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Music Facts that are Rarely Known

Music Facts

Chances are as you're reading this article you're listening to your iPod or an awesome cover on Youtube. Or maybe you have that song on the radio stuck in your head. Music permeates our everyday life so much so that we barely notice it's presence. But what do you really know about music?

Here are some great facts about Music:

1. Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance.
2. Your favorite song is probably your favorite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life.
3. Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
4. Flowers can grow faster by listening to music.
5. The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
6. The original lyrics of the "Happy Birthday to You" song was "Good Morning to You".
7. The song Jingle Bells was originally written for Thanksgiving.
8. Loud music can make a person drink more in less time.
9. Music triggers activity in the same brain structure that releases the "pleasure chemical" dopamine during sex and eating.
10. Babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song as they do when listening to a speech, according to a study.

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11. Only about 1 in every 10,000 people has "perfect pitch", the ability to identify a musical note just by hearing it, with no reference note.
12. Music can help severely brain-injured patients recall personal memories.
13. 5% of people have a biological disdain for music, called "musical anhedonia."
14. The word "music" comes from the Muses, goddesses of the arts in Greek mythology.
15. Music, painting, poetry, literature and architecture, all used to be part of the modern Olympic Games from 1912 to 1948.
16. Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins.
17. The lifespan of a rock star is 25 years shorter than average.
18. The chills you get when you listen to music is mostly caused by the brain releasing dopamine while anticipating the peak moment of a song.
19. There are few activities in life that utilizes the entire brain, and music is one of them.
20. An “earworm” is a song that you can’t seem to get out of your head.



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