There are a number of album covers that have stood the test of time and are now etched in the annals of pop culture history. You have the most re-enacted one, The Beatles' Abbey Road, Pink Floyd's iconic prism on The Dark Side of the Moon, and Nirvana's floating baby on Nevermind.
But for every iconic imagery, there are a handful of album covers that scream W-R-O-N-G-!
Cringe-worthy, absurd, and simply WTF, these ridiculous album covers make us question its artist's sanity. Was it a case of too much "art"? Or too much drugs? Or just plain ol' bad taste?
But who cares, right? They're still good for a laugh or two. Now, scroll down to check out the worst album covers the world has ever seen!
TAKE ME HOME, CHER
This illustrates how being one of the biggest stars of your generation doesn't mean you're safe from album cover blunders. Well, that or she's really a big fan of She-Ra!
BEFORE THE POLICE COME, SHUT UP AND DANCE
This English music duo is one of the first artists to fuse hip-hop with house music. They were ahead of their time, too bad they couldn't quite escape the fashion curse of the '90s.
"THE SPAGHETTI INCIDENT?", GUNS N' ROSES
The "Spaghetti Incident?" was the last Guns 'N' Roses album before original members Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum, left the group. This is just a hunch, but we think one of the reasons they left was because of that yucky spaghetti.
RENAISSANCE, VILLAGE PEOPLE
Everyone knows that this group love dressing up. But the neo-geisha makeup and pouty lips are just too much.
WINDOW LICKER, APHEX TWIN
British electronic artist Aphex Twin is considered one of the greatest DJ-composers of our generation. Not only is he a genius on the turntable, he's also a sinister album cover maker.
Prince can do whatever he wants and we'd be totally okay with it. This one, though, really pushed the envelope.
I LOVE MY LIFE, JIM POST
Okay, Jim. You're not Prince.
WAKING AND DREAMING, NEW ORLEANS
More hairy guys with nipples showing. Your nightmares just met its new stars.
BORN THIS WAY, LADY GAGA
Despite Lady Gaga's effort to clean up her act, it's still not that easy to forget that she was once an alien, a walking meat shop, and a crossover between a human and a Transformer.
MAGIC MOMENT, CEE LO
Cee Lo's one of the brightest minds in music right now. The singer-producer can easily turn everything he sets his eyes on to profit. This Christmas album cover is the only exception.
MY LIPS ARE FOR BLOWING, SVETLANA GRUEBBERSOLVIK
If you can't see what's wrong with this cover, then you should hurry and close this page. We don't want to sully your innocence.
UP AT THE CRACK, BONED
How dare you do that to a Les Paul!
BY REQUEST, KEN
The moustache. The sideburns. The hair. There's so much awesomeness in this album cover that they're contradicting each other.
THE MIRACLE, QUEEN
They're one of the greatest bands ever. So great, in fact, that this album with such a weird cover still sold 9.5 million copies worldwide.
HIJAS DEL TOMATO, LAS KETCHUP
They named their group Hijas Del Tomate. They made the world dance with the "The Ketchup Song." (Asereje, anyone?) So should we be surprised that they chose this for an album cover?
That being said, we know you still know the steps:
Video via Altra Moda Music's YouTube channel
LOVE'S ALRIGHT, EDDIE MURPHY
When Eddie Murphy tried to transition from being a great comedian to a sexy time balladeer (check out "Boogie In Your Butt" and "Put Your Mouth On Me") he did pretty okay. What's not okay, however, was his choice of album art.
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