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3rd Feb '17 2:29:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Music/{{Kiss}} released "Detroit Rock City" as a single. Yet radios liked to play the piano and string based B-side ballad "Beth" instead. Their other big Top 10 pop hit was "Forever" (co-written by MichaelBolton of all people) which while somewhat heavier still falls firmly into the PowerBallad genre. The only other studio single to flirt with the top ten (reaching number 11) was the {{Disco}} influenced "I Was Made for Lovin' You" - Kiss just can't get a hit single with songs in their trademark style.

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* Music/{{Kiss}} released "Detroit Rock City" as a single. Yet radios liked to play the piano and string based B-side ballad "Beth" instead. Their other big Top 10 pop hit was "Forever" (co-written by MichaelBolton Music/MichaelBolton of all people) which while somewhat heavier still falls firmly into the PowerBallad genre. The only other studio single to flirt with the top ten (reaching number 11) was the {{Disco}} influenced "I Was Made for Lovin' You" - Kiss just can't get a hit single with songs in their trademark style.
29th Jan '17 10:35:17 AM MikeK
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* Texas power-pop group Fastball's "Out of My Head" was a ballad that was different from the rest of their album ''All The Pain That Money Can Buy''. As a bit of extra (and unfair) trivia, due to a Billboard chart quirk that denied Hot 100 chart entry to their monster pop radio hit "The Way", "Out of My Head" is also their only official Top 40 hit despite being much less remembered than "The Way." Nowadays, when Fastball appear on one-hit wonder retrospectives and countdowns, it's usually for "The Way" and not "Out Of My Head."

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* Texas power-pop group Fastball's "Out of My Head" was a ballad that was different from the rest of their album ''All The Pain That Money Can Buy''. As a bit of extra (and unfair) trivia, due to a Billboard chart quirk that denied Hot 100 chart entry to their monster pop radio hit "The Way", [[ChartDisplacement "Out of My Head" is also their only official Top 40 hit despite being much less remembered than "The Way." "]] Nowadays, when Fastball appear on one-hit wonder retrospectives and countdowns, it's usually for "The Way" and not "Out Of My Head."



* Fuzzbubble were a Music/CheapTrick-influenced PowerPop band. The only charting song they were involved in was a RapRock remix of Puff Daddy's "It's All About The Benjamins" ([[WeirdAlEffect you know, the version that formed the basis of]] [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic "All About The Pentiums"]]. When their full-length album [[DevelopmentHell finally came out]], they lampshaded this a bit with it's HiddenTrack - a cover of "It's All About The Benjamins" InTheStyleOf beat jazz.

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* Fuzzbubble were a Music/CheapTrick-influenced PowerPop band. band, albeit one somewhat incongruously signed to Bad Boy Records, a record label primarily known for hip-hop. The only charting song they were involved in was a RapRock remix of Puff Daddy's "It's All About The Benjamins" ([[WeirdAlEffect you know, the version that formed the basis of]] [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic "All About The Pentiums"]].Pentiums"]]). When their full-length album [[DevelopmentHell finally came out]], they lampshaded this a bit with it's HiddenTrack - a cover of "It's All About The Benjamins" InTheStyleOf beat jazz.
20th Dec '16 3:48:51 AM YankeeDave
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* Jazz legend Peggy Lee will be remembered to kingdom come for "Fever", "It's A Good Day", "Is That All There Is?", "Why Don't You Do Right" and literally hundreds of other superbly performed torch songs...but her biggest hit by far was a forgettable, racist (by today's standards) number called "Manana (Is Good Enough for Me)", sung in a faux-Mexican accent and comprising a string of stereotypes about Latin Americans. Latinos are OnceAcceptableTargets but in 1948 they still were AcceptableTargets, which helps explain how that song got to #1 for nine weeks.
18th Dec '16 6:09:03 AM MrLavisherMoot
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** Most of ''Use Your Illusion'' and all of ''Music/TheSpaghettiIncident'' is this. In fact, when set-lists are put together, TSI is left off entirely, and only a few certain fan-favorites from UYI get on the set-lists. On Slash-tours, that'd be "Civil War". On GNR-shows, that'd be "Civil War", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", "You Could Be Mine", "Estranged", "Don't Cry" and "November Rain" (the Ballad-Trio). And that's out of a setlist with up to 35 songs! 6 from UYI get to be played. Granted, the current GNR tour is called "Appetite For Democracy", which might help explain the shortage of UYI and TSI songs (and there's only one or two from Lies).

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** Most of ''Use Your Illusion'' and all of ''Music/TheSpaghettiIncident'' ''"The Spaghetti Incident?"'' is this. In fact, when set-lists are put together, TSI is left off entirely, and only a few certain fan-favorites from UYI get on the set-lists. On Slash-tours, that'd be "Civil War". On GNR-shows, that'd be "Civil War", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door", "You Could Be Mine", "Estranged", "Don't Cry" and "November Rain" (the Ballad-Trio). And that's out of a setlist with up to 35 songs! 6 from UYI get to be played. Granted, the current GNR tour is called "Appetite For Democracy", which might help explain the shortage of UYI and TSI songs (and there's only one or two from Lies).
7th Dec '16 5:32:16 PM Twentington
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* Music/AlisonKraussAndUnionStation, best known for very moody, mellow bluegrass music, had its only big hit with a more mainstream cover of Keith Whitley's "When You Say Nothing at All."

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* Music/AlisonKraussAndUnionStation, best known for very moody, mellow bluegrass music, had its only big hit with a more mainstream cover of Keith Whitley's Music/KeithWhitley's "When You Say Nothing at All."



** Another example of a black sheep hit from him is "Remind Me," a duet with Music/CarrieUnderwood, which is his highest charting song on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Like "Then," it's a poppy DeadSparks ballad that is much different from most of his other songs.

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** Another example of a black sheep hit from him is "Remind Me," a duet with Music/CarrieUnderwood, which is his highest charting song on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Like "Then," it's a poppy DeadSparks ballad that is much different from most of his other songs.
7th Nov '16 11:54:47 PM Luc
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** Although he's also sometimes noted in the record books for another reason: His piece [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Slow_as_Possible As Slow As Possible]] is currently being played in a church in Germany... and if things go as planned, '''''will be for the next 600 years'''''.
5th Nov '16 12:30:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Music/OutKast have long been known for their endlessly creative brand of hip hop. Their biggest hit? "Hey Ya," a [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles-esque]] pop song, which became this trope mostly because Big Boi wasn't involved with that song. If OutKast was just Andre 3000, there would have been more songs like "Hey Ya!."

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* Music/OutKast have long been known for their endlessly creative brand of hip hop. Their biggest hit? "Hey Ya," a [[Music/TheBeatles Beatles-esque]] pop song, which became this trope mostly because Big Boi wasn't involved with that song. If OutKast [=OutKast=] was just Andre 3000, there would have been more songs like "Hey Ya!."
19th Oct '16 3:21:39 PM SuperSauce
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* 99% of [[https://www.youtube.com/user/xFL1PPYx xFL1PPYx]]'s videos are guides and speculations pertaining to the ''Series/SaintsRow'' series, that is except for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_7Y9o3UAUw Top 10 Worst Game Breaking Bugs]], which is a list of games in general that have nothing to do with ''Saints Row''. It was his first video to reach a million views, and became his most viewed video on the website by far.

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* 99% of [[https://www.youtube.com/user/xFL1PPYx xFL1PPYx]]'s videos are guides and speculations pertaining to the ''Series/SaintsRow'' series, that is except for the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_7Y9o3UAUw Top 10 Worst Game Breaking Bugs]], which is a list of games in general that have nothing to do with ''Saints Row''. It was his first video to reach a million views, and became his most viewed video on the website by far. Naturally, he made a second video of glitches he deemed to not make the first, but not out of obligation -- he actually enjoys the subject.
8th Oct '16 4:01:32 AM MyTimingIsOff
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While having a hit is something most bands strive for, this type of hit can develop into a [[TheMillStone millstone]] around their neck because they only wanted to play rock (or metal, or whatever), and now they will [[TypeCasting forever be associated]] with this song. Often results in CreatorBacklash.

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While having a hit is something most bands strive for, this type of hit can develop into a [[TheMillStone millstone]] millstone around their neck because they only wanted to play rock (or metal, or whatever), and now they will [[TypeCasting forever be associated]] with this song. Often results in CreatorBacklash.



* Music/{{Scorpions}}, "Wind of Change."
** Even though this song became the hymn for the Berlin Wall fall, vocalist Klaus Meine said that the song had actually been written long before, and he happened to stumble on it when looking at some annotations.
** Also, "Still Loving You."
** Averted in the Philippines, as it's mainly the Scorpions' ballads that made it big with Filipino listeners.

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* Music/{{Scorpions}}, "Wind of Change."
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" Even though this song became the hymn for the Berlin Wall fall, vocalist Klaus Meine said that the song had actually been written long before, and he happened to stumble on it when looking at some annotations.
** %%** Also, "Still Loving You."
** Averted in the Philippines, as it's mainly the Scorpions' ballads that made it big with Filipino listeners.
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* Music/{{Paramore}}'s "The Only Exception" is the band's biggest pop hit (or at least it was, until "Ain't It Fun" a few years later), and has managed to become one of many examples of "punk band with hit ballad" syndrome.
** Their newest signature hit, "Ain't It Fun", is much more funkier than anything else the band has made.

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* Music/{{Paramore}}'s Music/{{Paramore}}:
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"The Only Exception" is the band's biggest pop hit (or at least it was, until "Ain't It Fun" a few years later), and has managed to become one of many examples of "punk band with hit ballad" syndrome.
** Their newest signature hit, "Ain't It Fun", Fun" is much more funkier than anything else the band has made.



** Their next album ''Hot Space'' was nearly all disco-funk pieces (they tried to capitalize on the success of AOBTD), but a heck of a lot of fans didn't and don't like it at all.



** "Under Pressure" was the band's only big name single to be recorded alongside an outside artist, in this case David Bowie. It's gone on to be one of their most recognizable hits. [[MomentOfAwesome And for a]] [[Music/VanillaIce good]] [[SampledUp reason]].

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** "Under Pressure" was the band's only big name single to be recorded alongside an outside artist, in this case David Bowie. It's gone on to be one of their most recognizable hits. [[MomentOfAwesome And for a]] [[Music/VanillaIce good]] [[SampledUp reason]].



* Ray Parker Jr.'s "Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}", which sounds uncannily like a Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews song "I Want a New Drug" but sounds nothing like Parker's other work.This led to legal action being taken and an out-of-court settlement.

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* Ray Parker Jr.'s "Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}", which sounds uncannily like a Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews song "I Want a New Drug" but sounds nothing like Parker's other work. This led to legal action being taken and an out-of-court settlement.



** There was another reason they didn't like playing the song. The titular "Delilah" already had a boyfriend and he was generally angry at the band for his negative publicity...
* {{Music/X Japan}}, "Forever Love." The song became one of the most recognized in Japan featuring in everything from an anime ending to a political campaign to being played at hide's funeral and now being played in Yoshiki's hometown. Only problem is it's actually the lowest point of {{Narm}} the band managed to reach.



* Fans turned on to Alien Ant Farm by their hit cover of "Smooth Criminal" were probably confused when they got that track and 12 tracks of emo.
** Which causes a bit of a BerserkButton among some of the earliest AAF fans. Before "Smooth Criminal" hit the radio circuit AAF were a hyped band in the local Bay Area rock scene, and they had two minor singles that received some radio play. After "Smooth Criminal," it got really hard to market "that band who did that Music/MichaelJackson song."
** In the UK, while AAF's most famous song is still their cover of "Smooth Criminal", most people prefer "Movies", which was pretty big when it was released.

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* Fans turned on to Alien Ant Farm by their hit cover of "Smooth Criminal" were probably confused when they got that track and 12 tracks of emo.
** Which causes a bit of a BerserkButton among some of the earliest AAF fans.
emo. Before "Smooth Criminal" hit the radio circuit circuit, AAF were a hyped band in the local Bay Area rock scene, and they had two minor singles that received some radio play. After "Smooth Criminal," it got really hard to market "that band who did that Music/MichaelJackson song."
** In the UK, while AAF's most famous song is still their cover of "Smooth Criminal", most people prefer "Movies", which was pretty big when it was released.
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* [[Music/MrBig Mr. Big]], a band known for having one of the fastest and most technically adept guitarists in rock and metal (and this was in the late 80s, when lightning-fast guitar shredders were everywhere) and a world famous bass guitar virtuoso, naturally had their biggest stateside hit with "To Be With You," a relatively slow and simple acoustic ballad.

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* [[Music/MrBig Mr. Big]], Music/MrBig, a band known for having one of the fastest and most technically adept guitarists in rock and metal (and this was in the late 80s, when lightning-fast guitar shredders were everywhere) and a world famous bass guitar virtuoso, naturally had their biggest stateside hit with "To Be With You," a relatively slow and simple acoustic ballad.
3rd Oct '16 8:53:54 PM thelivingtoad
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** Their second highest entry on the Hot 100 was a [[SurprisinglyGentleSong completely straight-faced]] cover of [[Music/LionelRitchie The Commodores]]' ballad "Easy". Before they recorded it, it was a song that they would perform in concerts to [[TrollingCreator intentionally annoy]] close-minded metalheads in the audience.

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** Their second highest entry on the Hot 100 was a [[SurprisinglyGentleSong completely straight-faced]] cover of [[Music/LionelRitchie [[Music/LionelRichie The Commodores]]' ballad "Easy". Before they recorded it, it was a song that they would perform in concerts to [[TrollingCreator intentionally annoy]] close-minded metalheads in the audience.
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