Now That Was Totally On The Radio and Stuff! Vol. 2: Forgotten Singles of the Early 2000s

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Picking up from 50 Memorable Songs Of The Late 1990s That Apparently Only You Remember, Even Though They Were Totally On The Radio And Stuff. This period is now further from us than the late 90s thread was when I started it in 2007, so we should have some certainty about what's really, permanently slipped through the cracks. To start us off:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu-fH2b7Pro#t=176

Elwood - Sundown (thanks to MarkoP on the old thread). Mellow rap-rock walk through Gordon Lightfoot's classic with a strong whiff of Sugar Ray. I remember my mom in the car going "Now why on earth would you do that?" I feel like there were a lot of songs in this sensitive skater-songwriter vein, but off the top of my head I'm just coming up with "Heaven Is A Halfpipe," which was big enough to have its own ILM thread. Sadly, Elwood seem to have been unable to capitalize on their first success; per Wiki: "Elwood's second record was released independently in 2005. Although not a lot is known about this record, it can be heard at Elwood's website."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJr2PhGgbKo

Keith Murray - Candi Bar - Just a huge time capsule to me in terms of the beat, the visuals of the video, everything. Also a great, stupid rapper-sample interchange: "How could I manifest her uniqueness in vernacular?" Like a chocolate candy bar... "Yeah, that describes her!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl3vGClF_hA

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American - The revved-up "get rocked!" first single that led into massive crossover "The Middle." Always thought this could have or should have been bigger, amidst all the "return of rock" business.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Monday, 14 September 2015 03:42 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ao2u7F_Qzg

hackshaw, Monday, 14 September 2015 03:48 (two years ago) Permalink

I'd probably have to know these first before I could forget them.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 14 September 2015 06:00 (two years ago) Permalink

They were totally on the radio! And stuff! I don't remember "The Rasmus" at all though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQW5sf7zPxo

VAST - Free - Gothy dross with a hooky sort of chorus. Always thought the dude's super shiny jacket seemed sort of out of place, but the attack of giant CGI spiders is maybe the most 'period' touch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLftjtN9Hpk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6S9KTzXbEY

Busta Rhymes - "Fire" and "Get Out!!" - flop singles from his basically forgotten 2000 album Anarchy, which I think suffered from a bit of a Busta glut on the market. Neither of these quite smells like a smash hit to be honest but I've always been fond of both of them; "Get Out!!" is a post-"Hard Knock Life" kids' chorus song that just gives me a good-times vibe, and "Fire" really rides that super metallic, alien Diana Ross sample the whole way through.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 02:23 (two years ago) Permalink

great thread already

mods = chickenshit idiots (D-40), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 04:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Solitair - easy to slip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6VoygloCOo

non-backpacker canadian rap pre-Drake

mods = chickenshit idiots (D-40), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 04:26 (two years ago) Permalink

I assume since it has a bunch of ILX posts Philly's Most Wanted or something like that is too well remembered.

But what about Philly rapper Mil, who had a record & video with the Hot Boyz:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ekfj_mil-ft-lil-wayne-b-g-ride-out_music

mods = chickenshit idiots (D-40), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 04:31 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOPN24hyspU

hackshaw, Tuesday, 15 September 2015 04:34 (two years ago) Permalink

loving the phrase "a bit of a Busta glut on the market"

jaymc, Tuesday, 15 September 2015 04:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Does Remy Shand count?
https://vimeo.com/70676073

mods = chickenshit idiots (D-40), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 04:42 (two years ago) Permalink

I don't remember "The Rasmus" at all though.

Yeah, they only charted in Europe, and not for long. A few Finnish rock bands did well around then iirc. In Finland they all ended up being put on stamps.

Uh... there's a lot of suitable stuff from the May 14, 2000 UK chart, but none of it contains the line:

"This tune's gonna punish you."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-OKiKYdRJA

This one 'shockingly' stalled at #2, beaten by Spiller's "Groovejet".

flyingtrain (sbahnhof), Tuesday, 15 September 2015 05:16 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7UvbwCjXUk

hackshaw, Tuesday, 15 September 2015 05:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Sev - Huh. Never heard that. Sub-sub-Bizkit thing, kinda cool for a minute at the start when it seems like they're gonna make more out of the plainchant sample, but it never stands a chance against the shrill guitar onslaught. Actually even more than Bizkit it sounds like P.O.D., specifically "Boom" which I considered for this thread but rejected since I think I've at least heard it in a movie trailer or something since it faded away.

Bad Ronald - Oh woww.. this is right at that "have I heard this? I haven't heard this. wait, I've heard this" line. The band achieved little success in spite of their promotion with MTV. The group formed in 1999 after working shows in New York City. The group wanted "to form a band that combined rap, pop, rock, and sophomoric humor."

Rehab - Wow this is irritating. Oddly I would 100% believe you if you'd just posted it to the rolling worst songs of 2015 thread as some new garish band trying to be funny in their videos; except for the chorus which does sound very 99/00 to me (can't place what song in particular it's reminding me of).

Solitair maybe the most defensible thing on the thread so far, actually sounds like a reasonable song on first listen. I was digging Steriogram until the guy started singing, trying wayyyyy too hard there dude. Love the flagrant attempt at a "Fell In Love With A Girl" type gimmick three years late, though at least they committed to it and spent some time on the stop-motion and all that. Reminds me that I would like to post Kenna, "Hell Bent" (the "Controoooolin' meeeee" song with the gloomy stop motion video about little sad industrial arts-and-crafts people) but it seems that it's not on YouTube, perhaps due to rights problems with the animation (which I think was previously a separate short film of its own).

So instead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lAxkNm2OBY

Grand Theft Audio - Stoopid Ass: The lead-off track to the Dude, Where's My Car? soundtrack!

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 September 2015 00:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Wheatus - Leroy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyJ9CblhZmg

The other song by that band that isn't Weezer.

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:09 (two years ago) Permalink

And speaking of non packbacker pre-Drake Canadian rap:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rNBDQvQ-9c

I could really fill this thread up with lots of half forgotten Can-Con, but I'll refrain for now.

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:14 (two years ago) Permalink

And in my first semester of university, where I had no tv and no internet, and thus relied on the radio for my entertainment, I remember this song by "Not John Mayer":
Josh Kelley - Amazing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R189rki4j9k

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:26 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm also trying to remember a video from circa 2000-2002 that was by a pop punk group that was done in the style of an infomercial, which also may have been Canadian.

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:28 (two years ago) Permalink

this is a whole new level of garbage compared to anything posted previously.

really good for a laugh though

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ-QGLlniLM

hackshaw, Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:35 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbHfgXJKn1Y

hackshaw, Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Busta's "Fire is half epic half "can I only download this mp3 in 96k?"

Norse Jung (Eric H.), Thursday, 17 September 2015 04:03 (two years ago) Permalink

I don't think I could ever forget about The Rasmus, that track seemed to be fucking everywhere in the UK at the time and still seems to be quite well remembered.

Turrican, Thursday, 17 September 2015 08:50 (two years ago) Permalink

same here, and it's just the worst song - guess bcz I liked it at the time (I was very young!) it never really left me

niels, Thursday, 17 September 2015 14:07 (two years ago) Permalink

I still hear that Fuel track at my gym...

skip, Thursday, 17 September 2015 14:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Long Beach Dub All Stars - Sunny Hours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSSVaW5fklc

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 14:38 (two years ago) Permalink

Also in the category of Post-Sublime Rappish Rock:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR2a8mccuJY

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 14:41 (two years ago) Permalink

The one song by this Australia band that made it's way to the North American rock charts:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM_eb0vVo0k

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 14:56 (two years ago) Permalink

Most of these deserve to be forgotten.

The New Gay Sadness (cryptosicko), Thursday, 17 September 2015 16:15 (two years ago) Permalink

"Hemorrhage" was probably too big to ever really be forgotten, but a pretty amazing period piece regardless - dude's whole look with the bleached shaggy 'do and the necklace and the best scenery-chewing SERIOUS EMOTING this side of Eddie Vedder. It's a plausible contender for "last song of the 90s" in that sense, though sonically it is very close to other kinda watery-sounding overstuffed 2000-era cheeze (e.g. Vertical Horizon).

More crap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88EW1HU3ci0

Angie Aparo - Spaceship - what I think of whenever I use the word "watery" to describe this period of radio rock - the flange effect or whatever on this guy's voice is just really shitty, plus all the noodley electronic stuff sprinkled around in the background. Yikes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9HBzXitoGc

Mest - What's The Dillio? - Catchy with a stupid hook and a gross aiming-for-rom-com teenage premise ("there's something special to her, she's / not just another whore"). See also Stop trying to make "What's the dillio?" happen: Songs that hitch their wagon to slang of the moment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAURo0rwt6g

Hot Action Cop - Fever For the Flava - A truly grotesque and awful video for a stupid and offensive song that has always occupied a weirdly fond place in my heart, mainly because the chorus, with different lyrics about a different subject entirely, really could have been a great little feel-good anthem.

Overall yeah, thread not exactly overflowing with lost classics as of yet. I confess to a longstanding fondness for "Heaven Is A Halfpipe" for some inexplicable reason.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 September 2015 18:07 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7DTG_O5zow

Busta Rhymes feat. Kelis - What It Is - more of the Busta glut, from the second Violator album, with the Neptunes presenting basically the Platonic template of Neptunes backing tracks. This did well on the US Rap chart but seems to have pretty much disappeared, perhaps owing to the sort of abstract and nonspecific hook from Kelis (though I do like the way it SOUNDS) - not much to relate to here, just, you know, a few minutes of Busta doing Busta stuff.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 September 2015 18:14 (two years ago) Permalink

This song, along with Busta's "Get Out", kind of occupy the same space in my mind and will pop up randomly in my head from time to time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3laveWE68yA

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 19:33 (two years ago) Permalink

this thread is a sausagefest

so, here, an entry in "female-fronted power-pop of the sort that would appear on '90s teen movie soundtracks" as well as "did nobody listen to these lyrics before placing it in this movie"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsFrly5XBAI

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, 17 September 2015 19:39 (two years ago) Permalink

That last collection of rock songs is all new to me and absolutely horrible.

skip, Thursday, 17 September 2015 19:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Well in an attempt to not make this a complete sausage fest:
Hoku - The Burrito Song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMoVIuCnhho

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 19:46 (two years ago) Permalink

this was on the radio quite often in its year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APz6cjxRcU4

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, 17 September 2015 19:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Decent female pop punk, but cringe inducing video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO03oq2eQ7w

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 20:07 (two years ago) Permalink

One more for the crap pile:
Nitty - Nasty Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zY9Oa5DZj4

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

man, that Jimmy Eat World song actually rules though.

it's like Fugazi and Def Leppard slugging it out in an alleyway

hackshaw, Thursday, 17 September 2015 20:38 (two years ago) Permalink

MarkoP, God bless you for reminding me "Heaven Is a Halfpipe" exists

How about "Do Right" by Jimmie's Chicken Shack? Technically late 1999, but I think it fits here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WR3gF9J0hQ

J. Sam, Thursday, 17 September 2015 20:41 (two years ago) Permalink

Kazzer - Pedal to The Metal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STy1UL49FZM

Might have been a bigger hit in Canada than the US, but I do remember this showing up in a bunch of movies and TV shows like Fast and the Furious and Malcolm in the Middle.

MarkoP, Thursday, 17 September 2015 22:05 (two years ago) Permalink

I was doing some research a while back and was surprised to find this r&b song had been a top ten pop hit even though I'd never heard of the artist. It turned out not only had I totally heard it, but it's also the source material for a Mac Dre classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-4ifzbMqXM

Debelah Morgan - Dance With Me

best beloved george benson (The Reverend), Friday, 18 September 2015 00:00 (two years ago) Permalink

neat

flyingtrain (sbahnhof), Friday, 18 September 2015 00:50 (two years ago) Permalink

as we said back then (..maybe)

flyingtrain (sbahnhof), Friday, 18 September 2015 00:50 (two years ago) Permalink

hey best buy pushed the hell out of her back then...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbR73AITYz0

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Friday, 18 September 2015 01:06 (two years ago) Permalink

ILX's last mention of him was 2008! again, a Best Buy sampler favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWwdh6FGL4M

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Friday, 18 September 2015 01:12 (two years ago) Permalink

holy fuck, is that Ashlee Simpson?

this sounds like Goo Goo Dolls if Metal Blade were the name of their cutlery sponsor instead of a punk label.

hackshaw, Friday, 18 September 2015 01:20 (two years ago) Permalink

yep that's Ashlee Simpson. he was dating her at the time!

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Friday, 18 September 2015 01:23 (two years ago) Permalink

most Puddle of Mudd songs are still pretty well remembered but I'll be damned if I've heard anybody hum or sing this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyDykQWck74

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Friday, 18 September 2015 01:24 (two years ago) Permalink

I even remember singing this at a karaoke night once! now I barely remember its hook at all (mostly cos, like most Musiq songs of the time, it didn't really have one!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzBD8t0sB-4

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Friday, 18 September 2015 01:28 (two years ago) Permalink

like "Hemmorhage", this was a pretty big hit. but it's not like your gonna hear it anywhere unless you're wine drunk at a Sizzler on a Thursday evening or shopping for Hallmark cards. insanely forgotten band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ac3HkriqdGQ

hackshaw, Friday, 18 September 2015 01:33 (two years ago) Permalink

he told me not to, but i did

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 4 October 2015 02:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Forgotten all-female group Dream's "He Loves U Not". Amazing production (that drum sound!) and sass

beamish13, Sunday, 4 October 2015 05:49 (two years ago) Permalink

quarashi is a good call.

billstevejim, Sunday, 4 October 2015 06:28 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A12-KN5UijA

The Crystal Method - The Name of the Game. The "calling all freaks" song with Tom Morello guitar work and the creepy guy with a nose for a head. Heavily MTV2'ed in my memory, and heavily used in soundtracks and search according to Wiki. But it's built out of a bunch of fragmentary hooks, almost waiting to be re-excerpted for little momentary interstitial blurts of sound, leaving it feeling less like a song than, say, "Trip Like I Do."

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 October 2015 17:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Not sure if this is quite "forgotten" or just one of those songs that people forget the artist's name:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZkM_nOJ3d4

Also tends to occupy the same space in my mind as BBMak's Back Here, which I do still here from time to time in supermarkets.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 6 October 2015 19:14 (two years ago) Permalink

Before I even heard the song, or knew who Avril Lavigne was, I remember seeing mentions that there was this new "Complicated" song that was enterring the charts, and I thought they were talking about this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl8CVYeV1Fk

MarkoP, Tuesday, 6 October 2015 19:28 (two years ago) Permalink

aw, that Evan and Jaron song is (and they are) adorable...

skip, Tuesday, 6 October 2015 19:48 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3LE6_y8J0s

Soulfly - Back to the Primitive. Much-mocked around my dorm room (similar to Mudvayne's "Dig" and that Slipknot video where a kid has only rusty, dirty water to pour in his Froot Loops). No idea what just knocked it loose from my memory. Horrendous nu-metal injected with exoticizing hippie bullshit and a video rendered virtually unwatchable through amateurish knob-twiddling re: contrast and saturation. Essentially, "What if Disturbed were more brightly lit?"

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 10 October 2015 20:47 (two years ago) Permalink

my pick for rolling worst songs of 2000 btw

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 10 October 2015 20:48 (two years ago) Permalink

hey i'm a huge fan of "dig" and have never knowingly listened to soulfly so here goes

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Saturday, 10 October 2015 21:14 (two years ago) Permalink

ok yeah that's rough and i think roots is kind of a masterpiece

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Saturday, 10 October 2015 21:23 (two years ago) Permalink

I now just remembered the existence of Kottonmouth Kings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba1H-0nNTT8

MarkoP, Saturday, 10 October 2015 21:25 (two years ago) Permalink

[ "I Will Be Waiting" by D-Cru/Craig Smart ] - This is one of those Canadian songs that seems instantly recognizable to me, as if I've heard it a ton of times, but I'm not sure if it's because it got a lot radio play here in Canada, or if it's a shameless knockoff of a more popular song that I just can't quite identify

The D-Cru cut has shades of "Truly Madly Deeply" in the verse and the chorus sounds like, kind of a million things I think. lol at the torso video.

At first I heard it as "Backstreet meets Uncle Kraker"... (um... "Krackstreet"?). It might be one of the most shamelessly derivative songs in history! Too much well-known stuff to list. (The chorus alone is Richard Marx's 'Right Here Waiting' plus maybe a bit of "Like A Prayer"... plus, well, that's enough).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDDh93CSRqE

Matt Darey's Mash Up feat. Marcella Woods – "Beautiful"

Speaking of things that sound like things :-) Around the millennium, a lot of UK radio sounded like this. What I'd tentatively call, um, "trance"? "Summery Euro vibes?" "This [track] cannot be classed as Trance it is more like old skool garage music i would say if you count the beats in the record". Well, whatever it's called, dance music was huge then. It made up 37% of UK singles sales in 2000.

(Probably a lot of generic/uninteresting stuff among it, but maybe some hidden gems too. I'm not qualified to judge, evidently!)

flyingtrain (sbahnhof), Sunday, 11 October 2015 03:00 (two years ago) Permalink

I heard that Evan & Jaron song at Wal Mart the other night.

Also: My local Waffle House had a double-sided "Crazy For This Girl" single in it's jukebox for about as long as they had a singles jukebox (8-9 years).

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 11 October 2015 04:06 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AsLRPzqdpc

Ozzy Osbourne - Gets Me Through (2001). Lead single from his first album in six years (and his last pre-Osbournes). Lyrically tied up in a not-very-interesting meta-commentary on Ozzy's career and his relationship with his fans, but some okay riffing and stuff.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 October 2015 16:57 (two years ago) Permalink

I remember that video, but not the song.

The follow-up single, Dreamer, I remember quite well.

MarkoP, Monday, 19 October 2015 17:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Black Crowes - Lickin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arU46YyLSP0

Mostly I just remember hating the song because I found it obnoxious and annoying, and thought the video was boring.

MarkoP, Monday, 19 October 2015 17:26 (two years ago) Permalink

I wonder if I know the Ozzy more from commercials for it, featuring clips of the video, than of the whole video? Most of it didn't really seem all that familiar, just mainly the "I'm not the Antichrist or / the Iron Man."

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 October 2015 21:01 (two years ago) Permalink

The Crystal Method - The Name of the Game. The "calling all freaks" song with Tom Morello guitar work and the creepy guy with a nose for a head. Heavily MTV2'ed in my memory, and heavily used in soundtracks and search according to Wiki. But it's built out of a bunch of fragmentary hooks, almost waiting to be re-excerpted for little momentary interstitial blurts of sound, leaving it feeling less like a song than, say, "Trip Like I Do."

Not to mention that this was used in SO MANY COMMERCIALS, it was totally unavoidable that year

Love that Bad Ronald was mentioned upthread. I heard the song once on MTV and liked it but never heard of them again. "I've been waitin' all day for that Bad Ronald, man!" - one of the alltime greatest song intros, if you ask me

frogbs, Monday, 19 October 2015 21:14 (two years ago) Permalink

that crystal method was kinda sneakily unavoidable, didn't actually crossover to become a radio hit but managed to be everywhere in some capacity. the last big beat track to manage that kind of profile iirc.

balls, Monday, 19 October 2015 21:32 (two years ago) Permalink

THE BRAVERY - HONEST MISTAKE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8vzbezVru4

Kinda exploiting a New Order vibe.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 19 October 2015 22:15 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i suspect "name of the game" was heard way more than much of the stuff in this thread, but without it leading to people knowing it as a piece of music in its own right, even as a thing with no name or artist (the way "rock n roll pt. 2" is) - just some sounds you heard a lot one particular year.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 October 2015 23:18 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm not sure i ever heard it on the radio (i would imagine it got a little airplay on eg 99x but by that point altrock radio was starting to die out and really diminished in terms of having an impact on the larger culture), it never got a high profile film/tv appearance like fatboy slim or lofi allstars and unlike 'days go by' or 'remind me' it use in ads wasn't so prominent and the tune itself wasn't so distinct or songlike as w/ 'days go by' and 'remind me' that it could create a groundswell of interest, it was just generic doritos music.

balls, Monday, 19 October 2015 23:22 (two years ago) Permalink

it's interesting cuz its mainstream profile was probably slightly higher than 'one more time's at the time ('one more time' managed some video airplay but that was it) but 'one more time' had this immediate afterlife as a jock jam and then daft punk become embraced in this profound way in 97 w/ the tour and kanye and bloghouse in general being tied to them so that by the time their effective followup (in that they let everyone know that hey, they're making an effort this time) they'd be well known enough in the mainstream they could get hyped pre-release on kelly ripa and michael strahan.

balls, Monday, 19 October 2015 23:28 (two years ago) Permalink

ha, "doritos music." yeah. i definitely saw that awful nose guy a lot on MTV2 in the dorms, but that pretty much says it all. ha, i was just going to bring up lo-fidelity all-stars - do people know "battleflag" as a song? i was watching coyote ugly with some friends the other night and somehow that was the most jarring and embarrassing musical cue in the whole thing.

"one more time" was off their 2001 album btw; dunno that they ever were well-known in the mainstream til "get lucky" but they went from something that dance people and avid watchers of mtv's electronica programming knew about to something that radiohead/flaming lips people knew about (and liked), and having both in your pocket is probably very helpful for building hype and connections with your kanyes and your blogs and such. i do remember a girl i had a crush on in high school, who was generally not into outlandish or weird music, talking to me in english class about catching this crazy "around the world" video on TV and being really interested in it. so who knows.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 October 2015 23:45 (two years ago) Permalink

"battleflag" got a good bit of radio airplay and was featured very very prominently in a very very big episode of e.r.

balls, Monday, 19 October 2015 23:49 (two years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAJR8EX40is

Moony - Acrobats (Looking For Balance)

I'm sure I remember this being played on the radio? it was the follow up to Point Of View and Dove (I'll Be Loving You), both of which were huge hits, but this one only reached #64 in the UK charts. apparently Moony released another album in Japan and Brazil in 2009 but I can't find any information on what she's been up to since then.

soref, Monday, 19 October 2015 23:53 (two years ago) Permalink

is Point of View remembered in the US? wikipedia says that it was a 'U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play number-one single', but I don't really understand how the US charts work, is that a big deal? did you see a lot of the video with the cardboard woman?

soref, Monday, 19 October 2015 23:56 (two years ago) Permalink

billboard dance music chart is imo the weirdest and most mysterious chart in terms of methodology and what it signifies

balls, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 00:00 (one year ago) Permalink

iirc they poll a hundred british twentysomethings at random and more or less go with that, but i am not really a regular attendee at Hot Dance Music Clubs. have never heard, or heard of, "moony" before, anyway.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 01:20 (one year ago) Permalink

no that chart decidedly doesn't have an anglophile tilt

balls, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 02:04 (one year ago) Permalink

never seen any tom petty on it either fwiw

balls, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 02:04 (one year ago) Permalink

hardy har har

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 02:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Many XPs..."Battleflag" was a Top 10 Modern Rock hit, and was sufficiently recognizable that my local station had a station id tag based on it's chorus for awile in the early '00s.

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 02:08 (one year ago) Permalink

I think it may have varied a bit regionally? I remember my buddy in Auburn railing against it, like it was this major sensation that they were playing every hour, and me being like "huh, I don't even know what that is." I'd heard it but it wasn't as big of a deal.

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 02:11 (one year ago) Permalink

it's def '99. from same spring as "praise you" and "let forever be."

billstevejim, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 02:12 (one year ago) Permalink

oh yeah, wasn't submitting it as "forgotten" here, just following up balls on it being a point of comparison

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 02:15 (one year ago) Permalink

in retrospect spring 99 peak big beat in america, "rockafeller skank" also peaked here then thx to she's all that - http://youtu.be/r4mQmoD72tc

balls, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 02:51 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7iY2pE0mpo

Scent - "Up & Down"

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 10:01 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6m7Ga1uRjQ

Bubba Sparxxx - "Lovely" (2001). Probably not so forgotten on websites that host Timbaland track polls (it didn't place). The followup and, I guess, conceptual twin, to "Ugly," but not burdened by trying to offer up a theme song intro number to this new countrified rapper. (The video in particular sheds all the pig-ridin', road-house folks stuff from its predecessor.) The hook is decent and there are some memorable rhymes in there though I can certainly see why it didn't take off. Suspect for most folks his discography has effectively contracted to "Ms. New Booty" and, for the hep cats, "Deliverance."

Frump 'n' Dump (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 7 November 2015 07:38 (one year ago) Permalink

I liked Deliverance at the time. Were any of the singles from that album on the radio n stuff?

billstevejim, Monday, 9 November 2015 02:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I think I heard/saw "Deliverance" at least a little, but I might be mixing it up with it getting really good reviews and me checking it out? In my mind this was a Pitchfork-hyped album but now I can't find anything about it there. Anyway it made #9 on the US Rap chart so it must have gotten at least a decent amount of airplay for a minute. "Jimmy Mathis" and "Back in the Mud" otoh went absolutely nowhere.

Another pick:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKEWdRPRf3I

Fatboy Slim - Bird of Prey. This was big in the UK, but in the US it was a career-suicide single that I remember getting played on MTV2 for maybe a week or so. It sounds better to me now than it did then, when I was mostly just baffled - this trippy, dreamy little meditation on Jim Morrison (and, apparently, atomic-war pilots on acid) is how he's going to follow up the wacky good times party jams of his smash album? Oookay....!

Frump 'n' Dump (Doctor Casino), Monday, 9 November 2015 02:45 (one year ago) Permalink

'lovely' was so dope, to me better than 'ugly'

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 9 November 2015 21:29 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgBYdsKqCsM

Scapegoat Wax - Aisle 10 (Hello Allison)

Had this brought to my attention tonight. Don't remember it whatsoever but several other people seemed to know it well. Kinda in the interzone between Elwood and "Shaniqua."

Doctor Casino, Friday, 27 November 2015 04:45 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMOZRk74QrY

Jin (with some Wyclef interjections) - Learn Chinese

the thirteenth floorior (Doctor Casino), Friday, 5 February 2016 21:24 (one year ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7F3vWGQsVI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR4WrdUyf7Y

The Breeders - "Huffer" and "Son Of Three." Neither is probably much forgotten by ILX alt-rock types but they're both great songs which were kinda out of time in the radio rock landscape of 2002 (the year of Linkin Park, POD and Chad Kroeger - though "You Know You're Right" did very very well).

The latter's single version is a completely different recording from the album - faster, generally more energetic. Gets stuck in my head all the time. If I find the door... I am the son of Go.

shandemonium padawan (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 16:37 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB2_MmtMoIc

DMX - Who We Be. Top ten US Rap and had a good stretch of video airplay for a minute but this kind of relentless BA-DUM! BA-DUM! BA-DUM! BA-DUM! had a pretty limited shelf life I think. At the time we reacted to it with easy take-offs, since at first blush he seems to just be listing things and we couldn't make out a lot of the words, so: point at random objects in the room and blurt out their names to the rhythm of the song. Actually reading the lyrics it seems much more pointed and, potentially, powerful than I'd thought. Still can't really get past the sound, personally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILCNAln_7Z4

Trick Daddy - I'm A Thug. #16 on US Rap, following the lower-charting but, I think, much bigger "Take It To Da House." The production on both audio and video could really not be from any moment other than the 99-01 pop interzone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTlKFbZBynE

The Offspring - Original Prankster. Also very much of that period (I think the video, which I can't find, would bear that out) and easily one of the shittiest songs of its entire genre. I've definitely bitched about it on ILX before - a garbage rewrite of the already godawful "Pretty Fly For A White Guy," with a pointless guest turn by Redman, and painstakingly-enunciated first-draft lyrics that bend and contort to try and fit the rhythm without making any real sense. It hit #2 on U.S. Alternative, but if you asked somebody to name a dozen Offspring hits I doubt they'd get to this one.

dustalo springsteen (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 November 2016 05:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

"Who We Be" is a great song!

JRN, Thursday, 17 November 2016 05:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Feel like there's a pretty deep well of sunny, club-oriented NOW! pop from this period that's sort of, not forgotten, but probably at a low ebb. Like, JoJo's "Leave (Get Out)" was 2 big a hit 2 be 4gotten... but is there any venue/outlet where it would be heard today? Maybe CVS I guess?

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 June 2017 17:27 (four months ago) Permalink

The SiriusXM station Pop2K is all about these.

As for FM, some Top 40 stations have lately been throwing in occasional Pop2K hits from lower in their respective "Hot 100 of the year" lists.

billstevejim, Monday, 19 June 2017 23:29 (four months ago) Permalink


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