WMG / Todd in the Shadows

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He never shows his face so that people don't recognize him. Likewise, when he appears at the school he never speaks so that people don't recognize his voice.
  • Todd is pretty vocal about his hate for Glee so.....
  • And Brad the pianist hates the Glee kids so....
  • He used Glee's version of Smooth Criminal as a stinge at him! He looks like one and dress like one. He hides in the shadows in order to hide his zombie nature from us. After he's done talking about the latest Lady Gaga song or whatever, he crawls out of his window and pounces on an unsespecting midnight jogger in the Alien Ant Farm episode

Todd in the Shadows is really a Hunter.
Just look.

Todd In The Shadow's face will be revealed for the third-year anniversary special.
It just makes sense. It would also be a great dramatic twist like with 3D Lee.
  • Or, alternatively, he'll stitch screening into his hoodie.
  • Jossed, like with his Magfest appearance, he was wearing a black cloth over the top half of his head.

Todd made an appearance in Arcade Fire's "The Wilderness Downtown."
While watching, take a close look at the "protagonist"...Gray hoodie? Check. The Faceless? Check. Seen in shadow most of the time? Check. Sound of a piano in the background? Check. Presumably, the reason he's running is that someone tried to force him to listen to BIEEEEEEEEEEBERRRRRRR.

Todd in the Shadows is actually Justin Bieber
This only derives from the fact of Todd and Bieber both wore gray hoodies. But here's the thing, Todd is the bitter adult version of Bieber and the reason he gets so mad is he regrets being that whiny kid that couldn't sing. He got some piano lessons and learned how to sing, and presumably got a TARDIS somehow to travel into the past and rail on pop music, including his shameful career.
  • ...Which is why we never see his face!
  • As explained here.
  • Also, he mentioned having previously been a big fan of Usher...J-Bieb's producer!
  • And creepily, I once saw a short little MTV promo featuring Bieber playing the piano...
  • Someone must make a fanfic of this. NOW!
  • Confirmed as of his "#selfie" review.

Todd in the Shadows is actually Tee Hee Tummy Tums
A.K.A The most beautiful man in the world. Hence why he must forever dwell in the shadows, lest he be crushed beneath a mass of swooning fangirls and fanboys eager to tear off a peice.

The sweatshirt is so he can be shot from behind without arousing suspicion. Alternatively, he might be Father.

Todd In The Shadows is BRIAN BLESSED
...it could happen.

Todd In The Shadow is Ke$ha
An alternative to his being Justin Bieber- Ke$ha, years later, drops out of fame utterly wasted and uncared about, however she is kidnapped by a team of mad doctors who completely alter her body, voice and remove the effects of years of alcohol consumption from her system. She escapes, then broods on her lack of talent and wasted life. She learns how to play the piano, finds a TARDIS and uses it, adopts a secret identity and becomes a pop song reviewer, in the hopes of making her former self and pop music associates rethink the music that got them executed by the Seahorses in the future.
  • That scenario... is so... epic.

Todd In The Shadows is a former one hit wonder from the future
Going off above guesses, Todd is a former one hit wonder from the future. In fact, he might even be a one hit wonder who's one hit was a cover. He did say in his Top 10 Worst Songs of 1987 he felt sorry for those types of artists. Unable to deal with the fact his only claim to fame was off a cover of some "old" song instead of an original by him, Todd travels back to our time period to review "current" pop songs. His one hit might even be one of the songs he's reviewed.
  • Then how is he so bad at predicting which songs will be successful and which won't?
    • It's because he's changing the future (and creating a time paradox). His predictions are scenarios that, in his timeline, DID come true, but in our timeline, are the exact opposite, or at least so different it looks like he's screwing up.

Todd is an albino.
He wasn't kidding about being black. The reason for his decidely light complexion (from what we have seen) is that he is albino. This also explains why he has to be covered at all times, because albinos have very sensitive skin.

Apparently he's both black and Asian-American. Hiro is of African-American and Korean-Japanese ancestry. There's also the sword he uses to commit harakiri with...

Todd in the Shadows is really Monster in the Dark.
...it could be explained somehow.
  • AWESOME.
  • The Monster is Obfuscating Stupidity when it's around people like Xykon or Redcloak who it knows to be smart and cunning, because it also knows that if they should learn that the Monster is smart, logical and willing to use its powers for reasons it wants to, it might end up dead, enslaved or on the run. It occasionally uses its powers for things it wants, such as teleporting O-Chul, but whenever it does so it continues to Obfuscate Stupidity so nobody catches on. However, occasionally things become a little too much for the Monster, so it teleports to Earth and lets off steam in the most harmless way possible... reviewing pop music. To cover its tracks, the Monster changes shape to Todd, but because of habit, it/he always wears the hoodie and stays in the shadows. So far it's worked, but God knows what'll happen if anyone else on Earth (or in the OOTS-verse) finds out...
    • Fanfic. Now. Please.

He's been American before, and kept the liking for hoodies. After his last disastrous outing, the Master's taking a break dissecting the worst parts of Earth culture.
  • Furthermore, the piano is his TARDIS.
    • No, it's the Event Synthisiser from Doctor Who Classics #7!

Todd is Elvis.
Hey, it could happen.

The next review will be of DEV 2.0
  • From how he reacts to seeing them and his line "One crisis at a time" it would not be a stretch.

Todd will eventually marry Obscurus Lupa
  • Just because "Obscurus in the Shadows" makes so much sense as a name.
    • Lupa is already married
      • ...OT3?
      • We've never seen Todd's face, maybe he is her husband. His Lupa-themed desktop wallpaper isn't a sign that he's a crazy stalker, just a devoted spouse.

Todd has red hair
Or some other recessive hair color like dirty blond.
  • Jossed. The Head video showed his hair is black/dark brown. (Thought I supposed it COULD be dyed.)
  • Confirmed on his Twitter.

Todd is in danger from The Slender Man
In his review of Chris Brown's "Deuces", there's a bit of static just before the "Valentimes" line. It's just for a split second. This digital distortion is similar to the distortion in Marble Hornets and Everyman HYBRID. Maybe Slendy's a fan of the songs Todd bashes?
  • Slender Man does not approve of the hatred of Take It Off. Slender Man liked Take It Off.
  • There's a theory that wearing a mask keeps Slendy from finding you. This is why Todd never shows his face.

Todd is Alex Mercer from [PROTOTYPE]
He has a hoodie, he recently came down with MRSA (often pronounced 'Mer-sah') he survived it, suggesting that he's resilient and refuses to die. He also goes on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge whenever people make extremely terrible pop music (e.g. Deuces, but also in 'Soul Sister' when he says that he will hunt down the lead singer). Gaga isn't the only monster who is mutating quickly.
  • Wellll....MRSA itself isn't a killer. It simply fosters infections and is resistant to antibiotics. However, the staph infections that often appear in its wake can be lethal, so "resilient and refusing to die" both still apply.

Todd is The Shadow.
  • The Shadow?
  • The SHADOW!
  • The Shadow.

Todd is a nazgûl.
It was said in the forum, and it's epicly awesome, so I added it here.

Todd will dress up like a normal person at Magfest and will not reveal to anybody that he is Todd In The Shadows
It will be a way to keep himself anonymous. He might also go by a different name or Todd might just be his stage name. He might also try to be mute or alter his voice so that nobody will recognize him.
  • Jossed. He wears his hoodie and a full face mask.

When Todd finally unmasks himself, it will be a crowd shot
It's the best way to technically say he showed his face, while screwing with his fans. In a review or other TGWTG-affiliated video, Todd will be just an extra with no familiar clothes or features.

The crossover review of Head was imagined/hallucinated by Todd.
At the end of the review, we get a shot of Todd at his piano flanked by Paw and Roses, and they're all singing "Daydream Believer". Fade to black for the credits. Fade back in, it's the same shot but with just Todd. Could just be a coincidence, but the way it's edited seems to imply they were never there to begin with.
  • Todd actually mentions this theory during this review's joint commentary with Paw and Roses, and it meets with their approval.

Todd hides his face out of fear of being killed by a Death Note.
Any other explanations he makes for hiding his identity are lies because if he made it public that he is in danger, he would only put himself at a grater risk. Not only does he make a point to hide his face, but he hasn't revealed his full name. As for why he's being targeted, and by who (Kira?), I can't say.
  • He's being targeted by Justin Bieber, who managed to get his hands on a Death Note.
    • It's lucky YouTube usernames don't count, as it would be a bloodbath. Though, if you've ever read YouTube comments, perhaps it would be for the best.
    • Uh oh...
  • Executives from major record labels, who feel Todd is becoming too big a threat. Executives have been known to posses Death Notes before.

Todd is a Dementor.
Because they also wear hoods and it's as good as anything else?

You Cannot Grasp the True Form of Todd In The Shadows
Like Judge Fear from Judge Dredd or Black Mage of 8-Bit Theater, seeing Todd's face would drive you mad. That's why he wears masks and hides in the shadows.
  • This may hold credence. In a recent The Nostalgia Chick review, the Makeover Fairy took his mask off. While it was The Unreveal for us, she freaked out looking at it.

Todd in the Shadows is actually this guy.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsveiPJcxlE

Todd in the Shadows is Michael Jackson
Hey, it could happen.

"Born This Way" will make Todd in the Shadows go totally batshit insane.
Come on, it's leaps and bounds more surreal than any of Gaga's earlier music videos. He's going to see it, and it can't be good for him...
  • I'm going with Friday instead.
  • Subverted, at least with "Born This Way". He's perfectly fine. "Judas", on the other hand.

Todd is a SMeyerpire.
He hides his face because his disco-ball skin would immediately reveal him as a vampire and attract an unfathomable amount of flamers

Todd is DJ Axis
He uses the hoodie to not let Handsome Tom notice that he is half-blind (apparently Tom has tried contacting DJ Axis to get him to join The Game Heroes) because he wants to try his hands on stuff other than remixing video game music.

Todd is That Aussie Guy in disguise.
If your wondering about the different humour styles, Todd mentioned stealing many of his jokes from friends and family. That's why he wears the hood: to prevent Doug from learning the truth.

Both don't show their real face and derive pleasure from mocking how horrible human culture is. But instead of painting broad strokes, he's decided to focus specifically on pop music.

Todd is Ruben Valtierra.
A pianist who gets no respect from his peers and frequently has to hide his face. Watch the video for "The Saga Begins" and tell me otherwise.

Todd is Erik.
That explains the hidden face and musical talent.
  • That would also explain his Stalker with a Crush tendencies towards Lupa and the Nostalgia Chick's obsession with him (seeing as she was majorly infatuated with the musical before).

There is nothing special about Todd.
Since nearly everyone is convinced that he's someone important, it is possible that he's actually a nobody under that mask. He's just a well-spoken young man named Todd.
  • Stupidest thing I've ever heard. Next you'll be suggesting Crookshanks is just a cat.

Todd is The Stig.
Well, why the hell not? Both men hide their faces; we've never seen Todd drive, and we've never heard the Stig talk; ergo....
Todd is a convict hiding from the law.
A bit darker, but we already know he's a magnificent stalker. What else could he be up to in his free time??

Todd's got an Omega deal going on under the hoodie.
  • Again, why not?

Todd is a rogue or undercover Shade
  • He says he once worked for Lord Vyce here. He joined the site shortly after Vyce was first foreshadowed (As a scout maybe?). The reason he hasn't been deactivated is that either Vyce cut the signal to protect him, leaving an extra ace up his sleeve in case he ever comes back, or he cut it himself as a result of enjoying his new job and wanting to distance himself from his old boss.
    • Perhaps he's from one of the universes Vyce invaded, and was hired to help eliminate the Entity. He may even be from Vyce's universe: the reason he cloaks himself is because the cloak itself is designed to keep him alive in our universe. Kind of like

Todd is an Assassin taking a stand against the Templar-run music industry.
  • I mean, he constantly wears a hood!

Todd is the Anti-Spiral or an avatar thereof.
  • Why does he hide his face? Because he's a Humanoid Abomination with no real form; he butchered a random guy and made a skin suit out of him for when he needs to be seen in the light, but the only salvageable parts were the hands and lower face/upper chest, hence why he covers everything else. Why does he review bad pop songs? He wants to expose them to an audience that likely wouldn't hear them at all if it wasn't for him, hence inflicting soul-crushing despair among them. He can move in the space between spaces, he kills himself multiple times but gets better, and his pining for Obscurus Lupa is a Take That, Audience!, representing the face that Lupa is beloved by people who will never actually be able to even interact with her, much less date her, again making them despair. It's far from airtight, but if he starts ranting about the moon in a later video, be afraid...

Todd is quite possibly Slenderman, Jeff the Killer, or even a combination of the two.
  • Hey, regarding the third option, black and white does make gray, and as far as we know, Todd might have a bleached-white face or even no face at all

Alternatively to the above, Todd is one of Slendy's Proxies...
  • And the Slenderman itself just really hates pop music, so it uses Todd as a voice box for its views on pop music. This explains why Todd himself actually seems to like some pop music, yet still pokes fun at it. It also explains the mask, since there's definitely no shortage of mask-wearing amongst Proxies...

Todd is Meguka.
"Every day I'm sufferin'." Being meguka is suffering. He wears the mask to cover how off-model he really is.

Krin is the Anti-Todd
Todd's title-card artist appears in Linkara's Mr T #2, also obscuring her face with a hoodie, her features over-exposed into blank whiteness. Female to Todd's male, light to his dark, visual instead of musical, Krin is his opposite. If they met, they would either make a perfect couple or annihilate each other.
  • Better yet Krin is the child of Todd and Lupa from the future. She has Todd's hoodie with Lupa's red hair.

Todd is a Weaver.
Keeps his face covered, wears a hood, works with music? Of course, the Weavers' eyes were always visible, and Todd's never are... but then again, the Weavers have blue sclera.

Todd is of Lefeinish descent.
Just listen to his thoughts as read by the Nostalgia Chick at the end of her What Women Want review. "Lu... pa... lu... pa..."

Todd is Asian.
He doesn't wear shoes inside people's houses!
  • That could also make him Scandinavian, since most Scandinavians take their shoes off at the door as well...
  • He once tweeted that half his family were refugees from a communist dictatorship, which would probably make him either half Chinese or half Russian.
    • Jossed. Confirmed that the communist dictatorship his family fled from was Cuba.
  • Canadians also take their shoes off inside of other people's houses and a lot of Canadians have Scandinavian and/or Asian backgrounds. Maybe he's from Canada.
  • It's actually quite common for people in Southern states like Virginia to be taught to take their shoes off inside.
  • Well, him being Asian could be the reason why he wears a mask over eyes and nose as supposed to his mouth and nose. East Asians have very distinct looking eyes. So (even if he's not) he could be wearing it over his eyes to further the joke about us not knowing his race/ethnicity. That, or because it's funny.

Todd is a Sith Lord.

Todd hides his face because he doesn't want some people in real life to know he listens to pop music
Or it started that way, and he stuck to it because it's funny.

Todd is Banksy.
Both wear hoodies, both hide their faces with backlighting (Banksy does this in Exit Through the Gift Shop), both seem to have basic video editing abilities, and both make commentary on a specific kind of popular culture. The reason Banksy doesn't want to be revealed is because he'd lose his urban street cred if was caught making internet videos about Katy Perry songs.

Todd is secretly Gudda Gudda.
He put on a mask to hide his facial tattoos and made fun of his own silly verse in "Bedrock". Notice how in other reviews, he mentions the "grocery bag" line often. Gudda Gudda hopped online to mock his own verse to show that he's really a Stealth Parody of modern hip hop.

And he reviews pop songs to throw off nosy investigators, thus allowing him to continue his operations in secret. It's also the reason why he keeps his face hidden.

He hides his face since proclaiming his love for his Estate is tantamount to a confession to breaking the Windflower Law. He tries to defend pop music from those who would destroy it. Also, Jessie J is an Excrucian, and the song "Domino" was a flower rite against the Estate of Analogies, by creating things that have the form and purpose of analogies, but don't actually work.
Todd and Lindsey will review Body of Evidence.
During Todd and Film Brain's review of Sunday School Musical, Todd tried to get other reviewers to watch three other movies. These movies were Crossroads, From Justin to Kelly, and Body of Evidence. He and Lindsey already reviewed Crossroads and From Justin to Kelly, so logically Body of Evidence is next.
  • Alternatively, he also mentioned a "50Cent movie" (possibly "Get Rich or Die Tryin'", so that may come about. ...Of course, more than likely not with The Nostalgia Chick...

Todd is the 3D form of Mr. Game and Watch

Todd's face is nothing special, which is why he keeps it hidden.
Todd is Genre Savvy to know that an aura of mystery would add to his popularity, so he decided to craft the appearance of a mysterious man who women would flock to solve and men would try desperately to figure out who he is. Todd in the Shadows has probably written down some WMGs to add to the mystery, or he just thought it amusing. The reason why people freak out when they see him is because their standards about his mystery have been raised incredibly high. The fact that Mechakara didn't freak out when performing "surgery" is because he couldn't even begin to care about what a human looks like-they're all the same soggy haggis anyway.

Todd is actually Ichika Orimura.
Ichika grabbed the blindfold from episode 5 of Season 2, used his IS to travel back in time to America, destroyed it, bought a hoodie, and went under the name of Todd in The Shadows and decided to review bad pop music.

Well, he is Ambiguously Brown. It's possible that he inherited different ethnic traits from his parents.

    Possible Pop Song Reviews 
Predictions for future pop song reviews.

  • "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz
    • Confirmed
  • "Happy" by Pharrell Williams: If Todd does review it, expect him to slip in the "Happy Happy Joy Joy" song somewhere, most likely as the end of video stinger.
    • Jossed
  • "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
    • Confirmed.
  • "Can't Remember to Forget You" by Rihanna and Shakira: Todd's made his disdain for Rihanna known, but his opinion of Shakira is not known. Such a collaboration is practically begging for Todd to review it.
    • Jossed.
  • "Classic" by MKTO. Specifically Todd will do his best to avoid a molestation joke when he hears the line "Do you like Michael", even though the line is actually "Thrill you like Michael". And based on his Twitter rants, expect him to compare it to Rascal Flatts.
    • Jossed.
  • "G.U.Y." by Lady Gaga: More specifically, he'll review the "G.U.Y. - An ARTPOP Film" video, much like he did with "Runaway", except not as a crossover.
  • "Loyal" by Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Too Short, French Montana OR Tyga: It's been a while since Todd tore Chris Brown a new one; however, the song has three different versions, each with a different second guest rapper, and listening to all three versions for any extended period of time would likely drive Todd insane.
    • Jossed, but it did make #3 on his Worst of 2014 list.
  • "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
    • Confirmed.
  • "Birthday" by Katy Perry
    • Jossed
  • "Problem" by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
    • Jossed.
  • "Am I Wrong" by Nico & Vinz: Just for the obvious "Ghostbusters" reference and so Todd can say "Yes"
    • Jossed
  • "Me And My Broken Heart" by Rixton & "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer: These are two songs that would make a perfect "head-to-head" episode. The former are a band whose members are in their early 20s, are managed by Scooter Braun, and make mature pop music, yet haven't achieved much success outside the context of the single. The latter are a younger band whose music is more teen-oriented and are already making waves on the charts with the rest of their work. It's pretty much The Wanted vs. One Direction 2.0.
    • Jossed for both.
  • "Sing" by Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell: With that weird video, it's at least worth a mention.
    • Jossed.
  • "Rude" by MAGIC!: He hinted at a review around the time the "Fancy" review was released.
    • Confirmed.
  • "I'm Ready" by AJR: It samples Spongebob.
    • Jossed.
  • "Maps" by Maroon 5: Heavily hinted at by a few of his recent tweets.
    • Jossed
  • A blanket review covering Bro Country, where he can dissect what makes it popular and thrash its sexism and other faults.
    • A lot of Todd's recent tweets have been complaining about this trend. Either he has a specific song in mind for a video or something bigger.
  • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift vs. "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor. Two songs that by white girls that recently hit #1.
    • Both Confirmed, but as separate videos.
  • "Don't Tell 'Em" by Jeremih ft. YG: Todd put Jeremih's two other hits on his Worst lists in the past, so it may be high time for a full review.
    • On Twitter, Todd claims that he hasn't devoted enough time to Jeremih, so a review may be likely.
    • As of December 2014, Jeremih has not released an actual video (not even a live performance video) for the song and probably won't at this point. Without footage, it might make it hard to review it.
    • Ultimately jossed
  • "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj
    • Confirmed. Todd admitted it was past time that Nicki Minaj got a full review.
  • "Take Me to Church" by Hozier. Now that the song is becoming popular, it may become time for Todd to talk about it. The cover would probably have Todd in front of a church.
    • Jossed
  • "God Made Girls" by RaeLynn. If the song becomes a big enough hit, he might do it since he's already stated on Twitter that he considers it So Bad, It's Good.
    • Jossed
  • "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars.
    • Jossed
  • "Love Me Like You Do" by Ellie Goulding.
    • Jossed
  • "Time of Our Lives" by Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo: Despite the implications of his "Feel This Moment" review, he's made a couple tweets about Pitbull recently, so it might happen.
    • Jossed
  • "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - He even commented on Twitter that if he were to review it, he would probably want to see Furious 7 first. And he was surprised it took Uptown Funk off #1.
    • Confirmed
  • "Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap: He's tweeted that he has a lot to say about the song. He's also said that he can't organize his thoughts into an episode, but that hasn't stopped him before ("We Are Young" vs. "Somebody That I Used to Know," anyone?).
  • "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor. Hated it from the moment he first heard it shortly after reviewing "All About That Bass," and it's currently in the top 20 and rising.
    • The song is currently declining as of late, but Todd has reviewed songs after they peaked (e.g., "We Are Never Getting Back Together"), so it's not off the table just yet.
    • Ultimately confirmed.
  • "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar: It's one of the biggest songs in the country right now, and he's discussed his hate for the song on Twitter.
    • He'd likely use the Bastille song with the same title for the closing credits.
    • Ultimately jossed; he said that he doesn't have enough material for the song for a review.
  • "Cheerleader" by OMI: It dethroned "See You Again" (for good, unlike "Bad Blood") to become the number-one song in the country.
    • Jossed. He says he doesn't care about the song one way or the other.
  • "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten: He tweeted that it was poorly written.
    • Jossed.
  • "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber: Bieber was one of Todd's old nemeses in the latter's early days, and given the absence of most of those nemeses at the moment, he can discuss some of his recent work.
    • Confirmed as a double review along with Shawn Mendes's "Stitches."
  • "Hotline Bling" by Drake: He stated his dislike of the song on Twitter.
    • Confirmed as a double review along with Adele's "Hello."
  • "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber: Another Ed Sheeran-penned song, and arguably the pissiest of all of Bieber's recent singles by far. He even said on Twitter that while it's definitely pissy, it isn't angry enough.
    • Jossed.
  • "Stressed Out" by twenty one pilots: He said that the song made him more stressed out, which is something he can explain in a review.
    • Jossed.
  • "I Took A Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner: Todd thought he'd never hear from the guy again, so he'll want to check up on him.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE: He's pointed out some elements in this one that baffled him, so I think a review can help him milk as much humor out of it as possible.
    • Jossed.
  • "Work" by Rihanna featuring Drake: He hasn't said as much about Rihanna in newer times aside from "FourFiveSeconds", but with this song catching a lot of steam he could revisit her more thoroughly.
    • Jossed.
  • "One Dance" by Drake featuring WizKid and Kyla: Given how much Drake has been dominating the charts since early 2015, Todd might consider looking into his first #1 hit as a lead artist, at least once it gets a music video.
    • He called it along with "Work", "Panda" and "Pillowtalk" "barely even songs", so it may not be that easy to talk about.
    • Ultimately Jossed.
  • "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor: Another moderate Meghan Trainor hit, similar to "Dear Future Husband." Given its similarity in sound to a will.i.am song, its airs of egocentrism, and a possible hint at the end of his "This Is What You Came For" vs. "Cheap Thrills" review, it might be something that Todd could really tear a new one.
  • "Cheap Thrills" by Sia featuring Sean Paul: He's tweeted about how Sia has had a "weird career", and it dethroned "One Dance" (for good, unlike "Can't Stop the Feeling"), so it may be worth a look into. Plus, Sean Paul's presence might help him bring back his Sean Paul impression from his "Do You Remember" review the same way "Turn Down for What" brought back his Lil Jon impression.
    • Confirmed as a double review with Calvin Harris and Rihanna's "This Is What You Came For".
  • "Perfect Illusion" by Lady Gaga: Yet another act making a long-awaited comeback, and one that he stated favorably on Twitter, no less.
  • "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes: He said that Shawn Mendes had fulfilled the potential to be "truly, punishingly terrible", and a review of this song could show why he believes that.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Closer" by The Chainsmokers and Halsey: With this having been at #1 for well over a month, surely it's come to his attention.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd: Because of the Mannequin challenge.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Scars to Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara: This picture of Amy appears to show Alessia Cara on the computer screen, which might be hinting at his next review. It would give him an opportunity to go into more detail as to why he hates the song.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Sign Of The Times" by Harry Styles: With the most well established member of One Direction getting his big breakthrough, this is one Todd might look into.

If Todd ever does a full album review, it will be Katy Perry's Prism.
Todd stated that 2013 killed his hate-crush on Katy Perry, and he wanted to do a full review on "Roar" but claimed that it was too bland and boring to cover in a 15 minute video.
  • Likely jossed, since Todd states towards the end of the "Dark Horse" review that he's going to stop listening to Katy Perry.

Possible double reviews
  • "Habits (Stay High)" vs. "Chandelier": Indie-dance-pop songs that largely focus on drinking.
    • Jossed
  • "Loyal" vs. "Don't Tell 'Em": Top 10 hits by R&B/rap singers from 2014.
    • Jossed
  • "Steal My Girl" vs. "Jealous": Two songs, one by the biggest boy band in the world, the other by the ex-frontman of what was once the biggest boy band in the world, both about jealousy.
    • "Jealous" confirmed as a single review; "Steal My Girl" is jossed.
  • "Love Me Like You Do" vs. "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)": Two songs in the top ten that are part of the soundtrack to the same movie, one that Todd could go into detail about his hatred for.
    • Jossed
  • "Trap Queen" vs. "Nasty Freestyle" vs. "Watch Me": Three hip-hop songs that achieved their popularity through Vine. He could do a double review using any combination of the two, or perhaps even a triple review.
    • "Watch Me" has been confirmed as a single review. The other two have been jossed.
  • "Honey, I'm Good." vs. "Fight Song": Two crossover hits from adult-pop radio onto pop charts.
    • Jossed
  • "Bad Blood" vs. "Fight Song": Two hits by solo female artists that Todd has expressed dislike for on Twitter. It'd also be a decent excuse to apply the "Four-Chord Song" Running Gag to both songs.
    • Jossed
  • "Can't Feel My Face" vs. "The Hills": Two songs by The Weeknd that are currently in the top five.
    • "The Hills" has been confirmed as a single review, although Todd does briefly discuss the former song in it.
  • "Can't Feel My Face" vs. "Want to Want Me": Two songs Todd likes by singers he hates.
    • Jossed
  • "Where Are Ü Now" vs. "What Do You Mean?": Two Justin Bieber hits this year.
    • "What Do You Mean?" has been confirmed as a double review, but with Shawn Mendes's "Stitches." "Where Are Ü Now" is Jossed
  • "Roses" vs. "I Took a Pill in Ibiza": Two EDM hits that were unexpected comebacks by seemingly irrelevant acts.
    • "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" has been confirmed as a single review. "Roses" is jossed.
  • "Stressed Out" vs. "7 Years": Two songs about growing old that are slow and low-key.
    • "7 Years" confirmed as a single review, although Todd does briefly mention the former song in it.
  • "Work" vs. "Work from Home": Two songs that repeat the word "work" in their choruses.
    • Jossed
  • "Cold Water" vs. "Closer": Rapidly growing songs by two of the biggest names in EDM right now—Major Lazer and The Chainsmokers, respectively.
    • "Closer" was confirmed as a single review. "Cold Water" is pretty much jossed at this point.
  • "Bad Things" vs "I Don't Wanna Live Forever": Steamy male-female duets featuring a former member of a teen quintet.
  • "This Town" vs. "I Don't Wanna Live Forever": One Direction solo songs.
  • "Sign of the Times" vs. "I Don't Wanna Live Forever": Ditto.
  • "Slow Hands" vs "Strip That Down": Same deal.
  • "Despacito" vs. "I'm The One": Hit collaborations featuring Justin Bieber.
    • Jossed. "Despacito" was reviewed separately, and "I'm The One" was reviewed with "Wild Thoughts."
  • "Something Just Like This" vs. "Stay": Two EDM hits by acts Todd has expressed mixed feelings about.
    • Something Just Like This" confirmed as a single review.
  • "It Ain't Me" vs. "Stay": Two EDM hits featuring a popular female vocalist.

Todd will review Best Song Ever
And it'll be snarktastic.

Todd will review an Ariana Grande song
And accidentally reveal that he loves Victorious
  • Seeing as how Ariana's album hit #1 in the country in only 6 days to a week after its release, I think it's high time that he does so. Plus, after his gushing on the Nickelodeon stars and shows the past few times he's reviewed Disney stars, I think it would make sense if he went into detail, much to his disagreement.
    • "The Way" was in Todd's honorable mentions for Best of 2013, and Todd flat out stated he felt Ariana was a powerhouse.
    • However, in October 2014, he tweeted that "she sounds like a little girl wearing her mom's makeup". This could mean in Todd's opinion, Ariana Grande could be squandering her early promise as Imagine Dragons did in 2013.
    • Sort of confirmed. He said that Victorious was better than Disney shows, but didn't love it.

    One Hit Wonderland Predictions 
Guesses for One Hit Wonderland.
Note that this list reflects artists who charted on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in the US. Some artists & groups listed here may have had considerable success outside the US or on genre-specific charts. For bands & artists with considerable genre-specific chart success and/or a large cult following (such as Modest Mouse), Todd most likely won't review them on OHW. Some bands & artists listed as one-hit wonders, especially in the "Very False" category, are often considered as such in the more general sense: "an artist or band whom your average person would only recognize one song from".

True One Hit Wonders (Artists who only had one Top 40 hit on the Hot 100, and their other work either did not chart or charted below the Top 40; artists who only charted in the top 40 of the airplay chart due to the lack of a physical single release in the 1990s are also included in this category):
  • "1234" by Feist
  • "1985" by Bowling for Soup: The group preformed the theme song for Phineas and Ferb, and frontman Jaret Reddick had a recurring role as Danny, the frontman for in-show band Love Händel. Reddick is also the voice for Chuck E. Cheese since 2012.
  • "99 Luftballoons" by Nena: She was most popular in her native Germany with moderate success in Austria and Switzerland as well. Notably, the English version never charted, but the German version hit #2.
  • "A Bay Bay" by Hurricane Chris
  • "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)" by Aaron Carter: If Todd reviews this, he'll almost certainly bring up his more successful older brother Nick.
  • "About Us" by Brooke Hogan
  • "According to You" by Orianthi
  • "Addicted" by Saving Abel: The band had five Top 10 Mainstream Rock singles, but never came close to having another pop hit. Unlike acts like Shinedown or Seether, who remain successful on rock radio, Saving Abel has fallen into almost complete obscurity.
  • "Addictive" by Truth Hurts
  • "Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band: Todd already discussed the song in his "Worst of 1976" retrospect, calling it his #1 worst hit song of the year, so a more in-depth review of the band is not likely. However, 5 years before "Afternoon Delight", Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert co-wrote John Denver's first Top 10 hit song, "Take Me Home, Country Roads".
  • "A Girl Like You" by Edywn Collins
  • "All For You" by Sister Hazel
  • "All the Things She Said" by t.A.T.u.: Mentioned in the "Video Killed the Radio Star" episode.
  • "Amazing" by Alex Lloyd
  • "American Boy" by Estelle: Her role on Steven Universe would certainly be a talking point.
  • "Another Dumb Blonde" by Hoku
  • "Are You Jimmy Ray?" by Jimmy Ray
  • "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" by Thompson Square
  • "Around the World (La La La La La)" by A Touch of Class
  • "Babylon" by David Gray
  • "Back Here" by BBMak
  • "Bad Day" by Daniel Powter - The #1 song of 2006; he briefly touched on it in his "Drive By" review saying it was terrible, so he might go more into it.
  • "Barely Breathing" by Duncan Sheik
  • "Because I Got High" by Afroman
  • "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil: "Blue Sky Mine" and "The Dead Heart" almost breached the Top 40, and the band had more popularity in the alternate charts, plus in their native Australia and Europe.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Believe It or Not" (the theme to The Greatest American Hero) by Joey Scarbury
  • "Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)" by Citizen King
  • "Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay
  • "Bitch" by Meredith Brooks: He used it for during the credits of his "Sexy Bitch/Chick" review, so he may revisit it. If Todd does review her, he'll likely make comparisons to Alanis Morissette.
  • "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve: The band was essentially Screwed by the Lawyers after the manager of The Rolling Stones successfully sued The Verve for credit and royalties for the song's sampling of "The Last Time". After losing the writing credits, The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft called "Bitter Sweet Symphony" "the best song Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have written in 20 years".
  • "Black Betty" by Ram Jam: Another victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse; the original (by Lead Belly) predates their version by almost 40 years.
  • "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65: Pretty much the definition of an Ear Worm and also incomprehensible lyrics. The group's follow up, "Move Your Body", reached the Top 10 on several European charts, but not in the States. The group were most successful in their native Italy.
    • Confirmed; however, Todd wanted to let this one slide, if not for being his first Patreon-requested OHW episode.
  • "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez
  • "Boston" by Augustana
  • "The Boys of Summer" by The Ataris: Similar to Alien Ant Farm, they are a pop punk/alternative rock group whose only big hit was a cover of a Top 10 song from the 1980s, with the original from Eagles frontman Don Henley. Like Alien Ant Farm, Todd likely won't have much good to say about the band.
  • "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something: It was #1 on his top 10 songs about mediocre romance. He can revisit it in its own episode.
  • "Breathless" by The Corrs
  • "Brokenhearted" by Karmin
  • "Bulletproof" by La Roux
  • "Butterfly" by Crazy Town: If Todd does review them, he'll likely call them the "poor, poor, poor man's Red Hot Chili Peppers", not helped by the fact Crazy Town's only hit samples the RHCP song "Pretty Little Ditty".
    • Confirmed; however, Todd called them a poor man's 311.
  • "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" by Us3
  • "The Captain of Her Heart" by Double
  • "Cars" by Gary Numan
  • "Cashin' Out" by Ca$h Out
  • "Chain Hang Low" by Jibbs
  • "Chanté's Got A Man" by Chanté Moore
  • "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol
  • "Chinese Food" by Alison Gold
  • "Cigarettes will Kill You" by Ben Lee
  • "Coco Jamboo" by Mr. President: Because of the band's name this could be fitting for the 2016 election season.
  • "Collide" by Howie Day
  • "Come With Me Now" by KONGOS
  • "Counting Blue Cars" by Dishwalla: Hinted in his "Flood" review along with "One of Us" by Joan Osborne.
  • "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley: Cee Lo Green is a rather interesting case in terms of being a one-hit wonder. Technically, Cee Lo himself is not a one-hit wonder (although he only had one hit as a lead and the other a featured spot); however, his four hits came from three different acts. Brian Burton, on the other hand, has only gone top 40 as part of this duo.
  • "Crazy for This Girl" by Evan and Jaron: Todd mentioned the duo in his review of Nine Days' "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)".
  • "Criminal" by Fiona Apple
  • "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe
  • "Crush" by Jennifer Paige
  • "Dancing in the Moonlight" by King Harvest
  • "Dangerous" by Kardinal Offishall: Despite being wildly popular in his native Canada for over a decade when this song was released, he hasn't touched the Hot 100 since.
  • "Days Go By" by Dirty Vegas
  • "Dead Skunk" by Loudon Wainwright III
  • "Der Kommissar" by After The Fire: A victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse, the original was from Falco; speaking of whom, the cover version was briefly mentioned in his review of "Rock Me Amadeus".
  • "Do You Love Me" by The Contours: The band also had several songs chart under the Top 40, and the song also remains well known for being in Dirty Dancing.
  • "Dog Police" by Dog Police: When Todd first showed it in his review of "Mexican Radio", fans had a field day. Considering that he even suggested in that video that he wanted to make a video on this song, it's only a matter of time.
  • "Don't Give Up on Us" by David Soul: Best known as Hutch from Starsky & Hutch.
  • "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" by Jane Child
  • "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
  • "Drank in My Cup" by Kirko Bangz: He hasn't even reached the rap charts since, let alone the Hot 100. The Rap Critic already reviewed it, but that didn't stop Todd from reviewing "Ridin'".
  • "Drop It Low" by Ester Dean
  • "Duffle Bag Boy" by Playaz Circle: The presence of a pre-fame 2 Chainz in the duo would certainly be a major talking point.
  • "Face Down" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • "Fall For You" by Secondhand Serenade
  • "Far Behind" by Candlebox
  • "Flagpole Sitta" by Harvey Danger
  • "Flava in Your Ear" by Craig Mack
  • "For You I Will (Confidence)" by Teddy Geiger: He released only one other single (which failed to reach the Hot 100). As hinted in the review of "Stitches" and "What Do You Mean?" (the former was cowritten by Geiger), Todd DOES NOT have very nice things to say about him.
  • "The Freshmen" by The Verve Pipe
  • "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)" by Eamon: He hinted about visiting Eamon again after putting the song on in his "Worst of 2004" list.
  • "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.: In the "Worst of 1987" retrospect, Todd stated that he doesn't like the song, but acknowledged that it earned its place in pop culture history thanks to its Ear Worm hook. Said episode brought up the song due to a cover by Pseudo Echo, who themselves are a one-hit wonder outside of their native Australia. Todd called the band a "poor, poor, poor man's INXS", and stated that "Funkytown" worked better as a disco song rather than a blaring, synth-heavy rock song.
  • "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk3
  • "Get Ready for This" by 2 Unlimited: The duo were more popular on many European pop charts; however, they had a few additional hits on the US dance charts.
  • "Gigolo" by Nick Cannon
  • "Girl" by Paul Wall
  • "Girl Next Door" by Saving Jane
  • "Glad You Came" by The Wanted: Sure, it's recent, but that doesn't mean Todd can't do an episode on them. They did well in the UK and were a major act of the new boy band wave of the 2010s, but their career across the pond was blown to pieces by One Direction. This is the kind of act Todd would say "deserved better," because they're a group who were ruined by a rival act rather than undergoing a natural decline. He even put the song on the honorable mentions for 2012's best list.
  • "Goin' Crazy" by Natalie
  • "Goodbye" by Kristinia DeBarge
  • "Gotta Tell You" by Samantha Mumba
  • "Got to be Real" by Cheryl Lynn
  • "Groove is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Handlebars" by Flobots
  • "Harper Valley PTA" by Jeannie C. Riley: First woman to top the Country Charts and Hot 100 with the same song.
  • "Hate Me" by Blue October
  • "Headstrong" by Trapt
  • "Heart and Soul" by T'Pau
  • "Heartbeat" by Don Johnson: Like Eddie Murphy, Don Johnson tried to capitalize on his popularity by adding a singing career.
  • "Heaven" by DJ Sammy: Another victim of the "cover as first hit curse", the original was from Bryan Adams.
  • "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys
  • "Here Comes The Hotstepper" by Ini Kamoze
  • "Here (In Your Arms)" by Hellogoodbye
  • "Here It Goes Again" by OK Go
  • "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" by Fuel: The band were more successful on the alternative and mainstream rock charts.
  • "Hood Figga" by Gorilla Zoe
  • "Hot Child in the City" by Nick Gilder: Was the lead singer of the band Sweeney Todd, who were not one-hit wonders in Canada.
  • "How Can I Ease the Pain" by Lisa Fischer
  • "How Do You Talk to an Angel" by The Heights: The theme song to the short-lived TV series of the same name about a Fake Band. They never released another single. Jamie Walters, who starred in the show and sang lead on the song, had a hit on his own with 1995's "Hold On", but it's nowhere near as remembered.
  • "The Hustle" by Van McCoy
  • "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Ann Peebles.
  • "Ice Cream Paint Job" by Dorrough: Briefly discussed during his review of Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow".
  • "If I Could Go" by Angie Martinez
  • "I Got 5 on It" by Luniz
  • "I Love College" by Asher Roth
  • "I Loved Her First" by Heartland
  • "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis: Her follow up, "Without Love", just missed the Top 40.
    • Confirmed
  • "I'm Awesome" by Spose: Canadian audiences may recognize the song as the Real Song Theme Tune of the CBC sitcom Mr. D; his Cracked article on his experiences with the music industry would certainly be a talking point.
  • "I'm Too Sexy" by Right Said Fred: Todd mentioned the group in his review of "Sexy and I Know It", so a more in-depth review may be inevitable.
    • Confirmed; however, Todd stated that he deliberately avoided this one for a long time due to being too obvious and his desire to cover more obscure acts on the show.
  • "In a Big Country" by Big Country
  • "In My House" by Mary Jane Girls
  • "In the Meantime" by Spacehog
  • "In The Year 2525" by Zager & Evans
  • "It Feels So Good" by Sonique
  • "I Touch Myself" by Divinyls: The group were most successful in their native Australia.
    • Confirmed
  • "I Try" by Macy Gray
  • "It's My Life" by Talk Talk: The 2003 version by No Doubt, which peaked at #10, eclipses the original, which only peaked at #31.
  • "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
  • "I've Never Been Me" by Charlene
  • "I Wanna Be Bad" by Willa Ford
  • "I Wanna be Rich" by Calloway: Called "Milli Vanilli with talent".
  • "Jump Around" by House of Pain: In his FAQ, he calls this his favorite one-hit wonder. You know he's going to review it one day, perhaps for his last "One-Hit Wonderland" episode.
    • "What It's Like" by Everlast
  • "Just the Girl" by The Click Five: Todd mentioned them in his review of "Tonight, Tonight" and later in his "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" review, calling the group a throwaway act, meaning he's not likely to cover them.
  • "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" by The Georgia Satellites: The group did have a handful of hits on the Mainstream Rock chart.
  • "King Without A Crown (Live from Stubb’s)" by Matisyahu: "One Day" (featuring Akon) scraped the bottom of the pop chart four years later, but its Hot 100 run was less impressive.
  • "Knockin' Boots" by Candyman
  • "Kryptonite (I'm on It)" by Purple Ribbon All-Stars
  • "Laffy Taffy" by D4L
    • "Dey Know" by Shawty Lo
    • Confirmed
  • "Lean Back" by Terror Squad: It's doubtful that Todd would review this, as frontman Fat Joe was not a one-hit wonder.
  • "Lean like a Cholo" by Down AKA Kilo
  • "Let U Go" by Ashley Parker Angel
  • "Liar" by Profyle
  • "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane: Peaked at #6 in 1992. For a lot of people, especially for those born after 2000, the Rascal Flatts cover is the better-known version, due to its appearance in the opening credits for Cars; however, this version was never officially released as a single.
    • "Lunatic Fringe" by his former band Red Rider would be only "Somewhat True". #11 on the Mainstream Rock chart, nowhere on the Hot 100.
  • "Listen to Your Heart" by DHT: Pretty much identical circumstances to DJ Sammy.
  • "Love Like Woe" by The Ready Set: Briefly mentioned in the "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" review.
  • "Lovefool" by The Cardigans: The song never charted on the Hot 100 due to their rules on airplay-only singles at the time; rock audiences may recognize "My Favorite Game".
  • "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton: Todd even used a clip of the song in the "Grenade" review.
  • "Lullaby" by Shawn Mullins.
    • Confirmed
  • "Macarena" by Los Del Río
  • "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris
  • "Makin' It" by David Naughton: An actor turned singer with only one song to his name.
  • "Mama Used to Say" by Junior
  • "Mambo #5" by Lou Bega
  • "Mary's Prayer" by Danny Wilson
  • "Me & U" by Cassie
  • "Me and my Broken Heart" by Rixton: It's sampling of "Lonely No More" is bound to be mentioned.
  • "Mercy" by Duffy: Came from Britain and pushed "retro-soul" around the same time as Adele started. But whereas Adele became one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Duffy disappeared. Todd would say she definitely deserved better!
  • "Miami Vice Theme" by Jan Hammer: The last true instrumental to be a #1 hit.
  • "Mickey" by Toni Basil
    • Confirmed
  • "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World: The band had several hits on the Alternative charts, though are nowhere near as well-known as blink-182 or Incubus are. On his FAQs, Todd admits that he loves the band.
  • "Missing" by Everything But The Girl:It was the remix version which became a hit
    • Confirmed
  • "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies: They had greater success in their native Canada.
  • "More and More" by Captain Hollywood Project
  • "Move Ya Body" by Nina Sky: They were featured on a top 20 N.O.R.E. song, but since it wasn't their hit, it doesn't count.
  • "Mr. Vain" by Culture Beat
  • "The Mummers' Dance" by Loreena McKennitt
  • "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam
  • "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" by Lumidee
  • "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace: Todd mentioned it in the "Kung Fu Fighting" episode as an example of awful pop music from 1974. Their only other notable song, "Billy Don't Be A Hero", is better known in the US via its covered-up version by Bo Donaldson.
  • "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" by Vicki Lawrence: Even though it reached #1 on the Hot 100 in 1973, the 1991 version by country superstar Reba McEntire is better remembered. Vicki Lawrence did have a second hit on the adult contemporary charts with "He Did with Me"; however, she is probably more well known as a comedy actress than as a singer.
  • "No Letting Go" by Wayne Wonder
  • "No Pigeons" by Sporty Thievs: Released as a response song to TLC's chart-topping "No Scrubs".
  • "No Rain" by Blind Melon
  • "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard
  • "The One and Only" by Chesney Hawkes
  • "One of Us" by Joan Osborne: Hinted at in the "Flood" review along with "Counting Blue Cars" by Dishwalla.
  • "One Toke Over the Line" by Brewer & Shipley
  • "Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit" by Gina G: One of the very few Eurovision songs to have crossed over into the Hot 100, and Todd does watch the show every year.
  • "Ooh Child" by The Five Stairsteps
  • "Pac-Man Fever" by Buckner & Garcia: Todd mentioned the song in his review of "Tubthumping", fearing that he may end up covering a novelty act after covering a more serious one-hit wonder, which indeed happened, albeit with "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer".
  • "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.: Though she was a big deal when she first came out and had faint glimmers of critical acclaim, nothing she ever did critically or commercially even comes close.
  • "Party Like a Rockstar" by Shop Boyz
  • "Pass the Dutchie" by Musical Youth
  • "Pictures of You" by The Last Goodnight
  • "Po' Folks" by Nappy Roots
  • "Pop, Lock & Drop It" by Huey
  • "Pop Muzik" by M
  • "Pray for You" by Jaron & the Long Road to Love
  • "Pump up the Volume" by M/A/R/R/S: An absolutely literal example, this being the only song they recorded.
  • "Pure" by The Lightning Seeds
  • "Puttin' On the Ritz" by Taco
  • "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang
  • "The Reason" by Hoobastank: Todd already discussed the song in his "Worst of 2004" retrospect; however, he stated that Hoobastank wasn't a bad band, albeit Incubus wannabes. Also, Hoobastank also had a few other hits on the alternative charts, but their overall body of work is less known than Incubus's or even Jimmy Eat World's.
  • "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" by Digable Planets
  • "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood: It was hugely popular to the point of cultural phenomenon, not to mention pretty dirty even by modern standards. It feels not just possible, but eventual.
  • "Respect Yourself" by Bruce Willis: A double whammy of a one hit wonder: it's both a film actor's vanity project and it's a cover. Todd did not include this song in his "Worst of 1987" retrospect, citing that he only wanted to include songs that he legitimately hated, although Todd did admit that Bruce Willis' only hit was an easy target for comedy material, so a more in depth review is a possibility.
  • "Rock Yo Hips" by Crime Mob: The beat for "Knuck if You Buck" was used in the 2016 dance hit "Juju on That Beat", which Todd thoroughly trashed as the worst Vine song ever.
  • "Save Tonight" by Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • "Say Hey (I Love You)" by Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • "Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks: A translation of a song in French by Jacques Brel. One of Todd's least favorite songs ever, according to his FAQ.
  • "Second Round K.O." by Canibus
  • "Sex & Candy" by Marcy Playground
  • "Shackles (Praise You)" by MaryMary
  • "Shake It" by Metro Station
  • "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)" by O.A.R.: It reached #36, but "Love & Memories" reached #30 on the alternative charts. They have both a pop hit & a rock hit; either would be acceptable.
  • "She Blinded Me with Science" by Thomas Dolby
  • "She's So High" by Tal Bachman: Mentioned during the Nine Days review.
  • "Shoulder Lean" by Young Dro
  • "Single White Female" by Chely Wright
  • "So Alive" by Love and Rockets
  • "Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman
  • "Sorry" by Buckcherry: They had a few rock hits (including "Crazy Bitch", their possible Signature Song to rock fans), but this is all pop audiences know them for. Todd hates the band and song, so he'll likely come down hard on them.
  • "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum
  • "Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne: Todd mentioned the group in his retrospect of "Absoultely (Story of a Girl)", calling the band one of the more respectable power-pop groups, so he would likely say that they deserved better if he reviews them.
  • "Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My Hand" by Primitive Radio Gods: This song is another victim of Billboard's rule regarding non-physical singles in the 1990s.
  • "Stars Are Blind" by Paris Hilton: If Todd does review her, he'll likely not have kind words for her, given that she is basically famous for being a socialite.
  • "Steal My Sunshine" by Len
  • "Stereo Love" by Edward Maya
  • "Still Not a Player" by Big Pun
  • "Stolen Dance" by Milky Chance
  • "Stumblin' In" by Suzie Quatro. Her music partner Chris Norman had a hit with Smokie.
  • "Sukiyaki" by Kyo Sakamoto
  • "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen
  • "Swear It Again" by Westlife: The group had several #1's in the UK and their native Ireland, though this was their only Top 40 hit in the US.
  • "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell: Another victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse, at least in the States; Soft Cell was more successful in their native UK. Best of all, you can expect a Marilyn Manson end-of-video stinger!
  • "Take a Picture" by Filter: "Hey Man, Nice Shot" was more representative of the band's sound (and the only other song they're really known for); however, "Take a Picture" is the song they are better remembered for in the mainstream. Also, frontman Richard Patrick was a former touring guitarist for the more well known and popular Nine Inch Nails.
  • "Take Me to Church" by Hozier: While he is still recent, if he doesn't make a new album soon people will forget about him. Todd could elaborate on why he made it an Honorable Mention for the Worst list in 2014, which was a contentious opinion to say the least.
  • "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora
  • "Tempted to Touch" by Rupee
  • "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings: The follow-up "Shut Up and Let Me Go", only reached #55 on the Hot 100; however, it was certified platinum by the RIAA and reached #1 on the US Dance chart.
  • "There It Go (The Whistle Song)" by Juelz Santana: Santana had a few hits as a featured artist, most famously Chris Brown's Breakthrough Hit "Run It!", but this was his only major success by himself.
  • "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haa" by Napoleon XIV
  • "Throw Some D's" by Rich Boy
  • "Tonight Is the Night" by Outasight
  • "Too Shy" by Kajagoogoo: In the "Take On Me" review, he states that "Too Shy" wasn't a good song, and the band had bad hair.
    • "Neverending Story" by Limahl
  • "Total Eclipse of The Heart" by Nicki French: Another victim of the cover as first hit curse; the original was from Bonnie Tyler.
  • "Troublemaker" by Olly Murs
  • "Turn Me On" by Kevin Lyttle
  • "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors.
    • Confirmed.
  • "Turn the Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson
  • "Under the Milky Way" by The Church
  • "Untouched" by The Veronicas
  • "Vehicle" by The Ides of March
  • "Venus" by Shocking Blue
  • "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
    • Confirmed
  • "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show
  • "Walk Away (Remember Me)" by Paula DeAnda: Her appearance on The Voice in 2014 would certainly be a talking point.
  • "Wasting My Time" by Default: The group were much more popular in Canada and did about as well as Saving Abel on the rock charts.
  • "The Way I Live" by Baby Boy da Prince
  • "We Like to Party" by Vengaboys
  • "We No Speak Americano" by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP: Neither act ever had another hit anywhere in the world.
  • "We Run the Night" by Havana Brown
  • "What I Am" by Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
  • "What is Love" by Haddaway
    • Confirmed.
  • "What You Got" by Colby O'Donis: He's probably best-known for his appearance in Lady Gaga's "Just Dance", but since it wasn't his hit and did nothing to help his career, it doesn't count.
  • "What's Left of Me" by Nick Lachey: Despite the success of 98 Degrees, his solo career didn't go nearly as well.
  • "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes: He's mentioned on Twitter and in his FAQ that he hates this song, to the point that he may never review it, but you know he's going to give in one day, since ranting for 15 minutes about songs he hates pays the bills.
  • "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling: Frontman Alex Band did have another hit with Santana in 2003, but this was the group's only top 40 hit. The group also had a few minor hits on the Adult Pop charts.
  • "Whine Up" by Kat DeLuna
  • "Who Dat" by JT Money: Money did have another minor hit as a featured artist.
  • "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team
  • "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak
  • "Wobble Wobble" by 504 Boyz
  • "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree: Her later single "Life" was a Top 10 hit basically everywhere but the US.
  • "You Get What You Give" by New Radicals
  • "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt: Hinted at in the "Lullaby" one-hit wonder review.
    • Almost reviewed it as a joke for a Patreon request, then backpedaled and did "Turning Japanese" instead. He could still do it, but it seems like this will only be as a last resort if he runs out of ideas at some point.
  • "Your Woman" by White Town: This song was written to be interpreted various different ways. Todd can explore them all. He can also talk about White Town being a one-man band.
  • The many one-hit wonder groups of Tony Burrows: Edison Lighthouse ("Love Grows [Where My Rosemary Goes]"), The Pipkins ("Gimme Dat Ding"), White Plains ("My Baby Loves Lovin'"), First Class ("Beach Baby"), and Brotherhood of Man ("United We Stand"), and by extension, the second Brotherhood of Man ("Save Your Kisses For Me")
  • An American Idol megasode, where he marathons a whole bunch of people on the show who either had only one top 40 hit or are remembered for only one (like David Cook, Kris Allen, Diana DeGarmo, Bo Bice, Josh Gracin, Mario Vazquez, Taylor Hicks, Elliott Yamin, David Archuleta, Blake Lewis, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, and Lauren Alaina).

Technically True One Hit Wonders (Artists who have minimal top 40 success on the Hot 100; however, these artists are well known in the US, are massively successful internationally, very critically acclaimed, have a large and devoted fanbase, have multiple top selling albums, have multiple Top 10 hits on a genre-specific chart, and/or are influential in their genre. This also includes any artist who had success as part of one band, but had little to no success either as a solo artist or as part of another band. Todd most likely won't review these artists.):
  • "4'33" by John Cage: Not even a "hit" in the literal sense. John Cage is also a noted experimental composer and one of the best modern classical composers. But still this is his most notable work and it would be fun to hear Todd review a song that is literally silence.
  • "All Along the Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix: Although Jimi Hendrix is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time and was right behind the Beatles and the Rolling Stones as the most legendary musicians of the 1960s, he did not see much Hot 100 chart success with his singles, but his albums did peak in the Top 20 in the Billboard 200. Technically, Jimi fell under the "cover as a first hit curse" as the original was from Bob Dylan.
  • "All the Small Things" by Blink182: While the band only had one Top 40 hit, they received significant airplay on pop radio and MTV in the late 1990s & early 2000s and have several Top 10 hits on the Alternative Rock charts.
  • "Autobahn" by Kraftwerk: Despite having only having one Top 40 hit, Kraftwerk are considered to be one of the biggest pioneers of the electronic music genre and have influenced many artists including David Bowie, Björk, Depeche Mode, and Gary Numan to name a few.
  • "Back for Good" by Take That
  • "Because the Night" by Patti Smith
  • "Been Caught Stealing" by Jane's Addiction: A very influential hard rock band and one of the defining figures of the hard rock movement from the late 80s-early 90s. Also known for having trade off with Red Hot Chili Peppers with Flea and Dave Navarro playing for both bands. Nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016. Arguably, this isn't even their Signature Song, that being "Jane Says".
  • "Beverly Hills" by Weezer
  • "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)" by JC Chasez: Unlike Justin Timberlake, JC's solo music career didn't pan out. However, since he was part of *NSYNC and a member of The Mickey Mouse Club as a teenager, Todd might not review him.
  • "Broken" by Seether: Despite only one Top 40 hit (possibly due to the presence of Evanescence frontlady Amy Lee), the band remains a mainstay on the Mainstream Rock charts with multiple Top 10 singles.
  • "B.Y.O.B"note  by System of a Down: The band is well known for its political views, particularly if it involves Armenia, and have three #1 albums on the Billboard 200 as well as several hits on the Alternative and Mainstream Rock charts.
  • "Cat Scratch Fever" by Ted Nugent: While the Nuge only had one Top 40 hit, Todd is unlikely to review him on OHW. Ted Nugent is a very outspoken advocate for gun rights, hunters' rights, and other conservative values.
  • "Creep" by Radiohead: They had more pop success in the UK and were successful on the US alternative charts. However, Radiohead is considered one of the most famous bands of all time, and second only to Nirvana in influence among 90's rock bands. The group had a fluke second top 40 hit with "Nude" in 2008 due to a remix campaign.
  • "Did My Time" by Korn: The creators of Nu Metal had a minor hit in 2002 with a song that isn't even close to being their signature.
  • "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones: Despite only one hit, all five of her studio albums peaked in the Top 3 of the Billboard 200.
  • "Drive" by Incubus: Despite only one Top 40 hit, the band remains a mainstay on the alternative rock charts with multiple Top 10 hits and 4 albums peaking in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200.
  • "Epic" by Faith No More: People who watched Dirty Jobs may recognize its theme song, "We Care a Lot" (albeit only for the chorus), and "Midlife Crisis" topped the Alternative Charts. Also, Faith No More was considered one of the forefathers of the Alternative Metal genre, and Krist Novoselic stated that Faith No More was a huge influence on Nirvana. Metallica and Guns N' Roses, two of the biggest metal acts of the 1980s & early 1990s, called Faith No More one of their favorite bands, hiring them as the opening act for their infamous co-headlining Stadium Tour back in 1992. A case can be made for them as a true One-Hit Wonder, as it's their only song known to mainstream listeners.
  • "Feel Good Inc." by Gorillaz. Their only 40 hit in the US, but were more successful in the UK, and "Clint Eastwood" is somewhat well-known in the States despite its low peak. He's made reference to them at least twice, so it's likely that he's a fan, and their Virtual Celebrity status would provided a different angle than the usual backstories.
  • "Firestarter" by The Prodigy: Technically, this was their only top 40 hit in the States; while it's far from forgotten, "Smack My Bitch Up" and its accompanying video were more well-known because of controversy surrounding the song and video, both of which were outright banned by certain networks and radio stations. MTV eventually decided to air the video due to high demand, albeit only after midnight with a disclaimer.
  • "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield: Both Steven Stills and Neil Young had greater success as part of Crosby, Stills and Nash, and the latter as a solo artist. Jim Messina, who was on the group's last album for two songs, also had some success with Kenny Loggins as part of Loggins and Messina.
  • "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club: Tom Tom Club is basically one-half of Talking Heads, comprised of husband/wife duo of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth.
  • "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk. Another song that is very recent and could've been covered in "Pop Song Reviews", and Todd's favorite song of 2013. Daft Punk were big in Europe in their prime, but weren't very successful in the United States. The group has not returned to the Hot 100 since "Get Lucky", and since the comeback hype will be gone when their next album comes out, may never have another hit (on the Hot 100 at least) again.
    • Likely jossed, as they notched another Top 10 hit through a collaboration with the Weeknd called "Starboy" — and yet another Top 10 hit with the Weeknd with "I Feel It Coming".
  • "Give It Up" by Public Enemy
  • "Got a Hold on Me" by Christine McVie: Unlike Stevie Nicks, Christine only had two solo hits outside of Fleetwood Mac.
  • "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley: Though the circumstances behind it were, let's just say...tragic, the leadoff track from his one album is the one thing most people will know about him. Despite this, he is remembered as a great case of what could have been with a great legacy of just a few short tracks.
  • "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen: Likewise, the original song by Leonard Cohen is the only song general audiences know him by.
  • "Haven't Met You Yet" by Michael Bublé
  • "Hunger Strike" by Temple of the Dog: Todd most likely won't review this one, since the band was essentially Pearl Jam plus Chris Cornell from Soundgardennote ; both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were part of the "Big Four of Grunge" and were popular in the earlier half of the 1990s.
  • "Icky Thump" by The White Stripes: The duo are one of the most successful and influential bands of the 2000s, having several hits on the alternative charts and three Top 10 albums. Also, Jack White is involved with two other successful bands: The Raconteurs and the Dead Weather, both of whom also have two Top 10 albums. Moreover, "Icky Thump" is not their most famous song: that distinction belongs to "Seven Nation Army."
  • "If We Make It Through December" by Merle Haggard
  • "Insane in the Brain" by Cypress Hill
  • "I've Got a Tiger By The Tail" by Buck Owens
  • "I Will Not Bow" by Breaking Benjamin
  • "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" by Panic! at the Disco
  • "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos: Eric Clapton himself is not a one-hit wonder; however, this was the only hit under this band.
  • "Loser" by Beck: Beck has several hits on the alternative charts as well as several Top 20 albums on the Billboard 200.
  • "Lost in You" by Garth Brooks (under the pseudonym Chris Gaines): Even though Chris Gaines was the short-lived rock alter-ego of country megastar Garth Brooks, Todd could look into this as an entity separate from Garth, particularly because the Chris Gaines persona was developed for a movie that never came to fruition. Also, despite his success, Garth Brooks never released any of his many country hits to pop radio.
  • "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin: She had another Top 20 hit with "Piece of My Heart" as part of Big Brother and the Holding Company. Despite minimal success on the Hot 100, she paved the way for female musicians in rock music.
  • "Me, Myself, and I" by De La Soul: While their guest appearance on the Gorillaz' "Feel Good Inc" charted higher on the Hot 100, "Me, Myself, and I" remains their best known work (since, well, it's actually their song). Also, De La Soul were known as one of the progenitors of the Alternative Hip Hop subgenre and earned a respectable number of hits on the Hot Rap Songs chart with their eclectic sampling and quirky lyrics.
  • "Miss Murder" by AFI: Despite only one Top 40 hit, they were far more successful on the alternative charts & aren't usually considered a one-hit wonder.
  • "Never Had a Dream Come True" by S Club 7. Not only do they have numerous hit singles globally, they were just as famous in the US for their television series, which made their other international hits fairly well-known in America even though they didn't chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • "New World Man" by Rush: Despite only having one Top 40 hit which is not even considered their Signature Song (that distinction belongs to either "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight" or "The Spirit of Radio"), Rush's discography is very well known with several Top 10 hits on the Mainstream Rock charts and over 25 million albums sold in the US. The band's members are also widely well known for their musical proficiency.
  • "No Hands" by Waka Flocka Flame: Despite having only one top 40 hit, he's very successful on the urban format & isn't usually considered a one-hit wonder.
  • "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor: She is no stranger to controversy; one of O'Connor's many infamous moments was her destroying a photograph of Pope John Paul II during her performance on Saturday Night Live, which earned her a lifetime ban from the show.
  • "One Nation Under a Groove" by Funkadelic
  • "Pepper" by Butthole Surfers: Possibly the most likely candidate from this category. "Pepper" (#26 on the airplay charts) was the only time the band flirted with the mainstream. However, the band has a notable cult following and combined punk with psychedelia, being considered a precursor to grunge. They are prominent and influential, but intentionally avoided the mainstream.
    • Confirmed
  • "Praise You" by Fatboy Slim: Has other famous songs, such as "The Rockerfeller Skank" (peaked at #76 in the Hot 100), "Weapon of Choice" (specially the music video starring Christopher Walken) and "Right Here, Right Now". He is most successful in his native Britain.
  • "Radar Love" by Golden Earring: About ten years after "Twilight Zone" hit #10 and is about as well remembered, but this is still their Signature Song. Notable as one of the most successful Dutch acts in the English-speaking world.
  • "Ramblin Man" by The Allman Brothers Band: Despite only a handful of Top 40 hits, the Allman Brothers are considered one of the big three of Southern Rock along with Creedence Clearwater Revival and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Also, "Jessica" was well known as the theme for the BBC motoring program Top Gear.
  • "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse: Even though she only had one Top 40 hit in the US in her relatively short career, Amy Winehouse was very influential among recent female pop singers, including Adele, Lady Gaga, and Lana Del Rey to name a few.
  • "Remember The Name" by Fort Minor: "Where'd You Go" was their actual one hit, but "Remember The Name" is their more famous song, particularly for its use as a sports anthem and as a recurring movie soundtrack song. However, Todd might not review this since Fort Minor is the hip-hop side project of Linkin Park frontman Mike Shinoda.
  • "Rockit" by Herbie Hancock
  • "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush
  • "Say Man" by Bo Diddley
  • "Second Chance" by Shinedown: Even though Todd said "Second Chance" was terrible during his "Best of 2009" retrospect, (as of 2016) their first 21 singles released to date peaked in the top 5 of the Mainstream Rock chart. Notably, "If You Only Knew" came within inches of being a top 40 hit but fell short in the end.
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana: Like Radiohead, Nirvana is considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 1990s and probably the most influential one ever since the Beatles. Despite only two Top 40 hits on the Hot 100, Nirvana's two major studio albums and two live albums did hit #1 on the Billboard 200, and the band was a mainstay on the Mainstream Rock charts in the early 1990s. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was probably the most famous rock song of the early 1990s (and possibly the most famous song of the entire decade), and generally the one most non-fans of Nirvana (or 90s music in general) would recognize.
  • "South Side" by Moby: This was his only hit in the American mainstream; however, Moby had much more success on the US Dance chart and on the UK chart.
  • "Stay" by Eternal. One of the biggest British girl groups of the 1990s, famous in the US only for their debut single.
  • "Straight Outta Compton" by N.W.A.
  • "Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey
  • "Thinkin' bout You" by Frank Ocean: Despite only one Top 40 hit, he remains popular on R&B circles and is well known for his collaborations with Jay-Z and Kanye West. Also one of the most outspoken LGBT people in the Urban music circle.
  • "Through Glass" by Stone Sour: Stone Sour has several top 10 hits on the Mainstream Rock charts, making the song more of a fluke pop hit than an actual one hit wonder. Moreover, Stone Sour is fronted by Corey Taylor, the lead singer of the metal band Slipknot, who, although far better known than Stone Sour, have never once cracked the Hot 100.
  • "Touch of Grey" by The Grateful Dead: Though they had only one mainstream hit, The Grateful Dead are a highly influential classic rock jam band and were known for being especially innovative as a live act, and have an extremely devoted fanbase, especially in the concert tape trading community.
  • "Uprising" by Muse: Probably Jossed once and for all when Todd brought them up in his "Beds are Burning" video. He said they did fine despite only one Top 40 hit and may have redefined the definition of the term.
  • "Valley Girl" by Frank Zappa: Frank Zappa's discography spans nearly 100 albums. Zappa's career covered many genres, and many artists and bands cite Zappa as a major influence, including, but definitely not limited to, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, George Clinton, Primus, System of a Down, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.
  • "Walk On The Wild Side" by Lou Reed
  • "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson: Despite only one Top 40 hit, two of her albums have gone Top 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart; "Girls Chase Boys" is also somewhat well-known despite its lower peak.
  • "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister: "I Wanna Rock" is also considered their Signature Song, however, it only peaked at #68.
  • "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon
  • "Where Are U Now" by Skrillex & Diplo
  • "Whip It" by Devo: Though most casual listeners regard them as a one-hit wonder, Todd will most likely not review Devo because of their influence on the new-wave and electronic pop genres. Also, frontman Mark Mothersbaugh has a considerable career as a composer for many TV show, film, and video game soundtracks. Todd is a fan of Devo as well.
  • "Why Can't I?" by Liz Phair
  • "Wonderwall" by Oasis: Oasis was one of the biggest acts from Britain during the 1990s despite only one major Billboard Hot 100 hit; and even in the U.S. are an important figure of '90s pop culture and very influential on today's indie rock. Aside from their music, the band was quite notorious for their fascination with The Beatles as well as the volatile tempers of brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, the latter of which ultimately broke up the band.
  • "Youth of the Nation" by P.O.D.

Somewhat True One Hit Wonders (Artists and bands who never had a Top 40 hit on the Hot 100, but had one low charting single (or one high charting single on a genre-specific chart) which received significant exposure, such as regular airplay, being a viral internet sensation, or being controversial in some capacity. Many of these songs didn't chart high due to Billboard's rules in place at the time of their release and some never became well-known until long after their heydays):
  • "1901" by Phoenix
  • "212" by Azealia Banks: Nowadays better known for being a firebrand on Twitter than a rapper.
  • "6 Underground" by Sneaker Pimps
  • "88 Lines About 44 Women" by The Nails: Todd expressed interest in covering the song in the "I Love You Always Forever" episode.
  • "Alright" by Supergrass
  • "Axel F" by Crazy Frog
  • "The Bad Touch" by Bloodhound Gang: While discussing LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" during the "Worst of 2011" retrospect, Todd noted that the Bloodhound Gang put a high level of thought and creativity in every line.
  • "Blind" by Hercules and Love Affair
  • "Bodies" by Drowning Pool: The band has a respectable number of hits on the Mainstream Rock chart; however, "Bodies" remains the only song they are well known for outside of rock audiences. The song often draws controversy, especially after tragedies occur, due to the misinterpretation of the lyrics; the song also drew attention when it was used as audio torture in Guantanamo Bay. Notably, while the band's instrumental lineup has remained the same from its beginning, the band had four different lead singers on their six albums, with only Ryan McCombs and Jasen Moreno lasting for two albums each; the band's original lead singer (and the one that sang "Bodies"), Dave Williams, died unexpectedly of an undiagnosed heart problem while on tour.
  • "Born Slippy .NUXX" by Underworld
  • "Bounce" by Sarah Connor
  • "Bound for the Floor" by Local H
  • "Boyz-n-the-Hood” by Dynamite Hack
  • "Breakdown" by Tantric
  • "Brimful of Asha" by Cornershop
  • "Cha Cha Slide" by DJ Casper: Still an iconic dance song, played regularly at school dances across the country.
  • "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways: Or perhaps he'll just review the movie instead. He could talk about how the band, specifically Cherie Currie made it possible for artists like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus to perform with onstage outfits. However, if Todd does cover the Runaways, he might focus on the more on the lesser known members as Joan Jett and Michael Steele had considerable success post-breakup with the former as a solo artist and the latter as a member of The Bangles. And maybe Lita Ford and Cherie Curie as well.
  • "Click Click Boom" by Saliva: They had five Top 10 hits on mainstream rock radio, and a #1 alternative hit with "Always", but they're best remembered for a song that didn't chart that well. The only other songs by them that anyone seems to remember are the ones used for WWE pay-per-view events, the revived ECW brand, and Batista.
  • "Common People" by Pulp: Only by an American perspective and debatably could be placed with the "Technically True" category. Got a Colbert Bump when Shatner covered this, but in their native UK were definitely NOT one-hit wonders.
  • "Crank it Up" by Static Major: The #1 smash hit "Lollipop" was his true "hit" but that was a Lil Wayne song with him as merely a featured credit. Blame Author Existence Failure for his small catalog.
  • "Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed: To mainstream listeners, they're almost solely known for this song, despite numerous Top 10 hits on the Mainstream Rock chart. Their cover of "The Sound of Silence" came this close to the Top 40 in 2016.
  • "Dragostea Din Tei" by O-Zone: The song achieved notoriety Stateside in the "Numa Numa" viral video, and was later sampled in TI's "Live Your Life".
  • "Enter the Ninja" by Die Antwoord: A very controversial rap group from South Africa. Never reached the Hot 100 in the States but ruffled feathers worldwide regardless.
  • "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)" by The Buzzcocks
  • "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl
  • "Friday" by Rebecca Black. Didn't even hit the Top 40, but was still notorious via Memetic Mutation. Had Billboard incorporated YouTube views in its chart calculations back in 2011, it could have very well made at least the Top 20, even possibly #1, at its peak. The Glee cover did crack the Top 40 at #34, however.
  • "Friends & Family" by Trik Turner
  • "The Funeral" by Band of Horses: This song never charted and the band actually had three songs chart higher on the AC and Alternative charts. But this song has been used in so many trailers and sampled by everything under the sun, so it is their most notable song regardless.
  • "Ghost Town" by The Specials
  • "Go Cubs Go" by Steve Goodman: With the Cubs winning their first World Series in over a century, this song from the '80s has reappeared on the radar.
  • "Grace Kelly" by Mika: He had several hits in the UK but this is his most notable song in America.
  • "Gucci Gucci" by Kreayshawn
  • "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley: See "Technically True" above. On the 20th anniversary of Grace and after an American Idol cover, this song hit #1 on iTunes and were it not for Billboard's policy regarding re-entries, could very well have cracked the Top 40.
  • "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen: See "Technically True" above.
  • "Heaven Coming Down" by The Tea Party: A hugely popular band in both Canada and Australia, but only hit #1 on the rock charts with this song.
  • "He's Gonna Step On You Again" by John Kongos: One of the first songs to use tape looping effects. This was Covered Up by Happy Mondays, but John found vicarious success through his sons (themselves a one-hit wonder).
  • "Hideaway" by Kiesza
  • "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes: Only #9 on Hot AC and nowhere on the Hot 100. This is another case where Revival by Commercialization made this song more popular than the charts would suggest.
  • "Hot Hot Hot" by Arrow or Buster Poindexter
  • "Hot Problems" by Double Take: This "song" didn't even chart on the Hot 100; however, like "Friday", it got notoriety by Memetic Mutation, with some people even claiming that the song is worse than "Friday".
  • "How You Like Me Now?" by The Heavy: Peaked nowhere near the Hot 100, but Revival by Commercialization made this song popular regardless, especially amongst Borderlands fans.
  • "I Am Very Glad, as I'm Finally Returning Back Home" by Eduard Khil (a.k.a the "Trololo" song): Memetic Mutation has made this a must-listen.
  • "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness: They were much bigger in their native U.K. but this is all they're really known for on the other side of the pond.
    • Confirmed.
  • "If You Can Only See" by Tonic
  • "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses: Chris Butler, the mind behind the band, went on to make a song that lasts more than two hours.
  • "I Like to Move It" by Reel 2 Real: The song is known for appearing in Madagascar eleven years after its release.
  • "I Melt With You" by Modern English
  • "The Impression That I Get" by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphys: The song gained considerable popularity when it was featured in The Departed; however, it never entered the Hot 100 despite being certified platinum by RIAA. The band remains popular in the New England area, and the song continues to serve as an anthem of Boston-area sporting events, especially at Boston Red Sox games.
  • "It's Thanksgiving" by Nicole Westbrook
  • "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow: Another victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse; the original was by The Strangeloves.
  • "Jerk it Out" by Caesars: notable for its presence in the iPod silhouette ads during the mid-2000s.
  • "The Ketchup Song (Aserejé)" by Las Ketchup, a number one hit in several countries, which only charted at number 54 in the US.
  • "Last Train Home" by Lostprophets: Another band whose career was overshadowed by personal scandals.
  • "Lay Me Down" by Dirty Heads: They had a few more hits on the alternative charts.
  • "Lemon Tree" by Fools' Garden
  • "Letters from the Sky" by Civil Twilight
  • "Life Less Ordinary" by Carbon Leaf: Considering he grew up in southern Virginia, he has confirmed to be familiar with this band. The song only peaked at #5 on the AC charts, but is still well-known enough to be considered one hit.
  • "Like a Feather" by Nikka Costa: Although she has collaborated with many other successful artists and had her music featured in many commercials, this song, popularized by a Tommy Hilfiger commercial, was her only charting hit.
  • "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division: Reputable among critics but have this one song as somewhat ubiquitous. Is tied directly with Ian Curtis' Author Existence Failure. Spinoff band New Order are generally not considered one-hit wonders.
  • "Low" by Cracker: "Teen Angst" hit #1 on the alternative charts in 1994, but it's not nearly as well remembered.
  • "Mad World" by Gary Jules and Michael Andrews: This cover of a popular Tears for Fears song eclipsed the original and was memorably featured in Donnie Darko. Jules disappeared afterwards and Andrews is mostly known as a composer & producer. In the "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" episode, Todd mentioned that the Jules version was overrated.
  • "Marquee Moon" by Television
  • "Mexican Radio" by Wall of Voodoo
    • Confirmed
  • "Midnight City" by M83: Todd says this is the only band he knew before they were popular.
  • "Miss Misery" by Elliott Smith: Is a similar case to Jeff Buckley, but has a larger discography.
  • "Mountain Man" by Crash Kings: Rock band without a guitar section, just a bass and a few keyboards. #1 rock hit in 2010, but were so broke after that they were forced to Kickstart their second album.
  • "Move Your Feet" by Junior Senior: Although a smash in the UK it didn't chart in America, but was later used in the media on a regular basis.
  • "Music Sounds Better with You" by Stardust: A side project of Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter; this was the only track the group recorded.
  • "My Girls" by Animal Collective
  • "My Jeans" by Jenna Rose
  • "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit: Although the group had a few other hits on the alternative charts, this is all they're really remembered for.
  • "Nearly Lost You" by Screaming Trees: Though this is the only song of theirs that jogs any memories, Mark Lanegan has made a career for himself both in other bands like Queens of the Stone Age and through collaborations with other artists.
  • "New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini: Had more success on AC charts and in his native UK, but this song used in a Puma sneaker campaign is the closest he had to a hit here.
  • "Oh Yeah" by Yello: This song is best remembered for its use in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
  • "Party Hard" by Andrew W.K.: Although it wasn't a real hit, it became a sports anthem and movie song. He later gained notoriety as for his involvement in the infamous "CN Real" block.
  • "Percussion Gun" by White Rabbits
  • "Prisencolinensinainciusol" by Adriano Celentano: Very popular in his native Italy but virtually unknown outside of Europe. Memetic Mutation kept this song alive.
  • "Pull Me Under" by Dream Theater: The band often facetiously calls this their only big hit; indeed, it was the group's only top 10 hit on the Mainstream Rock chart. However, the group's members are often considered virtuosos on their respective instruments, particularly guitarist John Petrucci, keyboardist Jordan Rudess, and former drummer Mike Portnoy. The band does have a solid following, especially thanks to Rock Band and Guitar Hero, so Todd is unlikely to cover them.
  • "Possum Kingdom" by Toadies
  • "Push it to the Limit" by Paul Engemann: Todd mentioned Engemann and his Scarface (1983) song in the "St. Elmo's Fire" review. Engemann had a minor hit shortly afterwards with a band called Device and joined Animotion (of "Obsession" fame; see below) for their other top 10 hit.
  • "Roadrunner" by The Modern Lovers
  • "Sandstorm" by Darude: Darude had a moderately successful follow-up with "Feel The Beat", and several more hits in his native Finland, but he's remembered almost exclusively for this song. It was later popularized by an Internet meme in 2014.
  • "Scotty Doesn't Know" by Lustra: This song is best known for its use in the film Euro Trip. Lustra never did much afterwards.
  • "Send Me on My Way" by Rusted Root: Although it didn't make it very high up the charts, it was later used in several movies.
  • "Shadilay" by P.E.P.E.
  • "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)" by Scatman John
  • "Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes: See the "Technically True" section above. Although they are hardly considered one-hit wonders by anyone, this is the only song of theirs non-fans will likely know by them.
  • "Shooting Stars" by Bag Raiders
  • "Situation" by Yazoo
  • "Skinny Love" by Bon Iver: The band has a large following on the indie scene, but this is the only song general audiences know them for (not counting a feature on Kanye West's "Monster").
  • "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat: The band had a few other hits in the UK but only this in America. It later became a popular gay anthem.
  • "Song 2" by Blur: Despite being one of the progenitors for the Britpop movement, their rivals Oasis were the face of Britpop Stateside. While Blur are very popular and influential in Britain, "Song 2" is pretty much the only thing they're known for in the U.S., and even then, most Americans only recognize the "Woo-hoo!" part of the chorus to the point that they don't know the song is called "Song 2". However, frontman Damon Albarn is also known for the Gorillaz project.
  • "Stay" by Coal: From Chasing Amy. Another extreme example, as neither the band nor singer Mary Born ever did anything else.
  • "Stop the Rock" by Apollo 440: The group had several other hits in the U.K., but only this in America.
  • "Suavemente" by Elvis Crespo: He had several hits on Latin-based charts but he is only known for this to English-speaking audiences.
  • "Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service: Technically had another single from their only album outchart it, but Revival by Commercialization made this far and away their best-known song.
  • "Sweatshirt" by Jacob Sartorius
  • "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap: While well-respected as an alt-rock band, this is their only notable song in America. Its use in 500 Days of Summer is likely enough to call it their one hit.
  • "Take Me Out" by Franz Ferdinand: The band was more successful on the British charts and on the American alternative charts.
  • "Teenage Dirtbag" by Wheatus. The group is considered a straight example in many countries (with the UK being the biggest exception), but only made the alternative charts in the US. Still, it was their only alternative hit, so they could still be considered an example. Even in the UK they're remembered mostly for this and nothing else.
  • "Teenage Kicks" by The Undertones: Todd is bound to mention One Direction's cover-mashup of it when talking about it.
  • "That Thing You Do!" by The Wonders: The title song of the film of the same name about a one-hit wonder band. While in real life, it just missed the top 40, peaking at #41, it's still remembered as a classic one-hit wonder.
  • "There She Goes" by The La's
  • "Tomorrow" by Silverchair: More famous in Australia, but only had this one song chart in the States.
  • "Torn" by Natalie Imbruglia: She had more success in her native Australia and the UK. Also, "Torn" was originally performed by Ednaswap, so Natalie fell victim to the "cover as a first hit" curse in the US, where it only peaked at #42. Keep in mind that her song was #1 on the airplay charts for weeks, and while a follow up "Wishing I Was There" also made the top 40, it's all but forgotten today outside of Australia. If Todd does review Natalie, he'll likely try to compare her to the more successful Kylie Minogue. note 
  • "The Touch" by Stan Bush: Also mentioned alongside Engemann in the "St. Elmo's Fire" review; this song was made famous by Transformers: The Movie.
  • "Touch, Peel, and Stand" by Days of the New: Didn't chart too high on the Hot 100, but was a #1 Rock hit and Top 10 Alternative hit.
  • "United States of Whatever" by Liam Lynch
  • "Walk this World" by Heather Nova
  • "Wash it Away" by Black Lab: One of only two singles they ever released and "Time Ago" didn't get nearly as high on the rock charts. Notable as an anti-abortion song.
  • "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan: He had a few other hits in his native Canada, but he's mostly remembered for this song because of Coca-Cola and the World Cup.
  • "Who Booty" by Jonn Hart: His only other single was a remix of the song replacing Iamsu!'s verses with new ones by French Montana, which is the version played on most rhythmic stations; a third version featuring E-40 was never released as a single.
  • "Young Folks" by Peter, Bjorn and John
  • "You're The Best" by Joe Esposito: See Engemann and Bush above. This song is best known for its use in The Karate Kid. Esposito's group Brooklyn Dreams did back Donna Summer on "Heaven Knows", but few people are aware of that.
  • "Zoot Suit Riot" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies: This song just missed the Top 40, peaking at #41 during the swing revival of the late 90s.

Somewhat False One Hit Wonders (Artists and bands who had either exactly two Top 40 hits OR whose Signature Song never made the Top 40, but they had another single make the Top 40.):
  • "1 Thing" by Amerie
  • "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone: It's going to be really funny when Todd realizes that Tommy Tutone is a band, and not a singer. They had another song barely crack the top 40 two years before their big hit.
  • "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians
  • "All or Nothing" by O-Town
  • "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet: Todd mentioned his hate of the song in his review of "Tonight, Tonight", since the song sounds like a commercial jingle. Later on Twitter, he mentioned his hatred for the band. Their other Top 40 hit was "Look What You've Done".
  • "Bad Boys" by Inner Circle: Thanks to Cops, this song completely eclipses their follow-up "Sweat".
  • "The Ballad of the Green Berets" by Barry Sadler: The follow up, "The A-Team"note , reached #28.
  • "Barbie Girl" by Aqua
  • "Black Velvet" by Alannah Myles: She hit #36 previously with "Love Is" and had far more hits in Canada between 1989 and 1997, but "Black Velvet" is pretty much all she's known for in America. Also, as someone who grew up on country in the early 90s, he is very likely aware of Robin Lee's knockoff version which was sent to country radio.
  • "Blinded by the Light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band: Mann is not considered a one hit wonder ("Do Wah Diddy"), but the Earth Band usually is.
  • "Blurry" by Puddle of Mudd: "She Hates Me" was also a top 20 hit, but they're known mostly for this song. Also, Todd has previously stated his dislike of the band.
  • "Bust a Move" by Young MC
  • "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone
  • "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" by Quad City DJ's: Their theme song for Space Jam is just as well known, if not more remembered than "C'mon N' Ride It". However "C'mon N' Ride It" is their highest charting song.
  • "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour
  • "Convoy" by C.W. McCall: Unlikely, since he already discussed this song in the Worst of 1976 video (it was #2 on the list).
  • "Cum on Feel the Noize" by Quiet Riot: "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" is also well known among glam metal fans; however, most mainstream music listeners only recognize them for their cover of "Cum on Feel the Noize".
  • "Do It to It" by Cherish
  • "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House
  • "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult: For an entire generation, this song is best known for the "More Cowbell" skit from Saturday Night Live.
  • "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston
  • "Do You Realize??" by Flaming Lips: "She Don't Use Jelly" was their true hit, but far more people know of this one. It was even made an official state song in their native Oklahoma.
  • "Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant
  • "Every Time We Touch" by Cascada: "Evacuate the Dancefloor" was also a hit, but "Every Time We Touch" is much more associated with the band. Much like Tommy Tutone, they're often mistaken for a solo act.
  • "Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon: The band had another minor hit but are mostly remembered for this #1. They were another contemporary of Nine Days.
  • "Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman: "Give me One Reason" peaked a bit higher at #3, but "Fast Car" is still considered revolutionary and one of the greatest songs of the '80s.
  • "Fireflies" by Owl City: His duet with Carly Rae Jepsen, "Good Time", was also a top 10 hit (and an honorable mention in Todd's Best of 2012), but "Fireflies" is the only thing he's known for solo.
  • "Gimme Some Lovin'" by the Spencer Davis Group
  • "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: Mark Wahlberg's brother Donnie had three #1 singles as part of New Kids on the Block.
  • "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C: "Smile" was a much bigger hit, but it's mostly forgotten today. In 2012, she was appointed Nickelodeon's VP of Music.
  • "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede.
    • Confirmed
  • "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash or Jimmy Cliff
  • "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice: His only other hit was a cover of "Play That Funky Music", which Todd included on his "Worst of 1991" retrospect.
  • "I Don't Want to Wait" by Paula Cole: "Where Have All the Cowboys Gone" charted higher; however, "I Don't Want to Wait" is best remembered as the theme to Dawson's Creek, lasted longer on the Hot 100, and is far better remembered today than her other hit.
  • "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack: "I'll Think of a Reason Later" scraped the bottom of the top 40 towards the end of The '90s.
  • "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain: He also was the original artist for "I Could Not Ask for More"; however the country cover by Sara Evans eclipses McCain's version.
  • "I'll Be There for You" by The Rembrandts: "Just the Way It Is, Baby" charted higher on the Hot 100; however, "I'll Be There for You" is best remembered as the theme song for Friends. Keep in mind that "I'll Be There For You" was a #1 airplay hit, but was ineligible for the Hot 100 until a commercial single was released long after its popularity waned. Today "Just the Way It Is, Baby" is almost completely forgotten.
  • "I'm Free" by Soup Dragons: A victim of the "cover as a first hit" curse, albeit one the band Covered Up. "Divine Thing" actually charted higher on both the Hot 100 and Alternative charts, but is less remembered and had less of an impact.
  • "Informer" by Snow: If Todd does review it, he'll likely incorporate Jim Carrey's parody into the review. In the review of MAGIC!'s "Rude", he implies that the song isn't good.
    • Confirmed on both counts.
  • "It's Been a While" by Staind: "So Far Away" and "Right Here" (the latter which didn't technically go top 40 but got plenty of pop airplay) were their only other mainstream hits; however, the band has several hits on the alternative and mainstream rock charts. Like Puddle of Mudd, Todd has previously mentioned his dislike of the band.
  • "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor: She had one other hit with a cover of "Never Can Say Goodbye".
  • "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer: Their only other Top 40 hit was a cover of "There She Goes" by The La's; however, "Kiss Me" is their better remembered song as it charted much higher and also for its use in the 1999 teen romantic comedy She's All That. Todd likely won't have much good to say about the band since they are a Christian band, and Todd usually reviles most Christian rock music.
  • "The Lady in Red" by Chris de Burgh: A household name across Europe and Australia, but only had this song hit the Top 3 in America. "Don't Pay the Ferryman" was bigger in some countries and was actually #34 in America, but has fallen by the wayside in the US. "The Lady in Red"'s status as a Black Sheep Hit would make this episode all the more interesting.
  • "Last Resort" by Papa Roach: While "Scars" was Papa Roach's only Top 40 hit, their breakout single is, by and large, the band's Signature Song. The band also has several Top 10 hits on the Alternative and Mainstream Rock charts.
  • "Life in a Northern Town" by The Dream Academy
  • "Lips of an Angel" by Hinder
  • "Lotta Love" by Nicolette Larson
  • "Luka" by Suzanne Vega: Her only other hit was a #5 remix of her song "Tom's Diner" by the production group DNA.
  • "Lump" by The Presidents of the United States of America: "Peaches" was their only entry in the Top 40 at #29; however, "Lump" is often considered their Signature Song as "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied it with "Gump", and it appeared on the Rock Band 2 soundtrack.
    • On Twitter, Todd said he did not consider them one hit wonders and actually liked them a lot.
  • "Milkshake" by Kelis: Todd already covered the song in his "Worst of 2004" retrospect, and called her "the world's warm-up for Fergie".
  • "More, More, More" by Andrea True Connection: Had a second hit with "NY, You Got me Dancing" at #27. Other than that, she's likely to be mentioned for her porn career and her hit being sampled in "Steal My Sunshine".
  • "More than Words" by Extreme
  • "More than Words Can Say" by Alias
  • "Never Say Never" by Romeo Void: "A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)" was the group's only top 40 hit at #35; however, "Never Say Never" is better remembered.
  • "Next to Me" by Emeli Sande
  • "On the Way Down" by Ryan Cabrera: His song "True" was nearly as big a hit, but only his first hit is remembered. Todd implied that he hates Ryan in his "Stitches" review.
  • "One More Try" by Timmy T: His other Top 40 hit "Time After Time" only barely made it, so he might consider talking about him, especially since he said so little about him in his Worst of 1991 list.
  • "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies: While the band is most successful in their native Canada, they are not exactly unknown in the US, with Stunt going 4X platinum. "One Week" is often considered the band's Signature Song; however, in Canada, that distinction belongs to "If I Had $1000000", to the point where in the band's early years, concertgoers would throw boxes of Kraft Dinnernote  on stage. More recently, the group is known for the theme song for The Big Bang Theory.
  • "Our House" from The Rise & Fall by Madness: They had an earlier minor hit with a cover of Labi Siffre's "It Must Be Love", peaking at #33. Back home in the UK, they were everything but one-hit wonders.
  • "Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven: "One Thing" was a hit 3 years before "Paralyzer," but the latter song completely overshadows it today.
  • "The Power of Love" by Jennifer Rush: Her actual one hit was "Flames of Paradise", a duet with Elton John, but this was her only major hit in most European countries and even in America has become her best remembered song.
  • "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire: "Good Morning" just barely qualifies as a Top 40 hit and "Turn It Up", the single preceding "Ridin'", just missed the Top 40. Chamillionaire was also a guest artist on another Top 10 hit: "Get Up" by Ciara. Moreover, Chamillionaire's two studio albums did peak in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and in the Top 5 for R&B/Hip-Hop albums. The Rap Critic reviewed it already, though, so it's not likely he'll do this one.
    • Confirmed
  • "Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones: Their follow-up, "Real Real Real" hit #4 but was quickly forgotten.
  • "Rock and Roll Part 2" by Gary Glitter: May be uncomfortable as Gary is one of the ultimate cases of a Fallen Creator.
  • "Rockin' Robin" by Bobby Day
  • "Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco: He was more successful in Europe, especially in his native Austria, than he was Stateside.
    • Confirmed
  • "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae: "I Get Lifted" was also a minor hit.
  • "Rock You Like A Hurricane" by Scorpions: "Wind of Change" charted higher, but "Rock You Like A Hurricane" is generally more remembered. The group had greater success on the Mainstream Rock chart.
  • "Round and Round" by Ratt: "Lay It Down" just barely cracked the Top 40.
  • "Run-Around" by Blues Traveler: "Hook" also went Top 40, but it's nowhere near as memorable.
  • "Run Runaway" by Slade: Slade were more popular in their native Britain; however the band had 2 Top 40 hits Stateside, the other being "My Oh My". Also, many Americans don't realize that the song "Cum on Feel the Noize" was originally composed and performed by Slade; however, the original did chart on the Billboard Hot 100 at #98.
  • "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)" by Big & Rich: The serious ballad "Lost in This Moment" was the duo's actual one-hit; however, their breakthrough novelty hit is better remembered. On Twitter, Todd called Big & Rich "a breath of fresh air" at the time of the song's release; however, Todd considered rescinding that statement with the rise of "bro-country" artists of late such as Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.
  • "Sell Out" by Reel Big Fish
  • "Show Me Love" by Robyn: She had one Top 10 hit in the US before "Show Me Love": "Do You Know (What It Takes)". Though "Show Me Love" is her better remembered song Stateside, both songs peaked at #7, so an episode is unlikely. Todd had mentioned more than a few times that Robyn was one of the better European popstars.
  • "Show Me What I'm Looking For" by Carolina Liar: Their only other notable hit was "I'm Not Over", which was a rock hit in 2008.
  • "Smokin' in the Boys Room" by Brownsville Station: Motley Crue came close but couldn't quite cover it up. Brownsville had another song hit #31.
  • "Still Tippin'" by Mike Jones: "Back Then" was his only Top 40 hit, but it isn't as memorable.
  • "Stuck in the Middle with You" by Stealers Wheel
  • "Summer Girls" by LFO: "Girl on TV", a love song to Jennifer Love Hewitt, was also a Top 10 hit for them.
  • "Sunshine" by Lil' Flip: Besides this song, he’s probably best-known for losing a feud with T.I., who Todd has praised in the past.
  • "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin: "No More Words" also reached the Top 30. The group's breakthrough single, "Sex (I'm A...)", didn't get much airplay (and thus didn't chart very high) because many stations refused to play the song due to its racy lyrics. "Take My Breath Away" is far more associated with Top Gun than it is with Berlin.
  • "Thank You" by Dido: "White Flag" charted at #18; however, "Thank You" is better known due to it being sampled in Eminem's "Stan" (which although not nearly as big a hit as "Thank You" itself at least in America, may actually be more known today).
  • "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" by The Persuaders
  • "This Is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS: Despite it being a chart-topping smash, the followup "Like This" fizzled at #32.
  • "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton: Todd called the follow up, "Ordinary Day", an example of the kind of "white chick on piano" music he dislikes, having the "dreary, shallow, artless pretentiousness that lacks the talent or creativity to justify it".
  • "Two of Hearts" by Stacey Q: Follow-up "We Connect" was #35.
  • "Two Princes" by Spin Doctors: The preceding single, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong", while not completely forgotten, isn't as well-remembered.
  • "Voices Carry" by Til Tuesday: They managed a #26 followup with "What About Love", only to disband soon afterwards, leaving their Lead Bassist to become a singer-songwriter.
  • "Walk the Dinosaur" by Was (Not Was)
  • "The Way" by Fastball: "Out Of My Head" actually made #20. "The Way" did reach #5 but only on the airplay charts, and was held back by lack of a commercial single release. In the Nine Days review, Todd mentions that All the Pain Money Can Buy had several good songs.
    • In Part 1 of the Worst of 2016 retrospect, he josses the possibility of a OHW episode of Fastball while covering Machine Gun Kelly and Camilla Cabello's "Bad Things", which samples "Out of My Head".
  • "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart
  • "What I Like About You" by The Romantics: Their two Top 40 hits were actually "Talking in Your Sleep" and its quickly forgotten follow-up "One in a Million"; "What I Like About You" only reached #49, but Revival by Commercialization made it one of the most famous songs of the '80s. While "Sleep" isn't completely forgotten (remembered enough to have a trope named after it), it's not nearly as iconic as their debut single.
  • "What Would You Do?" by City High
  • "Wild Thing" by Tone-Lōc: "Funky Cold Medina" hit #3 afterwards, but that song is largely forgotten today.
  • "Wild Wild West" by Escape Club: Notable for being the only British artist to have a #1 hit in America but never so much as chart in the UK! "I'll be There" peaked at #8, but is nowhere near as well-known.
  • "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" by The Gap Band

Very False One Hit Wonders (Artists and bands with three or more Top 40 hits; however, one particular song, regardless of whether or not it's their highest charting single, had overshadowed their other work.):
  • "American Pie" by Don McLean
  • "American Woman" by the Guess Who
  • "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty
  • "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)" by Stevie B: He's had somewhat more success on the charts than his contemporary Timmy T, but he too is generally remembered as a one-hit wonder.
  • "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes: Her first Top 10 hit was a cover of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "More Love", making her a rare aversion to the "cover as a first hit" curse.
  • "Billy Don't Be a Hero" by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
  • "Breakeven" by The Script: Four Top 40 hits but only one Top 20. Although "Hall of Fame" is on the borderline for their second hit.
  • "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison
  • "Cat's in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin
  • "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" by Soulja Boy: Soulja Boy had two more hits in the Top 20, including "Kiss Me Thru the Phone", which reached #3 on the Hot 100 (and #6 on Todd's Worst Hit Songs of 2009, making him an unlikely candidate for an episode).
  • "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" by Glass Tiger
  • "Don't You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds
  • "Down Under" by Men at Work: They also topped the Hot 100 with "Who Can It Be Now", which isn't forgotten but not nearly as iconic as "Down Under", and had two more top 10 hits.
    • In his "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" OHW, he explicitly states that they're not one-hit wonders.
  • "Duke of Earl" by Gene Chandler
  • "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes: Todd already discussed this song on his "Top 10 Songs About Mediocre Romance" countdown, and already stated that he hated the song.
  • "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung: Wang Chung were actually moderately successful in the US with 5 Top 40 hits. In their native UK, however, they have only one hit, "Dance Hall Days", which peaked at #16 in the US and had an appearance on the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City soundtrack.
  • "Everywhere" by Michelle Branch: The follow-up, "All You Wanted" charted higher and was her only hit to breach the Top 10, but it's not as well known as her breakthrough single, and she has fallen into relative obscurity since the mid-2000s.
  • "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor: The band had 4 additional Top 10 hits, which should be enough to disqualify them. However, the general public only knows their only #1 as Survivor's other hits are somewhat obscure today. Late Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison was also known for writing and performing "I'm Always Here", the theme song for Baywatch.
  • "The Final Countdown" by Europe: "Carrie" was their highest charting single in the US, and it was thoroughly discussed by Todd in his "Worst of 1987" retrospect, which probably disqualifies them.
  • "Gangnam Style" by PSY: Even though PSY remains popular in Korea and had two more songs to enter the US Top 40, "Gentleman" and "Hangover" ft. Snoop Dogg, most Westerners will only remember him for "Gangnam Style", especially due to its memetic status. However, Todd most likely won't cover PSY on OHW since he already reviewed "Gangnam Style".
  • "Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio
  • "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.: He had a Top 5 hit 2 years before "Ghostbusters": "The Other Woman", and his band Raydio had three top-10 hits. Also, there was the controversy of "Ghostbusters" sounding like Huey Lewis and the News' "I Want a New Drug".
  • "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory: Though they had two other top ten songs "Things that Make you go Hmmm..." and "Here we Go (Let's Rock and Roll)".
  • "The Great Escape" by Boys Like Girls
  • "Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse: The band had three other Top 40 hits, including "You and Me" which hit #5; however, "Hanging by a Moment" is the song most people identify the band with.
  • "Happy Together" by The Turtles: Their first hit before "Happy Together" was a cover of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe", averting the "cover as a first hit" curse.
  • "Harden My Heart" by Quarterflash
  • "Heat of the Moment" by Asia
  • "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)" by Blessid Union of Souls: "I Believe" was a much bigger hit, but "Hey Leonardo" tends to be better remembered today.
  • "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's: A song Todd has claimed to like in spite of everything going against it. A proper review is not only expected, but necessary. Plain White T's had two songs barely creep onto the Top 40, but nothing close to this #1 smash.
  • "Hold On Loosely" by 38 Special: The band's highest charting single was "Second Chance" at #6, but it's all but forgotten today. Their other top 10 hit, "Caught Up in You", while not forgotten, is still overshadowed by their breakthrough single.
  • "If You Leave" by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: In the US, it hit #4 on the Hot 100 due to its appearance in the 1986 hit film Pretty in Pink. In its native UK, however, the song only reached #48.
  • "(I Just) Died in Your Arms" by Cutting Crew
  • "I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd. While the group had two #1 hits, neither was "Sex You Up".
  • "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield, though since his next biggest hit peaked at #2, he'll probably be disqualified just like Astley.
  • "Jump" by Kris Kross: Todd mentioned it in his review of "S&M" as one of the more underrated hits of the 1990s. They had 3 other Top 20 hits.
  • "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down: As one of the biggest post-grunge bands of the 2000s they're very unlikely to appear, but to most people this is the song that defines the band.
  • "Leave (Get Out)" by JoJo: "Too Little Too Late" was a bigger hit eventually, but "Leave" is her best remembered song.
  • "Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen: They had not one, but two Top 20 hits that were covers, the other being a cover of "Money (That's What I Want)", charting at #16 in 1964. They also had another top 10 hit with "Jolly Green Giant."
  • "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles: Her most recent hit, "Brave", got significant airplay and a heavy sales spike, after Katy Perry's "Roar", Todd's most hated song of 2013, came out, having stirred controversy for sounding similar. Also, all three of her major-label studio albums peaked in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200.
  • "MMMBop" by Hanson: Hinted at at the end of his "St. Elmo's Fire" OHW.
    • Confirmed.
  • "My Sharona" by The Knack: They had another #11 and a quickly forgotten #36, but today they're only remembered for their debut #1 smash.
  • "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley: Todd's title card artist Krin made a fake title card as an April Fools joke, and Todd declared that Rick Astley is not a one-hit wonder and stated that an episode covering him would never happen (along with other acts who had multiple number one hits in a tweet). Astley had 4 additional Top 10 singles in the US, including another #1 hit, "Together Forever"; however, most people born after his prime only remember his first hit, especially thanks to the Rick Roll meme.
  • "No Diggity" by Blackstreet
  • "Obsession" by Animotion: "Room to Move" (mentioned above) was another top 10 hit, but it was quickly forgotten.
  • "On the Dark Side" by John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown band
  • "One Headlight" by The Wallflowers: Had a handful of songs scratch the Top 40 Airplay, but are mostly remembered for this one (peaked at #2). Notable in that they are fronted by Bob Dylan's son and were considered prominent in the Adult Contemporary genre despite having only one truly memorable song. Played footage in his "I Love You Always Forever" video, indicating he may have plans for it and is at least aware of the song.
  • "Pieces Of Me" by Ashlee Simpson: Ashlee had 3 more Top 40 hits; however, she is best remembered for the infamous Saturday Night Live lip-syncing incident and is somewhat overshadowed by her elder sister Jessica.
  • "Poison" by Bell Biv Devoe
  • "The Power" by Snap!: "Rhythm is a Dancer" is also fairly well known in the early 90s dance scene but not as well known as "The Power".
  • "Pump Up The Jam" by Technotronic
  • "Regulate" by Warren G
  • "Roll to Me" by Del Amitri
  • "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals: While Fine Young Cannibals notched plenty of hits in their native U.K., in the U.S. only three of their songs reached the top 40. Follow-up "Good Thing" also went to #1, which alone should disqualify the band from being covered, while its own follow-up "Don't Look Back" peaked at #11. Nowadays, however, "She Drives Me Crazy" is the only song of theirs that still receives substantial airplay.
  • "Shine" by Collective Soul: They had two more top 20 hits ("The World I Know" and "December"), and seven #1 hits on mainstream rock, but "Shine" was easily their biggest hit.
  • "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies
  • "Sunglasses at Night" by Corey Hart: His highest charting single in the States was actually the ballad "Never Surrender." Corey Hart was more popular in his native Canada with 10 singles in the Canadian Top 10.
  • "Superman (It's Not Easy)" by Five for Fighting: "100 Years" as a single was certified higher than "Superman", but only reached #28. Five for Fighting's third big hit, "The Riddle", just barely made the Top 40 at #40.
    • Likely Jossed, given how he evaluated "A Hundred Years", and essentially called it a better version of "7 Years". This alone may disqualify Five for Fighting as a One-Hit Wonder.
  • "This Is How We Do It" by Montell Jordan: He had quite a few top 10 hits but casual listeners and younger audiences only recognize him for this song.
  • "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" by Naked Eyes: They had a #11 with "Promises, Promises", which still gets the sporadic spin in L.A.
  • "Thong Song" by Sisqo: "Incomplete" reached #1 on August 12, 2000, and he also had 8 Top 40 singles as part of Dru Hill. That should be enough to disqualify Sisqo from a OHW review; however, the stupidity of "Thong Song" by far overshadows his other work.
  • "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by Bonnie Tyler: "Holding Out For A Hero" is well-remembered, but not particularly associated with Tyler as with Footloose.
  • "True" by Spandau Ballet: They had two more hits with "Gold" (#29) & "Only When You Leave" (#34). They had even more success in the U.K., where they were considered key acts of the New Romantic movement along with Duran Duran.
  • "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer: He was very popular in the early 90's with five Top 10 hits, and wouldn't be considered a one-hit wonder at all. However, people born after his prime will only recognize "Touch This", which was indeed his biggest hit in most countries… but not back in the USA, where it was the lowest-peaking of his hits.
  • "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves: Maybe Todd might mention the time they won Eurovision.
  • "What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)" by Information Society: While "What's On Your Mind" is pretty much all the band's remembered for today, another single, "Walking" peaked at #9, and "Think" peaked at #28. Plus, the band had several more charting singles on the US Dance charts.
  • "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge
  • "When I See You Smile" by Bad English
  • "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
  • "Your Love" by The Outfield: Unlike most British bands, the Outfield were the most successful in the US with 5 Top 40 singles; however, "Your Love" was their only Top 10 hit and only remembered song. The band never even cracked the Top 40 in Britain.
  • "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate: The group had two other top 10 hits, "Emma" and "Every 1's A Winner," but they are mostly remembered in America only for "You Sexy Thing."

    Trainwreckords Predictions 
Guesses for Trainwreckords.
This is a series where Todd looks at albums that are widely considered to have either killed a popular artist's career or caused the breakup of a popular band (in Todd's own words: "albums that flopped so hard, that they ended careers"), usually down to it being So Bad, It's Horrible, or being completely misguided in some way (e.g. a failed change in musical direction).

  • Anything Is Possible by Debbie Gibson.
  • Avril Lavigne by Avril Lavigne: This was the album that contained the infamous single "Hello Kitty", which instantly torpedoed any remaining goodwill she had with the public. Todd briefly compared Avril's artistic downfall to Taylor Swift in his review of "Shake It Off", but he hasn't discussed her a whole lot beyond that.
  • Be Here Now by Oasis: While the band continued for several more albums, the Hype Backlash surrounding this album's release certainly marked a downturn in both critical respect and commercial success for the band (they still did well commercially, just nowhere near the huge sales of the first three albums). Todd did tweet that he agreed that the songwriting quality levels took a significant drop from this album onwards.
    • Confirmed.
  • Bionic by Christina Aguilera: Todd called its lead single 'a disaster' in the "Moves Like Jagger" review, and since the album's failure she's failed to see any solo chart success outside of a few guest features on other artists' hit songs.
  • Brand New by Salt-n-Pepa.
  • Brass Knuckles by Nelly: This album's flop didn't completely kill his career, but it certainly did kill his relevancy in the mainstream. The fact that it had a rather Troubled Production certainly didn't help its chances of getting remotely favorable reviews either.
  • ...But the Little Girls Understand by The Knack: Often cited as a classic example of the Sophomore Slump, the album was destroyed by critics upon release and despite the fact that it sold well, their subsequent two albums were released with no fanfare and the band broke up afterwards.
  • Cool Hand Lōc by Tone-Lōc: His first album produced two huge hit singles, but this one went absolutely nowhere and earned scathing reviews, forcing him to maintain a career purely as an actor instead.
  • Curtis by 50 Cent: This album and particularly the messy promotion around the album's release was the point where Fifty's reputation turned into that of a walking punchline within the rap community.
  • Cut the Crap by The Clash: By the time the album went into production, the band had lost half of its members (leaving behind Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon), and it turned out to be the band's final studio release before breaking up altogether. Even Strummer himself regretted making the album.
  • Cyberpunk by Billy Idol: Todd mentioned in a tweet that this was the first album he thought of when coming up with the series.
  • Do You Know by Jessica Simpson: A disastrous Genre Shift album from a former pop princess trying to go country, which only served to earn ridicule from the country music press.
  • Door to Door by The Cars: A popular New Wave band throughout the '80s, they had just come off the blockbuster success of their New Sound Album Heartbeat City. Their follow-up Door to Door was an attempt to return to their roots, but the album was panned by critics, sales took a big drop compared to its predecessor, and a difficult tour resulted in the band breaking up after frontman Ric Ocasek suffered from a nervous breakdown.
  • Down on the Upside by Soundgarden: While the album was well received by critics and fans alike, creative differences and internal strife among the band members during the album's production and promotion caused the band to break up. While Soundgarden did eventually reform in 2011 and released a new album, King Animal, in 2012, the sudden suicide of frontman Chris Cornell in 2017 leaves the band's fate in doubt.
  • Dynasty and/or Music from "The Elder" by Kiss: The former album alienated the group's traditional rock-going fanbase with its prevalent disco influences, but the latter, a spectacularly misguided stab at progressive rock, drove away both the pop audience they had newly acquired with Dynasty, as well as the remainder of their older fans who had not yet given up on them before that point. Due to both of these flops, Kiss spent the entire 1980s incapable of garnering any significant chart success, despite that decade's trends seeming to naturally fit to their sound and image, although they did have one big hit at the beginning of the '90s with "Forever".
  • Encore and/or Relapse by Eminem: Todd has referenced both albums as a low point in Eminem's career, the former being an instant drop in quality that led to a hiatus, the latter being a flop attempt at a comeback after said hiatus. Whilst he has previously elaborated on "Just Lose It" in his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2004, Encore also had the infamously bad "Ass Like That" and Relapse is notorious for the single "We Made You". However he did make somewhat of a comeback in the 2010s.
    • Alternately, Revival. The album got mostly scathing reviews from both critics and fans for everything from the production to the subject matter to even Eminem's flow, with many calling his worst since Encore (if not even worse than that). Todd himself addressed it as a "mega flop" album, and said he thought "Walk on Water" and "River" were awful. That said, with the album being released in late 2017, it's too early to tell just how much damage it will ultimately do to Eminem's career.
  • Face the Music by New Kids on the Block: This was very briefly touched upon in the "Give It To You" OHW review, so it's possible that Todd may revisit this for a more in-depth review.
  • Forever by Bobby Brown.
  • Forever by Spice Girls: Potentially a great choice for a double-feature with Puff Daddy, who, like the Spice Girls, was one of the definitive pop acts of the late '90s and ALSO released a failed album with this ironic title.
  • Greatest Hits by Chris Gaines: This album and the concept surrounding it is so infamous that it's almost an inevitability that Todd will cover it.
  • Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars by Fatboy Slim: Despite the legendary music video for "Weapon of Choice" that featured Christopher Walken, this album sold poorly in America and garnered very mediocre reviews compared to its monumental predecessor, You've Come a Long Way, Baby. Fatboy Slim's only followup album, Palookaville, went by almost completely unknown in the US, despite some of its songs being featured in SSX 3 and Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2.
  • Head over Heels by Paula Abdul: Though Paula Abdul rivaled Madonna and Janet Jackson in fame and success throughout the late '80s and early '90s, she struggled to keep up with her contemporaries as pop started to become more eclectic in the 1990s. In contrast to the numerous hits her first two albums produced, Head over Heels only had one fairly modest hit single in "My Love Is for Real" that hastily attempted to establish a more distinct sonic image for her by invoking her Jewish heritage, while the more conventional follow-up single, "Crazy Cool", missed the top 40 of the Hot 100. Following this record's underperformance, Abdul has not recorded a single album since and is nowadays remembered primarily as The Heart of the judges from American Idol rather than a pop legend.
  • Hot Space by Queen: Despite having the well-regarded classic "Under Pressure" with David Bowie, it hurt their success in the US for several years until Dead Artists Are Better kicked in, and Todd called the album "not great" on Twitter, mentioning that he could broaden the show's scope to cover it.
  • Idlewild by OutKast: Despite the duo having recently released Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, one of the most popular albums of 2003, both critically and commercially, creative differences (which were already blatantly evident on the aforementioned record, right down to its split title) caused this soundtrack album to suffer from troubled production. Upon finally being released in 2006, following numerous delays, it received extremely underwhelming commercial success and lukewarm reviews compared to its predecessor, and the two members of OutKast have gone their separate ways ever since.
  • I'm In You by Peter Frampton: Another example of a failed Genre Shift album that alienated fans, this time from pop to experimental funk. If Todd covers this, expect a reference to Frank Zappa's parody of the album.
  • It's Hard by The Who: The band were already on a downward spiral with Face Dances, their first album since drummer Keith Moon's sudden death, but this album didn't fare much better, and the band broke up the following year.
  • Liz Phair by Liz Phair: Very similar to 0304 in that it's a Genre Shift album from a previously credible artist attempting a more mainstream pop sound, which only served to alienate their fanbase and attract accusations of selling-out.
  • Lost and Found by Will Smith: His previous album, Born to Reign, wasn't too successful either, but this was the record that firmly proved he was too old-fashioned to adapt to changing trends in hip hop, and it was also his final release before he started to focus purely on acting instead.
  • Love Beach by Emerson, Lake & Palmer: An embarrassing foray into disco made purely due to contractual obligations that not only broke up the band, but it is also considered to have killed the prog-rock genre altogether.
  • Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake: This record has earned an atrocious reception from fans and mixed reviews from critics, not to mention it lost steam extremely quickly commercially. Todd has already thrashed the lead single, "Filthy", and summarized the album as Timberlake trying to "reverse engineer bro country", with similarly unfavorable results, but he has yet to discuss the rest of it in-depth, including its other singles, "Supplies" and "Say Something". However, as it was released in early 2018, time will tell just how much damage it will ultimately do to his career.
  • Mardi Gras by Creedence Clearwater Revival: Tensions between frontman John Fogerty and the rest of the band were rife by the time the album went into production, but the album's weak critical reception and especially the events of their final concert became the final straw that broke up the band.
  • Masterpiece Theatre by En Vogue.
  • Mind Blowin by Vanilla Ice: Much like MC Hammer with The Funky Headhunter, this was Ice's attempt to gain some street cred with a harder image after being criticized for being too soft, as well as take back control of his image after being hampered with Executive Meddling. Unfortunately, Ice did this by wearing lots of flannel and dreadlocks and rapping about guns and weed, basically trying way too hard to be like Cypress Hill. And while the production on the album was considered an improvement over To The Extreme, the rapping and subject matter were universally panned, and the album was a major commercial flop, not even charting on the Billboard 200. While Vanilla Ice did manage to reinvent himself as a Rap Metal artist and became a cult favorite of sorts, especially with Juggalos, Mind Blowin was the nail in the coffin for Ice's already waning career as an immensely successful pop rapper.
  • Mötley Crüe and/or Generation Swine by Mötley Crüe: The former was the first album that proved the band's career couldn't survive the changing trends of the 1990s like Bon Jovi's and Aerosmith's did, but the latter record is more infamous in retrospect.
  • MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 by Lauryn Hill: Despite the titanic success of her solo debut, which won Album of the Year for 1998, the lukewarm reception to this live followup, in conjunction with severe issues in Hill's personal life, brought a staggeringly abrupt end to one of the most promising careers in hip hop and R&B history.
  • Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age by Public Enemy: The bad critical reception of this album pretty much ended the group's mainstream relevance right there and then.
  • My Soul by Coolio: Coolio was one of the biggest rappers of the mid-90s, scoring several hit songs, one of which was the biggest hit of 1995. His career started to take a downward turn after the infamous feud with "Weird Al" Yankovic over the "Amish Paradise" parody, but what really cemented the end of his career was the huge flop of this album, which made almost no impact on the Billboard 200 and resulted in his label dropping him.
  • Nathan Michael Shawn Wanya by Boyz II Men: This vocal group absolutely dominated the Billboard Hot 100 throughout the entirety of the 1990s, but by the year 2000, R&B had evolved from being represented by earnest love ballads to thugged-out, hip hop-oriented sex and party jams. This album's two singles were such big flops that neither even came close to the top 40. This record also contained "Bounce, Shake, Move, Swing", an embarrassing foray into electronic disco.
  • Non-Fiction by Ne-Yo: In addition to being his worst-received album to date, its failure to produce a smash hit like his previous album’s “Let Me Love You” cemented the fact that his days as a pop/R&B superstar are over.
  • One More Light by Linkin Park: Nearly every album after Hybrid Theory and Meteora has always been a source of contention within the Linkin Park fandom about which New Sound Album ruined the band; however, One More Light was thrashed by both critics and fans for being too pop-oriented and too far away from their alternative metal roots. Todd most likely won't cover this due to Chester Bennington's suicide just two months after the album's release.
  • Only God Can Judge Me by Master P: Master P is one of the great rags to riches stories in hip hop, a tactful businessman whose grassroots label, No Limit Records, became pivotal in cementing New Orleans as one of the major epicenters of gangsta rap after the temporary implosion of the West Coast hip hop scene in 1996. While Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Records was more successful in the pop market, No Limit was tremendously popular with hardcore rap fans in the late 1990s. However, the label developed a ton of backlash very quickly, with several people criticizing the No Limit Soldiers for being all bark and no bite. It didn't help that multiple Soldiers such as Mystikal, Mia X, and Snoop Dogg departed or distanced themselves from the label, leaving Master P with fewer resources to achieve popular approval. Only God Can Judge Me was released in 1999 to absolutely dismal reviews and pretty much finished off No Limit's period of mainstream relevance, with Cash Money Records overtaking No Limit as New Orleans' flagship hip hop label that year.
  • Other Voices and/or Full Circle by The Doors: After Jim Morrison's death, the surviving members forged on and recorded these two albums. Neither went down very well.
  • Paula by Robin Thicke: Todd mentioned in his review of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" that he thought this was actually a decent album, but to call it a career-killing record would be an understatement, due to the surrounding controversy in Thicke's personal life that earned it a reputation as a stalker album.
  • Rebirth by Lil Wayne
  • Reputation by Taylor Swift: "Look What You Made Me Do" and "...Ready For It?" were Todd's two biggest worst hit songs of 2017, so he may consider this album to be Taylor's eventual downfall. However, as it was released in late 2017, time will tell just how much damage it will ultimately do to her career.
  • Results May Vary by Limp Bizkit: Cited as one of the albums that killed the Nu Metal scene, which was already experiencing backlash by the time the album was released. The album actually sold well, but radio support died off fairly quickly, not to mention this album contained a very infamous cover of "Behind Blue Eyes", which earned a special brand of scorn from traditional rock fans. The band have released material since then, but are very much in Deader Than Disco territory. However, a review is possibly unlikely due to Rocked Reviews' in-depth Regretting The Past review of the album.
  • Return of Dragon by Sisqó.
  • Revelations by Audioslave: Similar to Down on the Upside above, the album was well received by fans and critics, but creative differences between frontman Chris Cornell and the then-former Rage Against the Machine members broke the band up. Audioslave performed a one-off show in January 2017 as part of a protest against the presidency of Donald Trump, but any possibly of a full-on reunion died with Cornell's aforementioned suicide just four months later.
  • River of Dreams by Billy Joel: Despite a well-received Grammy-nominated eponymous single, the album that would turn out to be his last has had a polarising reception at best, as Joel himself was going through a really tough period in his life during the making of the album. It shows.
  • Schizophrenic by JC Chasez: Even though JC Chasez was just as prominent in *NSYNC as Justin Timberlake, his attempted solo career was an enormous failure, in contrast to the tremendous success Timberlake enjoyed on his own that established him as a pop megastar, distinct from his stint as a boyband member. Meanwhile, Chasez's debut single, "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)", from the soundtrack to Drumline, was a moderate success around the turn of 2003, but his career went immediately up in flames a year later when he released "Some Girls (Dance with Women)", the catastrophic lead single for his full-length solo debut. Since the album flopped, Chasez has not released any further solo records, nor has he reunited with *NSYNC to this day.
  • Second Coming by The Stone Roses: The album's infamous spell in Development Hell and the fallout could potentially make an interesting episode, however the band is little-known in North America, so it may be too UK-centric for Todd to cover.
  • Shock Value II by Timbaland: The album that sank Timbaland's career as an in-demand producer except for Empire and a few songs he made for Justin Timberlake, including "Filthy".
  • Sound Loaded by Ricky Martin: The Latin pop craze that Ricky Martin spearheaded in 1999 continued well into the new millennium, but the hype for the former Menudo star died off quickly after this album's underperformance. Its leadoff single "She Bangs" is now more associated with William Hung than Martin himself. He attempted a comeback in the English market in 2005, but failed miserably, and to this day has strictly focused on the Spanish market where's he's had reasonable success.
  • Squeeze by The Velvet Underground: Another example of a failed Band Minus The Face release (which at that point was just guitarist Doug Yule and a few session musicians).
  • St. Anger by Metallica: Another Regretting The Past subject matter, so a review may be unlikely. Their mid-90s albums Load and Reload earned a rather polarising reception at best, especially from older fans, but this album earned almost universally scathing reviews and a ton of fan backlash upon release; the laughably terrible drum work dominating the mix was only the tip of the iceberg of all the album's issues (and as the documentary Some Kind of Monster demonstrates, the issues extended to the band themselves). The fact that it was released around the time of the band's infamous lawsuit against Napster certainly didn't help either. However, they're still big names in the metal scene to this day even if their critical reputation has taken a real hit since this album.
  • Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie by Alanis Morissette: Similar to the Oasis example above, Morissette's career continued for several more years after this album, but the degree to which she fell from grace compared to how popular she was beforehand is very notable. Morissette's previous album, Jagged Little Pill, was one of the biggest-selling records of the '90s, spawning numerous hit singles and influencing countless female artists in the coming several years, but Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie only had one moderate hit in "Thank U" (which is remembered more for its controversial music video, anyway) and sold only a small fraction of its predecessor's figures. Essentially, it degraded Morissette from the undisputed queen of rock at the time to just another adult alternative singer after only a few short years.
  • Switch by INXS: Gives Todd the opportunity to discuss not only the tragic downfall of INXS, but also Rock Star, Mark Burnett's failed reality television series that attempted to revive the band to embarrassing results.
  • Tha Doggfather by Snoop Doggy Dogg: While Snoop's career persisted into the 2010s after this album's release, Todd could definitely bend the rules a bit for this episode, as this flop marked the end of gangsta rap legend Snoop Doggy Dogg and the birth of cosmopolitan sellout Snoop Dogg.
  • Thank You by Duran Duran: Their career persisted for a few more albums in the UK, but this deeply misguided covers album (including an infamous cover of "911 Is A Joke") absolutely sank them in the US, despite The Wedding Album suggesting they could have survived the alternative boom of the '90s with better subsequent material.
  • The Beginning by The Black Eyed Peas: Todd has already touched on the events that lead to their hiatus in his Worst Songs of 2011 video, and despite a couple of one-off releases that went nowhere in the charts, any attempted comeback has not come together to this day.
  • The Final Cut by Pink Floyd: Much like its predecessor The Wall, this was marred by a troubled production and creative differences between the band members. But whereas The Wall is widely regarded as a classic, The Final Cut remains a very polarising album to this day, and marked the end of Roger Waters' tenure with the band, who would release two further albums before breaking up.
  • The Funky Headhunter by MC Hammer: Right at the height of gangsta rap's popularity, Hammer attempted to earn some street cred by adopting a Darker and Edgier image. In doing this, not only did actual gangsta rappers (who were railroading Hammer as a cheesy pop sellout to begin with) not buy it in the slightest, but it also alienated a lot of his core audience of young children and their parents. In part due to this album's failure, Hammer ended up filing for bankruptcy two years later.
    • Confirmed.
  • The Hunter by Blondie: Although the band eventually reformed in the late '90s and made an international comeback with the song "Maria", that single flopped in the US. Also, none of Debbie Harry's solo material ever caught on in America like some of it did elsewhere.
  • The Love Movement by A Tribe Called Quest: The album received polarising reviews, and members Phife Dawg and Q-Tip were falling out with each other around this time, eventually breaking up after the album's release.
  • The Science of Things by Bush.
  • "The Spaghetti Incident?" by Guns N' Roses: A covers album that had disappointing sales by the band's standards, and relations between Axl and the rest of the band were already unraveling at that point, culminating with the events of the production of their "Sympathy For The Devil" cover made for the Interview with the Vampire soundtrack, which resulted in guitarist Slash leaving the band.
    • Alternatively, Chinese Democracy is also a possibility, having been released after over a decade of delays and an infamously Troubled Production to mediocre reviews. This album also got the Regretting The Past treatment.
  • Todd Smith by LL Cool J.
  • Van Halen III by Van Halen: Potentially a double-feature with Calling All Stations by Genesis, as both were albums by legendary bands that were popular since the 1970s and released a career-killing album in the late 1990s, both of which featured the respective group's third lead singer, who in both cases had already fronted a different band with a huge hit earlier in the decade.
  • Weathered by Creed: Another album that got the Regretting The Past treatment. Although the album was successful commercially, the band broke up due to tension between frontman Scott Stapp and the other band members, namely because Stapp was becoming increasingly insane and dependent on alcohol and drugs, with a botched show in Chicago in late December 2002 being the straw that broke the camel's back. After dumping Stapp, the remaining members recruited Myles Kennedy to form Alter Bridge, which is a better received band than Creed. Creed did reform in 2009 and released Full Circle before breaking up again in 2012.
  • Welcome Back by Mase: One of the artists signed to Bad Boy Records, Mase was enjoying the height of his success with his contribution on the hit single "Mo Money, Mo Problems" when he suddenly quit the music biz to become a Christian minister. Five years later, he attempted a comeback with this album, in which he swapped his original East Coast gangsta rap style for profanity-free, awkwardly-inserted Author Tracts about his new-found faith. Needless to say, this comeback attempt didn't take, and he went back into obscurity almost immediately afterwards.
  • Welcome the Night by The Ataris: Although this group might be a better fit for One Hit Wonderland, the story behind this album's failure is still quite fascinating. Plagued by numerous lineup changes, constant delays, and lead singer Kris Roe's insistence on creating a more artistic record than the straightforward pop punk they were previously known for, this followup to the band's commercial breakthrough So Long, Astoria was released in early 2007 to extremely little fanfare and failed to earn Roe the indie cred he so ambitiously sought. While the band is still together, Roe is the only remaining member from their peak years and they have not released another proper studio album since Welcome the Night tanked.
  • When You're a Boy by Susanna Hoffs: Despite The Bangles dominating the charts throughout the latter half of the 1980s and Hoffs emerging a huge celebrity on the heels of the #1 smash "Eternal Flame", this first solo outing of hers utterly crashed and burned, even though grunge had not yet burst into the mainstream when it was released.
  • Witness by Katy Perry: Todd claimed that 2017 was the year Katy Perry's career "imploded spectacularly". He also tweeted that despite liking "Chained To The Rhythm", the rest of the album was "...oof". However, time will tell if Witness becomes Katy's downfall.

    Possible Top 10 Anything Lists 
Guesses for future Top 10 lists (other than year-end retrospects).
Bear in mind that Todd's picks on his Top 10 lists are subjective.

  • Top 10 Worst Uses of Sampling:
    • "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice sampling "Under Pressure" by Queen
    • "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer sampling "Super Freak" by Rick James
    • "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch sampling "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway
    • "Wildside" by Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch sampling "Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed
    • "I Wish" by Skee-Lo sampling "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield
    • "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve sampling "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones: This song counts a bad use of sampling because The Verve lost all profit on their only major hit after the Stones' manager sued (and won) for songwriting credits and royalties.
    • "Come With Me" by Puff Daddy sampling "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin
    • "Wild Wild West" by Will Smith ft. Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee sampling "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder and "Wild Wild West" by Kool Moe Dee
    • "Butterfly" by Crazy Town sampling "Pretty Little Ditty" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • "Take It to da House" by Trick Daddy sampling "Boogie Shoes" by KC and the Sunshine Band
    • "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child sampling "Edge of Seventeen" by Stevie Nicks
    • "E" by Drunkenmunkey sampling "Without Me" by Eminem
    • "I Think I'm in Love with You" by Jessica Simpson sampling "Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp
    • "Nasty Girl" by Nitty sampling "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies
    • "Let's Go" by Trick Daddy ft. Twista and Lil Jon sampling "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
    • "I'm Ready" by Cherie sampling "Urgent" by Foreigner
    • "Fack" by Eminem sampling "Me So Horny" by 2 Live Crew
    • “Hung Up” by Madonna sampling “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight” by ABBA
    • "Pump It" by The Black Eyed Peas sampling "Misirlou" by Dick Dale
    • "SOS" by Rihanna sampling "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell: Todd mentioned it in his review of "S&M" as a wasted sample.
    Todd: ♪Waste of song/ Whoa-oh/ Waste of song♪
    • "Push It" by Rick Ross sampling "Scarface (Push It to the Limit)" by Paul Engemann
    • "Fergalicious" by Fergie ft. will.i.am sampling "Give it All You Got" by Afro-Rican
    • "This Is Why I'm Hot" by MIMS sampling "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West, "Tell Me When to Go" by E-40 ft. Keak da Sneak, "Nuthin' But a "G" Thang" by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg and "Shook Ones Part II" by Mobb Deep
    • "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston sampling "Stand by Me" by Ben E. King
    • "Me Love" by Sean Kingston sampling "D'yer Maker" by Led Zeppelin
    • "The Boss" by Rick Ross ft. T-Pain sampling "Paul Revere" by Beastie Boys
    • "Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna sampling "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Michael Jackson
    • "All Summer Long" by Kid Rock sampling "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd and "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon: He mentioned his dislike of this song in his Dexy's Midnight Runners episode of One Hit Wonderland.
    • "Undead" by Hollywood Undead sampling "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
    • "Right Round" by Flo Rida sampling "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" by Dead or Alive: If he did this list, "Right Round" would likely make the list since Todd stated that anyone who confuses the two songs would get punched.
    • "Sugar" by Flo Rida sampling "Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65
    • "Whatcha Say" by Jason Derulo sampling "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap
    • "I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias ft. Pitbull sampling "All Night Long (All Night)" by Lionel Richie
    • "Like a G6" by Far East Movement sampling "Booty Bounce" by Dev
    • "Check It Out" by will.i.am ft. Nicki Minaj sampling "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
    • "Whip My Hair" by Willow Smith sampling "Whip It" by Devo and "Turn My Swag On" by Soulja Boy Tell 'em: Todd was more outraged by the former sample than the latter.
    • "The Time (Dirty Bit)" by The Black Eyed Peas sampling "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
    • "S&M" by Rihanna sampling "Master & Servant" by Depeche Mode: This one might not count since Todd finds "S&M" to be a guilty pleasure, and he hates Depeche Mode (but he may have changed his mind; see below).
    • "Don't Wanna Go Home" by Jason Derulo sampling "Show Me Love" by Robin S. and "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" by Harry Belafonte
    • "She Ain't You" by Chris Brown sampling "Right Here" by SWV & "Human Nature" by Michael Jackson
    • "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida sampling "Levels" by Avicii sampling "Something's Got A Hold On Me" by Etta James
    • "Back in Time" by Pitbull sampling "Love is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia: He discussed thoroughly why the sample is out of place in the review of said song.
    • "Hello" by Karmin sampling "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
    • "Live While We're Young" by One Direction sampling "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash
    • "Feel This Moment" by Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera sampling "Take on Me" by a-ha
    • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams sampling "Got To Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye
    • "Play Hard" by David Guetta ft. Ne-Yo & Akon sampling "Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay
    • "Best Song Ever" by One Direction sampling "Baba O'Riley" by The Who
    • "Holy Grail" by Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake sampling "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana: Given the song's subject matter, the sample was used in the correct context; however, Todd complains that Jay-Z and JT took one of the most explosive and provocative songs of the 1990s and made it sound dull and boring.
    • "How I Feel" by Flo Rida sampling "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone
    • "Show Me" by Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown sampling "Show Me Love" by Robin S.
    • "The Man" by Aloe Blacc sampling "Your Song" by Elton John
    • "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz sampling "Hermetico" by Balkan Beat Box
    • "Me & My Broken Heart" by Rixton sampling "Lonely No More" by Rob Thomas
    • "I'm Ready" by AJR sampling SpongeBob SquarePants
    • "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj sampling "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot
    • "I Like It" by Lil Wayne sampling "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes
    • "Don't Tell 'Em" by Jeremih ft. YG sampling "Rhythm Is a Dancer" by Snap!
    • "Somebody" by Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih sampling "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" by Whitney Houston
    • "Post to Be" by Omarion ft. Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko sampling "Murder She Wrote" by Chaka Demus & Pliers
    • "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink sampling "I Got 5 On It" by Luniz
    • "About You" by Trey Songz sampling "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon
    • "Hey Everybody!" by 5 Seconds of Summer sampling "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran
    • "Messin' Around" by Pitbull ft. Enrique Iglesias sampling "Take It on the Run" by REO Speedwagon
    • "Don't Mind" by Kent Jones sampling "Practice What You Preach" by Barry White
    • "Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)" by Zay Hilfigerrr and Zayion McCall sampling "Knuck If You Buck" by Crime Mob ft. Lil Scrappy
    • "Bad Things" by Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello sampling "Out of My Head" by Fastball
    • "Wild Thoughts" by DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller sampling "Maria Maria" by Santana ft. The Product G&B

  • Top 10 Best Uses of Sampling:
    • "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang sampling "Good Times" by Chic
    • "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer sampling "Super Freak" by Rick James
    • "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch sampling "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway
    • "Changes" by 2Pac ft. Talent sampling "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby and the Range
    • "Freak Like Me" by Adina Howard sampling "Sing A Simple Song" by Sly and the Family Stone and "I'd Rather Be With You" by Bootsy's Rubber Band
    • "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans ft. 112 sampling "Every Breath You Take" by The Police
    • "Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)" by Pras ft. Mya and Ol' Dirty Bastard sampling "Islands in the Stream" by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
    • "Bitter Sweet Symphony" by The Verve sampling "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones: Although beyond the whole legal battle, Todd will probably think positively of this sample.
    • "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)" by The Offspring sampling "Rock of Ages" by Def Leppard
    • "Steal My Sunshine" by Len sampling "More, More, More" by Andrea True Connection
    • "Stan" by Eminem sampling "Thank You" by Dido
    • “Sing for the Moment” by Eminem sampling “Dream On” by Aerosmith
    • "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce ft. Jay-Z sampling "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" by The Chi-Lites
    • "Gold Digger" by Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx sampling "I Got A Woman" by Ray Charles
    • "Tell Me When to Go" by E-40 ft. Keak da Sneak sampling "Dumb Girl" by Run-DMC
    • "Back Like That" by Ghostface Killah ft. Ne-Yo sampling "Song Cry" by Jay-Z
    • "Why You Wanna" by T.I. sampling "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)" by Crystal Waters
    • "Make Me Better" by Fabolous ft. Ne-Yo sampling "Al Sa'ban Aleh" by Sherine
    • "Stronger" by Kanye West sampling "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" by Daft Punk
    • "Swagga Like Us" by T.I. ft. Kanye West, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne sampling "Paper Planes" by M.I.A.
    • "Live Your Life" by T.I. ft. Rihanna sampling "Dragostea Din Tei" by O-Zone
    • "Miss Independent" by Ne-Yo sampling "Forget About Me" by Lil Bit
    • "Undead" by Hollywood Undead sampling "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
    • "Nothin' On You" by B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars sampling "I Gotcha" by Joe Tex
    • "Young Forever" by Jay-Z ft. Mr. Hudson sampling "Forever Young" by Alphaville
    • "Moment 4 Life" by Nicki Minaj ft. Drake sampling "Confessin' a Feeling" by Sly, Slick and Wicked
    • "The Show Goes On" by Lupe Fiasco sampling "Float On" by Modest Mouse
    • "Work Out" by J. Cole sampling "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul
    • "Niggas in Paris" by Kanye West and Jay-Z sampling "Baptizing Scene" by Reverend W.A. Donaldson and Blades of Glory
    • "Young, Wild and Free" by Wiz Khalifa ft. Snoop Dogg and Bruno Mars sampling "Sneakin' in the Back" by Tom Scott
    • "Take Care" by Drake ft. Rihanna sampling "I'll Take Care of You" by Gill Scott Heron and "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore
    • "My Life" by Slaughterhouse ft. CeeLo Green sampling "The Rhythm of the Night" by Corona
    • "I Cry" by Flo Rida sampling "Cry (Just a Little)" by the Bingo Players sampling "Piano in the Dark" by Brenda Russell
    • "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" by Kendrick Lamar ft. Jay-Z sampling "Tiden Flyver" by Boom Clap Bachelors
    • "Berzerk" by Eminem sampling "The Stroke" by Billy Squier, "Fight for Your Right" by the Beastie Boys and "Feel Me Flow" by Naughty by Nature
    • "2 On" by Tinashe ft. ScHoolboy Q sampling "We Be Burnin' (Recognize It)" by Sean Paul

  • Top 10 Dumbest Dance Moves and Crazes
    • The Dougie
    • The Macarena
    • The Gangnam Style dance
    • The Electric Slide
    • The Harlem Shake
    • The Soulja Boy dance
    • The Single Ladies dance
    • The Stanky Leg
    • The Cotton-Eye Joe
    • Twerking
    • Dabbing
    • The Whip and the Nae-Nae
    • Break Your Legs
    • Duffing
    • Bopping
    • The Chicken Dance
    • The Sprinkler
    • The Juju on That Beat Dance
    • The Mannequin Challenge
    • The Milly Rock

  • Top 10 Most Controversial Songs
    • "Accidental Racist" by Brad Paisley ft. LL Cool J: As much as he uses the song as a Running Gag, it's bound to show up.
    • "All the Things She Said" by t.A.T.u.: At the time of the song's release in 2002, the song's video drew controversy for its lesbian undertones. Also, the duo hails from Russia, which has a strong anti-LGBT stance.
    • "Birthday Cake" by Rihanna ft. Chris Brown
    • "(Bitches) Love Me" by Lil Wayne ft. Drake and Future: Todd called the song disgusting for its misogyny in his "Worst of 2013" retrospect.
    • "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell Williams and T.I.: The controversy is more centered around the music video rather than the lyrics, although Todd did say the lyrics were #rapey.
    • "Bodies" by Drowning Pool
    • "Cop Killer" by Body Count
    • "Die Young" by Kesha
    • "Fuck Tha Police" by N.W.A.
    • "Friday" by Rebecca Black
    • "God Save The Queen" by the Sex Pistols
    • "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by Filter: Since the song came out the year after Kurt Cobain's suicide, many people believed that the song was about him; however, Richard Patrick wrote the song in 1991, 3 years before Cobain's death. The song was actually inspired by the 1987 public suicide of disgraced Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer.
    • "Jeremy" by Pearl Jam: Another song about a public suicide; however, this time, it was about a student killing himself in front of his classmates. MTV cut out the music video's climax where Jeremy commits the act, and MTV and VH1 stopped playing the video altogether after the Columbine High School massacre.
    • "Jesus Christ Pose" by Soundgarden: Listeners in the UK were so outraged by the song's supposed anti-Christian views, the band received death threats. MTV banned the song's video due to its imagery, particularly a young girl on a cross.
    • "Judas" by Lady Gaga
    • "Kim" by Eminem
    • "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen
    • "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood
    • "Smack My Bitch Up" by The Prodigy
    • "Something in Your Mouth" by Nickelback
    • "U.O.E.N.O" by Rocko ft. Future & Rick Ross: Rick Ross has a verse which implies that he date rapes girls.
    • "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus
    • "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus

  • Top 10 Worst Uses of Nursery Rhymes in Modern Music
    • "Bang Bang Bang" by Mark Ronson using "Alouette"
    • "Bitch Came Back" by Theory of a Deadman using "The Cat Came Back"
    • "Chain Hang Low" by Jibbs using "Does Your Hair Hang Low?"
    • "Eenie Meenie" by Sean Kingston & Justin Bieber using "Eenie Meenie Minie Mo"
    • "Starships" by Nicki Minaj using "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"
    • "Start Without You" by Alexandra Burke using "Polly Wolly Doodle"
    • "Swagger Jagger" by Cher Lloyd using "Oh My Darling, Clementine"
    • "Take It Off" by Kesha using "The Streets of Cairo"
    • "Wiggle" by Jason Derulo using "Patty Cake"

  • Top 10 Worst Guest Verses
    • Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett in "Break Up" by Mario
    • Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Tyga, Nicki Minaj, and Lloyd in "BedRock" by Young Money: Lil Wayne is the leader of Young Money, and ergo, the lead artist; also, he gives Drake a pass for having the only good line in the song.
    • will.i.am in "OMG" by Usher
    • Tyga and Kevin McCall in "Deuces" by Chris Brown
    • Pitbull in "I Like It" by Enqire Iglesias: As Todd said in his "Worst of 2010 (which he didn't already cover)" retrospect: "[Pitbull] makes the good songs go bad, and the bad songs get worse."
    • Pitbull in "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" by Usher
    • Kanye West in "E.T." by Katy Perry
    • Wiz Khalifa in "Payphone" by Maroon 5
    • Astro in "Want U Back (UK single release)" by Cher Lloyd: In his review of the song, Todd wanted to hear the version with the guest verse, hoping it would put the jealous and catty lead in her place. But it turned out the ex-boyfriend was both as catty as her and played by a kid.
    • Chris Brown in "Birthday Cake (Remix)" by Rihanna
    • Nicki Minaj in "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys
    • Nelly in "Cruise (Remix)" by Florida Georgia Line: Todd already hated the original, and notes that the guest verse wasn't even necessary, as Todd claims that he found a version of "Cruise (Remix)" which cuts Nelly's part out, and Todd only barely notices it was missing.
    • Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J in "23" by Mike Will Made It (Miley Cyrus sings the first verse and the hook)
    • Future and Rick Ross in "U.O.E.N.O." by Rocko
    • Juicy J in "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry
    • 2 Chainz in "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo
    • Rita Ora in "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea
    • Kendrick Lamar in "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift
    • Kendrick Lamar in "Don't Wanna Know" by Maroon 5
    • Camila Cabello in "Bad Things" by Machine Gun Kelly

  • Top 10 Worst Covers (excluding those by the cast of Glee or Kidz Bopnote )
    • Austin Mahone covering "Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" by Modjo
    • Big Mountain covering "Baby, I Love Your Way" by Peter Frampton
    • Blue Swede covering Jonathan King covering "Hooked on a Feeling" by B. J. Thomas
    • Britney Spears covering "I Love Rock & Roll" by Joan Jett
    • Bruce Willis covering "Respect Yourself" by the Staple Singers
    • Calum Scott covering "Dancing on my Own" by Robyn
    • Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink covering "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle
    • Dynamite Hack covering "Boyz-n-the-Hood" by N.W.A.
    • Fall Out Boy and John Mayer covering "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
      • Todd may be more forgiving on Fall Out Boy since Todd admitted that he doesn't hate them and likes a few songs of theirs; however, Todd definitely hates John Mayer.
      • He thought it was pretty bad
    • George Harrison covering "Got My Mind Set On You" by James Ray
    • Jerrod Niemann covering "You Don't Treat Me No Good" by Sonia Dada
    • Jessica Simpson covering "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin
    • Jessica Simpson covering "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra
    • Jordan Knight covering "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" by Prince
    • Limp Bizkit covering "Faith" by George Michael
    • Limp Bizkit covering "Behind Blue Eyes" by The Who
    • Madonna covering "American Pie" by Don McLean
    • MC Hammer covering "Have You Seen Her" by the Chi-Lites
    • Michael Bolton covering "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge
    • Michael Bolton covering "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
    • One Direction covering "One Way or Another" by Blondie and "Teenage Kicks" by the Undertones
    • Orgy covering "Blue Monday" by New Order
    • Panic! at the Disco covering "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
    • Pseudo Echo covering "Funkytown" by Lipps Inc.
    • Smash Mouth covering “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by War
    • The Ataris covering "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley
    • UB40 covering "The Way You Do The Things You Do" by The Temptations
    • Vanilla Ice covering "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry

  • Top 10 Best Covers:
    • Alien Ant Farm covering "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson
    • The Animals covering "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" by Nina Simone
    • The Animals covering "House of the Rising Sun"
    • Annie Lennox covering "No More I Love You's" by The Lover Speaks
    • Aretha Franklin covering "Respect" by Otis Redding
    • The Beatles covering "Twist and Shout" by The Isley Brothers
    • The Black Crowes covering "Hard To Handle" by Otis Redding
    • Blondie covering "The Tide Is High" by The Paragons
    • The Clash covering "I Fought The Law" by the Bobby Fuller Four
    • Creedence Clearwater Revival covering "I Put A Spell On You" by Screaming Jay Hawkins
    • Cyndi Lauper covering "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Robert Hazard
    • Disturbed covering "Land of Confusion" by Genesis
    • Disturbed covering "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel
    • Donna Summers covering "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris
    • Elvis Presley covering "Burning Love" by Dennis Linde
    • Elvis Presley covering "Hound Dog" by Big Mama Thornton
    • Eric Clapton covering "I Shot the Sheriff" by Bob Marley
    • Fugees covering "Killing Me Softly" by Lori Lieberman
    • Gary Jules and Michael Andrews covering "Mad World" by Tears For Fears
    • Guns N' Roses covering "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan
    • Guns N' Roses covering "Live and Let Die" by Paul McCartney
    • Janis Joplin covering "Me and Bobby McGee" by Kris Kristofferson
    • Jeff Buckley or Rufus Wainwright covering "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen
    • Jimi Hendrix covering "All Along the Watchtower" by Bob Dylan
    • Jimi Hendrix covering "Hey Joe" by the Leaves
    • Joan Jett covering "I Love Rock and Roll" by the Arrows
    • Johnny Cash covering "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails
    • Marilyn Manson covering "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by the Eurythmics
    • Marilyn Manson covering "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
    • Manfred Mann's Earth Band covering "Blinded by the Light" by Bruce Springsteen
    • Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse covering "Valerie" by The Zutons
    • Marvin Gaye covering "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by The Miracles
    • Metallica covering "Turn the Page" by Bob Seger
    • Metallica covering "Whiskey in the Jar" by Thin Lizzy
    • Natalie Imbruglia covering "Torn" by Ednaswap
    • Nirvana covering "The Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie
    • Quiet Riot covering "Cum on Feel the Noize" by Slade
    • Ram Jam covering "Black Betty" by Leadbelly
    • Ray Charles covering "Georgia on my Mind" by Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers covering "Higher Ground" by Stevie Wonder
    • Santana covering "Black Magic Woman" by Fleetwood Mac
    • Sinead O'Connor covering "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Prince
    • Smashing Pumpkins covering "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
    • Soft Cell covering "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones
    • Tina and Ike Turner covering "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • Whitney Houston covering "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton

  • Top 10 Most Controversial Artists and Bands

  • Top 10 No Hit Wonders (Artists and bands who are well known, influential, and popular, yet do not have a Top 40 hit on the Hot 100):
    • 311: The band has several hits on the alternative charts, have 9 albums in the Top 15 of the Billboard 200 and celebrate their own holiday: 311 Day, an extended concert held on March 11 of every even numbered year since 2000.
      • However, in his OHW review of "Butterfly", Todd stated that he hates 311.
    • Alice in Chains: Despite almost no hits on the Hot 100, Alice in Chains have the distinction of having the first EP, Jar of Flies, to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.
    • Björk
    • Bob Marley
    • Garth Brooks: Discounting the one hit as Chris Gaines, none of Garth Brooks' country hits were ever released to pop radio.
    • Oingo Boingo: "Weird Science" was the closest to the Top 40 the band had reached at #45. Like Mark Mothersbaugh, Oingo Boingo frontman man Danny Elfman is very well known as a composer.
    • Phish: Like the Grateful Dead, Phish are very well known for their live performances, have a devoted following, and don't perform the same show twice. Phish inherited the role as the jam band to follow after Jerry Garcia's death.
    • Primus
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan
    • Slipknot: Corey Taylor's lesser-known band, Stone Sour, briefly cracked the top 40 with "Through Glass".
    • Sublime
    • Swans
    • The Offspring: "Come Out and Play" cracked the top 40 on the airplay charts, however.
    • The Ramones
    • Townes Van Zandt
    • Velvet Underground: Frontman Lou Reed hit top 40 with "Walk on the Wild Side," but his group have not had the same luck.
    • Yellow Magic Orchestra

  • Top 10 Worst Musicals, music-centric or dance-centric films, or films staring musicians (not including nonfictional documentaries or concert films) note 

  • Top 10 Worst Rockumenataries (not including mockumentaries) and Concert Films
    • Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds
    • Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience
    • Justin Bieber: Believe: If only because of Bieber.
    • Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
    • Katy Perry: Part of Me
    • One Direction: This Is Us
    • Rattle and Hum: Todd already discussed the five biggest flaws with the film.

  • Todd's Top 10 Most Hated Bands and Artists of All Time:
    • 311: Todd mentions on Twitter and his OHW review of "Butterfly" that he hates the band.
    • 4 Non Blondes: They are responsible for Todd's most hated song of the 90's, and if Todd ever does an OHW episode about "What's Up", his opinion on their other work is likely to be negative.
    • 50 Cent: During his OHW review of "Laffy Taffy", he compared the song's Jolly Rancher line unfavorably to a line from 50 Cent's Candy Shop - an action he preceded by saying "I can't believe I'm saying this because I don't like 50 Cent at all..."
    • Bryan Adams: In addition to hating most of his work (aside from "Summer of 69"), Todd mainly despises him for his Take That, Critics! behavior towards Allmusic.
    • Captain and Tenille
    • Cat Stevens: Todd mentioned in the Mr. Big OHW review that he can't stand Cat Stevens' work.
    • Chicago: Todd actually tolerates their earlier work (e.g. "25 or 6 to 4"); however, it's their output since 1976's Chicago X as well as frontman Peter Cetera that Todd hates vehemently.
    • Calvin Harris: Todd blames Calvin Harris' production of Rihanna's "We Found Love" for the rise of EDM note  in mainstream music. However, Todd stated that Calvin was starting to get on his good side with the inclusion of "Slide" featuring Frank Ocean and Migos in the "Best of 2017".
    • Charlie Puth: "Marvin Gaye" was Todd's #1 worst song of 2015; however, "Attention" made #3 on the 2017 best list.
    • Chris Brown: Had Todd made this list in 2012 or earlier, Chris Brown would likely top it. However, Todd admitted in the "Worst of 2014" that he doesn't have the passion to hate Chris Brown like he did in earlier videos, but Todd acknowledges that Chris Brown is still reprehensible and a lackluster musician.
    • David Guetta
    • Daya: He calls her the least talented among the Lorde wannabes.
    • Depeche Mode: Todd finds them intolerably tedious and can't stand Dave Gahan's voice. However, in the Safety Dance episode of OHW, he mentions them when listing off the "really good" synth-pop acts from Britain, so he might've softened on them just a bit.
    • Enrique Iglesias
    • Fifth Harmony: "What if the Pussycat Dolls had even less charisma or talent?"
    • Flo Rida: He sees him as one with no personality and nothing to really discuss with him.
    • Florida Georgia Line: The poster boys for bro-country.
    • Future: On Twitter, Todd doesn't get why Future is a thing and "the most influential man in music" after hearing Future ripoffs.
    • Gerardo Mejía
    • The cast of Glee
    • Iggy Azalea: Being a white, female Australian expatriate co-opting black, Dirty South culture doesn't help her case. Todd later tweeted that while he doesn't think she's a bad rapper, she's not good enough that it's worth putting up with her.
    • Imagine Dragons: Todd liked "It's Time", but Todd's opinion of the band quickly went south with their subsequent follow-ups "Radioactive" and "Demons" and bottomed out with "Thunder" and "Believer". In the "Thunder"/"Feel It Still" review, he states that every single released since "It's Time" seems less inspired than the last, and calls Imagine Dragons a "hipster beard Maroon 5".
    • Jack Johnson: If John Mayer is the poster boy for the "White Guy with an Acoustic Guitar" genre, then Jack Johnson is a close second.
    • Jason Derulo: Todd said in his review of "Talk Dirty" that Derulo is the only man who can make Chris Brown "look charming and charismatic".
    • Jason Mraz
    • Jet: Todd stated that he hated the group in his review of "Tonight, Tonight", and reaffirmed his hatred of the band in his One Hit Wonderland review of The Darkness.
    • Jeremih: Todd called him the "poor man's Jason Derulo" on Twitter.
    • John Mayer: If Todd does this list, John Mayer would very likely make the list since he is the poster boy for all WGWAGs.
    • The Jonas Brothers: Todd isn't too fond of Nick Jonas' solo work; however, he calls Joe Jonas "the good Jonas Brother", as "Cake by the Ocean" made Todd's best list for 2016.
    • Justin Bieber: Todd hated Bieber for his immaturity when he first got big as a teenager, and Todd especially hates Bieber for his current douchebag attitude.
    • Kenny G: Todd ended his "Worst of 1987" retrospect with Angrish while discussing "Songbird", his #1 worst song of that year.
    • Lil Wayne: Todd pretty much hates everyone on the Young Money label except for Drake and Nicki Minaj; however, Todd states that they are squandering their talent by staying with Lil Wayne.
    • Limp Bizkit
    • LMFAO: Not only does Todd find their party songs skin-crawlingly repulsive, he hates the fact that the only reason they ever got famous was due to nepotism, with both members of the duo being descendants of Motown founder Berry Gordy.
    • Lukas Graham
    • Luke Bryan: If Florida Georgia Line are the poster boys for bro-country, then Luke Bryan is a close second.
    • Kidz Bop: Todd calls them "one of the most hilariously wrong things [he'd] ever encountered in music."
    • Mario
    • Maroon 5: More specifically, Todd has frontman Adam Levine on the shit list. Todd singles out "Moves Like Jagger" as the moment their musical quality started to decline.
    • Meghan Trainor: He compares her to early Justin Bieber as being too young and too cocky and not having enough charisma to back it up. He also called her the "poor man's Fergie", especially with her most recent album.
    • Miley Cyrus
    • Mindless Self Indulgence: On his FAQs, he said that they were awful and that he doesn't see their appeal whatsoever.
    • Nickelback: Todd thoroughly outlines why he thinks Nickelback sucks and deserve all the hate they get on his FAQs.
    • Peter Cetera: Todd hates Cetera for turning Chicago from an energetic hard rock band into a schmaltzy soft rock band.
    • P!nk: After putting "What About Us" on his worst of 2017 dishonorable mentions, Todd claims that she needs to call it a career.
    • Pitbull: However, as of his Best Hits of 2015 video he does seem to have warmed up to him some.
    • Rihanna: Todd mainly dislikes Rihanna for her Call of Duty-equse release schedule for new albums, seemingly favoring quantity over quality, although he has acknowledged that her managers have been afraid of her being forgotten and refuse to let her take a break.
    • Rachel Platten: His "Worst Artist" of 2015.
    • Rick Ross: Todd indicated that he dislikes Rick Ross in the "Party Rock Anthem" review.
    • Selena Gomez: Among the former child actresses-turned pop princesses, Todd doesn't get Selena's appeal at all.
    • Shawn Mendes: Todd hated him pretty much from the moment he first heard him sing; however, "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" was an honorable mention on the 2017 best list.
    • Shinedown
    • Simple Plan: This band serves as Todd's benchmark for bad pop punk bands.
    • Soulja Boy: Todd's benchmark for bad rappers.
    • Staind: He stated that "Staind don't get enough shit. What an awful band" on Twitter and mentioned his disdain for them in a number of episodes
    • Styx: He calls them "pretentious Journey", and considers them to be the lamest band in history.
    • The Black Eyed Peas: Todd actually liked the Black Eyed Peas before they became pop sellouts (i.e. before Fergie joined the group); however, he later admits that he doesn't like the BEP songs that he said he liked.
    • The Shins: On his FAQs, Todd stated that the band represented everything he hated about Indie Rock and named their well known song "New Slang" as one of his least favorite songs of the 2000s.
    • Train: More specifically, Todd hates frontman Pat Monahan and his inability to write any decent lyrics.
    • UB40
    • will.i.am: In his post-BEP work; will.i.am seems to be content with recycling the same awful beat from "Dirty Bit" over and over again.
    • X Ambassadors: In his dishonorable mentions for 2016, Todd outright states he hates the band, calling them "badly functioning Mumford and Sons animatronics". He later reaffirms his hatred of the band in the "Thunder"/"Feel It Still" review.

  • Todd's Top 10 Most Hated Songwriters and Producers note 
    • Bangladesh: AKA, the guy who produced "Break Up" and "Diva".
    • Calvin Harris: Todd used to hate Harris' early work but has since started to lighten up on him.
    • Cirkut: A "guilty by association" example, he frequently collaborates with Dr. Luke and Max Martin.
    • Dave Bassett: The guy who wrote "Second Chance" and "Fight Song". He also wrote "Ex's and Oh's", which might soften Todd's opinion on him.
    • David Guetta
    • Dr. Luke: If Todd doesn't hate him for his music, then he'll almost certainly hate him for his alleged sexual abuse towards Kesha.
    • DJ Mustard: Todd tweeted "You guys might not know [who] DJ Mustard is, but trust me: You hate him". Todd later said on Twitter that he at least understands what he's trying to do, but that it's not really for him.
    • J.R. Rotem: Specifically, Todd hates his misuse and abuse of sampling.
    • Max Martin: The songwriter/producer who has arguably perfected the "art" of selling out, Max Martin is responsible for several Pop Song Chord songs making the Top 10 in the last quarter century. At the same time, however, he has produced several songs Todd likes, including some Katy Perry hits, and four of his songsnote  made his best list for 2015. It may be safer to say that Todd has mixed feelings about Max Martin.
    • Mike Will Made It
    • Rick Rubin: He is just as influential as Max Martin, but Rubin is often associated with the Loudness War.
    • Ryan Tedder: Todd's opinion of Tedder and OneRepublic might have softened; however, that doesn't mean Tedder still didn't write and produce songs which Todd dislikes.
    • Scott Storch: Todd blames him for every bad dance song which was released in the early and mid 2000s, claiming that he uses the same template: "some vaguely world music-sounding Indian riff or something, add hip hop beat, done".
    • Shellback: He frequently collaborates with Max Martin.
    • will.i.am: Not content with keeping his awful beat(s) to himself, he sometimes lend his composition "skills" to other artists.

  • Top 10 Worst Lines Covered on the Show note 
    • "I Can Transform Ya" by Chris Brown & Lil Wayne: Several, but especially "I transform smaller & she puts me in her pants"
    • "Bedrock" by Young Money ft Lloyd: A few different ones, mainly GROCERY BAG
    • "Eenie Meenie" by Sean Kingston and Justin Bieber: "Shawty is a eenie meenie miney mo lover"
    • "Sexy Bitch" by David Guetta ft. Akon: "Damn, you's a sexy bitch, a sexy bitch / Damn, you's a sexy bitch, damn, girl!"
    • "Hey Soul Sister" by Train: Various lines, but most notably the bridge stands out
    • "Deuces" by Chris Brown ft Tyga & Kevin McCall: Various lines but mainly "Like Tina did Ike in the limo, it finally hit me."
    • "Tonight (I'm Fucking You)" by Enrique Iglesias featuring Ludacris: "Please excuse me, I don't mean to be rude / But tonight I'm fuckin' you"
    • "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars: Various lines
    • "Give Me Everything" by Pitbull, Ne-Yo and Nayer: "Me not working hard? Yeah right... Picture that with a Kodak / Or better yet, go to Times Square, take a picture of me with a Kodak"
    • "Back in Time" by Pitbull: "Don't you know that I don't give a NUMBER TWOOOOOOO?!" (or various others)
    • "Drive By" by Train: "Just a shy guy looking for a two-ply / Hefty bag to hold my-y-y-y-y love..." or "They don't like it, sue me / Mmmm the way you do me"
    • "Whistle" by Flo Rida: Various lines
    • "Little Things" by One Direction: Various lines
    • "Talk Dirty" by Jason DeRulo: (in bad Asian accent) "What?! I don't understand"
    • "Wiggle" by Jason DeRulo ft. Snoop Dogg: He said he could make a Top 20 out of that, so at least one would be bound for a list like this.
    • "Trumpets" by Jason DeRulo: "Is it weird that your ass remind me of a Kanye West song?"
    • "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift: Various lines. He even said he could make a list of the worst moments from the song on its own.
    • "She Looks So Perfect" by 5 Seconds of Summer: "You look so perfect standing there / In my American Apparel underwear"
    • "Jealous" by Nick Jonas: "It's my right to be hellish / I still get jealous"
    • "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor: Various lines, but most notably "We'll never see your family more than mine" stands out
    • "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor: "Let's Marvin Gaye and get it on"
    • "Sorry" by Justin Bieber: "You gotta go and get angry at all of my honesty" / "But you know that there is no innocent one in this game for two"
    • "Treat You Better" by Shawn Mendes: Pretty much the entire song, but in particular "Better than he can!".
    • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham: Various lines, but the part of the song that infuriates Todd the most is the narcissistic shout of "Lukas Graham!!!" in the middle of the song.

  • Top 10 Artists and Bands who frustrate and/or disappoint Todd (Either artists and bands which Todd likes but have done things to squander their talent or otherwise make Todd uncomfortable in liking them OR artists and bands which Todd hates but keep making songs which Todd likes)
    • Ariana Grande: As Todd tweeted: "[she has] pipes like Mariah Carey, [and] diction like Elmer Fudd".
    • Beyonce: He really didn't like Beyonce at first, putting three songs of hers on his Worst of 2009 list. He has warmed up to her this decade though, even putting "Sorry" on the best list; however, he is still hesitant of her messianic cult.
    • Big Sean: Todd admits that he likes Big Sean more than he should, calling him a boring rapper, but one who can be funny on purpose.
    • Bruno Mars: Todd admits that Bruno Mars is a talented singer/songwriter and is good at emulating other artists; however, Todd hates Bruno's more melodramatic and wangsty material.
    • CeeLo Green: Despite "Fuck You!" topping the Best of 2011 list, it's unlikely his rape comments will sit well with Todd.
    • Charli XCX: Todd generally likes Charli XCX as a singer, but she wrote some songs that Todd hated.
    • Coldplay: Todd hated their early 2000s work (e.g. "Yellow", "Clocks", "Speed of Sound"), but he has since warmed up to their 2010s work (e.g. "Vida la Vida", "A Sky Full of Stars", "Adventure of a Lifetime", "Something Just Like This").
    • Drake: Todd outright stated that Drake was wasting his talent in the "Worst of 2013" video, and Todd's patience with Drake seems to be waning.
    • Ed Sheeran: Todd has a higher tolerance of Ed Sheeran than he does for most WGWAGs; however, Todd seemed uncomfortable about adding 2 Ed Sheeran songs to his "Best of 2014" list. "Shape Of You", on the other hand, shows that Todd doesn't like the idea of Ed being a man about sex.
    • Eminem: While Todd likes Eminem's pre-Encore output, Todd's feelings about his more recent output has been mixed.
    • Fall Out Boy: Todd likes Fall Out Boy; however, whenever he makes a negative review of a Fall Out Boy song, Todd gets a lot of flak, particularly when he added "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)" on the "Worst of 2013" list.
    • Justin Timberlake: While Todd generally likes JT, his output since "Suit and Tie" has not impressed Todd.
    • Kanye West: Todd generally likes Kanye's output, but finds his ego to be unbearable.
    • Katy Perry: Todd pretty much hated Katy Perry since her breakthrough single "I Kissed a Girl", yet several songs of her's ended up on Todd's best list. Todd tried to embrace her tastelessness wholeheartedly after 2011; however, her output since her divorce from Russell Brand, particularly from Prism, reaffirmed everything he hated about Katy Perry, stating that most of her output since then was either too tasteless (e.g. "Dark Horse", "This Is How We Do") or not tasteless enough (e.g. "Wide Awake", "Roar", "Unconditionally"). However, Todd later admitted that Katy Perry is best enjoyed sparingly.
    • Kendrick Lamar: Todd likes Kendrick's solo work, but his guest appearances with Robin Thicke, Taylor Swift, Sia and Maroon 5 reek of Sell-Out; however, he later admits that Kendrick seems uncomfortable with being a guest rapper on pop tracks.
    • Kesha: Todd seems to have a love/hate relationship with Kesha.
    • Lady Gaga: Todd admits that she is a very talented singer, songwriter, and performer; however, Todd dislikes her more pretentious and eccentric aspects.
    • Nicki Minaj: Todd likes her more aggressive rap singles but hates her softer pop singles and later stated that she's wasting her talent by staying with Young Money.
    • One Direction: Todd hated their songwriters for pandering to their teeny-bopper fanbase more than the band's members themselves, and soften up on them with the "Best Song Ever" review. However, Todd dislikes Zayn's solo work.
    • R. Kelly: Todd said he likes R. Kelly's voice but finds him to be a disgusting human being for being a pedophile.
    • Sia: Todd has mixed feelings over Sia's music, and she somehow tends to be even more eccentric than Lady Gaga; while Lady Gaga relishes the limelight, Sia actively shuns it.
    • Taylor Swift: Todd claims that he's had more than enough Taylor Swift in his life for a long, long time; however, Todd admits that most of her Hatedom is overblown. Her transition from country-pop to straight up pop doesn't help Todd's opinion.
    • The Chainsmokers: "#SELFIE" was Todd's second most hated song of 2014, and like many people, he was ready to write The Chainsmokers off as one hit wonders, but when the duo had a big year in 2016, Todd expected them to be a perennial contender for the worst list for years to come. However, "Closer" was Todd's most favorite song of 2016, and "Paris" took the penultimate spot on the "Best of 2017" list. Todd also gave "Something Just like This" with Coldplay a positive review.
    • Usher: While Todd likes Usher as a singer, he was responsible for bringing Justin Bieber into public consciousness.
    • Zedd: Much like Ed Sheeran for WGWAGs, Todd likes Zedd's work more than most EDM artists, but Todd states that Zedd tends to drain the featured artist's personality.

  • Todd's Top 10 Favorite Artists and Bands of All Time
    • AC/DC
    • Adele
    • Against Me!
    • Animal Collective
    • Ben Folds
    • Bob Marley
    • Carly Rae Jepsen: Despite Todd disliking her breakthrough single "Call Me Maybe"note , he has since warmed up to her later work, adding "Run Away with Me" and "Cut to the Feeling" to his Honorable Mentions for the Best of 2015 and 2017, respectively, despite neither song charting.
    • Coheed and Cambria
    • Counting Crows: "I like Counting Crows, so shut up!"
    • Daft Punk
    • The Darkness
    • Dolly Parton
    • Electric Light Orchestra
    • Elvis Costello
    • Faith No More
    • Flight of the Conchords
    • Foo Fighters
    • Genesis
    • Jay-Z
    • Jimmy Eat World
    • Jonathan Coulton
    • Kris Kross
    • Ludacris
    • Mariah Carey
    • My Chemical Romance
    • New Order
    • Paramore
    • Pharrell Williams
    • Queen: "Seriously, who doesn't like Queen?"
    • Rage Against the Machine
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers: He calls them "comfort food" on his FAQs.
    • R.E.M.
    • REO Speedwagon
    • Rilo Kiley
    • Semisonic
    • Silversun Pickups
    • Snoop Dogg: More specifically, the pre-sellout years.
    • Steely Dan
    • Timbaland
    • The Jam
    • U2
    • "Weird Al" Yankovic

If Todd did a "Top 10 Best Hit Songs" list for the "retro" years he covered so far (1987, 1976, 2004 & 1991):

  • Best Hit Songs of 1987: Todd stated that even in years of bad pop, there are a few classics.
    • "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake
    • "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jenifer Warnes: Despite Todd's hatred for the movie the song is from (Dirty Dancing), he mentioned the song was a solid tune.
    • "In Too Deep" by Genesis
    • "Land of Confusion" by Genesis
    • "Let's Wait Awhile" by Janet Jackson
    • "Living on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
    • "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" by Starship: Todd admitted that it was one his favorite songs of the 1980s.
    • "Shakedown" by Bob Seger
    • "Sign o' the Times" by Prince: The credits gag states that this song owned 1987, likely making it Todd's top best song for the year. However, Todd may not be able to include it since Prince was a control freak and an Internet Luddite (and Prince's wishes would likely extend to his estate).
    • "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi
    • "With or Without You" by U2
    • "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" by Beastie Boys

  • Best Hit Songs of 1976: Todd stated early in the review that he could make a Top 30 Best Hit Songs list for 1976 and would still have to make some painful cuts.
    • "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" by Paul Simon
    • "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
    • "Dream On" by Aerosmith
    • "Evil Woman" by Electric Light Orchestra
    • "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" by Parliament
    • "Got to Get You into My Life" by the Beatles: The song was issued as a single in 1976, so it could qualify.
    • "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players
    • "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry: If Todd does this list and includes this song, he already thoroughly discussed the song and band during their One Hit Wonderland retrospect, so Todd likely won't say much else about it.
    • "Rock and Roll All Nite" by KISS
    • "Slow Ride" by Foghat
    • "Take the Money and Run" by Steve Miller Band
    • "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy

  • Best Hit Songs of 2004:
    • "All Falls Down" by Kayne West ft. Syleena Johnson
    • "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson: Todd mentioned that he liked Kelly Clarkson early on during the "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" review.
    • "Breaking the Habit" by Linkin Park: Todd said on Twitter that it was his favorite Linkin Park song.
    • "Burn" by Usher
    • "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" by Jay-Z
    • "Drop It Like It's Hot" by Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams
    • "Get Low" by Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz ft. the Ying Yang Twins
    • "Happy People" by R. Kelly: Todd mentions that he likes R. Kelly's voice, but finds him to be repulsive as a human being.
    • "Hey Ya!" by Outkast: It's technically a 2003 hit and is often seen as one of the greatest pop songs from that year, but it peaked so late that it was only able to appear on the year-end chart for 2004. However, Todd had "Baby Boy," another carryover from '03, on his '04 worst list, so it's still likely.
    • "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West
    • "My Boo" by Usher ft. Alicia Keys
    • "Roses" by Outkast
    • "Step in the Name of Love" by R. Kelly
    • "The Way You Move" by Outkast ft. Sleepy Brown
    • "Through the Wire" by Kanye West
    • "Yeah!" by Usher ft. Lil' Jon and Ludacris
    • Had "Float On" by Modest Mouse made the Billboard 2004 Year End Hot 100, it would have easily been Todd's top pick. He may let it on anyway

  • Best Hit Songs of 1991:
    • "Crazy" by Seal
    • "Disappear" by INXS
    • "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch ft. Loleatta Holloway: He mentioned in a tweet that this was one of his favorite songs, making it a likely candidate for #1.
    • "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory
    • "Groove is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite: He had a lot of praise for the song in his OHW retrospective on the band.
    • "High Enough" by Damn Yankees
    • "I Touch Myself" by Divinyls: Like "Groove is in the Heart", he had a lot of praise for the song in his OHW retrospective on the band.
    • "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" by Lenny Kravitz
    • "Losing My Religion" by REM
    • "More than Words" by Extreme
    • "O.P.P" by Naughty by Nature
    • "Someday", "Emotions", and/or "Love Takes Time" by Mariah Carey
    • "Wind of Change" by Scorpions

    Other 
Todd will declare 2013 the worst year of his reviewing career.
During his 2013 reviews, he noted that several songs in Billboard's Top 100 in 2013 were middle-of-the-road, easy listening ballads or electronic dance music. Todd hates both genres for being boring and emotionless, respectively, which makes them hard to review, since Todd likes to talk about personalities and emotions.
  • Definitely confirmed.
  • 2014 may not look much better for Todd. From Late January to April, the Top 10 remained more or less unchanged, and in August, he declares on Twitter that he may have to do more One Hit Wonderland and Cinemadonna episodes since he finds the Hot 100 at the moment to be "Dullsville".
    • Matter of fact, I'm thinking Todd will actually declare 2014 even worse than 2013. In his review of "#Selfie", he talked about how the charts were barely moving for a few months, and in one of his One Hit Wonderland episodes he talked about how Guardians of the Galaxy's soundtrack had basically became Album of the Year note .
    • I think it is unlikely that he will do so. In his Twitter, he recently stated how much he was surprised how dull the year-end list was, but in his reviews he had a lot of praise to how fun and upbeat many of the hits of the year were ("Talk Dirty", "Rude", "All About That Base", "Shake it Off" and "Bang Bang"), with only "Dark Horse", "Wiggle" and "Fancy" really getting the harsh treatment for sounding bad, as opposed to the boring charts and songs he reviewed in 2013. So, he will probably say it was better than 2013, but still worse than the previous years he has been reviewing.
    • Confirmed on his Twitter: "God, this was a bad year for pop music. Legitimately worse than last year."
      • Not only that, but he stated that in addition to the fact that he had roughly 15 hit songs tied for the penultimate slot of his worst list, it was going to be difficult for his best list to even get to ten.
  • However, 2015 is already looking a lot better for Todd. Not only did he mention how exciting Uptown Funk being the first new #1 of the year was, but he said on Twitter that he already had three contenders for the #1 spot of his best list. Seems there will be a good chance of him enjoying this one.
    • ...or possibly not, considering that he was confused when "See You Again" dethroned "Uptown Funk" from the number-one spot, and then that song was replaced for a week by "Bad Blood," a song he despises. Beyond that, there seem to be more of songs he'd dislike than of songs he'd like, judging by the larger number of possible candidates for his worst list of 2015.
  • 2016, on the other hand, is not looking to be quite as good yet. So far Todd has not seemed to be in great favor of a lot of the hits that have surfaced, and there are definitely more candidates for songs he'll dislike than songs he'll like. If that wasn't the case in 2015, it surely is here.
    • Case in point...
    • He lamented in the "7 Years" review that he doesn't 'get' a lot of pop music in 2016, and that most of the hit songs sound half-assed and are "barely even songs".
    • He said on Twitter in response to a question that overall, this year blows while musically, it's the worst one in his lifetime. This basically eliminates any doubt about whether or not he hates 2016.
    • Given "Closer", a song he liked but didn't exactly love, was his top song of 2016, there's a good chance he says so.
  • 2017 looks like another lackluster year for Todd; as with 2016, there appear to be more songs he dislikes than songs he likes.

Todd will discover that Florida Georgia Line is really 3OH!3 after face transplants.
Both are incredibly annoying and meatheaded, so it'll make sense that they're the same people.
  • alternatively, they could also be The Chainsmokers. It's a bro-ception! Or Twenty One Pilots, perhaps.

Is Todd actually getting bored of reviewing?
Because we're halfway through 2015 and Top Tens notwithstanding, he's only had three pop song reviews so far. Previous years have had him do around 14/15 a year, not counting One Hit Wonderland. If he keeps up this slow pace, he might not make that amount this time around.
  • He's commented a few times that a major factor in a review is how much material he can work with. Given his opinion of pop music having a really boring phase the last couple of years, it may just be that he feels he has nothing new to add - the singers who usually get his attention, like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry, are between albums at the moment, which has left the field open for a lot of future contenders for One Hit Wonderland, who he probably isn't bothering to be paying attention to because they won't be around long.
  • Also, Todd's slower output is due to the shut down of Blip.tv. Several of Todd's newer videos are almost immediately blocked on YouTube due to Todd not yet being white-listed by Maker Studios to bypass Content ID checks, and the record labels are getting more aggressive with copyright claims on YouTube, even though Todd's videos are completely within Fair Use. Todd uses Vimeo as an alternative mirror, but Vimeo doesn't have the same strength as YouTube.

Todd will review the animated movie Strange Magic
Although Strange Magic is still a very new movie it is full of pop songs, which makes it seems like the kind of thing Todd would review. Though he would probably not like the movie he will praise the part of the movie where Merianne sings "Stronger" because she sings it more forcefully than Kelly Clarkson does.
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