Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. Regardless of race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or gender, it has the power to unite us all. To prove how powerful music is, we are presenting 40 interesting and Surprising Music Facts that will blow your mind.
1. According to studies, music helps us to regulate emotions.
2. Hitler loved the Irish music and in 1936 invited an Irish musician to play for him in Berlin.
3. In 2008, Musician Jack Johnson donated 100% of his tour profits to charity.
4. Music can be classified into genres.
5. Music helps to improve your efficiency when you hit the gym for the workout.
6. Michael Jackson composed songs despite not being able to play any instruments.
7. Elvis Presley was never a songwriter.
8. Barry Manilow did not write his song called “I write the songs”.
9. Leo Fender is the inventor of Telecaster and Stratocaster.
10. In January 1995, Led Zeppelin was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by fellow heavy-rockers Aerosmith.
11. Eminem wrote and recorded “The Real Slim Shady”just 3 hours before his album was due.
12. Astronaut Chris Hadfield has released an album of music recorded exclusively from a makeshift recording studio at the International Space Station.
13. David Bowie and Queen wrote the “Under Pressure” during a 24-hour of wine and cocaine marathon.
14. Enya, one of the world’s best-selling artists, sold over 100 million albums, but had never went on tour.
15. In 1964, Fidel Castro banned The Beatles and other bands in Cuba.
16. While Sinatra never formally learned how to read sheet music, he had a fine, natural understanding of it.
17. The lifespan of a musician is 25 years shorter than usual.
18. Michael Jackson nearly bought Marvel so he could star in first Spider-Man movie.
19. Country star Garth Brooks has surpassed Elvis Presley as the solo artist to sell the most albums in the United States.
20. Punk rock was born at a cinema matinee in Peru in the 1960s.
21. Kenny G set a Guinness World Record back in 1997 for the longest note ever held on a saxophone.
22. A radio station out of Georgia was the first to play folk music to its audience in 1922.
23. The oldest person to have a hit on the charts was Buster Martin, the drummer for the Zimmers.
24. John Lennon’s singing career started as a choir boy at St. Peter’s church.
25. Telharmonium is the earliest music synthesizer and musical telegraph that laid the foundation for modern synthesizers.
26. The Nokia tune is a phrase from a composition for solo guitar, Gran Vals, by the Spanish classical guitarist and composer Francisco Tarrega.
27. Jingle Bells was the first song played in space by Astronauts.
28. The longest karaoke marathon was achieved by Leonardo Polverelli, at the Astra Caffe, Pesaro, Italy.
29. Jason Aldean is the biggest-selling digital country music artist in history.
30. Michael Jackson’s Thriller goes platinum for the 21st time and the Guinness Book of World Records certifies it as the best-selling album ever.
31. The Cure once played a four-hour concert during which they played 50 songs.
32. Elvis Presley didn’t write any of his songs.
33. The Beatles in 2012 have sold over 2.3 billion albums.
34. The Beatles earned $90,000 in 35 minutes for their Minneapolis show on August 1965.
35. John Lennon was dyslexic and legally blind.
36. As of July 2012, the total number of Beatles albums sold on iTunes is 585,000.
37. Singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5, 1946, in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
38. Freddie Mercury was voted as best Rock Singer of all time by Classic Rock in 2009.
39. George Harrison could play 26 music instruments.
40. Madonna holds the Guinness World Records as the world’s most successful female recording artist of all time.