Cracked Archive - Music

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Music has an almost magical effect on people.


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?