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1[[Funny/ToddInTheShadows Main]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsFromTheVaults Pre-TGWTG]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2010Episodes 2010]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2011Episodes 2011]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2012Episodes 2012]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2013Episodes 2013]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2014Episodes 2014]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2015Episodes 2015]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2016Episodes 2016]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2017Episodes 2017]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2018Episodes 2018]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2019Episodes 2019]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadows2020Episodes 2020]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsOneHitWonderland2012 OHW 2012]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsOneHitWonderland2013 OHW 2013]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsOneHitWonderland2014 OHW 2014]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsOneHitWonderland2015 OHW 2015]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsOneHitWonderland2016 OHW 2016]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsOneHitWonderland2017 OHW 2017]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsOneHitWonderland2018 OHW 2018]] | '''OHW 2019''' | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsOneHitWonderland2020 OHW 2020]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsSpecials Specials]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsCinemadonna Cinemadonna]] | [[Funny/ToddInTheShadowsTrainwreckords Trainwreckords]]²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder: Flagpole Sitta]]²* Todd's usual intro:²-->'''Todd''': Welcome back to One Hit Wonderland where we ''[air drums to the opening break]''²* Describing the fad of flagpole sitting as "the Tide Pod Challenge of 100 years ago"²* He notes how the music video for "Flagpole Sitta" is the band dragging their equipment through various music scenes that completely ignore them, then they actually perform--in front of a single monkey. ²* Todd compares the band's last gasp, ''King James Version'', (unfavorably) to Music/{{Radiohead}}'s ''OK Computer''. Todd noted that ''that'' band was definitely a one-hit wonder (with "Creep") before that release.²-->'''Todd:''' One-Hit Won-dom ''is'' escapable. If the "Creep" guys could do it, so could Harvey Danger. All they needed to do was record an era-defining masterpiece. ''[{{beat}}]'' The flaws in this plan became obvious pretty quickly.²* Todd brings up a [=YouTube=] video of a 2001 mockumentary a high school kid made of Harvey Danger, and notes their star had fallen so much that they could readily be interviewed by a high school kid. He also notes the project supposedly got a D-minus.²** He also notes that their reunion album from 2005 was pretty much a self-commentary on their career. Its last track: "Diminishing Returns".²* "Did they deserve better?"²-->'''Todd:''' Maybe a little.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Here It Goes Again]]²* Todd credits the existence of Website/YouTube--and his livelihood--on the song.²-->'''Todd:''' Just think: Without OK Go, perhaps [=YouTube=] does not become the monopolistic overlord of video content, and I could be plying a more respectable trade like [[RockBottom panhandling]] or [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney insurance fraud]].²* Hearing the opening to their first single, "Get Over It," and going²-->♪ Love stinks! Yeah yeah! ♪ [[note]]"Love Stinks" by the J. Geils Band[[/note]]²** Somewhat justified by an anecdote involving his then-girlfriend's love for the band. When they broke up, Todd states that he quoted this song at her.²* Todd builds up Music/OKGo's second album's second single, hyping up the low-budget, highly choreographed, single-take video that went viral… which is "[[ A Million Ways]]."²-->'''Todd''': This one-take shot was a humongous viral smash on the Internet video platform we know and love — iFilm. And it racked up an amazing 300,000 views. … That's right, a whopping 1/18th of the views the Hydraulic press guy gets for crushing bowling pins.²* Todd claims everyone has tried the memetic treadmill dance at some point. To prove it, he shows footage from his POV on a treadmill — it shows his feet, a pan up to the staff desk at his gym, and then pans back to his feet walking slowly on the treadmill while "Here It Goes Again" blares in the background.²-->'''Todd''': Yeah, no, I'm not doing that, they're watching me. ''But'' I could if I wanted to!²* When trying to remember how the "This Too Shall Pass" song goes (the one with the RubeGoldbergDevice video), all he can do it recite the Mouse Trap board-game {{jingle}}:²-->"You turn the crank and snap the plank and knock the ball in the rubba-dub tub..."²* As Todd is describing the band's "decade-long transformation... from talented amateurs to money-grubbing burnt-out content machines," the images consist of [[SelfDeprecation footage from one of his early videos and his current Patreon page]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Jump Around]]²* Todd saved this song for last out of the many requests he had sold, for a very specific reason... The person who requested it had been a Patron for the shortest amount of time. ²* Todd theorizes that "Jump Around" just might be "The Song of TheNineties". He assesses the competition:²-->'''Todd:''' "[[Music/{{Nirvana}} Smells Like Teen Spirit]]"? It's fine. "[[Music/TupacShakur California Love]]"? I mean it's good. "[[Main/TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Stand Out]]" from ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie''? Look, they're all classic songs, they just weren't "Jump Around."²* Todd also highlights the shout-out to Joe Nicolo, a record executive who considered taking "Jump Around", but declined, only to turn around and pick up Kris Kross. He suggested that Nicolo may have stolen the song concept, but fortunately both songs got big.²** Todd notes that, between House of Pain and Music/KrisKross, 1992 was a great year for "Jump"-themed songs, with enough room for success for both songs, as was 1984 (Van Halen's and the Pointer Sisters' "Jump") and a brief period in 2000 when Destiny's Child's "Jumpin Jumpin" shared the charts with Music/ThirdEyeBlind's "Jumper". Cut to:²--->'''Third Eye Blind:'''[[note]]Well, actually Stephan Jenkins, the lead singer, but since the song is attributed to the whole band, and the joke is easier to explain this way...[[/note]] (''Slow acoustic riff not designed at all for dancing plays'') [[TalkingDownTheSuicidal I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend]]\²'''Todd:''' That song's not as great for jumping, though.²* Todd asserts that "Jump Around" can only be listened to with a beer, backed up by the fact that one just appeared in his hand. Unremarked on is the second beer on his music stand.²* Todd claims House of Pain's single topic - "[[FightingIrish I am Irish and badass]]" - reminded him of Gerardo (of the song "Rico Suave"), who also only had a single topic ("[[LatinLover I am Latino and I sex good.]]")²* Todd takes a moment to discuss the fact that Everlast went on to have a hit song on his own with "What It's Like", making him a ''double'' one hit wonder. Todd's take on the solo hit?²-->'''Todd:''' I have heard this song some 5 billion times over the course of my life, and I have yet to form an opinion on it. [[SoOkayItsAverage A true 5 out of 10.]]²** Then again, DJ Lethal ended up joining Music/LimpBizkit. Them always singing "Jump Around" reminds Todd how much he hates ''that'' band.²* In regards to how influential House of Pain wound up being on Main/NuMetal:²-->'''Todd:''' Jump Around was in ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' of all things, and they say that right after that movie, a bunch of really young people started showing up at their concerts. Did every single one of those kids start NuMetal bands? I wouldn't discount it.²* TheStinger where Todd is still rapping the third verse and jumping around at his keyboard.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Night Chicago Died]]²* Todd closing the introduction by stating this is "the episode ''none'' of you were clamoring for" (referring to both the stated awfulness of the song and this being the first non-Patron-requested episode in awhile).²* TheReveal that Todd conceived of and started researching the episode thinking Paper Lace's one hit was "Billy, Don't Be a Hero".[[note]]Which was technically only a hit in their native Britain; in America they were beaten to the punch by another band covering it and taking it to #1 themselves.[[/note]] It's a song he actually enjoys as a guilty pleasure and because of the interesting subtext (a song about a young man going to war, made during the UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar). Instead he has to cover "a real blast of '70s lameness sure to make you irritated for the rest of the day!"²-->'''Todd:''' I can't really tell you why this one is so much worse to me, because it's pretty similar to "Billy, Don't Be a Hero," same chords and everything. All I know is, few songs irritate me like this one.²* Todd initially pretending that the song is about Al Capone killing the band Music/{{Chicago}} (who Todd has previously expressed pretty pure loathing of in other videos).²* When Todd realizes that, while having a real-life background (Al Capone's reign as crime boss), the incident the song talks about is entirely fictional, Todd mentions there's lots of other real-life Chicago disasters Paper Lace could've talked about, citing [[ Great Chicago Fire (1871)]], [[ SS Eastland Diasaster (1915)]] [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[ Steve Bartman (2003)]]²* Todd showing an image of a "best of Paper Lace" compilation with only three songs on it.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: You Get What You Give]]²* Todd flat-out calls it one of the best songs of the 90s, and he's not alone...²-->'''Todd:''' In fact, it's only grown more and more acclaimed as the years go by. [[Music/{{U2}} The Edge]] said he was jealous of it. Music/JoniMitchell called it the only song in decades that really excited her. [[CallBack YouTube star Todd In The Shadows called it one of the best songs of the 90s.]] ''[caption: *FIVE SECONDS AGO]''²* Before the hit: Gregg Alexander's solo stuff in the early 90s. It's such a messy DorkAge for Gregg that Todd mostly lets it speak for itself.²** This line from one of his songs; good Lord. ²--->'''Gregg:''' "I AM A JEW! A JEW! AND YOU'RE MY HITLER!"\²'''Todd:''' [[NoJustNoReaction ...oh. Oh no.]]²** Gregg just blatantly rips off the chorus of Foghat's "Slow Ride" for... some reason (complete with a [[LampshadeHanging lampshade-hanging]] "Here comes the lawsuit!"), and Todd can't believe what he's looking at.²** Todd sums up Gregg's old look perfectly:²--->'''Todd:''' I think maybe banking on Gregg Alexander's boyish sex appeal was also a mistake. Like, 'what if Music/{{Beck}} thought he was [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]]?' Well, [[GoneHorriblyWrong now you know.]]²* Todd is surprised that the "failed followup", "Someday We'll Know", has actually has been covered by prominent artists like Music/MandyMoore (said cover even appearing on her film ''Film/AWalkToRemember''), Music/HallAndOates and America. ²--> '''Todd:''' This is so weird to me. I am ''not'' used to these failed followups getting any attention after they flop. There were no covers of [[CallBack "Dance the Kung Fu"]].[[labelnote:Explanation]]The failed followup of "Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting", previously featured in One Hit Wonderland.[[/labelnote]]²** When praising the full album that "You Get What You Give" and "Someday We'll Know" came from, he calls it "definitely [[OverlyNarrowSuperlative the New Radicals' best album]]". [[OneBookAuthor It was their only album.]]²* Ironically, years after insulting Music/{{Hanson}} in his one hit as a performer, Gregg went on to write one of their songs:²-->'''Todd:''' See, he ''did'' kick their ass... with awesome songwriting! ²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Hustle]]²* The song starts with some wordless harmonizing, which Todd compares to an angelic choir:²-->'''Todd''': ''[[WaxingLyrical God is a DJ]] [[note]](referencing song titles by both Faithless and Music/{{Pink}})[[/note]] and he is ready to boogie.²** The first proper vocals in "The Hustle" are a repeated whispered command to "Do it!" - Todd admits this is actually kind of creepy and refers to it as "Son of Sam voices". ²--->'''Todd''': ''Do it. Get the gun.''²* In regards to "The Shuffle" Van [=McCoy's=] follow-up hit [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in the UK]], Todd is impressed... Not by the song itself, but by the fact the British [[MundaneMadeAwesome had a]] DanceSensation [[MundaneMadeAwesome in]] UncommonTime.²* Todd has had to re-upload the video four times. One of the postings was a segment of unedited footage, the fourth reupload was due to an error.²-->'''Todd's Comment''': Caught an error, and you know what... screw it, I decided to reupload a fourth time. I mean, why not, who cares at this point. Sorry to be screwing around with this so much, I genuinely hate it. It's been a frustrating couple of days.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: I Love College]]²* In keeping with the "college party" theme of the song, Todd sets a box of Natural Ice beer [[note]]an inexpensive drink that was ubiquitous at college parties in the US circa 2009[[/note]] on the piano, and kicks off the review proper by taking a sip. He immediately regrets it - the end of the review is a quick montage of him attempting to drink it and making disgusted noises. ²* "[[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Obama]] or Music/FloRida, two equally important men" (In context he was speculating about what caused 2009 to have so many pop hits about partying- the optimism brought about by Barack Obama's election, or the fact that Flo Rida already had multiple hits on the subject in 2008). ²* [[ On Twitter]], Todd revealed an extract of a conversation where he is doing research with The Rap Critic. Todd mentions that Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber's manager and the current owner of Taylor Swifts back catalogue.) managed to find a replacement white guy rapper following Asher Roth leaving his employ. The Rap Critic IMMEDIATELY guesses Lil' Dicky, a fact that they both lament.²* Todd reveals that the song was originally based on a sample of the Music/{{Weezer}} song "Say It Ain't So", then says that he prefers the non-sampled version for sounding better, as well as the sample not fitting due to it being a harsh, angry song [[note]]and while "I Love College" is full of references to how fun drinking is, the lyrics to "Say It Ain't So" are specifically ''against'' alcoholism[[/note]]. But he does concede...²-->'''Todd''': "Say It Ain't So" is absolutely a song you would hear some guy playing on guitar in the corner of a frat party.²[[/folder]]


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