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Music Facts
34 Facts about Music

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Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance.
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.
Warner Music collected over US$2 million in royalties in 2008 for public usage of the "Happy Birthday" song.
Your favorite song is probably your favorite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life.
None of The Beatles Could Read Music.
Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
Flowers can grow faster by listening to music.
Elvis Presley didn't write any of his songs.
The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
Barry Manilow didn't write his song called "I write the songs".
Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster, could not play guitar.
Musicians have the same life expectancy as Zimbabweans: the lowest on earth.
The Beatles used to be called Johnny and the Moondogs.
The world's longest concert goes so slow, it will last 639 years.
The world's most expensive musical instrument, a Stradivarius violin, was sold in 2011 for US$15.9 million.
The song Jingle Bells was originally written
for Thanksgiving.
Loud music can make a person drink more in less time.
The original lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You" song was
"Good Morning to You".
A song that gets stuck in your head is called an "earworm".
In 1989, the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega's compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
Rapper NoClue is the World's Fastest Rapper with 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds (14.1 syllables per second).
Jimi Hendrix couldn't read or write music.
Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases the "pleasure chemical" dopamine during sex and eating.
For every US$1000 of music sold, the average musician makes just US$23.40.
Metallica is the first and only band to play on all seven continents.
Michael Jackson bought the rights to most of The Beatles' music for US$47.5 million in 1985. It's now worth US$450 million.
Revenue from digital music downloads and subscriptions outpaced CD sales in the U.S. for the first time in 2014.
Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician, who said their band would go down like a "lead balloon."
The British Navy uses Britney Spears' songs to scare off Somali pirates.
Eminem wrote and recorded "The Real Slim Shady" just 3 hours before his album was due.
White people consume 60-80% of all rap music in the U.S.
In 2015, Astronaut Chris Hadfield released the first album of songs recorded entirely in space.
"Under Pressure" was written by David Bowie and Queen during a 24-hour wine and cocaine marathon.
The piano Freddie Mercury plays in Bohemian Rhapsody is the same exact piano Paul McCartney plays in Hey Jude.
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