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"hits that were completely atypical of their era"


          

ideally if you come up with one, explain why it was atypical; compare/contrast it with other hits from the same year/period.

If we feel like running with it, we can then examine WHY it became a hit when it didn't sound like anything else popular at that time.

Or don't do any of that and just name a song in your reply line. Whatever.

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hits that were completely atypical of their era [View all] , lonesome_d, Thu Mar-31-11 09:33 AM
 
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Got anything in mind?
Mar 31st 2011
1
Aren't you supposed to kick it off?
Mar 31st 2011
2
LOL
Mar 31st 2011
3
1982 is probably my fave music year too.
Mar 31st 2011
29
      I can't tell u how funny it is to see u say that all these years later l...
Mar 31st 2011
31
           Oh trust: I am fully aware of the irony. BUT
Mar 31st 2011
86
I *do* have a job
Mar 31st 2011
7
      Fiddles and banjos though?
Mar 31st 2011
26
           I know you're capable of fleshing out an argument, my man
Mar 31st 2011
28
           okay, I just watched the video to refresh my memory
Mar 31st 2011
35
                All the instruments on that song are real, man!
Mar 31st 2011
38
                     tea chest bass, though, man?
Mar 31st 2011
39
                          I hear you.
Mar 31st 2011
47
completely?
Mar 31st 2011
4
the songs that seemed to come out of nowhere
Mar 31st 2011
8
      then: 'Rappers Delight'.
Mar 31st 2011
10
           an obvious choice for sure
Mar 31st 2011
14
"I know I can" - Nas
Mar 31st 2011
5
Fast Car (Tracy Chapman, April 1988)
Mar 31st 2011
6
absolutely agreed.
Mar 31st 2011
13
don't worry, be happy is another choice
Mar 31st 2011
16
      Funny thing that fish.....
Apr 01st 2011
92
Am I the only one
Apr 01st 2011
91
      never thought of that, but I could see it
Apr 01st 2011
102
Sly & The Family Stone "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)"
Mar 31st 2011
9
I agree and often think that song sounds more like 1973
Mar 31st 2011
12
'Cold Sweat', James Brown.
Mar 31st 2011
11
Jay-Z's 'Roc Boys' sounded like nothings else on popular radio..
Mar 31st 2011
15
it's all about the interpretation, and you make a good argument
Mar 31st 2011
17
That's a really good one..
Mar 31st 2011
18
Jay-Z had done the same w/the Blueprint singles as well
Mar 31st 2011
19
      That's true.
Mar 31st 2011
21
I don't have any examples but
Mar 31st 2011
24
The Girl from Ipanema (1964)
Mar 31st 2011
20
this is a great fuckin example
Apr 02nd 2011
124
Arrested Development - Tennesee
Mar 31st 2011
22
I'd like to see your argument for Tennessee
Mar 31st 2011
23
      Speach's sing song style, Speach's lyrical spiritual angle
Mar 31st 2011
25
           Is Tennessee the first hop hop hit to contain basically no rapping?
Mar 31st 2011
30
                interesting question
Mar 31st 2011
33
the majority of Outkast's hits
Mar 31st 2011
27
I would say Hey Ya in particular though n/m
Apr 01st 2011
111
Would Taco's Puttin on the Ritz count?
Mar 31st 2011
32
Prince When Doves Cry
Mar 31st 2011
34
I'm trying to think of a suitable response
Mar 31st 2011
46
      I remember the first time I heard it
Mar 31st 2011
51
Billy Joel - For The Longest Time
Mar 31st 2011
36
Nice! Yeah, doo-wop wasn't exactly in style then
Mar 31st 2011
41
right, a lot of Billy Joel's songs in that vein in that era
Mar 31st 2011
56
Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy
Mar 31st 2011
37
#16
Mar 31st 2011
40
      yeah, i posted after only reading your original post.
Mar 31st 2011
43
           jeeze, who made you a mod?
Mar 31st 2011
45
The Clipse - Grindin'
Mar 31st 2011
42
I'm just now seeing you said this...yep
Mar 31st 2011
74
You Can Call Me Al
Mar 31st 2011
44
Yeah!
Mar 31st 2011
57
successful, but in retrovision... awful.
Mar 31st 2011
58
      it served its purpose though.
Mar 31st 2011
63
           Masking the Africanisms? :/
Mar 31st 2011
67
                that too. :(
Mar 31st 2011
68
                lol...i don't know why but that cracked me up
Apr 01st 2011
107
hmm
Apr 01st 2011
94
DMX - Get At Me Dog
Mar 31st 2011
48
The Beatles & Ray Charles
Mar 31st 2011
49
'Family Affair', Sly & the Fam.
Mar 31st 2011
50
'Pump Up the Volume', MARRS
Mar 31st 2011
52
LOL
Mar 31st 2011
55
Agreed
Mar 31st 2011
62
Run DMC - It's Like That/Sucker MCs
Mar 31st 2011
53
Tiny Tim - Tiptoe Through the Tulips
Mar 31st 2011
54
"Through the Wire" was certainly the opposite of "Candy Shop"
Mar 31st 2011
59
Yeah but soul samples were everywhere in the wake of BP1
Mar 31st 2011
65
Drake's "Successful" didn't really sound like anything out
Mar 31st 2011
60
Yup, even "Best I ever had at the time" was different
Mar 31st 2011
71
"One in a Million"
Mar 31st 2011
61
Yea, and with that, maybe Notorious Thugs as well
Mar 31st 2011
76
Blue Cheer-Summertime Blues
Mar 31st 2011
64
That was 1968, right?
Mar 31st 2011
69
Mar 31st 2011
66
oh, man... if I had heard this, I wouldn't have guessed '94
Mar 31st 2011
81
RE: Case in point.
Apr 01st 2011
109
I remember this!
Apr 08th 2011
137
I'm gonna make an argument for Shania Twain
Mar 31st 2011
70
At the time? I'd even say "Grindin" in 2002
Mar 31st 2011
72
Nas - Made you look
Mar 31st 2011
73
definitely.
Mar 31st 2011
78
Eminem - My name is
Mar 31st 2011
75
RE: Eminem - My name is
Mar 31st 2011
77
Snoop "Sexual eruption/seduction"
Mar 31st 2011
79
Cee-Lo - Crazy, Kast - Elevators, Rosa Parks, Hey Ya,
Mar 31st 2011
80
Jay-Z - Death of Autotune.
Mar 31st 2011
82
Eh...it sounded just like PSA though
Mar 31st 2011
83
      What does that have to do with this post homie? lol.
Mar 31st 2011
85
           I guess it just didn't seem that left field to me, you hear PSA more tha...
Apr 01st 2011
98
                PSA is not even the same era as DOA
Apr 02nd 2011
126
Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody
Mar 31st 2011
84
Any post- Southernplayalistic Outkast hit.
Mar 31st 2011
87
what did playa's ball sound like compared to everything else out
Apr 01st 2011
113
      parcyde and some others were on that vibe
Apr 02nd 2011
125
      It was a breath of fresh air (for those who liked it)
Apr 02nd 2011
128
Dee-lite "Groove is in the Heart"
Mar 31st 2011
88
tom cochrane - life is a highway
Mar 31st 2011
89
for some reason I was thinking the version from Cars was Sheryl Crow
Apr 01st 2011
101
      RE: for some reason I was thinking the version from Cars was Sheryl Crow
Apr 01st 2011
112
Nas - One Mic
Apr 01st 2011
90
Damn, hell yea. Shit sounded waaaaaaaaaay diff
Apr 01st 2011
100
Spread Love - Take 6
Apr 01st 2011
93
how about right now: Adele's Rolling in the deep
Apr 01st 2011
95
mambo #5
Apr 01st 2011
96
that was really mischaracterized more than anything else, imho
Apr 01st 2011
105
Great post....
Apr 01st 2011
97
Doin da butt?
Apr 01st 2011
99
Norah Jones - First Album
Apr 01st 2011
103
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians - What I Am
Apr 01st 2011
104
hmmm
Apr 01st 2011
106
      I was going to post "What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes
Apr 01st 2011
108
Cee-Lo - Fuck You. Amy Winehouse stuff.
Apr 01st 2011
110
Outkast - Bombs Over Baghdad
Apr 01st 2011
114
D4L - Laffy Taffy
Apr 01st 2011
115
Eh...it came out after Dem Franchize Boyz songs tho right?
Apr 02nd 2011
116
      i wasn't sure. i hated it more than Dem Francise Boyz tho.
Apr 02nd 2011
119
           Yeah I hated it...but Franchize Boyz "White tee" killed tees 2 me
Apr 04th 2011
130
Thuggish Ruggish Bone
Apr 02nd 2011
117
Me'Shell Ndegeocello - "If That's Your Boyfriend He Wasn't Last Night"
Apr 02nd 2011
118
Yung Joc - It's Goin' Down
Apr 02nd 2011
120
LOL I think it still followed that Snap format, just added a dance
Apr 02nd 2011
123
Amy Winehouse-Rehab
Apr 02nd 2011
121
Buster Poindexter - Hot, Hot, Hot
Apr 02nd 2011
122
Still Tippin
Apr 02nd 2011
127
Lovers and Friends
Apr 04th 2011
129
Club hit? D4L "Scotty" (Geeked up)
Apr 07th 2011
131
Every Kanye single since Flashing Lights.....
Apr 07th 2011
132
Day and Night
Apr 07th 2011
133
RE: Day and Night
Apr 07th 2011
134
      If that's the case, then ALL of 808's counts
Apr 07th 2011
135
      Nope. Day and Night came out before 808s
Apr 08th 2011
136
Bubba Sparxxx-Ugly n/m
Apr 08th 2011
138
I just realized nobody mentioned Cher Chez La Ghost
Apr 19th 2011
139
RE: hits that were completely atypical of their era
Apr 20th 2011
140

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