Instead of a calculated effort to evolve, On A Friday was locked in a desperate struggle to sound exactly like everyone else. And the transition from "dumb high school band that thinks it's clever" to "genius new artist" wasn't an immediate one, either -- the band's first album as Radiohead was titled Pablo Honey, which is the name of a goddamn Jerky Boys bit.
The Songwriter Behind Taylor Swift And Katy Perry Started In A Ridiculous Hair Metal Band
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You may not remember how you know Max Martin's name, but he's the man behind dozens of the most overplayed pop songs from the past 25 years. He was responsible for Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl," Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time," and Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood." In fact, that last one was his 20th No. 1 single, meaning -- except for Paul McCartney and John Lennon -- Martin has more No. 1 singles than anyone who has ever lived.
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On top of his three Billy Ray Cyrus lookalike contest trophies.