Fun Music Facts #1

House of the rising sun by The Animals was recorded with only 15 minutes because the band was on a tight budget. In spite of that the song went all the way to number one in 1964.

40 billion songs are downloaded illegally every year, that’s some 90% of all music downloads.

In 2000, Guiness World Record credited Madonna as the most successful female recording artist of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of 120 million albums

Duran Duran took their name from a mad scientists in the movie Barbarella.

In August 1983, Peter Stewart of Birmingham, UK set a world record by disco dancing for 408 hours.

The Beatles song “Martha My Dear” was written by Paul McCartney about his sheepdog Martha.

Garth Brooks was the first country artist to sell over 10 million copies of an album?

Global sales of pre-recorded music total more than $40 billion.

Britney Spears has sold over 76 million records worldwide according to TIME magazine.

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain were all 27 years old when they died.

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