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25th May '16 2:11:49 PM Alucard
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** Happened in a much more typical fashion with their orchestral cover of the 60's folk classic "[[Music/SimonAndGarfunkel The Sound of Silence]]," which charted higher than anything they've ever done and saw them gain exposure on ''Series/{{Conan}}'', ''[[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Gears of War 4]]'' and ''Series/DancingWithTheStars''. Besides one [[ElectronicMusic electronic rock ballad]], the album it came from is one of their heaviest yet.
21st May '16 10:02:42 PM erforce
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* Ray Parker Jr.'s "Film/{{Ghostbusters}}", which sounds uncannily like a Huey Lewis and the News song but sounds nothing like Parker's other work.
** Actually, its uncanny similarity to a *specific* Huey Lewis and the News song ("I Want a New Drug") led to legal action being taken and an out-of-court settlement.

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* Ray Parker Jr.'s "Film/{{Ghostbusters}}", "Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}", which sounds uncannily like a Huey Lewis and the News Music/HueyLewisAndTheNews song "I Want a New Drug" but sounds nothing like Parker's other work.
** Actually, its uncanny similarity to a *specific* Huey Lewis and the News song ("I Want a New Drug")
work.This led to legal action being taken and an out-of-court settlement.
19th May '16 7:38:38 AM rjd1922
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* The now-defunct Website/YouTube channel "foreverpandering" had a few videos of him ranting about terrible gaming channels. A popular series of his was just called "iJustine", where he took the piss out of iJustine's playthrough of Portal 2. The people who found these videos on his channel also found videos about other gaming channels that he thought were bad, such as LetsPlay/ElectricalBeast and MinecraftChick, so naturally people assumed that he uploaded videos like that regularly. They subscribed, only to find him uploading song covers and making rants about things that aren't gaming channels. He never made another gaming channel rant again.

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* The now-defunct Website/YouTube channel "foreverpandering" had a few videos of him ranting about terrible gaming channels. A popular series of his was just called "iJustine", where he took the piss out of iJustine's playthrough of Portal 2.''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}''. The people who found these videos on his channel also found videos about other gaming channels that he thought were bad, such as LetsPlay/ElectricalBeast and MinecraftChick, so naturally people assumed that he uploaded videos like that regularly. They subscribed, only to find him uploading song covers and making rants about things that aren't gaming channels. He never made another gaming channel rant again.
5th May '16 5:46:36 PM livestockgeorge
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** Which is largely because they had undergone massive turnover right before that album. It was the same band InNameOnly.
29th Apr '16 9:54:06 AM Sunburst
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* MusicEmerson, Lake & Palmer's "Lucky Man". ELP's first album did not have enough material to meet contract obligations, and thus Greg Lake decided to record a song he had written when he was twelve. It is very atypical of the band, in that it focused mainly on acoustic guitar and singing instead of keyboards and instrumentals. A song meant to be a filler turned out to be a sucessful hit, reaching number 48 in Billboard Hot 100. As a result, Lake would write and play acoustic guitar ballads on later albums, such as "From The Beginning", "Still... You Turn Me On" and "C'est La Vie", some of which were Black Sheep Hits in their own right.

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* MusicEmerson, Lake & Palmer's Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer's "Lucky Man". ELP's first album did not have enough material to meet contract obligations, and thus Greg Lake decided to record a song he had written when he was twelve. It is very atypical of the band, in that it focused mainly on acoustic guitar and singing instead of keyboards and instrumentals. A song meant to be a filler turned out to be a sucessful hit, reaching number 48 in Billboard Hot 100. As a result, Lake would write and play acoustic guitar ballads on later albums, such as "From The Beginning", "Still... You Turn Me On" and "C'est La Vie", some of which were Black Sheep Hits in their own right.
29th Apr '16 9:51:24 AM Sunburst
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* Emerson, Lake & Palmer's "Lucky Man". ELP's first album was not long enough, and Greg Lake decided to record a song he had written when he was twelve. It is very atypical of the band, in that it focused mainly on acoustic guitar and singing instead of keyboards and instrumentals. A song meant to be a filler turned out to be one of their greatest hits. As a result, Lake would write and play acoustic guitar ballads on later albums, such as "From The Beginning", "Still... You Turn Me On" and "C'est La Vie", some of which were Black Sheep Hits in their own right.

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* Emerson, MusicEmerson, Lake & Palmer's "Lucky Man". ELP's first album was did not long enough, have enough material to meet contract obligations, and thus Greg Lake decided to record a song he had written when he was twelve. It is very atypical of the band, in that it focused mainly on acoustic guitar and singing instead of keyboards and instrumentals. A song meant to be a filler turned out to be one of their greatest hits.a sucessful hit, reaching number 48 in Billboard Hot 100. As a result, Lake would write and play acoustic guitar ballads on later albums, such as "From The Beginning", "Still... You Turn Me On" and "C'est La Vie", some of which were Black Sheep Hits in their own right.
26th Apr '16 4:08:48 PM Hossmeister
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** "Big Me", an upbeat jangly PowerPop song, was their first major hit single and [[SurprisinglyGentleSong unlike any of their normal hits]].

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** "Big Me", from [[Music/FooFightersAlbum their debut]], is an upbeat jangly PowerPop song, and it was their first major hit single and [[SurprisinglyGentleSong unlike any of their normal hits]].
24th Apr '16 1:55:43 AM aye_amber
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* Music/ThirtyEightSpecial is known for their guitar-driven Southern rock. Yet their biggest hit was the synth-driven ballad "Second Chance", released in 1989 and a "comeback" single (it had been several years since they'd had a top 40 hit) to boot.

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* Music/ThirtyEightSpecial ''.38 Special'' is known for their guitar-driven Southern rock. Yet their biggest hit was the synth-driven ballad "Second Chance", released in 1989 and a "comeback" single (it had been several years since they'd had a top 40 hit) to boot.
22nd Apr '16 6:14:58 AM Doug86
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* Music/TheBangles write the vast majority of their own songs, but of their four best-charting singles, "Manic Monday" was written by {{Prince}} (and sounds like it, being a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute vocally for his "1999"), "Walk Like An Egyptian" was a novelty song, "Hazy Shade of Winter" was a cover, and "Eternal Flame" was the only ballad on ''Everything''.

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* Music/TheBangles write the vast majority of their own songs, but of their four best-charting singles, "Manic Monday" was written by {{Prince}} Music/{{Prince}} (and sounds like it, being a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute vocally for his "1999"), "Walk Like An Egyptian" was a novelty song, "Hazy Shade of Winter" was a cover, and "Eternal Flame" was the only ballad on ''Everything''.
18th Apr '16 12:10:27 AM aye_amber
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* While calling any of their songs a "hit" would be stretching it, the cult classic DeathMetal band EdgeOfSanity is best known for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwhzmUismio "Black Tears"]], a catchy punk/alternative rock-influenced song which has been covered by numerous other metal bands including HeavenShallBurn and EternalTearsOfSorrow. Even with singer Dan Swanö's new band Nightingale, it remains a SignatureSong that gets played at most live shows and has become an AudienceParticipationSong.

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* While calling any of their songs a "hit" would be stretching it, the cult classic DeathMetal band EdgeOfSanity Music/EdgeOfSanity is best known for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwhzmUismio "Black Tears"]], a catchy punk/alternative rock-influenced song which has been covered by numerous other metal bands including HeavenShallBurn and EternalTearsOfSorrow. Even with singer Dan Swanö's new band Nightingale, it remains a SignatureSong that gets played at most live shows and has become an AudienceParticipationSong.
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