History Music / MichaelBolton

28th Feb '16 12:10:20 PM MarkLungo
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* StageName: A minor case -- his real surname is Bolotin.

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* StageName: A minor case -- his real surname is Bolotin.Bolotin, and he released his first two albums under that name.
17th Dec '15 9:53:09 AM SHAENTheBrain
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* CarpetOfVirility: Shown off in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5vMJKBAbo the video]] for "Said I Loved You But I Lied." [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann His shirt is the shirt that WILL NOT BE BUTTONED!]]

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* CarpetOfVirility: Shown off in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5vMJKBAbo the video]] for "Said I Loved You But I Lied." [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann His shirt is the shirt that WILL NOT BE BUTTONED!]]"


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** "Said I Loved You But I Lied" is the most over-the-top music video ever produced for a {{Silly Love Song}}. It features, among other things, Bolton singing from on top of a mountain, his shirt completely unbuttoned, with the camera spinning around him, while horses run through fire on a beach.
13th Nov '15 9:40:04 AM FF32
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* LargeHam: His overly-emotional singing style was [[YourHeadAsplode notably parodied]] by JimCarrey on an episode of ''Series/InLivingColor''. He also shows up for that [=SNL=]/LonelyIsland video belting out a power chorus in hamtastic fashion.

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* LargeHam: His overly-emotional singing style was [[YourHeadAsplode notably parodied]] by JimCarrey on an episode of ''Series/InLivingColor''. He also shows up for that [=SNL=]/LonelyIsland [=SNL=]/Music/TheLonelyIsland video belting out a power chorus in hamtastic fashion.
23rd Apr '15 6:07:00 PM Exxolon
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He also made a cameo and is a minor plot point in the infamous Cuba Gooding Jr. film ''Snow Dogs''.

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He also made a cameo and is a minor plot point in the infamous Cuba Gooding Jr. film ''Snow Dogs''.
Dogs''. A little known fact is he helped write the song "Forever" for Music/{{Kiss}}.
17th Feb '15 7:56:18 PM RisefromYourGrave
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Michael Bolton is a phenomenon of TheNineties. There is no other singer quite like him.

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Michael Bolton '''Michael Bolton''' is a phenomenon of TheNineties. There is no other singer quite like him.



!!'''Tropes''':

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** "[[TheLonelyIsland Jack Sparrow]]" has him in his standard hamminess.
** He started doing tongue-in-cheek hammy ballads in Honda television ads in late 2013 as well as Starburst commercials

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** "[[TheLonelyIsland "[[Music/TheLonelyIsland Jack Sparrow]]" has him in his standard hamminess.
** He started doing tongue-in-cheek hammy ballads in Honda television ads in late 2013 as well as Starburst commercialscommercials.



* [[{{Carpet Of Virility}} Carpet of Virility]]: Shown off in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5vMJKBAbo the video]] for "Said I Loved You But I Lied." [[{{Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann}} His shirt is the shirt that WILL NOT BE BUTTONED!]]

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* [[{{Carpet Of Virility}} Carpet of Virility]]: CarpetOfVirility: Shown off in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5vMJKBAbo the video]] for "Said I Loved You But I Lied." [[{{Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann}} [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann His shirt is the shirt that WILL NOT BE BUTTONED!]]



* ExactWords: Well, he did write that big sexy hook for TheLonelyIsland...

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* ExactWords: Well, he did write that big sexy hook for TheLonelyIsland...The Lonely Island...
23rd Dec '14 9:13:02 AM Patachou
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Although some people like it better, the AOR, pop-metal style of his earliest albums will no doubt surprise most listeners more familiar with his soft rock material. His ''really'' early installments (which came out in the 1970s when he was still going by his birth name, Michael Bolotin) were even weirder, sounding kind of like Joe Cocker.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Although some people like it better, the AOR, pop-metal style of his earliest albums will no doubt surprise most listeners more familiar with his soft rock material. His ''really'' early installments (which came out in the 1970s when he was still going by his birth name, Michael Bolotin) were even weirder, sounding kind of like Joe Cocker.Music/JoeCocker.
9th Dec '14 4:56:31 PM bt8257
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* LargeHam: His overly-emotional singing style was [[YourHeadAsplode notably parodied]] by JimCarrey on an episode of ''InLivingColor''. He also shows up for that [=SNL=]/LonelyIsland video belting out a power chorus in hamtastic fashion.

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* LargeHam: His overly-emotional singing style was [[YourHeadAsplode notably parodied]] by JimCarrey on an episode of ''InLivingColor''.''Series/InLivingColor''. He also shows up for that [=SNL=]/LonelyIsland video belting out a power chorus in hamtastic fashion.
30th Nov '14 8:32:29 PM 102372
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-->''Now back to the good part''

No, not the ''OfficeSpace'' character.

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-->''Now ->''Now back to the good part''

part.''

No, not the ''OfficeSpace'' ''Film/OfficeSpace'' character.



Let's explain. There are many metal bands out there which, despite having what fans would consider decent metal, are known solely for their power ballads by the general public. Michael Bolton got his start as the singer and occasional guitarist in a mostly forgotten metal group called Blackjack, which explains the quality of his voice. However, for his entire solo career, which is most of his known career, Michael Bolton has done nothing ''but'' power ballads, with some mid-tempo songs thrown in. What is more, they are almost all SillyLoveSongs or {{Obsession Song}}s (those types overlap in the popular consciousness).

He did chart well during his peak, and he was more than a OneHitWonder. He had several top ten albums including two number ones, at least one live DVD concert and a Grammy award.

These days, he is best known on the internet for being found guilty plagiarizing "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" by the Isley Brothers. (Note: if you are writing your own songs, ''never'' let your music stray too close to anything published by Motown.)

He also made a cameo, and is a minor plot point, in the infamous Cuba Gooding Jr. film, ''Snow Dogs''.

Oh, and TheLonelyIsland recently [[http://youtu.be/GI6CfKcMhjY featured him in one of their videos]].

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Let's explain. There are many metal bands out there which, despite having what fans would consider decent metal, are known solely for their power ballads by the general public. Michael Bolton got his start as the singer and occasional guitarist in a mostly forgotten mostly-forgotten metal group called Blackjack, which explains the quality of his voice. However, for his entire solo career, which is most of his known career, Michael Bolton has done nothing ''but'' power ballads, with some mid-tempo songs thrown in. What is more, they are almost all SillyLoveSongs or {{Obsession Song}}s (those types often overlap in the popular consciousness).

He did chart well during his peak, and he was more than a OneHitWonder. He had several top ten albums albums, including two number ones, at least one live DVD concert concert, and a Grammy award.

These days, he is best known on the internet for being found guilty of plagiarizing "Love Is a Wonderful Thing" by the Isley Brothers. (Note: if you are writing your own songs, ''never'' let your music stray too close to anything published by Motown.Creator/{{Motown}}.)

He also made a cameo, cameo and is a minor plot point, point in the infamous Cuba Gooding Jr. film, film ''Snow Dogs''.

Oh, and TheLonelyIsland Music/TheLonelyIsland recently [[http://youtu.be/GI6CfKcMhjY featured him in one of their videos]].videos]].


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18th Oct '14 7:04:05 PM CelPrevXXVI
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* AtomicFBomb: Bellows a big one during his stint with Music/TheLonelyIsland in "Jack Sparrow".
21st Aug '14 3:55:48 PM Revelo
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* ExactWords: Well, he did write that big sexy hook for TheLonelyIsland...
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