65 Pop Music Quotes On Success In Life

These pop music quotes will inspire you. Pop is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form during the mid-1950s in the United States and the United Kingdom.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging pop music quotes, pop music sayings, and pop music proverbs.

Best Pop Music Quotes

  1. “Do I listen to pop music because I’m miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music?” ~ John Cusack
  2. “I’ve never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There’s always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music.” ~ Thom Yorke
  3. “Where I come from it was really unheard of to be at a party and someone says, ‘What kind of music do you make?’, and you say, ‘Pop music.’ You may as well have ‘I’m not cool’ stamped on your forehead.” ~ Lady Gaga
  4. “What I like about pop music, and why I’m still attracted to it, is that in the end it becomes our folk music.” ~ Bono

  5. “Anyone can sit down and write some boring artistic song. Pop music is the hardest [stuff] to write.” ~ Britney Spears
  6. “Pop music will never be low brow.” ~ Lady Gaga
  7. “Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it. With soul music, it’s sparse. There’s nothing that’s pretentious or planned. It’s just so gutsy.” ~ Adele
  8. “Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it’s not OK, but you can change it.” ~ Bono

  9. “I listen to zero pop music, which is really weird from someone who makes pop music.” ~ Miley Cyrus
  10. “If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” ~ Michael Jackson
  11. “I believe the time will come when the whole definition of pop music will change. It will get to the point where a song will not be a good song until it has a high level of creativity in writing and performance. In other words, in order to be popular, songs will have to meet these high standards.” ~ Nina Simone
  12. “Disco is just pop music you can dance to.” ~ Sheena Easton

  13. “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
  14. “I am totally unapologetic about pop music.” ~ Mika
  15. “Applause was designed to bemuse and confuse you until it explodes into a chorus that reminds us why we love pop music.” ~ Lady Gaga
  16. “I don’t like pop music.” ~ Michael Jackson

  17. “I don’t think I’ll ever want to do pop music. I think I’ll only ever want to do classical crossover because it’s something that I love, and pop just doesn’t work for me.” ~ Jackie Evancho
  18. “Some of the best pop music ever has come out of the States.” ~ Kate Bush
  19. “I adored Freddie Mercury and Queen had a hit called Radio Gaga. That’s why I love the name. Freddie was unique – one of the biggest personalities in the whole of pop music. He was not only a singer but also a fantastic performer, a man of the theatre and someone who constantly transformed himself. In short: a genius.” ~ Lady Gaga
  20. “I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music” ~ Aaron Neville

  21. “I started when I was really young. I was playing classical music when I was 4 and when I turned 11 I started to write pop music. I guess you could say it was my intellectual evolution and my love of music began to change.” ~ Lady Gaga
  22. “The use of rock, folk, or pop music serves a purpose. It gets people into the church. But an inexperienced guitar player who doesn’t have much to say, for example, can make me wish to leave the church immediately, whereas one great jazz or classical guitarist can confirm that I will have a spiritual experience in the church.” ~ Dave Brubeck
  23. “You see Michelangelo and Picasso and you read literature. I had some innate inchoate yearning for that, but I never really saw where I would fit in. That’s called art. And then something happened to pop music, which is that it became art under the hand of the Beatles, the Stones, and Bob Dylan and some other people.” ~ David Chase
  24. “I think pop music has done more for oral intercourse than anything else that has ever happened, and vice versa.” ~ Frank Zappa

  25. “The melody seems to have gone to the country. The country music seems to still have melody and interesting lyrics. But pop music, you’ve got to really listen hard to somebody who’s doing a good melody and a good lyric.” ~ Barry Manilow
  26. “Eventually I would like to reach the stage where I don’t have to write about love and kisses and all that stuff. I wish I could write about really ultimate things. That’s where I think all of us want to go, really. All the groups seem to be heading towards a kind of pop music that deals with ultimate things.” ~ Eric Burdon
  27. “I’m not crazy about how sort of homogenized pop music become. It used to be much more diverse. Maybe it’s just what’s played on the radio sounds very much the same.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  28. “I have seen the future of pop music and it is a band called Queen.” ~ Jac Holzman

  29. “Even that word depends on what you mean by pop. I mean, pop music has currency. It could just be about that girl who’s in love with you.” ~ Matt Tong
  30. “And this is the origin of pop music: it’s a professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music as well.” ~ Pete Seeger
  31. “It’s interesting to watch where music is going next. Isn’t it always rotating? It is so weird how disposable pop music is, even mine. It just goes by so fast.” ~ Gwen Stefani
  32. “A lot of pop music is based on trying to make people remember it so that they’ll buy it. To me, it was not about that.” ~ Serj Tankian
  33. “I listen to classical music at home probably more than pop music.” ~ David Gilmour

  34. “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.” ~ Sammy Hagar
  35. “There is a lot of snobbery towards pop music, to me and pop in general – it’s kind of a despised art form.” ~ Robbie Williams
  36. “In England, pop music seems now to be exclusively for children. If an artist is no good, why is it necessary to have that artist repeatedly rammed in our face?” ~ Steven Morrissey
  37. “I’ve made it my goal to revolutionise pop music.” ~ Lady Gaga

  38. “The unhappiest people I know, romantically speaking, are the ones who like pop music the most; and I don’t know whether pop music has caused this unhappiness, but I do know that they’ve been listening to the sad songs longer than they’ve been living the unhappy lives.” ~ Nick Hornby
  39. “Martin, Dave, and I get together and rough out a few songs and put them on cassettes for some reference…With the actual music, I’m not interested in objectivity, quite the opposite. I want a solely and totally subjective experience…A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.” ~ Ian Anderson
  40. “I don’t want to sound presumptuous, but I’ve made it my goal to revolutionize pop music. The last revolution was launched by Madonna 25 years ago” ~ Lady Gaga
  41. “When I’m in the car sometimes it’s like, ‘Yeah, man, just put on the pop music.’ You know what I mean? I don’t want to listen to Tom Waits.” ~ Max Greenfield
  42. “You know things have gone bad when military marches pass for pop music.” ~ James Patterson

  43. “I feel that the music that I do is somewhat of a lost art and it’s not as popular as dance or pop music and people are not as interested in it. But it’s something that I believe in and I feel that it’s needed, so that’s why I do it and I will keep doing it until everybody hears it and gets it.” ~ Jazmine Sullivan
  44. “I mean I like pop music, and I like heavy music and, stuff that I like… the band I’ve signed on to our label right now; they’re called The Sounds. They’re kind of like a new-wave pop band.” ~ James Iha
  45. “I see my music as Emotional Therapeutic Pop music that bleeds into loads of different genres.” ~ Jessie J
  46. “Political people don’t solve stuff – not really. Political people are like guys in pop music.” ~ Bruce Sterling

  47. “With pop music and pop musicians, you know everything about everyone all the time, particularly their physical appearance. With female musicians, that’s made a big thing of, and I think people, certainly with me, have appreciated a bit of mystery.” ~ Lorde
  48. “The whole thing about rock music, pop music, is it’s really for kids.” ~ Juliana Hatfield
  49. “I tend to score with songs from Western pop music.” ~ Danny Boyle
  50. “I love pop music because you can really see what’s currently happening in society.” ~ Marina and the Diamonds
  51. “I love that sense of change that you’d get in pop music every three minutes, every four minutes.” ~ Danny Boyle

  52. “I think celebrity culture and sexuality in pop music is really important, but I want there to be an alternative for people.” ~ Marina and the Diamonds
  53. “Pop music was supposed to be a flash in the pan, but here we are 50 years later and it means something to us, and it always will do. It’s incredibly important.” ~ Paul Weller
  54. “I grew up going to punk shows, that kind of thing – I don’t wanna make pop punk! – but I like the idea of people going totally crazy and it being really intimate, loud and super-aggressive, but combining that with pop music.” ~ Grimes
  55. “There’s good stuff going on in modern pop music, but a lot of it is really materialistic and only about money.” ~ Joe Goddard
  56. “Pop music is awesome, but I like to keep changing it up.” ~ Chaz Bundick

  57. “In all the music I’ve done, what I’m really interested in above all else, and I’m not sure it’s what one should be interested in, is the kind of – you know, people talk about work progressions, which doesn’t really make sense with pop music because there is no progression, because there is no tonic, because there is no more tonality.” ~ John Maus
  58. “I really like Howler and an American band on Sub Pop called Jaill. There will always be new bands that I like, it’s always been that way. I still go out to shows. One thing I don’t like now is this idea that all singing needs to be expressed at maximum volume with so much bullshit sentimentality – it’s pervading regular pop music.” ~ Johnny Marr
  59. “I love music, that it changes so much, but I also want to keep a bit of the country roots to make it country. I don’t want to go too far away from it, or I would do pop music.” ~ Jana Kramer
  60. “Now chart music is a genre all of its own and it’s slipped away from what I understand pop music as. It’s pretty difficult to take; it clogs up the airwaves.” ~ Johnny Marr
  61. “Hip-hop is mostly what I listen to, other than jazz. I’ve given up on pop music and indie rock.” ~ Jess Row

  62. “Well, I am not sure of when my album will be released but my music has a lot of different sounds. I’m a hip-hop/R&B girl at heart, but I love pop music as well, and I even have an affinity for country music. So I would say my music might have something for everyone.” ~ Zendaya
  63. “I love pop music, but I also love noise music, IDM – anything really, I get something out of most kinds of music. I just need to enjoy the process.” ~ Grimes
  64. “I grew up with rock and pop music from the 70s and 80s. I had to play guitar in school – it was a music college and we had to take instrument classes there – so I think guitar playing and guitar sounds have always been an influence.” ~ Christian Fennesz
  65. “Music should always be polarizing. What one person likes, somebody else hates. And I hate that kind of snobbery in pop music. The fact that so many people are getting upset over this one song is hysterical. And if people like it, that’s great.” ~ Simon Cowell

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