37 Unexpected Tidbits About the Music Industry

37 Unexpected Tidbits About the Music Industry

Unless you’re in the music business or really serious about your tunes, you’re probably just mindlessly putting your playlist on shuffle and bopping along, not thinking much about the songs you’re listening to beyond their entertainment value. But it turns out there’s a lot going on behind the glitzy veneer of pop music that most of us don’t notice. 

While “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number” is most associated with its performer Aaliyah, the song was written by a man who is likely the last adult you’d want hanging out with an underage Aaliyah. Despite being called “Born in the USA” and played at many political rallies from coast to coast, Bruce Springsteen’s song isn’t exactly as patriotic as many believe it to be. And when Axl Rose sings “where do we go now?” in “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” it turns out he’s really asking that question because the Guns N’ Roses lead singer didn’t know what to do next with the song.

Here are 37 facts that caught us off-guard about some of the music we listen to on a daily basis…

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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