YMMV / The Wanted

  • Americans Hate Tingle: While not at the same level as One Direction, The Wanted are a very popular boy band in the UK and Ireland, with two number-one hits and a long string of top 10 hits. Internationally, however, as their rivals became a huge teen phenomenon, The Wanted got steamrolled. Aside from a massive hit with "Glad You Came" (and a moderately successful follow-up "Chasing The Sun"), they have flat-out bombed everywhere else.
  • Award Snub: They're winless at the Teen Choice Awards. To put that into comparison, One Direction are undefeated.
  • The Face Of The Band: Nathan. Ask anyone who doesn't actually follow the band to name a member and it will be him. Him dating the much more popular Ariana Grande only made him even more of a face.
  • Fandom Rivalry: The arguments between the "TWFanmily" and "Directioners" can get pretty nasty. And, when you consider how much larger 1D's fanbase is than The Wanted's, these fights can seem extremely lopsided.
  • Friendly Fandoms: In contrast, Wanted fans and fans of Ariana Grande (another artist whose following dwarfs The Wanted's) are generally good friends after Nathan and Ariana sang a duet named "Almost Is Never Enough" and later began dating.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: The fandom pairs Jay with everyone.
  • Portmanteau Couple Name: Most commonly Tomax, Jiva, and Jaythan but they exist for all pairings.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song:
    • The background "Oh oh's" in "Lose My Mind" are sampled from Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody".
    • The hook of "Chasing the Sun" sound similar to the first set of notes from the theme of The Elder Scrolls.
    • Their single "I Found You" is essentially a musical sequel to their massively successful single "Glad You Came".