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Singing Dancing

The buzz you get when you're playing a song and everyone is screaming and dancing and what have you and singing along is incredible.

- Aaron Johnson

Learn Pop Song

You have to learn how to act a pop song. You have to find the balance of the pop from the pop song and the lyrical significance of the scene you are in.

- Aaron Lazar

Sometimes Middle

Sometimes in the middle of the night, I wake up with a song in my head, and I have to finish it so I can fall back asleep.

- Aaron Neville

Childhood My Own

The first album I ever bought with my own money was 'Ten.' Every single song reminds me of my childhood.

- Aaron Paul

Very Albums

One of my favorite albums in the world is Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska.' Each song has this very distinct character who has something profound to say.

- Abigail Washburn

Feel Started

I've started getting acclimated to writing on the road and on the spot. I just let whatever I feel at the time come out, instead of really sitting there and taking days to write just one song.

- Action Bronson

Dedicated Been

If I would make a song dedicated to any woman, it would have to be my mom because, you know, she's been there since I came out of her. She would have to be the one... my mom or my daughter.

- Action Bronson

Like Mine

You can make a hit song in 15 minutes. I don't know about someone else's song, but songs that people like of mine, I've created in 15 minutes or less.

- Action Bronson

Love I Love

I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet, they're a great band - but every song sounds the same.

- Adam Jones

Take Making

We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song.

- Adam Jones

Never How

I've never worried about how long the song is.

- Adam Jones

Thought Part

I never thought 'Stairway to Heaven' was a long song. I loved how there was this part and then there was another part that was completely different.

- Adam Jones

Doing Pretty

So pretty much, to sum it up, if you can freak someone out and bring that kind of emotion out of somebody with a song, you're doing something right.

- Adam Lambert

Love Okay

Not every song has to be about love and tenderness, sometimes you have those strictly physical feelings for somebody and it's okay to have those feelings.

- Adam Levine

Soldier Theme Song

My theme song is 'One Tin Soldier' by Coven.

- Adam McKay

Writing Think

I really didn't think about song writing.

- Adam Rich

Wedding Forced

I sang a song at my sister's wedding. My mother forced me into that, too. But that one felt all right.

- Adam Sandler

Question About

What should a song be about? It's a trick question for songwriters because lots of amazing songs aren't 'about' anything. Or, at least, they're not about anything that's obvious or logical.

- Adam Schlesinger

Sometimes Internal

A song sometimes ends up with its own internal logic.

- Adam Schlesinger

Think Martha

If you're sitting in a place like Martha's Vineyard, I don't think you're going to write a song about a ski resort.

- Adam Schlesinger

Singing Always

I always have to be thinking about who's going to be singing this song, what the context is. I don't sit around just writing in a vacuum, ever.

- Adam Schlesinger

Treat Like

I'm just like anybody else: I have stuff to do in the day, whether that's writing a song or recording a song. I try to treat everything I do as just work.

- Adam Schlesinger

Away Like

I wouldn't be able to write a song like 'Someone Like You' and get someone else to sing it because it's so personal. It's like giving away your heart.

- Adele

Love Country

Music does not have colour or religion. If I listen to a song, I don't care about the colour, religion, or country of the singer. It doesn't matter, even if it is in another language, because I love the music.

- Adnan Sami

Society Culprit

A song's lyrics can't be held culprit for the overall change in society.

- Adnan Sami

Which Appropriate

For example, after developing a sound similar to an elephant trumpeting, I wrote the song Elephant Talk which gave my elephant sound an appropriate place to live.

- Adrian Belew

Drop Going

I want to make an album my grandma and my fans are going to like. I want to make my grandma understand a drop and make club fans understand a song.

- Afrojack

Play Every Day

If you really want a radio station to play your song, go to that radio station every day with that song in your hand and say, 'Please play it.'

- Afrojack

Listening Like

When you're walking down the street or in the car just listening to the radio, and you're, like, 'Oh, that's my song.' You want to say, 'Hey Mom!' That never changes.

- Afrojack

Art Special

Every song, every form of art, clothing, shoes, it has to be special.

- Afrojack

Bad Using

I really believe it's not bad to look back within music. I don't mean retro, but using your own memories to make a song because our memories are what make us who we are.

- Agnes Obel

Always Needs

It's always difficult to know if a song needs more than piano, and I worry about my tendency to go in a sparse direction.

- Agnes Obel

Like Feels

When I record, it feels like I'm in a bubble. There's nothing else in my head right then. It's just that song, and I'm trying to really sound like what the song is about.

- Agnetha Faltskog

Move Took

It took me 29 years to finish that song. That's a typical Jardine move.

- Al Jardine

Very Itself

It is a very serious consideration for a lyricist to step in there and suggest the meaning to a song. The music is speaking for itself.

- Al Jarreau

Move Go For It

It's hard to really articulate what the parameters are that make one song parody-able and another song not, but if I can come up with a good enough idea for it, I go for it, and if not, then I have to move on.

- Al Yankovic

YouTube Studio

By the time I'm in the studio recording my parody, 10,000 parodies of that song are on YouTube.

- Al Yankovic

Alive Will

A lot of times, the choice of the right song will save a scene. Or there will be a scene that's a little flat and you put in the right song and somehow it just comes alive.

- Alan Ball

Country About

A country song is a song about life.

- Alan Jackson

Thought Some

He's written some great songs. I thought that 'Blues Man' was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute.

- Alan Jackson

Get Together Will

A lot of times when songwriters get together and write a song... somebody will come in with a hook and a lot of times they come out with something that sounds a little crafty.

- Alan Jackson

Next Some

One week you may be an actor, and the next week you had to be nimble enough to be a TV host. And the week after that, you might have to do some stand-up or be in an improv company or write and sing a song somewhere.

- Alan Thicke

Faded Stories

I actually admire the Indian artiste 'Lost Stories.' He made a remix of my song 'Faded.' That is really good and cool because it actually represented Indian music. I just loved the song; it so unique.

- Alan Walker

Think I Think

In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.

- Alanis Morissette

Happen Studio

Typically I go in the studio and whatever I'm contemplating that day will wind up being a song. I don't come in with lyrics... I just go in and let it happen.

- Alanis Morissette

More Having

The more vulnerable and the more confused the song is, the equal and opposite effect is how I feel after having written it.

- Alanis Morissette

Passionate New

Unless I really loved it and felt really passionate about it, I would just kind of abort the song and start a new one.

- Alanis Morissette

Fate Romance

I was 9 when I wrote 'Fate Stay with Me.' It was this fictional song about romance gone wrong.

- Alanis Morissette

Play Always

When people ask me for playlists, I always put in 'Moonlight Sonata' because it is my favorite song. I play it all the time.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Misfits Stevie

Things that excite me are these four different bands: Wire, with a song called 'Champs,' Misfits, with a song called 'Hybrid Moments,' R. Stevie Moore, and Wipers 'Wait A Minute.'

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Jazz Based

A jazz tune, melody, or composition is usually based on either a traditional twelve-bar, eight-bar, or four-bar blues chorus or on the thirty-two-bar chorus of the American popular song.

- Albert Murray

Think I Think

As long as each song makes somebody feel something, I think that's the point of it all. I don't want it to just be background music, you know?

- Alessia Cara

Love Frank

Frank Ocean would be incredible; I'd love to be a sponge and absorb everything he says. Every song he puts out, I'm like, 'Why didn't I think of this?'

- Alessia Cara

Expression Feels

If you're writing anything decent, it's in you, it's your spirit coming out. If it's not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it's not a good song done with any conviction.

- Alex Chilton

Always Including

Every song I write, including 'Too Close,' always starts on the guitar.

- Alex Clare

Need Needs

Popular music usually has a chorus that needs to repeat, and people need to remember the song. That's sort of the major guideline when you're writing a song.

- Alex Ebert

Play Understand

You really only understand whether a song's good or not when you properly play it out in public for the first time.

- Alex Kapranos

Mind Very

It's very rare that a song falls from your mind complete.

- Alex Kapranos

Country Music Fans

The song 'Take This Job and Shove It' spent 18 weeks on the country charts in 1977. 1970s country music fans had a clearer understanding of the ennui of wage-slavery than modern elites.

- Alex Pareene

Always Some

Every time you write a song, you're looking for some sort of perfection, and you never quite reach it. You're always looking for that extra missing piece.

- Alex Turner

Memorial Day Would

I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.

- Alexander Smith

Mad Hollywood

Hollywood has realised that we do have actors and are not just mad about song and dance.

- Ali Fazal

Play New

Whenever I like a new song, I play it on loop and dance to it. That's my therapy.

- Alia Bhatt

Think Always

I always think that you should be striving to write your best song.

- Alice Cooper

Learn Play

When I was first learning songs, I'd have a favorite song, and I'd take the chords and twist them around. I'd learn the chords and then play them backward. That was my first experimenting with writing a song.

- Alicia Keys

Love First One

I love originating shows and originating songs - there is nothing better than being the first one to get to do a song.

- Alison Elliott

Melody Lyric

Anything is food for starting a song. A song can start with a lyric idea or a melody or just a sound that inspires.

- Alison Goldfrapp

Still Though

The ancient media of speech and song and theater were radically reshaped by writing, though they were never entirely supplanted, a comfort perhaps to those of us who still thrill to the smell of a library.

- Alison Gopnik

Thought Songwriting

It's not that I have resisted songwriting, it's just not something I felt I have had to do. I've just not woken up and thought, I must do this. But I have often heard music that I have instantly felt 'I have to sing that song'.

- Alison Krauss

Mistake Always

Whenever I've chosen a song because it's clever, it's always turned out to be a mistake.

- Alison Krauss

Side Having

The main thing for all of us was having a ballad, a slower song. Finally, they get to hear more of a vulnerable side to us! We didn't really have that in 'Reflection,' and that's something we all fought for.

- Ally Brooke

Beautiful Very

'Can You See' is a beautiful song that follows a story of the star. It's a very inspirational song.

- Ally Brooke

Art Through

The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song as naturally as the green leaves break through the dead branches in springtime.

- Alma Gluck

Very Stories

We must have song and dance in our lives; we've had it ever since the inception of cinema in India. Our stories are very social-based, very human-based. We are a very emotional nation.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Play Plane

The New Deal exists principally on an emotional plane for Obama. To him, the New Deal is something you play like a song, to make you or your constituents feel better.

- Amity Shlaes

Lucky I Write

Every time I write a song I feel really lucky and kind of surprised. Not surprised that I wrote it, but just surprised that things exist that you don't know about.

- Amos Lee

Means Apply

The great thing about a song is that no one has to know your story. But if you tell it in a way that has clarity and means something to somebody else, then it can apply to their story.

- Amy Grant

Love Wrote

The song 'Baby Baby,' I so love that song because I wrote it about my first daughter.

- Amy Grant

Idea Excited

To me, it's all about the song. Songs are what make me excited. You hear a great song and you want to record it or get a great idea and you want to write it.

- Amy Grant

Myself Listening

How we absorb music is unique. I know what I do. When I'm listening to music, I tend to find myself in a song. That's what really makes you connect is if you feel what that song is saying.

- Amy Grant

Role Good Song

If my role in a film is meaty, and I get a good song along with it, then why not?

- Amy Jackson

Which Saw

My writing often contains souvenirs of the day - a song I heard, a bird I saw - which I then put into the novel.

- Amy Tan

Bad Happen

Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.

- Amy Winehouse

Past I Write

I write songs about stuff that I can't really get past personally - and then I write a song about it and I feel better.

- Amy Winehouse

Hope Maybe

I wanna do a song with Adele! Nobody gets Adele as a feature, so maybe I can. I hope she knows who I am!

- Anderson Paak

Over Very

I tell people all the time - I'm a very spiritual person, so I pray over everything that I do including creating music, a new song.

- Andra Day

Music Pop

I try to not go, 'I'm writing a pop song.' Music is inherently genre-bending.

- Andra Day

Audience Most Amazing

The most amazing thing is being onstage and watching the audience sing every song lyric for lyric.

- Andra Day

Gift Think

'Rise Up' is definitely my baby. I think it was a gift because, you know, it's like God just spoke to me and wrote that song. It's very powerful.

- Andra Day

Never Before

I'd never written a song before 'The Blood'; I didn't know it was going to be a song.

- Andrae Crouch

Love Very

I love a song that will usher in the very presence of God. Then there's no Andrae; there's no fabulous band, there's no greatness of ours. I've had hundreds of concerts like that, and that's what I try to achieve.

- Andrae Crouch

Next Recorder

Every single morning, I have a person sitting right there next to me in prayer with a tape recorder - and a song comes up every day.

- Andrae Crouch

Opera Very

Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me, instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to sing like in an ear of a child.

- Andrea Bocelli

Love Listening

A love song must respect the canons of music beauty, entering the fibers of those who are listening. It must make them dream and pleasantly introduce them to the universe of love.

- Andrea Bocelli

Art Like

To sing a song is like whispering to a child's ear. It is an art heavily relying on improvisation.

- Andrea Bocelli

Play Within

All the folks I play with come from jazz backgrounds or at least appreciate spontaneity within the parameters of a pop song.

- Andrew Bird

Okay Greek

I create little challenges for myself, like, 'Okay, whatever you do in this song, you've got to somehow work in Greek Cypriots,' or something like that.

- Andrew Bird

Composer Good Song

I'm a composer, and therefore I know when I've written a good tune. When you've written a good song is when you know that the lyric is completely coalesced with the song.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Work Night

You can't just sort of come with, say, 'Yesterday,' or 'A Hard Day's Night,' and it be in the wrong place in the wrong show, and expect the song to work theatrically.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Fact Need

The fact is that 'The Wizard Of Oz' has never really worked in the theatre. The film has one or two holes where, in the theatre, you need a song. For example, there's nothing for either of the two witches to sing.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber