Cracked Archive - Music

5 Bizarre YouTube Parody Songs That Shouldn't Exist

Browsing these niche parodies can give viewers a sometimes-terrifying peek into the heads of the rarefied audiences who consume them.


5 Ways Your Life Changes When You're (Voluntarily) Homeless

Los Angeles is expensive. Just so expensive. Fortunately, I recently landed on a solution for that problem.


27 Surprising Real Stories Behind Famous Songs

It turns out that some of our favorite tunes take on a whole new meaning when we actually listen to the lyrics.


5 Famous Musicians Who Need To Retire

Just unplug their microphones and maybe they won't notice?


5 Meaningless Songs Everyone Thinks Are Deep (Part 3)

Claiming to personally know a song's true meaning, it turns out, is just setting yourself up for disappointment.


5 Classic Songs Everyone Forgets Had Insane Music Videos

These songs were great, but how did their insane videos elude the pop culture history books?


7 Musicians Whose Trademark Looks Were Hiding Something

Sometimes an iconic trademark came about less by design and more by necessity.


6 Musicians Who Made Entire Albums Just To Say F#@k You

It turns out some petty squabbles live on forever in album form.


5 Tribute Albums that Don't Realize How Insulting They Are

A tribute is supposed to be respectful. You already knew that, but the people you'll read about on this list clearly did not.


29 Bizarre True Stories Behind the Most Popular Music Ever

Hmm, gross. That's not what we thought that song meant.


5 Disturbing Messages That Always Show Up in Love Songs

Despite our endless harmonious yammering, we still write song after song from messed-up viewpoints that make it clear we actually have no clue what love is.


6 Of the Happiest Songs Ever (Are About Death)

Some songs about what's traditionally the saddest of all possible subject matter come out sounding like feel-good party anthems.


27 Easter Eggs (We Wish Were) Hidden in Iconic Music Videos

Music videos. For three minutes we're treated to vainest self-promotion out of a late night infomercial. And yeah, some of them can be pretty cool -- but they can always be cooler.


6 Hit Songs That Destroyed the Bands They Made Famous

Your favorite song might be the one the band hates the most.