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* UncommonTime: "Always" inserts an extra beat at the end of every chorus.


* RhymingWithItself: "Always" - "Open your eyes, I see/Your eyes are open/Wear no disguise for me/Come into the open". Usually forgiven for its current status as CrowningMusicOfAwesome du jour.

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* RhymingWithItself: "Always" - "Open your eyes, I see/Your eyes are open/Wear no disguise for me/Come into the open". Usually forgiven for its current status as CrowningMusicOfAwesome SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic du jour.


Although they are most commonly known today as "The band that wrote the song to ''SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack''".

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Although they are most commonly known today as "The band that wrote the song to ''SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack''".
''VideoGame/RobotUnicornAttack''".


Although they are most commonly known today as "The band that wrote the song to RobotUnicornAttack".

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Although they are most commonly known today as "The band that wrote the song to RobotUnicornAttack".
''SugarWiki/RobotUnicornAttack''".

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* AWildRapperAppears: When they covered {{Music/ABBA}}'s "Take a Chance on Me", they apparently concluded that one thing missing from the original was raggamuffin toasting. Cue MC Kinky for the bridge.

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* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: "Chains of Love". It's worded generically enough that it doesn't ''have'' to be about gay couples specifically, but it's hard to read it as anything but a call-to-arms for lovers in proscribed romances.


* ComingOutStory: "Hideaway" from ''Circus'' never uses the word "gay", but the message is clear.

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* ComingOutStory: "Hideaway" from ''Circus'' never uses the word "gay", but the message is clear.


* SyntheticVoiceActor: "Video Killed The Radio Star" is sung by Vince's laptop, because Andy thought it was a stupid song and wouldn't cover it.

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* SyntheticVoiceActor: "Video Killed The Radio Star" is sung by Vince's laptop, because laptop. Depending on whom you ask, Andy either thought it was a stupid song and wouldn't cover it.it or didn't think his voice could do the song justice.


->''Come to me, cover me, hold me,''

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->''Come to me, cover me, hold me,''me,\\

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[[caption-width-right:350:Left - Andy Bell, Right - Vince Clarke]]
->''Come to me, cover me, hold me,''
Together we'll break these chains of love.\\
Don't give up, don't give up,\\
Together with me and my baby break the chains of love.''
-->"Chains of Love"



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* ''Snow Globe'' (2013)
* ''The Violet Flame'' (2014)


* EndlessWinter: The music video for "Always" features a {{Kabuki}} style demon who was intent on creating an eternal winter. Andy Bell portrays the nature god who defeats him.

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* EndlessWinter: The music video for "Always" features a {{Kabuki}} style Kabuki-style demon who was intent on creating an eternal winter. Andy Bell portrays the nature god who defeats him.


* CoverVersion: ''Other People's Songs'' is a whole album full, as is {{ABBA}}-esque.

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* CoverVersion: ''Other People's Songs'' is a whole album full, as is {{ABBA}}-esque.Music/{{ABBA}}-esque.



* EpicRocking: The SelfTitledAlbum brings us two examples, "Sono Luminus"(7:52), and "Rock Me Gently"(10:01). The single mix for the latter, however, shaves six minutes off of the song length.

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* EpicRocking: The SelfTitledAlbum brings us two examples, "Sono Luminus"(7:52), Luminus" (7:52), and "Rock Me Gently"(10:01). Gently" (10:01). The single mix for the latter, however, shaves six minutes off of the song length.off.



* NamesTheSame: There was an Andy Bell in {{Oasis}}; also a source of conflict when "A Little Respect" was written--Vince thought it would get confused with the Aretha Franklin classic "Respect".


In 1985, keyboardist Vince Clarke, having parted ways with DepecheMode and {{Yazoo}} singer Alison Moyet, took an ad out in ''Melody Maker'' magazine looking for a new singer to work with. Some 40 respondents showed up at the recording session, each performing two songs Clarke had written for the session. The second-to-last audition of the session was a shy young butcher named Andy Bell. As soon as Andy famously burst into falsetto on the chorus of "Who Needs Love Like That?", Vince knew he had found what he was looking for. They released the track almost immediately, and Erasure was born.

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In 1985, keyboardist Vince Clarke, having parted ways with DepecheMode Music/DepecheMode and {{Yazoo}} Music/{{Yazoo}} singer Alison Moyet, took an ad out in ''Melody Maker'' magazine looking for a new singer to work with. Some 40 respondents showed up at the recording session, each performing two songs Clarke had written for the session. The second-to-last audition of the session was a shy young butcher named Andy Bell. As soon as Andy famously burst into falsetto on the chorus of "Who Needs Love Like That?", Vince knew he had found what he was looking for. They released the track almost immediately, and Erasure was born.

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