Sometimes as soon as our alarm goes off in the morning we’ve begun experiencing it. Whether the music is about love, struggle, happiness, or loss, it can offer insight on experiences that all people share.
In today’s post, I thought I might share with you some fun and interesting facts about music. I got these from FactsSlides and found many of them really interesting.
1. Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance.
2. You don’t like the original version of a song because it’s better. You like it because it’s the one you heard first.
3. Warner Music collected over US$2 million in royalties in 2008 for public usage of the “Happy Birthday” song.
4. Your favorite song is probably your favorite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life.
5. None of The Beatles Could Read Music.
6. Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
7. Flowers can grow faster by listening to music.
8. Elvis Presley didn’t write any of his songs.
9. The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
10. Barry Manilow didn’t write his song called “I write the songs”.
11. Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster, could not play guitar.
12. The song Jingle Bells was originally written for Thanksgiving.
13. Loud music can make a person drink more in less time.
14. In 1989, the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega’s compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
15.Rapper NoClue is the World’s Fastest Rapper with 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds (14.1 syllables per second).
16. Jimi Hendrix couldn’t read or write music.
17. For every US$1000 of music sold, the average musician makes just US$23.40.
18. Metallica is the first and only band to play on all seven continents.
19. Eminem wrote and recorded “The Real Slim Shady” just 3 hours before his album was due.
20. Top-selling albums used to reach sales of 20 million copies before the advent of online piracy – by 2009 it had dropped to about 5 million.
I hope you enjoyed those! Do you have any other fun facts you would like to share? Post them in comment section below!