* BlackSheepHit: "Only Love Will Break Your Heart", while in the band's AlternativeDance roots, is sung by Moira Lambert rather than FaceOfTheBand Sarah Cracknell.
* BrokenBase: When ''Sound of Water'' was released, there was a split in the fanbase due to the album's new direction, which was more ambient and trip-hop influenced.
* EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrQfyb6nWuA Oh]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5AQOsz1zIQ boy]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3auZFKDBpKg&feature=relmfu so]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4szHXagmryo&feature=related many!]]
* FaceOfTheBand: Sarah is more famous than Bob and Pete, despite them having founded the band.
* SignatureSong: Fairly successfully averted by dint of "resting" songs from their live set when they threaten to become this. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" is probably their most ''recognisable'' song, thanks to being included on countless compilations.