Now, From the Guinness Book of World Records…

Last week, we heard that Metallica made the Guinness Book of World Records for being the only band to play concerts on all seven continents. Here are several more new music-related records.

1. Eminem has set the record for the most words in one song. “Rap God” features 1,560 words in 6:04.  That works out to 4.28 words per second with one burst of 97 words in 15 seconds (6.467 words/sec)

2.  At 33 feet in diameter, this is the world’s largest disco ball.

Largest disco ball


3.  And One Direction are the first UK band to debut three straight albums at #1 on the US charts.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “Now, From the Guinness Book of World Records…

  • September 8, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    to be clear, the Eminem record was for most songs in a hit single, not just in a song. it’s possible (and quite likely IMO) that there are other songs with more words (regardless of frequency) which wouldn’t catch the attention of the Guinness folks.

  • September 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    British band Keane set 2 Guinnes records: 1) First band ever to release a single on USB stick, and 2) First act to make a 3D broadcast on the Internet


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