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25th Apr '16 4:17:38 AM aye_amber
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* No, "Epic" ([[RefrainFromAssuming not "You Want It All"]]) is not by the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. It's by FaithNoMore. For starters, Mike Patton doesn't sound ''that'' much like Anthony Kiedis. Though he may be trying, and the song is kind of a parody of them (the video sure as hell is), so we can see where you would make that mistake.

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* No, "Epic" ([[RefrainFromAssuming not "You Want It All"]]) is not by the Music/RedHotChiliPeppers. It's by FaithNoMore.Music/FaithNoMore. For starters, Mike Patton doesn't sound ''that'' much like Anthony Kiedis. Though he may be trying, and the song is kind of a parody of them (the video sure as hell is), so we can see where you would make that mistake.
24th Apr '16 12:47:52 AM Mdumas43073
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Often shows up due to mis-tagged files on file-sharing services, a small-scale research mistake blossomed into widespread misinformation. Also, after some artists gain a measure of mainstream success in a niche genre or SignatureStyle, all songs done InTheStyleOf that apparent artist or genre are often misattributed to them. Or it might just be an honest mistake, where the two lead singers sound like each other. Another common version of this trope is the case of songs being credited to a band which are actually solo or side-project recordings by one or more of the band's members (although the band at large might incorporate such songs into their concert performances if the solo artist is still with them), or where a member works with another band. Still, it guarantees an uphill battle against FanDumb for both bands.

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Often shows up due to mis-tagged files on file-sharing services, a small-scale research mistake blossomed into widespread misinformation. Also, after some artists gain a measure of mainstream success in a niche genre or SignatureStyle, all songs done InTheStyleOf [[InTheStyleOf in the style of]] that apparent artist or genre are often misattributed to them. Or it might just be an honest mistake, where the two lead singers sound like each other. Another common version of this trope is the case of songs being credited to a band which are actually solo or side-project recordings by one or more of the band's members (although the band at large might incorporate such songs into their concert performances if the solo artist is still with them), or where a member works with another band. Still, it guarantees an uphill battle against FanDumb for both bands.
24th Apr '16 12:47:22 AM Mdumas43073
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Often shows up due to mis-tagged files on file-sharing services, a small-scale research mistake blossomed into widespread misinformation. Also, after some artists gain a measure of mainstream success in a niche genre or SignatureStyle, all songs in that apparent genre or style are often misattributed to them. Or it might just be an honest mistake, where the two lead singers sound like each other. Another common version of this trope is the case of songs being credited to a band which are actually solo or side-project recordings by one or more of the band's members (although the band at large might incorporate such songs into their concert performances if the solo artist is still with them), or where a member works with another band. Still, it guarantees an uphill battle against FanDumb for both bands.

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Often shows up due to mis-tagged files on file-sharing services, a small-scale research mistake blossomed into widespread misinformation. Also, after some artists gain a measure of mainstream success in a niche genre or SignatureStyle, all songs in done InTheStyleOf that apparent artist or genre or style are often misattributed to them. Or it might just be an honest mistake, where the two lead singers sound like each other. Another common version of this trope is the case of songs being credited to a band which are actually solo or side-project recordings by one or more of the band's members (although the band at large might incorporate such songs into their concert performances if the solo artist is still with them), or where a member works with another band. Still, it guarantees an uphill battle against FanDumb for both bands.
21st Apr '16 9:42:53 PM LaptopGuy
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* No, "Clck Click Boom" and "Your Disease" are not by P.O.D., but by Saliva. No, "Youth Of The Nation," "Boom," and "Alive" aren't Saliva, but P.O.D.

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* No, "Clck Click Boom" Boom", "Ladies and Gentlemen", and "Your Disease" are not by P.O.D., but by Saliva. No, "Youth Of The Nation," "Boom," and "Alive" aren't Saliva, but P.O.D.


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* No, "Could Have Been Me" isn't by Queen. It's by the Struts, a band often considered somewhat of a spiritual successor to Queen.
20th Apr '16 1:07:59 AM aye_amber
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* Timo Maas never covered "Enjoy the Silence"; he merely remixed the DepecheMode original.

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* Timo Maas never covered "Enjoy the Silence"; he merely remixed the DepecheMode Music/DepecheMode original.
19th Apr '16 8:30:45 PM RAMChYLD
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* On the topic of Creator/DrDemento, in the early years of P2P networks, a lot of novelty songs that're uploaded are for some reasonb credited to him, just because they've received airplay on his show. Notably, ''Monster Mash'' is often credited to the doctor even when it's by Bobby Pickett. Likewise, ''Boot to the Head'' is by The Frantics. Thankfully, this is starting to die out with the advent of song identification software like Shazam and Midomi/Soundhound.

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* On the topic of Creator/DrDemento, in the early years of P2P networks, a lot of novelty songs that're that are uploaded are for some reasonb reason credited to him, just because they've received airplay on his show. Notably, ''Monster Mash'' is often credited to the doctor even when it's by Bobby Pickett. Likewise, ''Boot to the Head'' is by The Frantics. Thankfully, this is starting to die out with the advent of song identification software like Shazam and Midomi/Soundhound.
18th Apr '16 1:13:00 AM aye_amber
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* No, "Bitchin' Camaro" is not by TheDeadKennedys, it's by The Dead ''Milkmen.''

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* No, "Bitchin' Camaro" is not by TheDeadKennedys, Music/DeadKennedys, it's by The Dead ''Milkmen.''
14th Apr '16 9:42:16 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* No, [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"]] was not sung by Boris Karloff. It was sung by Thurl "[[HeyItsThatVoice Tony the Tiger]]" Ravenscroft, [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060345/fullcredits who was not credited]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_A_Mean_One_Mr._Grinch Really.]]

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* No, [[WesternAnimation/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"]] was not sung by Boris Karloff. It was sung by Thurl "[[HeyItsThatVoice Tony "Tony the Tiger]]" Tiger" Ravenscroft, [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060345/fullcredits who was not credited]]. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_A_Mean_One_Mr._Grinch Really.]]
6th Apr '16 9:55:10 PM BigBertha
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[[caption-width-right:300:Everything look all right. Wait a minute, what is ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'' doing in the corner?]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Everything look looks all right. Wait a minute, what is ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'' doing in the corner?]]


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* No, "I Knew You Were Trouble" (pictured above) is not by Music/{{Lostprophets}}. It's by Music/TaylorSwift.


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* No, "Smack My Bitch Up" isn't by Music/LimpBizkit. It's by Music/TheProdigy.
6th Apr '16 7:36:57 PM Mdumas43073
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* No, "We Built This City" is not by Journey, REO Speedwagon, or Air Supply. It's by Starship (yes, ''Jefferson'' Starship, though they recorded it after taking the "Jefferson" out of their title).

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* No, "We Built This City" is not by Journey, REO Speedwagon, Music/{{Journey}}, Music/REOSpeedwagon, or Air Supply. It's by Starship [[Music/JeffersonStarship Starship]] (yes, ''Jefferson'' Starship, though they recorded it after taking the "Jefferson" out of their title).
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