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(permanent link) added: 2009-11-17 19:44:37 sponsor: denovo (last reply: 2009-11-18 17:59:07)

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I searched for a while because I can't believe it wouldn't be on here, but it appears not to be.

I need a lot more type-2 examples (characters requesting songs on the radio for others). C'mon, I know I've seen this a million times! Help?

I'm thinking that Type 1 should be limited to songs where someone uses a variation of the spoken phrase "This song/one goes out to/is dedicated to/is for X". Other things, such as a song written for a person, should go under the main Dedication trope.

Also, anyone have a good idea for a picture? Also, how do I wiki link to Dedication? I tried square brackets and it didn't work.

"This one goes out to all the Serbians. Also the ladies. But mostly the Serbians."

The shout-out before the song.

TYPE-1: Alice starts her performance by stating who she's singing her Intercourse with You or Anti-Love Song for. General dedications to "the ladies" and "the fans" are also popular. Common among professional musicians as well as among drunken amateurs at the Karaoke Box.

TYPE-2: Alice requests a song on the radio (or in-universe equivalent) for Bob.

A subtrope of Dedication.

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Examples:

Type 1

Web Original
STRONG BAD: The Cheat, man. {Music begins} Where did we go wrong? It seems like just yesterday we were setting fire to Strong Sad's underwears.
STRONG SAD: {offscreen} That was yesterday!
STRONG BAD: This one's for you.
Cue "The Cheat is Not Dead".

Music
  • Flight of the Conchords prefaces live performances of "Ladies of the World" with this usually.
  • Jpop BENNIE K's song "Okay" begins with one of the singers saying "Hey yo, this song is for my girls."
  • Five Iron Frenzy spoofs this on one of their live albums when Jeff says "This song goes out to all the people who are over here (indicating one side of the audience)."

Live-Action TV
  • The Parkers episode "Funny, Funny Valentine"
"Ideal" Lead Singer: This song goes out to a newly engaged couple in the audience.
Professor Stanley Oglevee: [Spotlight shines on him] She's gone. Get that damn light off of me.
"Ideal" Lead Singer: Oh... ok. Well, how about a couple who just got back together.
Nicole 'Nikki' Parker: [Spotlight shines on her] Valentine's Day is for suckas. Get that damn light off of me.

Documentary
Billie Joe Armstrong: This song is dedicated to everybody who took the train to get here tonight, alright? This song's called 'Jesus of Suburbia.'
  • GWAR: Live from Antarctica
Oderus Urungus: [before playing "Sick of You"] ...and this song is dedicated to you insufferable...human filth!
Chester Bennington: How many musicians do we have in the house? [audience cheers] good luck to everyone of you guys man. We were on the other side of the barricade a few years ago, man. Coming to these shows, seeing our favorite bands and having the dreams. Just persevere, believe in yourself. One day you'll be up here with us. Or Metallica or Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Mudvayne [song starts] so this one's dedicated to all of you guys out there.

Western Animation
  • The Simpsons
    • "Cape Feare"
    Radio DJ: All right, this next song is dedicated to Bart Simpson, with the message "I am coming to kill you slowly and painfully."
    • "Homer's Barbershop Quartet"
    Homer: This next song is dedicated to a very special lady. She's 100 years old and weighs over 200...tons.

Type 2

Music
  • Cpop singer Landy Wen has a song, "Can U Feel It", where she sings about her anger at her lover (who she thinks does not care about her anymore) until she hears him dedicate a song to her on the radio, at which point they reconcile.

Real Life
  • A Radio Caroline DJ in the mid-70s:
    I'd like to dedicate this next song to Lofty. And at three foot eight, what else would you call him?

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