By Adam K. Raymond
Misspelling album titles is one of the grandest traditions in music. From The Zombies' Odessey and Oracle released in 1968 to Ghostface Killah's The Big Doe Rehab released in 2007, misspelling titles, intentionally or not, transcends time and genre. Here are 10 of our favorites and the stories behind them.
1. Rejoyce: The Christmas Album - Jessica Simpson (2004)
Before blaming Jessica Simpson's third-grade reading level for the misspelling of her Christmas album Rejoyce, realize that it's all an act. The spelling of Rejoyce is in fact intentional—an homage to Simpson's late grandmother Joyce Adams Simpson. Jess and Joyce were very close before her passing and the entire album was dedicated to the matriarch of the Simpson clan, who, though certainly a sweet woman, let forth a torrent of suck unlike anyone since Mrs. Olive Osmond.
2. White Limozeen - Dolly Parton (1989)
3. Odessey and Oracle - The Zombies (1968)
4. Amerikkka's Most Wanted - Ice Cube (1990)
5. Punk in Drublic - NOFX (1994)
isn't the only spoonerism in musical history (the Aerosmith's
Night in the Ruts
stand out), but it might be the most famous. Released at the height of pop punk's ascension into the mainstream—both Offspring's
and Green Day's
were released in 1994—
Punk in Drublic
was certified gold and is still NOFX's highest charting album. Not that they care about selling records or anything. The title continues the band's tradition of advocating the use of reality-altering substances, especially in drublic.