Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance.
Babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song as they do when listening to speech, according to a study.
Metallica is the first and only band to play on all seven continents.
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.
Your favorite song is probably your favorite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life.
The British Navy uses Britney Spears’ songs to scare off Somali pirates.
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.
The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
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. Now you know why pubs have a lot of music.
A song that gets stuck in your head is called an “earworm”.
Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases the “pleasure chemical” dopamine during sex and eating.
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.
Eminem wrote and recorded “The Real Slim Shady” just 3 hours before his album was due.
…. To be continued next week.