65 Pop Song Quotes On Success In Life

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Best Pop Song Quotes

  1. “A cupcake is like a great pop song. The whole world in less than three minutes. And it’s impossible to have a bad cupcake. In New York you walk everywhere. So I’m always looking, always on the eternal search for the perfect cupcake. I take them very seriously. It’s like hunting and gathering for me.” ~ Laurel Nakadate
  2. “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
  3. “There are some pop songs I hate but I can’t get them out of my head. Our songs also have the standard pop format: Verse, chorus, verse, chorus, solo, bad solo. All in all, I think we sound like The Knack and the Bay City Rollers being molested by Black Flag and Black Sabbath.” ~ Kurt Cobain
  4. “All men that date me have to know that their name may end up in a pop song.” ~ Kesha

  5. “I prefer to feel uncomfortable by participating in projects were I am not the specialist. I am always the one who knows nothing. Playing with jazzmen and knowing nothing about jazz. Playing pop music and knowing nothing about how to structure a pop song. And the funny thing, which still surprises me, is that I continue to be invited to play by new people, from different areas, every day.” ~ Gaspar Claus
  6. “I think, ‘How could anybody mock a good pop song?’ It is timeless; it transcends barriers; it breaks down every single type of social barrier that you can possibly have. It can deal with the most difficult subjects, even if it abstracts the subject matter.” ~ Mika
  7. “Do we really have to wander around apologizing for enjoying plot, just because James Wood and a few dozen other arch-aesthetes sniff at it? It’s like being careful not to sing pop songs in the shower because some guy in the local alt-weekly is a music snob.” ~ Patrick Nielsen Hayden
  8. “I’m totally convinced I can write the perfect pop song.” ~ Moon Unit Zappa

  9. “I always felt like I could combine good pop songs that are easy for people to like with a real person and a real mind and integrity. So maybe I bring people into that pop world who don’t usually find themselves there because there’s not enough stuff for them to get excited about otherwise. I try to be genuine. I try to be real. It’s such a subjective thing, but I try to convey an emotion.” ~ Robyn
  10. “When I was working on the music for this I didn’t want to just use pop songs as the score – most movies do it and I’ve done it before.” ~ Sofia Coppola
  11. “It’s a real gift to be able to have the works of brilliant, great people to learn from and build from. It gives you so much more to draw on, and then you don’t have to be all about three-chord pop songs. I don’t really like that kind of writing.” ~ Regina Spektor
  12. “Creating a decent pop song is a challenge – and occasionally, once in every decade – it’s kind of fun to do that.” ~ David Sylvian

  13. “To look for some kind of insight or meaning in pop songs is not really – well there’s plenty of other places where you should probably look first before you start looking for it in a pop song.” ~ Jason Newsted
  14. “I’ve never really gotten into the whole labels thing. There were times I would cover a pop song, and people would say ‘You sound really country.’ I gave up on that whole thing a long time ago.” ~ David Nail
  15. “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
  16. “I admire pop songs that are perfect at three minutes.” ~ David Ives

  17. “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.” ~ Paul Epworth
  18. “Well, things hold up even if they sound dated. It can be very difficult to listen to 80s pop songs with really, really gigantic smashed drum sounds. You just want to turn that gated reverb down on the snare. It sounds wrong now. It sounds amateurish. And ugly. But at the time it sounded state-of-the-art. So yeah, I think it’s important not to sound state-of-the-art in a way that anybody else is going to sound. Or you’ll quickly sound like yesterday’s state-of-the-art.” ~ Stephin Merritt
  19. “Yeah, except that when I write pop songs I have pretty strict constraints that I impose on myself. 69 Love Songs is a constraint. That the titles have to begin with “I'”s is a relatively strict constraint. Charm of the Highway Strip is all travel songs. And I am free to change the plot slightly to accommodate something that happens to rhyme conveniently.” ~ Stephin Merritt
  20. “I listen to a wide variety of music of all genres, but sometimes you just need a cheesy pop song.” ~ Cynthia Addai-Robinson

  21. “There’s nothing like getting feedback that’s positive and supportive. That’s what I’m all about. I’m really just genuinely doing good music. I’m not looking to be on the cover of magazines and I’m not in it for the fame. I’m not in it for selling or the biggest Pop song in the world. I have to go for critically acclaimed. I’d rather go for my peers that I look up to say “I listen to her record.” I’d rather do a small little touring venue that has two people who support me as opposed to thousands of people. I mean if it happens, it happens but I’m doing it for me.” ~ Tiffany Villarreal
  22. “Making a record’s a real fight for me. I’m constantly fighting with this thing inside of me that says I should be sitting in a room with Matthew Shipp or I should have Han Bennink on drums or this song should be playing for the next 20 minutes in my head, not a silly little pop song. It’s constant.” ~ Jason Pierce
  23. “It’s a really common trap to want your life to live up to some standard that you believe in, and then you start to really examine those standards and realize they come not from experiences you’ve had, but things you’ve seen in movies, or feelings you’ve felt listening to pop songs, or ideas you’ve received from reading books. And not just happy things, but a lot of the time, sad things. It gets kind of depressing, when you see how movies and songs make these promises to us.” ~ Will Sheff
  24. “If you listen to my record, I’m just honest about stupid stuff most normal people wouldn’t put in a pop song.” ~ Kesha

  25. “Everybody has had the experience of something they love – whether it’s a pop song or a painting or a movie – feeling so perfect to them that it’s almost like it came from another planet. It has nothing to do with ordinary life, which is very plain. And there’s something depressing about that in a way, because you feel like you’re this small little human, and you feel like it has nothing to do with you.” ~ Will Sheff , Pop song quotes love
  26. “When you’re making a singular pop song, you don’t really need any subject matter. You just sort of say, “Uh, I love you.” And then you try to figure out some rhyme for that, and there never is one.” ~ Stephin Merritt
  27. “I think it’s something that really speaks in your head – a very strong melody. But at the same time, if the song doesn’t have some kind of edge to it, if there isn’t something a little off about it or something very intense or loud or abrasive in some way, it just comes off as a stupid pop song.” ~ Mikal Cronin
  28. “When it’s a pop song, I don’t really want to do pop songs, but they exist and sort of come out by accident.” ~ Jason Pierce

  29. “I like to write pop songs and the stuff I write is fairly poppy, so I thought maybe my lot in life was to write pop songs for people. It never felt right writing songs for other people to sing, though.” ~ Aaron Bruno
  30. “In my head I actually think my songs are pop songs. I think, Damn, that’s a pop song! I can practice in front of the mirror with my hairbrush for as long as I want to. But when it finally comes out, it sounds avant-garde to people. Right up until then, though, I think, “Of course everybody feels this way. This song’s the same as the Greek national anthem.”” ~ M.I.A.
  31. “I am saying what comes out, because I’m really not a methodical writer. I’m not a good building writer, where you are like “well, I going to make a song today, and I think it will be a pop song.” Some people are great at it and it’s beautiful. If I am feeling musical and I pick up the guitar, usually something will eventually come out and I’ll see where it goes.” ~ William Fitzsimmons
  32. “Well, there are certainly original things to say. But I’m not sure that a pop song is the appropriate format to say them in.” ~ Stephin Merritt

  33. “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.” ~ Dee Dee Ramone
  34. “We kind of write pop songs, but we don’t fit in the pop world. We’re really bad at being pop stars and walking down red carpets. We’ve got our own little bubble, which we really like. We’ve learned to really like that.” ~ Katie White
  35. “I’ve covered Avril Lavigne. I like good pop songs, and I don’t think there should be any kind of preconceptions about where good pop songs come from.” ~ Ben Gibbard
  36. “I’m not a pop song lyric writer. I can’t just focus on one simple meaning or even a double entendre.” ~ Julian Casablancas

  37. “Maybe that whole love thing is just a grown-up version of Santa Claus; just a myth we’ve been fed since childhood. So, we keep buying magazines, joining clubs, and doing therapy and watching movies with hit pop songs played over love montages all in a pathetic attempt to explain why our love Santa keeps getting caught in the chimney.” ~ Meg Ryan
  38. “I don’t own an ABBA album, and I never had the urge to go and buy one. If you’re just talking about well crafted pop songs, they were fantastic.” ~ Phil Collins
  39. “I think that’s such a beautiful sentiment. Love should only last as long as a very expensive and impractical bikini that looks stunning, but dissolves in the sea within days. So many pop songs tell of this terrible, tiresome love that they want to last forever. But that just makes me think of long-life milk, acrid and fake. Love should be like a movie trailer. Even if the film’s a stinker, you get the best laughs and the biggest explosions in the space of two minutes.” ~ Emma Forrest
  40. “If you’re single, then I’m single?” What’s that supposed to be? Lyrics to a pop song?” ~ Sophie Kinsella

  41. “In their heyday, the Pet Shop Boys were the Interpol of the Eighties, dressing up to sing really weird pop songs about lust and loneliness in the big city. They’re low-pro now, not retro-worshipped in the manner of Depeche Mode, New Order, or The Cure, but you can hear the reason why – these guys are too sad.” ~ Rob Sheffield
  42. “Madonna can still produce a catchy pop song, but she hasn’t expanded her artistic vocabulary since the 1990s. Her concerts are glitzy extravaganzas of special effects overkill. She leaves little space in them for emotional depth or unscripted rapport with the audience.” ~ Camille Paglia
  43. “I love pop music. It’s not easy to write a good pop song. It may be easier to put out a fake jazz album, as Sting does from time to time.” ~ John Lydon
  44. “Why can’t you write a great pop song when you are 85? Maybe you can.” ~ Tim Finn

  45. “That’s what is so great about being able to record a 13-song album. You can do a very eclectic group of songs. You do have some almost pop songs in there, but you do have your traditional country, story songs. You have your ballads, your happy songs, your sad songs, your love songs, and your feisty songs.” ~ Reba McEntire
  46. “Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that’s going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don’t have many illusions about this, but I’m not cynical about it.” ~ Bruce Sterling
  47. “When I say I don’t have to write pop songs anymore, there’s no way I’m going to get on the radio at 60 years of age unless I’m doing a duet with [Lady] Gaga or I was on All of the Lights, which was a Kanye West record that managed to get on the radio.” ~ Elton John
  48. “I don’t want to sing boring pop songs – I want to sing songs that are meaningful to me.” ~ Victoria Justice

  49. “I wrote ‘Lights’ a long, long time ago. And I expected it to be on the album, because it was – I wrote it with ‘Biff’ Stannard. And he wrote every single Spice Girls song and every single pop song of the 90s, basically. So I thought, you know, I was really lucky to work with him, but I didn’t think it would be a big song for some reason.” ~ Ellie Goulding
  50. “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.” ~ Jonathan Davis
  51. “We think about strategies in pop songs to make people listen to them and be like, “What the hell was that?” But then they have to listen to it again.” ~ Andrew VanWyngarden
  52. “Jesse James is like a Leonard Cohen song, I wanted to do something that was like a pop song.” ~ Andrew Dominik

  53. “To me, ballads are special, because you can have a pop song that’ll be know for three weeks and then you’ll hear nothing else about it. Nobody else will record it and it’ll just be gone. But if you do a good ballad, it’ll be in the world forever.” ~ Michael Jackson
  54. “All the folks I play with come from jazz backgrounds or at least appreciate spontaneity within the parameters of a pop song.” ~ Andrew Bird
  55. “My mom and I are very honest with each other, almost to a fault. But that’s just the way I am in life. If you listen to my record, I’m just honest about stupid stuff most normal people wouldn’t put in a pop song.” ~ Kesha
  56. “Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock’n’roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I’ve done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back.” ~ Elvis Costello
  57. “In the 1960s, people were trying to get away from the pop song format. Tracks were getting longer, or much, much shorter.” ~ Brian Eno

  58. “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
  59. “I write pop songs. But I think it is sprinkled with a lot of counter-culture references. It ranged from rap to hip hop to trip hop, house, drum and bass, and experimental and improv and jazz.” ~ Nelly Furtado
  60. “When we try to write a pop song, we go for standard pop arrangements, even to the point where we will go to the key change at the end, which is really cheesy.” ~ Joe Elliott
  61. “Twelve years ago me and Allanah became really sick of writing pop songs, … Eventually we dug a grave for the Thompson Twins, pushed them in there, and then moved to New Zealand. Before that I’d lived for a long time in south London where reggae was the music of the streets around me. You’d hear it booming out of people’s windows and shops, and you could buy great old reggae singles for 50p (NZ1.30) in second hand shops. I’d always loved that sound, so soon after we got here I started making electronic dub records with my mate Rakai Karaitiana as International Observer.” ~ Tom Bailey
  62. “‘Time after Time’ is one of the best pop songs ever written, in my opinion. It’s an incredible, beautiful, timeless song.” ~ Sarah McLachlan

  63. “Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years – because we were having such a good time” ~ Paul Muldoon
  64. “I think [Hollywood] has achieved everything they’ve always dreamed of. The audience now seems to be very dumb. They pay money to watch the same film. Now, you could argue, that’s because it makes them feel comfortable. When they go to a movie now, it’s almost like hearing a pop song. You know the rhythms, you know when the downbeat is going to come, you know when the explosion is going to come… And so as life becomes more complex, as the economy is in trouble, people cling to what makes them comfortable, so they go again and again to see the same movie.” ~ Terry Gilliam
  65. “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.” ~ Christina Perri

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