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    When this happens, people tend to put a claim over the song. So I guess just put forth songs, past or present that you liked and listened and then everyone started to listen to it.

    In my case it's Carly Rae Jepsen - Call me maybe.

    I found it really catchy, my friends didn't like it.. and now I saw that song on one of them's Ipod!!!
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    Somebody That I Used To Know was included in a mixtape I downloaded in early 2011, but I'm glad that more people have heard it now! I hate people who "claim" songs and go mad if someone likes it after they did, popularity and exposure is a good thing!
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    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    When this happens, people tend to put a claim over the song. So I guess just put forth songs, past or present that you liked and listened and then everyone started to listen to it.

    In my case it's Carly Rae Jepsen - Call me maybe.

    I found it really catchy, my friends didn't like it.. and now I saw that song on one of them's Ipod!!!
    Same I started listening to this song months ago and now everyone is obsessing over it :P
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    Lana del rey 'blue jeans', started listening to that back in Nov 2011 and now it's everywhere but it's good she's incredibly talented! (And finally some real music rather than all the pop rubbish recycled by the likes of Rihanna and Nicki Minaj).
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    If you've never heard this dropped in a club you've lived a sheltered life
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    "Yellow Submarine" by the Beetles.

    I heard this wayyy before it became mainstream!

    :cool:<--[Cool hipster glasses]
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    (Original post by zKlown)


    If you've never heard this dropped in a club you've lived a sheltered life
    +1 I've watched the live PA... epic!
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    (Original post by angrydanmarin)
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    This.

    But I'm a music hipster and I don't care who knows it, so:
    Default and Storm - Django Django
    Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye (though I only really started liking it when it got mainstream)
    Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
    Lets Go Surfing - The Drums

    Also, I knew of most stuff by these artists well before they got big:
    Ben Howard - I'd seen him twice before he even got a single play on Radio 1, I'm that cool
    Lucy Rose
    Bombay Bicycle Club
    Laura Marling - been listening to her since she was 17 and never stop being awed by how amazing she is
    Dry the River
    Admiral Fallow

    I could go on but I'm going to stop embarrassing myself now.
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    Riverside by Sidney Sampson. Not that I care; it's ridiculous to be upset when more people start to like a song you like.It's just counter-intuitive, isn't it?
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    Why did the hipster burn his tounge?
    Because he drank his coffee before it was cool.
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    Fireflies by Owl City.
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    (Original post by Skarm)
    Why did the hipster burn his tounge?
    Because he drank his coffee before it was cool.
    Very good!

    By the way I happened to notice the mighty JBW in your signature - he is pretty awesome.
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    It's annoying when people think this actually matters
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    Baby by Justin Bieber
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    Only song that comes to mind is The A Team by Ed Sheeran. On his Loose Change EP a year before Radio 1/Capital radio etc stations stated to pick him up. Was good before before being ruined by being overplayed. Might get back into it when the hypes dyed down.
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    Yeah, Call Me Maybe was out ages ago in America, not sure why it's suddenly so popular now.
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    I knew about The Knife and M83 long before they achieved the level of success they now have. I'm sure there's a fair few other bands like that, but I wouldn't really call them 'mainstream'.

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