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5th Dec '16 9:06:23 PM Gimere
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OUT!"]] [[labelnote:*]]No, it's not just us.[[/labelnote]]]]

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* Series/{{QI}} - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUVBXb4XIqE They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is...]]
** To elaborate, Stephen gets tripped up while trying to explain the titular line. Jimmy and Bill proceed to turn it into a rousing crowd song and the rest...just has to be seen.

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* Series/{{QI}} - [[http://www.gives us "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUVBXb4XIqE They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is...]]
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]]" To elaborate, Stephen gets tripped up while trying to explain the titular line. Jimmy and Bill proceed to turn it into a rousing crowd song and the rest...rest just has to be seen.



** Before then, they also had a parody of "Music/BornInTheUSA" by Music/BruceSpringsteen, called "Barn in the USA" that was lyrically and thematically similar to "Earthlings", though it was mostly sung by barn animals (hence the title).

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** Before then, they also had a parody of "Music/BornInTheUSA" "Born in the USA" by Music/BruceSpringsteen, called "Barn in the USA" that was lyrically and thematically similar to "Earthlings", though it was mostly sung by barn animals (hence the title).



* [[SeventeenSeventySix 1776]] gets their CrowdSong out of the way first thing with "Sit Down John". Basically, all of Congress wants UsefulNotes/JohnAdams to ''shut up already''.

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* [[SeventeenSeventySix [[Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix 1776]] gets their CrowdSong out of the way first thing with "Sit Down John". Basically, all of Congress wants UsefulNotes/JohnAdams to ''shut up already''.



** Also "At the Gala" from the season one finale, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]".

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** Also "At the Gala" from the season one finale, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver The Best Night Ever]]".



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* The first ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' opening. Sing at any anime or gaming convention. You will get an immediate and highly amusing reaction.

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* The first ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' opening. Sing it at any anime or gaming convention. You will get an immediate and highly amusing reaction.




24th Nov '16 12:42:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Like [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail the movie]] it was based on, the King of Swamp Castle in ''{{Spamalot}}'' is constantly trying to put a stop to these kind of songs, or any kind of singing whatsoever. He ultimately fails of course.

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* Like [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail the movie]] it was based on, the King of Swamp Castle in ''{{Spamalot}}'' ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'' is constantly trying to put a stop to these kind of songs, or any kind of singing whatsoever. He ultimately fails of course.
20th Oct '16 8:02:17 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* If they don't know the main lyrics, then at the very least some people will recognize the chorus segments of "[[Music/TearsForFears Shout]]".



* If they don't know the main lyrics, then at the very least some people will recognize the chorus segments of "[[Music/Tears for Fears Shout]]".

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* If they don't know the main lyrics, then at the very least some people will recognize the chorus segments of "[[Music/Tears for Fears Shout]]".

20th Oct '16 8:01:50 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* If they don't know the main lyrics, then at the very least some people will recognize the chorus segments of "[[Music/Tears for Fears Shout]]".
16th Oct '16 1:11:05 PM wootzits
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%%* Anime/TheIdolmaster anime, specifically episode 20.
* The entire main class from ''Anime/AssassinationClassroom'' sings the anime openings.

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%%* Anime/TheIdolmaster anime, ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'', specifically episode 20.
* The entire main class from ''Anime/AssassinationClassroom'' ''Manga/AssassinationClassroom'' sings the anime openings.
3rd Oct '16 4:20:13 PM DustSnitch
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* Classic LampshadeHanging in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'':
-->'''Margaret''': But see, they come - Sir Despard and his evil crew! Hide, hide - they are all mad - quite mad!
-->'''Rose''': What makes you think that?
-->'''Margaret''': Hush! They sing choruses in public! That's mad enough, I think!
* ''La Vie Boheme'' from RENT counts as a small-scale crowd song--everyone in the Life Cafe (except for Benny and his three associates) joins in ''right on cue'' after Mark's mocking prayer for the death of Bohemia. It's both spontaneous AND an EarWorm.
* A few songs in ''Urinetown: The Musical'' count, but none moreso than "Act I Finale", in which the entire band of the poor people, the two local policemen, and the BigBad and his henchmen all join in a song about the rebellion's goals.
* Two songs from ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' count: "Luck Be A Lady" first has Sky Masterson singing about how badly he needs to win this round of craps, and then all the gamblers around him join in apprehensively singing at him to shut up and roll the dice. "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" then features a prayer meeting full of missionaries and the aforementioned gamblers singing about the dream that Nicely-Nicely had last night (which is often implied to have been made up on the spot).
* The musical ''Theatre/{{Titanic}}'' is made up almost exclusively of these, with only two solos and two duets of any appreciable length.
* Like [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail the movie]] it was based on, the King of Swamp Castle in ''{{Spamalot}}'' is constantly trying to put a stop to these kind of songs, or any kind of singing whatsoever. He ultimately fails of course.
* Sondheim averted some of this in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' -- there is a great deal of counterpoint in the crowd songs, with individual members singing different things. Most noticeably shows up in "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir" and "God That's Good!" "City on Fire," on the other hand, is perhaps the only straight CrowdSong in the bunch.
** [[Creator/StephenSondheim Sondheim himself]] [[WordOfGod has admitted]] that he doesn't like this idea, as it stretches WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief too much for him. As such, he makes it a point to avert the trope as much as possible, with many of his works, including ''Sunday in the Park with George'' and ''Merrily We Roll Along'', containing large group numbers with people singing, if not different melodies, different lyrics in different tempos. When the trope ''does'' come up, he does his best to [[JustifiedTrope justify it]] with some kind of plot device (in ''Sunday in the Park'', for example, the Act One finale is something of a dream sequence, so the characters aren't fully in control of their thoughts.)
* This trope is subverted during a song in the musical ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''. To get ahead at the office, Finch learns that his boss is a graduate of Old Ivy, and then Finch falsely claims to be an alumnus of that same college. When the boss starts singing the college song "Grand Old Ivy", Finch joins in ... but, rather than singing in unison, he lags slightly behind the boss so that the audience will understand that Finch doesn't actually know the lyric.



* [[Theatre/LesMiserables Do you hear the people sing]] - both the main song and the reprise at the finale. Being epicified by a 250 persons choir certainly helps.
* ''Theatre/TwiceCharmed'' has "All Because of a Shoe," "In A Moment," and "Chasing A Dream."



* Two songs from ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'' count: "Luck Be A Lady" first has Sky Masterson singing about how badly he needs to win this round of craps, and then all the gamblers around him join in apprehensively singing at him to shut up and roll the dice. "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" then features a prayer meeting full of missionaries and the aforemention
* "My Shot" from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' starts off as a solo IWantSong from the titular character before his friends join in, abd then all of colonial New York, showing the spread of Revolutionary fervor that Hamilton spearheaded.ed gamblers singing about the dream that Nicely-Nicely had last night (which is often implied to have been made up on the spot).
* This trope is subverted during a song in the musical ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying''. To get ahead at the office, Finch learns that his boss is a graduate of Old Ivy, and then Finch falsely claims to be an alumnus of that same college. When the boss starts singing the college song "Grand Old Ivy", Finch joins in ... but, rather than singing in unison, he lags slightly behind the boss so that the audience will understand that Finch doesn't actually know the lyric.



* "My Shot" from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' starts off as a solo IWantSong from the titular character before his friends join in, abd then all of colonial New York, showing the spread of Revolutionary fervor that Hamilton spearheaded.

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* "My Shot" From ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', "Do you hear the people sing?" - both the main song and the reprise at the finale. Being epicified by a 250 persons choir certainly helps.
* ''La Vie Boheme''
from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' starts off RENT counts as a solo IWantSong from small-scale crowd song--everyone in the titular character before Life Cafe (except for Benny and his friends three associates) joins in ''right on cue'' after Mark's mocking prayer for the death of Bohemia. It's both spontaneous AND an EarWorm.
* Classic LampshadeHanging in Creator/GilbertAndSullivan's ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'':
-->'''Margaret''': But see, they come - Sir Despard and his evil crew! Hide, hide - they are all mad - quite mad!
-->'''Rose''': What makes you think that?
-->'''Margaret''': Hush! They sing choruses in public! That's mad enough, I think!
* Like [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail the movie]] it was based on, the King of Swamp Castle in ''{{Spamalot}}'' is constantly trying to put a stop to these kind of songs, or any kind of singing whatsoever. He ultimately fails of course.
* Sondheim averted some of this in ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' -- there is a great deal of counterpoint in the crowd songs, with individual members singing different things. Most noticeably shows up in "Pirelli's Miracle Elixir" and "God That's Good!" "City on Fire," on the other hand, is perhaps the only straight CrowdSong in the bunch.
** [[Creator/StephenSondheim Sondheim himself]] [[WordOfGod has admitted]] that he doesn't like this idea, as it stretches WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief too much for him. As such, he makes it a point to avert the trope as much as possible, with many of his works, including ''Sunday in the Park with George'' and ''Merrily We Roll Along'', containing large group numbers with people singing, if not different melodies, different lyrics in different tempos. When the trope ''does'' come up, he does his best to [[JustifiedTrope justify it]] with some kind of plot device (in ''Sunday in the Park'', for example, the Act One finale is something of a dream sequence, so the characters aren't fully in control of their thoughts.)
* The musical ''Theatre/{{Titanic}}'' is made up almost exclusively of these, with only two solos and two duets of any appreciable length.
%%* ''Theatre/TwiceCharmed'' has "All Because of a Shoe," "In A Moment," and "Chasing A Dream."
* A few songs in ''Urinetown: The Musical'' count, but none moreso than "Act I Finale", in which the entire band of the poor people, the two local policemen, and the BigBad and his henchmen all
join in, abd then all of colonial New York, showing in a song about the spread of Revolutionary fervor that Hamilton spearheaded.rebellion's goals.
2nd Oct '16 1:18:33 PM nombretomado
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* {{Elisabeth}} has a few examples too.

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* {{Elisabeth}} %%* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'' has a few examples too.
1st Oct '16 7:39:14 PM DustSnitch
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* The opening of ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' sees the entire community of Washington Heights join in as the InteractiveNarrator foreshadows the events that will transpire the community.

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* ''Theatre/InTheHeights'':
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The opening of ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' sees the entire community of Washington Heights join in as the InteractiveNarrator foreshadows the events that will transpire the community.community.
** "96,000" becomes this once Sonny spreads the news that someone won the lottery, leading the entire community to get caught up in excitement over what that money could mean for them.
** "Blackout" sees all of Washington Heights look to the sky and see the July 4th fireworks light up the night sky, [[spoiler:providing light in the face of the chaotic power outage]].
** Daniella gets everyone laundering around the streets to put their time into celebrating their Latin heritage in "Carnaval del Barrio".
** "Finale" sees most of the characters reprise parts from previous song and provide back-up while Usnavi considers his future and how that will affect the Barrio.
1st Oct '16 7:18:00 PM DustSnitch
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* The opening of ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' sees the entire community of Washington Heights join in as the InteractiveNarrator foreshadows the events that will transpire the community.
* "My Shot" from ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' starts off as a solo IWantSong from the titular character before his friends join in, abd then all of colonial New York, showing the spread of Revolutionary fervor that Hamilton spearheaded.
10th Sep '16 6:00:01 PM igordebraga
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!Sports



* Whenever a sporting crowd unites against someone - most commonly, the referee - they will use well-known insults ("REFS YOU SUCK!" in the US, "[[https://youtu.be/HGwDFS4Yy_s Go]] [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUPB587-QSA yourself]]" in Brazil) or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xp8j_QBLYA#t=2m improvise something]].


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* A somewhat ironic example: The Offspring's song "Smash". Hearing several thousand people singing "I'm not a trendy asshole/ I do what I want/ I do what I feel like" in unison is... interesting.
* In Metallica's S&M, there are several segments of Master of Puppets where the only singing is coming from the crowd.

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* A somewhat ironic example: The Offspring's Music/TheOffspring's song "Smash". Hearing several thousand people singing "I'm not a trendy asshole/ I do what I want/ I do what I feel like" in unison is... interesting.
* In Metallica's S&M, Music/{{Metallica}}'s ''S&M'', there are several segments of Master of Puppets where the only singing is coming from the crowd.



** ''Bohemian Rhapsody'' gets this treatment on Website/{{Tumblr}}, and on Website/{{Facebook}} as well.

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** ''Bohemian Rhapsody'' [[Music/{{Queen}} "Bohemian Rhapsody"]] gets this treatment on Website/{{Tumblr}}, and on Website/{{Facebook}} as well.



** Now applies to ''[[Disney/{{Frozen}} Let It Go]]'' as well.

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** Now applies to ''[[Disney/{{Frozen}} "[[Disney/{{Frozen}} Let It Go]]'' Go]]" as well.well. Start singing it in a crowd, particularly at a convention, and the response will either be enthusiastic ''a cappella'' accompaniment or [[HypeBacklash possible violence]].



* With the right crowd, almost any bar or pub can incite this. Queen seems to have the highest number of songs to which most people know the lyrics.

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* With the right crowd, almost any bar or pub can incite this. Queen Music/{{Queen}} seems to have the highest number of songs to which most people know the lyrics.



* ''Let it Go'' has more recently achieved this status. Start singing it in a crowd, particularly at a convention, and the response will either be enthusiastic ''a cappella'' accompaniment or [[HypeBacklash possible violence]].
* The first Pokemon opening. Sing at any anime or gaming convention. You will get an immediate and highly amusing reaction.

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* ''Let it Go'' has more recently achieved this status. Start singing it in a crowd, particularly at a convention, and the response will either be enthusiastic ''a cappella'' accompaniment or [[HypeBacklash possible violence]].
* The first Pokemon ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' opening. Sing at any anime or gaming convention. You will get an immediate and highly amusing reaction.
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