History Main / HollywoodToneDeaf

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.
8th May '16 6:17:37 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Kristine in ''AChorusLine'', who has a song about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uFwUjAiPN8 how she can't sing.]]

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* Kristine in ''AChorusLine'', ''Theatre/AChorusLine'', who has a song about [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uFwUjAiPN8 how she can't sing.]]
6th May '16 11:09:52 PM Doug86
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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]]. [[AllInTheManual 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}} [[PowerCopying copies]] a singing ability in the anime, his own allies shudder in dread of his [[BrownNote apocalyptically bad singing]]. [[AllInTheManual [[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.
7th Apr '16 4:51:25 PM cyhh2002
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* Randy Watson (Creator/EddieMurphy) in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', who performs Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" with his band Sexual Chocolate.

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* Randy Watson (Creator/EddieMurphy) in ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', who performs Whitney Houston's "Greatest Love of All" with his band Sexual Chocolate. In real life, Murphy is a very talented singer and even recorded a music album titled "How Could It Be?" which included the Top 10 hit, "Party All The Time."
13th Mar '16 10:22:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* Shinichi (and therefore Conan) in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is tone deaf and can't sing worth beans. (His [[Creator/MinamiTakayama Japanese voice actress]], however, [[IronyAsSheIsCast makes up half of the J-Pop duo Two-Mix.]])
** This isn't consistent; in a NonSerialMovie he has perfect pitch, but still sings terribly.
*** Even if you discount that movie it's impossible for Shinichi to be tone deaf, he's supposed to be able to play the Violin really well, which would be damn near impossible if he was actually tone deaf.
*** There is a difference between "tone deafness" and "perfect pitch"...

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* Shinichi (and therefore Conan) in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' is tone deaf and can't sing worth beans. (His [[Creator/MinamiTakayama Japanese voice actress]], however, [[IronyAsSheIsCast makes up half of the J-Pop duo Two-Mix.]])
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]] This isn't consistent; in a NonSerialMovie he has perfect pitch, but still sings terribly.
*** Even if you discount that movie it's impossible for Shinichi to be tone deaf, he's supposed to be able to play the Violin really well, which would be damn near impossible if he was actually tone deaf.
*** There is a difference between "tone deafness" and "perfect pitch"...
terribly.



* Creator/TomoyoKurosawa has to deliberately sing badly in episode 4 of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' during several scenes where Itsuki is struggling to sing in [[PerformanceAnxiety front of other people]] because of her shyness. The rest of Kurosawa’s vocal work for the series, [[spoiler:especially in episode 9]], shows that she’s actually a very good singer.

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* Creator/TomoyoKurosawa Tomoyo Kurosawa has to deliberately sing badly in episode 4 of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' during several scenes where Itsuki is struggling to sing in [[PerformanceAnxiety front of other people]] because of her shyness. The rest of Kurosawa’s vocal work for the series, [[spoiler:especially in episode 9]], shows that she’s actually a very good singer.
13th Mar '16 10:21:47 AM Pichu-kun
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* Creator/TomoyoKurosawa has to deliberately sing badly in episode 4 of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'' during several scenes where Itsuki is struggling to sing in [[PerformanceAnxiety front of other people]] because of her shyness. The rest of Kurosawa’s vocal work for the series, [[spoiler:especially in episode 9]], shows that she’s actually a very good singer.
12th Mar '16 11:16:44 AM Merlyn_LeRoy
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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.
28th Jan '16 8:06:25 PM FF32
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* Gloria from ''Series/ModerFamily'' after she got a karaoke machine. Her husband Jay once dropped a metal spoon in the garbage disposal in the hopes of drowning her out with a more ''pleasant'' noise.
27th Jan '16 2:07:18 PM theredsquirrel
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** The plot of "The Siren Effect" was that under the power boost of the full moon, Cleo's singing enthralled everyone around her. Someone even called a radio DJ who immediately recorded her. After the moon set, even the playback of the performance sounded like tone-deaf scales.
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