a sarcastic but accurate term for any fan of the band good charlotte.
man. that 12 year old girl is so hot topic-core.
the art of selling out not exatly being an artist at hot topic but the general idea of making your merch cost so much more
to be used jokingly to some one to refer to them as a poser
GUY1: "man i just bought the newest greatest band shirt for only 20 bucks!"
GUY2: "man, you are so hot topic-core"
An umbrella term for all -core
bands utilized in order to prevent confusion when discussing said bands and their detrimental effect on music
Guy 1: "Man, all these deathcore, metalcore, shitcore, applecore, gymcore bands... they're really crapping on music these days."
Guy 2: "I hear ya. There are too many to keep up with. I believe there's a general term for that music: 'hot topic-core'. Works perfectly to describe all bands who play that stuff if you ask me and any other sane person."
Guy 1: "I can not find any logical inconsistencies in your argument, good sir."
Definition given to a band who used to be decent, then sold out completely and ends up releasing overproduced albums which are shit in comparison. Also refers to bands who's goal just seems to sell a ton of merch and being featured at Hot Topic instead of their music.
Hey dude, you like Black Veil Brides? Nah. they turned to Hot Topic-core crap after being signed.