Music Fun Facts

7 Greatest Music Fun Facts

Mozart sold more music CD’s than anyone in 2016

Mozart, the singer, sold more CDs than anyone in 2016. This means he sold more than all the Grammy award-winning artists like Beyonce and Drake. This was due to his commemoration by the Universal Music Group in the same year celebrating him and remembering his death. I know you were wondering how an 18th-century musician pulled this off.

Listening to music fuels physical performance

Various research and studies have revealed that music is a powerful motivation when performing physical activities. It also increases the intensity and lengthens the time for these activities. For instance, it was found out that cycling with music on required less oxygen concentration than without music.

Largest ever free concert

The largest-ever free concert, according to the Guinness World Record, was performed by Rod Stewart in 1993. It was a New Year’s Eve concert in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, and hosted an estimated 4.2 million people.

Songs recorded in space

An astronaut based in Canada, Chris Hadfield, released his album in 2015 only for fans to realize all his songs were recorded in space. He had spent 144 days in the space station recording his songs for the album. This album included 11 songs.

Using songs to scare off pirates

According to the United States Navy, Brittney Spear’s songs are used to scare off pirates from the shores of Eastern Africa. This is because Somali-based pirated hate the western culture and song, and this makes Britney’s songs a perfect fit. Specifically, the songs “Baby One More Time” and “Oops I Did It Again” are used. For more fun information about pop music, click here to play fun quiz about pop music.

Most views on YouTube for a love song

As of 2020, the song “Despacito” done by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee had 6.6 billion views, making it the most viewed song on YouTube. As of August 2021, the song hit 7.5 billion views. This is epic, basing the song is only 4 years old as of 2021.

Baby Shark Dance has the most views of 9 billion for a kid’s song and stories.

Music helps control emotions

According to a 2019 study in the United States, many individuals used music to soothe themselves. This included soldiers on missions and family members who felt pressured by either life or family. Although genres were not mentioned, music helps adjust emotions.

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