YMMV: Take That

  • Americans Hate Tingle: The USA was the one market they failed to crack. They had one hit there, but then their breakup screwed everything and they vanished from the American consciousness. In fact, their failed attempt at an American breakthrough cursed the entire British and Irish boy band market with the inability to become big in America for 16 years, and acts like Five, Westlife, Boyzone, BBMak, A1, JLS, The Wanted, and Rixton all tried and failed to break out there. The only success so far has been One Direction.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The performance of Love Ain't Here Anymore on the Ultimate Tour DVD. Gary ends the song by himself, triumphantly hitting the final note as a sold out Manchester City Stadium cheers him on. Knowing that just a few months before, he couldn't go out in public without a disguise because he'd been ridiculed in the media and for so long (to the point where he wanted to be anyone but himself) makes you realize just how dramatically things had turned in Gary's favor.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "The Flood".
  • Ho Yay: A whole lot of it. Even more of it. Yeah. Add to that the somewhat Hi-NRG nature of a sizable part of their oeuvre, occasionally with some more sensitive but no less homoerotic music videos it's no wonder this band can be considered the gayest band that isn't actually gay. Let's also include Robbie Williams' and Gary Barlow's tribute to Brokeback Mountain.
    • Not an actual example within the band, but their song "Love Love" was written specifically for the movie ''X-Men: First Class', and it adds a whole new layer of Ho Yay to an already Ho Yay filled flick.
    • The Manchester concert. This troper wasn't there but her anti-Yaoi friend was and even she saw it. And liked it. Apparently it involved tight trousers and butt-groping. Yay.