Strange and Funny Facts of the Music Industry

mc_musicThe music industry is full of strange and funny facts. Here I have mentioned about some of them.

  • The name of a member of ZZ Top without a beard is Frank Beard.
  • Ireland is the only country of the world with a musical instrument for a national symbol-the harp.
  • Usher is popular for his R&B. However, he is also popular for another musical skill. He holds the Star Search record for longest note held by a kid at 12.1 secs. At that time Usher was just thirteen.
  • Barry Manilow, the American songwriter and singer, released a chart-topping song in 1976 titled ‘I write the songs.’ Satirically, the song wasn’t written by him.
  • The largest disco in the world was held in 1979 at New York’s Buffalo Convention Center. 13,000 people danced their way into Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Rednex, a Swedish group, holds the longest song title in world. The title includes 305 characters with spaces: The Sad But True Story Of Ray Mingus, The Lumberjack Of Bulk Rock City, And His Never Slacking Stribe In Exploiting The So Far Undiscovered Areas Of The Intention To Bodily Intercourse From The Opposite Species Of His Kind, During Intake Of All The Mental Condition That Could Be Derived From Fermentation. The title however alone was not enough to earn the track same success like that of Rednex’s song ‘Cotton Eye Joe.’
  • Dianna Ross made her appearance in at least one hit single for thirty three long years. She could be seen each and every year from 1964-1996.
  • Bull of Heaven is a musical band that has recorded the longest music till now. The song ‘The Chosen Priest and Apostle of Infinite Space’ is very long. Its play time is more than two months. Presently, a project known as ‘Longplayer’ is targeting to create the longest song of the world. It is set to last for about thousand years. As per the plan, it is going to be concluded just before the year 3000.
  • Korpiklaani, the heavy metal band, makes use of an accordion in their music. This is quite unusual because traditional accordions are mainly used in polka, classical or folk music.
  • Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest 7 times more than any other nation.
  • When Johnny Cash comprehended that his record label of thirty years wasn’t marketing him properly, he recorded an awful song titled ‘Chicken in Black’. It was about his brain being transplanted into chicken. The song turned out to be a big hit than any of his other materials.

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