14 Facts you never knew about music
The British Navy
The British Navy uses Britney Spears’ songs to scare off Somali pirates.
Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins.
The earliest written music
The earliest surviving written music is a Hurrian hymn which dates to approximately 1400 BC.
‘Ukulele’ translates as ‘jumping flea’, likely after the movement of the player’s fingers.
The word “music”
The word “music” comes from the Muses, goddesses of the arts in Greek mythology.
Musicians have the same life expectancy as Zimbabweans: the lowest on earth.
The first version
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.
Improves physical performance
Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance.
Music, painting, poetry, literature and architecture, all used to be part of the modern Olympic Games from 1912 to 1948.
Your favorite song
Your favorite song is probably your favorite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life.
In The Police’s “Roxanne” you can hear Sting playing piano with his butt. He accidentally sat on the keys while they were recording.
The lifespan of a rock star is 25 years shorter than average.
The music you listen
Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.