Considering all the time and effort -- just the sheer amount of people who listen to a major label release during production -- that gets invested in a record, it's surprising how many little mistakes can fall through the cracks. On the other hand, it really depends if you view all of these as "mistakes;" music is simply about the feeling (, man). The users on the subreddit /r/Productionglitches try to figure out whether the anomalies they hear are legit editing oversights or just mistakes that they decided to keep on a whim. Either way, these might ruin (or enhance) your experience going forward. No looking back:

 

1. Panic! At the Disco - I Write Sins Not Tragedies

At 2:14 there's an Auto-Tune glitch on the word "haven't"


via evenstevens280
 

 

2. The Police - Roxanne

Sting accidentally sits on the piano at the beginning of the song and laughs.


via Rod_Torfusion
 

 

3. War - Why Can't We Be Friends?

Another blooper two seconds in; piano mishit.


via LimeGreenTeknii
 

 

4. Christina Aguilera - Beautiful

You can hear the accompanying instrumental track -- playing from the headphones she's wearing in the vocal booth -- bleeding into her vocal feed at 3:45.


via Andyd4
 

 

5. James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Starts singing four bars too early at 0:14. Bizarre that it was kept.


via Farafee
 

 

6. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie

Another case of vocals coming in too early. Here at 1:55


via Toberoni
 

 

7. M.I.A. - Paper Planes

There's a pop before every chorus. You can't unhear this.

via Black0uT24
 

 

8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song

Vocal blip at 3:01


via brndnhghs
 

 

9. Megadeth - Paranoid

Drummer thinks there's another verse at the end of the song (at 2:22). Lead singer says "hey!" and they argue.


via Wayfaerer
 

 

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