The Wanted - Battleground

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Popsessed said:
EverythingIsBeautiful said:
Cannot stand this song. It's literally everywhere, I just don't get it. Along with One Direction. Can't the UK just keep them?

We don't want them either. Why can't they just go away?!
I welcome their success in the US with open arms. Say what you will, but if The Wanted and One Direction can bring Brit-pop to the States and be successful....then that means there is a good chance some American A&R rep will be scouring the British charts to find the next big UK act. And that means that the Original Sugababes, Amelle, Nicola Roberts, Will Young, Nadine Coyle, etc. (the list goes on...) might be getting a proper launch in America.
 
If anything like that does happen, it won't be those artists that will be of interest though, they will be looking for more acts that appeal to teen girls i.e. more young male popstars, the Conor Maynards, Olly Murs, Rizzle Kicks, at a stretch maybe Little Mix, The Saturdays and JLS.

I don't think it works like that though, Adele has been huge, Jessie J has done well too, but they haven't exactly gone scouring for more female acts, have they? Both The Wanted and One Direction came with lots of money and their management teams had tons of resources and connections to make things happen for them. The American labels didn't have to do much work, they're just going to wait for more acts like that to turn up on their doorstep.
 

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I think this song is absolute fun. Definitely falling for these instrumental breaks in pop songs as of late (most of them).
 
Billboard

The Wanted's "Glad You Came" maintains its No. 4 Hot 100 perch, courtesy of a No. 2 rank on Digital Songs (191,000, down 7%) and a 17-13 jump on Radio Songs (65 million, up 17%). The boy band's debut single claims the No. 7 spot on On-Demand Songs (472,000).
 
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US album cover.
http://twitter.com/#!/thewantedmusic/status/180028761285210112/photo/1
 
I can see the idea behind the cover and with five other guys it would have worked but in this case, instead of it looking bold, it's a bit sinister looking. The band's looks aren't exactly their strength so an artistic cover that focuses on their faces was never a good idea.
 
They've made Max look like Shane from Boyzone, and Siva is totally the Vanessa of the group, hidden away in the corner looking in.

In fact, why is Siva hidden at the side? He's gorgeous. Front and centre!
 
I would have thought Westlife set the template for incredibly dreary uninspired album covers:

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They could at least do something weird like this:

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I quite like the new Wanted cover though, although airbrushed beyond recognition.
 
jinzo said:
They've made Max look like Shane from Boyzone, and Siva is totally the Vanessa of the group, hidden away in the corner looking in.

In fact, why is Siva hidden at the side? He's gorgeous. Front and centre!

Was just about to say something like this. Siva is so underrated. He's beautiful.

Siva and Max are the only prettyful ones, and therefore should be taking centre stage in a cover like this. But Max doesn't have the best voice, so I don't know why they portray him as the lead singer. His voice is irritating.
 
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