Category: Music

The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel was originally a…

The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel was originally a flop, which led to the breakup of the duo. A year later a Colombian record producer remixed electric instruments and drums and re-released the song. It became a huge hit worldwide and gave the duo reason to reunite.

An IT Director, fed up with sales calls where the caller lied to…

An IT Director, fed up with sales calls where the caller lied to reach IT staff, said to transfer one such caller ‘straight to hell’. This led to the creation of a special extension for such calls where horrible hold music and faked queue messages play on an endless loop to increase hold time.

Photo : Diana Varisova / wikipedia

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album was on the…

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album was on the Billboard charts for a total of 741 consecutive weeks from 1973 to 1988.

Photo : Keith Moseley / wikimedia

Experiencing goosebumps when listening to music is a rare…

Experiencing goosebumps when listening to music is a rare condition that’s the result of a different brain structure. People who get goosebumps from music have more fibers connecting their auditory cortex to the areas responsible for emotional processing.

Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself” was the first rap song to win an…

Eminem’s song “Lose Yourself” was the first rap song to win an Oscar for Best Original Song, but Eminem did not even watch the awards because he did not think he stood a chance at winning. Instead, he fell asleep watching cartoons with his daughter.

The song Fly Me to the Moon was the first music ever heard and…

The song Fly Me to the Moon was the first music ever heard and played on the Moon, when Buzz Aldrin played it on a cassette tape.

Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry” is actually…

Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry” is actually titled “No Woman Nuh Cry”. Which translates to “No, Woman, Don’t Cry”. It’s a comfort song for a woman, not a comfort song for men with no woman.

Ella Fitzgerald’s singing voice had such accurate pitch that her…

Ella Fitzgerald’s singing voice had such accurate pitch that her musicians said they used it to tune their instruments.

The singer Lorde has synesthesia. So when she hears music she…

The singer Lorde has synesthesia. So when she hears music she sees colors. When working on her album “Melodrama,” one song caused her to see violets and blues (similar to the album’s cover art), which helped shape the rest of the record.

Photo : Kirk Stauffer via Flickr / wikimedia

The feeling of euphoric chills some people get while listening…

The feeling of euphoric chills some people get while listening to music is called ‘frisson’ (pronounced “free-sawn”), and researches have described the sensation as a “skin orgasm.”

Photo : EverJean / Flickr via Wikimedia Commons