History Music / MichaelBolton

17th Apr '17 4:04:29 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* PowerBallad: Too many to list.

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* PowerBallad: Too many PlayingAgainstType: In 2006, opera legend Luciano Pavarotti (who, it turned out, was a ''gigantic'' fan of Michael Bolton) invited Michael Bolton to list.sing with him on stage. At first Bolton was bemused and terrified, but he went ahead and went. The results turned out a hell of a lot better than anyone ever had any right to expect given that Bolton does not have the "pure" voice that is required in opera. Bolton has since [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhw5-qeHkOA regularly added several arias to his stage performances]], and they are ''always'' well-received.
11th Feb '17 12:53:58 AM Kellor
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His career took a very interesting turn, to say the least, when Music/TheLonelyIsland [[http://youtu.be/GI6CfKcMhjY featured him in one of their videos]]. While he was hesitant to do [[ClusterFBomb a particularly filthy comedy song]] at first, "Jack Sparrow" proved to be a massive viral hit. It gave Bolton a semi-ironic [[NewbieBoom new generation of fans,]] which he embraced with a 2017 Creator/{{Netflix}} special, ''Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special.''

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His career took a very interesting turn, to say the least, when Music/TheLonelyIsland [[http://youtu.be/GI6CfKcMhjY featured him in one of their videos]]. While he was hesitant to do [[ClusterFBomb a particularly filthy comedy song]] at first, "Jack Sparrow" proved to be a massive viral hit. It gave Bolton a semi-ironic [[NewbieBoom new generation of fans,]] which he embraced with a 2017 Creator/{{Netflix}} special, ''Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special.''Film/MichaelBoltonsBigSexyValentinesDaySpecial.''
9th Feb '17 10:24:27 AM wyattte
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Music/TheLonelyIsland recently [[http://youtu.be/GI6CfKcMhjY featured him in one of their videos]].

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His career took a very interesting turn, to say the least, when Music/TheLonelyIsland recently [[http://youtu.be/GI6CfKcMhjY featured him in one of their videos]].
videos]]. While he was hesitant to do [[ClusterFBomb a particularly filthy comedy song]] at first, "Jack Sparrow" proved to be a massive viral hit. It gave Bolton a semi-ironic [[NewbieBoom new generation of fans,]] which he embraced with a 2017 Creator/{{Netflix}} special, ''Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special.''



** ''Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special'' is chock full of this.



* PowerBallad

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* PowerBalladPowerBallad: Too many to list.



* SignatureStyle
* SillyLoveSongs

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* SignatureStyle
SignatureStyle: A husky, full-throated baritone with no qualms whatsoever about big, showy MelismaticVocals. He successfully applied that singing style to old R&B covers, contemporary pop, smoky ballads, show tunes and rock & roll.
* SillyLoveSongsSillyLoveSongs: Prior to "Jack Sparrow" he was primarily known as an adult contemporary balladeer, and that style lends itself to ''lots'' of this trope.
16th Dec '16 5:09:49 PM Xtifr
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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.
28th Nov '16 5:42:51 AM AlternativeCola
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* EightiesHair: Kept his mullet well into TheNineties, which earned him some scorn.

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* EightiesHair: Kept his mullet well into TheNineties, which earned him some scorn.scorn but eventually cut his hair short in 1997.
11th Jun '16 2:08:30 PM youngbond007
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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 Creator/{{Motown}}.)

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These days, he Younger audiences will know him for singing "Go The Distance" from the 1997 Creator/{{Disney}} film ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', a song pretty much required by law to be played at every high school graduation. He is best also known on the internet these days 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 Creator/{{Motown}}.)
5th May '16 1:32:55 PM aye_amber
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* CoverVersion: Recorded quite a few covers of old soul songs (for example, his first major hit as an artist was a cover of "[[OtisRedding (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay]]").

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* CoverVersion: Recorded quite a few covers of old soul songs (for example, his first major hit as an artist was a cover of "[[OtisRedding "[[Music/OtisRedding (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay]]").Bay.]]")
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.
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