History SomethingCompletelyDifferent / Music

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* '''Music/JeffersonAirplane''', which evolved into '''Music/JeffersonStarship''' and later '''Music/{{Starship}}'''. Each name represented a distinct era and distinctly had them doing something different:
** Jefferson Airplane had them doing psychedelic rock, their best-knowns being "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit" (both 1967)
** Jefferson Starship saw the band shift focus to soft rock ballads, such as "Miracles" (1975), "With Your Love" (1976) and "Count On Me" (1978); in fact, on one 1976 episode of ''AmericanTop40'', host Creator/CaseyKasem pointed out the band's shift in musical focus. Later, this version of the band did Something Completely Different, shifting to arena rock with songs like "Jane" (1979) and "Find Your Way Back" (1981).
** Starship was mid-to-late 1980s synth rock, on "We Built This City" (1985) and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" (1987) their biggest hits, with a ballad "Sara" (1986) being this era's something different. This was the only version of the band that had No. 1 hits.
12th Jun '17 6:08:32 PM Briguy52748
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* '''Creator/{{Madonna}}''': She's since switched between uptempo dance and ballads, but at the time she released "Crazy For You" in early 1985, it was Something Completely Different as she had yet to release a ballad as a single.

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* '''Creator/{{Madonna}}''': She's since switched between uptempo dance and ballads, but at the time she released "Crazy For You" in early 1985, it was Something Completely Different as she had yet to release a ballad as a single. So different was the song from the movie ''Vision Quest'' that many trade magazines, from ''Variety'' to ''Billboard'' were quick to write articles hailing Madonna's new single and diversity.
* '''Music/TheOakRidgeBoys''': In the country field, probably the group that had its roots in 1940s and 1950s Appalachian gospel music are the trope codifiers. Although they did old-time country and folk songs, they were firmly identified as country gospel, even into 1973 when their lineup solidified with new recruit Joe Bonsall, joining still-new deep-bassed Richard Sterban and veterans Duane Allen and William Lee Golden. But in a world where pop country was all the rage and they were true to their roots, the Oaks made a huge gamble ... and after years of performing almost exclusively gospel with some traditional songs thrown in, they released the heartbreak honky tonk standard "Y'All Come Back Saloon." Completely different to fans ... and even their loyal fans admitted they liked it a lot, and it was all success after that. By doing Something Completely Different, the Oaks became, next to the Statler Brothers (and later, Music/{{Alabama}}), the premiere country vocal group of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Even so, they never forgot their gospel roots and are probably the most beloved of those three bands/groups.
5th Jun '17 7:25:41 AM Briguy52748
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* '''Creator/{{Madonna}}'': She's since switched between uptempo dance and ballads, but at the time she released "Crazy For You" in early 1985, it was Something Completely Different as she had yet to release a ballad as a single.

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* '''Creator/{{Madonna}}'': '''Creator/{{Madonna}}''': She's since switched between uptempo dance and ballads, but at the time she released "Crazy For You" in early 1985, it was Something Completely Different as she had yet to release a ballad as a single.
5th Jun '17 7:23:29 AM Briguy52748
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* '''Creator/{{Madonna}}'': She's since switched between uptempo dance and ballads, but at the time she released "Crazy For You" in early 1985, it was Something Completely Different as she had yet to release a ballad as a single.
23rd May '17 11:21:37 AM Briguy52748
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* '''Roy Clark''': The host of ''Series/HeeHaw'' who'd have you cracking up with laughter one minute ("Thank God and Greyhound," "The Hee Haw-Lawrence Welk Counterrevolution Polka") would have you broken down in utter [Music/{{Tearjerker}} tears]] the next ("Yesterday When I Was Young").

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* '''Roy Clark''': The host of ''Series/HeeHaw'' who'd have you cracking up with laughter one minute ("Thank God and Greyhound," "The Hee Haw-Lawrence Welk Counterrevolution Polka") would have you broken down in utter [Music/{{Tearjerker}} [[Music/{{Tearjerker}} tears]] the next ("Yesterday When I Was Young").
23rd May '17 11:21:19 AM Briguy52748
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* '''Roy Clark''': The host of ''Series/HeeHaw'' who'd have you cracking up with laughter one minute ("Thank God and Greyhound," "The Hee Haw-Lawrence Welk Counterrevolution Polka") would have you broken down in utter [Music/{{Tearjerker}} tears]] the next ("Yesterday When I Was Young").
10th Apr '17 5:56:26 PM Briguy52748
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* '''DollyParton''', who did something completely different many times. The most notable time came in the years following her departure from "The Porter Wagoner Show," when she recorded an album called "New Harvest -- First Gathering." This album, issued in 1977, was significant for being Parton's first self-produced album, as well as her first effort aimed specifically at the pop chart. The biggest single from the album was the one that signaled her switch from traditional and sometimes contemporary country to pop ... that song being "Light of a Clear Blue Morning." Although only a No. 11 country hit, it opened the door to even bigger things, as the next single, "Here You Come Again" became a No. 1 country and top 5 pop smash. Movie deals, television and much more followed. She never truly strayed from her country roots, but by doing SomethingCompletelyDifferent, she became an international, multi-media star.
* '''KennyRogers''', who much like Dolly (perhaps her most famous duet partner other than Porter Wagoner), began with his First Edition mates in psychedelic rock, with the hit "Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In." By 1968 and wanting to diversify in case psychedelia wore out, the First Edition did something completely different: folk country, exemplified through "Ruby (Don't Take Your Love to Town)," signaling the style that Rogers (both groupwise and solo) would continue with for the rest of his career: country, country-folk and country rock. As a soloist, Rogers often went into adult contemporary, and by doing SomethingCompletelyDifferent he had some of his biggest hits, including "She Believes In Me," "Lady" and "I Don't Need You."
10th Apr '17 5:45:10 PM Briguy52748
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* '''''Dick Feller''''', a singer-songwriter of the mid-1970s who was best known for writing JerryReed's No. 1 country hit "Lord, Mr. Ford" (a satirical look at the auto industry and how a simple invention grew to be so complicated) began with something completely different from his novelty hits. By the title, one might think that "Biff, the Friendly Purple Bear" might be a comic tale of an anthropomorphic bear's misadventures; however, it is actually a sentimental look back at childhood, through the eyes of an old rocking horse a little boy enjoyed through childhood, and how the title bear (a stuffed teddy bear) joined the fun. Depending on the perspective and the classic country music stations that have Dick Feller in their libraries, "Biff," which was actually his breakthrough hit, or follow-up novelty fare such as "Making the Best of a Bad Situation" and "The Credit Card Song" were the songs that fit the trope. (He also switched back to serious fare, penning "Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)," which Feller originally recorded but was later CoveredUp by JohnDenver.
* '''''Dave Dudley''''', a country music artist of the 1960s and 1970s, successfully switched back and forth from truck driving songs ("Six Days On the Road," "Truck Drivin' Son Of a Gun") to ballads ("Please Let Me Prove My Love For You") and patriotic fare ("What We're Fighting For").
* '''''Ray Price''''': An early pioneer of the raw honky-tonk sound and the 4/4 shuffle, he was closely identified as pure country with songs like "Crazy Arms," "I've Got a New Heartache" and "City Lights." Fans, then, were thrown for a loop when he began dabbling with the Nashville Sound, adding strings and pop-sounding backing vocals on songs like "Night Life" and "Make the World Go Away." Crazy thing is, he succeeded ... and by doing SomethingCompletelyDifferent, he earned his biggest pop hit ever, the 1970 hit "For the Good Times." He did go back to honky tonk and pure country, earning still more respect with a string of early 1980s hits, the biggest being his duet top 5 hit with WillieNelson on "Faded Love."

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* '''''Dick Feller''''', '''Dick Feller''', a singer-songwriter of the mid-1970s who was best known for writing JerryReed's No. 1 country hit "Lord, Mr. Ford" (a satirical look at the auto industry and how a simple invention grew to be so complicated) began with something completely different from his novelty hits. By the title, one might think that "Biff, the Friendly Purple Bear" might be a comic tale of an anthropomorphic bear's misadventures; however, it is actually a sentimental look back at childhood, through the eyes of an old rocking horse a little boy enjoyed through childhood, and how the title bear (a stuffed teddy bear) joined the fun. Depending on the perspective and the classic country music stations that have Dick Feller in their libraries, "Biff," which was actually his breakthrough hit, or follow-up novelty fare such as "Making the Best of a Bad Situation" and "The Credit Card Song" were the songs that fit the trope. (He also switched back to serious fare, penning "Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)," which Feller originally recorded but was later CoveredUp by JohnDenver.
* '''''Dave Dudley''''', '''Dave Dudley''', a country music artist of the 1960s and 1970s, successfully switched back and forth from truck driving songs ("Six Days On the Road," "Truck Drivin' Son Of a Gun") to ballads ("Please Let Me Prove My Love For You") and patriotic fare ("What We're Fighting For").
* '''''Ray Price''''': '''Ray Price''': An early pioneer of the raw honky-tonk sound and the 4/4 shuffle, he was closely identified as pure country with songs like "Crazy Arms," "I've Got a New Heartache" and "City Lights." Fans, then, were thrown for a loop when he began dabbling with the Nashville Sound, adding strings and pop-sounding backing vocals on songs like "Night Life" and "Make the World Go Away." Crazy thing is, he succeeded ... and by doing SomethingCompletelyDifferent, he earned his biggest pop hit ever, the 1970 hit "For the Good Times." He did go back to honky tonk and pure country, earning still more respect with a string of early 1980s hits, the biggest being his duet top 5 hit with WillieNelson on "Faded Love."
10th Apr '17 5:44:29 PM Briguy52748
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* '''''Dave Dudley''''', a country music artist of the 1960s and 1970s, successfully switched back and forth from truck driving songs ("Six Days On the Road," "Truck Drivin' Son Of a Gun") to ballads ("Please Let Me Prove My Love For You") and patriotic fare ("What We're Fighting For").
* '''''Ray Price''''': An early pioneer of the raw honky-tonk sound and the 4/4 shuffle, he was closely identified as pure country with songs like "Crazy Arms," "I've Got a New Heartache" and "City Lights." Fans, then, were thrown for a loop when he began dabbling with the Nashville Sound, adding strings and pop-sounding backing vocals on songs like "Night Life" and "Make the World Go Away." Crazy thing is, he succeeded ... and by doing SomethingCompletelyDifferent, he earned his biggest pop hit ever, the 1970 hit "For the Good Times." He did go back to honky tonk and pure country, earning still more respect with a string of early 1980s hits, the biggest being his duet top 5 hit with WillieNelson on "Faded Love."
10th Apr '17 5:37:00 PM Briguy52748
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* '''''Dick Feller''''', a singer-songwriter of the mid-1970s who was best known for writing JerryReed's No. 1 country hit "Lord, Mr. Ford" (a satirical look at the auto industry and how a simple invention grew to be so complicated) began with something completely different from his novelty hits. By the title, one might think that "Biff, the Friendly Purple Bear" might be a comic tale of an anthropomorphic bear's misadventures; however, it is actually a sentimental look back at childhood, through the eyes of an old rocking horse a little boy enjoyed through childhood, and how the title bear (a stuffed teddy bear) joined the fun. Depending on the perspective and the classic country music stations that have Dick Feller in their libraries, "Biff," which was actually his breakthrough hit, or follow-up novelty fare such as "Making the Best of a Bad Situation" and "The Credit Card Song" were the songs that fit the trope. (He also switched back to serious fare, penning "Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)," which Feller originally recorded but was later CoveredUp by JohnDenver.
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