Guinness World Records’ rules for Sing-a-thon


As Ghanaian event organizer Afua Asantewaa Owusu Aduonum approaches the possibility of breaking the Guinness World Records for the longest singing marathon by an individual, here are some key rules to the game:

  1. Applicants for this record title must be 16 years of age or older.
  2. The songs sung during the attempt must be recognizable and performed to a reasonable standard, subject to the discretion of Guinness World Records.
  3. Singing must be continuous, allowing only brief pauses of no more than 30 seconds between songs.
  4. Each piece of music performed must last for at least two minutes.
  5. No piece of music may be repeated in performance within four hours. Songs can only be repeated after a 4-hour interval.
  6. The applicant is allowed to take five-minute breaks every hour or 20-minute breaks after four hours.
  7. Improvisation or jamming is not allowed.
  8. Applicants may choose to be accompanied or not. If accompanied, no musician may play for more than four hours, after which they must take a break of at least four hours.
  9. After the attempt, a playlist of all tunes performed must be maintained and submitted with the claim.


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