Cracked Archive - Music

5 Famous Online Copyright Crusaders Who Are Total Hypocrites

Here are some hilarious examples where the very people in charge of policing the Internet for potential copyright violations fall astray of the laws themselves.


The 5 Most Embarrassing Past Lives of Famous Musicians

It turns out the package that some of history's most beloved artists were wrapped in when they first entered our collective consciousness is often the product of several aborted attempts to get their shtick down perfect.


The 5 Most Unintentionally Hilarious '80s Music Videos

A thousand years from now, anthropologists will chalk up the 1980s as a mythical era akin to King Arthur's Camelot or when people drove blue-green Saturns.


5 Things Record Labels Don't Want You to Know They Do

Here are a few things record labels don't want you to know that they still do in an effort to separate you -- and the artists -- from your hard-earned cash.


The 5 Least Necessary 'Greatest Hits' Albums of All Time

To honor the day when I made Cracked the luckiest site on the Internet, here's an update to the very first article I was ever paid money to write. These are five more of the most unnecessary greatest hits albums of all time.


5 Iconic Songs Despised by the People Who Created Them

Sometimes musicians slap together what they think is their worst song, only to see it become the hit that makes them famous.


4 Classic Rap Albums That Ruined Rap Music

When it comes to rap music history, some of the very worst the art form has to offer started with some of the finest albums the rap music genre has ever produced.


6 Alternate Album Covers You Won't Believe Almost Happened

Many of these bands almost made history for a different reason -- by producing albums with covers that would have traumatized (or at least confused) a generation.


The 6 Least Hip Internet References in Song Lyric History

There's a fine line between 'artful inclusion' and 'unskilled name-dropping,' and the following songs dove headfirst into the latter, awkwardly revealing that on the whole, pop stars simply do not use computers.


The 6 Most Hilarious Failures in Music Censorship History

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 percent of the people reading this think music censorship is stupid.


The 4 Types of Bar: A Survival Guide

Even though I like bars, they are not all the same. They come in all shapes and sizes, and our young, impressionable readers need a sexy older man with a misspent life to shepherd them


6 Screw-Ups by Famous Bands That Make Spinal Tap Look Smooth

Live music is a fickle beast. Any number of things can go wrong at any given moment, in completely hilarious ways no less.


5 Famous Bands That Are Clearly Ashamed of Key Members

It's a sad fact of life in a band that, sometimes, certain members are going to get a little less attention than others. And some bands take hiding their peripheral members to dizzying new heights.