ocean Deep".

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* Related to songs popular in Brazil, there are some that weren't even singles in other countries but got huge due to soap opera inclusion. Examples include Music/OingoBoingo's "Stay" (Wikipedia even has an article for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay_(Oingo_Boingo_album) a Brazilian compilation named after the song]]), Music/{{Hanson}}'s "Save Me", Music/BonJovi's "Misunderstood" and Music/BrunoMars' "Talking to the Moon".
* British rock 'n' roller '''Cliff Richard''' Cliff Richard was a big star in his home country up until the rise of Merseybeat, but he remained popular in several Asian markets, including Japan and the Philippines, despite Beatlemania taking over the world from 1964 to 1970. And while he enjoyed a late-career comeback (and finally became a recognizable name in the U.S.) in the mid-late '70s with songs like "Devil Woman" and "We Don't Talk Anymore," Filipinos remember him mainly for the melancholic, saccharine 1980s ballad "Ocean Deep".



* After the release of Music/TwentyOne, Music/{{Adele}} is just as popular, if not moreso, in the U.S. as she is in her native Britain.

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* After the release of Music/TwentyOne, ''Music/TwentyOne'', Music/{{Adele}} is just as popular, if not moreso, in the U.S. as she is in her native Britain.



* Coldplay are certainly far from unknown in the UK, but they are far more popular in Latin America to the point where Mexico was given a special version of their song "Square One" to play over the radio.

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* Coldplay Music/{{Coldplay}} are certainly far from unknown in the UK, but they are far more popular in Latin America to the point where Mexico was given a special version of their song "Square One" to play over the radio.



* British sohistipop outfit Swing Out Sister are much more popular in Japan. UK radio still plays their old hits, but most Brits would be astonished to learn that they're still going.

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* British sohistipop sophistipop outfit Swing Out Sister are much more popular in Japan. UK radio still plays their old hits, but most Brits would be astonished to learn that they're still going.
17th Sep '16 6:12:41 PM jafarakim
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* British alternative rock band Placebo, while fairly popular in the UK, are huge in France, in part because singer Brian Molko, who is of partial French ancestry and was brought up in Luxembourg, is a fluent Francophone who actively courted the French fan-base.

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* British alternative rock band Placebo, while fairly popular in the UK, are huge in France, in part because singer Brian Molko, who is of partial French ancestry and was brought up in Luxembourg, is a fluent Francophone who actively courted the French fan-base. They're also huge in Russia; fun because while the existential despair of their earlier albums is very relatable to an average Russian, and has been so since the late 90s, the band's queer roots are very often ignored.
15th Sep '16 4:42:02 PM AreYouTyler
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* Charlie Puth's "Marvin Gaye" topped the charts in five different countries, and went Top 10 in many others. In his native United States? It barely limped to a #21 position, largely fueled by his appearance on Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" and its Meghan Trainor guest verse, before quickly falling off the charts and out of American public consciousness, with very little recurrent airplay on the radio. Puth then bounced back with "One Call Away", which slowly cracked the top-20.

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* Charlie Puth's "Marvin Gaye" topped the charts in five different countries, and went Top 10 in many others. In his native United States? It barely limped to a #21 position, largely fueled by his appearance on Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" and its Meghan Trainor guest verse, before quickly falling off the charts and out of American public consciousness, with very little recurrent airplay on the radio. Puth then bounced back recovered with the #12 "One Call Away", which slowly cracked Away" and the top-20.Top-10 "We Don't Talk Anymore".
11th Sep '16 7:19:43 PM LaptopGuy
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* "When You Are a King" was a #13 hit in the United Kingdom in 1971 for the group White Plains. Like many other "faceless" hit songs by studio-only groups at the time, it was forgotten very quickly...but it remains an iconic anthem in Israel where it was CoveredUp by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shlomo_Artzi Shlomo Artzi]] (essentially, the Israeli equivalent to Music/BruceSpringsteen)
11th Sep '16 5:37:10 AM humanpunk
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* Music/ThrowingMuses have been bigger in the UK than the US for most of their career. All of their albums since ''Hunkpapa'' (1989) have charted in the UK, with the exception of ''Purgatory/Paradise'' (2013). While that one may have been a case of too long between drinks, it may also have been disqualified because it was released as a book/CD combo.
11th Sep '16 12:52:44 AM IvanovTroping97
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* Music/FrankZappa: Hardly famous or popular in the United States during his lifetime, but almost a cultural icon in Europe, especially in Eastern Europe, whWere his music was seen as rebellious and subversive during the years of the Iron Curtain. When Zappa travelled to Czechoslovakia in 1989 at the invitation of President Vaclav Havel he was met with a huge welcome from the crowd, almost hailed as a hero. Zappa himself felt so perplexed that he compared it to ''being in the Series/TheTwilightZone.''

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* Music/FrankZappa: Hardly famous or popular in the United States during his lifetime, but almost a cultural icon in Europe, especially in Eastern Europe, whWere where his music was seen as rebellious and subversive during the years of the Iron Curtain. When Zappa travelled to Czechoslovakia in 1989 at the invitation of President Vaclav Havel he was met with a huge welcome from the crowd, almost hailed as a hero. Zappa himself felt so perplexed that he compared it to ''being in the Series/TheTwilightZone.''
7th Sep '16 6:07:37 PM LaptopGuy
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** The California-based band Fanny only had one Top 40 hit in America, but were fairly well-known as an all-female hard rock band some five years before Music/TheRunaways emerged. The band featured Filipino-American sisters June and Jean Millington, who were born, and spent their formative years in the Philippines. On top of her status as the singer/guitarist of an early all-female hard rock band, June is also one of the first openly lesbian women in music, yet she and her sister are barely-known in their birth country, even among music fans from their generation.

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** The California-based band Fanny only had one two Top 40 hit hits in America, but were fairly well-known as an all-female hard rock band some five years before Music/TheRunaways emerged. The band featured Filipino-American sisters June and Jean Millington, who were born, and spent their formative years in the Philippines. On top of her status as the singer/guitarist of an early all-female hard rock band, June is also one of the first openly lesbian women in music, yet she and her sister are barely-known in their birth country, even among music fans from their generation.
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* Remember the Atlanta hip-hop group Arrested Development (not to be confused with the TV show of the same name)? Their most recent single in Europe was released in 2004. Their most recent American single? ''1994''.

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* Remember the Atlanta hip-hop group Arrested Development (not to be confused with the much better known [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment TV show of the same name)? name]])? Their most recent single in Europe was released in 2004. Their most recent American single? ''1994''.



* Music/MrBig has always been (ahem) big in Japan, almost comically so. All but one of their eight live albums were recorded in Japan, their song "Shine" was used in the anime ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'', and their 2009 reunion was announced via press conference in Japan. Whereas other bands would usually play a few shows in Tokyo or Osaka, they've been known to play 20 dates across the country. In the US, meanwhile, they're a OneHitWonder, with their one hit, "To Be With You" (from all the way back in ''1992''), being seen as the last hurrah of HairMetal. That being said, their guitarist, Paul Gilbert, at least is highly regarded in the guitar world for his technical skill.

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* Music/MrBig has always been (ahem) big in Japan, almost comically so. All but one of their eight live albums were recorded in Japan, their song "Shine" was used in the anime ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'', and their 2009 reunion was announced via press conference in Japan. Whereas other bands would usually play a few shows in Tokyo or Osaka, they've been known to play 20 dates across the country. In the US, meanwhile, they're a OneHitWonder, with their one hit, "To Be With You" (from all the way back in ''1992''), being seen as the last hurrah of HairMetal.HairMetal, and are otherwise known for being the band with bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan. That being said, their guitarist, Paul Gilbert, at least is highly regarded in the guitar world for his technical skill.



* Thanks to the viral YouTube video, the K-pop song "Gangnam Style" by Music/{{PSY}} has hit it big in the US and Western Europe. Eastern Europe and South America had already succumbed to cultural technology and already had K-pop airplay. Before "Gangnam Style", playing a song on a Top 40 station in America that wasn't in English or Spanish was unheard of.

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* Thanks to the viral YouTube video, the K-pop song "Gangnam Style" by Music/{{PSY}} has hit it big in the US and Western Europe. Eastern Europe and South America had already succumbed to cultural technology and already had K-pop airplay. Before "Gangnam Style", playing a song on a Top 40 station in America that wasn't in English or Spanish was unheard of. Back in South Korea, "Gangnam Style" is just another K-pop hit that doesn't really stand out other than being "the one that got really popular worldwide".



* Yohio, a rock star from Sweden is very popular in Japan.

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* Yohio, a rock star from Sweden is very popular in Japan.Japan, largely because of his Bishonen appearance.



** As you can expect, "Royals" became quite popular with baseball fans in Kansas City in 2014, when the Kansas City Royals finally went to the World Series again for the first time since 1985.

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** As you can expect, "Royals" became quite popular with baseball fans in Kansas City in 2014, 2014 (whose baseball team is known as, well, the Royals), when the Kansas City Royals finally went to the World Series again for the first time since 1985.



* Music/SamSmith, although big in the U.K., tends to get stuck in Music/EdSheeran's shadow. In the U.S. though, Smith is clearly the more popular of the two; not that Sheeran isn't huge there either.

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* Music/SamSmith, although big in the U.K., tends to get stuck in Music/EdSheeran's shadow. In the U.S. though, Smith is clearly the more popular of the two; not that while Sheeran isn't huge there either.is still the bigger name, it's a much closer contest.



* Music/CarlyRaeJepsen. Born and raised in Canada, popular worldwide after the runaway success of "Call Me Maybe." But Japan adores her, to the point where she hit the top five in the Billboard Japan Hot 100 several times and had two songs in the top 3 at one point (and one of those, "Good Time" with Music/OwlCity, was only kept out of the top spot by the Music/GirlsGeneration song "Oh!"), won two Billboard Japan awards, had a very popular viral lip dub of "Maybe" with TV personality Rola, and collaborated with Rola again on a lip dub of "I Really Like You." Not to mention, her 2015 album ''E•MO•TION'' was [[ShortRunInPeru released in Japan two full months before her home continent of North America]], and hit the top ten on the Oricon albums chart before then as well.

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* Music/CarlyRaeJepsen. Born and raised in Canada, popular worldwide after the runaway success of "Call Me Maybe." Maybe", but she's widely remembered as a OneHitWonder nowadays. But Japan adores her, to the point where she hit the top five in the Billboard Japan Hot 100 several times and had two songs in the top 3 at one point (and one of those, "Good Time" with Music/OwlCity, was only kept out of the top spot by the Music/GirlsGeneration song "Oh!"), won two Billboard Japan awards, had a very popular viral lip dub of "Maybe" with TV personality Rola, and collaborated with Rola again on a lip dub of "I Really Like You." Not to mention, her 2015 album ''E•MO•TION'' was [[ShortRunInPeru released in Japan two full months before her home continent of North America]], and hit the top ten on the Oricon albums chart before then as well.



* German DJ Music/{{Zedd}}'s biggest following by far is in the United States, where he's one of the biggest [=DJs=] in that country. In his native Germany, he's seen as just another DJ. For comparison, his debut album ''Clarity'' made the Top 40 in the United States and the title track was a Top 10 smash. Back in Germany, neither charted. His second album ''True Colors'' went all the way to ''#4'' stateside, but in Germany it barely made the Top 50!

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* German DJ Music/{{Zedd}}'s biggest following by far is in the United States, where he's one of the biggest [=DJs=] in that country. In his native Germany, he's seen as just another DJ. For comparison, his debut album ''Clarity'' made the Top 40 in the United States and the title track track, his SignatureSong, was a Top 10 smash. Back in Germany, neither charted. His second album ''True Colors'' went all the way to ''#4'' stateside, but in Germany it barely made the Top 50!
* Chris Medina, a former American Idol contestant, had a minor hit in America with his audition song "What Are Words". He became much more popular in Scandanavia where the song became a runaway smash.
31st Aug '16 5:02:52 PM nombretomado
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* EmilieAutumn did a lot of touring in Europe and is quite popular there, owing to her old record label being German. However, in America, most people know her as Courtney Love's ex-violinist, if at all, and she didn't tour the US until late 2009. She's well aware of her displaced popularity and gave a shout out to the Hoff in a recent interview.

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* EmilieAutumn Music/EmilieAutumn did a lot of touring in Europe and is quite popular there, owing to her old record label being German. However, in America, most people know her as Courtney Love's ex-violinist, if at all, and she didn't tour the US until late 2009. She's well aware of her displaced popularity and gave a shout out to the Hoff in a recent interview.



* {{Kesha}} is '''extremely popular''' around Wigan, and the bordering area of Salford (basically, anywhere with a '''[[OopNorth Welcome - you are now in Salford]]''', Wigan MBC or "Welcome to Bolton" sign along the road).

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* {{Kesha}} Music/{{Kesha}} is '''extremely popular''' around Wigan, and the bordering area of Salford (basically, anywhere with a '''[[OopNorth Welcome - you are now in Salford]]''', Wigan MBC or "Welcome to Bolton" sign along the road).
29th Aug '16 4:09:21 AM MeekLion
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** Secret Love Song, an LGBT themed bduet between British Girlgroup Little Mix and US Singer songwriter Jason Derulo, was in the top 5 in iTunes and Spotify in the Phillipines throughout all of Summer 2016, a short time after Little Mix's gig there, having been a moderately successful single in UK, Australia and Ireland earlier that year.



** Secret Love Song, an LGBT themed duet between British Girlgroup Little Mix and US Singer songwriter Jason Derulo, was in the top 5 in iTunes and Spotify in the Phillipines throughout all of Summer 2016, a short time after Little Mix's gig there, having been a moderately successful single in UK, Australia and Ireland earlier that year.

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** Secret Love Song, an LGBT themed duet between British Girlgroup Little Mix and US Singer songwriter Jason Derulo, was in the top 5 in iTunes and Spotify in the Phillipines throughout all of Summer 2016, a short time after Little Mix's gig there, having been a moderately successful single in UK, Australia and Ireland earlier that year.
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