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When I was a kid, my parents would only listen to folk or classical music, but never jazz. The only place I could hear jazz was in the local supermarket, as a background music. So when we'd accidentaly hear any jazz music on the radio, my brother and me would go: "hey, listen, that's the music from the supermarket!".
I used to believe that singers and musicians performed their studio recordings completely "live": they'd step into the studio, play and sing (while the next band was already in the waiting room), and got out 40 minutes later. I used to think this had to be stressful. Further more, I was wondering how that was possible when you sometimes hear the singer starting a new melody while he's still finishing the previous line.
My dad once explained to me that you could actually read the lyrics and melody direct from the microgrooves of an LP or single. And he proved that to me by singing a few words, holding a record in front of his eyes.
At the age of three I asked my grandmother who loved opera why the conductor guy on the tape thinger had bad hair. She said it was because he waved around his arm so much that it made wind that blew his hair around. I still believed this up until last week when I was told that otherwise!
I used to believe Radiohead sang "Kiss from a Rose" before I knew what the song was called. I have no idea why I thought this.
My family and I go to this pizza place. At the pizza place there are mini juke boxes at each table. When i was little I always wanted to play Achey Braky Heart by the Chipmunks. My parents told me if I played that song i would arrested! Let me tell you, I steared clear of that song for a while!
I used to think the Aaron Carter song "I want Candy" was about sex, lol.
I used to believe that songs didnt have lyrics, and singers were making just pointless meaningless melodic sounds.
My littler girl (when she was 7) was listening to her big sister (who was 16)'s Eminem CD, when she called me over and said "look mommy the guy is making beeping noises!"
I used to think that the song "Cocaine" was "Cocoa." I would go around the house singing "she don't like... cocoa."
ok this is really sad but until i read here i thought conductors of orchesters did tell the musicians what notes to play? what do they really do?
At about four years old, (in the '50s), I heard a song on the radio, wherein a woman was singing, "Since I lost my baby, I almost lost my mind..." This seemed to me completely tragic. I had a little brother, and could imagine how upset Mom would be if she lost him.
I got a sound recorder thing and one time, when I was little, used it and sang into it. Afterwards, I was very embarrassed if anyone heard me sing, so I unravelled the cassette and threw it out. Then, I feared that the government would find the cassette in the junkyard, put it back together, listen to it and find out who made it. I was scared to death and embarrassed.
When I was little, I had this superstition that if I said the word "die", I would die. So whenever I heard a song on the radio with 'The Word' in it, I would substitute a word that sounded the same (like cry or try)....my parents thought I was very odd...
When i was small, i thought that when a song used tp play on the radio, it was because the artist came to play it at the radio station... :P
When I was little my older brother would listen to the song "Iron Man". In the beginning of the song, a metallic voice says "I.. AM... IRON MAN!" That freaked me out so bad... I always envisioned a huge metal robot crashing through the window and killing me.
I thoght that "Thick as a brick" by Jethro Tull was actually written by an 11 y.o. boy up until like a week ago.
when i was a little kid, I thought the song "Afternoon Delight" was about a picnic. I still remember sitting in the back of my parent's Chevy Nova, singing "skyrockets in flight, afternoon delight!" Years later when I heard it again I was SHOCKED at it's real meaning!!!!
I used to believe that an 'air guitar' was another word for a banjo. I have no idea why I believed this, but it led to much confusion whenever my family and I saw someone busking on the street with a banjo.
You know that song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"? Well, when I was around 5, I asked my dad who sang it, and he apparently didn't know so he just said "No one knows..."
So for years I honestly thought that no one knew who sang that song and that it must have been sang by ghosts in heaven.