1. Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance.
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  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.
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  3. Warner Music collected over US$2 million in royalties in 2008 for public usage of the "Happy Birthday" song.
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  4. Your favorite song is probably your favorite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life.
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  5. None of The Beatles Could Read Music.
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  6. Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
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  7. Flowers can grow faster by listening to music.
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  8. Elvis Presley didn't write any of his songs.
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  9. The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
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  10. Barry Manilow didn't write his song called "I write the songs".
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  11. Leo Fender, inventor of the Telecaster and Stratocaster, could not play guitar.
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  12. Musicians have the same life expectancy as Zimbabweans: the lowest on earth.
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  13. The Beatles used to be called Johnny and the Moondogs.
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  14. The world's longest concert goes so slow, it will last 639 years.
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  15. The world's most expensive musical instrument, a Stradivarius violin, was sold in 2011 for US$15.9 million.
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  16. The song Jingle Bells was originally written
    for Thanksgiving.
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  17. Loud music can make a person drink more in less time.
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  18. The original lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You" song was
    "Good Morning to You".
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  19. A song that gets stuck in your head is called an "earworm".
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  20. In 1989, the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega's compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
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  21. Rapper NoClue is the World's Fastest Rapper with 723 syllables in 51.27 seconds (14.1 syllables per second).
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  22. Jimi Hendrix couldn't read or write music.
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  23. Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases the "pleasure chemical" dopamine during sex and eating.
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  24. For every US$1000 of music sold, the average musician makes just US$23.40.
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  25. Metallica is the first and only band to play on all seven continents.
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  26. 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.
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  27. Revenue from digital music downloads and subscriptions outpaced CD sales in the U.S. for the first time in 2014.
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  28. Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician, who said their band would go down like a "lead balloon."
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  29. The British Navy uses Britney Spears' songs to scare off Somali pirates.
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  30. Eminem wrote and recorded "The Real Slim Shady" just 3 hours before his album was due.
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  31. Babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song as they do when listening to speech, according to a study.
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  32. White people consume 60-80% of all rap music in the U.S.
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  33. In 2015, Astronaut Chris Hadfield released the first album of songs recorded entirely in space.
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  34. "Under Pressure" was written by David Bowie and Queen during a 24-hour wine and cocaine marathon.
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  35. The piano Freddie Mercury plays in Bohemian Rhapsody is the same exact piano Paul McCartney plays in Hey Jude.
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  36. When Benjamin Franklin invented his own harmonica, it became so popular in Europe that Mozart and Beethoven composed music for it.
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  37. Only about 1 in every 10,000 people has "perfect pitch", the ability to identify a musical note just by hearing it, with no reference note.
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  38. Finland has more heavy metal bands per capita than any other country in the world.
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  39. Enya, one of the world's best-selling artists, sold over 100 million albums, but had never went on tour.
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  40. The largest free rock concert ever had 4.2 million people. It was held by Rod Stewart in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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  41. The Iconic "Do you know where you are?! You're in the Jungle Baby!" line was actually yelled at Axl Rose by a Homeless man in New York.
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  42. Queen, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and Tupac never won a Grammy, while Milli Vanilli and Justin Bieber did.
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  43. Music
    can help severely
    brain-injured
    patients recall personal memories.
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  44. Cats enjoy music that uses similar frequencies to those used to communicate with other felines.
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  45. Researchers found that when jazz musicians improvise, their brains turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow.
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  46. 5% of people have a biological disdain for music, called "musical anhedonia."
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  47. "Wannabe" by Spice Girls was deemed as the UK's catchiest song after a study found it only takes 2.29 seconds for listeners to recognize it.
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  48. The word "music" comes from the Muses, goddesses of the arts in Greek mythology.
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  49. The top 1% of bands and solo artists earn 77% of all revenue from recorded music, a 2014 report found.
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  50. Music, painting, poetry, literature and architecture, all used to be part of the modern Olympic Games from 1912 to 1948.
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  51. There's a "sea organ" built on the coast of Croatia that plays music like an organ when waves crash in and out of it.
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  52. Pianos can have upwards of 12,000 individual parts.
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  53. The only father-daughter collaboration to hit number one on the Billboard pop chart was “Something Stupid” by Frank and Nancy Sinatra in 1967.
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  54. 'Ukulele' translates as 'jumping flea', likely after the movement of the player's fingers.
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  55. Fidel Castro banned The Beatles and other bands in Cuba in 1964. He changed his mind two years later.
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  56. Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins.
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  57. Frank Sinatra never formally learned how to read music.
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  58. 19.3% of deaths for metal musicians are suicide.
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  59. 51.5% of deaths for hip-hop musicians are homicide.
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  60. The lifespan of a rock star is 25 years shorter than average.
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  61. Mozart sold more CDs in 2016 than Beyonce did.
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  62. The earliest surviving written music is a Hurrian hymn which date to approximately 1400 BC.
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  63. Jennifer Lopez was the first one to have her movie and her album reach no.1 in the same week.
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  64. Michael Jackson tried to buy Marvel Comics just so that he could play Spider Man in his own produced movie.
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  65. Mozart wrote numerous letters, and even an entire song, focused solely on poop.
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  66. In cultures that have had little or no exposure to Western music, dissonant chords are rated just as likeable as consonant chords.
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  67. Kenny G broke a Guinness World Record in 1997 for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone: an E-flat for 45 minutes and 47 seconds.
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  68. The ukulele was not invented in Hawaii but rather in the Portuguese Island of Madeira.
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  69. In 1923, the sheet music for ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas' sold 1,000 copies a day.
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  70. The piano is only a few decades older than the U.S.A.
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  71. Punk rock was born at a cinema matinee in Peru in the 1960s.
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  72. The Beatles, Garth Brooks and Elvis are the best-selling artists of all-time in the U.S.
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  73. John Lennon started his singing career as a choir boy at St. Peter's church.
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