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19 Secret Inspirations for Famous Song Lyrics

There are plenty of song lyrics that make you wonder what the hell was going on in the room when they were written. We asked you to use the magic of image manipulation to show us.

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8 Album Covers That White People Could Never Pull Off

Mankind has always been fascinated by two things: cultural differences, and butts. This week I'm going to study each of these things by examining the least white album covers of all time.

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5 People Cheated Out of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

There are many ways to make the Hall, but being an impeccable songwriter and/or releasing distinct concept albums, each employing its own sound and style, is not the best path.

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5 One-Hit Wonders Who Deserve Your Respect

In a lot of instances, the band you know as a one-hit wonder is actually much more than that. So much so that having that one gigantic hit probably did more harm to their reputation than good, because it completely overshadows all of the other great things they accomplished.

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The 6 Most Baffling Classic Rock Songs About Women

There is something about earnest love songs that always makes me think, 'Man, I am a way better storyteller than musicians.'

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The 12 Least Impressive Boasts in Rap Lyrics

Rappers love to brag about all the fun stuff they get to do and all the cool people they get to meet. But sometimes, those boasts stray into territory that seems anything but impressive.

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The 6 Most Elaborate F-Yous From Musicians to the Industry

Most musicians have to put up with record company executives being interfering dicks. Not all bands let them get away with it, though. Every now and then, through luck, opportunism or having balls of brass, some get to fight back.

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6 Hit Songs Written By the Last Person You'd Expect

When you actually sit down to look at the songwriting credits on famous tracks, the writers often come way the hell out of left field.

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The 7 Least Anticipated Albums of 2012

As much as I'd love to unleash my inner music snob and burden you with my extensive list of obscure albums to look forward to in 2012, the fact that just about every music site on the planet has already released their own version of that list is standing in the way. So, in lieu of filling your day with hope and optimism for the state of music in

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The Seven Types of Chris Brown Twitter Troll

As represented by Lantern Corps

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6 Classic Songs That Were Supposed to Be Jokes

Every so often a song explodes into the mainstream completely by accident, tearing up the charts to the surprise (and sometimes chagrin) of the musicians responsible.

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5 Famous Hidden Song Meanings (That Are Total B.S.)

Many classic songs have mythical (and often dark and disturbing) alternate meanings that fans insist are true. They're almost always wrong.

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5 Bizarre Dark Sides to Modern Orchestras

What do has-been rockers and orchestra players have in common? Drugs, horrific injuries and low pay, of course.

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