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.
Sometimes musicians slap together what they think is their worst song, only to see it become the hit that makes them famous.
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.
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.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 percent of the people reading this think music censorship is stupid.
Live music is a fickle beast. Any number of things can go wrong at any given moment, in completely hilarious ways no less.
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.
The drawback of making a subtle point in song about the human condition is that nobody pays attention to subtle points in songs.
These music videos would have been destroyed by production committees, and only exist because the Internet is a thing. And the world is better for it.
There are cover songs that add absolutely nothing new and are a success merely for the artist's ability to ape everything that was good about the original. Here are five covers, competently played, but with shockingly little imagination.
I'll make a joke about anything if the situation calls for it. But sometimes, believe it or not, I'm only joking. That's as true for 'awful' celebrities as it is for anyone or anything else.
As nauseatingly wholesome as children's songs may seem, sometimes there are corpses buried under those mountains of spaghetti.
With an industry full of people getting paid loads of money to make decisions that don't matter, people are going to play it safe. Which is where you get trends like these.