Catch-22;3684555 said:If you don't know some of these bands you need to listen to more music rather than assume they aren't popular.
"Paralyzer" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at number 97 in June 2007. It proceeded to slowly gain in airplay and digital sales over the months. For the chart week of November 24, 2007 (over six months after the song was released), it became the band's first-career Top Ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100, rising from #14 to #10 for that catalog week. The song then proceeded to reach a new peak of #6 on the Hot 100 over a month later, for the chart week of January 5, 2008. The song became the band's first #1 on the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts. Also on the Modern Rock charts, it tied 30 Seconds to Mars "The Kill (Bury Me)" and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus "Face Down" for the record of most weeks on that chart at 52 weeks. It also found great success on the Billboard Adult Top 40, eventually climbing into the top five of the chart at #3. As of August, 2009, the song has sold over 2,654,000 digital downloads in the United States.The track peaked at #12 on the Australian Singles Chart based on downloads alone; an amazing achievement considering eighty percent of single sales come from physical releases. Paralyzer is one of the most successful hits for the band. However at the end of the year the single ranked a dismal #58.The song topped the Alternative genre on iTunes. iTunes also named "Paralyzer" the #1 rock song and #8 song overall of 2007. The single has been certified double platinum (2,457,058 downloads) by the RIAA.On the Canadian Singles Chart, the song became the band's second #1 following 2003's "One Thing." It also did well on the Canadian Hot 100, reaching #3. The song later debuted at #10 on the New Zealand RIANZ chart in February 2008, becoming the band's first charting song there. It climbed to #7 the following week.
nolanandrew;3685101 said:No, I don't. I didn't say they weren't good. "Popular" denotes that they are well-known by the populace. Meaning average people. I'm an average person. I listen to the radio. I check out the itunes top 100 quite a bit. I read Entertainment Weekly. I even watch "Subterranean" on MTV2 for my semi-niche music fix. And I've never heard of any of these bands. That's not to say they're not good. They're just not big names. Since I don't live under a rock, I don't have to "assume" a band's not popular. I just know it. If you'd like to prove me wrong, please point to a time when any of the bands from today had a song on the Billboard Top 100. Hell, the Billboard Top 200. At any point, have any of them had even a semblance of a mainstream hit? If not, they can't rightly be called "popular," because that's the definition of the word. Perhaps you could qualify it by "popular amongst hardcore fans of such-and-such sub-genre," but certainly not "popular."
Catch-22;3685142 said:WellParalyzer - Finger ElevenNever Let You Go - Third Eye BlindSemi-Charmed Kind Of Life - Third Eye BlindJumper - Third Eye BlindBodies - Drowning PoolBandsSeetherMayday ParadeBang Camaro (RB, GH)The Main Drag (RB)Bouncing SoulsMxPxThe Devil Wears Prada (RB)All That Remains (RB, GH)The Bronx (GH5)The Glass Hammer (GH5)Reverend Horton Heat (GH2)Damone (RB)Flight of the ConchordsA Day To Remember (RB)The Shins (RB, GH)Attack Attack (GH5)Dear and the Headlights (RB)Jonathon Coulton (RB)Lacuna Coil (RB)Steve VaiStroke 9Those are all bands that are somewhat reasonable to know through pop culture. I knew them all before they came to RBN through radio or Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
Catch-22;3685142 said:The Glass Hammer (GH5)Attack Attack (GH5)
noble;3681704 said:That's America for you. We have to make up our own way of doing things just to let people know we are in no way associated with the evil British Empire D/M/Y and Inches and Feet are totally more awesome and better than that crazy M/D/Y and Metric system that was obviously designed to spread evil :rolleyes: Never mind that this all happened over 230 years ago.
joeybmx1;3684429 said:So hows Creed doing??
CloudWolf;3685288 said:Last time I checked neither of those bands are in GH5.
T-Hybrid;3685441 said:Attack! Attack! has a song in GH5 ("You and Me"). Not sure about Glass Hammer.
nolanandrew;3685579 said:I consider it very brave that there are people on this forum willing to admit...nay, proclaim...that they are anxiously awaiting Creed songs. Bravo to your courage and devil-may-care attitude, even though you must know what the rest of us are thinking.
T-Hybrid;3685610 said:I want both Creed and Nickleback. And really don't give a crap what people think of that.
kiggidykev;3685638 said:Same here. If I cared what people thought about my Rock Band library, I'd probably have like 100 songs in total
broncosfan06;3685729 said:Night On Bald Mountain just got put up on the approved list.....tryin to find links now so excited
noble;3685935 said:Flight of the bumblebee should make it through soon too...
broncosfan06;3686049 said:Hungarian Dance no 5 has also disappeared from their list so either it will be up soon or they are going through another round with it
bjyaritz;3686155 said:Me too "T" and the heck with everyone else.