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Music Fun Facts

Did you know that multiple studies have shown that music can improve our mental health? Did you also know the song ‘Despacito’ holds seven world records of its own? Music is a universal language, and we all love it.

Music Fun Facts To Share With Family & Friends in 2023

It’s part of our daily lives, many of us are fond of it, keeps us busy and prevents us from boredom sometimes. Music gets many of us through the day, maybe when we’ve gone shopping, in the gym, in the car driving, or at home after work.

Music has the ability to arouse some powerful emotions within us and relieves stress for most of us, too. Think about it- there’s always a particular song that you can’t just seem to forget or that reminds you of a bad heartbreak, right? Or maybe a song that you can’t stop dancing to because it reminds you of good times!

How would the world be without music? Boring, I imagine! But do you actually know your music and artists that well? How do artists dress on stage? All the different genres and artists?

We’ve compiled a number of music fun facts for you that you should know and will definitely blow your mind. Prepare to be amazed as we take a look at unbelievable facts about musicians and the music industry. 

They will definitely rock your world!

Music fun facts

  • Hans Zimmer does not have a formal background in music.
  • Bagpipes may have arrived in Britain with the Romans.
  • The song 4’33’’ is only silence.
  • Thomas Dorsey is the Father of Gospel Music.
  • Chinese music instruments come in 8 kinds...These include gourd, bamboo, wood, silk, clay, metal, stone, and skin
  • China possesses one of the oldest musical traditions in the world.
  • Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen is the shortest pop hit in the world.
  • The cheapest a CD will get in Japan is $25.
  • People still buy a lot of CDs in Japan.
  • Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, and Warren G once formed a band together and called it 213 an old reference code for Los Angelos
  • Lil Wayne almost killed himself when he was 12.
  • Eminem’s first album only sold 1000 copies.
  • Elvis Presley was once told he had no talent.
  • Paul McCartney sang during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
  • The Beatles once sang about Marijuana.
  • Britney Spears once had a picture taken of her with a shaved head.
  • Michael Jackson’s Thriller is the most-selling album of all time.
  • Katy Perry once released a gospel album.
  • Madonna’s career goes back to before she started singing.
  • Maroon 5 was originally called Kara’s Flowers.
  • There are two kinds of music therapy: active and receptive.
  • Jazz inspired the word hipster.
  • Jazz has positive effects on creative thinking and health.
  • Jazz allowed for modern dance to develop in America.
  • The most common instruments in jazz are what’s called the Piano Trio.
  • Nonverbal signals are common in jazz performances.
  • The origins of the word Jazz are not known.
  • The Sound of Music saved 20th Century Fox from going bankrupt.
  • Julie Andrews learned to play the guitar for the Sound of Music.
  • George Strait has more Number One hits than any artist of any genre.
  • Country music is now a global phenomenon.
  • Dolly Parton once said no to Elvis.
  • Bill Monroe is the Father of Bluegrass.
  • Bluegrass country music comes from Kentucky, USA.
  • Nashville is the Home of Country Music.
  • Country music was another form of folk music.
  • Henry Ford was a patron of country music.
  • Karaoke means empty orchestra.
  • Domenico Scarlatti’s Fugue in G Minor is also called the Cat’s Fugue.
  • Havergal Brian’s Gothic symphony requires a thousand performers.
  • Franz Liszt bought a dog so he wouldn’t lose more hair to his fans.
  • Opera singer Adelina Patti wore the most expensive opera costume of all time.
  • Orlande de Lassus got kidnapped three times for his voice.
  • Opera singer Nellie Melba died after a facelift operation.
  • Leonard Warren died after singing “to die, a momentous thing”.
  • 70 different pieces of wood make a violin.
  • A piano’s frame is made of iron.
  • Music began to step away from religion in the Renaissance.
  • There are 8 notes in music.
  • AKB 48 is the world’s largest pop group, with 130 members
  • Elvis Presley is still the best-selling solo artist in the world.
  • The song Despacito holds seven world records of its own.
  • Daddy Yankee is the first Latin artist to become Number One on Spotify.
  • Thomas Silkman has changed the most number of guitar strings in a single hour.
  • The most number of people to play a single piano at the same time is 23 people.
  • The record for the world’s longest marathon drumming by an entire team is 3 days, 8 hours, and 2 minutes.
  • Hong Kong hosted the largest harmonica ensemble on November 13, 2009.
  • The largest erhu ensemble assembled in Raoyang, China, on October 19, 2019.
  • The world’s longest concert by multiple artists took place from March 17 to April 5, 2017. It lasted for 453 hours, 54 minutes, and 40 seconds.
  • David Stanley and The Music Man Project assembled the world’s biggest triangle ensemble.
  • Simon Desorgher assembled the most number of chimes as a single musical instrument.
  • Japan’s Folk Music and Dance Association assembled the world’s largest shamisen ensemble.
  • The world’s largest performing rock band included 953 musicians.
  • Eminem’s Rap God has the most words in a song, at a whopping 1,560 words.
  • Katy Perry is the first person to have more than 100 million followers on Twitter.
  • Shakira is the first person to have more than 100 million likes on Facebook.
  • Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee have 6.6 billion views on YouTube as of February 2020.
  • The global music industry was worth $19.1 billion as of 2018.
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