They may be the golden gods of big and small screens alike, but when it comes to making music, celebrities can be somewhat of a motley crew. For every Zooey Deschanel, Jenny Lewis, or Jamie Foxx, there’s a Heidi Montag and a David Hasselhoff.
We’ve done some sifting around to find the good and the most (shall we say) interesting mix of celebrities making music, and as you might have imagined, there’s more of the latter. Sure, Scarlett Johansson and Tim Robbins legitimately know how to jam — much of their albums are even pretty good — and William Shatner is likable, in an ironic kind of way.
But then we have the downright questionable, brand-extending schmaltz: Paris Hilton, whose single was ironically titled “Stars Are Blind”; Shaquille O’Neal, whose rapping mostly focused on (Surprise!) basketball; and Lindsay Lohan, about whom the less is said, the better. Still, the songs are worth a listen — some of them are good, most of them are hilarious. Take a listen to our Celebrities Making Music playlist and decide for yourself.
Know of some other good celebrity albums, or some worth checking out? Make your own celebrity music playlist, or comment on others’. In the words of our friend Leonard Nimoy, not enjoying some celebrity-made music today would be a Highly Illogical decision.