• 1 Nov 7th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 7th Nov, 2017 06:24:26 PM
    I'm looking for a trope that's not quite Musical Spoiler, but it's similar and in that territory. It's a trope where if a certain famous song starts playing, you already know what's going to happen because the song has been so overused in certain situations. For example, if Rush's "Tom Sawyer" starts playing in an 80s movie, you know something awesome's about to happen. Or if "Bad to the Bone" starts playing, you know a character's about to do something rebellious. Anyone know what this is called? Reply
  • 3 Oct 26th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Nov, 2017 11:08:11 PM
    A music video of the band continuing to play their instruments while some sort of "disaster" (for lack of a better term) afflicts them, a la The Shins in a house being demolished in Simple Song and The Strokes in a room filling with oil in You Only Live Once? It seems like it would be a common music trope due to the number of potential disasters that could occur during such a trope. Reply
  • 1 Oct 8th, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Oct, 2017 10:01:28 PM
    is there a trope when a tv show or something changes VERY DRASTICALLY over time and the beginning (the first 2-3 songs for ex.) are just perfect for you but the newest version/releases is just, horrible to you and many others. Not really about taste but like when something is very drastically changed to the worse and people want the original back. Thanks! Reply
  • 1 Oct 2nd, 2017 at 2:02AM
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Oct, 2017 05:57:31 AM
    is there a page concerning the band members, in perhaps a darkly lit hallway and/or room, leaned forward, turning their heads slightly up, rolling the eyes to the side, and looking up and/or around like something ominous is happening just off screen? i've seen it in Evanescence and Korn videos, and i know i've seen it dozens of times. Reply
  • 1 Sep 18th, 2017 at 8:08AM
    Lastest Reply: 18th Sep, 2017 05:01:35 PM
    Do we have a trope for when a music video is clearly intended to feature a band playing the corresponding song (and likely even includes accurate lip-synching), but the instruments shown in the video one way or another clearly don't match the music? Examples include The Pretender by Foo Fighters, which is a Dress Rehearsal Video where the intro starts before anyone even appears, let alone starts visibly playing, Papercut by Linkin Park in which the band are playing entirely acoustic guitars when those featured in the track are obviously heavily distorted and electric, and Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, where Kurt starts randomly tuning his guitar in the middle of the solo. Thanks! Reply
  • 3 Aug 13th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 3rd Sep, 2017 06:49:11 PM
    The Nine Inch Nails albums Ghosts I-IV and The Slip both have this deal where each song has its own accompanying image; is there a trope that covers this? Reply
  • 0 Sep 1st, 2017 at 1:01AM
    Or "self-cover". Do we have that? Reply
  • 1 Aug 30th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Lastest Reply: 30th Aug, 2017 12:19:46 PM
    Do we have this trope where a song that was not a single but became a hit anyway? I recall the time where Animax Asia made an original anime named La MB, featured a song by Simple Plan named "I Can Wait Forever", which wasn't a single from their Self-Titled Album. Reply
  • 1 Aug 28th, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 29th Aug, 2017 01:03:19 AM
    Like "The Twelve Days of Christmas", and the prologue from "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812". I know there are examples in other musicals, but Wikipedia is only giving me something from G&S's "Yeomen of the Guard", and I can't seem to find a relevant TVT page.... Reply

      By "cumulative song," do you mean one with a repeated portion that's added on throughout the song? Could be a variation or subtrope of Looped Lyrics.
  • 0 Aug 28th, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Like "The Twelve Days of Christmas", and the prologue from "Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812". I know there are examples in other musicals, but Wikipedia is only giving me something from G&S's "Yeomen of the Guard", and I can't seem to find a relevant TVT page.... Reply
  • 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