Vanessa Carlton

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A popular pop singer who first came to prominence in 2002 with her runaway hit single, "A Thousand Miles". The song was heard literally everywhere after that, becoming a theme for the early 2000s and the new emerging sound at the time. Three albums later, she's still a popular artist, if perhaps a little bland for some due to her lack of scandalous personal life.

  • Be Not Nobody (2002)
  • Harmonium (2004)
  • Heroes & Thieves (2007)
  • Rabbits on the Run (2011)
Vanessa Carlton provides examples of the following tropes:
  • Album Title Drop: "Rabbits On The Run" takes its name from a line in "Carousel."
  • Bi the Way: She came out in 2010 at a Gay Pride concert
  • Break Up Song: A few, including some interesting takes on it, like "Fools Like Me" (the singer giving out to herself for getting into a relationship with the subject), and "Carousel" (a song in third person, in the form of advice to people who've just broken up.)
  • Doing It for the Art
  • Executive Meddling: A rare positive example as the president of A&M Records personally helped to record, produce and arrange A Thousand Miles after he heard her demo tape.
  • Littlest Cancer Patient: The song "Annie".
  • Mad Love: "Rinse" tells the story of a girl with this.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Boy: "Ordinary Day".
  • Matzo Fever: She's half Jewish.
  • Twist Ending: The ending of her "Pretty Baby" music video reveals that the boy that all the loving flashbacks were shown of throughout the video is being held by her in her room, duct tape-tied.