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YMMV / Demi Lovato

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  • Awesome Music: There are great songs from all four of her albums.
    • Don't Forget: La La Land, Get Back, Trainwreck, Don't Forget, Two Worlds Collide, The Middle, Until You're Mine.
    • Here We Go Again: Solo, U Got Nothin' on Me, Catch Me, Quiet, Every Time You Lie, Got Dynamite, World of Chances, Remember December, Everything You're Not.
    • Unbroken: Lightweight, Unbroken, Fix a Heart, Mistake, Give Your Heart a Break, SkyscraperFor The Love Of A Daughter
    • Demi: Pretty much every song on this album is great in some way.
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    • Her cover of "Let it Go" for the end credits of Frozen has been hailed as nearly the equal of the original. Given that the original in question is sung by Broadway powerhouse Idina Menzel, that's no small compliment.
    • "Cool for the Summer", especially all those synths in the chorus. Todd in the Shadows, never an easy critic to please, perfectly summed it up as "an atom bomb of a song."
    • "Confident", particularly the horns in the chorus. The song certainly lives up to its title.
    • "Stone Cold", particularly her Saturday Night Live performance of the song in 2015.
    • The album Tell Me You Love Me is considered by her fans to be her best album, ranking at 72 on Metacritic but with an 8.1 score from the audience.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "Who's That Boy", full stop.
    • "La La Land", "Get Back", "Remember December", "Me, Myself And Time", "Skyscraper", "Heart Attack" , "Neon Lights", "Something That We're Not", "Give Your Heart A Break" and "Cool For The Summer" also count.
  • Epic Riff: "Cool For The Summer" goes pretty hard.
    • The opening brass section in "Confident".
  • Fan Community Nickname: "Lovatics" or "Skyscrapers", the latter due to her inspirational single of the same name.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With Fifth Harmony, which isn't surprising since they wouldn't exist without her.
  • Growing the Beard: While her sixth album Tell Me You Love Me sits at a sightly lower Metacritic score than Confident (72/100 compared to 74/100), it sits at way higher user score and the general trend with the album's reviews is that this is the album where she hits her artistic stride.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Sober, which already dealt with her end of 6 years of sobriety, became even more sad when she suffered a near-fatal Heroin overdose just barely a month after the song was released.
  • Heartwarming Moments:
    • A certain video on YouTube in which, in the middle of a concert, she gets a frog and acts like a completely adorable hyper kid.
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    • For an example from her songs, "Give Your Heart a Break" has a very sweet premise; the song's narrator trying to help a boy she likes after learning that he's had his heart broken one too many times.
    • That's nothing compared to the time when a 5 year-old fan of hers proposed to her in a really sweet way. You can even pinpoint the time she goes back to being Sonny Munroe during the whole thing! AWW, indeed.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "My Girl Britney" on an old video with her friend Selena Gomez, Random Dancing, to their favourite songs in 2008 in that context she was a big fan, now they are actually friends and it takes on a new meaning.
    • During Demi's performance of "Confident" at the 2015 American Music Awards, a brief cut to an entranced Joe Jonas in the audience gave one too many viewers Camp Rock flashbacks.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • A clip of The X Factor, in which a contestant — incensed at receiving criticism from a teenager — quipped that she uses Auto Tune and he didn't, gained a lot of online popularity.
    • A photo of her turned out more unflattering than intended due to extremely bad lighting and shadow, making her look like a Gonk instead of beautiful. The Gonk was named Poot by fans, and Poot was christened to be Lovato's long-lost sister. This cooled off quickly, as Demi made no secret that she hated this meme.
    • This mashup of "Stone Cold" with a different Stone Cold. Bonus points for the mashup running three minutes and sixteen seconds long.
    • A bizarre and ridiculous made-up copypasta about a fan claiming to have met her and been upset by her callous behaviour spawning the phrases "(whispers) obesity", "vagina flick" and "delete it fat", which became memes on pop music forums. Part of its appeal is the irony that her well-known mental health advocacy, including body positivity, makes the story even more silly and implausible.
  • Tear Jerker: "Skyscraper", "Every Time You Lie", "For the Love of A Daughter", "Until You're Mine", "Don't Forget, World Of Chances", "Shouldn't Come Back"....and so much more!
    • Her June 2018 single "Sober" might be the saddest one she's released to date; it's a piano ballad very explicitly about her falling off the wagon after six years of sobriety, and how she feels like she has let down her family, her fans, and herself in the process. The studio version is a hard listen by itself, but this live performance ups the emotion ten-fold. She manages to keep her composure for most of the song, but after she sings the line "I'm sorry for the fans I lost", her crowd responds with a massive cheer of encouragement and support that makes her audibly choked up during the next few lines.


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