We found love in a hopeless place.— Rihanna
Unusual Pop Song quotations
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
Go on and try to tear me down I will be rising from the ground
I think the true test of a pop song, for me, and I've talked to a lot of other writers about this, is you take your demo, you pop it in your car and you drive down Sunset Blvd. to Santa Monica, and that's the Hollywood car test.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
I think pop culture is the greatest subject matter out there - 'Other People's Lives,' as we wrote about on the last Duran Duran album. Most ideas for great songs come from real situations, something your friend said to you the night before, the girl that just left, or something traumatic in your life.
In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one, but in disco there is really just the one rhythm.
My songs are like Bic razors. For fun, for modern consumption. You listen to it, like it, discard it, then on to the next. Disposable pop.
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel like killing someone.
I mean, m-m-m-my you're like pelican fly
I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them.
Find the tribe that knows your song.
Sometimes when I get home after a long day, I'll turn on music - I love Latin, disco, and pop - and do my own workout, even if it's a short one. Know a good song to work out to? 'I Will Survive.
When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers.
Anyone can sit down and write some boring artistic song. Pop music is the hardest [stuff] to write.
The things that seem insignificant to most people such as note, song, or walk become invaluable trasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever.
So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top.
It's lifestyle music. It's not like some secretary who likes some pop song, but can't name who the band is; whereas a heavy metal fan is into every aspect of it. We'll see if rap holds up to that. Run-DMC seemed to be the Led Zeppelin of rap.
Teen pop will never die as long as there are teens and popular music.
It just takes a different head.
Those who wish to sing... always find a song.
This is pop music. You've got a candidate for president of the United States using it, that's hitting the biggest audience you're ever going to hit in your entire friggin' life. And you don't want that? Bullshit. That's what you want. It's not even for success or fortune, it's because that's the power of the song.
You've got to go down the road you naturally go down, and for me it was pop, folk country, just feel-good music. I suppose most of my songs are very up-tempo.
At one time musical theater, particularly in the '40s and '50s, was a big source of pop songs. That's how musical theater started, really - it was just a way of linking several pop songs for the stage.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
The kids out there want something they can relate to, something that's real;
most of that whiny stuff isn't real. The cheesy pop songs just bore me to death.
A pop song is a condensed version of a life in three minutes, whereas, when you go to write your prose, you have to find the rhythm in your words, and you have to find the rhythm in the voice that you have found and the way you're speaking.
There needs to be structures in place to do something about misrepresentation about hip hop. When awards are given out and the media talk about hip hop, they're confused because they haven't done their homework on it so you have a case where there's an award for the most pop song in the world and it's called 'hip hop'.
You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else - there's no grand idea or concept behind it.
I came to win, to conquer, to thrive
My earliest memories as a child are listening to Beatles records, and they are a big part of how I've learned to write pop songs.
I find pieces of you in every song I listen to .
Sometimes it lasts in love, But sometimes it hurts instead.
'9 to 5,' that little song, that little story, just won't ever end.
Just like 'I Will Always Love You,' it just keeps comin' back, popping up its head in one way or another.
Despite my own doubts of being marketable or crushworthy, my goal was to write a record of peppy pop songs, hopefully without annoying anybody.
We ought, everyday, to hear a song, read a fine poem, and, if possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
An old pop music producer once said that there are really only four kinds of song a person can write: "I love you/I hate you/go away/come back!" That's a funny observation.
Sometimes, I write '60s or '80s style pop songs.
I don't have to worry about any pop sensibility.
I can write adult songs, and I don't have to worry about choruses and hook lines.
For every situation, there's a suitable line from a song
I'm sure as I progress the sound may get cleaner but right now, I'm still interested in having it rough but never overwhelmingly so. I consider myself an amateur pop songwriter and I want that to come through, too.
I love fiction. I like reading short stories. Cupcakes, pop songs, Polaroids, and short stories. They all raise and answer questions in a short space. I like Lorrie Moore. Amy Hempel. Tim O'Brien. Raymond Carver. All the heartbreakers.
When I began to cover songs for YouTube, they all tended to be in the super pop-genre.. as in, smash-hit songs. My writing process was heavily influenced by this - I went from a more heavy punk rock style to straight up sugary-sweet pop.
The nice thing about doing a pop opera is that, because the convention is set from the beginning that this is an opera and everything is sung, there is never that feeling of "Why is this person bursting out into song?" because the whole thing is sung.
Pop music has greater power to change people and to affect people because it's a universal language. You don't have to understand music to understand the power of a pop song.