Note: This is a collection of links to supplement this article. Both are tied to this piece on Cherry Bomb: The Worst Act in Vaudeville.

"Innocent" Bad

1. Florence Foster Jenkins - You don't even have be familiar with the "Queen of the Night" aria from The Magic Flute to get the fact that her high note isn't even close to being high enough. It's actually off by a minor third, an amazing distance to be out of tune. Here's the WFMU blog page where I found this MP3.

2. William Shatner - From The Transformed Man (1968), here's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, featuring that immortal interpretation, "Suddenly!... Someone!... Is there!... At the turnstile!..."

3. William Hung - You can take a trip down memory lane with samples from Hung for the Holidays (scroll down and click "Preview All") or take The William Hung Challenge.

4. Mrs. Miller - The best place to find Downtown, Mrs. Miller's greatest hit (the title of her first album, eerily prescient, was Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits), is on this YouTube page.

5. The Shaggs - Remember, this band opened for NRBQ. Probably the closest thing to a hit (at least among their fans), and certainly a good introduction to their "outsider" sound, is My Pal Foot Foot (illustration of Foot Foot and links to more Shaggs stuff here).

"Intentional" Bad

1. Marty and Bobbi Culp (SNL)  - NBC's ham-fistedness about SNL skits on YouTube combined with their refusal to host, on their own site, videos of every single episode of the series mean I can't give you a link to Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer doing The Culps. Fortunately, there are amateur renditions of the famous material that are almost as good and will at least make you say "Oh yeah, those guys. Right."

2. Jonathan and Darlene Edwards - You can get a handle on Jo Stafford and Paul Weston's "discoveries" on their MySpace page, which features a generous number of sample tracks, though after "Stayin' Alive" you may already feel like you have enough of an idea.

3. The Portsmouth Sinfonia - Remember, they're not actually trying to be bad. Still, an acquired taste. Here they take on Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King.

4. "The Most Unwanted Song" by Dave Soldier and Nina Mankin. You can read about the rationale behind it on this page, and hear the whole thing here. Here's the famous This American Life episode on which excerpts are featured.

5. (tie) Tiny TimJonathan Richman / Modern Lovers. Again, looking for the intent behind the act's existence, I would lean more toward "quirky" or "eccentric," or even "freakish," than "bad." But I've been overruled on this one.

Who did we miss? Feel free to set the record straight with your own favorite bad musical acts in the comments section.