Peachy Facts About Music
- When do you listen to music?
While cooking - 56%.
At work - 36%.
To fall asleep - 32%.
Listen to 10+ hours of music per week - 45%.
pay to download music - 70%.
Download free music - 60%.
Don't listen to music - 13%.
- Top ten bestselling in the UK.
#1 Madonna - 18.028.000 - 962.000.
#2 Queen - 15.975.000 - 500.000.
#3 Robbie Williams - 15.760.000 - 397.000.
#4 U2 - 15.233.000 - 708.000.
#5 Oasis - 13.133.000 - 1.354.000.
#6 Michael Jackson - 12.931.000 - 1.634.000.
#7 The Beatles - 12.355.000 - 1.017.000.
#8 Simple Red - 11.916.000 - 2.676.000.
#9 Westlife - 10.418.000 - career total.
#10 - Phil Collins - 10.203.000 - 2.021.000.
Total known album sales - max missing sales.
- All time top selling UK singles
#1 Elton John - Candle/Something - 4.868.000.
#2 Band Aid - Do they know - 3.550.000.
#3 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody - 2.130.000.
#4 Paul McCartney - Mull of Kintyre - 2.050.000.
#5 Boney M - Rivers Of/Brown Girl.
#6 Travolta/Newton John - One That I Want - 1.975.000.
#7 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - relax - 1.910.000
#8 The Beatles - She Loves You - 1.890.000.
#9 Robson/Jerome - Unchained/White Cliffs.
#10 Boney M - Mary Boy/Oh My Lord.
Total known album sales 1984-2007 - maximum missing sales.
- Famous car songs.
Billy Queen - "Get Outta My Dreams Get Into My Car".
Tom Cochrane - "Life Is A Highway".
Beach Boys - "Little Deuce Coupe".
Beatles - "Drive My Car".
Gary Numan - "Cars".
- The drivers' UK top 10
#6 take That.
#7 The Beatles.
#8 Meat Loaf.
#9 Bon Jovi.
- UK bestselling albums
#1 Queen - Greatest Hits - 1981 - 5.400.000+.
#2 Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967 - 4.800.000+.
#3 Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory - 1995 - 3.950.000+.
#4 Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms - 1985 - 3.950.000+.
#5 Abba - Gold: Greatest Hits - 1992 - 3.900.000.
#6 Pink Floyd - dark Side Of The Moon - 1973 - 3.710.000+.
#7 Queen - Greatest Hits II - 1991 - 3.600.000+.
#8 Michael Jackson - Thriller - 1982 - 3.550.000+.
#9 Michael Jackson - Bad - 1987 - 3.500.000+.
#10 Madonna - Immaculate Collection - 1990 - 3.400.000+.
Artist - title - total sales.
- The origins of music band names.
Ace of Base named after the band's first studio in the basement of a car repair shop. They considered themselves the "Aces" of the studio.
Depeche Mode inspired by a French fashion magazine of the same game.
Oasis first called The Rain, but renamed when Liam Gallagher joined the band. Inspired by an Inspiral Carpets tour poster - one of the venues was Oasis Leisure centre in Swindon.
U2 it is a type of spy plane from the USA. Bono once said that the band came from its interactivity with the audience... as in "you too".
- Music can reduce chronic pain by more than 20% and can alleviate depression by up to 25%.
- Music we listen to today. In Britain, most youths listen to punk, garage, house, rock, pop and R&B (such as McFly, JLo, Xtina, Beyonce, Britney, Justin Timberlake, Mis-teeq).
- Britain is most famous for pop music than it is for classical composers or jass musiccians. Names such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Elton John, George Michael and The Spice Girls are
known world wide but little do people know of our other musicians not in the pop world.
- Facts about London's culture.
There are more languages spoken in London than in any other city in the world.
London has over 170 museums with 11 national museums including the British Museum - home to thousands of years of culture including the Rosetta Stone (195 BC).
Three of the top ten museums and galleries in the world are in London and 857 art galleries in total.
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