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14th Jan '17 4:31:02 PM runfromcheney
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* In an example of a musician giving a Colbert Bump, roller skating saw a resurgence of popularity in the late 1970s and became a fad in the 1980s thanks to Music/LindaRonstadt wearing roller skates on the cover of her 1978 album ''Living in the USA'', as well in all of its promotional materials.
3rd Jan '17 8:24:46 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* After it was featured in ''[[WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded How]] WesternAnimation/InsideOut [[WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded Should Have Ended]]'', Cheap Trick's "Don't You (Forget About Me)" regained a surge in popularity and was brought back to regular airplay on radio stations and be featured in TV shows. It was also responsible for a resurge in parodies of [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the film it was the theme song for]] on TV shows like ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''.

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* After it was featured in ''[[WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded How]] WesternAnimation/InsideOut [[WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded Should Have Ended]]'', Cheap Trick's Simple Minds's "Don't You (Forget About Me)" regained a surge in popularity and was brought back to regular airplay on radio stations and be featured in TV shows. It was also responsible for a resurge in parodies of [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the film it was the theme song for]] on TV shows like ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''.
1st Jan '17 12:53:28 AM BreadBull
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* 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]]}.
31st Dec '16 6:50:14 PM nombretomado
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* Lordi garnered considerable attention and interest after performing "Hard Rock Hallelujah" at the EurovisionSongContest.

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* Lordi garnered considerable attention and interest after performing "Hard Rock Hallelujah" at the EurovisionSongContest.Series/EurovisionSongContest.
26th Dec '16 5:17:13 PM HarmoniousFusion
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pepsiman}}'' got one from its [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C33Xo1hE9XE SDGQ 2016 speedrun]]. This run made the game trend on Twitter, temporarily made it the most viewed game on Twitch, and septupled the amount of Twitter followers Mike Butters (the man in the live-action cutscenes) had.
22nd Dec '16 7:26:32 AM mimitchi33
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* After it was featured in ''[[WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded How]] WesternAnimation/InsideOut [[WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded Should Have Ended]]'', Cheap Trick's "Don't You (Forget About Me)" regained a surge in popularity and was brought back to regular airplay on radio stations and be featured in TV shows. It was also responsible for a resurge in parodies of [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the film it was the theme song for]] on TV shows like ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' and ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo''.
15th Dec '16 8:38:20 AM LaptopGuy
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* Another ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' guest who boosted both his own and the show's ratings was Music/ElvisPresley.

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* Another ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' guest who boosted both his own profile and the show's ratings was Music/ElvisPresley.



* Though she maintained a fairly high profile in pop and children's programming circles since 2006, and occasional hits like "Party In The USA" crossed over to the adult charts, it wasn't until MileyCyrus appeared at the the 2013 {{MTV}} Video Music Awards walking out of a giant teddy bear in teddy bear unitard, wearing teddy bear-ears-shaped GirlishPigtails, tongue hanging out, performing her hit "We Can't Stop", then stripping to lingerie while twerking suggestively behind fellow performer Robin Thicke as he performed his hit "Blurred Lines" that her profile rapidly took off for the rest of the year. Her album ''Bangerz'' shot up to number 1, she appeared on the cover of ''Rolling Stone magazine in a barely-concealed topless photo, and with her change to a [[HotterAndSexier provocative, controversial, more adult image]] her music gained new audiences outside of her once more Creator/DisneyChannel-oriented fanbase. It also helped to bring the very hip-hop-centric dancing style of "twerking" into the public consciousness.

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* Though she maintained a fairly high profile in pop and children's programming circles since 2006, and occasional hits like "Party In The USA" crossed over to the adult charts, it wasn't until MileyCyrus appeared at the the 2013 {{MTV}} Video Music Awards walking out of a giant teddy bear in teddy bear unitard, wearing teddy bear-ears-shaped GirlishPigtails, tongue hanging out, performing her hit "We Can't Stop", then stripping to lingerie while twerking suggestively behind fellow performer Robin Thicke as he performed his hit "Blurred Lines" that her profile rapidly took off for the rest of the year. Her album ''Bangerz'' shot up to number 1, she appeared on the cover of ''Rolling Stone magazine in a barely-concealed topless photo, and with her change to a [[HotterAndSexier provocative, controversial, more adult image]] her music gained new audiences outside of her once more Creator/DisneyChannel-oriented fanbase. It also helped to bring the very hip-hop-centric dancing style of "twerking" (whose popularity was at the time relegated to social network Vine) into the public consciousness.



** And then it received a second bump when Creator/DavidTennant revealed himself to be a big fan of the band. Cue whovians getting hooked on the song.
** And yet another one from its use on Series/HowIMetYourMother, with is how most younger fans discovered it

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** And then it received a second bump when Creator/DavidTennant revealed himself to be a big fan of the band. Cue whovians [[Series/DoctorWho Whovians]] getting hooked on the song.
** And yet another one from its use on Series/HowIMetYourMother, Series/HowIMetYourMother ("Arrivederci, Fiero"), with is how most younger fans discovered itit.



*** 2011: Music/Gotye wins with Somebody that I Used to Know. Largely obscure outside of Australia, the song becomes a #1 hit in most countries, including the US, and wins a Grammy!
*** 2012: "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won. For reference, like Mumford and sons and most other frequent Hottest 100 entrants, the duo is true indie, with no record label. Even more anomalous, this is the first and only time to date a rap song won on an alternative station poll. The week it was #1 on the Hottest 100, it hit #1 in the States! This is somewhat less surprising as the song had been gaining steam in the US for about a month.
*** And if there was any doubt to its power before, 2013 cements its status as the Colbert Bump of indie music. Music/VanceJoy won with "Riptide" over "[[Music/DaftPunk Get Lucky]]" and "[[{{Lorde}} Royals]]", which were two of the biggest songs globally that year. Before this, Vance Joy didn't even have a record deal and was only known in-station through the ''Unearthed'' podcast. Afterwards, the song hit the Top 10 in several countries and netted vance a deal with Atlantic.

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*** 2011: Music/Gotye Music/{{Gotye}} wins with Somebody "Somebody that I Used to Know. Know". Largely obscure outside of Australia, the song becomes a #1 hit in most countries, including the US, and wins a Grammy!
Grammy! Unfortunately, he ended up a one-hit wonder.
*** 2012: "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won. For reference, like Mumford and sons Sons and most other frequent Hottest 100 entrants, the duo is true indie, with no record label. Even more anomalous, this is the first and only time to date a rap song won on an alternative station poll. The week it was #1 on the Hottest 100, it hit #1 in the States! This is somewhat less surprising as the song had been gaining steam in the US for about a month.
*** And if there was any doubt to its power before, 2013 cements its status as the Colbert Bump of indie music. Music/VanceJoy won with "Riptide" over "[[Music/DaftPunk Get Lucky]]" and "[[{{Lorde}} Royals]]", which were two of the biggest songs globally that year.year, and "[[Music/ArcticMonkeys Do I Wanna Know?]]", which wasn't ''as'' big but still had a considerably higher profile than "Riptide". Before this, Vance Joy didn't even have a record deal and was only known in-station through the ''Unearthed'' podcast. Afterwards, the song hit the Top 10 in several countries and netted vance Vance a deal with Atlantic.



** While it was not part of an "On the Verge" program, CountryMusic deejay Bobby Bones (whose show is syndicated by a division of [=iHeartRadio=]) helped shape Music/LittleBigTown's "Girl Crush" into a hit through heavy play on his show.

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** While it was not part of an "On the Verge" program, CountryMusic deejay Bobby Bones (whose show is syndicated by a division of [=iHeartRadio=]) helped shape Music/LittleBigTown's "Girl Crush" into a hit through heavy play on his show. It was a performance on ''The Tonight Show'' and a viral article about its controversial LGBT themes that helped it rise on [=iTunes=], with a cover on ''The Voice'' and a performance at the Academy of County Music awards solidifying its rise.



* CountryMusic singer Music/ChrisStapleton had several hits as a songwriter dating back to 2004, but had yet to have anything break out either on his own, or during his stint as lead singer of the bluegrass group The [=SteelDrivers=]. He got some critical acclaim for his album ''Traveller'' in 2015, but it initially failed to translate into sales or chart success. Its lead single (the title track) was largely snubbed by radio. Then, Stapleton performed Music/GeorgeJones' "Tennessee Whiskey" with Music/JustinTimberlake on the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in November 2015, which instantly kicked things into gear: ''Traveller'' shot to #1 on the country albums charts, the cover of "Tennessee Whiskey" topped the Country Songs charts for two weeks and went to #20 on the Hot 100. Meanwhile, the second single from ''Traveller'', "Nobody to Blame", began a rapid ascent of the Country Airplay charts.

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* CountryMusic singer Music/ChrisStapleton had several hits as a songwriter dating back to 2004, but had yet to have anything break out either on his own, or during his stint as lead singer of the bluegrass group The [=SteelDrivers=]. He got some critical acclaim for his album ''Traveller'' in 2015, but it initially failed to translate into sales or chart success. Its lead single (the title track) was largely snubbed by radio. Then, Stapleton performed Music/GeorgeJones' "Tennessee Whiskey" with Music/JustinTimberlake on the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards in November 2015, which instantly kicked things into gear: ''Traveller'' shot to #1 on the country albums charts, charts (and even #1 overall on one day of sales alone), the cover of "Tennessee Whiskey" topped the Country Songs charts for two weeks and went to #20 on the Hot 100. Meanwhile, the second single from ''Traveller'', "Nobody to Blame", began a rapid ascent of the Country Airplay charts.



* Music/TheWeeknd had a rise comparable to Chris Stapleton, seeing as they both became popular within the same year. He did some guest vocals on a Music/{{Drake}} song and had at least one minor hit in his own right ("Wanderlust", a collaboration with Music/PharrellWilliams), but wasn't as popular as the likes of Music/TaylorSwift... that is, until he contributed the song "Earned It" to the ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' film soundtrack. That song quickly made the top 5, and his next few singles were just as huge, with one ("Can't Feel My Face") even hitting #1.

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* Music/TheWeeknd had a rise comparable to Chris Stapleton, seeing as they both became popular within the same year. He did some guest vocals on a Music/{{Drake}} song and had at least one minor hit in his own right ("Wanderlust", a collaboration with Music/PharrellWilliams), but wasn't as popular as the likes of Music/TaylorSwift... that is, until he contributed the song "Earned It" to the ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey'' film soundtrack. That song quickly made the top 5, and his next few singles were just as huge, with one two ("Can't Feel My Face") Face" and "The Hills") even hitting #1.



* Adele shot to international superstardom when appearing as a musical guest during the same ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' episode that was hosted by ''SarahPalin''. She was already a Grammy-awarded singer prior to the episode but it was her appearance on SNL that truly introduced her to the world.

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* Adele shot to international superstardom when appearing as a musical guest during the same ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' episode that was hosted by ''SarahPalin''. She was already a Grammy-awarded singer prior to the episode but it was her appearance on SNL that truly introduced her to the world. Although that was back during her ''19'' era; it wasn't until ''21'' that she truly became a star.



* The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has enjoyed a massive tourism increase due to being the setting of ''Series/BreakingBad''. Though the locals are little dismayed that one side-effect of this is that the city is now automatically associated with crystal meth.

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* The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, previously associated with WesternAnimation/BugsBunny not making left turns and ''Series/InPlainSight'', has enjoyed a massive tourism increase due to being the setting of ''Series/BreakingBad''. Though the locals are little dismayed that one side-effect of this is that the city is now automatically associated with crystal meth.
30th Nov '16 5:08:13 AM Daefaroth
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* WilWheaton's ''WebVideo/{{Tabletop}}'' series has had this effect on several of the games it's featured, and it's now not uncommon to enter your Friendly Local Gaming Store and see 'as seen on Tabletop' signs next to games. The most notable example of this is ''BetrayalAtHouseOnTheHill'', which was out of print at the time it was featured on the series. Increased demand saw it get a shiny new edition it probably wouldn't have had otherwise.
27th Nov '16 3:01:03 PM mtrais
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* Adele shot to international superstardom when appearing as a musical guest during the same ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' episode that was hosted by ''SarahPalin''. She was already a Grammy-awarded singer prior to the episode but it was her appearance on SNL that truly introduced her to the world.
23rd Nov '16 12:39:44 AM AriUnschuldige
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* Joan Baez's version of Donna Donna received a bump after some of the lyrics were featured in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul:re''
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