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.
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!..."
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.