History Music / BoyMeetsGirl

19th Apr '16 1:20:00 AM aye_amber
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* TropeNamesForABand - A middle-aged couple sings a BreakupSong album about its divorce - Boy Meets Girl!

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* TropeNamesForABand JustForFun/TropeNamesForABand - A middle-aged couple sings a BreakupSong album about its divorce - Boy Meets Girl!



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9th Aug '15 5:39:17 AM LadyJayeCameron
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In the meantime, the couple went through a yearlong seperation while working on their followup album, ''Reel Life''. Lyricist Rubicam turned loose many of their relationship issues as words in the many, many songs eventually culled down to the ten on the disc. Meanwhile, after Houston rejected "Waiting For A Star To Fall", studio heads, smelling a hit, passed it around to several artists including Belinda Carlisle before Boy Meets Girl finally took back their song and took it to the top of the charts, peaking at #5 stateside and the very top throughout Europe. It continuously resurfaces on eighties collections and briefly found its way back into the pop cultural spotlight via a 2006 "sample war" involving three competing songs.

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In the meantime, the couple went through a yearlong seperation separation while working on their followup album, ''Reel Life''. Lyricist Rubicam turned loose many of their relationship issues as words in the many, many songs eventually culled down to the ten on the disc. Meanwhile, after Houston rejected "Waiting For A Star To Fall", studio heads, smelling a hit, passed it around to several artists including Belinda Carlisle before Boy Meets Girl finally took back their song and took it to the top of the charts, peaking at #5 stateside and the very top throughout Europe. It continuously resurfaces on eighties collections and briefly found its way back into the pop cultural spotlight via a 2006 "sample war" involving three competing songs.



* ''[[GrowingTheBeard Reel Life]]'' (1988)
* ''[[ScrewedByTheNetwork New Dream]]'' (1991)

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* ''[[GrowingTheBeard Reel Life]]'' ''Reel Life'' (1988)
* ''[[ScrewedByTheNetwork New Dream]]'' ''New Dream'' (1991)



* '''EarWorm'''



* SampledUp - Four times in a two year span, between 2006 and 2007. If you listened to a "mix" station playing both modern and eighties songs, it could not be escaped.



* BigNameFan - George is a downplayed example for Music/SystemOfADown.



* CreatorCouple
** WorkingWithTheEx - ''The Wonderground''
* ExecutiveMeddling - Mere weeks before the release of "New Dream", a management shuffle led to the album being dropped from rotation. Copies already released in Europe became collector's items of a sort until the album finally saw the light of day in 2005.
* InDaClub - "Oh Girl" video, oddly for their genre, before degenerating into a BarBrawl.

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* CreatorCouple
** WorkingWithTheEx - ''The Wonderground''
* ExecutiveMeddling - Mere weeks before the release of "New Dream", a management shuffle led to the album being dropped from rotation. Copies already released in Europe became collector's items of a sort until the album finally saw the light of day in 2005.
* InDaClub - "Oh Girl" video, oddly for their genre, before degenerating into a BarBrawl.bar brawl.



* TheManBehindTheMan - The cowriters of WhitneyHouston's #1 hits "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"

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* TheManBehindTheMan - The cowriters co-writers of WhitneyHouston's #1 hits "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"



* OneHitWonder - In popular memory, at least; "Oh Girl" from the debut album cracked the top 40, but nearly thirty years on is mostly forgotten.



* RealitySubtext - ''Reel Life'' and especially ''The Wonderground'' - half their output! - carry the weight of George and Shannon's then-collapsing relationship.
* SignatureSong - "Waiting For A Star To Fall", of course.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece - The video for "Oh Girl" is a spectacular portrait of ''MiamiVice''-era style.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic - Try and piece together what's going on in that "Bring Down The Moon" video. While some of it probably means something, WordOfGod is that they and the director [[FauxSymbolism just loved the imagery of the American Southwest at the time.]]
13th Aug '14 10:21:00 AM Willbyr
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* BigNameFan - George is a downplayed example for SystemOfADown.

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* BigNameFan - George is a downplayed example for SystemOfADown.Music/SystemOfADown.



** Alongside the likes of PhilCollins, TheBeeGees and Hall & Oates on ''Reel Life'' producer Arif Mardin's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "All My Friends Are Here"]]

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** Alongside the likes of PhilCollins, TheBeeGees Music/PhilCollins, Music/TheBeeGees and Hall & Oates on ''Reel Life'' producer Arif Mardin's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "All My Friends Are Here"]]
21st Mar '14 2:02:54 PM StFan
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* NewWave

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* NewWaveNewWaveMusic
8th Dec '13 2:53:51 AM MrMatt
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent - Album closers "Premonitions" and "Everybody's Somebody's Baby" are story songs about losing one's child to violence; the latter may be a SequelSong to the former.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent - Album closers "Premonitions" and "Everybody's Somebody's Baby" are story songs about losing one's child to violence; violence, with the latter may be former explicitly about a SequelSong to the former.1983 terrorist attack.
7th Dec '13 3:24:03 PM MrMatt
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* Melismatic Vocals - ''Waiting for a staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!'' It ''was'' written with WhitneyHouston in mind.

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* Melismatic Vocals MelismaticVocals - ''Waiting for a staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!'' staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!'' It ''was'' '''was''' written with WhitneyHouston in mind.
7th Dec '13 3:23:21 PM MrMatt
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* CoverVersion - Italian [[ArenaRock AOR]] group Lionville covered it in 2012, complete with saxophone solo!

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* CoverVersion - Italian [[ArenaRock AOR]] group Lionville covered it in 2012, complete with saxophone solo!solo.



* Melismatic Vocals - ''Waiting for a staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!'' It ''was'' written with WhitneyHouston in mind.



* TruckDriversGearChange - Just after the second saxophone solo, with an effect "breaking" the vocals.


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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic - Try and piece together what's going on in that "Bring Down The Moon" video. While some of it probably means something, WordOfGod is that they and the director [[FauxSymbolism just loved the imagery of the American Southwest at the time.]]
7th Dec '13 2:59:45 PM MrMatt
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* CoverVersion - Italian [[ArenaRock AOR]] group Lionville covered it in 2012, leading to a rare saxophone solo in a rock song.

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* CoverVersion - Italian [[ArenaRock AOR]] group Lionville covered it in 2012, leading to a rare complete with saxophone solo in a rock song.solo!



* BigNameFan - George is a downplayed example for SystemOfADown.



* ExecutiveMeddling - Mere weeks before the release of "New Dream", a management shuffle led to the album being dropped from rotation. Copies already released in Europe became collector's items of a sort until the album finally saw the light of day in 2005.
* LyricalDissonance - Much of '"Reel Life'' sketches out the pair's relationship issues (sometimes passive-aggressively, towards each other). The melodies themselves are quite upbeat.

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* ExecutiveMeddling - Mere weeks before the release of "New Dream", a management shuffle led to the album being dropped from rotation. Copies already released in Europe became collector's items of a sort until the album finally saw the light of day in 2005.
* InDaClub - "Oh Girl" video, oddly for their genre, before degenerating into a BarBrawl.
* JustForPun - ''Reel Life''. [[DontExplainTheJoke Because they're Boy Meets Girl, like in the movies, geddit?]]
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LyricalDissonance - Much of '"Reel ''Reel Life'' sketches out the pair's relationship issues (sometimes passive-aggressively, towards each other). The melodies themselves are quite upbeat.


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* ProtestSong - "Bird In Hand" is an environmental protest declaring that "progress hides a vengeful lie." [[AudienceAlienatingPremise This may have helped get the plug pulled on ''New Dream''.]]
14th Nov '13 5:12:41 AM MrMatt
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* ArtifactTitle - At 47 and 52 respectively, they're hardly a boy and a girl at this point.

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* ArtifactTitle - At 47 57 and 52 62 respectively, they're hardly a boy and a girl at this point.
13th Nov '13 5:57:20 PM MrMatt
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Shannon and George patched up their relationship around the time of the release of ''Reel Life'' and married in the aftermath, [[CreatorDisillusionment semi-retiring]] as recording artists after [[Executive Meddling the shelving]] of their 1990 followup album ''New Dream''. In 2000, they began work on their self-released comeback effort, ''The Wonderground'', but once again their personal issues found their way into their work as they worked their way to an amicable divorce. ''The Wonderground'' debuted to a warm reception as an Allmusic album pick, though a name change to [[OverlyLongName '''BoyMeetsGirl Music''']] (apparently to avoid being buried by dating sites in search results) did the band no favors in the name recognition department.

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Shannon and George patched up their relationship around the time of the release of ''Reel Life'' and married in the aftermath, [[CreatorDisillusionment [[ArtistDisillusionment semi-retiring]] as recording artists after [[Executive Meddling [[ExecutiveMeddling the shelving]] of their 1990 followup album ''New Dream''. In 2000, they began work on their self-released comeback effort, ''The Wonderground'', but once again their personal issues found their way into their work as they worked their way to an amicable divorce. ''The Wonderground'' debuted to a warm reception as an Allmusic album pick, though a name change to [[OverlyLongName '''BoyMeetsGirl Music''']] BoyMeetsGirl Music]] (apparently to avoid being buried by dating sites in search results) did the band no favors in the name recognition department.
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