YMMV / David Guetta

  • Broken Base: The Electronic Music fandom is divided as to whether Guetta is a positive force in the scene.
  • Fandom Rivalry: Fans of Armin Van Buuren are especially cold with Guetta.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: His decision to use Sia's demo vocals for "Titanium". To say she didn't want the new attention she'd gotten so soon after her intended retirement from being a singer is an understatement. She later revealed that she was nearly Driven to Suicide over it.
  • "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: Guetta has not seen much American success since 2012 because his turn-of-the-decade style of EDM is now seen as out-of-date and rather poppy compared to the styles of other producers that tend to stay closer to the more experimental nature of Electro. Furthermore, the diversification of the American EDM market has given listeners more variety to choose from, making Guetta look rather quaint in comparison.
  • Signature Song: "Love Is Gone" and "Titanium" are the best candidates, as in each case, the vocalist isn't famous enough to overshadow Guetta on the song. But once Sia became more famous on her own, the song became less associated with him and the former has now taken the lead.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The hook of Usher & Ludacris' "Rest Of My Life" is similar to Afrojack's "Can't Stop Me".
    • The backing track to Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj's "Where Them Girls At?" sounds very similar to "Sexy Bitch", one of Guetta's other songs.