Cracked Archive - Music

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.


5 Most Unexpectedly Whiny Rock Songs

How did no one notice these were incredibly whiny?


7 Sexy Japanese Game Shows That Will Make You Hate Sex

A lot of this is just stupidly NSFW.


17 Famous Love Songs Clearly Written By Sociopaths

Love songs are so formulaic you really don't have to listen to the lyrics anymore. Or should you?


5 Bizarre YouTube Parody Songs That Shouldn't Exist

Browsing these niche parodies can give viewers a sometimes-terrifying peek into the heads of the rarefied audiences who consume them.


5 Ways Your Life Changes When You're (Voluntarily) Homeless

Los Angeles is expensive. Just so expensive. Fortunately, I recently landed on a solution for that problem.


27 Surprising Real Stories Behind Famous Songs

It turns out that some of our favorite tunes take on a whole new meaning when we actually listen to the lyrics.


5 Famous Musicians Who Need To Retire

Just unplug their microphones and maybe they won't notice?


5 Meaningless Songs Everyone Thinks Are Deep (Part 3)

Claiming to personally know a song's true meaning, it turns out, is just setting yourself up for disappointment.


5 Classic Songs Everyone Forgets Had Insane Music Videos

These songs were great, but how did their insane videos elude the pop culture history books?


7 Musicians Whose Trademark Looks Were Hiding Something

Sometimes an iconic trademark came about less by design and more by necessity.


6 Musicians Who Made Entire Albums Just To Say F#@k You

It turns out some petty squabbles live on forever in album form.


5 Tribute Albums that Don't Realize How Insulting They Are

A tribute is supposed to be respectful. You already knew that, but the people you'll read about on this list clearly did not.


29 Bizarre True Stories Behind the Most Popular Music Ever

Hmm, gross. That's not what we thought that song meant.