Eddie Murphy recorded "Party All The Time" following a $1 million bet with Richard Pryor that he couldn't sing. The album it appears on is dedicated to Pryor, with the liner notes reading "To Richard Pryor, my idol with whom I have a $1,000,000 bet. No Mother Fucker, I didn't forget." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Not only do bats make high-pitched sounds for echolocation, many bat species also sing. A team of scientists that analyzed one species’ song translated it as a sequence that opens with a hello, then a gender identification, then some geographic information, & then a "let's talk" section. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Ed Sheeran granted a dying fans wish, which was to hear him sing, by singing to her minutes before she died popcrush.com/ed-sheeran-f…
On the Carol Burnett Show, they would frequently do two takes of every skit. One done as it was written, and then again with Tim Conway being allowed to include his bizarre ad-libs such as having a Hitler handpuppet sing, or telling a story about Siamese Twin elephants connected at the trunk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
I learned that Drake Bell moved to Mexico after finding out he was popular there, changed his name to "Drake Campana", posts on social media in Spanish and also sings in the language comicbook.com/irl/news/dr…
Biz Markie was not supposed to sing the chorus in his hit song "Just a Friend", but none of the people he invited showed up at the studio so he sang it himself. ew.com/music/2019/09/25/b…
Today I learned about "the Singing Revolution" which happened between 1987 and 1991 in Estonia when people gathered in public places to sing national songs together despite the ban. This and the "human chain" from Estonia to Lithuania were among the events that led to the independence of Baltic states. nonviolent-conflict.org/e…
Not only do bats make high-pitched sounds for echolocation, many bat species also sing. A team of scientists that analyzed one species’ song translated it as a sequence that opens with a hello, then a gender identification, then some geographic information, & then a "let's talk" section. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
At a traditional Thai wedding, the groom's way to the ceremony is blocked by a series of "gates" (golden necklaces or belts) held up by bridesmaids and family members. Some can be passed with money, others require him to answer questions, and he may even need to yell out his love or sing a song thethailandlife.com/thai-…
Before becoming an actor Joe Pesci was a New York City lounge singer and released the album "Little Joe Sure Can Sing" in 1968 youtube.com/watch?v=DNiVW…
Since Jason Alexander (George Costanza) is a trained Broadway singer, he had to re-record the famous George answering machine song because he sung it too well; Larry David wanted him to purposely sing terrible to make it sound believable. thecrimson.com/article/20…
Songwriter Robert Sherman was struggling to write a catchy song for Julie Andrews to sing in Mary Poppins. When Robert's son received the polio inoculation, and he discovered the medicine was put on a sugar cube, he was inspired to write "A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_S…
The Independant representative of Taipei in Taiwan is also the lead singer of a metal band, Cthonic, which has been compared to being the "Black Sabbath" of Asia. He also sings for Marty Friedman on a side project called Metal Clone X, which covers Japanese hits by turning them into heavy metal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
There is a band of 50-60-year-olds called Port Isaac's Fisherman's Friends who sing Sea Shantys, was signed a $1,000,000 record deal and had a movie made about them. youtube.com/watch?v=AYA_0…
Why singers lose their accents when they sing. There are 3 main reasons. Phonetics, the pace at which they sing and speak, and the air pressure from one’s vocal chords. ajournalofmusicalthings.c…
Celine Dion never wanted to sing β€œMy Heart Will Go On” for the movie Titanic (she admitted she even hated it) and James Cameron didn’t want any song to end the movie at all. popsugar.com/entertainmen…
In 1969, a woman named Vickie Jones was arrested for impersonating Aretha Franklin. Another performer had coerced into doing it. In court, she was called a victim. She was asked to sing, and the judge decided that she sounded so much like Franklin that the audience hadn’t been swindled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
In the movie white Christmas, Rosemary Clooney sang both parts of all the songs in the movie. Vera Ella didn’t sing at all. goodhousekeeping.com/holi…
β€˜Reach Out I'll Be There’ was written to be at the very top of vocalist Levi Stubb’s range, so that his voice would strain & crack trying to sing it. The band begged for it to not be released. It became their signature tune, and Rolling Stone ranked it as 206th greatest song of all time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rea…
Celine Dion didn’t want to sing β€œMy Heart Will Go On” and only agreed to record a demo of it, which in the end was used as the main track that we hear today. youtu.be/NFip-yfiy4s
There is a famous Australian pub rock song about grieving over the loss of a romantic partner. The chorus sings "Am I ever gonna see your face again?" It is Australian tradition for the crowd to shout "No way, get fucked, fuck off." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am_…
In the Rage Against the Machine song β€œKnow Your Enemy”, Maynard James Keenan of Tool sings the β€œI got no patience now” bridge en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
"I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" is a pop song that originated as the jingle "Buy the World a Coke" in the 1971 "Hilltop" television commercial costing $250k ($1.6m today). The New Seekers later recorded the song which climbed to UK #1 and US #7 in 1971 and 1972. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%2…
Enya is a recluse who lives in a mansion with her cats and makes music with an elderly couple, the lyrics to which she sometimes sings in Sindarin and Quenya - elven languages JRR Tolkien invented for Lord of the Rings. pagesix.com/2016/04/26/in…
Today I learned of a NASA musical video in which an AI named NOTGLaDOS, voiced by Ellen McLain, sings about the electromagnetic spectrum cnet.com/news/portal-glad…
Lionel Richie was working on a song for weeks and was trying to figure out the main hook following the lyrics "come on and sing along." He later had dinner at a friend's house and as he was leaving to go back to the studio, he said he had to work "all night long." Then he had a Eureka moment. youtu.be/YVei_vE8e1Y?t=21…
That, before becoming an actor, Joe Pesci (under the name "Joe Ritchie") recorded an album called "Little Joe Sure Can Sing!", where he covered various popular songs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
An African grey parrot named "Nigel," who spoke with a British accent, went missing from his California home. When he was returned 4 yrs later via his microchip to his British-American owner, Nigel was able to speak Spanish & sing bars from the theme of "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." theguardian.com/lifeandst…
David Bowie was turned down by a BBC talent selection group just before his breakthrough, stating β€œamateur sounding vocalist who sings wrong notes and out of tune”. theguardian.com/music/201…
G2-4T, and G2-9T from the Star Tours attraction at Disneyland were two of the recycled animatronic Singing Geese from the America Sings attraction at Disneyland. endorexpress.net/star-war…
Male nightingales loose weight each night they sing animalia.bio/nightingale
Pavarotti's last public performance, happened at the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, was actually a lipsync, as the tenor had turned the invitation down several times because it would have been impossible to sing late at night in the subzero condition en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
That’s the guy who sings Hey Brother by Avicii is the same guy who sang the George Clooney vocals for A Man of Constant Sorrow in the movie O’ Brother, Where Art Thou bbc.co.uk/music/artists/8…
China has a Dwarf Theme Park exclusively staffed by dwarves. Called β€œKingdom of the Little People”, the park employs over 100 Chinese dwarves to sing and dance. bbc.com/news/magazine-322…
Some dolphins form boy bands to that sing together to attract females and these "bands" can stick together for decades smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 1989 Coca-Cola’s ad agency reunited 25 of the 40 original principals to recreate the 1971 β€œI'd Like to Teach the World to Sing” commercial. apnews.com/article/71173d…
Taron Egerton sang β€œI’m Still Standing” by Elton John as the Gorilla in the movie β€œSing” prior to starring in the movie β€œRocket Man” as Elton John where he sings the same song. youtu.be/pHZneOidj9A
The sound effect in the opening line of the song Iron Man, "I am Iron Man", was made by having Ozzy Osbourne sing from behind a fan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iro…
When Prince didn’t show up to sing on β€œWe Are the World”, Huey Lewis sang his part ultimateprince.com/huey-l…
Anyone who sings on a music track - no matter how minor - must be credited under US law. This is because house music groups Black Box and C+C Music Factory were sued by singer Martha Wash after they credited women lip-syncing to vocals she sang for them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Chris Ballew, the lead singer of the band β€œThe Presidents of the United States” also sings kids songs under the name β€œCaspar Babypants”. babypantsmusic.com
Sheila Chandra who sings Braith of Life (a.k.a The Grace of Valar) from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers suffered from the burning mouth syndrome (BMS) starting 2010 and has been since been rendered effectively mute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
Phil Collins amazed Disney bosses when he agreed to sing his songs for the studio's films Tarzan and Brother Bear phonetically in a number of different languages. genesisfan.net/phil-colli…
Haruki Murakami wrote his first novel "Hear the Wind Sing" entirely by hand and then on a whim sent the only copy of the manuscript to be considered for a literary magazines new-writers prize. He went on to win the prize. telegraph.co.uk/books/aut…
Gorillas sing happy songs while they eat. They don't sing the same song every time and they even sing louder while eating their favourite food. oneearth.org/wild-gorilla…
: Another factor for the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest was the death of Chinese reformist Hu Yaobang and rapid market economic reform. and at their last stand, the protester sings the international socialist anthem to protest the Chinese leadership for betraying their original ideas. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
Rather than 'We're not going to take it, anymore,' Twisted Sister sings 'Huevos con aceite y limΓ³n' ('Eggs with oil and lemon') when performing to the song to latin American audiences. youtube.com/watch?v=r4JjR…
King Henry VIII of England was a gifted musician and composer. He could sing and play many instruments and was considered highly skilled in his time. Many of his compositions survive and some are still played in classical concerts, especially his most popular piece, "Pastime with Good Company." classical-music.com/featu…
People with a stutter can often sing without difficulty. Blues artists B.B. King and John Lee Hooker, despite having significant stuttering problems as children, both sang without a stutter. Hooker even wrote a song about his experiences called "Stuttering Blues." stutteringhelp.org/conten…
Trey Parker had to deliberately sing off key to get auto-tune to work, saying "If you use it and you sing into it correctly, it doesn't do anything to your voice." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut…

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