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.
  • Deader Than Disco: The enormous breakout of One Direction and rumors about their bad attitudes destroyed their U.S. popularity almost immediately after "Glad You Came" dropped off the charts.
  • 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.
  • Love It or Hate It: Many people say that the reason the band's famous in America is because Glee covered "Glad You Came" in Season 3. Some people haven't taken it well, although the band has said that they were overjoyed that Glee was covering their song. However, the song took off all on its own; Glee was only responsible for the massive sales spike that sent it into the Top 10 for the first time.
    • Then Max George became the bad boy fan favourite villain in Glee's sixth season.
  • 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".