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25th Jun '16 11:54:32 PM bt8257
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** As a "solo" artist, Valli released several songs from his 1953 debut, but it wasn't until 1967 when he released "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" that he proved he was just as good "solo". That led to signature "solo" hits like "My Eyes Adored You" and "Grease."

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** As a "solo" artist, Valli released several songs from his 1953 debut, but it wasn't until 1967 when he released "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" that he proved he was just as good "solo". That led to signature "solo" hits like "My Eyes Adored You" and "Grease.""Grease".



*** '''Music/PaulMcCartney''': Either "Another Day" or "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", both 1971 and from his album ''Ram''. Although "Another Day" was a top 5 hit in the spring of 1971, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" and not just because it was his first solo No. 1 is far better known.
*** '''Music/GeorgeHarrison''': "My Sweet Lord". Reaching No. 1 the day after Christmas 1970, he was the first Beatle to have a solo No. 1 hit. (Incidentally, 17 years later, he was the last to have a solo No. 1, with "Got My Mind Set on You".) As a member of the Beatles, the first song that really got him noticed was "Something", the flip side of "Come Together".
*** '''Music/RingoStarr''': "It Don't Come Easy," from the spring of 1971. Although the song was not his first single release that honor goes to "Beaucoups of Blues" a year earlier, shortly after the breakup of the Beatles this was his first legitimate hit. Ringo, incidentally, was the last Beatle to taste individual success, but for a time in the 1970s, he was more consistently successful than Paul.

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*** '''Music/PaulMcCartney''': Either "Another Day" or "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", both 1971 and from his album ''Ram''.''Music/{{Ram}}''. Although "Another Day" was a top 5 hit in the spring of 1971, "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" and not just because it was his first solo No. 1 is far better known.
*** '''Music/GeorgeHarrison''': "My Sweet Lord".Lord", from ''Music/AllThingsMustPass''. Reaching No. 1 the day after Christmas 1970, he was the first Beatle to have a solo No. 1 hit. (Incidentally, 17 years later, he was the last to have a solo No. 1, with "Got My Mind Set on You".) As a member of the Beatles, Beatle, the first song that really got him noticed was "Something", the flip side of "Come Together".
*** '''Music/RingoStarr''': "It Don't Come Easy," Easy", from the spring of 1971. Although the song was not his first single release that honor goes to "Beaucoups of Blues" a year earlier, shortly after the breakup of the Beatles this was his first legitimate hit. Ringo, incidentally, was the last Beatle to taste individual success, but for a time in the 1970s, he was more consistently successful than Paul.



* '''Music/{{Genesis}}''': Although they had a top 25 hit with "Follow You, Follow Me" in 1978, there was no "Misunderstanding" this English band's true breakthrough came in 1980. It was the song "That's All" from 1984 that established them as the pop-rock band they would become better known as; their album ''Invisible Touch'' would solidify that later on.

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* '''Music/{{Genesis}}''': Although they had a top 25 hit with "Follow You, Follow Me" in 1978, there was no "Misunderstanding" this English band's their true breakthrough came in 1980. It was the song "That's All" from 1984 1983 that established them as the pop-rock band they would become better known as; their album ''Invisible Touch'' would solidify that later on.



* '''Music/{{Slayer}}''': ''Reign in Blood''. Before that, they were just another {{thrash|Metal}} act. Afterwords, they were one of '''the''' thrash acts alongside Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/{{Megadeth}}, and Music/{{Anthrax}}.

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* '''Music/{{Slayer}}''': ''Reign in Blood''. ''Music/ReignInBlood''. Before that, they were just another {{thrash|Metal}} act. {{thrash metal}} band. Afterwords, they were one of '''the''' thrash acts Big Four of Thrash alongside Music/{{Metallica}}, Music/{{Megadeth}}, and Music/{{Anthrax}}.



* '''Music/BruceSpringsteen''': ''Born to Run''. Although he never had a Top 10 hit until 1980's "Hungry Heart," his 1975 debut hit which sputtered out at No. 23 got him on the covers of ''Time'' and ''Newsweek'' (the same week), resulted in a parody of both the singer (Bruce Stringbean and the S Street Band) and song ("Born to Add") on ''Series/SesameStreet'' and remains a staple of oldies and classic hits station playlists.

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* '''Music/BruceSpringsteen''': ''Born to Run''.''Music/BornToRun''. Although he never had a Top 10 hit until 1980's "Hungry Heart," his 1975 debut hit which sputtered out at No. 23 got him on the covers of ''Time'' and ''Newsweek'' (the same week), resulted in a parody of both the singer (Bruce Stringbean and the S Street Band) and song ("Born to Add") on ''Series/SesameStreet'' and remains a staple of oldies and classic hits station playlists.



* '''Music/TheMoodyBlues''': ''Days of Future Passed''.

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* '''Music/TheMoodyBlues''': ''Days of Future Passed''.Passed'', more specifically "Nights in White Satin".



* '''Music/{{Metallica}}''': They had reached the top 30 with ''Master of Puppets'', but their mainstream success begun with "One" (which was even their first music video), and the top 10 album that yielded it, ''...And Justice for All''.

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* '''Music/{{Metallica}}''': They had reached the top 30 with ''Master of Puppets'', ''Music/MasterOfPuppets'', but their mainstream success begun with "One" (which was even their first music video), and the top 10 album that yielded it, ''...And Justice for All''.



* '''Music/{{Dragonforce}}''': "[[VideoGame/GuitarHero Through the Fire and the Flames]]" and only after its appearance in Guitar Hero.

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* '''Music/{{Dragonforce}}''': "[[VideoGame/GuitarHero Through the Fire and the Flames]]" and only after its appearance in Guitar Hero.
24th Jun '16 11:12:04 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern/ComicBook/GreenArrow'' for Creator/DennisONeil.

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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern/ComicBook/GreenArrow'' ''Franchise/GreenLantern/ComicBook/GreenArrow'' for Creator/DennisONeil.
24th Jun '16 11:11:36 AM Doug86
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* ''ComicBook/{{Green Lantern}}/ComicBook/{{Green Arrow}}'' for Creator/DennisONeil.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Green Lantern}}/ComicBook/{{Green Arrow}}'' ''ComicBook/GreenLantern/ComicBook/GreenArrow'' for Creator/DennisONeil.
23rd Jun '16 6:05:27 AM MrLavisherMoot
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' for Creator/TakeTwoInteractive's Rockstar Games branch, less than two months ahead of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''. They've had many modest hits prior to ''GTA 3'' including [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII its direct predecessor]], but none of them have made a fraction of ''3[='=]s'' cultural impact.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' for Creator/TakeTwoInteractive's Rockstar Games branch, less than two months ahead of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''. They've had many modest hits prior to ''GTA 3'' including [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2 its direct predecessor]], but none of them have made a fraction of ''3[='=]s'' cultural impact.
19th Jun '16 4:47:23 PM Twentington
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* '''[=LoCash=]''' had been around for several years under their original name [=LoCash=] Cowboys. They released a few singles for R & J Records, but the label closed before they could get an album out. They then moved to Average Joes, and put out an album though none of its singles went anywhere, despite the duo writing "You Gonna Fly" for Music/KeithUrban and "Truck Yeah" for Music/TimMcGraw. But it was upon signing to the newly started independent Reviver label that the duo scored its first hit in 2015 with "I Love This Life".
17th Jun '16 1:29:31 AM erforce
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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' for Creator/{{Rare}} (as a second-party developer before they were bought by Microsoft).

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* ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry1'' for Creator/{{Rare}} (as a second-party developer before they were bought by Microsoft).
7th Jun '16 8:40:10 AM WaxingName
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' for Music/TobyFox. Granted, Toby is more of a musician than a game developer by trade, as seen by his contributions to ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' for Music/TobyFox. Granted, Toby is more of a musician than a game developer by trade, as seen by his contributions to ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}''.''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' and an ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' tribute album.
4th Jun '16 1:12:13 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'' for Creator/BlueSkyStudios.
2nd Jun '16 12:43:21 PM eatcakebydaocean
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* '''Music/Ke$ha''': The pop-singer started off as an unknown songwriter, but she then provided uncredited vocals for {{Music/Flo Rida}}'s massive #1 hit "Right Round", this however didn't bring her to fame. Her real rise to prominence was when she released her debut single ''Tik Tok'' in 2009, which became a smash hit peaking at #1 in several countries, helping her several other singles rise up on the charts all in 2010, making her the most successful new artist of 2010.

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* '''Music/Ke$ha''': '''Music/Kesha''': The pop-singer started off as an unknown songwriter, but she then provided uncredited vocals for {{Music/Flo Rida}}'s massive #1 hit "Right Round", this however didn't bring her to fame. Her real rise to prominence was when she released her debut single ''Tik Tok'' in 2009, which became a smash hit peaking at #1 in several countries, helping her several other singles rise up on the charts all in 2010, making her the most successful new artist of 2010.
2nd Jun '16 12:24:03 PM eatcakebydaocean
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* '''Music/FifthHarmony: Similar to One Direction, they were already signed to the X-Factor prior to their radio success, but they didn't gain mainstream attention until their breakthrough hit, "Worth It". Their debut single "Miss Movin' On" garnered moderate traction, but it failed to become massive, ultimately peaking at #75. "Worth It" was the real hit that rose the American girl-group to prominence, despite not reaching the Top 10 but peaking at #12 holding a strong spot in the Top 20. However, "Work From Home" is their most successfully-charting single, so far peaking at #4.

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* '''Music/FifthHarmony: '''Music/FifthHarmony''': Similar to One Direction, they were already signed to the X-Factor prior to their radio success, but they didn't gain mainstream attention until their breakthrough hit, hit; "Worth It". Their debut single "Miss Movin' On" garnered moderate traction, but it failed to become massive, ultimately peaking at #75. "Worth It" was the real hit that rose the American girl-group to prominence, despite not reaching the Top 10 but peaking at #12 and holding a strong spot in the Top 20. However, "Work From Home" is their most successfully-charting single, so far peaking at #4.#4.
* '''Music/Ke$ha''': The pop-singer started off as an unknown songwriter, but she then provided uncredited vocals for {{Music/Flo Rida}}'s massive #1 hit "Right Round", this however didn't bring her to fame. Her real rise to prominence was when she released her debut single ''Tik Tok'' in 2009, which became a smash hit peaking at #1 in several countries, helping her several other singles rise up on the charts all in 2010, making her the most successful new artist of 2010.



* '''Music/TwentyOnePilots''': They had been around for a while and garnered mass acclaim from fans for their NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly style, but never truly had a hit of their own until the one-two punch 2013's "Holding on to You" and "House of Gold". Although they both did reasonably well, and got parent album ''Vessels'' some attention, it went largely unnoticed by mainstream audiences. 2015's "Tear in My Heart", which became their first huge hit on alternative radio and propelled its parent album ''Blurryface'' to the top of the charts. Then they released "Stressed Out", which made it all they to ''#2'' on the ''pop charts'' and became bigger than "Tear in My Heart" ever was.

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* '''Music/TwentyOnePilots''': They had been around for a while and garnered mass acclaim from fans for their NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly style, but never truly had a hit of their own until the one-two punch 2013's "Holding on to You" and "House of Gold". Although they both did reasonably well, and got parent album ''Vessels'' some attention, it went largely unnoticed by mainstream audiences. 2015's "Tear in My Heart", which became their first huge hit on alternative radio and propelled its parent album ''Blurryface'' to the top of the charts. Then they released "Stressed Out", which made it all they to ''#2'' on the ''pop charts'' ''Billboard Hot 100'' and became bigger than "Tear in My Heart" ever was.
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