• 1 Jun 12th, 2017 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 12th Jun, 2017 08:20:39 AM
    Is there a trope for songs about revenge or just hating someone? Reply
  • 2 Apr 2nd, 2017 at 3:03AM
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Apr, 2017 06:35:17 AM
    Is there a trope for a song that starts out fairly sad but gets happier midway through? Reply
  • 1 Mar 28th, 2017 at 3:03PM
    Lastest Reply: 29th Mar, 2017 04:41:04 AM
    An example would be a song by the Swedish band Kent, where one line is (translated): "Like a soft stone, a warm avalanche".

    I've seen this type of line before, mostly in poems and lyrics, and I think it's called "oxymoron", but I somehow did not find the fitting trope here. But surely there has to be a trope here, right? Reply

      Oxymorons are figures of speech, which are not tropes by themselves. What are tropeworthy, however, are the spins fiction has taken on figures of speech, eg. Literal Metaphor, Not Hyperbole
  • 1 Mar 18th, 2017 at 8:08AM
    Lastest Reply: 20th Mar, 2017 03:12:17 AM
    In the second verse of this song (around 1:50), the singer's pitch suddenly rises mid-sentence while the musics stays in the same key. What trope would this fall into? Does that count as a Modulation? Reply
  • 1 Mar 17th, 2017 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 17th Mar, 2017 11:16:34 AM
    Do we have a name for those bands where they're called something like "X and his Y" but the X isn't actually anyone. Such as Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, but the band is actually a duo and none of them are illya kuryaki (yes, that's a person's name).

    I'm also content with just knowing of other examples. Reply
  • 0 Feb 17th, 2017 at 1:01AM
    A gag where one musician gets caught up in the music and delivers an enthusiastic improvised solo that leaves his bandmates with nothing to do until someone snaps (and often slaps) him out of it.

    For that matter, what's the trope where any character gets embarassingly overenthusiastic about something? Reply
  • 2 Feb 15th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 15th Feb, 2017 06:39:03 PM
    Is there a trope for dancing that matches the sound of the song, where physical actions relate to some part of the music?

    I guess that's "dancing to the beat" in general? Reply
  • 1 Dec 21st, 2016 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 21st Dec, 2016 08:57:23 AM
    Usually in movies / shows / cartoons, just before someone says or does something funny, the music or ambient sounds will suddenly stop for a silence. The camera would show the character in question and he would do or say something that's supposed to be funny.

    That silence makes us concentrate on that character and "indicate" that this moment is supposed to be funny (although it probably isn't to just anyone). It also may add to the 'funniness' of the act / quote / question being asked.

    Is there a name for this trope? It's so common in the media that it should have it's trope. :) The chance are pretty high that you'll find at least one of these moments if you see pretty much any comedy trailer today.

    EXAMPLE: Ted trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fbo_pQvU7M Moment: 1:16 Reply
  • 0 Dec 12th, 2016 at 6:06AM
    i guess my question is do you think we should have this as a trope. It is a song format referring to a 32 bar structure that is divided into 4 8 bar section. the 1st, 2nd and 4th section (As), also known as the verses, in this case have a similar melody while the 3rd section (B), also known as the bridge, has a different melody. This was very popular with tin pan alley writers and many popular songs from the 1920s to the 1960s used this format.

    Examples: Over the rainbow, blue moon, blue skies and crazy (willie nelson) Reply
  • 0 Dec 7th, 2016 at 1:01AM
    Is there a trope where people are interested in a singer more because his/her songs were written by a famous songwriter rather than being interested in the actual ability of the signer himself/herself? Reply
  • 2 Nov 15th, 2016 at 9:09AM
    Lastest Reply: 15th Nov, 2016 05:56:09 PM
    Is there such a page? Reply
  • 2 Oct 25th, 2016 at 6:06PM
    Lastest Reply: 25th Oct, 2016 08:11:13 PM
    Is there a trope for when a song leads you into believing a line is going to end a certain way, only to pull a switch and change the last word, usually for comedic effect? Like the Miss Suzie song ("Miss Suzie had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell, Miss Suzie went to heaven and the steamboat went to hellO Operator,") or Mr Brightside ("now they're going to bed, any my stomach is sick, and it's all in my head, but she's touching his...chest"). Reply
  • 0 Sep 15th, 2016 at 7:07PM
    Some rock songs (I dunno if i'm using that genre term correctly, but whatever) have a part where everything drops out except for the vocals and a less intense version of the guitar, and the the drums start back up to introduce a final chorus. Examples:

    This one's borderline: https://youtu.be/IGlg75esXws?t=2m28s Reply
  • 1 Jul 7th, 2016 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Jul, 2016 02:04:12 AM
    Is there a term for when a rapper in a pop-rap song will interject into the chorus; for example, in See You Again by Wiz Khalifa, featuring Charlie Puth, the second chorus follows as:

    Charlie: It's been a long day without you, my friend, and I'll tell you all about it when I see you again.

    Wiz: I'll see you again.

    Charlie: We've come a long way...

    Wiz: Yeah, we've come a long way.

    Charlie: ...from where we began.

    Wiz: You know we started

    Charlie: Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again.

    Wiz: I'll tell you.

    Charlie: When I see you again.

    Is there a term for what Wiz is doing? Reply
  • 4 Jun 25th, 2016 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 26th Jun, 2016 07:14:42 AM
    What's the trope when a band/artist releases two songs that sound suspiciously similar, like how the Ramones' "Rock N Roll High School" and "Touring" sound almost the same without the lyrics? Is there a trope for that? Reply
  • 0 Jun 4th, 2016 at 1:01PM
    Do we have a trope for that trend in pop music where a pop song will have a guest verse with a singer with a thick Jamaican accent? Sort of a variation on Soprano and Gravel. I remember the song "It Wasn't Me" had this and it was everywhere at one time: This is it if you aren't familiar. But I know it wasn't the only one... I heard it in a song on the radio just recently, though I sadly don't remember the name... and I know I've heard it on a few album tracks from a few artists? I think Smash Mouth had a song like this which I think they meant to be a single, but then their popularity waned... Reply
  • 0 May 29th, 2016 at 9:09AM
    I have been thinking about two different versions of what I am calling "Lyrical Disconnect". The first comes from 'The Shawshank Redemption', when Red talks about how he doesn't want to know the lyrics to a Mozart aria because he feels that nothing they could be singing about could be as beautiful as the way they are singing it. Is this already a trope that I haven't found yet, or does anyone know of any other examples, enough to make it a trope?

    The second comes from my own life, and it's when I love the music of a song, but hate the lyrics, or love the lyrics but hate the song. Are there any examples of this from tv, movies, etc? There is a short discussion in the forums (Disconnect - love the lyrics/song but hate the song/lyrics) from a few years ago, but that was all that I could find.

    Thanks in advance. Reply
  • 2 May 23rd, 2016 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 23rd May, 2016 07:41:36 PM
    What is the name of a trope where the music cuts out or fades into silence for dramatic effect/emotional emphasis? Reply
  • 1 Apr 22nd, 2016 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 22nd Apr, 2016 05:39:16 AM
    Is there a YG Entertainment's WINNER page Reply

      Doesn't seem like it.
  • 1 Apr 12th, 2016 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 12th Apr, 2016 03:52:37 PM
    Is there a trope along the lines of Strange Minds Think Alike, but the minds aren't (necessarily) strange? Reply
  • 2 Apr 6th, 2016 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 6th Apr, 2016 05:54:11 PM
    See #2 & #1 on this Cracked.com list... http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-6-most-ill-advised-cover-songs-all-time Rascal Flatts cover of "Born in the USA" and Duran Duran's cover of "911 is a joke" respectively. So is there a trope that covers this, and if not, is this a common enough thing that we should make it a trope? Reply
  • 3 Jan 1st, 2016 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 18th Feb, 2016 04:00:37 PM
    Don't know if that is the correct place though still,

    In the 'Music' tab of Awesome McCoolname, would it be viable to list the band Glory Hammer or their (fictional) character of Angus McFife XIII (yes that guy is named Angus McFife the thirtenth, how awesome does that sound?) Though I'm not entirely sure if those belong there since all other entries are for Real Life musicians and not the names of a character by them or their band.

    Also on another note, does the Ending of Animation Runner Kuromi (in both the Japanese and German versions wrote and sung by the Voice actress playing Kuromi) qualify as "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune or Theme Tune Cameo? I lean towards the former but would like to be sure.

    A third thing would be how the trope for a epic speech is, because the intro for the song Apocalypse 1992 is basically everything you think of as epic mangled together into one.
    Here it is:

    And lo, led by the valiant hero Angus McFife XIII
    The forces of justice assembled their armies in the skies above Mars
    In preparation for the epic battle against the demon horde
    But on planet Earth, a far more sinister machination was afoot
    In the dwarven caverns beneath the mighty citadel of Dundee
    The evil wizard Zargothrax began to recite the dread incantation
    Which would unlock the Chaos Portal to the galactic nexus
    As foretold in the dark prophecy of Anstruther countless centuries ago
    As he placed the goblin king's crystal key into the altar before him
    Ancient runes began to glow on the surface of the portal
    Soon the gateway would open and the elder god Korviliath
    Of the eighteenth hell dimension would be unleashed onto the galaxy
    The countdown! To universal annihilation! Had! BEGUN!

    And here's the original as proof of its epicness. Reply

      Yep, this is one of the places you can take these sort of questions

      1. Character yes, band no
      2. "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune, definitely.
      3. Spoken Word in Music covers the intro, Heavy Mithril covers the fantasy themes in rock music, and it's probably also Epic Rocking, as this sort of song tends to break the critical 5 min+ threshold. Oh, and feel free to add a recommend to Awesome Music

      Done, though under which section of Awesome Music should I put it? Nothing fits really since its not from a medium.

      EDIT: Ignore that, I somehow completly ignored the 'Music' Tab... ahem, blame me staying awake for too long for that one.

      It's Power Metal or European Power Metal if split. And Apocalypse 1992 is 9 mins long.
  • 1 Jan 7th, 2016 at 2:02PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Jan, 2016 08:25:27 AM
    Do we have a trope yet for singing one song to the tune of another? (For example, setting new words to familiar music for parody/appropriation/filk purposes; setting familiar words to new music in an attempt to make the words fresh again; or swapping the music and lyrics of two preexisting songs just for the fun of it.)

    There are a lot of examples in the "Common Meter Tune-Swapping" section of the Common Meter page, but that list is necessarily limited to lyrics written in the titular meter. The actual act of tune-swapping seems tropeworthy, though.

    (Where credit is due: the term I used to describe this phenomenon, "One Song to the Tune of Another", is the name of a round in I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.) Reply
  • 1 Jan 6th, 2016 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 6th Jan, 2016 12:51:13 PM
    Is there a trope for when a musician changes the words in his own song? I'm not talking about Lyric Swap where it's during the course of one performance/recording, but when in performance A he uses one set of lyrics and in performance B he uses another set; similar, and it's still the same song thematically, but not the same words. Reply
  • 5 Aug 3rd, 2015 at 6:06PM
    Lastest Reply: 27th Dec, 2015 02:07:53 PM
    I seem to recall a trope where a song's lyrics is made up of shout outs to other songs. What is that one? Nevermind, it's still in ykttw as Song Sample/Lyrics Reference.

    Also is there a trope to cover the opposite - a song with music from various other songs, but a unique set of lyrics? Reply