Top 10 Most 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!
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. Def 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.

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.

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

3 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.

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

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

Doesn't sound as good, does it?

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'.

6 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.

I have heard several different figures. Honestly I don't trust any claim that it's higher than 600 million sorry.

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

7 Lose Yourself by Eminem is the first rap song to win an Oscar

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.

To anyone claiming it was because he was white: so you mean you listen to the artist color now? You know also that Rakim (the most influential MC) has stated that Eminem is the best. Although, Rakim and Aesop Rock are my favorites.

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 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.

Should it even be considered as a guitar, though? Can you even play it?

I'd like to see it.

10 In 1989, the U.S. Military played AC/DC's music very loudly at the compound of General Noriega for two days non stop. The dictator surrendered.

Music solves everything, even war.

The Contenders
11 The shortest rock song in history is Napalm Death's 'You Suffer'. It lasts 1.316 seconds.

Not the shortest "rock" song, but the shortest recorded song in history.

12 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.

13 Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin used to cry in home due to pain in his hand
14 Johnny Cash was the first American to hear of Joseph Stalin's death
15 The information stored on an iPod Nano would fill up eight pickup truckloads of paper

I have a iPod nano

16 Termites eat wood two times faster while listening to heavy metal

Imagine how fast they'll eat wood if you play them a Slayer song.

17 The most expensive opera costume was over $23,025,028
18 The Beatles had a drummer named Pete Best whom they replaced with Ringo Starr about two months before they became famous

One of the few I actually knew.

19 All four Beatles were poor in their childhoods
20 The Zimmers are thought to be the band that has the oldest members of any band in the world
21 The Monkees could play their own instruments just like The Beach Boys, but were not allowed to play in the recording studio
22 Elvis Presley had a twin brother that died at birth
23 Jimi Hendrix toured with The Monkees right before he hit it big.
24 Elvis Presley died of drugs
25 Tony Iommi plays with missing fingertips
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