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When I was small, I used to listen to my mum’s old Beatles vinyls a lot, and I thought she was so lucky to have obtained a copy of each record because I thought when recording them, the Beatles were playing their songs in a huge hall next to hundreds of record players turning and recording, so there’d be a lot of records but I figured that eventually those would be sold out anyway and you could not reproduce them.
I usd to take turns of phrase and song lyrics very literally when I was a kid. In the song When Doves Cry by Prince, when the lyrics say "This is what it sounds like when the doves cry", there's a part in the song where he makes this really strange squealing noise right after that line. When i was a kid, I thought he was literally impersonating what a dove would sound like if it cried. Until I was about 8, I thought that doves cried, and when they did, it sounded like Prince's high pitched squealing.
When I first heard the Last Post played I thought it was for a horse race.
Growing up, my mom was a massive fan of Wham! and George Michael. I vividly remember her playing "Wake me up before you go go" while I was helping her to pack for our summer holidays. I thought this was some strange ritual to make sure my dad wouldn't get up early and go on holiday before she woke up.
It isn't surprising to know that I woke up VERY early the next morning so they wouldn't go without me.
Before I learned about the alcoholic drink, I thought the song "Brass Monkey" was about those kitschy toy monkeys that bang the cymbals together. Due to that, I really really liked the song and would go around singing it and pantomiming that I was banging cymbals together.
People probably thought I was retarded.
When I was younger, my dad used to sing me the song "Norwegian Wood" by the Beatles, so naturally i thought the song was about a father and his daughter after she had grown up. It wasn't until a few weeks ago that I heard the song again that I fully understood the more *ahem* adult theme.
For a long time I thought that Elton John was a former member of the band, The Rolling Stones. That belief came from his song "Philadelphia Freedom", whose first line is "I used to be a rolling stone."
i used to beleive that the song "put me in coach"
was about someone in an airplane wanting to ride in coach. =D
I used to think a woman sang Billy Joel's "Piano Man". Do this day I still think it sounds like a woman with a deep voice.
Thanks to the Beatles, I beleived that yellow was standard submarine color until I was was 9 and saw a WWII movie. I was kind of disappointed that all the submarines in it were drab green or grey. I still think yellow is a much nicer, happier color.
When I was little, I used to believe that every song that ever existed was done by a different person, meaning no person did more than one song. That belief died when I started getting tapes of my very own.
I used to think that when people said 'That's music to my ears' that they couldn't hear what I was saying because they had switched a little radio on in their ears and were actually listening to music! I used to think that when you grew up you would have this special power to switch music on or off in your head by just thinking 'I want to listen to some music now'.
When I was about eight years old I heard about copyright laws. I thought that to sing the song in that you had to write to the person singing it and ask permission.
When I was five, I thought the band 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' were actual peppers that sang. So everytime I saw a pepper, I would sing one of their songs and pretend that they were too shy to sing at that moment.
Up until I was about 8 or 9, I was convinced that, if you were a pop band, or any kind of band, ALL of your songs had to have roughly the same time signature. That was the rule! I guessed that bands split up most often because one or two of them wanted a change of sound. This belief probably arose since I was listening to The Spice Girls and such at the time, and their music doesn't exactly have a lot of variation.
Growing up I used to believe that the national anthem was a song for the Atlanta Braves. After all, the last line is "And the home of the Brave" and in Atlanta, they say "Braves". I didn't realize this until I went to a game in St. Louis and they were singing the song too. HOW DARE THEY!!!
I used to think that everytime you listen to music, such as on a CD, on a computer site, or on the radio, the artist would quickly rush to a studio and play it for you. I also thought that whenever you listened to music on a car radio or CD player, deep down inside the speakers were tiny little clones of the artist of the song you were listening to preforming the song.I was probably about four to six years old when I thought this.
I never knew that songs had names until I was about 9 or 10 years old. Until then, when I was talking about music, I'd say "hey, you know that song that goes--" and then I would sing the song, terrible and off-key. No wonder no one ever knew what I was talking about.
I used to listen to "the Nutcracker" Christmas music a lot. One of the songs made me envision a bouncy ball bouncing around the room. I used to chase the bouncy ball too, which my friends were scared of me.
I used to think that ecerytime you played a song,that the singer would have to actually sing it.I remember playing Spice Girls over and over one day ,and then I was like..."I better stop,I bet they are tired"