Music Facts

Musical Instruments
Musical Instruments

A rare Stradivarius viola valued at US$45 million (S$56 million) could become the most expensive musical instrument ever sold in 2014.

Effects of Loud Music
Effects of Loud Music

Loud music can make a person drink more in less time.

Original Lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You"
Original Lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You"

The original lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You" song was "Good Morning to You”.

Earworm
Earworm

A song that gets stuck in your head is called an "earworm".

U2 Band
U2 Band

U2 was originally known as Feedback.

Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix couldn't read or write music.

Music and Brain Activities
Music and Brain Activities

Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases the "pleasure chemical" dopamine during sex and eating.

Metallica
Metallica

Metallica is the first band to play on all seven continents.

Digital Music Revolution
Digital Music Revolution

Revenue from digital music downloads and subscriptions outpaced CD sales in the U.S. for the first time in 2014.