History Music / BenFolds

21st Oct '17 8:27:47 AM dlchen145
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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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'''Benjamin Scott Folds''' (September (born September 12, 1966-) 1966) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and amateur photographer from North Carolina.
8th Oct '17 4:39:53 PM nombretomado
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*** The chorus is actually taken from an infamous MySpace posting from Johnston.

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*** The chorus is actually taken from an infamous MySpace [=MySpace=] posting from Johnston.



** The chorus for "Levi Johnson Blues" is similarly taken from the titular subject's MySpace page.

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** The chorus for "Levi Johnson Blues" is similarly taken from the titular subject's MySpace [=MySpace=] page.
29th Aug '17 8:46:31 PM FactoidCow
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Ben has also participated in a number of critically successful collaborations: 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 Hornby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.

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Ben has also participated in a number of critically successful collaborations: 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 Hornby Creator/NickHornby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.



* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)[[note]]Collaboration with Nick Hornby, who wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]]

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* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)[[note]]Collaboration with Nick Hornby, Creator/NickHornby, who wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]]
29th Aug '17 8:44:50 PM FactoidCow
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Ben has also participated in a number of critically successful collaborations: 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 critically successful collaborations: 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 Hornby providing lyrics, and recorded a chamber pop album, ''So There'', with yMusic.



* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)[[note]]Collaboration with Nick Hornsby, who wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]]

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* ''Lonely Avenue'' (2010)[[note]]Collaboration with Nick Hornsby, Hornby, who wrote all the lyrics.[[/note]]
5th Aug '17 5:29:32 AM jormis29
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** His infamous ''soft rock'' version of Dr. Dre's "Bitches Ain't Shit."

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** His infamous ''soft rock'' version of Dr. Dre's Music/DrDre's "Bitches Ain't Shit."
30th Jul '17 1:06:49 AM NWolfman
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* PunkRock: Ben Folds Five described their music as "punk rock for pussies."
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.
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