Cracked Archive - Music

5 Hilarious Attempts By Musicians To Stay On Top

In 1994, an increasingly irrelevant MC Hammer had to change - so he chucked the MC from his name and any dignity/credibility he had with it.

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6 Insane Realities Of Life As A Japanese Pop Star

We spoke to Ricky Wilson, manager of a Japanese idol group with an occult twist. Here's what we learned.

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How A Pop Band Tricked 9 Million Americans Into Being Nazis

Do you remember Ace of Base? I should tell you something: Ace of Base was probably a bunch of Nazis.

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5 Rappers Who've Clearly Never Had Sex With A Real Person

The rappers on this list are the elder gods of writing about sex. You can't help but peer into their words and be driven insane by them.

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4 Bizarre One Hit Wonder Albums (Reviewed)

I want to know just what the hell was going on with the albums our most famous (and infamous) one-hit wonders came from.

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6 Songs That Said More Than They Meant To

Sometimes a song says way more than the singer meant, and we get a brief, accidental glimpse inside the mind of a pop-song writer.

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5 Viral Animal Video Stars You Didn't Know Were Being Abused

Like so many other things we do to keep ourselves entertained online, adorable animal videos sometimes come with a dark side.

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4 Musicians Everyone Hates (Who Are Secretly Crazy Talented)

It turns out some commonly accepted no-talent hacks flip the script and turn out to not just be good at music but really amazing at it.

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5 Famous Bands With Backstories That Would Make Great Movies

Thanks to 'Straight Outta Compton,' now seems like a good time to look at a few more famous musicians whose background shenanigans might make for a decent flick.

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4 Problems With Modern Rap Music That Have Existed Forever

The things listeners hate about rap music today have been around longer than even most of the people doing the complaining.

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8 Acts Of Rock Star Debauchery That Would Destroy You

If you're a rock star whose defining work came out somewhere between the years of 1969 and 1994, chances are your body and soul have atrophied into tiny prunes thanks to a decades-long carousel of hedonism.

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5 Music Videos Ripped From Your Darkest Nightmares

It should come as no surprise that some of the most bizarre and unusual music videos of all time come not from the United States, the country that probably thinks they invented them altogether.

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6 Ways Music Controls Your Life (That You Never Knew About)

Music has an almost magical effect on people.

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5 Albums You'll Learn More From Than Any History Book

Do you not know things? Would you like to change that, but can't be bothered to read? Maybe you should try listening to an album instead.

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5 Most Unexpectedly Whiny Rock Songs

How did no one notice these were incredibly whiny?

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