History YMMV / PaulWilliams

14th Jul '15 7:39:27 PM NWolfman
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** "Somebody's Hero Tonight" has the guts to use the line "We'll love all our troubles away."
30th May '15 1:48:45 PM twilicorn
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** "Touch," his collaboration with Music/DaftPunk, is one of the saddest piece of music he's ever been associated with.
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** "Touch," his collaboration with Music/DaftPunk, Music/DaftPunk from ''Music/RandomAccessMemories'', is one of the saddest piece pieces of music he's ever been associated with.with. ** "I'm Going To Go Back There Someday", one of his other songs for ''Film/TheMuppetMovie'', has this effect on many listeners/viewers of said film. To quote [[https://muppetmindset.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/120-awesome-muppet-songs-part-5/ this article]], "The hauntingly beautiful lyrics, the emotionally gripping music, Gonzo’s soul-searching movements and emotions… every single thing about this song is perfect." Not that Rachel Yamagata's cover is any less of a tear jerker. ** "When the River Meets The Sea" from ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas'' is gorgeously poignant, even moreso when it was performed at Creator/JimHenson's memorial service.
9th Jan '15 5:23:45 AM StFan
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** "Touch," his collaboration with DaftPunk, is one of the saddest piece of music he's ever been associated with.
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** "Touch," his collaboration with DaftPunk, Music/DaftPunk, is one of the saddest piece of music he's ever been associated with.
10th Dec '14 12:23:03 AM robogabriel
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** His voice, while not Pavarotti by any means, is really what make his songs his. There's an earnestness to his range and phrasing that really sounds like he believes every word he's singing, which is the mark of any great performer. ** "Touch," his collaboration with DaftPunk, is one of the saddest piece of music he's ever been associated with.
16th Jul '14 7:17:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Moving to trivia
* AcclaimedFlop: ''Someday Man'' was adored by critics from the day it was released, and has seen increasing praise throughout the years, but it never sold well.
6th Aug '13 11:49:34 PM SeptimusHeap
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* AwardSnub: "Rainbow Connection" lost to "It Goes Like It Goes" from ''NormaRae''. Critics and fans alike let the Academy hear it. And who even remembers the other song anymore?
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* AwardSnub: "Rainbow Connection" lost to "It Goes Like It Goes" from ''NormaRae''.''Film/NormaRae''. Critics and fans alike let the Academy hear it. And who even remembers the other song anymore?
29th Apr '13 1:01:40 AM Bastard1
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Moar.
* AcclaimedFlop: ''Someday Man'' was adored by critics from the day it was released, and has seen increasing praise throughout the years, but it never sold well.

* CriticalDissonance: ''Someday Man'' was adored by critics from the day it was released, and has seen continued praise throughout the years, but it never sold well.

* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Phantom of the Paradise'' became ''huge'' in Winnipeg (and basically, only in that one city). When Williams later held a concert there, the reception he got (particularly from women and young girls) was likened to Music/TheBeatles during the height of Beatlemania (only on a... smaller scale, literally). When Phantompalooza was held there some thirty years later, Williams' reception was certainly not much less enthusiastic.
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ** ''Phantom of the Paradise'' became ''huge'' in Winnipeg (and basically, only in that one city).precisely nowhere else, except perhaps the French underground scene). When Williams later held a concert there, the reception he got (particularly from women and young girls) was likened to Music/TheBeatles during the height of Beatlemania (only on a... smaller scale, literally). When Phantompalooza was held there some thirty years later, Williams' reception was certainly not much less enthusiastic.

* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Phantom EndingFatigue: The album version of "Sad Song" drags on a little bit at the end. "Hey Jude" it ain't. A few more than a few prefer the brevity of the Paradise'' became ''huge'' in Winnipeg (and basically, only in that one city). When Williams later held a concert there, the reception he got (particularly from women and young girls) was likened to Music/TheBeatles during the height of Beatlemania (only on a... smaller scale, literally). When Phantompalooza was held there some thirty years later, Williams' reception was certainly not much less enthusiastic.Muppet Show version.

* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Phantom FunnyAneurysmMoment: The cover for ''Crazy for Loving You'' with its diner table-ful of the Paradise'' became ''huge'' in Winnipeg (and basically, only in that one city). When Williams later held booze unintentionally gets a concert there, the reception he got (particularly from women and young girls) was likened little bit too close to Music/TheBeatles during the height of Beatlemania (only on a... smaller scale, literally). When Phantompalooza was held there some thirty years later, Williams' reception was certainly not much less enthusiastic.home, considering this is basically right before everything broke down for real.

* HilariousInHindsight: "Roan [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Pony]]".
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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight: ** "Roan [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials Pony]]".

* TastesLikeDiabetes: Williams makes no secret of his status as a "card-carrying sentimentalist" of the Hallmark variety, however, he himself feels he slipped into sentiment for sentiment's sake midway through the '70s.
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: OneSceneWonder: [[Franchise/TheMuppets The Great Gonzo]]! * TastesLikeDiabetes: ** Williams makes no secret of his status as a "card-carrying sentimentalist" of the Hallmark variety, however, he himself feels he slipped into sentiment for sentiment's sake midway through the '70s.'70s. ** For all that Paul's "Rainbow Connection" duet with Willie Nelson is a perfect way to open ''I'm Going Back There Someday''... he sandwiches in the words "That's what happens when you [[Disney/{{Pinocchio}} wish upon a star]]" right at the end. ...Yeah, basically. * TearJerker: ** Paul's best work is just so... powerful. His biggest strength as a lyricist is being able to take raw, heartfelt emotion and distil it into words. Sometimes... those words are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpWg6sibsdU very, very sad.]] You could be reading [[http://lyrics.wikia.com/Paul_Williams:Rainy_Days_And_Mondays only the lyrics]] and the effect just might be strangely similar. The guy knows how you feel, man. ** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndjuJeo3POM Still Alive]]". Sad, funny, heartbreaking, heartwarming, all at the same time.
7th Mar '13 2:03:04 PM Bastard1
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Just some stuff.
* CriticalDissonance: ''Someday Man'' was adored by critics from the day it was released, and has seen continued praise throughout the years, but it never sold well. * EnsembleDarkhorse: [[http://bassroutes.blogspot.com/ Leland Sklar]], bassist extraordinaire, is by far the most popular of Williams' regular studio musicians.

* EarWorm: "Someday we'll find it, the Rainbow Connection..." * EpicRiff: "The Hell of It". Actually, make that any rock song from ''Phantom''. * FirstInstallmentWins: ''Someday Man'' is this to some who find Williams' later work to be too sappy. * HarsherInHindsight: [[Film/PhantomOfTheParadise Swan]]'s rampant drug abuse and paranoia becomes a little more disturbing now that it's been revealed to be not that far off from reality.

* TastesLikeDiabetes: A common complaint lodged against his music, starting roughly around 1974 with the release of ''A Little Bit of Love''. Williams himself acknowledges this.
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* TastesLikeDiabetes: A common complaint lodged against his music, starting roughly around 1974 with the release of ''A Little Bit of Love''. Williams makes no secret of his status as a "card-carrying sentimentalist" of the Hallmark variety, however, he himself acknowledges this.feels he slipped into sentiment for sentiment's sake midway through the '70s.
27th Oct '12 5:14:42 PM MarkLungo
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Phantom of the Paradise'' became ''huge'' in Winnipeg (and basically, only in that one city). When Williams later held a concert there, the reception he got (particularly from women and young girls) was likened to TheBeatles during the height of Beatlemania (only on a... smaller scale, literally). When Phantompalooza was held there some thirty years later, Williams' reception was certainly not much less enthusiastic.
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: ''Phantom of the Paradise'' became ''huge'' in Winnipeg (and basically, only in that one city). When Williams later held a concert there, the reception he got (particularly from women and young girls) was likened to TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles during the height of Beatlemania (only on a... smaller scale, literally). When Phantompalooza was held there some thirty years later, Williams' reception was certainly not much less enthusiastic.
27th Oct '12 5:14:24 PM MarkLungo
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* AwardSnub: "Rainbow Connection" lost to "It Goes Like It Goes" from ''Norma Rae''. Critics and fans alike let the Academy hear it. And who even remembers the other song anymore?
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* AwardSnub: "Rainbow Connection" lost to "It Goes Like It Goes" from ''Norma Rae''.''NormaRae''. Critics and fans alike let the Academy hear it. And who even remembers the other song anymore?
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