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

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5 Iconic Songs Despised by the People Who Created Them
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.

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4 Classic Rap Albums That Ruined Rap Music
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.

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6 Alternate Album Covers You Won't Believe Almost Happened
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.

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The 6 Least Hip Internet References in Song Lyric History
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.

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The 6 Most Hilarious Failures in Music Censorship History
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.

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The 4 Types of Bar: A Survival Guide
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

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

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5 Famous Bands That Are Clearly Ashamed of Key Members
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.

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6 Popular Songs You Didn't Know Have Dark Hidden Messages
6 Popular Songs You Didn't Know Have Dark Hidden Messages

The drawback of making a subtle point in song about the human condition is that nobody pays attention to subtle points in songs.

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5 Music Videos That Justify the Existence of the Internet
5 Music Videos That Justify the Existence of the Internet

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.

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The 5 Least Necessary Cover Songs of All Time
The 5 Least Necessary Cover Songs of All Time

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.

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5 Celebrities Who Get Way More Hate Than They Deserve
5 Celebrities Who Get Way More Hate Than They Deserve

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.

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5 Terrifying Origin Stories Behind Popular Children's Songs
5 Terrifying Origin Stories Behind Popular Children's Songs

As nauseatingly wholesome as children's songs may seem, sometimes there are corpses buried under those mountains of spaghetti.

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The 10 Most Ridiculous Album Cover Trends of All Time
The 10 Most Ridiculous Album Cover Trends of All Time

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.

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