#The Darkness, “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” (2003)
The Popdust Files: I Believe in a Thing Called Love, The DarknessWhat It Was:
A glam-rock masterpiece that had windows cracking all over America as listeners tried to emulate lead singer Justin Hawkin's sky-high falsetto.
What Happened Next:
Follow-up LP One Way Ticket to Hell…and Back
was met with general indifference, and eventually the stresses of being a glitter-and-spandex band in the age of jeans and T-shirts got to the Darkness: They disintegrated in the middle of the '00s.
Where Are They Now?:
The Darkness reunited in 2011 after spending years on separate projects, and things seem to be headed in a positive direction for the band. Their third album, Hot Cakes
, sold well in their native UK and they've been tapped to open for fellow glam enthusiast Lady Gaga on her upcoming Born This Way Ball tour.