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have you guys ever noticed that some bands most widely recognized songs are totally NOT the same as their over all style?

I found some examples:

AC/DC - Highway To Hell (I know many will disagree)
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Ozzy - Dreamer
and the craziest one I think
Van Halen - Jump

what do you think about this? just coincidence?
and do you have any other examples?
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Because they stand out...
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Quick question: How on earth can you tell apart the sound from any AC/DC song...?
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Quick question: How on earth can you tell apart the sound from any AC/DC song...?

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AC/DC - Highway To Hell (I know many will disagree)


Yeah, I will. It uses the same structure as many/all other AC/DC songs. I am however very interrested in why you think it is different.
#7
Nirvana's Nevermind album was very much different from their usual style, Kurt commented it and everything. Overall, he didnt like it.
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Quote by ErnestoFidel
have you guys ever noticed that some bands most widely recognized songs are totally NOT the same as their over all style?

I found some examples:

AC/DC - Highway To Hell (I know many will disagree)
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Ozzy - Dreamer
and the craziest one I think
Van Halen - Jump


Nothing Else Matters is a very typical Metallica ballad, the arpeggios are very Metallica-y, the same with the chord progression, I don't see what's so special about it.

Same with Highway to Hell.


Dreamer isn't very different from Ozzy's newer stuff.
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Megadeth and Symphony of Destruction. Seriously, it sounds like some heavy metal version of an AC/DC song.
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Yeah, I will. It uses the same structure as many/all other AC/DC songs. I am however very interrested in why you think it is different.


I just think it has that whole-stadium-sings-along feeling that earlier records didnt really have, well except for The Jack maybe.
I myself consider Problem Child as a song that sums up the early AC/DC style.

I know it wouldnt be easy to get my point across
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Overall, he didnt like it.

I think he more disliked being that popular than how the album sounded

either way we all know how the story ended
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I think he more disliked being that popular than how the album sounded

either way we all know how the story ended

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Nothing Else Matters is a very typical Metallica ballad, the arpeggios are very Metallica-y, the same with the chord progression, I don't see what's so special about it.



ok I can understand how people feel about Highway To Hell, but youre telling me you dont hear any difference from Nothing Else Matters to any other Metallica song?
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Ozzy - Dreamer




First of all, Ozzy has plenty of other ballads, and secondly, Dreamer is NOT one of Ozzy's most widely known songs. I'm sure Crazy Train, Bark At The Moon or any of his Sabbath stuff is more well known, I hadn't even heard of Dreamer until recently.

To be honest, I hadn't noticed this idea at all. I can think of lots of cases where the most well known songs are pretty much the same as the rest of the bands material:

Nightwish - Nemo
Arch Enemy - Nemesis
Within Temptation - What Have You Done
In Flames - Take This Life

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Quick question: How on earth can you tell apart the sound from any AC/DC song...?


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Don't forget Kiss' I was made for lovin you.
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I'd say any Pink Floyd song that was popular was a little distance from their real style. I mean, yeah, songs like Comfortably Numb and Another Brick in the Wall pt. II sound like Pink Floyd, but it's not what I would call 'typical'.
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#23
You sir, are an idiot.

Bands do not have to stick to a genre, but work around it.
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Song 2 would probably be their best known song yet their style is usually a lot different to that.
#25
actually, AC/DC is Back in Black
Ozzy is definitely Crazy Train,
and Van Halen is Eruption.
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#26
Whole Lotta Love-Led Zeppelin

yeah, its hard rock zeppelin song, but there are many more elements to their music
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National Express by the Divine Comedy. That song is really upbeat and accessible to the mainstream, but usually they are quite sombre, from what I've heard. Some even call them 'morose'.
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#28
the Cranberries - zombie.


It stands apart from the rest of their quieter, more folky/indie stuff.
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Bands do not have to stick to a genre, but work around it.
And read the rules on The Pit. X vs Y threads are not allowed.




You sir, are an idiot is the most annoying meme to date.

His point wasn't that those bands changed their genre, He's saying that their typical songs sound different from their famous one.

and this is not a versus thread.


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Extreme - More than words
Mr Big - To be with you

Two 'shred' bands most famous for acoustic songs.

Most of the songs listed are slightly more mainstream or radio friendly than their usual stuff.
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^ yeah but its a masterpiece.

but yeah its a little different
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Quote by ErnestoFidel
ok I can understand how people feel about Highway To Hell, but youre telling me you dont hear any difference from Nothing Else Matters to any other Metallica song?


Lets sum it up.

Lengthy, melodic intro

Simple chords arpeggiated

Build-up to memorable chorus

Heavy part

Solo

Outro


If that isn't a generic Metallica ballade then I don't know what else.

Fade to Black was however very different because it was their first "clean" song, Nothing Else Matters was merely a follow-up.
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Megadeth and Symphony of Destruction. Seriously, it sounds like some heavy metal version of an AC/DC song.


agreed

Also, pretty much anything on one of those "vintage rock collections" = any 80's ballad
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Dear God by Avenged Sevenfold

Greenday Time of your life

Radiohead Creep (much more of a Grunge song that there usual more experimental/alternative stuff)
#40
Hey, Soul Sister by Train was pretty out of their style, but that whole album was an awesome change-up for them

Killing In The Name Of - Rage Against The Machine, no rapping, more just rhythmic mantra chanting

Brick - Ben Folds Five (at least at the time)

Here Comes Your Man - Pixies, much poppier than usual
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