I can't answer for Twentington, but fir me, that song is a whole 'nother rant entirely. Short version: I used to absolutely abhor that song, but now I feel it's So Bad, It's Good for its unintentional stalkerish overtones.
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" "Before you came into my life I missed you so bad"? How the hell can you miss someone before you even knew they existed—that makes absolutely no sense and whoever wrote the lyrics to this inane song should feel bad and repent greatly"
Actually it makes perfect sense. It is simply her admitting, fully, that she loves the idea of this guy, not the guy himself. ;)
I think "Rainbows" becoming a meme pretty much made it so everyone knows who ICP are. Personally they first came on to my radar in the late 90's, because a local rock station was actually playing a couple of their songs (believe it or not, one was a heavily bleeped out "Fuck The World"). They'd played Woodstock 99 and I guess therefor seemed poised to cross over to Nu Metal fans at the time.
As for the topic at hand, I only know "Call Me Maybe" itself. The phenomenon is kind of weird because you've got a 26 year old girl writing a song that seems like it's supposed to appeal to 13 year old girls, but it ends up being liked "ironically" by her own age group anyway. I frequent a karaoke night where that song made it onto the list, and now seemingly every week a different girl drags her friends into doing a version.
I have grown to love "Call me Maybe" over the past few months, and the most fun thing about the song, IMO, is reading all the clever You Tube parodies commenters make up, and whenever the song comes on (which is 42 times a day) singing the different versions. :)
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