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Old 05-01-2013, 23:44
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They might have taken the US by storm, a rarity for a British boy band, but it would appear that The Wanted's Stateside success has also given them delusions of grandeur.

Because according to the five lads, they - along with One Direction - are just like the Beatles!

Member Tom Parker has compared the scenes they face of screaming girls when they arrive in the US to those witnessed during the Fab Fours heyday which was known as 'Beatlemania'.

Speaking to Bang Showbiz, he said: "It's Beatlemania for both boy bands, really. The whole boy band thing has really come back. Us and One Direction have gone over to America and are literally just tearing it apart. The whole boy band thing is really alive and it's good that it's two British acts doing it.''

And when asked if they could team up with any other boy band from any era, he chose the Beatles and added: "If I could bring [the late] John Lennon back, that would be the dream.''

He also thinks that the band's down-to-earth attitude has helped them crack the tough American charts and said: "People in Britain liked the fact that we were very real... We were very 'say what we want' and we wanted to produce the music that we wanted to do.

"And we took it to America and people really liked it. Every radio station was like, 'It's a breath of fresh air to us, we've not seen this realism for so long'."
http://www.entertainmentwise.com/new...e-The-Fab-Four

It's hilarious how The Wanted think they're massive in America. They've only had one hit and their album flopped in America. Lol I can't believe they actually think they are experiencing Beatlemania in America
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Old 05-01-2013, 23:48
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I imagine some of this is actually how they feel, but I also think they are being put up to this by their management. They are trying to create a 'bad' image to separate themselves from 1D, but I don't think it's coming off well.

They aren't comparable to 1D at all. They had one top 10 hit on the Hot 100, but their EP had low sales there. They aren't in a position to be acting the way they do.

I don't really like either band at all really, but The Wanted will end up ruining it for themselves with the attitude they have adopted.
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Old 06-01-2013, 00:07
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It might have something to do with management. But its always Tom saying these ridiculous things not the other members. I just don't understand how they can be so deluded when they aren't doing that great. If they continue with the attitude then this will totally kill their career.
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Old 06-01-2013, 00:12
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LOL at them speaking as if they're on the same level as One Direction. I don't like either band but One Direction have had two platinum #1 albums in the US and a massive worldwide tour and pretty good singles success. The Wanted have had one hit.
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Old 06-01-2013, 00:13
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LOL at them speaking as if they're on the same level as One Direction. I don't like either band but One Direction have had two platinum #1 albums in the US and a massive worldwide tour and pretty good singles success. The Wanted have had one hit.
I don't think any boyband can possibly lord it up over another... or boast about the success when talent is naff all to do with it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 00:19
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In fairness they said beatlemania not we are as good as The Beatles. The Spice girls(like them/Rate them or not) in my opinion were the last British band to truly experience that level of fame and success WW neither them nor 1D come close more N*sync and Backstreet Boys. But in truth they do need to curb their delusions of grandeur.
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Old 06-01-2013, 00:30
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LOL at them speaking as if they're on the same level as One Direction. I don't like either band but One Direction have had two platinum #1 albums in the US and a massive worldwide tour and pretty good singles success. The Wanted have had one hit.
But musically those two groups are both as bad as each other. No-one will remember their songs in 5 years time
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Old 06-01-2013, 00:48
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They are better than the Beatles imo
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:35
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Definitely better than the beatles
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:44
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did they ever have a second single in the US?
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:06
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They are better than the Beatles imo
Lol That made me laugh.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:26
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Is Tom the ugly one? Or i should say the ugliest one?

My how their tune has changed from saying they were better than 1D and they were all about the music whereas 1D were for kiddies they now saying they (and 1D) are on the same level as the beatles

Doesn't their management give them media training? Isn't this the same band that are always dissing someone? Christina and Britney spring to mind . So not a good look
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:31
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did they ever have a second single in the US?
I think they've released 'Chasing the Sun' and 'I Found You'. I'm not a fan of them, but I check the airplay charts and these songs were played at some point. 'CTS' didn't do too bad, but 'IFY' completely flopped.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:48
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The (Un)Wanted are better than the Beatles?! Okay...
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:51
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Their music is nothing like The Beatles.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:00
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In a way, I know what he meant, beatlemania and the english invasion has nothing to do with becoming a legend like the Beatles. But it's kind of awkward to say that about your own band... Especially since I'm not sure that there is that level of hysteria for the Wanted, but I'm not in the US, so I could be wrong.

Considering how iconic the beatles became and the way the press and the public seems to love to misunderstand what celebs are saying, it's better to stay away from those comparisons.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:00
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Any band that has rows and rows of screaming girl fans are compared to the Beatles - look on YouTube for news reports on the Osmonds or Duran Duran (and whose popularity only lasted a few years).

It doesn't mean that their music is like the Beatles. When the Beatles were popular that they were screamed at they were still singing She Loves You and Please Please Me - three minute pop ditties.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:45
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The Beatles were never a boy band, that term didn't even exist. They spent years on their craft, writing, singing and playing instruments and doing gigs in small local clubs and bars. They worked from the bottom to get to the top, they didn't get fame from talent contests or have everything handed to them on a plate.The Beatles "1" album was the biggest selling album from 2000-2009 and they were the 2nd best selling artist of the 00's after Eminem 30-40 years after they broke up! Let's see where The Wanted and One Direction will be 2 years from now, never mind 50.
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Old 06-01-2013, 14:31
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I think they've released 'Chasing the Sun' and 'I Found You'. I'm not a fan of them, but I check the airplay charts and these songs were played at some point. 'CTS' didn't do too bad, but 'IFY' completely flopped.
oh i see why IFY flopped it was imo awful
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Old 06-01-2013, 14:39
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Oh please.. both bands, The Wanted OR 1D can't come close to Backstreet Boys or Nysnc, let alone The Beatles.

And I realize they mean Beatlemania (hordes old screaming girls chasing them), but I don't think The Wanted really experienced that either. And I find it laughable and pathetic that they actually think they cracked America - only Glad You Came was sort of a hit, their album practically flopped.
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Old 06-01-2013, 15:11
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I find it laughable that they think they are "tearing up America". I can safely say, since I am currently on the other side of the pond, The Wanted are definitely not big in America..

I recall them performing on one - possible 2? - day time shows and with all the driving I do back and forth from Canada and America, I haven't once heard their song on the radio - while 1D was everywhere. The only reason a majority of people know of them here is because Lindsey Lohan followed them around for those 4 days and it was all over the media. Personally I think they need to send her a card of thanks for that. They were all over the news for about a week. And let's be honest, that;s about as good as it's going to get for them over here.
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Old 06-01-2013, 15:22
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Comparing yourself to the Beatles is just setting yourself up for a fall. On the face of it they may think they are experiencing Beatlemania, but I doubt they are capturing half the essence of it. Part of the excitement was the new exciting sound of The Beatles music and the respect they got as songwriters from those outside of the 'teenage girl' demographic.

2 boybands who are basically puppets on a string can't compare to that.
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Old 06-01-2013, 15:37
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Tbh they r more relevant and edgy than the Beetles ever where
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Old 06-01-2013, 16:40
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Tbh they r more relevant and edgy than the Beetles ever where
The Wanted are more relevant than The Beatles, I really hope you are kidding. I'm not a fan of them, but I know they are the legends and that they are relevant because they changed the music.

I don't think anyone will remember The Wanted music in 10 years time while EVERYONE knows the Beatles
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Old 06-01-2013, 16:55
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I think they are total shit, And 1D are slightly better in that manufactured sense.

The fact that these two ""bands"" have even been mentioned in the same sentence with The Beatles is a total insult.... and I'm not a Beatles fan but please??
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