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14th Jan '18 3:23:25 PM neckinhalf
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* Music/ChildishGambino started off as and has always been primarily a rapper. However, his latest album, ''Awaken, My Love!'', saw him [[GenreeAdultery veer off into funk]]. That album has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7eSUU9oy8 ''Redbone'']], which is undoubtedly his biggest hit to date.

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* Music/ChildishGambino started off as and has always been primarily a rapper. However, his latest album, ''Awaken, My Love!'', saw him [[GenreeAdultery [[GenreAdultery veer off into funk]]. That album has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7eSUU9oy8 ''Redbone'']], which is undoubtedly his biggest hit to date.
14th Jan '18 3:22:48 PM neckinhalf
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* Music/ChildishGambino started off as and has always been primarily a rapper. However, his latest album, ''Awaken, My Love!'', saw him [[GenreeAdultery veer off into funk]]. That album has [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp7eSUU9oy8 ''Redbone'']], which is undoubtedly his biggest hit to date.
6th Jan '18 10:05:01 PM nombretomado
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* Music/KennyChesney has had three styles since scoring his first big hits at the TurnOfTheMillennium: beachy JimmyBuffett-esque tunes, introspective acoustic ballads, or arena rock. His two biggest hits on the country charts, "The Good Stuff" and "There Goes My Life", are none of the above -- they're slicker and more mainstream than the likes of "You and Tequila", "A Lot of Things Different", or "Down the Road".

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* Music/KennyChesney has had three styles since scoring his first big hits at the TurnOfTheMillennium: beachy JimmyBuffett-esque Music/JimmyBuffett-esque tunes, introspective acoustic ballads, or arena rock. His two biggest hits on the country charts, "The Good Stuff" and "There Goes My Life", are none of the above -- they're slicker and more mainstream than the likes of "You and Tequila", "A Lot of Things Different", or "Down the Road".
29th Dec '17 8:54:26 AM Twentington
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* Music/AlanJackson is one of the leading voices in "neo-traditional" country, a style that flourished in TheNineties and up to the TurnOfTheMillennium which was defined by twangy fiddle-and-steel with a bit more modernized polish. So what was his biggest hit? A duet with Music/JimmyBuffett titled "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere", which fit well into Buffett's laid-back beach-party style but was a pretty radical departure for the usually more buttoned-down Alan.
24th Dec '17 11:11:45 AM Twentington
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* Music/{{Shinedown}}'s cover of "Simple Man". Constantly screamed for at concerts by drunk people who know the band only for Brent Smith's rendition of this Music/LynyrdSkynryd classic. Old interviews had the band stating that they would never play it live again, due to guitarist Jasin Todd's departure. It is thought among some fans that the song's resurfacing in their Carnival of Madness tour is due to pressure from their record label Atlantic, and the band actually hates playing the song. Singer Brent Smith has been heard to drop snide remarks at fans who show up only to hear Simple Man ("How many of you want to hear Simple Man so you can leave?").

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* Music/{{Shinedown}}'s cover of "Simple Man". Constantly screamed for at concerts by drunk people who know the band only for Brent Smith's rendition of this Music/LynyrdSkynryd Music/LynyrdSkynyrd classic. Old interviews had the band stating that they would never play it live again, due to guitarist Jasin Todd's departure. It is thought among some fans that the song's resurfacing in their Carnival of Madness tour is due to pressure from their record label Atlantic, and the band actually hates playing the song. Singer Brent Smith has been heard to drop snide remarks at fans who show up only to hear Simple Man ("How many of you want to hear Simple Man so you can leave?").
21st Dec '17 2:38:32 PM bt8257
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* Music/PatBenatar's "Love is a Battlefield".
** Rather typical of her later style; she and Neil Geraldo seem to indicate that their earlier style was more the result of ExecutiveMeddling, and that a change in record label produced songs like "Love is a Battlefield" and "We Belong" that are more in line with their preferred style.
* Music/{{Slipknot}}'s lead single off their successful [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]] debut, "Wait And Bleed" could be considered an example. While it has the speed, angst and chaotic qualities of most of their output, it's by-far the least heavy non-electronic song on the record. It's also one of the album's shortest songs.
** Another example from may be the record's other single, "Spit It Out". While it's faster and longer than "Wait And Bleed", it's one of the band's few songs that has out-and-out rapping, causing them to often be pegged as RapMetal.

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* Music/PatBenatar's "Love is Is a Battlefield".
** Rather typical of her later style; she and Neil Geraldo seem to indicate that their earlier style was more the result of ExecutiveMeddling, and that a change in record label produced songs like "Love is Is a Battlefield" and "We Belong" that are more in line with their preferred style.
* Music/{{Slipknot}}'s lead single off their successful [[SelfTitledAlbum self-titled]] debut, "Wait And Bleed" and Bleed", could be considered an example. While it has the speed, angst and chaotic qualities of most of their output, it's by-far the least heavy non-electronic song on the record. It's also one of the album's shortest songs.
** Another example from may be the record's other single, "Spit It Out". While it's faster and longer than "Wait And and Bleed", it's one of the band's few songs that has out-and-out rapping, causing them to often be pegged as RapMetal.



* Music/TheHollies' "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" is much harder than their usual material. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that it is a {{homage}} to Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival.
** It also differs from the band's usual output in two other ways. The lead guitar was played by vocalist Allan Clarke as opposed to usual guitarist Tony Hicks, and it contains a solo vocal from Clarke (one of the Hollies' trademarks was their great harmonies).
* Rollergirl's [[OneHitWonder only major hit]], a cover of Sunscreem's "Love You More," is trance, while most of her other songs are Eiffel-65 style Nu-Italo/Europop.
* Bachman-Turner Overdrive, a band cited as one of the precursors to heavy metal, hit the US top 10 only once - with the novelty song "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."

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* Music/TheHollies' "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" is much harder than their usual material. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that it is a {{homage}} to Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival.
** It also differs from
Furthermore, the band's usual output in two other ways. The lead guitar was played by vocalist Allan Clarke as opposed to usual guitarist Tony Hicks, and it contains a solo vocal from Clarke (one of the Hollies' trademarks was their great harmonies).
vocal harmonies). {{Justified|Trope}} since its InTheStyleOf Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival (Clarke's vocals in this song specifically imitate John Fogerty's from the song "Green River").
* Rollergirl's [[OneHitWonder only major hit]], a cover of Sunscreem's "Love You More," More", is trance, while most of her other songs are Eiffel-65 style Nu-Italo/Europop.
* Bachman-Turner Overdrive, a band cited as one of the precursors to heavy metal, hit the US top 10 only once - with the novelty song "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet."Yet".



* 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!."
* Shinedown's cover of "Simple Man." Constantly screamed for at concerts by drunk people who know the band only for Brent Smith's rendition of this Lynyrd Skynryd classic. Old interviews had the band stating that they would never play it live again, due to guitarist Jasin Todd's departure. It is thought among some fans that the song's resurfacing in their Carnival of Madness tour is due to pressure from their record label Atlantic, and the band actually hates playing the song. Singer Brent Smith has been heard to drop snide remarks at fans who show up only to hear Simple Man ("How many of you want to hear Simple Man so you can leave?").

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* Music/OutKast have long been known for their endlessly creative brand of hip hop. Their biggest hit? "Hey Ya," 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!."
Ya!".
* Shinedown's Music/{{Shinedown}}'s cover of "Simple Man." Man". Constantly screamed for at concerts by drunk people who know the band only for Brent Smith's rendition of this Lynyrd Skynryd Music/LynyrdSkynryd classic. Old interviews had the band stating that they would never play it live again, due to guitarist Jasin Todd's departure. It is thought among some fans that the song's resurfacing in their Carnival of Madness tour is due to pressure from their record label Atlantic, and the band actually hates playing the song. Singer Brent Smith has been heard to drop snide remarks at fans who show up only to hear Simple Man ("How many of you want to hear Simple Man so you can leave?").



* Music/EltonJohn's "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" is one of his best-known songs but is ''much'' harder than his other material. An inversion of the usual scenario.
** Elton also never thought "Bennie And The Jets" was commercial enough to be a hit. It not only ''did'' become a hit, but topped the ''R&B'' charts. Elton was one of the first white performers to play on ''Series/SoulTrain''.

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* Music/EltonJohn's "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" is one of his best-known songs songs, but is ''much'' harder than his other material. An inversion of the usual scenario.
** Elton also never thought "Bennie And The and the Jets" was commercial enough to be a hit. It not only ''did'' become a hit, but topped the ''R&B'' charts. Elton was one of the first white performers to play on ''Series/SoulTrain''.



* Soft Cell's megahit, "Tainted Love," is nothing like most of their other material, which is loaded with kinky sexual content that would not be played on most radio stations. In fact "Tainted Love" was [[CoveredUp originally an obscure 1965 Motown song performed by Gloria Jones]].
* Music/{{Queensryche}}'s sole Top 40 hit, "Silent Lucidity," which is a mainstream rock ballad rather than their prior ProgressiveMetal.

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* Soft Cell's megahit, "Tainted Love," Love", is nothing like most of their other material, which is loaded with kinky sexual content that would not be played on most radio stations. In fact "Tainted Love" was [[CoveredUp originally an obscure 1965 Motown song performed by Gloria Jones]].
* Music/{{Queensryche}}'s sole Top 40 hit, "Silent Lucidity," Lucidity", which is a mainstream rock ballad rather than their prior ProgressiveMetal.



* Subverted by Music/{{Genesis}}. Once a sophisticated progressive rock band, "Follow You, Follow Me" (a gentle love ballad) and especially "Misunderstanding" (a poppier song done in the style of Music/TheBeachBoys) ''should'' by all rights have been Black Sheep Hits for them. But they seemingly decided to go with it, and soon became ''far'' better known for a string of hit singles mostly fairly similar to those songs than for their more progressive work.

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* Subverted by Music/{{Genesis}}. Once a sophisticated progressive rock band, "Follow You, Follow Me" (a gentle love ballad) and especially "Misunderstanding" (a poppier song done in {{in the style of of}} Music/TheBeachBoys) ''should'' by all rights have been Black Sheep Hits for them. But they seemingly decided to go with it, and soon became ''far'' better known for a string of hit singles mostly fairly similar to those songs than for their more progressive work.
20th Dec '17 5:39:27 AM Starshock
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* [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MLg83QMmlGs “Katusha”]] is one of the Red Army Choir's best known songs. While it is a marching song, instead of being about patriotism or killing capitalists and fascists, it's about a young girl's love for a soldier.
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13th Dec '17 11:14:49 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 Music/KeithWhitley'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 Music/KeithWhitley's "When You Say Nothing at All."" The song was a hit due mainly to unsolicited airplay from a tribute album, following closely on Krauss's first mainstream hit, a duet vocal on Shenandoah's "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart" -- which was also a slick, mainstream, mid-90s country ballad.



** 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 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 ballad about DeadSparks that is much different from most the rest of his other songs.either artists' discographies.



* Country music band Little Texas' biggest hit, "My Love", was also the only single with keyboardist Brady Seals on lead vocals instead of usual lead singer Tim Rushlow.
* Although Duane Allen is considered the lead singer of Music/TheOakRidgeBoys, tenor Joe Bonsall sang lead on their most famous song, "Elvira".

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* Country music band Little Texas' biggest hit, "My Love", was also the only single with keyboardist Brady Seals on lead vocals instead of usual lead singer Tim Rushlow.
Rushlow. It was also a more relaxed midtempo song, instead of their usual upbeat country-rock fare or slick power ballads.
* Minor example: Although Duane Allen is considered the lead singer of Music/TheOakRidgeBoys, tenor Joe Bonsall sang lead on their most famous song, "Elvira".



** While most of the songs have Ronnie Dunn doing lead vocals, and his voice is what people think about when they think of Brooks & Dunn, there are a few songs (like "Rock My World" and "Lost and Found") that feature Kix Brooks doing lead vocals. This can be quite confusing if you're a casual fan.
* Music/KennyChesney has three typical modes: beachy JimmyBuffett-esque tunes, introspective acoustic ballads, or arena rock. His two biggest hits on the country charts, "The Good Stuff" and "There Goes My Life", are none of the above. (They're still ballads, but in a markedly different and more mainstream style from his usual ballads such as "Down the Road" or "You and Tequila".)

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** While most of the songs have Ronnie Dunn doing lead vocals, and his voice is what people think about when they think of Brooks & Dunn, there are a few songs (like (most notably "Rock My World" World (Little Country Girl)" and "Lost and Found") that feature Kix Brooks doing lead vocals. This can be quite confusing if you're a casual fan.
* Music/KennyChesney has had three typical modes: styles since scoring his first big hits at the TurnOfTheMillennium: beachy JimmyBuffett-esque tunes, introspective acoustic ballads, or arena rock. His two biggest hits on the country charts, "The Good Stuff" and "There Goes My Life", are none of the above. (They're still ballads, but in a markedly different above -- they're slicker and more mainstream style from his usual ballads such as than the likes of "You and Tequila", "A Lot of Things Different", or "Down the Road" or "You and Tequila".)Road".



* Music/KidRock with "Picture", a country-rock ballad (and duet with Music/SherylCrow) far removed from his usual mashup of hip-hop and rock. The song even became his first hit on ''country'' radio, which had never played him before. (He had another country hit with "All Summer Long" a few years later, which was much closer to his style despite being a total anomaly for that format.)

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* Music/KidRock with "Picture", a country-rock ballad (and duet with Music/SherylCrow) Music/SherylCrow[[note]]the official radio edit [[FakeShemp replaced her vocals]] with those of Allison Moorer, but most stations played the Crow version anyway due to her greater name recognition[[/note]] far removed from his usual mashup of hip-hop and rock. The song even became his first hit on ''country'' radio, which had never played him before. (He had another country hit with "All Summer Long" a few years later, which was much closer to his style despite being a total anomaly for that format.)



* 1990s country star Doug Stone was usually known for being a balladeer, usually with an emphasis on heartbreak. Two of his biggest hits ("A Jukebox with a Country Song" and "Why Didn't I Think of That") were far more uptempo, but not completely outside his comfort zone thematically — the first is about him seeking a place to [[DrowningMySorrows drown his sorrows]] after a fight with the Mrs., while the latter is him observing his girl with someone else. However, "In a Different Light" stands out as a romantic love song about a relationship with an [[OfficeRomance office worker]].

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* 1990s country star Doug Stone was usually known for being a balladeer, usually with an emphasis on heartbreak.heartbreak or sorrow (as exemplified by his debut single "I'd Be Better Off (In a Pine Box)"). Two of his biggest hits ("A Jukebox with a Country Song" and "Why Didn't I Think of That") were far more uptempo, but not completely outside his comfort zone thematically — the first is about him seeking a place to [[DrowningMySorrows drown his sorrows]] after a fight with the Mrs., while the latter is him observing regretting that his girl is now with someone else. However, "In a Different Light" stands out as a romantic love song about a relationship with an [[OfficeRomance office worker]]. "Addicted to a Dollar" and "Born in the Dark" also stand out for having a much harder country-rock edge than the rest of his career.



* Music/MirandaLambert is known for her somewhat prominent rock influence, with up-tempos such as "Kerosene", "Gunpowder & Lead", or "Mama's Broken Heart". But her first top 5 hit was the mid-tempo, bluegrass-influenced "White Liar". And its followup was "The House That Built Me", a sentimental ballad featuring only her voice and guitar, which became her absolute biggest hit to date.

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* Music/MirandaLambert is known for her somewhat prominent rock influence, influence and empowering lyrics, with up-tempos such as "Kerosene", "Gunpowder & Lead", or "Mama's Broken Heart". But her first top 5 hit was the mid-tempo, bluegrass-influenced "White Liar". And its followup was "The House That Built Me", a sentimental ballad featuring only her voice and acoustic guitar, which became her absolute biggest hit to date.



* Maddie & Tae's bro-country-knocking "Girl in a Country Song" is much more mainstream-sounding than their other work, which has a neo-traditional sound comparable to the Dixie Chicks. Of course, the mainstream sound could possibly just be a StealthParody of the modern country sound, given the song's purpose.

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* Maddie & Tae's bro-country-knocking TakeThat to bro-country, "Girl in a Country Song" Song", is much more mainstream-sounding than their other work, which has a neo-traditional sound comparable to the Dixie Chicks. Of course, the mainstream sound could possibly just be a StealthParody of the modern country sound, given Given the song's purpose.purpose, the different sound was likely intended as a StealthParody.



* Lee Ann Womack's career is dominated by neotraditionalist country with plenty of fiddle and steel. But her biggest hit was the slick pop ballad "I Hope You Dance".

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* Lee Ann Womack's career is dominated by neotraditionalist country with twangy vocals and plenty of fiddle and steel. But her biggest hit was the extremely slick pop ballad "I Hope You Dance".



* Music/ZacBrownBand, despite being a constant player of GenreRoulette (they are nominally a country band), pulled this off with "Heavy Is the Head", their 2015 collaboration with Music/ChrisCornell which went to #1 on Mainstream Rock while not charting on any country-based chart. The track is a great deal heavier and harder than anything else ZBB has done before.

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* Music/ZacBrownBand, despite being a constant player of GenreRoulette (they are nominally a country band), pulled this off with "Heavy Is the Head", their 2015 collaboration with Music/ChrisCornell which went to #1 on Mainstream Rock while not charting on any country-based chart.format. The track is a great deal heavier and harder than anything else ZBB has done before. "Beautiful Drug" also stands out as their first stab at an electronica influence.



* One of Music/{{Sugarland}}'s biggest hits was "Stay", a ballad done entirely on organ and acoustic guitar. It also has Jennifer Nettles singing by herself (although other member Kristian Bush is the one playing guitar on the track). The five-minute minimalist ballad was far removed from anything else in Sugarland's discography, never mind anything else on country radio at the time.

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* One of Music/{{Sugarland}}'s biggest hits was "Stay", a ballad done entirely on organ and acoustic guitar. It is also has one of the only songs in their catalog where lead singer Jennifer Nettles singing sings entirely by herself (although the other member member, Kristian Bush Bush, is still the one playing guitar on the track).it). The five-minute minimalist ballad was far removed from anything else in Sugarland's discography, never mind anything else on country radio at the time.


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* Josh Turner is known for his very conservative, old-school approach to country music, with very modest production and lyrics (as exemplified by his breakthrough "Long Black Train", a Southern gospel song that many felt could've been cut in the 1940s or 1950s with almost no changes). But his biggest hits include "Your Man" and "Why Don't We Just Dance", both of which are unusually upbeat and sultry, and "Time Is Love", a more keyboard-driven country-pop song.
13th Dec '17 10:57:19 PM Twentington
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* Music/BobMarley's "One Love" and "Three Little Birds" are happy anomalies in his usually serious rock reggae catalogue, but they are the songs most commonly associated with him. Similarly the album ''[[Music/KayaBobMarleyAlbum Kaya'' sold well but is LighterAndSofter than the rest of his work. It is said that he released accessible material on ''Music/{{Exodus|Album}}'' and ''Kaya'' so that the public would pay attention to his work for his next album ''Music/{{Survival}}'', which contained his most political themes to date. However, they ended up changing the public perception of him to that of a carefree hippie rasta rather than someone who was using his music to call for social change.
** The same can be said about his international hit song "No Woman No Cry" (the version featured on [[Music/LiveBobMarleyAlbum his live record), which is a track most people consider romantic. Yet, the original studio version, found on ''Music/NattyDread'', almost sounds comedic. And despite the fact that Marley did write a lot of love songs: he is also best known for his social commentary, which is overshadowed in "No Woman, No Cry" by its message of love.

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* Music/BobMarley's "One Love" and "Three Little Birds" are happy anomalies in his usually serious rock reggae catalogue, but they are the songs most commonly associated with him. Similarly the album ''[[Music/KayaBobMarleyAlbum Kaya'' Kaya]]'' sold well but is LighterAndSofter than the rest of his work. It is said that he released accessible material on ''Music/{{Exodus|Album}}'' and ''Kaya'' so that the public would pay attention to his work for his next album ''Music/{{Survival}}'', which contained his most political themes to date. However, they ended up changing the public perception of him to that of a carefree hippie rasta rather than someone who was using his music to call for social change.
** The same can be said about his international hit song "No Woman No Cry" (the version featured on [[Music/LiveBobMarleyAlbum his live record), record]]), which is a track most people consider romantic. Yet, the original studio version, found on ''Music/NattyDread'', almost sounds comedic. And despite the fact that Marley did write a lot of love songs: he is also best known for his social commentary, which is overshadowed in "No Woman, No Cry" by its message of love.
13th Dec '17 10:56:52 PM Twentington
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* Music/BobMarley's "One Love" and "Three Little Birds" are happy anomalies in his usually serious rock reggae catalogue, but they are the songs most commonly associated with him. Similarly the album ''[[Music/KayaBobMarleyAlbum Kaya'' sold well but is LighterAndSofter than the rest of his work. It is said that he released accessible material on ''Music/{{Exodus|Album'' and ''Kaya'' so that the public would pay attention to his work for his next album ''Music/{{Survival}}'', which contained his most political themes to date. However, they ended up changing the public perception of him to that of a carefree hippie rasta rather than someone who was using his music to call for social change.

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* Music/BobMarley's "One Love" and "Three Little Birds" are happy anomalies in his usually serious rock reggae catalogue, but they are the songs most commonly associated with him. Similarly the album ''[[Music/KayaBobMarleyAlbum Kaya'' sold well but is LighterAndSofter than the rest of his work. It is said that he released accessible material on ''Music/{{Exodus|Album'' ''Music/{{Exodus|Album}}'' and ''Kaya'' so that the public would pay attention to his work for his next album ''Music/{{Survival}}'', which contained his most political themes to date. However, they ended up changing the public perception of him to that of a carefree hippie rasta rather than someone who was using his music to call for social change.
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