Top Ten Signs of Fake Fans of a Music ArtistFake fans are people who claim they are the fans of a specific singer or band, but they know 1-2 songs by them, and don't even know the names of the members etc. They are often characterised by wearing a T-shirt with the music artists's name on it.
The Top Ten
If I'm being completely honest I don't really like the idea of calling out someone for not being a true fan of an artist but this item still cracks me up. - Powell
It took me a few seconds to read this correctly.
But I disagree with anyone who says this. King Crimson by Starless is my favorite.
Hey. Wanna know what my favorite song is? The Who by Baba O’Riley! Oh I love that song! - JoeBoi
Personally, my favorite song is Iron Maiden by Iron Maiden. - The_Crimson_King
I think that it's perfectly reasonable if you misspell a band name like Meshuggah. - The_Crimson_King
The general public can't spell anything correctly.
I love the Beetles so much - Misfire
Zain Malik, Neil Horan, Lewis Tomlinson. enough said. - Ilovestephanie
Are you really an e.g. Metallica fan if you say things like "Fade to Black is still better than Friday"? Why don't you compare your favorite music artists to the ones widely considered best? Or there's a YouTube comment below Maiden's Fear of The Dark "better than any modern trap musics" with 305 likes. Come on, are you listening to it because there's worse? - Alkadikce
Gentle Giant is so much better than 6ix9ine.
It sounds dumb because it's so obvious I'd say that.
It depends on what artist is it. Sometimes their best songs are their most popular songs and sometimes their worst songs are their most popular songs. - AlphaQ
That's not really a bad thing. If they can at least identify more songs from them they enjoy then that sounds like a true fan there.
Some Examples: Journey- Don't Stop Believin, Led Zepellin- Stairway to Heaven, Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody, Beatles- Hey Jude, Rolling Stones- (i can't get no) satisfaction, Eagles- Hotel California, Duran Duran- Hungry Like The Wolf, Metallica- Nothing Else Matters, and so many more. - KillerQueen1774
This really depends on the band, if the band in general is really popular there is nothing wrong for example: if you like AC/DC: Back in Black, The Rolling Stones: Paint It Black, Red Hot Chilli Pepper: Under the Bridge, Aerosmith: Walk This Way, the Beetles: Hey Jude.
All of those songs are great and I wouldn't fault them for it being a fans favorite song - germshep24
I mean, some songs can be really fast so it can be hard for the fans to keep up with it. - AlphaQ
I think is is only true for pop, country, and more poppy rock bands, since these songs were specifically made to me mindlessly sang too - germshep24
I think you don't have to know the lyrics of ten songs if you are a fan, but at least don't show that you don't. - Alkadikce
I like Iron maiden and I'm having troubles singing their songs. Does that make me a fake fan? - LightningStrike
Oblivious to some other items, but for a real fan, it is still better than someone who has never heard of that singer/band/composer. - Alkadikce
Every artist has its terrible songs. Eminem had FACK, Tyler the Creator had BSD, Kanye West had I am a God. The only artist with 0 bad song is Submarine Man. - AlphaQ
Every single music artist has made at least one mediocre/bad song. Even critically acclaimed bands like Queen, The Beatles, Iron Maiden have a few crap songs in their catalogue. - RiverVibeZ
Well, if you listen through a certain artist's discography and thoroughly enjoy each of their songs, I see nothing wrong with saying this, I don't expect everyone to be a music critic. - The_Crimson_King
True fans mostly realise that even their favorite band/singer is sometimes in bad moments. Here comes the usual unoriginal YouTube comments with the folder and warning icons. - Alkadikce
Another "reasons" that prove that s/he does not know why are they good: They rock! He's a legend! It's no problem if fans are saying these, just if they are using them as reasons.
Also when we ask some people why they hate a band: because they suck! - Alkadikce
I am a fan but I hope this artist stops making music because he's a talentless hack. - AlphaQ
Unless it's constructive criticism on how certain flops could've worked.
I'm a fan of Anathema, but I'd still love to rip apart their first few releases. - The_Crimson_King
Ex. Metallica fans who only like Nothing Else Matters (it's a power ballad, not a true metal song).
Also, I had this conversation in my real life:
"We are Metallica fans, too! "
Me: "Great! What are your favorite songs? "
"Turn the Page".
(Turn the Page is a cover of Bob Seger and it isn't a metal song) - Metal_Treasure
This could work with other genres as well. Example:
"I'm the biggest Genesis fan ever! They're the definition of prog! "
"What's your favorite song? "
BTS fans in a nutshell. - RiverVibeZ
Gentle Giant broke up in 1980.
You've been blessed with the most important of knowledge.
Lol what - Misfire
Added this one because why not - LightningStrike
I've seen a lot of times - KillerQueen1774
Oh but I love my Tame Impala shirt so much and I've always been such a huge fan, their song Stupid Hoe is so inspirational! - AlphaQ
It's really aggrovating
This is also perfectly fine, just so long as you don't claim to be an expert of said genre. I may listen to Prog very frequently, but I don't consider myself to be an expert on the genre. - The_Crimson_King
I didn't say you have to be an expert. It's just that you usually check other similar artists if you really liked that one to find more great music. - Alkadikce
Always happens with grunge (you know which band) and nu metal (you know which band). If someone really like that artist, s/he will probably look for some similar music. - Alkadikce
Not really - blackflower
Welp, I'm guilty of this but I don't think that not knowing every band member's name makes someone a fake fan. - RiverVibeZ