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Are American music artists popular in the UK? Answered

I'm aware that there is a somewhat large population of users from the UK, and I was wondering, Are music artists from the United States popular across the pond?  I'm not very familiar with artists from across the pond, is it the same the other way around?  I understand that many people do not like the popular music genres and probably wont know them by choice and not circumstance.

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NancyS236
NancyS236

3 years ago

Do Brits have any appreciation for the American Standards (Ella, Frank, Carmen, etc.)?? Would a band that plays that genre have potential for booking there?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 years ago

.  Just because an artist is popular in the US doesn't mean they will be popular in the UK (and vice versa), but, yes, there are a lot of artists who are on both Top40 charts.
.  I bet you are listening to a lot more British artists than you think you are.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Yes, we like the well-known American bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Coldplay. Leona Lewis.....

;-)

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 11 years ago

.  <snicker>
.  I'm not gonna laugh too hard - I didn't know Coldplay were Brits. ;)

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

....and with that Mi'lud I rest my case.....

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 11 years ago

Keep your lame British bands and give me good American rock like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd any day of the week.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 11 years ago

.  The US may have kicked Britain's butt in the Revolutionary War*, but they got us back with the British Invasion. ;)

*Remember, I am an Ugly American so it is The Revolutionary War.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

I console my self at the loss of the colonies by reminding myself that you were all British until afterwards....

Steve

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

Answer 11 years ago

Actually, that's not quite accurate.  One of the many arguments for US independence was the fact that roughly 15% of the population in the colonies were not British - which is a fairly large slice of the pie who, due to affairs beyond their control, eventually found themselves under British rule and paying taxes beyond even what the British motherland were paying.

I must agree with the others though.  We might have invented rock 'n roll, but Britain perfected it and remains one of the few places giving birth to decent music today.

Although... I do have to pause when I think, amidst all those great musicians, you guys were also responsible for Gary Glitter.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Damn, you remembered Glitter.

Steve

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

Answer 11 years ago

Yeah, you thought you could slip the likes of Gary Glitter past us and get away with it!

In all seriousness, though, it worked.  "Rock and Roll, Part 2" will forever play in American football stadiums as proof of my theory that, although generally viewed as the epitome of masculinity, those poor jocks are secretly wrestling with desires of forbidden love.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

You DO know GG's recent history don't you ? 

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MahavishnuMan
MahavishnuMan

Answer 11 years ago

Yes.  If more people in the US knew too, they'd have forgotten completely about Michael Jackson.

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Koosie
Koosie

Answer 11 years ago

British Commander: "My King! The Americans are revolting!"
The King: "You know, I think so too."

:-> Sorry, couldn't resist!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Nazareth, Judas Priest, The Who.
Gotta love that American Rock sound....

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MichelMoermans
MichelMoermans

11 years ago

I'm from Belgium (which is an oversea neighbour of the UK)

And sure it is!

We have AKon, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, 50 cent... you name it we heard of them.

And between all those American artists we have our own popular Belgium groups like Stan Van Samang, K3 (for the kiddies)...

So yeah almost all American music comes over to Europe and it has alot of popularity here and is mixed in with our own and other European music.

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Acepilot42
Acepilot42

Answer 11 years ago

have u heard of the offspring?

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MichelMoermans
MichelMoermans

Answer 11 years ago

Hell yeah :D

That band rocks! It's one of my favourites! Pretty fly for a white guy is always in the "wrong music" hour of every party I attend and their other songs like "want you bad" are frequent numbers I hear on my ipod :)

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Acepilot42
Acepilot42

Answer 11 years ago

oh my god i hate want u bad!!!!!! terrible song!!!!! die!!!! in other news, pretty fly for a white guy rocks.