Category: Music

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

Despite his profanity-laced songs, Eminem does not allow…

Despite his profanity-laced songs, Eminem does not allow swearing in his home.

There is a man who claims to have traveled to an alternate…

There is a man who claims to have traveled to an alternate dimension in which “The Beatles” never broke up. He brought back a tape of Beatles’ songs no one in this dimension has ever heard.