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12th Aug '16 2:06:35 PM YonTroper
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* Chris Rea is best known as a blues-rock artist and for his slide guitar playing, but his biggest American hit was his debut single "Fool (If You Think That It's Over)", a keyboard-based soft rock song which is also the only song he's released that he doesn't play guitar on.
2nd Aug '16 11:26:16 AM Morgenthaler
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** It could be argued that {{Evanescence}} had their own black sheep hit with "Bring Me to Life," as that song was recorded with someone from a different band entirely, and 99.98% of their output lacks male backing vocals.

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** It could be argued that {{Evanescence}} Music/{{Evanescence}} had their own black sheep hit with "Bring Me to Life," as that song was recorded with someone from a different band entirely, and 99.98% of their output lacks male backing vocals.
17th Jul '16 3:39:32 PM UltimateLazer
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* Music/TheOffspring - "Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?", which became one of the band's few pop radio hits in their nearly 25 year career.

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* Music/TheOffspring - Music/TheOffspring:
** "Gone Away", their 1997 song is a [[TearJerker tear-jerking]] DueToTheDead that sounds nothing like most of their comedic material. It was their only #1 hit on mainstream rock until 2015, and their first song to go gold in any country ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Australia]]).
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"Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?", which became one of the band's few pop radio hits in their nearly 25 year career.
9th Jul '16 10:39:25 PM Zyffyr
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* "Lucky Man" by Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer. Originally created as filler for their debut album, it became their most memorable radio hit. To top it off the song is a sloppy pop ballad on an otherwise jazzy and experimental album. Their other major pop hit, "From the Beginning" is similarly poppier (and folkier) than most of their other material.
4th Jul '16 4:26:42 AM t0by
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26th Jun '16 4:01:38 PM ThatBitterTase
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** "Stairway to Heaven" is far more gentle and calmer than most of their loud and heavy output. Thus, even people who don't enjoy hard rock love this track. To this day Robert Plant despises "Stairway To Heaven" and even encourages radio stations not to play it! The band prevented it from charting by refusing to release it as a single (although a few 7-inch promos were made for distribution to US radio stations).

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** "Stairway to Heaven" is far more gentle and calmer than most of their loud and heavy output. Thus, even people who don't enjoy hard rock love this track. To this day Robert Plant despises "Stairway To Heaven" and even encourages radio stations not to play it! The band prevented it from charting by refusing to release it as a single (although a few 7-inch promos were made for distribution to US radio stations). In at least one interview, Plant stated that he always thought of "Kashmir" as the definitive Led Zeppelin song.
22nd Jun '16 4:34:38 PM HiJac210
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* Music/BlindMelon. A very extreme and passionately-defended case among fandom. "No Rain" is not only a classic example of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LyricalDissonance Lyrical Dissonance]], being a sort of sill-sounding upbeat song about paralyzing depression, but was also intended as a kind of parody of the white suburbanite angst that permeated much of the pop music of the 90s. And while the rest of the band's catalog ran the gamut of sound, style and emotion both lyrically and musically, the only thing any of their other material had in common with "No Rain" was Shannon Hoon's distinctive voice.

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* Music/BlindMelon. A very extreme and passionately-defended case among fandom. "No Rain" is not only a classic example of [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LyricalDissonance Lyrical Dissonance]], LyricalDissonance, being a sort of sill-sounding upbeat song about paralyzing depression, but was also intended as a kind of parody of the white suburbanite angst that permeated much of the pop music of the 90s. And while the rest of the band's catalog ran the gamut of sound, style and emotion both lyrically and musically, the only thing any of their other material had in common with "No Rain" was Shannon Hoon's distinctive voice.
22nd Jun '16 6:19:57 AM gewunomox
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** The disco-ish "People of the South Wind" is a good example. Kansas were unusual among prog-rock bands, in that they would bend to record company pressure to write hit singles, and were able to produce songs that charted well and weren't embarrassing. Unlike, for instance, [[http://www.amazon.com/Love-Beach-Emerson-Lake-Palmer/dp/B0000033P6 Emerson, Lake and Palmer]]. Since Kansas were much harder-edged than most other prog bands, they had a lot of mainstream success despite their main style being more along the lines of {{Yes}} and King Crimson, making the band itself an example of this trope.

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** The disco-ish "People of the South Wind" is a good example. Kansas were unusual among prog-rock bands, in that they would bend to record company pressure to write hit singles, and were able to produce songs that charted well and weren't embarrassing. Unlike, for instance, [[http://www.amazon.com/Love-Beach-Emerson-Lake-Palmer/dp/B0000033P6 Emerson, Lake and Palmer]]. Since Kansas were much harder-edged than most other prog bands, they had a lot of mainstream success despite their main style being more along the lines of {{Yes}} Music/{{Yes}} and King Crimson, Music/KingCrimson, making the band itself an example of this trope.
22nd Jun '16 5:08:32 AM gewunomox
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* Before they enlisted Music/RodStewart and changed their name to Faces, the Small Faces were a mod rock band comparable to a bluesier version of TheWho. Their biggest hitóand the one song of theirs widely heard in the USówas "Itchycoo Park," a flower power number they wrote as a joke.

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* Before they enlisted Music/RodStewart and changed their name to Faces, the Small Faces were a mod rock band comparable to a bluesier version of TheWho.Music/TheWho. Their biggest hitóand the one song of theirs widely heard in the USówas "Itchycoo Park," a flower power number they wrote as a joke.
15th Jun '16 6:07:49 PM Doug86
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* The Rembrandts, "I'll Be There For You." (the ''{{Friends}}'' theme)

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* The Rembrandts, "I'll Be There For You." (the ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' theme)
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