Top 10 Incredible Facts In Music History

These are the facts that make you gasp and say, "Wow! "Really? " "I didn't know that! ". These are the top 10 unbelievable facts in music history! (Idea from They deserve a lot of the credit. )

The Top Ten

1 The Drummer of the band Def Leppard only had one arm.

When Rick Allen, the drummer of the band definitely Leppard (Their most famous song is 'Pour Some Sugar on Me') was injured in a terrible car accident, his arm had to be amputated. definitely Leppard and Rick thought their career was going to be over. But then, the band helped him get back on his feet by applying easier tools that would create sound waves that would sound like drums. The band then got back on track and continued to play music. - MontyPython

2 Elvis Presley Originally had Blonde Hair

Yes, Elvis, the famous slick, black haired babe, was originally a blonde bombshell. When he was small that is. He then began to use hair dye and dark gel to get it to the shade of black that he liked when he began to grow up through the 40's and 50's. - MontyPython

I did a book report on him and I NEVER knew that!

That is click bait

3 The Beatles used to be called "Johnny and the Moondogs"

Also "The Quarrymen", which is a pretty good pun.

I knew that already from different site

Doesn't sound as good, does it? - MontyPython


4 Céline Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On" Was Recorded in One Take

Céline didn't actually want to sing the famous love song, but was convinced by her husband and some producers of the film "Titanic". When it was sung and recorded the first time, it was perfect. They kept it and had her do no more takes. So whenever you listen to this song or watch "Titanic" keep in mind that the famous song was sung only once. - MontyPython



Ohhh myy God...! its incredible...!

5 The Beatles hold the record for most number one spots on both the American and British music charts

Over 20 of The Beatles' songs have made it to the number one spot on both the American and British charts. One of their first hits was I Want to Hold Your Hand. And to add onto the fact, they were the first musical artist to have a number one hit song that is over 7 Minutes, 'Hey Jude'. - MontyPython

6 The first music video was Bohemian Rhapsody, released in 1975.

This not remotely true, there were numerous "short films" done to rock and other popular music many years prior to 1975.

The Beatles also made music videos.
All due respect, Monty, but I think your love for this song clouds your rationality..

The "illustrated song" first developed in 1894 is possibly the origin of music videos. - Billyv

Okay now I know I'm wrong. Sorry! - MontyPython

Great recording artists like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and others were.captured on film in the 1930's and 40's.

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7 The Beatles sold over a billion records

More than double Michael Jackson's sales total, even if you add-in the Jackson Five. Only Elvis Presley is close to this number.

Whenever you make a mistake, imagine being the person who said the Beatles "had no future in show business"... - keycha1n

The Beatles made a lot of great music, and interesting facts! - MontyPython

@keycha1n They were told that guitar groups were on their way out.

At least it's not as bad as being Pete Best. - PetSounds

8 The iPod's Name was Inspired by the Line from the Movie 2001: A Space Odyssey: "Open the Pod Bay Doors HAL"

Imagine how teenagers would react to this fact.

Imma teenager and this, I did not, WOW.

9 Lose Yourself by Eminem is the First Rap Song to Win an Oscar

That sounds very wonderful

I wouldn't think of this as an incredible fact. I'm sure that if he had not been white, this overrated song wouldn't of been mentioned by the oscars. The oscars is pretty much racist anyway. Also, I don't think of it as a coincidence that this overrated rapper is the only rapper that you decided to mention on your list.

I knew half these. good list nevertheless. - gemcloben


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10 In 1989, the U.S. Military played AC/DC's music VERY LOUD at the compound of General Noriega for two days non stop. The Dictator Surrendered.

Music solves everything, even war. - MontyPython


The Contenders

11 The World's Tiniest Guitar is Smaller than a Speck of Dust

The worlds tiniest guitar comes with something even smaller; the worlds tiniest pick.

Is it so I liked this one


12 The Shortest Rock Song in History is Napalm Death's, 'You Suffer'. It lasts 1.316 seconds.

Wow: ) that's a pretty interesting fact. I'm about to look it up

Just listened to it right now and I was like "that's it? "

I listened to it... It scared me.. Eugh... - MontyPython

13 Justin Bieber Was Rated the Fifth Most Hated Man In America In an E-Score Survey

This isn't a joke. This is real this time. Look it up and you'll see what I mean.

I looked it up and it's true

Yesss he is one of my top list most hatted

14 The Information Stored on an iPod Nano would Fill up Eight Pickup Truckloads of Paper

I have a iPod nano

15 Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin used to cry in home due to pain in his hand
16 Johnny Cash was the first American to hear of Joseph Stalin's death
17 Termites Eat Wood Two Times Faster while Listening to Heavy Metal
18 All four Beatles were poor in their childhoods

That sucks. they are one of the greatest bands in my oppion EVER

19 The Most Expensive Opera Costume Was Over $23,025,028.
20 The Zimmers thought to be the band that has the oldest members of any band in the world
21 The Beatles had a drummer named Pete Best whom they replaced with Ringo Starr about two months before they became famous
22 The Monkees could play their own instruments just like The Beach Boys, but were not allowed to play in the recording studio.
23 Elvis Presley had a twin brother that died at birth
24 Jimi Hendrix toured with The Monkees right before he hit it big.
25 Elvis Presley died of drugs
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1. The Drummer of the band Def Leppard only had one arm.
2. Elvis Presley Originally had Blonde Hair
3. The Beatles used to be called "Johnny and the Moondogs"
1. Céline Dion's 'My Heart Will Go On" Was Recorded in One Take
2. The Drummer of the band Def Leppard only had one arm.
3. Elvis Presley Originally had Blonde Hair


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