Music

Apr 17, 2024

30+ Joke Bands That Got Successful Anyway

It's not just in TV and film that comedy is overlooked by the sneering elite, but music too. Jokes and jigs have gone together like bread and butter for centuries now, warming the hearts of thousands of people, and yet we're hesitant to stamp our approval on anything that isn't "serious" or "legitimate". The truth is, countless joke bands went on to achieve big levels of success, particularly in the last half of the 20th century. Take Tenacious D, for example, or the Bloodhound Gang, Spinal Tap, The Lonely Island, the list goes on. And it goes on, right below.

Apr 17, 2024

25+ Iconic Song Lyrics That Everybody Gets Wrong

There is no feeling quite like when you step up to the karaoke machine thinking you know a song like the back of your hand, just to find out you've been getting the words wrong the whole time. Misheard lyrics can change the entire course of a song, while sometimes stripping away any meaning the song may have had in the first place. Below is a selection of over 25 iconic song lyrics that are often completely misconstrued. After reading, you'll have the feeling of superiority that comes with being able to correct your friends and family whenever they make the same mistakes!

Mar 19, 2024

30 Songs That People Think Are the Worst of All Time

There's only one thing that's guaranteed to linger in your memory longer than a great song - and that's a really, really terrible song. For whatever reason, the songs that wind up being the most enduringly popular hits are very often the most annoying, cringe-inducing examples of their craft ever recorded. The following songs have been widely declared the worst of all time, yet as widely disliked as they may be, odds are if you've ever heard them, you're unlikely to ever forget them, whether you like it or not. Be warned, reading this article may cause serious, long-lasting earworm!

Mar 19, 2024

The 30 Most Iconic Musician Alter Egos of All Time

The best musicians are always the ones looking for more. Whether they are experimenting with new songwriting techniques, trying to invent a new sound or, in some cases, trying to become entirely new people. Alter egos have been used for decades in popular music, with some artists using them to help them tell a story in their work, some using them to explore a new side to themselves, and some starting as a joke and letting it get a little out of hand. Below are some of the most iconic musician alter egos the industry has ever seen.

Mar 13, 2024

The 30 Worst Celebrity-Written Books of All Time

For all the struggling writers out there trying to get their foot in the door, there's something uniquely enraging about celebrity authors. While there are a few exceptions (shoutout to Steve Martin, and to a lesser degree, Ethan Hawke) most are terrible. Why is that? Actors, musicians, reality stars... they're not writers. It's as simple as that. If you gave Stephen King a leading role in some Oscar-bait drama, he'd be noticeably terrible, because that's not what he does. Below are 30 of the very worst celebrity-written books of all time, though the word written, of course, is doing some pretty heavy lifting.

Mar 13, 2024

Famous Songs You Had No Idea Use Other People’s Music

Those who say nothing is original in music anymore might just be right - but it's pretty much always been this way! Ever wondered about the secret melodies behind some of your favorite hits? Dive into the fascinating world of famous songs that slyly repurpose other people's music. From Rihanna's infectious SOS to MC Hammer's iconic U Can't Touch This, these chart-toppers have a hidden layer of musical history which, in some cases, lead to a court case! Unearth the stories behind the mash-ups and discover how artists weave borrowed notes into their songs and make them their own.

Mar 13, 2024

25+ Upbeat Songs That Nobody Realizes Are Actually Super Dark

Ever caught yourself happily bopping along to a tune only to realize the lyrics are hiding a darker side? Take Hanson's MMMBop – beneath the catchy melody lies a reflection on fleeting relationships. Lionel Richie's Hello may seem like a romantic classic, but dive into the lyrics, and a borderline stalker vibe emerges. These unsuspecting hits pack a punch when you really listen. Join us as we uncover the hidden depths of seemingly cheerful tunes, where the melody masks a shadowy reality that might just give you a whole new perspective on your favorite feel-good jams.

Mar 13, 2024

Famous Songs That Everybody Thinks Are Cursed

Over the long and storied history of music, certain songs have gathered a reputation for being cursed, and sometimes even dangerous to listen to. From tales of untimely deaths to inexplicable calamities, these songs have sparked chilling stories and led to some listeners even refusing to give these records a spin. While some of these tunes are famous for their creepy history (like The Beatles' Helter Skelter), others might surprise you due to their apparent innocence, such as pop classics from Taylor Swift. Join us as we put together the ultimate playlist of cursed songs - listen if you dare!<br/>

Mar 13, 2024

30+ Musicians Who Don't Deserve to be in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame

The illustrious Rock &amp; Roll Hall of Fame is almost in its 28th year, and some of the most pioneering, game-changing musical stars have been inducted since its creation. The hall has played host to the likes of The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and The Rolling Stones, along with many other stars that have greatly influenced the way music sounds today. However, music is all about opinion, which has allowed some rogue inductees to slip through the cracks of the Hall of Fame judging panel. Below are some of the most controversial inductees, who surely don't deserve a seat among the greats.

Mar 13, 2024

30 Famous Musicians, Ranked By How Crazy Their Fanbases Are

Music is subjective, no matter what Radiohead fans might tell you at parties. What is one person's pride and joy is another's source of amusement or derision and downright cringe. In today's chronically online world, that gulf can cause sparks among respective fan bases. All fan bases are technically crazy given that the word fan is short for "fanatic" - but some are definitely crazier than others and we're delighted to present you with a list of all the craziest. Finally, the definitive guide you've all been waiting for! Beliebers, ARMY, Arianators, and Swifties - look away now or proceed with caution.<br/>

Mar 13, 2024

The 30 Greatest Country Musicians of All Time, According to Rolling Stone

Country music is the USA's genre, largely ignored by the rest of the world, but adored by millions within the States. Many rhinestone-clad, guitar-wielding, ballad-singing, country music stars have come and gone since recorded music started making its way into regular American households throughout the 1910s. Rolling Stone, the popular music magazine, undertook the daunting task of arranging the very best into an order, but do you agree with it? From the country veterans who have been making hits for decades, to the plucky underdogs looking to prove themselves in Nashville, these are country's very best and brightest!

Mar 13, 2024

The Richest Musicians of All Time

Money and music go hand in hand - think of your favorite rapper flashing their cash, or an iconic rockstar debuting their brand new mansion in Beverly Hills. If you make it big in the music world, you can boast a few million to your name, and sometimes, in the case of a lucky few, might even reach billionaire status. Sure, some of them might have more money than sense, but we can't deny the lives of the rich and famous are endlessly fascinating. From Britney to Bono, here are the musicians topping the rich list - does your favorite make the list?