Music. Such a powerful word. There are all kinds of music out there. You may not like all types, but something that all music lovers can agree on, is the way YOUR music makes you feel. Get ready to blast into some tunes with these amazing musical tattoos and facts!
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.
None of The Beatles Could Read Music.
When Benjamin Franklin invented his own harmonica, it became so popular in Europe that Mozart and Beethoven composed music for it.
The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
The world’s most expensive musical instrument, a Stradivarius violin, was sold in 2011 for US$15.9 million.
A song that gets stuck in your head is called an “earworm”.
In 1989, the U.S. military blared AC/DC music at General Noriega’s compound in Panama for 2 continuous days. The dictator surrendered.
Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases the “pleasure chemical” dopamine during sex and eating.
Metallica is the first and only band to play on all seven continents.
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.
The British Navy uses Britney Spears’ songs to scare off Somali pirates.
Eminem wrote and recorded “The Real Slim Shady” just 3 hours before his album was due.
In 2015, Astronaut Chris Hadfield released the first album of songs recorded entirely in space.
“Under Pressure” was written by David Bowie and Queen during a 24-hour wine and cocaine marathon.
Only about 1 in every 10,000 people has “perfect pitch”, the ability to identify a musical note just by hearing it, with no reference note.
The piano Freddie Mercury plays in Bohemian Rhapsody is the same exact piano Paul McCartney plays in Hey Jude.
Finland has more heavy metal bands per capita than any other country in the world.
Enya, one of the world’s best-selling artists, sold over 100 million albums, but had never went on tour.
The largest free rock concert ever had 4.2 million people. It was held by Rod Stewart in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Music can help severely brain-injured patients recall personal memories.