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** The album ''Reload'' is, with the exception "Sex Bomb", entirely cover versions sung as duets with other artists/groups, such as the cover of Music/TalkingHeads' "Burning Down the House" with Music/TheCardigans.

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** The album ''Reload'' is, with the exception of "Sex Bomb", entirely cover versions sung as duets with other artists/groups, such as the cover of Music/TalkingHeads' "Burning Down the House" with Music/TheCardigans.

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* MurderBallad: "Delilah" hits so many murder ballad tropes that many people don't realize it's not based on a traditional song.


Over the course of his career he's received four Grammies, an MTV Video Music Award, two Brit Awards, and was knighted (the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music".

Despite his own admitted "horde of infidelities" (including one that resulted in an illegitimate son, whom he barely acknowledges), Jones stayed married to the same woman, Melinda, from 1957 until her death in 2016. The couple have one son, Mark, and carefully do not mention Tom's other son. These days Tom splits his time between Los Angeles and London.


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Over the course of his career career, he's received four Grammies, an MTV Video Music Award, two Brit Awards, and was knighted (the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music".

Despite his own admitted "horde of infidelities" (including one that resulted in an illegitimate son, whom he barely acknowledges), Jones stayed married to the same woman, Melinda, from 1957 until her death in 2016. The couple have has one son, Mark, and carefully do not mention Tom's other son. These days Tom splits his time between Los Angeles and London.




* CelebritySurvivor: Two of the survivors at the end of ''Film/MarsAttacks'' are a former World Heavyweight Champion boxer... and Music/TomJones. The latter case is particularly ironic, since up to that point the film had [[KillEmAll gruesomely killed off]] its entire AllStarCast.

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* CelebritySurvivor: Two of the survivors at the end of ''Film/MarsAttacks'' are a former World Heavyweight Champion boxer... and Music/TomJones. The latter case is particularly ironic, ironic since up to that point the film had [[KillEmAll gruesomely killed off]] its entire AllStarCast.



* GlassShatteringSound: Jones proves he could shatter a glass with just his voice on one episode of the ''Dinah Shore Show''. He has also been known to break ''microphones'' with the sheer power of his voice.

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* GlassShatteringSound: Jones proves he could shatter a glass with just his voice on one episode of the ''Dinah Shore Show''. He has also been known to break ''microphones'' with the sheer power of his voice.



** His 1994 single, "If I Only Knew," starts out with a Incredibly Long BigYes.

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** His 1994 single, "If I Only Knew," starts out with a an Incredibly Long BigYes.



* LargeHam: Damn, he's passionate. On stage it gets upped with one-handed [[MilkingTheGiantCow gestures]].

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* LargeHam: Damn, he's passionate. On stage stage, it gets upped with one-handed [[MilkingTheGiantCow gestures]].



** Similarly, at the end of ''Film/MarsAttacks'' (in which Jones appears as himself), Jones delivers a performance of his hit "Its Not Unusual" to a crowd of woodland animals, all of whom rock along to the tune.

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** Similarly, at the end of ''Film/MarsAttacks'' (in which Jones appears as himself), Jones delivers a performance of his hit "Its "It's Not Unusual" to a crowd of woodland animals, all of whom rock along to the tune.


* IncrediblyLongNote: There is a debunked urban legend regarding his recording of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLYW2UgSJq8 theme song]] for the ''Film/JamesBond'' film ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' that says he held the last note so long that he passed out. Not quite, but it is an amazingly long note.

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* IncrediblyLongNote: There is a debunked urban legend regarding his recording of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLYW2UgSJq8 [[https://youtu.be/sT0x7QiJI1g theme song]] for the ''Film/JamesBond'' film ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' that says he held the last note so long that he passed out. Not quite, but it is an amazingly long note.


** He's recorded a cover of Music/TalkingHeads' "Burning Down the House" with Music/TheCardigans.
** The album ''Reload'' also had several cover songs on it.

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** He's recorded a The album ''Reload'' is, with the exception "Sex Bomb", entirely cover versions sung as duets with other artists/groups, such as the cover of Music/TalkingHeads' "Burning Down the House" with Music/TheCardigans.
** The album ''Reload'' also had several cover songs on it.
Music/TheCardigans.


* SerenadeYourLover: "Delilah."




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* YourCheatingHeart: "Delilah" is from the perspective of the man being cheated on as he takes his murderous revenge.


Since the 1960s, Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940 in Pontypridd, South UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}), better known by his stage name "Tom Jones" ...or these days, "Sir Tom Jones"... is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. He is a true musical polymath, having recorded songs in nearly every genre of popular music (pop, rock, R&B, punk, show tunes, country, club music, techno, soul, gospel, blues, ''and'' rap). Jones has sold over 100 million records, and has almost forty Top 40 hits to his name, including "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "The Green Grass of Home", "Kiss" (a cover of the Music/{{Prince}} classic that actually outsold the original), "Burning Love" (a cover of the Music/ElvisPresley classic), "Sex Bomb", and the song that has become his signature, "She's a Lady".

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Since the 1960s, Sir [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]] Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940 in Pontypridd, South UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}), better known by his stage name "Tom Jones" ...or these days, "Sir Tom Jones"... is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. He is a true musical polymath, having recorded songs in nearly every genre of popular music (pop, rock, R&B, punk, show tunes, country, club music, techno, soul, gospel, blues, ''and'' rap). Jones has sold over 100 million records, and has almost forty Top 40 hits to his name, including "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "The Green Grass of Home", "Kiss" (a cover of the Music/{{Prince}} classic that actually outsold the original), "Burning Love" (a cover of the Music/ElvisPresley classic), "Sex Bomb", and the song that has become his signature, "She's a Lady".


The man... the myth... the legend. '''Tom Jones''' is one of the biggest, most influential singers and musicians ever to come out of the British music scene. You've felt his influence, even if you never realized just how huge he really was.

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The man... the myth... the legend. '''Tom Jones''' Tom Jones is one of the biggest, most influential singers and musicians ever to come out of the British music scene. You've felt his influence, even if you never realized just how huge he really was.

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** He's recorded a cover of Music/TalkingHeads' "Burning Down the House" with Music/TheCardigans.


Since the 1960s, Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940 in Pontypridd, South UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}), better known by his stage name "Tom Jones" ...or these days, "Sir Tom Jones"... is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. He is a true musical polymath, having recorded songs in nearly every genre of popular music (pop, rock, R&B, punk, show tunes, country, club music, techno, soul, gospel, blues, ''and'' rap). Jones has sold over 100 million records, and has almost forty Top 40 hits to his name, including "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "The Green Grass of Home", "Kiss" (a cover of the {{Prince}} classic that actually outsold the original), "Burning Love" (a cover of the Music/ElvisPresley classic), "Sex Bomb", and the song that has become his signature, "She's a Lady".

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Since the 1960s, Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940 in Pontypridd, South UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}), better known by his stage name "Tom Jones" ...or these days, "Sir Tom Jones"... is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. He is a true musical polymath, having recorded songs in nearly every genre of popular music (pop, rock, R&B, punk, show tunes, country, club music, techno, soul, gospel, blues, ''and'' rap). Jones has sold over 100 million records, and has almost forty Top 40 hits to his name, including "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "The Green Grass of Home", "Kiss" (a cover of the {{Prince}} Music/{{Prince}} classic that actually outsold the original), "Burning Love" (a cover of the Music/ElvisPresley classic), "Sex Bomb", and the song that has become his signature, "She's a Lady".


* WorldOfChaos: His "It'll Be Me" music video with Jools Holland. The original JerryLeeLewis song deliberately names all kinds of random bizarre things that you might see, and almost ''all'' of them appear in the video, usually rising up out of Jools' piano.

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* WorldOfChaos: His "It'll Be Me" music video with Jools Holland. The original JerryLeeLewis Music/JerryLeeLewis song deliberately names all kinds of random bizarre things that you might see, and almost ''all'' of them appear in the video, usually rising up out of Jools' piano.


Since the 1960s, Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940 in Pontypridd, South UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}), better known by his stage name "Tom Jones" ...or these days, "Sir Tom Jones"... is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. He is a true musical polymath, having recorded songs in nearly every genre of popular music (pop, rock, R&B, punk, show tunes, country, club music, techno, soul, gospel, blues, ''and'' rap). Jones has sold over 100 million records, and has almost forty Top 40 hits to his name, including "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "The Green Grass of Home", "Kiss" (a cover of the {{Prince}} classic that actually outsold the original), "Burning Love" (a cover of the ElvisPresley classic), "Sex Bomb", and the song that has become his signature, "She's a Lady".

Jones has a powerful, bluesy baritone voice that is reminiscent of ElvisPresley (one of Jones' personal friends, as it turns out). His voice is versatile enough, however, to handle pretty much any type of music he decides to apply it to. He's a legendary {{Pornomancer}} whose singing would regularly cause women to throw articles of clothing at him while he was onstage.

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Since the 1960s, Sir Thomas John Woodward, OBE (born 7 June 1940 in Pontypridd, South UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}), better known by his stage name "Tom Jones" ...or these days, "Sir Tom Jones"... is a Welsh singer. He became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. He is a true musical polymath, having recorded songs in nearly every genre of popular music (pop, rock, R&B, punk, show tunes, country, club music, techno, soul, gospel, blues, ''and'' rap). Jones has sold over 100 million records, and has almost forty Top 40 hits to his name, including "It's Not Unusual", "What's New Pussycat", "Delilah", "The Green Grass of Home", "Kiss" (a cover of the {{Prince}} classic that actually outsold the original), "Burning Love" (a cover of the ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley classic), "Sex Bomb", and the song that has become his signature, "She's a Lady".

Jones has a powerful, bluesy baritone voice that is reminiscent of ElvisPresley Elvis Presley (one of Jones' personal friends, as it turns out). His voice is versatile enough, however, to handle pretty much any type of music he decides to apply it to. He's a legendary {{Pornomancer}} whose singing would regularly cause women to throw articles of clothing at him while he was onstage.



* CoverVersion: Two of his biggest hits, "Kiss" and "Burning Love" were covers of the {{Prince}} and ElvisPresley songs, respectively. Jones' version of "Kiss" actually outsold Prince's original worldwide.

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* CoverVersion: Two of his biggest hits, "Kiss" and "Burning Love" were covers of the {{Prince}} Music/{{Prince}} and ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley songs, respectively. Jones' version of "Kiss" actually outsold Prince's original worldwide.


Tom Jones has contributed to the soundtracks of over 130 different productions (including television, films, plays, cartoons, and even video games), and has been known to occasionally act (usually either as himself or in bit parts). Between 1980 and 1982, he had his own variety series on the BBC called ''The Tom Jones Show''. These days, when he's not out there rocking the stage at age 72 (he still plays about a hundred shows a year), he's a coach on the British version of ''Series/TheVoice'' (during the first season of which he took contestant Leanne Mitchell to the championship). The other coaches apparently consider him to be "the man to beat" on the show because of his vast experience and know-how.

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Tom Jones has contributed to the soundtracks of over 130 different productions (including television, films, plays, cartoons, and even video games), and has been known to occasionally act (usually either as himself or in bit parts). Between 1980 and 1982, he had his own variety series on the BBC called ''The Tom Jones Show''. These days, when he's not out there rocking the stage at age 72 77 (he still plays about a hundred shows a year), he's a coach on the British version of ''Series/TheVoice'' (during the first season of which he took contestant Leanne Mitchell to the championship). The other coaches apparently consider him to be "the man to beat" on the show because of his vast experience and know-how.


** His 1994 single, "If I Only Knew," starts out with a Incredibly Long BigYes.



* OneWomanSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijvNHd_Gd3Y Delilah]]"

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* MrFanservice: Leather pants, unbuttoned shirts, just that huge baritone by itself! No wonder panty-throwing became a tradition at Tom Jones concerts. Hell, you should see him [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9iptYTryFI dance.]]
* OneWomanSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijvNHd_Gd3Y Delilah]]"Delilah]]."



* SerenadeYourLover: "Delilah"

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* SerenadeYourLover: "Delilah""Delilah."


Despite his own admitted "horde of infidelities" (including one that resulted in an illegitimate son, whom he barely acknowledges), Jones has been married to the same woman, his wife Melinda, since 1957. The couple have one son, Mark, and carefully do not mention Tom's other son. They live in Los Angeles, but regularly shuttle back and forth to London.


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Despite his own admitted "horde of infidelities" (including one that resulted in an illegitimate son, whom he barely acknowledges), Jones has been stayed married to the same woman, his wife Melinda, since 1957.from 1957 until her death in 2016. The couple have one son, Mark, and carefully do not mention Tom's other son. They live in These days Tom splits his time between Los Angeles, but regularly shuttle back Angeles and forth to London.

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