Cracked Archive - Music

4 Things That Weren't Always This Terrible

The terrible sucky things of the past were better than today's terrible sucky things.


23 Insane True Stories Behind Famous Musician Stage Names

Sometimes you're born with an awesome name like Dave Grohl, and other times you're given the unawesome name of Marvin Lee causing you to make it awesome by renaming yourself ... Meat Loaf.


4 'Classic' Albums That Get More Praise Than They Deserve

No matter how expansive and varied a musician or band's catalog of albums may be, for those at the highest levels of popularity, there's always that one album that everyone talks about more than others.


5 Famous Songs That Prove Musicians Don't Understand Science

We don't expect our musicians to moonlight as physicists -- hell, we're lucky if they finish high school. So sometimes they get their science wrong.


6 Inexplicably Hostile Interviews With Famous Musicians

There are those musicians who, for whatever reason -- an off-putting comment, a generally grumpy demeanor, the fact that they're opening that night for Sinbad -- are a little less agreeable.


The 5 Most Mind-Blowing Predictions Ever Made in Pop Songs

It turns out music is an explosion of guitars, drums, and telling people about stuff before it happens.


6 Famous Songs Written by the Last Person You'd Expect

It's never widely publicized who did the actual writing, and sometimes it's for good reason.


4 Crazy Reasons Classic Albums Almost Never Got Made

To go along with all of the other difficulties that come with putting together something great, these bands and musicians had to fight through an extra step of insanity before some of their best work could see the light of day.


5 Mind-Blowing True Stories Behind Famous Songs

The secret ingredient was pure insanity.


The 4 Ballsiest Career Moves by Famous Musicians

These were important artists with huge followings who had no need to change course or rock the boat.


4 Great Lead Singers With Inexplicably Terrible Solo Careers

More often than not, when the creative force behind a band branches out on their own, the end result just leaves you longing for the days when they had a few extra people around to share the work.


If You Could Tell Companies One Thing About Their Products

It seems like the things that frustrate us the most about the products we use are the things that never change. It's as if the people making this stuff don't use it themselves. We go ahead and tell them that you're all thinking about their products.


23 Mind-Blowing True Stories Behind Famous Songs

Music fans spend a lot of time trying to find meaning in the songs they know and love. Well, it turns out a lot of our most popular songs have meanings that are a lot more bizarre than we would've thought possible.


5 Great Songs to Immediately Ruin a Party

What if you want to hold a confusing party? What if you, the malevolent puppet master that you are, expressly invited those poor bastards who'll return your calls for mind games and bacon-wrapped dates? Simple -- just turn on any of these five songs.