History YMMV / BenFolds

2nd Oct '16 4:50:56 PM twilicorn
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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: The "Do It Anyway" video with Creator/AnnaKendrick and ''Series/FraggleRock''. SO FUN!
29th Aug '16 10:31:17 AM NWolfman
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** BRICK.
** Do It Anyway
** "Draw A Crowd."
* EpicRiff: Ben frequently does a piano version; notable ones include "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces", "Annie Waits", and "Philosophy".

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** BRICK.
** Do It Anyway
** "Draw A Crowd.
"Brick."
** "Do It Anyway"
** "Draw A Crowd"
** "Landed" is an [[InvokedTrope invocation]]: it's his only song to date that he wrote with the intent of releasing it as a single.
* EpicRiff: Ben frequently does a piano version; notable ones include "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces", "Annie Waits", "Landed" and "Philosophy".
29th Aug '16 10:26:54 AM NWolfman
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* BrokenBase: His collaboration with Nick Hornsby, "Lonely Avenue." Some say it's the best collection of songs he's ever written, while others feel that Hornsby's writing isn't musical enough.

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* BrokenBase: His collaboration with Nick Hornsby, "Lonely ''Lonely Avenue." '' Some say it's the best collection of songs he's ever written, while others feel that Hornsby's writing isn't musical enough.
29th Aug '16 10:24:54 AM NWolfman
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* JerkassWoobie: The narrator of "Landed," who shuns his friends and loved ones at the behest of his possessive girlfriend/wife.
--> ''If you wrote me off''
--> ''I'd understand it''
--> '''Cause I've been on''
--> ''Some other planet''
12th Jul '16 10:06:38 PM NWolfman
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* OldShame: The 4.6 songs he had to write for a music publishing company, discussed in "One Down," were so awful that he's made no effort to even remember how the go.
9th Jul '16 4:47:57 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: His collaboration with Nick Hornsby, "Lonely Avenue." Some say it's the best collection of songs he's ever written, while others feel that Hornsby's writing isn't musical enough.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: His collaboration with Nick Hornsby, "Lonely Avenue." Some say it's the best collection of songs he's ever written, while others feel that Hornsby's writing isn't musical enough.
31st Dec '15 10:22:54 AM StFan
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** His [[PopStarComposer songs]] for ''OverTheHedge.''

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** His [[PopStarComposer songs]] for ''OverTheHedge.''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge.''
14th Aug '15 3:58:19 PM NWolfman
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* HilariousInHindsight: "Rockin' The Suburbs" has a line about going to the store for some Preperation H after feeling someone "sending dirty vibes my way." In other words, he's pretty "[[StealthPun butthurt]]" about it.
30th Nov '14 2:38:43 AM robogabriel
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* BreakupBreakOut: Subverted. Despite being reasonably successful, Ben's not much more of a star than he was when he was with his original band.

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* BreakupBreakOut: Subverted. Despite being reasonably successful, Ben's not much more of a star solo than he was when he was with his original band.
30th Nov '14 2:37:49 AM robogabriel
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* OldShame: Discussed in "One Down," where he claims that [[DoingItForTheArt he never wants to write a song he isn't proud of]] in reference to some songs he was contractually obligated to write for a music publishing company. When introducing the song live, he mentions that he ''[[HypocriticalHumor doesn't even remember]]'' [[HypocriticalHumor the songs he ended up writing!]]

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* OldShame: Discussed in "One Down," where he claims that [[DoingItForTheArt he never wants to write a song he isn't proud of]] in reference to some The 4.6 songs he was contractually obligated had to write for a music publishing company. When introducing the song live, he mentions company, discussed in "One Down," were so awful that he ''[[HypocriticalHumor doesn't he's made no effort to even remember]]'' [[HypocriticalHumor remember how the songs he ended up writing!]]go.
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