Yellow made them, didn't save themJustForMe wrote:Someone told me not long ago that Yellow saved Coldplay
That person's point was that first single they released wasn't doing very well. But when Yellow arrived, it saved them from fading away into oblivion.NothingFails wrote:But Yellow was the first song most people heard from Coldplay, it was from their debut
Precisely. 'It's Like That' is the mother of all comeback singles. Absolutely saved MC's career.NothingFails wrote:While many say We Belong Together, I think It's Like That was the one that started the comeback and got people excited about her again. TEOM was already selling well with ILT as the main single... WBT just took things to a new level.
1. it was David Guetta's song not Kelly'sMerci wrote:Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over
it saved her career, nevertheless!Timmy94 wrote:1. it was David Guetta's song not Kelly'sMerci wrote:Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over
Train is the perfect example of this. Their 2006 album was a disaster and not one single from it even made the hot 100. Hey Soul Sister was as much of a "comeback" as Believe or What's Love Got To Do With ItTimmy94 wrote:You mean in the US? Because in Europe, they weren't known before and so the song just started their career here.jkkdark wrote:Train - Hey, Soul Sister
well they may have been nobody in Europe, but in the US it completely resurrected them. Everyone thought they were dead and en route to doing tours with Gin Blossoms and Vertical Horizon, Hey Soul Sister put them back on top and they've had a few hits since.Timmy94 wrote:This wasn't exactly the answer to my question !
Are you sure? Tonight was a huge success (which I relate to the Pitbull-like sound) but the other singles didn't do well and the album also wasn't a burner.naughty wrote:Enrique Iglesias - I like it (US)
But this thread is not about a comeback but when your career has been really dead and Eminem's last album has been succès d'estime (with 2x Platinum in the US and top 3 placements all around the world) so I don't think he should be named here.Play wrote:Eminem also had a rebirth in popularity thanks to Love The Way You Lie.
Elvis was already on his way back in late 68/early 69 after the "Comeback Special" and songs like If I Can Dream and In The Ghetto putting him back on the upper reaches of the charts, Suspicious Minds just put him back at #1.Play wrote:Suspicious Minds also was a return to success for Elvis Presley and earned him his 17th #1.
By 1966-1968, Elvis' career was washed up. Outside of one gospel album, every album between 1956-1965 went top 10, by 1968 he saw the Speedway soundtrack peaking at #82. Elvis was still "famous" but in the era where people like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Simon And Garfunkel, Jefferson Airplane, etc... were the most relevant artists around, Elvis was past his prime and looked like a joke. In 1968-1969 he completely regenerated his career because he put effort into restoring himself, and while he never was as big as he was in the 50's and early 60's again, he never was as low as he was in 1967 or 1968 again in his lifetime.Timmy94 wrote:Neither Elvis: Hasn't he been constantly high during his career?
The each example I give was about a falling popularity and realising materials that are not up to the standard of previous works.Timmy94 wrote:But this thread is not about a comeback but when your career has been really dead and Eminem's last album has been succès d'estime (with 2x Platinum in the US and top 3 placements all around the world) so I don't think he should be named here.Play wrote:Eminem also had a rebirth in popularity thanks to Love The Way You Lie.
Neither Elvis: Hasn't he been constantly high during his career?
Then there came The '68 Comeback Special and he was back on the map again. Suspicious Minds was the hit that he needed so desperately for a long time....Wikipedia wrote:Shortly before Christmas 1966, more than seven years since they first met, Presley proposed to Priscilla Beaulieu. They were married on May 1, 1967, in a brief ceremony in their suite at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.The flow of formulaic movies and assembly-line soundtracks rolled on. It was not until October 1967, when the Clambake soundtrack LP registered record low sales for a new Presley album, that RCA executives recognized a problem. "By then, of course, the damage had been done", as historians Connie Kirchberg and Marc Hendrickx put it. "Elvis was viewed as a joke by serious music lovers and a has-been to all but his most loyal fans."
Wikipedia wrote:"Suspicious Minds" was widely regarded as the single that returned Presley's career success, following '68 Comeback Special.