Amazingly Interesting and Random Facts About Music and Entertainment

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A list of entertaining and interesting facts from the entertainment world.

A list of entertaining and interesting facts from the entertainment world

  1. Number one Top-selling Album of All-Time selling 29 million copies is Eagle’s “Eagles/Their Greatest Hits – 1971-75.”
  2. The most downloaded film in the world is “The Transformer” with more than 570,000 downloads followed by “Knocked Up”.
  3. The song “Stay” by The Zodiac is the shortest number 1 hit with 1:38 playing time only.
  4. The 3 films to win the most Oscars are Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Ring: The Return of the King (2003) with 11 Oscars each.
  5. “Let’s Get Together” is the shortest Top Ten Hit with a playing time of 1:28.
  6. The 2 studios with the most “Best Picture” Oscars are Columbia and United Artists with 12 each followed by Paramount with 11.
  7. Billboard’s (which debut on August 4, 1958) first Number One hit was Rick Nelson’s “Poor Little Fool.”
  8. Harrison Ford’s greatest film is “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” which was released in 2008.
  9. The Television Capital of the world with 400,000,000 TV sets is China.
  10. Clint Eastwood’s greatest film is his 2004 “Million Dollar baby”.
  11. The number one Animated Film of All-Time with more than $436 million total gross is “Shrek 2.”
  12. Johnny Depp’s greatest film is “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” released in 2006.
  13. The number one Kids’ Movies of All-Time with more than $460 million total gross is “Star Wars.”
  14. Meryl Streep is the actress with the most Oscar nominations – 15. Her greatest film is her 2008 “Mama Mia”.
  15. Judi Dench won a supporting actress Oscar for her role as Queen Elizabeth in “Shakespeare in Love.” She appeared in the filmed for only 8 minutes.
  16. The actor with the most Oscar nominations is Jack Nicholson with 12.
  17. The greatest film flop is the 2002 “The Adventure of Pluto Nash”. Its estimated budget was $100 million but it earned only $7.1 million at 2nd ranked is the 1995 “Cutthroat Island” with an estimated budget of $98 million but earned little ore than $10 million only.
  18. The greatest guitarist of all time is Jimi Hendrix of the US. Duane Allman, also of the US, comes next.
  19. The number one greatest album of all time is the sensational “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles (1967). At second place is Beach Boys’ 1967 “Pet Sounds”.
  20. The number one gangster film is the 1972 “The Godfather" followed by the 1990 “Goodfellas”.
  21. The number one greatest singer of all time is the American Aretha Franklin. At second place is her fellow American - Ray Charles.
  22. The best fantasy film is “The Wizard of Oz” of 1939 and raked next is the 2001 “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”.
  23. The number one single of all time is the song Candle in the Wind in 1997 by Elton John with a worldwide sale of more than 37 million copies. Bing Cosby’s “White Christmas” released in 1942 is number two with a worldwide sale of more than 30 million copies.
  24. The number one epic film is Lawrence of Arabia - 1962 and number two is the 1959 Ben-Hur.
  25. The artist with the most Grammy Award is Sir George Sotti with 31. Quincy Jones has 27.

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Posted on Aug 30, 2010