03:20 PM on 05/03/12
The biggest one, in all honesty, is All Time Low.
This is a band that we were all waiting to break huge after So Wrong, It's Right, and we thought they would be the perfect fit for the Fall Out Boy pop-punk throne. They did every single thing right, in terms of getting the teenage girls on their side before the mainstream push, they built fans through word of mouth instead of radio play, and crafted perfect pop-punk songs.
Then came "Weightless."
That should have been it. It premiered on this site and I gave a nostalgiac metaphoric wave goodbye to the guys and wished them the best of luck on top of the world. And it never happened. The chorus to that song was absolutely pitch-perfect and the lyrics resonated with their target audience. That was it. That should have been it. Every single person on this site loved the song and we all agreed this was the next "Sugar We're Going Down." All Time Low should be headlining stadiums around the country now.
Instead, the pop-punk bubble burst right when they were on top of it and it never happened. For as good as Midtown and Acceptance were, they never got as close as All Time Low did. To think that whoever handled All Time Low in terms of their agents/label/whatever was given absolute gold and did nothing with it is just embarrassing.
Regardless of whether or not you like the band, you have to admit that they were primed for the big time and still haven't made it and it seems like they've missed the opportunity. Poor guys. I think if anyone shouldabeenbigger, it's All Time Low.