Cracked Archive - Music

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.


Eyebrow-Arching Facts About 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.


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.