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It's become a Running Gag on his show that "Toddstradamus" has a terrible record of correctly predicting pop music trends. Notable examples include:

  • In "Bedrock", he completely dismisses Nicki Minaj, including her with the many artists on the track he feels won't go anywhere. While he was right about most of them, Nicki turned into quite a successful star afterward.
  • In his countdown of the top 10 worst pop songs of 2009, he describes "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus as the kind of song they get American Idol winners to release as their victory single. Later, Joe McElderry, the winner of that year's season of The X Factor (the Spiritual Successor to the original Pop Idol, and the British equivalent to American Idol at the time), released a cover of "The Climb" as his debut single.
  • Todd's review of the Britney Spears song "3" from 2009. In the TGWTG fandom, Todd is often part of a popular OT3 series, where he's paired with Pushing Up Roses and Paw.
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    • In the same review, he expresses disbelief that women find two men together hot. Suffice to say, the fandom has proved him wrong on that one.
  • At one point in "Club Can't Handle Me," he sings a few lines from Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" before realizing he's got the wrong song. Then a bootlegger came up with just the same idea...
    • Even more amusing, singer-songwriter Tyler Ward included this song as part of his cover version's outro.
  • In his Q&A thread in the That Guy with the Glasses forums, we have this wonderful gem from June 2010.
    What, you mean like the admins? I've talked to Bhargav, he walked me through the process of uploading my videos to TGWTG and he also politely informed that no, he didn't think I had a chance of dating The Nostalgia Chick. Does that count?
  • He once (reviewing "Like A G6") used the term "Oriental" to describe East Asians, unaware it could be taken as a slur. He eventually reviewed "Born This Way" which got Lady Gaga in trouble for exactly the same thing.
  • In his review of "Tonight...", he says he thinks that song was inspired by Pitbull. Guess who the original remix of the song replaces Ludacris with?
  • When reviewing "Empire State Of Mind" for the list of his favorite songs of 2010, he pointed out the tendency for the people he's met from New York (the one time he's been there) to claim to be superior over the slightest things, and eventually finds he identifies with the idea. Guess which state's residents he's been spending a lot of time with lately? And where he eventually moved?
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    • To prove the point further, Todd mentioned in the "Give Me Everything" review that the song needed someone to liven it up, using Bolton on that very song as his final example.
    • Todd also states that he's "fine" with Bryan Adams when bringing up said soft rockers. As detailed below, during his list of the Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 1991, he precedes his #1 pick by defending Michael Bolton, and imploring the viewers to "fight the real enemy": Adams, whose song "Everything I Do (I Do For You)" tops the list.
  • In his "Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1987" list, he says that he likes "Tonight" and "Tonight, Tonight", but "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" is too many tonights for him. He probably wasn't expecting Hot Chelle Rae to put his theory to the test before even a year had passed. (Not to mention "Tonight..." (I'm Fucking You) in the same year.)
    • To prove the point further, he ends the review of HCR's song with "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight"!
    • And if that wasn't enough, "Tonight..." and "Tonight, Tonight" were his two least favorite songs of 2011.
    • In the same episode, he even cites this trope by name when he mentions Lionel Richie's song to his daughter, "Ballerina Girl." Let's just say that nobody knew the subject of the song would become famous in her own right two decades later.
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  • Speaking of "Tonight...", back in his review of "We Are the World 25" Todd claimed that Enrique's Latin Lover shtick was beginning to wear thin. 1 year later...
  • In his Top 10 Worst of 2011, he guesses that the success of Jeremih's "Down on Me" was entirely due to a popular lip-syncer making a video with the song's artist, leading to this weirdly prophetic statement:
    We regular internet morons are finding out that we have power, and some of us are using that power in horrible ways. I envision some dark days ahead for us.
  • Back in his review of 'Grenade', Todd used a joke where he accidentally shows a picture of Brüno instead of Bruno Mars in the opening bit. Royce Da 5'9" made a similar reference at the end of his verse in 'Lighters' (which had Mars on the chorus), reviewed by Todd nearly a year later.
  • In his review of Timbaland and Justin Timberlake's "Carryout," Todd says that if James Cameron spent millions on CGI for a film with nothing but a guy getting hit in the nuts, it still would have been better than Avatar. Todd would later make a video about the Top Ten Groin Shots in Movies.
  • In his "Replay" review, Todd complains about the "Vaguely foreign, reedy-voiced R&B singers" and asks for the Boy Bands to make a return. Two years later, guess what group is topping the album and singles charts worldwide? Not to mention, other groups are having similar but significantly less success, and the first band's hand-picked successors having an infamous lyric cement their spot on his "Worst of 2014" list.
  • In his Top 10 of 2010, he declared Neon Trees weren't going to get another hit after "Animal", two years later, they returned to the Top 40 with "Everybody Talks".
  • When reviewing Bruno Mars's "The Lazy Song", he derided it as a typical "white guy on acoustic guitar" song, despite how Bruno is not white and possibly not a guy. In a later review, he pointed out that his Distaff Counterpart to the genre is "white chick on piano". Is it any wonder that when Bruno later released a piano ballad note , he firmly established himself as a man in the title?
  • During his "Firework"/"Born This Way" review, he begins thinking of a parody of the former and tells "Weird Al" Yankovic to watch out. Al ended up parodying the latter instead.
  • Declaring he would never review another Kesha song becomes funny after "Die Young" made his list of best songs of 2012.
  • In his review of "Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner, his lists a number of things cooler than Mike Posner. One being the Bill Engvall Show. Now it's safe to say that someone from that show is indeed cooler than Posner. Made even more hilarious by the fact that Engvall's show has become a footnote remembered almost solely for launching Lawrence's career.
    • Near the end of the video, Todd says, "Watch, I'm gonna be wrong; he's gonna have, like, dozens more hits." Mike Posner only had one more major hit in 2011, and he didn't chart again in 2013/14. However, he had another hit in 2016 with "I Took a Pill In Ibiza"...which Todd reviewed, specifically bringing up how wrong he'd been when he said Posner would never have another hit (it was even bigger than "Cooler Than Me" was).
    • In addition, in the same review, Todd brings up how lame Posner's name is, in comparison to someone like Taio Cruz. While Posner has lasted longer, Cruz hasn't had a Top 40 hit anywhere since 2012.note 
  • In his Top 10 of 2012, he declared Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's kid was going to be seriously screwed and it looks like he's on his way to being right considering reports that they named their daughter North West.
  • Similar to the "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" example above, Todd used the song "Time of My Life" for the credits to the "Worst Hit Songs of 1987" video. He probably didn't expect the Black Eyed Peas to sample that song and run with it in "The Time (Dirty Bit)" half a year later.
  • On the same note, "Take on Me" was his very first One Hit Wonderland episode, and it's safe to say he didn't plan on Pitbull and Christina Aguilera sampling it in "Feel This Moment" late that year.
  • For yet another credits example (and possible Foreshadowing), Todd ended the "Want U Back" review with a heavily censored version of Eamon's "Fuck It (I Don't Want You Back)". Just a few months later, it's on his "Worst Hit Songs of 2004" list.
  • In his "Blurred Lines" review, he says if Robin Thicke wants to be Justin Timberlake "He should start hosting Saturday Night Live and stop talking to other members of *NSYNC". This becomes funny when it was revealed Timberlake initiated the *NSYNC reunion at the 2013 VMAs.
    • Also hilarious: in spite of said reunion, it was Thicke's performance with Miley Cyrus that made more headlines following the show (albeit, negative ones — and it was Cyrus who was getting all the attention).
    • In the review he says the song samples "Got to Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye, which is not present at all (see Critical Research Failure). A year later, however, Robin Thicke and Pharrell lost millions of dollars over a lawsuit by Gaye's family, who claimed Blurred Lines sounded too similar to Got To Give It Up. Maybe that research failure was justified after all.
  • In the beginning of his Hannah Montana: The Movie review, Todd mentioned that, because "Can't Be Tamed" wasn't a hit (despite fan requests for him to review it), he wasn't sure if Miley Cyrus would ever have a career again. Well, fast-forward to 2013, and after both "We Can't Stop", her VMAs performance, and "Wrecking Ball" it's safe to say that Miley Cyrus certain has made an infamous return.
  • In his "Wrecking Ball" review, he states that the pop charts have gotten so boring, he's wishing some of his old nemeses, like Lil' Wayne and Kesha (but not Chris Brown), would come back. One year later, all three artists have big hits, with Kesha's collaboration with Pitbull, "Timber," reaching #11 on the 2014 Year-End Hot 100, while Chris Brown and Lil' Wayne's collaboration, "Loyal," reached #30 on the same chart (and #3 on Todd's Worst Hit Songs list).
  • When he reviews fun.'s "We Are Young", he commented that they were trying to emulate Queen. It's been announced that Nate Ruess will be performing with Queen at the iHeartRadio festival. Too bad Freddie Mercury cannot perform with them to drive in the Freddie/Nate comparison...
  • In his "Back in Time" review, he says that there are soundtrack hits that no longer make you think of the movie anymore. A year later that changed when Anna Kendrick's "Cups" became a huge hit that firmly makes people think of Pitch Perfect. Made even more hilarious with the success of "Let It Go" and "Happy".
    • However, on Twitter he said he didn't consider "Let It Go" to be a true pop hit and he didn't associate "Happy" with Despicable Me 2 at all (indeed, as the song became a hit months after the movie, and thus their successes were completely independent of each other).
      • However, in early 2015, two songs from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack have become #3 hits: Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" and The Weeknd's "Earned it." The latter is a lot easier to associate with the movie it came from than the former is though. Still, their successes are firmly tied to the movie.
      • Additionally, Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again", another soundtrack song, has hit #1. And unlike "Happy" it's impossible to discredit its parent film as having fueled its success as it soared to the top of the charts almost immediately after the movie came out and Paul Walker's death playing a role. In fact, on both Radio Songs and the Pop Songs airplay chart, "Love Me Like You Do," "Earned It," and "See You Again" were back-to-back-to-back number one hits. Therefore, it's safe to say the soundtrack song is back in full force.
      • "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake, anyone?
  • All the way back in his third video, he mocks the idea that a celebrity like Miley Cyrus could be as unused to L.A. life as she claims to be in "Party in the USA", speculating that she was probably snorting cocaine with the Jonas Brothers before recording the song. Four years later, when reviewing "We Can't Stop", he is actually surprised when she puts a cocaine reference in the lyrics.
  • In his Worst of 2012 video when discussing "The Motto", he says "If You Only Live Once is your motto, try to sound more enthused about it". Not long after did The Lonely Island and Adam Levine release their version of the song, the Hamtastic "YOLO"
  • In his Worst of 1976 list, Todd is upset that two novelty songs ("Disco Duck" and "Convoy") hit #1. His Worst of 2012 list has him upset that a novelty song ("Gangnam Style") did not hit #1.
    • Of course, he also listed "Gangnam Style" in the honorable mentions on his Best of 2012 list.
      Todd: It grew on me. Shut up.
  • In his review of "Titanium", Todd says that David Guetta was leading us all into our "bland, boring, robot future. I approve!" A year later, he's lamenting how pop music in 2013 was just boring EDM.
  • In the "Top Ten Songs About Mediocre Romance", Nostalgia Chick tells Obscurus Lupa to back off from Todd by quoting "Super Bass" ("You'll get slapped if you' lookin', ho!"). A year later, in the "Want U Back" review, when Todd goes on a "date" with Lupa and asks her about Nicki Minaj, Lupa says she thinks she knows who she is.
  • In his Best of 2012 video, he notes that in comparison to the iconic sounding 2012, 2013 "just sounds lame." As it turns out, he would find the entire year to be just that when it came to pop music.
  • The description for the "Party Rock Anthem" review says that LMFAO want to "Party all the time". Half a year later, Todd covered "Party All the Time" on One Hit Wonderland.
  • When listing "Meet Me Halfway" as one of his Top Eleven Best Hit Songs of 2009, he says "Yes! That's right! Two Black Eyed Peas songs on the list! And you know what you can do about it? NOTHING!" Well, aside from inform him that "Meet Me Halfway" didn't meet the list's criteria until 2010, which he later admitted.
    • However, starting with the "Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2012", Todd had expanded the eligibility criteria for his Best and Worst lists to include any single that peaks within the Top 20 during the year in question.
  • In the Worst of 2013 Video, he claims that Justin Bieber isn't worth talking about anymore unless he does something really bad. Barely a week after the video came out, Justin Bieber was arrested for drunk driving in Florida, and needless to say, there was another media circus.
  • He says Fergie sounds like she's doing a Cartman impression on "Boom Boom Pow." In a South Park episode two years later, Butters does a brief karaoke version of Fergie's verse on said song.
  • In his One Hit Wonderland on "Baby Got Back," he says that Sir-Mix-A-Lot was, as of April 2012, the only rap star to break out of Seattle. Within a year, Macklemore would burst onto the music scene and become more successful than Sir-Mix-A-Lot ever was (for one thing, he very quickly disqualified himself from ever being the subject of an OHW).
  • On Twitter, Todd compared Pharrell's "Happy" to Cee-Lo's "Fuck You". One can only imagine how he felt when Gwyneth Paltrow also covered "Happy" on Glee, and even more so when Pharrell replaced Cee-Lo on The Voice.
  • In his "Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2013," Todd states that he misses Ed Sheeran after hearing Passenger's "Let Her Go." A year later, Sheeran's "Sing" and "Don't" were #8 and #7 on his "Best of 2014" list...and then "Thinking Out Loud" would go on to become a much bigger hit than "Let Her Go"—and one of Todd's most hated songs by him to boot.
    • When putting "Sing" on the 2014 best list, he is pleasantly surprised by Sheeran's ability to serve as a poor man's Justin Timberlake in a time of need, and suggests that he keep it up. As of 2017, Sheeran has topped the chart with a sex jam, "Shape Of You", which utterly repulses Todd and makes him wish he hadn't said that.
  • He says "Baby Got Back" is quotable, highlighting the "My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hon" line. Two years later, Nicki Minaj would base a song around that line, which Todd eventually reviewed.
    • In the "Anaconda" review, Todd refers to Sir Mix-a-lot as the "Tim Gunn of butts." In season four of BoJack Horseman, Sir Mix-a-lot has a guest spot as a judge on what is basically a Project Runway formatted show judging girls with huge butts.
  • In his "#selfie" review, he says that a review of Turn Down For What is not likely to happen due to the fact that it doesn't have many lyrics. His next review was, well...
  • In his "Fancy" review, he compares Iggy Azalea's good flow to being able to chop vegetables really well. Her next video for "Black Widow" has Iggy actually chopping vegetables. He also says that Iggy Azalea will be have a long career with her and is more than the female Vanilla Ice. Nowadays, Iggy's relevancy is nearly obsolete and has been called a lot by her detractors as "The female Vanilla Ice".
  • In his One Hit Wonderland on "Tubthumping," he talks about how fun it was to research Chumbawamba's history and make the video, saying at the end "I'll be depressed when I'm covering something stupid like 'Pac-Man Fever' in the next video." His next OHW wasn't on "Pac-Man Fever," but "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer," in which he talks about how much he loathes the song and at the end declares the entire episode to be a mistake.
  • In his "Shake it Off" review, he calls Taylor Swift more thin-skinned than "...Eminem and Kim Jong-un combined." Mentioning those two in the same breath is funny because Eminem would actually have a very self-deprecating cameo in The Interview.
  • In the same video, while he is ranting about Taylor's fake claims, he asks if Pitbull would end up in the song. While that would not be the case, Blank Space happened even later in the year. Three guesses as to what song Pitbull does get a hold of a guest verse in - and the first two don't count.
  • He has great distate for Lady Gaga's stuttering lyric "I live for the applause-plause..." in "Applause", calling it the most inane made-up word Gaga has used. Later on, he expresses identical distaste for Adam Levine using "...like animals-mals" in "Animals".
  • In his review of "Grenade," he says one of the things he likes about Bruno Mars is how he's a very traditional artist, yet his music never comes across as a throwback. Starting with "Locked Out of Heaven," nearly all of his singles would be attempts to recreate styles of the past. Not only that, but Todd routinely states that he prefers these throwbacks to his traditional work.
    • In his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2011, he also claims that "The Lazy Song" is the kind of song "he can never forgive" Bruno Mars for. Three years later, and Bruno Mars has been in the top three of his Best Hit Songs of 2012, 2013, and 2016, and Uptown Funk was his favourite song of 2014 - and of course all of those songs ("Locked out of Heaven", "Treasure", "24k Magic", and "Uptown Funk") were throwbacks in some capacity.
  • In his "Dark Horse" review, after two years of not being impressed with Katy Perry's singles, he declares he's going to stop liking her from now on (Probably a relief given that he was pretty embarrassed to like her early singles to begin with.) However, her very next single, "Birthday," landed on his Best of 2014 list.
  • In his "Scream & Shout" review he brings up Britney Spears' previous collaboration with will.i.am, "Big Fat Bass," an obvious song about butts whose lyrics include "I can be the treble, baby; you can be the bass." And then "All About That Bass" was released a little more than a year later, becoming a much bigger hit than "Scream & Shout" was and eventually getting reviewed by Todd.
  • On Twitter, he asked viewers which song he thought was better, Bryan Adams' Everything I Do (I Do It For You) or Aerosmith's I Don't Want to Miss a Thing. Not a month later, the former ends up on the top spot of his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 1991, something that many people wouldn't have anticipated.
  • In his Worst of 2011 video, Todd identifies Jeremih as a "one-hit wonder who technically has a second hit." Then later Jeremih released "Don't Tell 'Em" and was featured on Natalie La Rose's "Somebody," both of which became top 10 hits as well.
    • Also hilarious as this would go on to accurately describe the public perceptions of Carly Rae Jepsen and PSY.
  • In his "Thinking Out Loud" review, Todd says that the song in question is in the Billboard Hot 100's top ten as he's recording the video...only for it to drop out of that region shortly afterwards.
  • In "The Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2014," he comments in "Love Me Harder" that "The Weeknd is over much too quickly." 2015 would go on to be a massive year on the charts for The Weeknd, spawning no less than three top five hits, two of which hit #1—one of which, "Can't Feel My Face," ended up on Todd's best list for the year.
  • In his Worst Songs of 1976, he thinks that "Shannon" by Henry Gross is stupid because it's "dedicated" to a dog that died. Now, just check his Twitter feed for pictures and comments about his dog Kali (like this one). He's even said that having a dog has changed his opinion on the song.
    • The Top Ten Songs About Mediocre Romance video starts with the Nostalgia Chick again trying to win over Todd, this time by bringing out Kali. Todd's refusal is immediate. Years later, Lindsay hasn't appeared in Todd's videos since To Boldly Flee ended their storyline, but Kali remains a recurring guest.
  • Seeing how horrified Todd was at the reference to The Hills Have Eyes on "The Hills", one can only imagine how he'd react to Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello releasing a song that shares its title with another well-known horror movie.
    • Todd references "I Know What You Did Last Summer" in his "Treat You Better" review. This time, he actually thinks the song is okay, but he hates the movie.
  • In his Cinemadonna review of Who's That Girl, he complains about the Running Gag of the two cops who are clearly a couple, with the payoff of "It turns out these two gay cops...are gay! That's how jokes work, right?" Then Gravity Falls showed how to actually do that same joke and make it work.
  • In his Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 1976 video, Todd claims that he refuses to believe that anyone could ever make a sex song as unsexy as "Afternoon Delight". 4 years later, "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor comes out - and it's Todd's least favorite song of 2015.
  • Todd putting Justin Bieber's "Sorry" as an honorable mention for 2015's worst list for the reason of "Bieber's such a shit" becomes funnier when the Jerkass nature of the song ends up affecting his enjoyment of it.
  • In his review of Glitter, Todd described the Timothy Walker character as being played by "a strikingly miscast" Terrence Howard. Nowadays, his role in Glitter feels like a dry run for Howard's highly acclaimed depiction of the very similar character Lucious Lyons in Empire. (In all fairness, Empire gives Howard a lot more to work with and is significantly better written, allowing him to come off much more convincingly as a villainous type.)
  • In his "What Do You Mean / Stitches" duo review, he finds out that the latter was written by Teddy Geiger, and Mendes himself was indeed not behind it. He then rants about Teddy Geiger, saying that he note — shouldn't be trying to make music anymore. And sure enough, in June 2016, the song gets its successor, "Treat You Better", which had not only Teddy Geiger behind it again, but it actually had Mendes on the writing board. Todd gave it a full review and briefly lamented Geiger's involvement (saying they might as well bring back Kevin Federline).
  • Before the actual Pop Song review of "7 Years" by Lukas Graham, Todd first rants about current trend of songs sounding monotonous and shows a clip of Zayn's "Pillowtalk" as an example. Care to guess which song Todd unloaded on with both barrels in the next Pop Song review?
  • A whole load from his 2011 FAQ. Some examples:
    • Saying he'd probably never review older songs several times over, when the following year would bring the debut of One Hit Wonderland.
    • When asked who his favorite and least favorite artists on the radio (at the time) were, he said he disliked Beyonce and surprisingly enjoyed Rihanna's music. Since then, he's flip-flopped a lot with Rihanna and stated on Twitter that he loved Lemonade.
    • Closer to Heartwarming in Hindsight: His saying he'd love to team up with TGWTG members, but was still a junior member; one of Doug's final (pre-revival) Nostalgia Critic episodes was a crossover with Todd on The Wiz. Ditto for a question about making an appearance in the anniversary special (the FAQ came out before both Suburban Knights and To Boldly Flee, both of which prominently featured Todd).
    • His being asked if there are any WGWAG songs he actually likes. He gives a few names, but he neglects to mention "Hey There Delilah", a particularly embarrassing favorite of his that gets brought up as an example of a good WGWAG song in the "Thinking Out Loud" review.
    • Todd saying he won't do an April Fool's episode. Three years later, he covered "Float On" for One Hit Wonderland...by the Floaters, not Modest Mouse. "APRIL FOOL'S, BITCHES!"
    • Saying he's not sure if he'd do worst lists for years from the '90s and '00s. He even mentions not recognizing most of the hit songs from 2004, in particular.
    • On B.o.B.: "I've only heard those two songs note — he's got definite potential but he needs to be careful not to get too boring." As Todd would find out in 2016, he's got some opinions that definitely aren't boring.
    • On Nicki Minaj: "...she's great in small doses but I'm distrustful of her trying to carry a song on her own." Todd became quite familiar with the Nicki Minaj oeuvre as the show went on.
    • Saying he'd rather listen to The Darkness for the kind of music Tenacious D want to make. He'd prove it when they were covered on One Hit Wonderland (though he also makes a lot of references to the D, interestingly enough).
  • Todd says in 2015 that he's run out of visceral hatred for Chris Brown, and that he's downgrading to dislike. In 2016, Brown was arrested for threatening a girl with a gun, which might bring Todd's loathing back up again.
  • In his Worst of 2014 video, Todd says The Chainsmokers will have to live with the embarrassing legacy of being the duo that made "#Selfie." 2016 would see The Chainsmokers have three top 10 hits, one of which was a 12-week No. 1 and Todd's top song of 2016. 2017 would given them two more.
    • Also he mentioned that "#Selfie" was barely a song. As it turned out 2 years later, he would find that most of the pop hits to be just that.
  • In his review of "We Are the World 25 for Haiti," Todd sarcastically comments, "Yeah, because there's no way you can have a real celebrity team-up without Tony Bennett." A few years later, none other than legit celebrity Lady Gaga (whom Todd noted was conspicuously absent from the song) recorded an entire album of duets with him.
  • In his One-Hit Wonderland episode on SR-71's "Right Now," he discusses the band's follow-up single "Politically Correct." He literally wants to set the song aflame for the line "You couldn't make a Mel Brooks movie today/I saw Blazing Saddles yesterday," mentioning in a caption that the reason Mel Brooks could is because he was actually funny and was using stereotypes ironically. About a day later, Lindsay Ellis puts out a retrospective of Mel Brooks and how to do (and not do) humor on touchy subjects, quoting SR-71's song at the beginning. Todd and Lindsay admitted it was a coincidence, but the reference to the song may have been added last minute as a reference to Todd's review.
    • And then four months after the review was posted, Mel Brooks himself said he couldn't have made Blazing Saddles today, reawakening the debate again.
  • In the "Tonight, Tonight" review, he said, "Now I know I've covered what I thought were surefire one-hit wonders on the show...only to watch them pull a second song out of nowhere. But please, please, God, do not let this band have another hit." While Hot Chelle Rae technically had another Top 40 hit with "I Like It Like That", it failed to have the cultural impact of "Tonight, Tonight", so he more or less got his wish.
    • One of his last lines says the song is "intended for the kind of people threatened by the raw, dangerous sexuality of the Jonas Brothers." Four years later, he's reviewing "Jealous", an attempt by Nick Jonas to be a sexy singer.
  • In The Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2012, he says this about his #1 pick: "'Take Care' is astonishingly good, almost too good for the pop charts, and certainly too good for Drake or Rihanna." It's funny in hindsight that he says "too good" due to the fact that the duo reunited for a 2016 hit of that name, similarly landing on Todd's favorite hit songs of that year.
  • In The Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2013, Todd has this to say about "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk: "What a fascinating approach this 'Daft Punk' guy has come up with—dance music you can actually dance to. Has anyone told Calvin Harris about this bold new development?" Clearly someone must have done so, because in 2017, Calvin Harris began releasing electro-disco songs reminiscent of Daft Punk's 2013 work, landing two worldwide hits with "Slide" (which made Todd's best list of 2017) and "Feels".
  • Not actually music related, but meta nonetheless. In his "Fireworks vs Born This Way" video, Todd calls JesuOtaku fat to prove that women are sensitive about their body type, but JO just goes "Excuse me?". JO came out as a trans man in 2016, so he wasn't a woman to begin with.
  • When Todd placed "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons on his Best of 2012 list, he remarked, "Good luck, Gonad Migraines. Expecting good things from you." The moment he gives them a full review, he trashes "Demons" and puts it on his Worst of 2013 list. Then, in 2017, after giving them another review, he put both "Thunder" and "Believer" on his Worst of 2017 list and says he can't stand them at all.
    • The "Demons" review was a joint review with "Counting Stars" by OneRepublic, who he initially hated but turned around on as a result of their new direction. He even added their song "Kids" in the Honorable Mentions of the Best of 2016, a contrast to his opinions on Imagine Dragons
  • Todd himself acknowledges in his Worst of 2017 video that his prediction of what Taylor Swift's future sound would be like back in the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" review sounds eerily close to "...Ready for It?," his least favorite song of the year.
  • Kinda example: Todd mentions in his Worst of 2010 video that the Stanky Leg is not a dance craze. The Stanky Leg was prominently featured in Silento's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)," a legit dance craze that Todd despised.
  • In his "Sorry" review, Todd theorizes that the apology is so phony, it must have taken Justin real restraint to not name the song "Sorry Not Sorry". In 2017, a song with that very name made the top ten.
  • On Todd's worst of 2016 list, "One Call Away" is a dishonorable mention, in which he says "Charlie Puth sucks, he sucked last year, he's gonna suck this year, and in all likelihood, he'll suck every year after that." A mere three months later, Charlie released "Attention", which not only became his biggest solo hit ever but ended up as high as #3 on Todd's best list for 2017.
    • The 2017 Best list could basically be dubbed "Todd Eats Crow for 45 Minutes": an abundance of artists he swore up and down he hated or was done with all made the cut.
  • In his "Talk Dirty" review, one of his criticisms was the backing vocal singing "neck" at the end of a line, saying, "You don't have to emphasize random words." Later that year, the pop charts would welcome Migos, whose main gimmick is to end every one of their lines with a random word note  In fact, when Todd reviewed their song, "Bad and Boujee", one of the parts of the song he liked was that every line ended with them emphasizing a random word.
  • During the OHW episode on "What is Love," Todd shows another song of Haddaway's, "I Love the '90s." The clip he shows features a sample of "Scatman" by Scatman John, leading Todd to say he should take notes for future episodes. Sure enough, a user request a few episodes later prompts him to do an episode on Scatman John.
  • In his Worst of 2017 list, Todd mocked Lil Pump for his stage moniker, questioning why somebody would go by a name that means "small dick". A few months later, he reviewed "Freaky Friday" by Lil Dicky, a comedy rapper.
  • In the Trainwreckords episode on Creedence Clearwater Revival's Mardi Gras, he remarks that few people remember the other people in the band besides John Fogerty, and even Fogerty isn't the most well-remembered classic rocker. This in spite of his attempts to coin "schmogerty" as a slang term back in the "Moves Like Jagger" review so he can be mentioned in songs as often as Mick Jagger.
  • In the "Meant to Be"/"The Middle" review, he points out that there was only one actual solo country female (Carrie Underwood) in the Top 20 of the charts at the time (the other females present were, like Bebe Rexha on "Meant to Be", pop women singing duets with existing country artists — namely, Julia Michaels on Keith Urban's "Coming Home" and Tori Kelly on Chris Lane's "Take Back Home Girl"), but two black guys (Darius Rucker and Kane Brown). Later in the year, the females did start having more country hits again (Maren Morrisnote , Miranda Lambertnote , Carly Pearce, and a duet between the female-fronted Sugarland and Taylor Swift)... but Jimmie Allen became the third black guy on the country charts that year!
    • Doubly hilarious in hindsight, possibly even Harsher in Hindsight, when in December 2018, for the first time in the chart's history, there were no women (solo or part of a group) in the top 20 at all...
  • In the "Give Me Everything" review he mistook Daddy Yankee for Pitbull. In 2017, Daddy Yankee scored one of the biggest hits of 2017 with "Despacito" while Pitbull has faded from the limelight.
  • At around the 2014/15, Todd stated his dislike towards Calvin Harris, claiming that he doesn't like his voice or music in the slightest. As time has gone on however, Todd has gradually started to warm up to him in various ways, including featuring him on his Best of 2017 List, apologizing for making fun of his voice after hearing Andrew Taggart's voice in Closer, and agreeing with this statement Harris made about EDM in 2018. Todd even admitted that he finds a lot of his work much better than what his peers have been making.
  • In his "Worst Hit Songs of 1987" video, Todd called Chicago the "Nickelback of the 80's". Fast forward 8 years, Todd states in the Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" review that he regretted ever making that statement, because to him, Chicago were "clearly the Maroon 5 of the 80's".
  • He gave "Back to Back," Drake's big diss track towards Meek Mill, an honorable mention on his best hit songs of 2015, saying that "no one's gonna touch Drake ever again." Fast forward three years and Drake got into a beef with Pusha T that resulted in Pusha T revealing that, among other things, Drake was hiding a child. Almost everyone is in agreement that Drake was utterly destroyed, and Todd himself said it was "the biggest L of his career."
  • His review of Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" gives a twofer:
    • After Maroon 5 were announced to headline the Super Bowl halftime show, Todd said on both Twitter and in the review that Maroon 5 were just a Trojan horse for a Cardi B halftime show, where she'd do a mini-set and blow Maroon 5 out of the water, which isn't an unreasonable prediction, since Cardi was the guest rapper on "Girls Like You". But then, as part of a protest against the NFL for their blackballing of Colin Kaepernick, Cardi refused to perform at the Super Bowl.note 
    • Todd's immense dislike for the band reached its high point around the time of the review, basically making saying "Fuck you, Maroon 5, you suck!" a Running Gag in the review, when he listed "Wait" as a honorable mention, and when he placed "Girls Like You" at #1 in the Top 10 Worst Hit Songs of 2018, and basically wondering how they are still popular. In the weeks leading to the Super Bowl, Maroon 5's decision to play at halftime was highly criticized due to many bands and musicians having previously turned down performing because of the aforementioned protest for the NFL's treatment of Kaepernick, and the performance itself and Adam Levine's antics during it were at best widely derided and mocked and at worst renewed the slew of criticism towards the band.

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