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32 Wild And Random Music Facts That Are Pretty Darn Interesting, If I Do Say So Myself

I can't believe Dolly Parton wrote "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in the SAME DAY.

1. Freddie Mercury allegedly snuck Princess Diana into a gay club back in the '80s by dressing her up in an army jacket and sunglasses.

2. In Missy Elliott's "Work It," the lyrics everyone famously misunderstood are simply "I put my thing down, flip it, and reverse it" REVERSED.

Missy Elliott in the "Work It" music video; lyrics to Elliott's "Work It"

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

Jamie Foxx on Graham Norton: "I said: 'Listen, I know you don't have anywhere to go, so just chill here.'"

4. In Ariana Grande's music video for "God Is a Woman," Madonna was the voice of God.

Ariana Grande in the "God is a Woman" music video, with Madonna's voiceover: "And I will strike down upon thee, with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my sisters"

5. Dolly Parton wrote the legendary songs "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in the same day.

Dolly Parton: "In 1972, I wrote 'I Will Always Love You' at the same time I wrote 'Jolene.' That was a good writing day!"

6. Harry Styles accidentally bit the tip of his tongue off when he experimented with mushrooms during the recording of Fine Line.

Harry sticking his tongue out in the "Lights Up" music video

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

Childish Gambino in his "3005" music video, on a ferris wheel with a teddy bear

8. Kurt Cobain wrote the 1993 Nirvana hit "Heart-Shaped Box" about his wife's (Courtney Love) vagina.

Kurt Cobain in Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" music video; Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain at the MTV Awards in the early '90s

9. Mariah Carey insured her legs and vocal cords for $35 million each, totaling $70 million altogether.

10. Taylor Swift was actually named after legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor.

Elena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and James Taylor pose during the "Speak Now World Tour" at Madison Square Garden 2011

11. Prince loved the TV show New Girl so much, he asked Zooey Deschanel if he could be a guest star on it.

Prince to Jess and Nick: "How rude of me — I haven't given you enough time to freak out yet. You may do so now"

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

Panic! at the Disco's "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" music video; Blink-182's "All the Small Things" music video

13. Lauryn Hill is the *only* woman in hip-hop who has won the Grammy for Album of the Year.

The cover of "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"; Lauryn Hill winning at the 1999 Grammys

14. Adele and Jessie J went to the same performing arts high school and used to sing together during lunch.

15. One of Nicki Minaj's first jobs before becoming famous was waiting tables at Red Lobster in New York City.

Nicki Minaj on Jimmy Fallon: "If you've ever eaten at Red Lobster, I probably took your order"

16. Elvis Presley was actually a natural blonde and his stylist dyed his hair dark in the '50s by mixing shampoo, vitamin capsules, aloe vera, and herbs together.

Elvis in the 1950s; a portrait of a younger Elvis with blonde hair

17. Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack is the best-selling soundtrack album of all time.

Whitney Houston singing "I Have Nothing" in "The Bodyguard"

18. "Respect" by Aretha Franklin is actually a cover of an Otis Redding song. Franklin 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.

Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait circa 1967

19. Carlos Santana was so high on LSD during his performance at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, he thought his guitar neck was a snake.

Carlos Santana saying in an interview, "The neck of the guitar started wavering like a snake, and I was like, 'Uh-oh.' I just started making faces because I was trying to keep it tame"

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

21. Tina Turner was actually the one who taught Mick Jagger how to dance when she toured with the Rolling Stones back in the '60s.

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

Jimi Hendrix playing guitar at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969

23. Nicole Scherzinger sang 95% of the vocals featured on the Pussycat Dolls' first album.

The Pussycat Dolls "Buttons" music video

24. Brandy and Ray J's cousin is none other than Snoop Dogg.

Brandy and Snoop Dogg posing at a basketball game; Ray J and Snoop Dogg posing at an entertainment event in 2011

25. Pharrell helped write "Hollaback Girl" with Gwen Stefani for her 2004 album Love. Angel. Music. Baby.

Gwen shushing the camera in the "Hollaback Girl" music video; Pharrell at an awards show

26. In Janet Jackson's 1993 music video for "That's the Way Love Goes," an unknown Jennifer Lopez played her BFF.

27. And Bruce Springsteen invited an unknown Courteney Cox to dance onstage with him in his "Dancing in the Dark" music video in 1984.

28. Mel B and Geri Halliwell (Scary Spice and Ginger Spice) used to hook up during their days in the Spice Girls.

Mel B and Geri Halliwell (Scary and Ginger) of the Spice Girls photographed backstage at the Brit Awards in February 1997

29. Harry Styles gave Stevie Nicks a carrot cake when they met for the first time backstage at a Fleetwood Mac show.

Harry Styles and Stevie Nicks pose together backstage at the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

30. After Barbra Streisand appeared on The Judy Garland Show in 1963, Garland would visit Streisand's apartment in New York City to give her career advice, saying things like: "Don't let them do to you what they did to me."

Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland on "The Judy Garland Show" in 1963

31. Beyoncé charged her parents' friends $5 to watch her perform as a kiddo.

A video of Beyoncé singing as a teen in the "Grown Woman" music video

32. And Paul McCartney and John Lennon used to masturbate together in a circle with some of their friends.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney at an event in the late '60s