142 Popular Song Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Popular Song Quotes (Best in 2024)

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But, in fairness to them, too, the popular song per se is really a pretty shallow medium to perform in. — Mel Torme

Anything popular is populist, and populist is rarely a good adjective. — Brian Eno

I was blessed with the talent. God gave me the gift to put words together and make popular songs. — Yo Gotti

What sense or thought do they have? They follow the popular singers, and they take the crowd as their teacher. — Heraclitus

I'd like to be remembered as a premier singer of songs, not just a popular act of a given period. — Luther Vandross

A song is a favorite song, not because the singer can hit and hold a high note, but because of the words, their meaning. — Taylor Swift

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. — Freddie Mercury

Disco is just pop music you can dance to. — Sheena Easton

Popularity is the crown of laurel which the world puts on bad art. Whatever is popular is wrong. — Oscar Wilde

It is always the latest song that an audience applauds the most. — Homer

Short Popular Song Quotes

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  • We found love in a hopeless place. — Rihanna
  • So I'm not very popular here with those inside the system, as you might guess. I never wanted to be. — Waylon Jennings
  • Go on and try to tear me down I will be rising from the ground — Demi Lovato
  • Blue moon you saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own. — Lorenz Hart
  • How many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see? — Bob Dylan
  • Love can touch us one time And last for a life time And never let go till We're gone. — Celine Dion
  • Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture. — Morley Safer
  • The road goes on forever and the party never ends. — Robert Earl Keen
  • I appreciate this moment in time...ball players and actors be knowing my rhymes — Common
  • When my soul was in the lost-and-found You came along to claim it. — Carole King

Popular Song Image Quotes

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Popular song quote by Bob Dylan

How many times can a man turn his head, and pretend that he just doesn't see? — Bob Dylan

Popular song quote A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to yo
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

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I met a girl who sang the blues and I asked her for some happy news, but she just smiled and turned away. And the three men I admire most, The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, They caught the last train to the coast The day the music died. — Don McLean

It must kill George Bush that John McCain is the most popular and Beloved Republican in America. — Paul Begala

I wanted to be a cheerleader, like my sister was - all the most popular and beautiful girls are cheerleaders and I wanted that, and it demolished this vision of myself. That's when I found the piano, when music saved me; that's when I first attempted to write my own songs. — Paula Cole

Popular song quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.

One of my most popular songs, 'Satellites,' I paid $300 for that beat on SoundClick. — Kevin Gates

Well, as a songwriter, it's really dangerous to use the word love in a song. It's a word that has been used in songs so many millions of times before, and it's the most popular topic to ever write about. — Jack White

I think if the United States gave anything to culture at large in the 20th century, the most important contribution made was the popular song. — Linda Ronstadt

Popular song quote Find the tribe that knows your song.
Find the tribe that knows your song.

The music of the most popular operas is so highly esteemed, it can stand endless revivals. — Bruce Beresford

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Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels The dizzy dancing way you feel As every fairy tale comes real I've looked at love that way. — Joni Mitchell

There's beauty in the silver singing river There's beauty in the sunrise in the sky But none of these and nothing else can match the beauty That I remember in my true love's eyes — Bob Dylan

If you listen to a lot of the songs that are popular now, there's very little melody in there. People love the beat. But to musicians, it's melody, because we understand how elusive it is and how hard it is to hold. — Branford Marsalis

Popular song quote Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.

Send the haters all my love. X and O. — Drake

To dream the impossible dream, to reach the unreachable star! — Joe Darion

I've been trying to get down to the heart of the matter but my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter but I think it's about forgiveness... forgiveness, even if you don't love me anymore. — Don Henley

Popular song quote The things that seem insignificant to most people such as note, song, or walk be
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.

I've asked about you and they told me things but my mind didn't change and I still feel the same. — Drake

You're the cutest thing that I ever did see I really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree — Steve Miller

Because you're mine, I walk the line. — Johnny Cash

Little drops of rain Whisper of the pain Tears of love Lost in the days gone by. — Robert Plant

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What is classical music if not the epitome of sensuality, passion, and understated erotica that popular music, even with all of its energy and life, cannot even begin to touch? — Lara St. John

If you can imagine a man having a vasectomy without anesthetic to the sound of frantic sitar-playing, you will have some idea of what popular Turkish music is like. — Bill Bryson

If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music. — Keith Richards

Popular song quote Those who wish to sing... always find a song.
Those who wish to sing... always find a song.

The standardization of world culture, with local popular or traditional forms driven out or dumbed down to make way for American television, American music, food, clothes and films, has been seen by many as the very heart of globalization. — Fredric Jameson

Ask anyone. If it hadn't been for Elvis, I don't know where popular music would be. He was the one that started it all off, and he was definitely the start of it for me. — Elton John

The world's most famous and popular language is music. — PSY

Popular song quote A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

The Doors embodied—incarnated—a major upheaval in popular culture. Their music was of the times and it shaped the times. — Jac Holzman

Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn't be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down. — Scott Weiland

I remember when I was very young, I read an article by Fats Domino which has really influenced me. He said, 'You should never sing the lyrics out very clearly. — Mick Jagger

Although we are being presented in Carnegie Hall, we have to furnish a budget for our guest stars, and for the music writing - which is a huge budget in any orchestra that plays popular music. — Skitch Henderson

Pop Song Quotes

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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. — Ryan Tedder

In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one, but in disco there is really just the one rhythm. — Giorgio Moroder

Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel like killing someone. — George Harrison

Popular song quote You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car
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.

I mean, m-m-m-my you're like pelican fly — Nicki Minaj

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. — Sting

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. — Summer Glau

Popular song quote Do not exchange your dignity for popularity.
Do not exchange your dignity for popularity.

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. — Thomas Dolby

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. — Rob Zombie

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. — Tom Glazer

Anyone can sit down and write some boring artistic song. Pop music is the hardest [stuff] to write. — Britney Spears

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Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. — Clark Gable

The test of a government is not how popular it is with the powerful and privileged few but how honestly and fairly it deals with the many who must depend on it. — Jimmy Carter

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May the Force be with you. — George Lucas

Popular song quote Avoid popularity; it has many snares and no real benefit.
Avoid popularity; it has many snares and no real benefit.

The concept that an artist would be revered by popular culture is an immediate dismissal of his relevance as an artist. — Thomas Kinkade

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I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse. — Marlon Brando

A few words of Hindi appear here or there, but it's all Urdu. I feel that if the popular culture, which is what Hindi films are, uses Urdu, it's not going to diminish. — Ismail Merchant

Popular song quote I find pieces of you in every song I listen to .
I find pieces of you in every song I listen to .

I'm not saying Sonic Youth was a conceptual-art project for me, but in a way it was an extension of Warhol. Instead of making criticism about popular culture, as a lot of artists do, I worked within it to do something. — Kim Gordon

My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father's first marriage who were rock 'n' roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture. — Paul Thomas Anderson

Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change. — John Podhoretz

If popular culture has taught us anything, it is that someday mankind must face and destroy the growing robot menace. — Daniel H. Wilson

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Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make! — Bram Stoker

I don't have any illusion that The Creeper is as popular or will ever be as popular as any of the classic movie monsters, but I think in the heart of every young horror fan is his desire to create his own creature. — Victor Salva

I'll make him an offer he can't refuse. — Mario Puzo

You can't handle the truth! — Jack Nicholson

Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night! — Herman J. Mankiewicz

My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die! — William Goldman

I'm not interested in popular culture. I hate Quentin Tarantino. I rarely go to movies. I hate rock 'n' roll. I work. I think. I listen to classical music. I brood. I like sports cars. — James Ellroy

Ibiza is a popular vacation place for a lot of the players in Spain. If you go in the summer, there are some of the world's most famous movie and music stars, so nobody cares about soccer players. — Xavi

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room. — Peter Sellers

To me, movies are valuable as an art form and as a wonderful means of popular entertainment. But I think movies have gone terribly wrong. — Woody Allen

Pop Music Quotes

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Straight from the heart, I represent hip hop I be three albums deep, but I don't wanna go pop Too many candy rappers seem to be at the top Too much candy is no good, so now I'm closing the shop. — Phife Dawg

Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about shutting out the tensions of life, putting it away. — Peter Tork

Latin music has many international influences - pop, rock, country, Brazilian sounds, and alternative styles. — Ednita Nazario

Rock and roll by its nature is sexual. So girls playing rock and roll is saying to the world, "We own our sexuality." I think that pop music is sort of about "you can do what you want to me" kind of energy, while rock and roll is "I'm going to do what I want to you" kind of energy. — Joan Jett

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My favorite type of music to sing is a crossover between country and pop. — Lauren Alaina

Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature. — Ravi Shankar

That's the beautiful thing about the saxophone. It can peacefully coexist with just about anything - whether it's hip-hop, rap, rock music, pop, R&B or jazz, there's a place for the saxophone in all of those styles. — Dave Koz

Spin Me Round was number one all over the world, everywhere. It changed the face of pop music, no question. We took technology further than Trevor Horn. — Pete Waterman

In pop music, you say, 'You can do what you want to me.' Rock 'n' roll says, 'I'm gonna do what I want to you.' — Joan Jett

The first music I bought when I was nine or 10 was pop music from the '50s and '60s, like The Everly Bros., Elvis, Del Shannon, The Flamingos, The Platters, whatever I could get my hands on. And then some musical things, like Camelot, Singing in the Rain and Hair. — Will Oldham

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Our point isn't to make an examination of popular film but to illustrate that the yearning for a heroic adventure lies just beneath the surface of our consciousness; film, television, literature, sports, and travel are in a sense vicarious adventures. — Alan Hirsch

Audience members are only concerned about the story, the concept, the bells and whistles and the noise that a popular film starts to make even before it's popular. So audiences will not be drawn to the technology; they'll be drawn to the story. And I hope it always remains that way. — Steven Spielberg

It's become very popular in contemporary films to have the twist ending. — Bill Paxton

I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play. As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing. — Eric Bogosian

Popular films are so powerful and compelling that it's often easier to accept their versions of history than the much more complicated true stories. — Melissa Harris-Perry

I'm not in this business to win a popularity contest, I just want to be a good actor. Well, you've failed at being a good actor. Why not try for the popularity contest? — Roger Moore

I was never a fanatical movie person. There are many popular films I absolutely love like anyone else. Having said that, I don't have time to go to the movies very much. I work a lot of different things, I'm always busy. But I'm always happy to see a popular movie. — John Malkovich

And it's not only films, I'm pretty unaware of anything that's going on in popular culture right now. — Brad Bird

It's sad that women characters have lost so much ground in popular movies. Didn't 'Thelma and Louise' prove that women want to see women doing things on film? Thelma and Louise were in a classic car; they were being chased by cops; they shot up a truck - and women loved it. — Robin Quivers

I don't, really a fashionable person. I'm an actor, so I like costumes. But fashion is very popular now. Really overly popular. It's like New Age music in the '80s, or art. And then independent film. Now everyone's a fashion designer. It's had a big effect in New York, in our culture. — Parker Posey

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Like a circle in a spiral Like a wheel within a wheel Never ending or beginning On an ever-spinning reel As the images unwind Like the circles that you find In the windmills of your mind. — Michel Legrand

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality. Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see, I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy, Because I'm easy come, easy go, Little high, little low, Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me. — Freddie Mercury

You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, A sigh is just a sigh; The fundamental things apply, As time goes by. — Herman Hupfeld

Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain — Harry Styles

In your eyes the light the heat in your eyes I am complete in your eyes I see the doorway to a thousand churches in your eyes the resolution of all the fruitless searches in your eyes I see the light and the heat in your eyes oh, I want to be that complete I want to touch the light, the heat I see in your eyes — Peter Gabriel

I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs. — Zelda Fitzgerald

Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, There's no place like home. — John Howard Payne

Joy to the world All the boys and girls now Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea Joy to you and me — Hoyt Axton

Morning has broken Like the first morning. Blackbird has spoken Like the first bird. — Eleanor Farjeon

And though you want to last forever, You know you never will, You know you never will, And the good-bye makes the journey harder still. — Cat Stevens

Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, Under the shade of a coolibar tree, And he sang as he sat and waited for his billy-boil, You'll come a-waltzing, Matilda, with me. — Banjo Paterson

All so convinced that you're following your heart cause your mind don't control what it does sometimes. — Drake

I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to loose. Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose. Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night. You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light. And I will remember you. Will you remember me? Don't let your life pass you by. Weep not for the memories. — Sarah McLachlan

I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you again. — James Taylor

I'm in the mood to get faded, so please bring your finest. — Drake

When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes. — Christopher Lasch

Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear, And he shows them pearly white. Just a jackknife has Macheath, dear, And he keeps them out of sight. — Kurt Weill

All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology. — Roland Barthes

Word on road is the clique about to blow. You ain't gotta run and tell nobody they already know — Drake

My grandfather lived across the garden from us, and in his attic he had a lot of radios, appliances and inventions that he had made over 50 years, such as a keyboard called a clavioline, which can be heard on some Beatles songs - it was popular in the 60s. So we had all that at home. — Michel Gondry

I only knew classical music, which to me was the only true music. The only way I could survive at the bar was to mix the classical music with popular songs, and that meant I had to sing. What happened was that I discovered I had a voice plus the talent to mix classical music together with more popular songs, which at the time I detested. — Nina Simone

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