Music Fun Facts
· The compression required to convert studio music to mp3 stripped the music of warmer/ happier tones. Some insturments are affected more than others, the trumpet was most effective. CDs and vinyl are affected less. – This week I learned podcast
· In 2016, Mozart Sold More CDs than Beyoncé
· The British Navy Uses Britney Spears Songs to Scare Off Pirates
· None of The Beatles Could Read or Write Music
· Metallica is the First and Only Band to Have Played on All 7 Continents
· “Happy Birthday” is the most profitable song of all time. – Averages $2 mil per year
· Prince Played 27 Instruments on His Debut Album- vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, bass synth, singing bass, Fuzz bass, electric piano, acoustic piano, mini-Moog, poly-Moog, Arp string ensemble, Arp Pro Soloist, Oberheim four-voice, clavinet, drums, syndrums, water drums, slapsticks, bongos, congas, finger cymbals, wind chimes, orchestral bells, woodblocks, brush trap, tree bell, hand claps, and finger snaps
· Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” was originally written for Celine Dion.
· “…Baby One More Time” was rejected by TLC.
· Jesse McCartney wrote Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love.”
· Ke$ha’s “Tik-Tok” sold more copies than ANY Beatles single
· Led Zeppelin, REM, and Depeche Mode have never had a number one single, Rihanna has 10
· Flo Rida’s “Low” has sold 8 million copies – the same as The Beatles’ “Hey Jude”
· Katy Perry holds the same record as Michael Jackson for most number one singles from an album
· The cast of “Glee” has had more songs chart than the Beatles