37 Unexpected Facts About The Music Industry

37 Unexpected Facts About The Music Industry

There's a lot going on behind the glitzy veneer of pop music that most of us don't noticed, and perhaps wouldn't fully understand if we did. “Age Ain't Nothing But A Number” was performed by a very underage Aaliyah, and written by… maybe the last adult you'd want hanging out with an underage Aaliyah? The Harlem Globetrotters are a pretty wholesome bunch, but their theme song is anything but. Ozzie included a message in at least one of his tracks that can only be heard when it's played backward… it's just not quite as spooky as you might expect. Bruce Springsteen's “Born In The USA” isn't really as patriotic as the folks who play it at political rallies would have you believe. “Ticket To Ride” is actually an allusion to the red light district of a certain German city. The “where do we go now” line in “Sweet Child o' Mine” was an actual question – the bizarre route they took to get to that part of the song had come to its natural conclusion, and Axl Rose simply didn't know what to do next.

All that and more below!

Brian May is an astrophysicist QUEEN CRACKED COM May had to choose between astrophysics and ROCK early in his career: When I was about to finish my thesis, it was just the beginnings of Queen, and I had to make a choice. And my choice was made on the assumption that I wasn't very good at physics and I might be quite good at music. Не completed his thesis 30 years later, and has since consulted with NASA.


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