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29th Aug '16 7:53:32 PM somebob
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* Summer in ''Series/SchoolOfRock''. Her actress is actually a fairly good singer but in "Cover Me", she is awful.
6th Aug '16 9:31:35 AM AreYouTyler
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** A {{Biopic}} about Florence, starring Creator/MerylStreep (who is not a bad singer, as Theater/MammaMia would indicate) as Florence, was released in 2016 to great reviews.
25th Jul '16 12:05:27 AM td1989
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** Though otherwise she's a fantastic singer.
24th Jul '16 12:21:09 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Tramp of ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'' isn't very good at singing. His voice actor, Zebulon Whately, is however a member of the GothicCountry band Sons of Perdition.
16th Jul '16 3:56:18 PM ironballs16
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** Similarly, in Critic's review of ''{{Film/LesMiserables2012}}'', {{Music/Brentalfloss}} performs his singing in a monotone with the AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle as a parody of (once again) Creator/RussellCrowe's singing style in the film. They also point out that the original is actually on-key; it's just that he's falling back on his rock/folk background instead of the usual musical theater style.

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** Similarly, in Critic's review of ''{{Film/LesMiserables2012}}'', {{Music/Brentalfloss}} performs his singing in a monotone with the AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle as a parody of (once again) Creator/RussellCrowe's singing style in the film. They also point out that the original is actually on-key; it's just that he's falling back on his rock/folk background instead of the usual musical theater style.style, which clashes noticeably with the other performances.
6th Jun '16 6:33:48 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Similarly, in Critic's review of ''{{Film/LesMiserables2012}}'', {{Music/Brentalfloss}} performs his singing in a monotone with the AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle as a parody of (once again) Creator/RussellCrowe's singing style in the film.

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** Similarly, in Critic's review of ''{{Film/LesMiserables2012}}'', {{Music/Brentalfloss}} performs his singing in a monotone with the AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle as a parody of (once again) Creator/RussellCrowe's singing style in the film. They also point out that the original is actually on-key; it's just that he's falling back on his rock/folk background instead of the usual musical theater style.
6th Jun '16 6:26:57 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** "There's three things I don't do: tan, date, and sing in public." When forced to do the last at Lorne's karaoke club in the second-season opener "Judgement," Angel's completely monotonic, and badly off-tempo. (Then the outtakes of David Boreanaz that close the episode turn into one huge [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] of this trope.)

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** "There's three things I don't do: tan, date, and sing in public." When forced to do the last at Lorne's karaoke club in the second-season opener "Judgement," Angel's completely monotonic, and badly off-tempo. (Then the outtakes of David Boreanaz that close the episode turn into one huge [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] of this trope.)) This was later lampshaded as being because of shyness and being self-conscious about picking love ballads every time.
30th May '16 11:58:22 PM Pichu-kun
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* Whenever VideoGame/{{Kirby}} [[PowerCopying copies]] a singing ability in the anime, his own allies shudder in dread of his [[BrownNote apocalyptically bad singing]]. [[AllThereInTheManual The Manual]] stats this is how the enemy-erasing "microphone" ability in the game works. One of the opening sequences in one of the games even has him being attacked by his own music notes.

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* Whenever VideoGame/{{Kirby}} Franchise/{{Kirby}} [[PowerCopying copies]] a singing ability in the anime, his own allies shudder in dread of his [[BrownNote apocalyptically bad singing]]. [[AllThereInTheManual The Manual]] stats this is how the enemy-erasing "microphone" ability in the game works. One of the opening sequences in one of the games even has him being attacked by his own music notes.



* LacunaCoil once held a contest to promote their upcoming DVD, where fans could send in footage of themselves hanging out at concerts, rocking out to the band's music, or doing other band-related stuff, with the chance of having the footage appear as bonus material on the DVD. Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro made a Youtube video demonstrating the kind of thing that fans could send in, where Cristina hilariously sang a deliberately off-key "karaoke" version of the song "Closer".

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* LacunaCoil Music/LacunaCoil once held a contest to promote their upcoming DVD, where fans could send in footage of themselves hanging out at concerts, rocking out to the band's music, or doing other band-related stuff, with the chance of having the footage appear as bonus material on the DVD. Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro made a Youtube video demonstrating the kind of thing that fans could send in, where Cristina hilariously sang a deliberately off-key "karaoke" version of the song "Closer".



* In the ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'' episode "Unsung Heroes", Ruby and Iris sing in off-key, off-rhythm shouts that, although still not totally realistic, are not as overdone as some examples of this trope. Misery (while awake) does sing in the top-of-her-lungs, randomly-pitched shrieking wail that exemplifies this trope, but it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as she appears to actually ''be'' [[OurBansheesAreLouder a banshee.]]
** They still though produced a Ruby Gloom image single in Japan, though, with a professional singer portraying Ruby.
** All three eventually develop into fine singers, so their early stumbles can be dismissed as rookie mistakes. Or the No-Talent Ball. Whichever.
* Clash, the Misfits' groupie from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Jem and the Holograms]]'', is Hollywood Tone Deaf. This is revealed near the end of "One Jem Too Many", when she is impersonating Jem and the real Jem challenges her to sing.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RubyGloom'' episode "Unsung Heroes", Ruby and Iris sing in off-key, off-rhythm shouts that, although still not totally realistic, are not as overdone as some examples of this trope. Misery (while awake) does sing in the top-of-her-lungs, randomly-pitched shrieking wail that exemplifies this trope, but it's [[JustifiedTrope justified]], as she appears to actually ''be'' [[OurBansheesAreLouder a banshee.]]
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]] They still though produced a Ruby Gloom ''Ruby Gloom'' image single in Japan, though, with a professional singer portraying Ruby.
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Ruby. All three eventually develop into fine singers, so their early stumbles can be dismissed as rookie mistakes. Or the No-Talent Ball. Whichever.
* Clash, the Misfits' Clash from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' is a groupie from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} Jem and the Holograms]]'', is Hollywood Tone Deaf. This is revealed near the end who really wants to be a part of The Misfits but can't actually sing or play instruments. "One Jem Too Many", when Many" has her masquerading as Jem to ruin her reputation. Her disguise was perfect until she is impersonating was challenged by Jem and the real Jem challenges her to sing.sing. People outright threw tomatoes at her.
19th May '16 1:20:41 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* ''The George Garabedian Players And The Awful Trumpet Of Harry Arms'' parodied Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass by playing standards like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg6pq1nPgFI Spanish Flea]] just a little . . . off.

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* An instrumental example: ''The George Garabedian Players And The Awful Trumpet Of Harry Arms'' parodied Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass by playing standards like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg6pq1nPgFI Spanish Flea]] just a little . . . off.little... off.
* Legendary British music producer Joe Meek would record demos of his compositions by singing the melody, which he had to do since he couldn't write music or play an instrument. Problem was, he couldn't sing to save his life, which gave a really hard time to the poor souls who had to transcribe it into proper musical notation.
** In an interesting misuse of the "tone-deaf" term, those demos lead to the fake rumor that Meek was ''literally tone-deaf'', which doesn't make sense because someone without relative pitch would never had been able to come up with "Telstar" or any other of the more than 200 compositions to his name.
10th May '16 7:37:45 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Rio in ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'' -- played by the aforementioned Creator/YuuKobayashi -- sings a god-awful [[ThemeTuneCameo snippet of the opening theme song]] in one of the DVD-only extra episodes. Then again, the character is a trumpeter, not a singer, and is completely drunk at the time.

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* Rio in ''Anime/SoraNoWoto'' ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'' -- played by the aforementioned Creator/YuuKobayashi -- sings a god-awful [[ThemeTuneCameo snippet of the opening theme song]] in one of the DVD-only extra episodes. Then again, the character is a trumpeter, not a singer, and is completely drunk at the time.
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