Music Facts SMS You Never Knew
Music Facts SMS for music lovers who live to the tunes of life. Know the most interesting and amusing facts of the music history and how this industry has been creating legends every now and then. If you are a music lover, you can add a new charm to any music related discussion with these fun music fact sms. And if you are not into music, your intelligence over the subject will make you popular among the musical groups. Share these facts with people who love music and has made it their life. Get set to dive into surprising facts that will take your breath away.
40 billion songs are downloaded illegally every year, that’s some 90% of all music downloads.
A piano covers the full spectrum of all orchestra instruments, from below the lowest note of the double bassoon to above the top note of the piccolo.
Before composing Beethoven dipped his head in cold water.
Before they were known as Journey, Steve Perry called his band Golden Gate Rhythm Section.
Elvis favorite collectibles were official badges. He collected police badges in almost every city he performed in.
Elvis was an avid gun collector. His collection of 40 weapons included M-16s and a Thompson submachine gun.
In August 1983, Peter Stewart of Birmingham, UK set a world record by disco dancing for 408 hours.
Ireland has won the most Eurovision song contests (7 times)
John Lennon wrote Good morning, good morning after hearing a Corn Flakes commercial.
Klezmer music is derived from two Hebrew words, clay and zimmer, meaning ‘vessel of music.’
Like humans, birds can learn music while they are still in the egg stage.
Music was sent down a telephone line for the first time in 1876, the year the phone was invented.
None of Elvis’s films got nominated for Oscar, but he did win three Grammy Awards – for his gospel recordings.
Since its launch in 1981 the song Memory of the musical Cats has been played on radio more than a million times.
Tap dancing originates from Irish clog dancing and what is called the Irish reel and jig.
Termites will eat wood two times faster when listening to heavy metal.
The airplane that Buddy Holly died in was called American Pie. Don McLean wrote a song with the same name about the accident.
The Beatles holds the top spot of album sales in the US (106 million), followed by Garth Brooks second (92 million), Led Zeppelin (83 million), Elvis Presley (77 million), and the Eagles (65 million). Worldwide The Beatles sold more than 1 billion records.
The British, the highest per capita spenders on music, buy 7.2% of the world music market
The Carpenters signature song, We’ve Only Just Begun, was originally part of a television commercial for a California bank.
The music industry generates about $4 billion in online music but loose about $40 billion to illegal downloads.
The number of recorded CDs and blank CDs sold were about equal.
To win a gold disc, an album needs to sell 100,000 copies in Britain, and 500,000 in the United States.
Top-selling albums used to reach sales of 20 million copies before the advent of online piracy – by 2009 it had dropped to about 5 million.