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16th Sep '17 5:45:16 PM Lirodon
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* Gary Con, a small gaming convention in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin that honors the work of ''Dungeons & Dragons'' co-creator and Lake Geneva native Gary Gygax, was namedropped in an episode of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Its attendance saw an abrupt jump that year.
29th Aug '17 5:46:12 PM nombretomado
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* SpikeandBarleyPlay's let's play of VideoGame/SvenCoop 's AfraidofMonsters port caused it to explode into fame, which unfortunately directly led to its permanent shut-down.

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* SpikeandBarleyPlay's let's play of VideoGame/SvenCoop 's AfraidofMonsters ''VideoGame/AfraidofMonsters'' port caused it to explode into fame, which unfortunately directly led to its permanent shut-down.
18th Aug '17 8:39:18 AM IBMayhem
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* Also inverted to a lesser extent by the Music/SilversunPickups. Though not exactly in mainstream pop-culture (they're still signed to indy label Dangerbird Reccords), they ''were'' a surprise hit with their first studio albuum, and they appeared on Creator/DavidLetterman's late night show ''because'' they had just showed up on the radar.

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* Also inverted to a lesser extent by the Music/SilversunPickups. Though not exactly in mainstream pop-culture (they're still signed to indy label Dangerbird Reccords), they ''were'' a surprise hit with their first studio albuum, album, and they appeared on Creator/DavidLetterman's late night show ''because'' they had just showed up on the radar.
5th Aug '17 6:52:47 AM PowerfulLewpster
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* The reggaeton song "Despacito" by Puerto Rican musicians Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was already popular in Spanish-speaking countries as well as on the U.S. Latin charts, and it's no wonder how it's become '''the second most-viewed YouTube video of all time in just seven months'''. However, the remix with Music/JustinBieber got it international attention, although first only to Bieber's fanbase. It continued to blow up afterwards, eventually being pushed to the top of the Hot 100, making it the first mostly-Spanish song '''and''' the first song that primarily is not in the English language[[note]](other than a verse by Bieber at the beginning and one translated line by Luis Fonsi, the song is entirely in Spanish)[[/note]] to do so since "Macarena" in 1996.

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* The reggaeton song "Despacito" by Puerto Rican musicians Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was already popular in Spanish-speaking countries as well as on the U.S. Latin charts, and it's no wonder how it's become '''the second most-viewed YouTube video of all time in just seven months'''. However, the remix with Music/JustinBieber got it international attention, although first only to Bieber's fanbase. It continued to blow up afterwards, eventually being pushed to the top of the Hot 100, making it the first mostly-Spanish song '''and''' the first song that primarily is not in the English language[[note]](other than a verse by Bieber at the beginning and one translated line by Luis Fonsi, the song is entirely in Spanish)[[/note]] to do so since "Macarena" in 1996.
1st Aug '17 2:08:58 AM PowerfulLewpster
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* The reggaeton song "Despacito" by Puerto Rican musicians Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was already popular in Spanish-speaking countries as well as on the U.S. Latin charts, and it's no wonder how it's now in the top 3 most-viewed YouTube videos '''of all time in just six months'''. However, the remix with Music/JustinBieber got it international attention, although first only to Bieber's fanbase. It continued to blow up afterwards, eventually being pushed to the top of the Hot 100, making it the first mostly-Spanish song '''and''' the first song that primarily is not in the English language[[note]](other than a verse by Bieber at the beginning and one translated line by Luis Fonsi, the song is entirely in Spanish)[[/note]] to do so since "Macarena" in 1996.

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* The reggaeton song "Despacito" by Puerto Rican musicians Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was already popular in Spanish-speaking countries as well as on the U.S. Latin charts, and it's no wonder how it's now in the top 3 become '''the second most-viewed YouTube videos '''of video of all time in just six seven months'''. However, the remix with Music/JustinBieber got it international attention, although first only to Bieber's fanbase. It continued to blow up afterwards, eventually being pushed to the top of the Hot 100, making it the first mostly-Spanish song '''and''' the first song that primarily is not in the English language[[note]](other than a verse by Bieber at the beginning and one translated line by Luis Fonsi, the song is entirely in Spanish)[[/note]] to do so since "Macarena" in 1996.
30th Jul '17 10:57:49 AM PowerfulLewpster
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** On Radio/TheVodafoneBigTop40 in the UK, Despacito holds the no. 1 spot for '''eleven weeks'''. This beats the previous holder, "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Music/BrunoMars, by ''four weeks’'. And that’s just five weeks away from the longest song at no. 1 on any UK chart ("[[Music/BryanAdams (Everything I Do) I Do it For You]]").

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** On Radio/TheVodafoneBigTop40 in the UK, Despacito holds held the no. 1 spot for '''eleven weeks'''. This beats the previous holder, "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Music/BrunoMars, by ''four weeks’'. weeks''. And that’s that's just five weeks away from the longest song at no. 1 on any UK chart ("[[Music/BryanAdams (Everything I Do) I Do it For You]]").You]]”). It took until July 30, 2017 when it was finally knocked off its top spot by "[[Music/CalvinHarris Feels]]".
29th Jul '17 11:47:18 PM Scsigs
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** Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer owe a ''huge'' chunk of their success to Music/OneDirection for bringing them on tour with them in 2013. Their exposure to their fans through that made them go from an obscure YouTube cover band from Australia to a large young Pop Rock group who have over ''50'' songs over 2 years and their own record label. Most bands similar to them have to wait ''years'' before reaching even a fraction of the kind of success they've had. A lot of detractors of them agree that most of their fame is undeserved based on the music they've produced thus far being subpar at best.



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* ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' saw a massive spike in Steam downloads after Yahtzee praised the game in a ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' review - so much so that the Steam advert for the game actually quoted Yahtzee on how great the game is.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{ARMA}} ARMA 2]]'', a realistic FPS/simulator, had a huge increase in sales when ''VideoGame/DayZ'' (a zombie mod for the game) was released.
* Creator/ConanOBrien, attempting to take the place of Oprah, has recommended several kitschy items, from ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'' to a Creator/StevenSeagal album to a calendar entitled ''Extraordinary Chickens''. Sure enough, they've gone up in popularity, and their Amazon pages show that people who buy one will frequently buy others.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' sold around 1000 copies after being referenced on the Creator/{{Valve|Software}} blog. Shortly afterward, ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' made a series of comics about it, which led to 7000 more sales and a server meltdown.
** Likewise, ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' was an obscure indie game until the ''Minecraft'' devs mentioned it on their blog. Sales shot up to the point that it was higher on Steam's bestseller list than ''Portal 2'' for several days.
** ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' causes a similar effect whenever they mention ''anything''. This is probably why Creator/{{Nintendo}} got them to do a five-part ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' comic. So a frequent a phenomenon that it has been named. When the mention of a website on ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' leads to so many hits that the website's servers go down, it is said that the website in question has been "wanged". Jerry "Tycho" Holkins wrote that a recommendation from them can seem like a hostile act, "functionally indistinguishable from a Denial Of Service attack".
* Two consecutive bumps for ''VideoGame/SpiralKnights''. When the game was integrated with Steam, there was a sudden influx of players. Later that day, ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' updated and added a hat themed around one of the helmets of the game, which created another rush of players, some asking how to get the new hat.
** ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' in general has this effect on games which offer in-game promotional items as pre-order bonuses, particularly if promotional weapons are being offered.
* One brand of cologne has received a rather sudden boost in sales. The cause? Both 2chan and 4chan noticed that the bottle resembled one that Kotetsu Kaburagi from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' owned and decided they needed to know what Kotetsu smelled like.
* ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' did two episodes on games from the XBox Line Indie, the majority of the games were harpooned for their poor quality, until the last one on the second episode, which ended with them saying outright that everybody should buy ''T.E.C 3001''. It went from rank 151 to 80 in under one hour of the video being released.
* Among the {{LEGO}} fandom, [[http://www.brickset.com/ Brickset]] is a prominent cause of a variation of this trope, usually used in description of online sales or premature uploading of information on future sets - once such a sale gets mentioned on Brickset, it's often sold out within a matter of hours. This has been dubbed the "Brickset effect".
* After being mentioned in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawarma Shawarma]] has shown a [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/avengers-shawarma-scene-i_n_1500762.html dramatic rise in popularity.]]
* This pretty much happens to anything mentioned on ''Series/TheApprentice'' or ''Series/DragonsDen'' (aka ''[[MarketBasedTitle Shark Tank]]''). For example, after Keynoir was mentioned in an episode, their Twitter account basically exploded in popularity. Not to mention how some products now actually advertise 'featured on Dragon's Den' on the packaging... Or how the Bridge Cafe went from an [[GreasySpoon extremely obscure local eatery]] to somewhere fans of the show end up trying to visit.
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' barely broke 150,000 copies of UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game sales. Then Neku was featured in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. Cue the game shooting up the Amazon bestseller list and more people playing this well-received but overlooked game.
** Heck, a major reason why ''Film/TronLegacy'' came to be was because of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', which includes a world based on [[{{Film/Tron}} the original film]]. The world, called Space Paranoids, became [[EnsembleDarkhorse quite popular]] with the fanbase, and gained the origin film new fans. When The Grid was confirmed for [=KH3D=], many fans rejoiced!
* Matt Smith's bow-tie wearing [[Series/DoctorWho Eleventh Doctor]] led to a dramatic increase in bow tie sales.
* The Brazilian Ministry of Defense gave one for the app-game ''Banana Kong''. ItMakesSenseInContext: a functionary of the ministry published in the official Website/{{Twitter}} [[http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/tec/1240377-vendas-de-banana-kong-crescem-500-no-brasil-apos-tuite-do-ministerio-da-defesa.shtml a tweet]] telling he reached 370 meters. Sales exploded afterwards, even if the tweet was deleted.
* A lot of Creator/{{Nintendo}} properties get a lot of exposure when featured in their crossover MascotFighter, ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.
** The biggest example of this was the positive response given to the appearence of ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' characters [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy]] in ''Melee'' leading to the previously Japan-only series becoming another one of Nintendo's global franchises.
** The inclusion of Ness from ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' in the first game also led to people going back to (re)play it, resulting in the previously overlooked game being VindicatedByHistory.
** After Pit from ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' made the ''Brawl'' roster, the character's popularity allowed his series to get [[KidIcarusUprising its first sequel]] in '''twenty-one years'''.
** When fans were allowed to vote on a character to be a DLC fighter in ''3DS[=/=]Wii U'', various groups rallied to get their favourite character onto the roster so this trope could be invoked for their chosen franchise. After months of voting, the titular character from AcclaimedFlop ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' got the spot.
* The release of ''{{Sideways}}'' had a very positive effect on sales of Pinot noir wines, and a (smaller) negative effect on sales of Merlot. This was dubbed "The Sideways Effect" in the winemaking industry.
** Similarly, the manga series ''Manga/KamiNoShizuku'' has influenced wine sales in Asia. A mention in-series can boost the popularity of previously obscure wines, and the series is credited with helping wine sales in South Korea rise from under a third of the alcohol market to ''70 percent''.
* ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' features the character Gamzee, who loves drinking Faygo, and this has increased Faygo sales a bit, especially in places where you can't find Faygo in stores and have to order it over the web.
* Wendsleydale cheese has been saved from obscurity by WallaceAndGromit. Wallace is obsessed with cheese in general but Wendsleydale is his favourite.
* In scale modelling, the popularity of both ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' has resulted in increased sales of model tanks.
* When ''VideoGame/DuckHunt'' was first released in Japan in 1984, it was still pretty early during the Famicom's lifespan, barely a blip in most people's radar as a result. The game's main novelty at the time was the fact that it was one of the first games to support the Famicom's light gun controller alongside ''Wild Gunman'' and ''Hogan's Alley''. However, its inclusion as a pack-in game in most NES console bundles, initially in the Deluxe Set with the R.O.B. robotic buddy, later on in the more popular Action Set as a 2-in-1 cartridge alongside ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'', led it to become one of the most widely distributed Nintendo game for the console, ensuring a presence in the collective consciousness of NES players. This eventually led to the dog and duck duo from the game becoming a fighter in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. 4]]''.
* Tickle Me Elmo sales went through the roof after the toy was featured on an episode of ''The Rosie O'Donnell Show'' where she would throw out one of the dolls into the audience whenever a guest said "wall".
* Reddit, a link-sharing site, has this effect from time to time. One example is when the site crashed another webpage selling a 'Freshly Signed Divorce Papers' scented candle ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3fsyve/i_created_an_online_candle_company_reddit_made_it/ See here]]}.
** Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Top_25_Report report of the 25 most popular pages of the week]] usually has an entry boosted by Reddit (specially r/todayilearned) - though the author(s) often complain how searching Reddit to find out said proof engine is not always easy.
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* Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer owe a ''huge'' chunk of their success to Music/OneDirection for bringing them on tour with them in 2013. Their exposure to their fans through that made them go from an obscure YouTube cover band from Australia to a large young Pop Rock group who have over ''50'' songs over 2 years and their own record label. Most bands similar to them have to wait ''years'' before reaching even a fraction of the kind of success they've had. A lot of detractors of them agree that most of their fame is undeserved based on the music they've produced thus far being subpar at best.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Painkiller}}'' saw a massive spike in Steam downloads after Yahtzee praised the game in a ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' review - so much so that the Steam advert for the game actually quoted Yahtzee on how great the game is.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{ARMA}} ARMA 2]]'', a realistic FPS/simulator, had a huge increase in sales when ''VideoGame/DayZ'' (a zombie mod for the game) was released.
* Creator/ConanOBrien, attempting to take the place of Oprah, has recommended several kitschy items, from ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'' to a Creator/StevenSeagal album to a calendar entitled ''Extraordinary Chickens''. Sure enough, they've gone up in popularity, and their Amazon pages show that people who buy one will frequently buy others.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' sold around 1000 copies after being referenced on the Creator/{{Valve|Software}} blog. Shortly afterward, ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' made a series of comics about it, which led to 7000 more sales and a server meltdown.
** Likewise, ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' was an obscure indie game until the ''Minecraft'' devs mentioned it on their blog. Sales shot up to the point that it was higher on Steam's bestseller list than ''Portal 2'' for several days.
** ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' causes a similar effect whenever they mention ''anything''. This is probably why Creator/{{Nintendo}} got them to do a five-part ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' comic. So a frequent a phenomenon that it has been named. When the mention of a website on ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' leads to so many hits that the website's servers go down, it is said that the website in question has been "wanged". Jerry "Tycho" Holkins wrote that a recommendation from them can seem like a hostile act, "functionally indistinguishable from a Denial Of Service attack".
* Two consecutive bumps for ''VideoGame/SpiralKnights''. When the game was integrated with Steam, there was a sudden influx of players. Later that day, ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' updated and added a hat themed around one of the helmets of the game, which created another rush of players, some asking how to get the new hat.
** ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' in general has this effect on games which offer in-game promotional items as pre-order bonuses, particularly if promotional weapons are being offered.
* One brand of cologne has received a rather sudden boost in sales. The cause? Both 2chan and 4chan noticed that the bottle resembled one that Kotetsu Kaburagi from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' owned and decided they needed to know what Kotetsu smelled like.
* ''WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay'' did two episodes on games from the XBox Line Indie, the majority of the games were harpooned for their poor quality, until the last one on the second episode, which ended with them saying outright that everybody should buy ''T.E.C 3001''. It went from rank 151 to 80 in under one hour of the video being released.
* Among the {{LEGO}} fandom, [[http://www.brickset.com/ Brickset]] is a prominent cause of a variation of this trope, usually used in description of online sales or premature uploading of information on future sets - once such a sale gets mentioned on Brickset, it's often sold out within a matter of hours. This has been dubbed the "Brickset effect".
* After being mentioned in ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawarma Shawarma]] has shown a [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/avengers-shawarma-scene-i_n_1500762.html dramatic rise in popularity.]]
* This pretty much happens to anything mentioned on ''Series/TheApprentice'' or ''Series/DragonsDen'' (aka ''[[MarketBasedTitle Shark Tank]]''). For example, after Keynoir was mentioned in an episode, their Twitter account basically exploded in popularity. Not to mention how some products now actually advertise 'featured on Dragon's Den' on the packaging... Or how the Bridge Cafe went from an [[GreasySpoon extremely obscure local eatery]] to somewhere fans of the show end up trying to visit.
* ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'' barely broke 150,000 copies of UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game sales. Then Neku was featured in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance''. Cue the game shooting up the Amazon bestseller list and more people playing this well-received but overlooked game.
** Heck, a major reason why ''Film/TronLegacy'' came to be was because of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', which includes a world based on [[{{Film/Tron}} the original film]]. The world, called Space Paranoids, became [[EnsembleDarkhorse quite popular]] with the fanbase, and gained the origin film new fans. When The Grid was confirmed for [=KH3D=], many fans rejoiced!
* Matt Smith's bow-tie wearing [[Series/DoctorWho Eleventh Doctor]] led to a dramatic increase in bow tie sales.
* The Brazilian Ministry of Defense gave one for the app-game ''Banana Kong''. ItMakesSenseInContext: a functionary of the ministry published in the official Website/{{Twitter}} [[http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/tec/1240377-vendas-de-banana-kong-crescem-500-no-brasil-apos-tuite-do-ministerio-da-defesa.shtml a tweet]] telling he reached 370 meters. Sales exploded afterwards, even if the tweet was deleted.
* A lot of Creator/{{Nintendo}} properties get a lot of exposure when featured in their crossover MascotFighter, ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''.
** The biggest example of this was the positive response given to the appearence of ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' characters [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Marth]] and [[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Roy]] in ''Melee'' leading to the previously Japan-only series becoming another one of Nintendo's global franchises.
** The inclusion of Ness from ''VideoGame/EarthBound'' in the first game also led to people going back to (re)play it, resulting in the previously overlooked game being VindicatedByHistory.
** After Pit from ''VideoGame/KidIcarus'' made the ''Brawl'' roster, the character's popularity allowed his series to get [[KidIcarusUprising its first sequel]] in '''twenty-one years'''.
** When fans were allowed to vote on a character to be a DLC fighter in ''3DS[=/=]Wii U'', various groups rallied to get their favourite character onto the roster so this trope could be invoked for their chosen franchise. After months of voting, the titular character from AcclaimedFlop ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' got the spot.
* The release of ''{{Sideways}}'' had a very positive effect on sales of Pinot noir wines, and a (smaller) negative effect on sales of Merlot. This was dubbed "The Sideways Effect" in the winemaking industry.
** Similarly, the manga series ''Manga/KamiNoShizuku'' has influenced wine sales in Asia. A mention in-series can boost the popularity of previously obscure wines, and the series is credited with helping wine sales in South Korea rise from under a third of the alcohol market to ''70 percent''.
* ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' features the character Gamzee, who loves drinking Faygo, and this has increased Faygo sales a bit, especially in places where you can't find Faygo in stores and have to order it over the web.
* Wendsleydale cheese has been saved from obscurity by WallaceAndGromit. Wallace is obsessed with cheese in general but Wendsleydale is his favourite.
* In scale modelling, the popularity of both ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'' has resulted in increased sales of model tanks.
* When ''VideoGame/DuckHunt'' was first released in Japan in 1984, it was still pretty early during the Famicom's lifespan, barely a blip in most people's radar as a result. The game's main novelty at the time was the fact that it was one of the first games to support the Famicom's light gun controller alongside ''Wild Gunman'' and ''Hogan's Alley''. However, its inclusion as a pack-in game in most NES console bundles, initially in the Deluxe Set with the R.O.B. robotic buddy, later on in the more popular Action Set as a 2-in-1 cartridge alongside ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'', led it to become one of the most widely distributed Nintendo game for the console, ensuring a presence in the collective consciousness of NES players. This eventually led to the dog and duck duo from the game becoming a fighter in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. 4]]''.
* Tickle Me Elmo sales went through the roof after the toy was featured on an episode of ''The Rosie O'Donnell Show'' where she would throw out one of the dolls into the audience whenever a guest said "wall".
* Reddit, a link-sharing site, has this effect from time to time. One example is when the site crashed another webpage selling a 'Freshly Signed Divorce Papers' scented candle ([[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/3fsyve/i_created_an_online_candle_company_reddit_made_it/ See here]]}.
** Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}'s [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Top_25_Report report of the 25 most popular pages of the week]] usually has an entry boosted by Reddit (specially r/todayilearned) - though the author(s) often complain how searching Reddit to find out said proof engine is not always easy.
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29th Jul '17 11:44:23 PM Scsigs
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** Music/FiveSecondsOfSummer owe a ''huge'' chunk of their success to Music/OneDirection for bringing them on tour with them in 2013. Their exposure to their fans through that made them go from an obscure YouTube cover band from Australia to a large young Pop Rock group who have over ''50'' songs over 2 years and their own record label. Most bands similar to them have to wait ''years'' before reaching even a fraction of the kind of success they've had. A lot of detractors of them agree that most of their fame is undeserved based on the music they've produced thus far being subpar at best.
27th Jul '17 3:34:36 PM PowerfulLewpster
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** [[HistoryRepeats A similar thing is happening with "Súbeme La Radio" by]] Music/EnriqueIglesias. In July 2017, it got a remix by Jamaican rapper Sean Paul and immediately shot right to no. 3 on said chart.
26th Jul '17 5:52:53 PM twilicorn
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* A more direct example would be "We Are Number One" from ''Series/LazyTown''. It was just another song from the show, far less known than the likes of "The Cake Song", "You Are a Pirate", or "Bing Bang", before it became subjected to the WebAnimation/YouTubePoop word replacement fad (which was in the midst of its own Colbert Bump resurgence); afterwards [[MemeticMutation its popularity grew to epitomic levels]] [[AscendedMeme and, due to donations, even caused the actor playing Robbie Rotten to recover from pancreatic cancer and embrace the meme in a livestream!]] This has also applied, to slightly less extent, with ''WesternAnimation/TheNutshack'' theme, the entire ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'', "Let it Grow" from ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', and another [=LazyTown=] song, "The Mine Song".

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** Before then, a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEK_6sB0QhY fan trailer]] for ''VideoGame/RememberMe'' used the original song. It was featured on Kotaku and even the studio's PR theme were slightly disappointed that they did not think to use that song to promote the game.
* A more direct example would be "We Are Number One" from ''Series/LazyTown''. It was just another song from the show, far less known than the likes of "The Cake Song", "You Are a Pirate", or "Bing Bang", before it became subjected to the WebAnimation/YouTubePoop word replacement fad (which was in the midst of its own Colbert Bump resurgence); afterwards [[MemeticMutation its popularity grew to epitomic levels]] [[AscendedMeme and, due to donations, even caused the actor playing Robbie Rotten to recover from pancreatic cancer and embrace the meme in a livestream!]] This has also applied, to slightly less extent, with ''WesternAnimation/TheNutshack'' theme, the entire ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'', "Let it Grow" from ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', and another [=LazyTown=] song, "The Mine Song".Song", among others.



* Music/MikeKrol was a fairly obscure lo-fi indie rock musician. Then he got a number of new fans when his songs "Fifteen Minutes" and "Like a Star" were featured in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Last One Out of Beach City".
* The reggaeton song "Despacito" by Puerto Rican musicians Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was already popular in Spanish-speaking countries as well as on the U.S. Latin charts, and it's no wonder how it's now in the top 3 most-viewed YouTube videos '''of all time in just six months'''. However, the remix with Music/JustinBieber got it international attention, although first only to Bieber's fanbase. It continued to blow up afterwards, eventually being pushed to the top of the Hot 100, making it the first mostly-Spanish song [[note]](other than a verse by Bieber at the beginning and one translated line by Luis Fonsi, the song is entirely in Spanish)[[/note]] to do so since "Macarena" in 1996.

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* Music/MikeKrol was a fairly obscure lo-fi indie rock musician. Then he got a number of new fans when his songs "Fifteen Minutes" and "Like a Star" were featured in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Last One Out of Beach City".
* The reggaeton song "Despacito" by Puerto Rican musicians Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee was already popular in Spanish-speaking countries as well as on the U.S. Latin charts, and it's no wonder how it's now in the top 3 most-viewed YouTube videos '''of all time in just six months'''. However, the remix with Music/JustinBieber got it international attention, although first only to Bieber's fanbase. It continued to blow up afterwards, eventually being pushed to the top of the Hot 100, making it the first mostly-Spanish song [[note]](other '''and''' the first song that primarily is not in the English language[[note]](other than a verse by Bieber at the beginning and one translated line by Luis Fonsi, the song is entirely in Spanish)[[/note]] to do so since "Macarena" in 1996.


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* The BaitAndSwitch Youtube channel Music/SiIvaGunner is known for doing this with many of the songs it features, such as ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' theme, "Snow Halation" from ''Franchise/LoveLive'', and ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''[='=]s "Program Rhythm", which is mostly known as [[http://siivagunner.wikia.com/wiki/Puzzle_Room "Puzzle Room"]].
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