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Who had the biggest decline in a career? (Musically/Commercially)

Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by Tommy Johnson, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. I’m always intrigued by sudden drop-offs in album chart peak histories. In the UK for Norah, it went 1-1-1-24!

    What went wrong with Alesha Dixon’s The Entertainer? After the goodwill generated from The Alesha Show I’d have expected more than an #84 debut. Were “Drummer Boy” and “Radio” just bad single choices?
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  2. Ha, yes...three main factors contributed to The Fall's comparitive failure....a big change of direction/image, a mid-November release date, and the culmination of the previous two albums' dwindling sales.
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  3. What happened to Daniel Merriweather? He was set to become the Sam Smith of his day, both his collab and solo stuff had decent success and even got to duet with Adele, and then barely nothing from him has since seen the light of day.
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  4. Was he the guy who covered Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before? I remember he was also on a Mark Ronson album?
  5. Yes.
  6. I liked both of those tracks, but you're right he seemed to vanish after that.
  7. Did Daniel Merriweather end up in the same place as Daniel Bedingfield?!
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  8. And James Morrison?
  9. Taking the Amy McDonald route of selling the occasional record in Continental Europe, I think.
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  10. People just don't seem to care Alesha as a pop singer. They like her as a personality, dancer, TV judge...but as a popstar, they aren't interested. She has tried for years and it hasn't worked. But for some reason I think a Mis-Teeq reunion would work in her favour.
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  11. Since they are hot property again - Bananarama - from the WOW!/Greatest Hits era of consecutive top 10/20 hits, a world tour and a triple platinum Greatest Hits set to Pop Life and diminishing single returns and an album that registered one week in the charts in the mid 40s..... I for one think the music was fantastic but clearly their fan base and general public had moved on and didn’t go for the new direction.....
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  12. The likes of Preacher Man and Only Your Love are among the best things the Nanas ever did and certainly deserved to be Top 10 hits. Unfortunately they were just another casualty of the 90s dawning and many 80s acts going down the dumper. No matter what they released their time had sadly passed.
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  13. He seems to be quite a deep individual, I wouldn't be shocked if an album comes about soon as he has been working on one.
  14. His Stop Me cover produced by Mark Ronson is fire
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  15. In my humble opionion, to this day Red beats any Sam Smith ballad that you can care to name.
  16. Can Daniel Merriwether come back so Sam Smith can have his career die in a burst of flames?
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  17. It’s perhaps telling of the widening gap in US and UK tastes that some of these acts dried up...Lisa Stansfield, Taylor Dayne, Jody Watley, for example. Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Bros also come to mind. I always thought it was weird that Sam Brown had that huge hit with Stop, and then never built on the success.

    By the early 90’s, that shift to heavy RnB in the US didn’t translate on the other side of the Atlantic.
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  18. I bought Sam Brown's album on the strength of 'Stop' and it was OK but releasing a cover version 'Can I get a witness' as the follow up didn't show the label had much faith in her.
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  19. And Daniel Powter!

    It's true, all of their names really do sound the same.
  20. Poor Heather Small.

    Singer on one of the biggest dance records in history (Ride On Time). A member of one of the biggest acts of the nineties, arguably one of the voices of that decade, numerous awards (controversially, even the Mercury) and everything after Northern Soul selling multiple-platinum, one huge solo single, Proud, then, kaput.

    AND THEN to add insult to injury, Proud becomes the song of London 2012, and is played everywhere for years riding that wave of excitement before the games, including at the games in Athens and Beijing. Come the actual London Olympics, Small is nowhere to be seen. It was the official song right up until they decided some random song by Muse, which no one can remember, was the official song a week before the games.

    Massive Popinjustice.

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