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…
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…
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…
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…
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_…
Gorillas sing happy tracks while they eat. They do not sing the same track whenever and also they also sing louder while eating their favourite food. oneearth.org/wild-gorilla…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
Some dolphins form boy bands to that sing together to attract females and these "bands" can stick together for decades smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned of BjΓΆrn Again, a parody band of Swedish pop group ABBA. They sing in "Swenglish" and use the stage names of Agnetha Falstart, Benny Anderwear, Frida Longstokin, BjΓΆrn Volvo-us, Rutger Sonofagunn, and Ola Drumkitt. They've played private parties for Bill Gates, Russel Crowe, and Vladimir Pootin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%…
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…
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…
Roger Waters', bassist for Pink Floyd, wrote When The Tigers Broke Free about his father who served in the unit he sings about, The Royal Fusiliers and died holding the Anzio Bridgehead with his unit. youtu.be/9KUSl4-GKwQ
: 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…
To "troll the ancient yule tide carol" means to β€œto sing in a full, rolling voice; to chant merrily or jovially.” mentalfloss.com/article/5…
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…
Today I learned of Setara Hussainzada, the first woman to ever sing in a TV program in Afghanistan. She received numerous death threads and has been force to live in exile. youtu.be/QJ5enk8eS_Y
The Star Spangled Banner has four stanzas not just the one everyone sings en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
"Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" was the first song ever sung by a computer using speech synthesis. This is referenced in 2001: A Space Odyssey when HAL 9000 sings the song as astronaut David Bowman dismantles his brain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai…
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…
Part of the Roman triumph was that the troops would sing lewd marching songs about the triumphator erenow.net/biographies/ju…
A billionaire hedge fund manager once paid Kenny Rogers $4 Million to sing The Gambler over and over a dozen times at his birthday party. huffpost.com/entry/galleo…
Today I learned of Melodic Intonation Therapy. Often after a stroke or other types of aphasia, people are unable to speak. It has been found that the they often still have the ability to sing. sciencemag.org/news/2010/…
The title of the Faces single "You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (Even Take the Dog for a Walk, Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)" is the longest song title ever to appear on the British charts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
Today I learned of Stovokor, a heavy metal band that dresses up as Klingons and sings all songs in Klingon. metal-archives.com/bands/…
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…
The Source and Candi Staton recorded "You Got the Love" for a diet product's video about a 900lb (408kg) man. The film was canned when the man dropped to 300lb (136kg). Candi Staton thought that was that until the song reached top 10 in Europe - by which time she'd forgotten how to sing it. thequietus.com/articles/0…
Mice can sing, but we can't hear them. Male mice can produce complex songs, similar to songbirds, in the ultrasonic range when they spend time with females. huffpost.com/entry/mice-s…
Rapper Pusha T composed the famous β€œI’m Lovin It” jingle for McDonalds. The jingle is often credited to Justin Timberlake, who was paid $6 million to sing it and be the face of the campaign in 2003. time.com/4355832/pusha-t-…
Sister Mary Robert, the shy red-head nun in Sister Act, didn't actually sing in the movie and lipsynched to professional singer Andrea Robinson digitalspy.com/movies/a83…
That, inspired by a hit 2018 pop song, "U.S.A." is a popular party game in Japan where people sing the chorus and try to insert actual facts about America. news.nicovideo.jp/watch/n…
Kate Bush pioneered the use of a wireless headset microphone in concerts enabling her to perform rehearsed choreography of expressionist dance and sing at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Until 2009 it was against the law to yell, hoot, whistle or sing in the town of Petrolia, Ontario, Canada. theobserver.ca/2015/03/23…
Prince backed out of singing w/Michael Jackson on Bad, b/c of the line "your butt is mine" Prince said Now, who is going to sing that to whom? Cause [he] sure ain’t singing that to me, and I sure ain’t singing it to [him].” queerty.com/that-time-pri…
Cyndi Laupers hit song "all through the night" was first recorded and written by Jules Shear. Unlike many covers that do not include the original artist, Jules sings throughout Cyndi's recording as backing vocalist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
E.B. White hated the Hanna-Barbera animated film adaptation of his novel Charlotte's Web, saying "The story is interrupted every few minutes so that somebody can sing a jolly song. I don't care much for jolly songs." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Henry Rollins became the lead singer of Black Flag after jumping on stage to sing at a concert, but he had to quit his day job as a manager at a HΓ€agen-Dazs consequenceofsound.net/20…
On the Kate Bush track Ο€ (Pi), she sings the digits of pi, but gets the 54th decimal place wrong, and later skips 22 decimal places, for reasons which remain unclear. genius.com/Kate-bush-pi-l…
Singers with accents (e.g British accent) sing with an "American" or "neutral" accent because it is simply the easiest way to sing. Words are drawn out and more powerfully pronounced making the accents "neutral". It's not done intentionally. telegraph.co.uk/culture/m…
The Bee Gees were going to lip sync to a record in the local Gaumont cinema, but as they were running to the theatre, the fragile shellac 78-RPM record broke. The brothers had to sing live and received such a positive response from the audience that they decided to pursue a singing career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
The snow bunting is the most northerly passerine in the world. Unlike most passerines, the snow bunting has feathered tarsi, an adaptation to its cold harsh environment. Males that sing more frequently are preferred by females since it indicates greater foraging success and overall health. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
Mel Tillis wrote Detroit City which was covered by Tom Jones, Bobby Bare, Jan and Dean, Dolly Parton etc, but Tillis never recorded it because it has a spoken section and Tillis has a stutter when he speaks but not when he sings. youtu.be/n41KwN_ICRA
The Romans has many different types and classifications of prostitutes. For examples, "Aelicariae" where women sold cookies in shapes of reproductive organs, "Ambubiae" where women sings, and "Nonariae" where they were not able to appear before 9 p.m. imperiumromanum.edu.pl/en…
β€œoktavists” sing a full octave below the traditional lowest choral voice range youtube.com/channel/UCg6I…
If you stroke metal rods you can make them sing. youtu.be/_Okhe0tmGZY
Ozzy Osbourne preferred to sing over the guitar riffs, whereas Ronnie James preferred to sing over the chords and in between stuff. blabbermouth.net/news/bla…
Today I learned about Demetrio Stratos, an Italian singer with unique vocal abilities: he could sing up to 4 tones at the same time as well as reach a frequency of 7,000 Hz (A woman soprano reaches 1,046 Hz on average) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…
Coldplay Singer Chris Martin learned to Sing Backwards for the Music Video of The Scientist. It took him a month and it was also not the Only Music Video made in this Style. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
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…
Charley Pride was the first solo artist of any genre to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl countryrebel.com/blogs/vi…
New Kids On The Block was created out of spite. New Edition separated with their producer/promoter over a legal dispute and that producer/promoter was convinced he can achieve greater success if he can find boys that can sing, rap, and dance as good as New Edition except white. biography.com/news/new-ki…
During Notorious B.I.G.'s funeral procession through the streets of Brooklyn, someone interrupted the somber atmosphere by playing "Hyponotize" at full volume, which prompted the public to dance and sing along. It was no longer a mourning of his death, but a celebration of his life. complex.com/music/2017/03…
Its illegal to yell, shout, hoot, whistle or sing in Petrolia, Ontario readersdigest.ca/travel/c…
The world's fastest talking man sings Michael Jackson's BAD in 20 seconds youtu.be/4X4Fy8YqysY
It ain't over till the fat lady sings is a phrase generally understood to be referencing the stereotypically overweight sopranos of the opera. The "fat lady" is the Valkyrie BrΓΌnnhilde, who is traditionally presented as a very buxom lady. Her farewell scene lasts almost twenty minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_…
Today I learned of a Black Sabbath tribute band that dresses up in McDonald's character costumes and sing black sabbath songs with the lyrics changed to sing about food. They are called "Mac Sabbath". youtu.be/p7kFfLRcHjU
Shaquille O'Neal allowed a pre-fame *NSYNC to record their demo in his recording studio after hearing them sing the national anthem at an Orlando Magic basketball game. billboard.com/articles/co…
The creation of Bose-Einstein condensate in 2001 created a new form of matter, in which a group of atoms behave as a single particle. It was described by the Nobel committee as making the atoms β€œsing in unison” physicsworld.com/a/my-fav…
Most Germans sing "Happy Birthday" in English but with a German accent, rather than singing it in German angelikasgerman.co.uk/how…
Tina Turner's Song "Private Dancer" was written and originally recorded by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, but he didn't feel it sounded right for a man to sing it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Mark Lester who played Oliver in the 1967 film production could not sing. His singing was dubbed by Kathe Green, daughter of the film's music arranger Johnny Green. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The morning singing of birds is called the "dawn chorus". It is mostly male birds that sing in the morning and it is theorized that they do so to show fitness, the air and low ambient noise allows for clearer signal, and it's too dark to really do anything else. thespruce.com/dawn-chorus…
The lost boy at camp in the beginning of The Parent Trap (1998) was Michael Lohan. Brother to Lindsay Lohan. In his adult years he graduated Stanford and went on to create a Karaoke app called Just Sing It. He was also arrested for possession of a fake instrument and forged US government plates. informationcradle.com/usa…
Sting was originally chosen to sing the opening song to The Emperor's New Groove. He refused stating he was too old, and they should get someone younger and more hip. They went on to choose Tom Jones, 11 years his senior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about the Chu Song from Four Sides battle tactic. After trapping his enemy, Xiang Yu, in a canyon, Han Xin had his troops sing Chu songs from above them. Demoralized, tens of thousand of soldiers deserted in middle of the night, giving Han victory and allowing him to establish the Han dynasty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Elvis once left in the middle of a recording session to fly over to Denver to sing in a funeral for a police officer that was killed on duty youtube.com/watch?v=gFA-K…
McDonald's paid Justin Timberlake an estimated $6 million dollars to sing ba-da-ba-ba-bah as part of their I'm loving it as campaign. chicagomag.com/Chicago-Ma…
Gorillas sing and hum little songs when they're feeding scientificamerican.com/ar…
The children's book 'Love You Forever' simple four-lined verse was a poem the author would sing silently to himself after his wife gave birth to two stillborn babies. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
The Christmas hit β€œWhere Are You, Christmas?” was originally recorded by pop icon Mariah Carey but, due to a legal battle between her and her now-ex, Tommy Mottola, it was given to Faith Hill because Mottola wouldn’t allow Mariah to sing for rival company MCA/Universal at the time wideopencountry.com/faith…
Great tits sing at a higher frequency in noise polluted urban surroundings than quieter ones to help overcome the auditory masking. Humans also do this, and is called the Lombard effect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lom…
The 2016 animated film Sing features 65 pop songs, the rights to which cost 15% of the film's $75 million budget. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin…
When Darryl McDaniels (DMC of RUN DMC) was suicidal, the only thing keeping him from killing himself was Sarah McLachlan's album "Angel." He met her at a party, told her what her album meant to him, and said, "Your album is called 'Angel.' You sing like an angel. But to me, you are God." themoth.org/stories/angel
Even though Miley Cyrus sings β€œand the Jay-Z was on” in her song β€œParty in the USA,” she later said β€œshe’s never heard a Jay-Z song” mtv.com/news/1625691/mile…
The Super Bowl has required national anthem vocals to be pre-recorded since 1993 when Garth Brooks declined to pre-record and then refused to sing live until a dispute over debuting a music video during the game could be settled, resulting in a delayed kickoff. savingcountrymusic.com/ga…
The city blackbirds have shorter beaks; don’t migrate anymore; have different stress responses; start breeding much earlier in the year; and sing at a different pitch. This has evolved them into a new species. universiteitleiden.nl/en/…
Today I learned about Tuvan throat singing, a Mongolian discipline of singing that allows the singer to sing in multiple pitches at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuv…
In 2016 a defendant sings Adele inspired song, "sorry" in court to the victims. He was sentenced to 17 years. cnn.com/2016/03/18/us/fel…
The Bee Gees sing the lyrics to β€œGhetto Supastar” in their cover of β€œIslands in the Stream” youtu.be/zumqwkSq9YA
Just like Milli Vanilli, the song β€œPump Up the Jam” by Technotronic was lip synched on the music video by a model who didn’t really sing the song. The song was also released the same year as β€œGirl You Know It’s True” but didn’t receive a backlash like Milli Vanilli saw once the truth came out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
When wolves howl together, they harmonize rather than sing on one note to give the illusion of greater numbers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
While registrering the vocals of The Great Gig in The Sky, Pink Floyd told vocalist Clare Torry just to improvise and not sing any words. "There's no lyrics" -they said- "It's about dying". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
It is possible to manipulate your voice to sing two notes at once through Polyphonic Overtone Singing. youtu.be/UHTF1-IhuC0
Only 3% of people in the UK know the lyrics to 'Auld Lang Syne', a song that's sung every New Years. While most can confidently sing-a-long to the chorus, the poll, conducted by Sainsbury’s, found 42% of millennials don’t know a single word. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr…
There Were Men Castrated in Childhood to Keep Their Prepubescent Voices: "Castrato". Apparently it was because women weren't allowed to sing in the church at the time, so this was their solution to still achieve "women'-like sounds" youtube.com/watch?v=KLjvf…
Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng was mentioned for the first time on China Central Television when she died unexpectedly in 1995, although many of her songs circulated in China. Her dream was to sing on the Chinese mainland but it was never realized because she was suspected of being a spy globaltimes.cn/content/85…
Today I learned of the Gag Law, passed in Puerto Rico on 1948. The act made it a crime to own a Puerto Rican flag, to sing a patriotic tune, to speak or write of independence, or to meet with anyone in favor of Puertorican independence. Signed into law on by JesΓΊs T. PiΓ±ero, the United States-appointed governor en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gag…
There is a theory that the chronic vocal injuries suffered by today's vocalists are directly caused by the "sing from your diaphragm" methods introduced in the 1800s theguardian.com/news/2017…
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is a trained opera singer who can sing opera in seven different languages. youtube.com/watch?v=uQB45…
After the producers of the 1994 ACM Awards told Alan Jackson he would have to sing over a backing track instead of live instrumentation, he had his drummer β€œplay” without sticks in an act of protest (video included). savingcountrymusic.com/al…
Marvin Gaye had Detroit Lions footballers (Lem Barney & Mel Farr) sing backup vocals on What's Going On after becoming friends with them during tryouts for the team. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wha…
Today I learned about the Lady in white aka Perla Siedle Gibson from South Africa who would stand at the port and sing for the servicemen as their ships sailed in and out of Durban during WW2 and beyond. She was a true inspiration and motivation for hundreds of thousands of soldiers and became famous for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Author of nearly unknown "My Song", which has been sampled by Kanye West in "Wonder", sings later in the track that "this is my song, and no one can take it away". The song by Labi Siffre has >100.000 views on Youtube while "I wonder" remains one of the most popular Kanye Wests' tracks. whosampled.com/Kanye-West…
Merida (Brave) is the only disney princess to not have a love interest, sing in the movie, or come from an offical Disney film. wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney…
Pop stars like Justin Timberlake sing "may" instead of "me' because it gives the impression that their performance is more powerful that it actually is. The 2000s trend was an attempt to co-opt the signifiers of intensity without actually needing to use them. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Restaurants sing you their version of a birthday song instead of "happy birthday" because prior to it becomming public domain in 2016, it would have been illegal to use it without paying royalties to the songs owner. studentorgs.kentlaw.iit.e…

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