Cracked Archive - Music

5 Rock Radio Classics That Actually Suck

But classic rock radio also embraced hundreds of other songs that I accepted as classics simply because they were always there. But for each of the songs on this list below there came a day when I said, 'hey, wait a second, this is a terrible song. You lied to me classic rock radio!'


4 Famous Authors and Their Hip-Hop Equivalents

There's no profound statement, here. Sometimes, if you spend enough time in libraries listening to rap music on your iPod, you notice a bunch of strange similarities


6 Songs That Were Decades Ahead of 'Groundbreaking' Music

The only thing that can explain songs like these? Time travel.


6 Musicians Who Accidentally Crapped Out Masterpieces

The music industry spends millions trying to chart trends, isolate demographics and generally predict the necessary ingredients for a No. 1 single. But every now and then a song comes along that makes it all the way to the top end of the charts by sheer fluke.


Gangstas vs. Rednecks: Weirdly Similar Subcultures [CHART]

Not as different as they think.


5 Artistic Geniuses Who Only Became Great After Selling Out

The truth is that some of the greatest works of music, film and art have happened only because the artist agreed to compromise in the name of success.


How Jay-Z's Face Determines His Album's Success

There's a few things we've noticed about Jay-Z: he likes doing weird stuff with his hands, he's probably addicted to cigars, and people don't like his face.


5 Most Terrifyingly Homoerotic Japanese Music Videos

Japan is to sanity what Australia is to life: You just don't go there if you want to keep it.


The 5 Weirdest Ways Music Can Mess With the Human Brain

The more science studies music's effect on the human brain, the more bizarre things we discover.


The Hard Hitting Questions Asked by Club DJs [CHART]

In the 80s, we had Def Leppard asking us if we looked in the mirror when we made love. In the 90s we had C&C Music Factory telling us they were going to make us sweat. And somehow, we've gotten worse from there ...


6 Pieces of Music That Mean The Opposite of What You Think

If you're like most Cracked readers, you own an extensive collection of classical music that you listen to during one of your daily top hat parties or afternoon pipe appraisal sessions. This article isn't for you.


The 5 Most Badass Musical Instruments Ever Built

Whether it's rock and roll with its blistering solos, classical with its ominous overtones, or jazz with its black people, music is already pretty damn cool. The only way it could get cooler? These:


Why It's Time for YouTube to Ban Song Parodies

It has been several years since Weird Al Yankovic last reared his goofy head and released an album of popular song parodies. In his absence, everyone with a YouTube account has accepted Al's dare to be stupid. The result has been, at best, pretty horrible. At worst, the dare has resulted in countless parodies of The Lonely Island's I'm On A Boat.'