Cracked Archive - Music

5 Insane First Drafts of Famous Song Lyrics

Lyrics do go through some changes from the time they start out to the time they're finalized. But sometimes those changes are fun and notable. How many times? Five. Exactly five times.


4 Lesser-Known Halves of Music Duos Who Deserve Your Respect

Second fiddle is a hard instrument to play, especially when you know you deserve better.


Backstories To Lyrics In Famous Songs

It turns out that if a tune is catchy enough you won't even put a second thought into the vile and disturbing things you're singing about.


The 5 Worst Songs in the History of Rock Music

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7 Warning Labels Modern Music Desperately Needs

Since we're on the verge of celebrating two decades of completely telegraphed swear words, I wouldn't mind seeing some labels put in place for some of the other unwelcome surprises that tend to pop up in modern music.


5 Hilarious Ways People Take Twitter Way Too Seriously

Here are five things to avoid if you don't want to piss off people who take Twitter seriously.


4 Famous Bands We (Wrongly) Hated When They Tried to Change

More often than not, drastic alterations to a band's lineup lead to a backlash from fans. And those fans should just cork it and listen first.


35 Songs That Have Counterintuitive Meanings

Naturally, we've ended up with a lot of different lyrical interpretations to history's most popular songs. And pretty much all of them are B.S.


4 Celebrities Who Got Blacklisted for Doing the Right Thing

Just goes to show you: Don't ever have a sense of honor.


5 Duets by Musicians Who Were Singing Different Songs

It's as if these people never even discussed the song they were making before they recorded it.


7 Things a Record Deal Teaches You About the Music Industry

My fairy tale lasted 11 months before they abruptly dropped me from my recording contract without ever releasing my album, despite my first single going gold (selling over 600,000 copies in just a few months).


6 Famous Musicians Who Swiped Their Biggest Hits from Others

Many times 'what it takes' has less to do with talent and more to do with the capacity to take songs someone else rejected or flat-out steal them from another artist.


5 Near-Deaths That Almost Changed Music History

It's true: Some of the biggest names in music history almost never had a chance to shine.