33 Music Trivia Tidbits to Help You Appreciate It More Fully

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33 Music Trivia Tidbits to Help You Appreciate It More Fully

If you want real music, maybe head over to Spotify. After reading this entire list of course. We wish that we could play you every one of these songs, because your enjoyment means the world to us. Since we were singled out by our choir leader and asked to leave, we can only offer you these facts about music. Enjoy!

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The British navy used Britney Spears' songs to scare off Somali pirates The navy chose Spears' hit songs Oops! ...I Did It Again and ...Baby One More Time to ward off the pirates because of the pirates' dislike of western culture. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Koji Kondo composed the Legend of Zelda theme music in just one night. THE LEGEND OF ZEADA During development, the Nintendo team used Ravel's Bolero as the theme, but they discovered at the last minute that it was still protected by copyright. GRACKED.COM

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Wham! George Michael wanted to grow out of the teen pop phase and write more honest music. In 1986, even though their latest hit The Edge of Heaven hit No. 1 in the U.K., they played a farewell show at Wembley called The Final, and called it quits. CRACKED

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Van Halen and Sammy Hagar. After their break up in 1996, Van Halen reunited with Hagar in 2004 and clashed immediately. Hagar even quit, but was legally forced to stay. The last show saw a drunk Eddie Van Halen smash his guitar, and yell You don't understand! to fans and storm off stage. CRACKED

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CRACKED COM The iconic drum beats at the end of Livin' On The Edge by Aerosmith... were played on a bass drum that Steven Tyler stole from his high school after senior prom.

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GRACKED.COM Shaggy's hit song It Wasn't Me was inspired by a skit Eddie Murphy did in Raw about men being unfaithful and denying it.

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Ed Sheeran wrote Afire Love for his grandfather, who never really knew the singer due to Alzheimer's disease. Не began writing the song two weeks before his grandfather passed away. CRACKED.COM

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Michael Jackson was Kanye West's biggest inspiration for his album CRACKED.COM Heartbreaks And 808s. K E WE When Kanye played Heartless to Jackson, he complimented him (without knowing it was him singing on the track), and that made Kanye way more confident about his singing.

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