Did You Know These “Wild and Random” Music Facts?

Someone put together a list of “wild and random” music facts . . . and even if they don’t BLOW YOUR MIND, you may not have heard most of them before.



Here are 10 highlights:

  1. Ed Sheeran slept on Jamie Foxx’s couch for six weeks before he made it big in the music business.


  1. Dolly Parton wrote the legendary songs “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You” in the same day.


  1. Childish Gambino got his rap name from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator.


  1. Before Panic! at the Disco made it big on their own, they used to be a Blink-182 cover band.


  1. Elvis Presley was actually a natural blond and his stylist dyed his hair by mixing shampoo, vitamin capsules, aloe vera, and herbs.


  1. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin is actually a cover of an Otis Redding song.  She rewrote the lyrics because the song originally had a misogynistic tone and now it’s one of the most famous female anthems of all time.


  1. Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez used to be on “Barney & Friends” together before they became iconic pop singers.


  1. Jimi Hendrix taught himself how to play the guitar and never learned how to read music.


  1. Nicole Scherzinger sang 95% of the vocals featured on the Pussycat Dolls’ first album.


  1. Harry Styles gave Stevie Nicks a carrot cake when they met for the first time backstage at a Fleetwood Mac show.  He even piped her name onto it.


(This Buzzfeed.com link has the full list with 32 facts.  Some of them involve more famous musicians . . . but the “wild and random” facts are more widely known.  Still, there may be some you want to use.)