History Music / BenFolds

19th Apr '17 11:23:41 AM NWolfman
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* MuppetCameo: [[Series/FraggleRock The Fraggles]] show up in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEyrfFwf3rI video of "Do it Anyway."]]

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* MuppetCameo: [[Series/FraggleRock The Fraggles]] show up in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEyrfFwf3rI video of "Do it Anyway."]]"]][[Note]]"With a D/A D/A big. Fat. D."[[/note]]



* ParentalLoveSong: Two of the "parent to child" variety, one for each of his twins. "Still Fighting It" is for his song Noah and "Gracie" for his daughter of the same name.

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* ParentalLoveSong: Two of the "parent to child" variety, one for each of his twins. "Still Fighting It" is for his song Noah Louis and "Gracie" for his daughter of the same name.
19th Apr '17 11:20:56 AM NWolfman
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* InTheStyleOf: Two of songs ape two different Music/EltonJohn songs.
** "Hiroshima (B-B-B-B-B-Benny Hit His Head)" is, as the title suggests, is composed and produced to sound like "Benny And The Jets," both in the tempo and the dubbed-in live audience.
** "Landed" came about when his producer at Sony asked him to write a song with the intention of releasing it as a single and Ben replied "Be honest: what Elton John song do you want?" to which they replied "Tiny Dancer."

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* InTheStyleOf: Two of his songs ape two different Music/EltonJohn songs.
** "Hiroshima (B-B-B-B-B-Benny Hit His Head)" is, as the title suggests, is composed and produced to sound like "Benny And The Jets," both in the tempo beat and the dubbed-in live audience.
** "Landed" came When his record label approached Ben about when his producer at Sony asked him to write writing a song with the intention of releasing it as a potential single and Ben replied for ''Songs For Silverman'', he asked them sincerely "Be honest: what Elton John song do you want?" to which they replied "Tiny Dancer."" The result was "Landed." Both songs even share an orchestral arranger in Paul Buckmaster.
19th Apr '17 11:03:42 AM NWolfman
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* PachelbelsCanonProgression: The chorus of "The Luckiest" is a variation of this.
19th Apr '17 10:50:34 AM NWolfman
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* SillyLoveSongs: Parodied in the middle-eight of "One Down," where he sings the blandest, most contrived declaration of love ("I love you more than all the stars up in the sky") to represent the kind of junk he was once contractualy obligated to write. Played straight, however, with "The Luckiest," which has since become a staple wedding song.
19th Apr '17 10:37:13 AM NWolfman
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* ParentalLoveSong: Two of the "parent to child" variety, one for each of his twins. "Still Fighting It" is for his song Noah and "Gracie" for his daughter of the same name.
9th Apr '17 3:30:48 AM NWolfman
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Ben has also participated in a number of well-regarded collaborations: he he produced ''Has Been'', a surprisingly well-regarded album by Creator/WilliamShatner, was a PopStarComposer for the Creator/DreamworksAnimation film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', wrote the album ''Lonely Avenue'' with novelist Nick Hornsby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.

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Ben has also participated in a number of well-regarded critically successful collaborations: he he produced ''Has Been'', a surprisingly well-regarded album by Creator/WilliamShatner, was a PopStarComposer for the Creator/DreamworksAnimation film ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', wrote the album ''Lonely Avenue'' with novelist Nick Hornsby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.
24th Mar '17 6:32:01 PM NWolfman
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In the mid-to-late '90s, he was he was the frontman for the piano-rock band Ben Folds Five, alongside bassist Robert Sledge on bass and drummer Darren Jessee on drums, who released three full albums to moderate critical success until amicably breaking up in 2000. Beginning with ''Rockin' The Suburbs'' a year later, he began a reasonably successful solo career.

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In the mid-to-late '90s, he was he was the frontman for the piano-rock band Ben Folds Five, alongside bassist Robert Sledge on bass and drummer Darren Jessee on drums, who released three full albums to moderate critical success until before amicably breaking up in 2000. Beginning with ''Rockin' The Suburbs'' a year later, he began a reasonably successful solo career.



*** A well as a few straightforward ones, such as [[Music/TheBuggles "Video Killed The Radio Star,"]] [[Music/TheCure "In Between Days"]] and [[Music/EltonJohn "Tiny Dancer."]]

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*** A well as a few straightforward ones, such as [[Music/TheBuggles "Video Killed The Radio Star,"]] [[Music/TheCure "In Between Days"]] and Days"]], [[Music/EltonJohn "Tiny Dancer.Dancer"]] and, for the ''Film/IAmSam'' soundtrack, [[Music/TheBeatles "Golden Slumbers."]]
22nd Mar '17 3:37:08 PM NWolfman
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* InTheStyleOf: Two of songs ape two different Music/EltonJohn songs.
** "Hiroshima (B-B-B-B-B-Benny Hit His Head)" is, as the title suggests, is composed and produced to sound like "Benny And The Jets," both in the tempo and the dubbed-in live audience.
** "Landed" came about when his producer at Sony asked him to write a song with the intention of releasing it as a single and Ben replied "Be honest: what Elton John song do you want?" to which they replied "Tiny Dancer."
16th Mar '17 10:47:44 PM NWolfman
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** "The Secret Life of Morgan Davis" starts as a jazzy song [[spoiler:about an older man's boring life as a stockbroker]], but quickly turns into a jazzy song [[spoiler:about his risque life as a drug-dealer]]. Sample lyrics:

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** "The Secret Life of Morgan Davis" starts as a jazzy song [[spoiler:about an older man's boring life as a stockbroker]], but quickly turns into a jazzy song [[spoiler:about his risque life as a drug-dealer]]. Sample lyrics:


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* MeetTheNewBoss: "The Ascent Of Stan," which is about a poor young man who revolts against his superiors, succeeds them and leaves his friends in the lurch once he gains power.
9th Jan '17 7:35:39 PM ngh93
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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and amateur photographer from North Carolina.

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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' (September 12, 1966-) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and amateur photographer from North Carolina.
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