Cracked Archive - Music

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.

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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.

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5 Famous Musicians Who Need To Retire

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

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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.

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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?

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7 Musicians Whose Trademark Looks Were Hiding Something

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

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

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

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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.

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29 Bizarre True Stories Behind the Most Popular Music Ever

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

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5 Disturbing Messages That Always Show Up in Love Songs

Despite our endless harmonious yammering, we still write song after song from messed-up viewpoints that make it clear we actually have no clue what love is.

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6 Of the Happiest Songs Ever (Are About Death)

Some songs about what's traditionally the saddest of all possible subject matter come out sounding like feel-good party anthems.

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27 Easter Eggs (We Wish Were) Hidden in Iconic Music Videos

Music videos. For three minutes we're treated to vainest self-promotion out of a late night infomercial. And yeah, some of them can be pretty cool -- but they can always be cooler.

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6 Hit Songs That Destroyed the Bands They Made Famous

Your favorite song might be the one the band hates the most.

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