Alternative is a very popular music genre and it actually encompasses everything from hard rock to Britpop and country, so it’s not hard to imagine that there is a lot of trivia that you could test your friends on. Take look at these fun alternative music facts and learn something new:
The American Authors song Best Day Of My Life music video features typical adult fare of strip clubs, nightclubs and getting tattooed. But there is also a kid’s version of the video where the song was used to promote the adoption of dogs, and it features a bulldog. Possibly not quite what the band had in mind at first, but they were probably more than happy to promote a good cause!
Originally, alternative music was only played on college radio stations, or non-commercial stations, and that’s why it became such a huge hit with the younger generations. Much like online Bingo is now popular with younger people as it’s gone digital, these radio stations appealed to a generation that could only access this type of music in this way.
Taylor Swift has a song that is considered alternative. However, Safe and Sound is considered to be Alternative Country before you get too excited!
There are rumours that Canadian band Three Days Grace was actually formed by the Russian government in order to try and infiltrate the US music market. The band didn’t make it big in the US, but are a huge hit in Russia!
Arms Wide Open is one of Creed’s most famous songs, but the supposed meaning behind it is a little less poetic than many would imagine. Scott Stapp wrote it after he went sky diving for the first time and forgot to open his arms. His instructor told him to dive “with arms wide open’ and thus the idea for the song came to mind.
The famous American Rejects song is actually about true secrets and each secret mentioned in the song is actually about one of the band members. Now to find out which one belongs to which band member?
American band 3 Doors Down were apparently Donald Trump’s first choice for his inauguration. It seems the POTUS loves himself a little Here Without You and Kryptonite!
The song The Great escape written by Boys Like Girls was penned when the lead singer spent 40 years in prison for a triple homicide.
Jack White and Meg White of the band the White Stripes are actually brother and sister, not husband and wife.
Originally released as a free single, “Pumped-Up Kicks” became a breakout hit for Foster the People. It tells the story of a mentally disturbed young man plotting a mass shooting. The song’s title, repeated in its ironically catchy chorus, refers to the protagonist’s envy of his peers’ designer sneakers.