Top 555 Sing Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Sing Quotes from famous people such as Dick Dale, A. J. McLean, Brian Clough, Chris Burke, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowbo

I always wanted a guitar. I always wanted to be a cowboy singer because I also listened to Hank Williams, and he would always sing these neat romantic songs.
Dick Dale
I’ll sing outside your window. I’m as old fashioned as they come.
A. J. McLean
Beckham? His wife can’t sing and his barber can’t cut hair.
Brian Clough
I was like Gene Kelly, it was called singing in the rain. No seriously, I wasn’t really born with a singing voice, but my friends Joe and John taught me how to sing.
Chris Burke
Yes, you’ve got to sing from the depths of the heart.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings
You either evolve or you don’t. I don’t like old people on a rock n’ roll stage. I think they look pathetic, me included. And the fact that I represent an era means I can’t just go out there and do all new stuff. They would all say, ‘Sing ‘White Rabbit,’ and I’d say no? That’s rude.
Grace Slick
I don’t sing in the shower.
Peggy Whitson
I only know one way to sing, and thats me. I cant morph who I am as an artist into two different fields; I can just be who I am at all times.
Renee Rapp
I don’t believe in singing lessons. You can sing or you can’t.
Harry Dean Stanton
When I started learning the violin, my choir teacher thought I could sing. But when I first got on stage, I froze!
Momina Mustehsan
When you’re with your partner, I think, does everyone else sing and do the stupid voices and all that stuff that I do and always have done?
Derren Brown
Man, it’s hell to have a wife who thinks she can sing, and she can’t.
Hank Williams
It’s not so uncommon for me to get so wrapped up in a song that I cry several times when I sing them. That’s the difference between my music and some of the other folks.
Keith Whitley
I have big dreams, but if God would’ve told me that I had to sing in a local bar in Barcelona, and that that would be my life, that would be my life, I would’ve done it with the same passion.
It may not necessarily reflect my current frame of mind. Sometimes I have to put myself at the point in time of the voice that I’m trying to sing with.
Todd Rundgren
When I was invited to sing with Pavarotti, I had about two weeks to learn Italian.
Michael Bolton
Not only do I sing to him, I sing entire conversations. You become Jerry Lewis.
Paul Reiser
As kids, we spontaneously sing and dance and tell stories, and along the way, someone comes and says, ‘No. You shouldn’t be doing that.’ And we slowly begin to unlearn our passions. I think you have to hold on to those things.
J. Michael Straczynski
The story about me, apocryphal or not, is that I could sing before I spoke. My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was standing in the crib singing God Bless America.
Linda Lavin
I sing a lot about love.
Dennis Brown
But my point is these Civil War songs were gruesome. The hatred that’s so bad in this country today, and for the past 10 or 15 years, bad as it is, is nothing compared to the kind of things people would write down and sing back in the Civil War.
T Bone Burnett
I worked at an ice cream parlor called Chadwicks. We wore old-timey outfits and had to bang a drum, play a kazoo, and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to people while giving them free birthday sundaes. Lots of ice cream scooping and $1 tips.
Amy Poehler
Bud Johnson, God rest his soul of fame, a tenor saxophonist. Bud was always a big, big, big booster of mine and he always when I first met Bud in Pittsburgh when he came through there, he heard me sing and he wanted me to come to Chicago.
Billy Eckstine
How do I tell people who I am? Not being a writer, the only way is to sing songs that reflect my opinions.
Cass Elliot
But to make a holiday record that involves favorite American songs and then also get to sing about Jesus birth, it just seemed like a real easy, subtle way to combine a couple of things that I love.
Amy Grant
My energy to sing, I get it from my singing. Singing was not a reason to make a living. This is the only thing I wanted to do.
Nana Mouskouri
When I was growing up, I’d be in the choir. My mum was the organist in the church, so I’d sing in the church.
And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, ‘love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
Peter Tosh
Since my father’s death, a lot of people have made it clear that they’re not ready to give up the music. For me, it’s a big, fat gift. I get to sing with a big orchestra and get to sing orchestrations that will never be old.
Frank Sinatra Jr.
I feel God has sent me to Earth to sing. I started singing when I was five, but I don’t think I’ve worked as hard as many other people.
Lata Mangeshkar
I don't believe that recordings should sound radically

I don’t believe that recordings should sound radically better than the artist, I think that’s dishonest. For example, I’m not a great singer but if I spent enough time tweaking my vocals, I could sound like one. But I don’t, what you hear is pretty much what I sing.
Malcolm Wilson
At first, I wasn’t really keen on the idea of me being on stage having to sing in front of people.
I can sit and analyze everything and beat myself up and say you don’t quite sing as good as you used to, you’re writing better songs maybe than you used to, but to me it’s just the journey.
Vince Gill
All I know is, I play the guitar, beat it out, and sing a song that has some damn resonance that we feel as musicians. We send it out and people get it, and that’s a good thing.
Ry Cooder
I grew up seeing my parents perform and sing, and I just always wanted to be singing, too. Music has always been my deepest passion and what I felt most connected to.
Leah LaBelle
Luckily, my dad doesn’t sing.
Abby Huntsman
The Four Aces asked me if I’d like to sing with them as they didn’t really have a lead singer.
Desmond Dekker
Everybody is under pressure to shut up and sing.
Phil Donahue
Whereas religious prayers sing of peace and harmony, religion has divided human beings through an atrocious history of enmity and bloodshed. Yet, behind the veil of superficiality and hypocrisy, I always believed in the inherent beauty of God that lies at the essence of all true spiritual paths.
Radhanath Swami
I just want to get on stage and sing and be happy.
Ronnie Spector
My family background is Mexican, and I was born in Chicago. It’s pretty much family tradition every time we get together for Christmas and major holidays to sing. Our family time is centered around the food and a little bit of performing for one another.
Ailyn Perez
I think I could sing and shear a few sheep at the same time.
Robert Plant
So I wanted to sing inspirational music, and that’s exactly how I approached it – only the words have been changed to declare my relationship with God.
Smokey Robinson
You don’t always have to sing dark things to be thoughtful.
Robert Smith
I’ve discovered people in my lifetime who are like, ‘I always wanted to sing but… ‘ It’s like, ‘Well then, did you try?’ My thing was always not caring about failure.
Brian Tyree Henry
I have known in my heart since I was a little girl that music was a major part of my life and always would be, but seeing others respond to the words I sing amazes me.
Lauren Daigle
When I do an album I try to find a producer that’s excited about something that they want me to sing, and I check with the record company to find out what they think they can sell – which is their No. 1 priority.
Johnny Mathis
I just claim to do what I do, which is to sing old songs and try to make them cool.
Chloe Kohanski
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings
Before the camera, you only had secondhand takes – someone had to tell you what they saw or draw a picture of it or sing a song. Because of the camera, sometimes to our horror, we now know everything that happens in the world – things that before we were sheltered from.
D. A. Pennebaker
Getting older, you just don’t want to sing fluffy.
Christina Aguilera
I have a notebook of concepts. There are titles everywhere if you are looking for them. I pull from them. There is a secret list that I keep for myself about what I want to sing about, and those are the ones I know I am not going to give up for someone else.
Bonnie McKee
I love to sing. It’s the easiest thing for me to do.
Chaka Khan
I was always the shy one around, I wouldn’t sing even in family gatherings.
Akhil Akkineni
Music was in the air when I was growing up. My siblings Katy, Dave and Phil were musical; my dad worked in inner-city New York where a musical revolution was taking place – folk music, rock n’ roll, gospel music. My sister taught me to sing. My brothers taught me to play.
Sam Barry
Love is the root of everything. Whatever you do you must do with love so I also sing with love and perform with love for the love of my audience.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
But from the time I was very little, it was something I would do all the time, just sing, dance and act. So it wasn’t something that was fake or contrived as I got older.
Jennifer Lopez
I knew I always wanted to sing.
David Ruffin
I am atheist in a very religious mould. I’m always asking myself the big questions. Where did we come from? Is there a meaning to all of this? When I find myself in church, I edit the hymns as I sing them.
Mark Haddon
I cannot sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, ‘Tis that I can’t remember how They go.
Charles Stuart Calverley
In the olden days, everybody sang. You were expected to sing as well as talk. It was a mark of the cultured man to sing.
Leonard Bernstein
I've found that in now having experienced what it's lik

I’ve found that in now having experienced what it’s like to make records and just through growing up in general that you should be expressive about what’s affecting you instead of trying to sing about a subject just for the sake of other people getting something from it.
Chantal Kreviazuk
Celebrate life in all its glory – challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance.
Maximillian Degenerez
If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.
Khalil Gibran
I sing around the house, in the shower.
Aaron Neville
Both my kids like Adele, and I gotta say, the girl can sing.
Bob Weir
You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Listen to what others tell you about your voice. If you’re only singing to please yourself, you might as well just sing under the shower. But if you’re singing for others, you are reliant on them to ask you to sing.
Andrea Bocelli
My dad used to sing in a quartet. He loved everything: adult contemporary, anything smooth. He’d listen to the quartets.
Keri Hilson
The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief ‘s face.
When I receive an award it gives me more encouragement, hope and drive to go forward with my voice to sing better and better.
Kumar Sanu
I still sing because I love the sound of applause, because it’s who I am, and because I still can.
Brenda Lee
‘Sing It Again Rod’ touches all the solo bases since Stewart’s departure from the Jeff Beck Band, wherein he cut his teeth on American audiences for $75 a week plus expenses, and wisely ignores his generally inferior work with the Faces.
Jon Landau
I balance with prayer and music. I sing every day.
Aaron Neville
I play in a band, I write songs, I sing, you know, perform on stage.
Adam Levine
I always had a standard of, back when I was doing the country music I always told people I would never record a song that I wouldn’t sit down and sing in front of my mom and dad.
Ricky Skaggs
I’m gonna sing, and I’m going to make me a lot of money.
Sam Cooke
Tiny Tim? Anyone could sing like that. It’s atrocious. It’s hideous, really.
Maurice Gibb
You are lucky that I can’t sing tonight because I might get carried away.
Julie Harris
I guess I’m rather self-destructive, and I like to give other people who are self-destructive a song to sing.
I just find it thrilling, especially when I totally lock in to the person that I am doing and I’m really flying… I suppose I am hiding myself when I sing as these other people.
Jane Horrocks
I always sang when I was little and my father, who was a great influence on me, also had a wonderful voice. He and my mother really encouraged me to sing and play the piano. They were always very supportive.
Judy Collins
The voice has been my joker card that sometimes has played like an ace and sometimes a joker. When you sing the way I sing, it’s impossible to get people to talk about anything else.
Chris Rea
I want to sing the praises of the U.S. Supreme Court police because they’re always fantastic. They always do a good job.
Shannon Bream
I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you’re in Nashville. It’s part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time.
Jim Varney
Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.
Sai Baba
I have heartaches, I have blues. No matter what you got, the blues is there. ‘Cause that’s all I know – the blues. And I can sing the blues so deep until you can have this room full of money and I can give you the blues.
John Lee Hooker
I cannot tell you how lucky I am: the songs that I sing, I like!
Johnny Mathis
I was homeless and I was in San Diego and I started singing in a local coffee shop and people started coming to hear me sing.
I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing ‘Funny Face’ when I couldn’t sing, and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn’t dance – and do all kinds of things I wasn’t prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.
Audrey Hepburn
Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.
Alberta Hunter
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
George Balanchine
I can't sing. Definitely no ambition in that area.

I can’t sing. Definitely no ambition in that area.
Corin Nemec
I never sing in the shower. It’s very dangerous.
Jimmy Fallon
The hits always wind up being the songs with big, high choruses. They’re the ones too high to sing every night – not that you’ll ever, ever hear me complain about having to try.
Chris Daughtry
I don’t always have to sing a song. There is something besides ‘The Man That Got Away’ or ‘Over the Rainbow’ or ‘The Trolley Song.’ There’s a woman. There are three children. There’s me! There’s a lot of life going here.
Judy Garland
I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sing about the beauty of the work I wasn’t doing.
Theodore Bikel
My grandmother would sing in the choir, while my dad – while he was in college – sang and recorded with a quartet. So yeah, it was definitely my dad’s Southern side that impacted on me musically.
Keri Hilson
I’d been playing Ted in the show for about a year as well as playing in the group in my spare time. Then, at the ‘Scrubs’ Christmas party, I offered to bring along the band to sing a song. The producers thought we were terrible – but perfect for the show.
Sam Lloyd
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
Henry Ward Beecher
My favorite song is Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ because my brother used to sing it to me as loud as he could. Annoying then, favorite memory now.
Shelley Hennig
I hate negative songs; I won’t sing them. It doesn’t matter if it’s sold 2 million more albums.
Ricky Skaggs
I really wish I could sing so I could front a band, because that would be a dream come true, totally. I want to sing. Can’t do it though.
Charisma Carpenter
With Del Shannon – and I’ve got to tell you this – there’s nobody probably on the face of the earth that I identified more with musically. We used to sit and sing George Jones and Hank Williams tunes.
Dion DiMucci
On stage, it’s very naked. There’s a reason you shake your knees. You’re very vulnerable, cos it’s just you, your body is the instrument. But I always had confidence in my voice, if I had the right song, the right words to sing.
Gregory Porter
I’ve been wanting to sing for a long time. I’ve been singing all my life, and I’ve tried different record companies, but it seemed like – it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, ‘I’m gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.’
Fantasia Barrino
Somebody did complain to me and tell me that my clothes were so loud they couldn’t hear me sing.
Cyndi Lauper
I want to sing simple things for the simple lives of simple people.
Julio Iglesias
You know, Lisa, for the longest time, did not sing.
Priscilla Presley
There are so many songs that I could not sing the way I wanted to. When such songs come on television or radio, I shut them off or leave the room.
Lata Mangeshkar
I grew up in a musical family; the majority of my growing up was done in Hawaii. It’s what we do. You sing, you dance, you play ukulele and you drink.
Dwayne Johnson
If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don’t try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now.
Richard Perle
The two records are very different. I guess, on the second record, that’s more where I was at. Its not that I’m more well-adjusted or anything, it’s just that what I wanted to sing about maybe was more the way I wanted to feel.
Jon Crosby
Most of the songs I sing, they have that blue feeling to it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don’t know what I’m sorry about.
Etta James
I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.
Anne Rice
They hear it come out, but they don’t know how it got there. They don’t understand that’s life’s way of talking. You don’t sing to feel better. You sing ’cause that’s a way of understanding life.
Ma Rainey
I was in a show choir. I can’t sing or dance to save my life, but I was very passionate. People said my parents paid the choir director to let me in. It was actually the parents who started that one!
Blake Lively
It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.
Malcolm Forbes
You sing fast and hope to get out.
Tiny Tim
For me, it’s more powerful to hear people sing about God than love in most circumstances because I’ve been hearing people sing about love for most of my life.
Jim James
My two younger brothers play football as well and they are obviously pretty talented and my two older brothers like to sing and I obviously can’t do that.
Israel Folau
To sing opera, one needs two things: the voice and the passion – and above all, the passion.
Andrea Bocelli
Anytime I sing the anthem, it is an honor and my heart beats out of my chest.
Luke Bryan
When I sing, it's just... comfort is a stupid word, but

When I sing, it’s just… comfort is a stupid word, but it is.
Sarah McLachlan
I’ve been singing one kind of genre for a long time but have always tried to push to new auras about picking new songs or the same kind of genre but trying to sing it differently, treating it differently.
Arijit Singh
I have always been an extrovert. When I was younger, I would go outside and sing to the flowers and pretend they were the orchestra. As one of my parents’ friends said, I was an odd boy.
Joe Lycett
Believe me when I say this: you can’t please everyone in concert, even though I still want to. Someone always wants you to sing a song that isn’t necessarily on your set list.
Gladys Knight
I don’t even sing in front of really close friends. It’s embarrassing. I don’t really sing when I’m alone, either. I just hum enjoyably.
Kim Woo-bin
I’ve got the luxury to tailor make the songs so I can sing them.
Glenn Tipton
Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
R. Buckminster Fuller
How can you sing of amazing grace and all God’s wonders without using your hands?
Mahalia Jackson
I like what it is to sing, or to be with the others singing, to make music, but the fuss and all the things that are the exterior part of a career, has never interested me.
Victoria de los Angeles
I grew up going to a real small missionary baptist church. We would sing a lot of the old standards… the hymns and everything. Those songs are still my favorite and are pretty timeless.
Josh Turner
In the past, when I’d recorded during a break in a tour, it was so easy to sing, because I felt strong. Also, like so many new mothers, I wasn’t getting a lot of sleep, and sleeping is such a huge part of being able to sing.
Amy Grant
My singing wasn’t horrible, but my dancing really made it look silly. It’s not like I’m a horrible singer that can’t sing. But I don’t have the consistency or the presentation skills that a good performer has.
William Hung
We can’t forget what happened on May 4th, 1970, when four students gave up their lives because they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest. They gave up their lives. And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary was very emotional for us.
Graham Nash
My high-school a cappella teacher would embarrass me in front of the choir. ‘Mavis, you’re in the basement. Mavis, you’re singing with the boys.’ I said, ‘Mr. Finch, my voice isn’t soprano. I can’t sing up there with the girls.’ So I just got out of the choir.
Mavis Staples
You were able to sing something they related to instantly, because it was part of what you felt. It was part of what you had already traveled through. It’s part of the people you were associating with daily. It was all of that.
Ben E. King
Getting up and having the courage to share with people, all people, and even just being asked to sing, first of all, that’s all part of how I express my identity.
Jessica Mauboy
I wouldn’t even dare to sing like Ed Sheeran.
Richard C. Armitage
I’m always amazed by the people who work on stage who sing night after night, day after day, week in week out.
Dolly Parton
I go in and sing the song and arrange it and mix it and that’s it. It’s no different than playing in clubs.
Neil Young
I pestered the hell out of everybody I ran into until I could play the guitar well enough to write and sing with it.
Don Johnson
In Japan, people don’t really sing about sexual content.
Utada Hikaru
I sit down and create atmospheres, start playing guitar or piano and just sing whatever comes out of my mouth.
Martin Gore
The music we do is for people to enjoy, dance and sing to it. Dreamers – keep on dreaming and keep working hard to achieve your goals. There are many difficulties, but what matters is to stay focused and have perseverance.
Bad Bunny
There’s plenty of people who can sing OK that make terrific records, and I love them from afar. But when I make a record, I need great voices. That’s always my mandate.
David Foster
Let me put it this way: I can sing a hell of an ‘Old Man River,’ way down in the bass.
Julie Andrews
When I sing, it’s different from when I speak in a very interesting way. I think that, when you’re singing, a message is carried in a different way. I don’t know if that emotion needs a melody.
Auli’i Cravalho
Any subject is good for opera if the composer feels it so intently he must sing it out.
Gian Carlo Menotti
I was always kind of shy. They wanted me to stand in the middle of the stage to sing ‘Take It to the Limit,’ but I liked to be out of the spotlight.
Randy Meisner
I work on my voice through what I have to sing.
Bryn Terfel
I really love something that’s strong vocally and a little more difficult to sing because it’s fun.
Chris Young
When you sing a song the way I sing it, you have to use your whole body. It’s almost like working out.
Robert Goulet
I like to sing very much.

I like to sing very much.
Della Reese
I really want to sing, but my tone of voice is really too deep to do what I want.
Tyler, The Creator
One night last summer, all the killers in my head assembled on a stage in Massachusetts to sing show tunes.
Sarah Vowell
And he was going to give me a song, because I’m a singer and I wanted to sing in everything.
Sally Kellerman
I was in the playground, like, ‘Let’s imitate the Spice Girls and form a girl group!’ I would go home and sing into my hairbrush and act like Britney Spears. I was no Mozart.
Charli XCX
I just want to sing, I want to work on my music, I want to make my movies, that’s all I want to do.
Marc Anthony
When entertainment was begun, during the Depression, it was supposed to take people’s minds off reality. People could sing, dance, act or do anything. It was the type of entertainment that was available.
Tina Yothers
We’re often overseas, and many people sing along with our songs in Korean and tell us proudly that they studied Korean. It makes me proud.
At only 20 years old I got married. I was still a kid myself, but in those times, if you got someone pregnant, you had no choice but to get married. So I left school and the only thing I could do was sing.
David Soul
As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
Paul Robeson
I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano.
Fiona Apple
I’m definitely not going to go and sing a song that condones certain things.
Josh Turner
I’m sure any vocal teacher that listens to me would rather cut my throat than do anything – I do everything all wrong – but I think for me that’s the best – because I don’t think I have a voice so I think what I project would be style – if I learned to sing I’d lose my style.
Julie London
I want to only sing songs that I have lived with; that can’t happen with six tracks at the same time.
Jubin Nautiyal
I would say I was, I guess, a toddler when I actually found my passion because, when I was little, I used to mimic all these movies and sing all this music that you wouldn’t think a toddler would know. I would think my passion just started there, and it just grew with me.
Marsai Martin
We sing a little song before we eat, a little blessing before we eat, and it’s really – we’re thanking the Lord and the Earth for the food that we eat, and it really brings you together in a profound kind of way.
Phil Lesh
Well, before we met I had heard and seen him sing so I knew he was good.
John Oates
It Might As Well Be Spring… I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons. Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way.
Bernadette Peters
In my songs there are no bad words, so kids can sing them, and girls can identify with singing with them, too, because it’s not like a man singing reggaeton.
Karol G
Secretly, I’m in awe of Broadway performers. I would love to perform at that level. I love the exchange with the audience. I love being able to sing and dance to express your emotions and the community and friendships that are formed when working on a theater piece.
Brianna Brown
The Beatles are great for everybody – they write the songs that made the whole world sing.
There are a lot of singers who cannot sing to save their lives. We have to accept it, but thank God there is such a thing as live shows. It’s only when people are faced with live shows that the world gets to know how good or how bad they are.
Sonu Nigam
I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you’re behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don’t really perform because you can’t. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.
Stevie Nicks
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
A lot of Irish people perform. They perform in drawing rooms. They sing songs and they play piano.
Fiona Shaw
I love ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, and ‘If I Loved You’. And as I sing them more and more, I find new favorites.
Bernadette Peters
I sing in a higher register, and you haven’t heard that on the radio in years.
Gary Cherone
Singing provides a true sense of lightheartedness. If I sing when I am alone, I feel wonderful. It’s freedom.
Andrea Bocelli
The court jester had the right to say the most outrageous things to the king. Everything was permitted during carnival, even the songs that the Roman legionnaires would sing, calling Julius Caesar ‘queen,’ alluding, in a very transparent way, to his real, or presumed, homosexual escapades.
Umberto Eco
Everybody who sings with me has to sing ranchero. Roberto Carlos had to sing ranchero, Vikki Carr had to record ranchero. Celia Cruz came in with a mariachi.
Vicente Fernandez
Of course, growing up, you listen to your favorite people on the radio and you want to have an album of your own and you want to have number one songs that people know and can sing back to you when you have shows.
Gabby Barrett
I think foreign countries really do like it when Americ

I think foreign countries really do like it when American artists sing in their language. And when you go over there and say, ‘Hi, how are you?’ in their language, they love it. It makes them feel like you’re doing it just for them. We in America take so much for granted.
Natalie Cole
You’ve got to sing like you don’t need the money.
Glenda Jackson
If my tongue were trained to measures, I would sing a stirring song.
Paul Tillich
I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people.
Shawn Colvin
I sing songs that I have lived or I write them because I have lived them. I think the believability factor is key.
Kelly Clarkson
No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music and blacks another – I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.
Charley Pride
I love to get people to sing and play together.
Jules Shear
He asked my girlfriend if we could come over and sing some of the songs that we had written, which we did. After he heard the songs, he said that he knew someone in the record business by the name of Bob Shad.
Phil Harris
Until now, I was insecure and I believed what the people around me said in regarding what I should sing.
Namie Amuro
I think the world is ready for some rock ‘n’ roll. Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it.
Vince Neil
I thought I sang – it’s OK – it’s so hard to sing! Singing – I had no idea. I’d get fatigued at the end of a phrase – the amount of respect I have for singers!
Bradley Cooper
Def Leppard is a rock band that can sing.
Vivian Campbell
When I sing, I feel like when you’re first in love. It’s more than sex. It’s that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it’s gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.
Janis Joplin
My mum and dad used to make me stand up at dinner parties and sing to their friends.
Sam Smith
I want to be around for a long time. I want this to be a career. I want to sing like Tony Bennett. I want to be an old man and I want to go through all the ups and downs and I wanna still love what I do.
Michael Buble
I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it. I love my audiences. I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts, make records, and do what I love. Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice!
Judy Collins
It’s really hard for me to sing and play bass. Unless you’re singing something that’s kind of in rhythm with the bass, the melodies, it’s just difficult.
Kim Gordon
Someone was always trying to put down my individuality and personality, making me sing Mozart arias that were nothing to do with me.
Kristine Opolais
To have a man play guitar and sing to you is cool.
Chris Harrison
If a thing isn’t worth saying, you sing it.
Pierre Beaumarchais
I want mainstream artists to accept Latino artists as equals without us having to sing in English.
J Balvin
The one thing I’ve learned in the last ten years is that successful artists don’t get paid to write and sing songs, they get paid for the psychological roller coaster they’re going to have to ride. That’s the hard work.
Enrique Iglesias
It could be fun to sing with Prince or Michael Jackson. Justin Timberlake has an amazing new sound now.
Taryn Manning
One day I had an instinct to put on a kaftan and go out and sing. People liked it out of the blue. An artist should be instinctive.
Demis Roussos
I’d sing with Roberta Flack in a taxi if you called up and said she’d be in it.
Peabo Bryson
I never, never thought one day I will sing at La Scala or I will get the Grammy. I’m lucky. I work a lot with a teacher, with my coach.
Ildar Abdrazakov
Sing me a new song; the world is transfigured; all the Heavens are rejoicing.
Friedrich Nietzsche
People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing. I keep a sense of humor about it.
Lorna Luft
I’m a musician at heart, I know I’m not really a singer. I couldn’t compete with real singers. But I sing because the public buys it.
Nat King Cole
Hearing a whole entire room sing back to me, ‘I guess it’s true I’m not good at a one-night stand,’ you know, I just can’t explain the feeling. It’s unreal. You feel like you’ve just read your diary to thousands of people and they’ve gone, ‘It’s okay. We still love you.’
Sam Smith
Brenda did some little vocal arrangements for us and she got to sing as well. So, we’re happy to be able to work together and that’s another reason why we look forward to doing more of these.
Rick Derringer
How many women does one need to sing the scale of love

How many women does one need to sing the scale of love all the way up and down?
Georg Buchner
So many singers want to act, and so many actors try to sing.
Crystal Gayle
Flamenco is the most honest and visceral music. You have to be sincere when you sing it. If you’re not, it doesn’t work.
Truly to sing, that is a different breath.
Rainer Maria Rilke
I suppose I was waiting until I was old enough to have some sort of experience to sing about. When you’re young, it’s hard to sing the blues. Nobody believes you.
Nick Lowe
I sing the songs that people need to hear.
Etta James
People like my voice and say I can sing, but I don’t like microphones in front of my face: it distracts me.
Bernie Worrell
Everyone in this house and the houses next door knows when I’m in the sauna because I start singing, and I sing the blues when I’m in a really good mood. I have a really loud voice, you know.
Flip Wilson
Johnny Guitar… just one of my favorite singers of all time. I met him when we were both on the road with Johnny Otis in the ’50s when I was a teenager. We traveled the country in a car together. I would hear him sing every night.
Etta James
I know I’m not Freddie Mercury or Ann Wilson, and that’s okay. You don’t have to be a great singer to sing rock and roll. That’s not what it’s about.
Taylor Hawkins
When I come out and sing the first few bars of Bill Bailey, it’s very exciting.
Bobby Darin
I’ve never taken drugs. My drug, I suppose, is drink. I never drink before I sing, but I do make up for it when I come off!
Bonnie Tyler
When you’re singing, you’re using extra muscles, and it requires a lot of exercise and breathing. You can’t do that if you’re a sissy. If I have any fitness advice for people, I’d tell them to sing more. It’s good therapy, too.
Willie Nelson
I just get onstage and sing. I don’t think about how I’m going to do it – it’s too complicated.
Sarah Vaughan
I keep coming back because I have no place else to go. What else would I do? I love to sing.
My drummer, bass player, and guitar player sing backgrounds. They play and sing. I can sing all the harmonies, but I can’t do it alone.
Aaron Neville
Since I started composing I have always worked with series of tempos, even superimposed the music of different groups of musicians, of singers, instrumentalists who play and sing in different tempos simultaneously and then meet every now and then in the same tempo.
Karlheinz Stockhausen
In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.
William Butler Yeats
I think Stevie Wonder could sing the phone book and manage to make me cry.
Brad Delp
I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.
I lost my voice for the first time. I was so bummed out, but it happens to every singer at some point in their career. I don’t think most people understand, but I sing every night and sometimes we do five shows in a row, which is really bad for your voice.
Avril Lavigne
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Robert Fulghum
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
Pablo Picasso
I believe I can sing anything.
Miriam Makeba
I would give anything if it went back to analog age. I mean, music was so real, and you had to sing everything on a record; you had to play everything on a record. There was no cut-and-paste – you couldn’t get the chorus right one time and then paste it every other time; you really had to be good at what you did.
Vinnie Paul
I have a younger brother and sister who actually play in my band, and we were always into Disney music, big time. The first time I heard myself sing was when I recorded myself singing a Disney song. I remember it because it was awful, and I didn’t expect to hear that. I think it was ‘A Whole New World’ from ‘Aladdin.’
Laura Mvula
But I did that, and I created another blues scene, another something I can sing about.
Luther Allison
I would like to sing for the Pope. And the Queen, and at Simon Cowell’s wedding.
Jackie Evancho
I have a really hard time writing my own lyrics for this record, because one, I had to write so many and also I was kind of perplexed by the idea of how I was going to sing and play… because at that time, we hadn’t really thought about asking someone else.
Kim Gordon
My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven’t. I am grateful to them for that.
George Michael
Koreans love to dance; they love to sing. If you actual

Koreans love to dance; they love to sing. If you actually know Koreans, you see how absurd the stereotype of the ‘Asian robot’ is. They love to laugh – they’re very affectionate. Maybe because of their history of oppression, when they feel you are part of their tribe, they are intensely loyal. I love that about Koreans!
Min Jin Lee
I just want to say, good night, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
Harry Dean Stanton
When I was four or five, my father had a general store in Winchester and I don’t think the farmers could ever leave on Saturday afternoon until I had been placed up on the counter to sing.
Dinah Shore
I really respected women that could sing their tails off and entertain really well, so I wanted to get that across before I brought any of my own music into it.
Gabby Barrett
I sing my sorrow, and I paint my joy.
Joni Mitchell
I just consider myself an artist. I don’t really rap. I don’t really sing. I just do what I feel is good, and people like it.
Fetty Wap
Sometimes, if you begin to sing in a halfhearted mood, you can sing yourself up the ladder. Singing will often make the heart rise.
Charles Spurgeon
Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It’s the image, not what you sing.
Rod Stewart
I’ve done a lot of acting. I’m not saying I’m the greatest, but I’d love to act, I’d love to sing.
Jessica Hahn
I would always change my Barbies. I’d cut their hair, paint on tattoos, and create new clothes for them. I would invent elaborate stories: fights, dramas, successes. I would try out my ideas on them. And sometimes they would sing!
You’ve got to find ways to breathe while you’re dancing so that when it comes time for you to stop and sing again, you have it.
Kristin Chenoweth
I don’t want to see people decorating a house or digging a garden. As for guys like Jonathan Ross, he got an award there last Christmas. What for? He doesn’t sing, dance or tell jokes, does he?
Ian St. John
The fact is, when you date an artist, you have to know that they’re going to sing about you.
Tove Lo
‘Hallelujah’ is going to be a standard that our grandkids, our great-great grandkids will learn to sing in church. It’s one of those really, really special songs.
Brandi Carlile
I know the world is filled with troubles and many injustices. But reality is as beautiful as it is ugly. I think it is just as important to sing about beautiful mornings as it is to talk about slums. I just couldn’t write anything without hope in it.
Oscar Hammerstein II
If I can’t sing them myself, there’s nothing better than writing songs for other people and watching them be performed. It’s kind of more thrilling than doing it yourself.
Kathleen Hanna
Now one thing I think is really lame, is if you’re an artist and you go to a karaoke bar and sing your own song. I like to get up there and sing stuff that I would never sing on stage anywhere else. Like Neil Diamond.
Jason Aldean
I’d never been around a capella or really knew much about it. I feel like I know a lot about music, but what I didn’t anticipate is that when every actor has to sing a different part and then do all their choreography on the same beat or on the same word, it’s really hard.
Jason Moore
A good song gathers the years in. It’s why you can sing it with such conviction 40 years after it’s been written.
Bruce Springsteen
I feel like I need to sing again.
Peter Yarrow
When I sing for myself, I probably sing for anyone who has any kind of hurt, any kind of bad feelings, good feelings, ups and downs, highs and lows, that kind of thing.
Etta James
I remember hanging out at Starbucks. There were these older guys who would sit around and play Crosby, Stills & Nash songs. I was just so in love with music. I would just go hang out with them, and I would try to sing and harmonize with them. I didn’t even know the songs.
Leon Bridges
I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing.
Lauren Bacall
I really wished I’d learned Spanish. I took it all in high school and was planning on trying to be fluent in it. I would get Selena tracks and sing with them and stuff like that.
Kirstin Maldonado
I would try to sing and act, and I was a terrible actress, but I love attention obviously.
Trisha Paytas
I sing in many different colors and, hopefully, they add up to a great performance that, after you leave the theater, makes you feel like I’ve really shared something of myself.
Idina Menzel
I used to sing at funeral homes for families that didn’t have a vocalist. I didn’t get paid. I needed to sing.
Anita Baker
I make sure I sing a cappella to let people know I can sing.
If I get a song – a good song – I just sing it the way I hear it in my head. If anybody else wanted to add whistles and bells and chains rattling, that’s fine. Just not too much. I actually just do things as straight ahead as possible.
Glen Campbell
I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
William James
Which is why, in my lieder concerts, I always strove, when possible, to sing only the works of a single composer, so that the audience could be gradually drawn into a particular creative genius’ way of thinking, and could follow him.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
I love to sing. I'm a soprano.

I love to sing. I’m a soprano.
Sara Paretsky
I’m just excited I get to sing all the time. There’s nothing but open ears of people wanting to listen.
Delta Goodrem
And my singing, I don’t think I could sing Wagner or opera, but I could probably carry a tune. I was in a musical once, but it was never performed.
Wallace Shawn
With Scarlett Johansson, I always thought she was pretty, but then when I heard her sing, there was just something about her voice that made her really, really attractive to me. And I think she would be fun to hang out with.
Cameron Monaghan
You can’t sing about love unless you know about it.
Billy Eckstine
My mom and grandmother were actresses, and I knew I was going to do this since I was super young. I would put on shows at my grandparents’ house and sing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ in the living room. I was in drama club and chorus, and I knew every word to ‘Grease.’
Zoe Kravitz
I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling, but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday, that’s cool. Let’s look at who Billie was: she was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.
Erykah Badu
Dare, dream, dance, smile, and sing loudly! And have faith that love is an unstoppable force!
Suzanne Brockmann
There are early videos of me at three years old with a tiny guitar trying to sing ‘Friends in Low Places’ by Garth Brooks.
Jesse Plemons
I’m the interpreter. I’m the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that’s what I want to do.
I used to sing songs and write with my uncle, Bill Owens.
Dolly Parton
That’s pretty much why I went into show business because I wanted to have a guitar and sing unaccompanied, that was like my fantasy of the perfect life.
Victoria Jackson
To sing with Led Zeppelin has allowed me to offer the best places I could afford to my family and friends!
Paolo Nutini
Did you know you’re supposed to soap and scrub for as long as it takes to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice?
Faith Salie
Go, forget me – why should sorrow, O’er that brow a shadow fling? Go, forget me – and tomorrow, brightly smile and sweetly sing. Smile – though I shall not be near thee; Sing – though I shall never hear thee.
Charles Wolfe
I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy. When I was probably 4 years old. My mother played a guitar and I would sit with her and she would sing and I learned to sing along with her.
Johnny Cash
What a joy it is to dance and sing!
Angela Carter
My dad is a big Outlaw country guy – Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, Waylon, Willie. He loves Elvis and turned me onto Elvis. He was always playing me stuff. He and I would sing and entertain the family. We’d have a little skit on Thanksgiving or whatever.
Frankie Ballard
I just couldn’t get anyone to sing my songs, so I had to sing my own tunes.
Paul Anka
I play guitar and sing when I’m not busy with school and acting.
Kaitlyn Dever
If anyone will listen I will continue to sing.
The thrill of hearing your own voice recorded is still there, I still love it, going into the studio and thinking how can I sing this song and between the producers and the musicians you find a way of doing it.
Cliff Richard
When I sing, I don’t want them to see that my face is black. I don’t want them to see that my face is white. I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.
Marian Anderson
Before every performance, you need at least half an hour to focus on what you are about to do: the walk-on and walk-off, the lyrics, how you are going to sing it – like, the original or bring your own personal flavour to it – how are you going to make it the best.
Jessica Mauboy
Ricky Washington is from a Baptist church in Miami, Florida, and he can pretty much sing anything. We just started working it up at soundcheck, and holy smokes, it’s just great! The audience gets to singing. So there’s that stuff to do – find some old obscure R&B stuff – because we can do it justice.
Joe Walsh
I’ve always had fun with music, but I prefer to listen to it rather than sing.
Sterling Knight
People saw me as just a singer – yeah, a pretty face who could sing – and not more than that.
Aaron Tveit
I didn’t want to do anything my mother wanted me to do so surely I wasn’t going to sing for her.
Linda Lavin
If you want me to sing this Christmas song with the feeling and the meaning, you better see if you can locate that check.
Mahalia Jackson
I’m not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God.
Christina Aguilera
I have a simple life. I mean, you just give me a drum roll, they announce my name, and I come out and sing. In my job I have a contract that says I’m a singer. So I sing.
Tony Bennett
You have singers that are trained, and then you have na

You have singers that are trained, and then you have natural singers: people that, in my opinion, were just born to sing. And hopefully, I am one of them.
Aretha Franklin
When I sing, I pick out people in the audience and pinpoint on them. So if you feel that I am singing just for you, you may be right!
Glenn Hughes
The thing I thought about doing it was it’s Comic Relief and you’ve got to be funny. So although I did try to sing properly it obviously has hilarious results when you can’t sing.
Jo Brand
I want to get better and take more risks. I need to sing with other people. I need to access parts of me that aren’t being accessed in the Cocteau Twins.
Elizabeth Fraser
Anybody can have a birthday. It requires nothing. Murderers have birthdays. It’s the opposite of anything that I believe in. And I don’t like at work where you stop everything to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to someone. I feel like that’s for children.
Mindy Kaling
I want to sing like Aretha Franklin. Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
Lena Horne
You write in songs what you’re too scared to write in real life, and then you sing the songs to loads of people instead of telling it to the person you should be telling it to… Songs are a great way of dealing with those issues but kind of a coward’s way as well.
Winston Marshall
All of my puppets have their own personalities, their own background, and they enjoy what they do. How they say things, sing things, how they talk. I kind of created them out of my own personality. They are all me.
Darci Lynne Farmer
Live well. Sing out, sing loud, and sing often. And God bless the child that’s got a song.
Nanci Griffith
If I can’t get a mental image from the song, I won’t sing it.
Namie Amuro
I’ve written many extra verses to songs that I learned to sing – an extra verse about a friend, or just add some verse – and that led to writing my own songs.
Jackson Browne
The minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille.
B. B. King
I sing like a lark.
Layne Staley
All I want to do is sing on other people’s records.
Neko Case
If you sing honestly and sincerely to kids, they will respond with all their hearts.
Susannah McCorkle
So don’t think in reality I am a singer, I think I am a human being that has sung always all her life, and has learned a little to sing, and has found herself in the middle of a career.
Victoria de los Angeles
I was asked to sing with Mavis Staples on a gospel compilation called ‘Oh Happy Day.’ And, you know, other than being totally intimidated at the prospect of singing with Mavis, I was honored. I don’t really have much of a background in gospel music.
Patty Griffin
All those people who go to NASCAR and sing country & western songs and live in Tennessee, they totally ignore me, they don’t come to my shows, I just don’t exist for them and they don’t exist for me.
Al Stewart
Even though there’s no forum for me on the radio for the kind of music I sing anymore, I am still excited about having a career where I can sing the best music in the world, and people will come and hear me because of the hit records I’ve had in the past.
Johnny Mathis
The true treasure lies within. It is the underlying theme of the songs we sing, the shows we watch and the books we read. It is woven into the Psalms of the Bible, the ballads of the Beatles and practically every Bollywood film ever made. What is that treasure? Love. Love is the nature of the Divine.
Radhanath Swami
I have learned to smile when I wasn’t happy, to sing when I didn’t feel like it, and to do things just to please my fans.
Tionne Watkins
I don’t really sing… I just hear notes so I know what it’s supposed to sound like, if that makes sense. You ever hear someone try to teach a choir how to sing, but they can’t sing? That’s me.
Roddy Ricch
The thing is, my life is a country song. I don’t need to be manufactured, and I don’t need anyone to tell me what to say or what to sing.
Kellie Pickler
I still sing every day – in the shower or on the set all day. I’m sure everyone will tell you that I never shut up. But it’s not in the capacity that I would like to.
Aaron Tveit
First of all, I love singing. I mean, I get out of bed and I sing. I can’t help it.
Tom Jones
I just wanted to be a performer. I was ambitious. I couldn’t sing and I couldn’t act. I could dance a little. So what was there left for me to do? Television presenter. That was it.
Zoe Ball
I can’t say, ‘Damn, I want to sing like Beyonce.’ All I can do is sing like Fivio Foreign and pray to God that’s good enough.
Fivio Foreign
I remember him watching me through the crack of a door singing with a hairbrush. I was in front of his mirror. I think he wanted me to sing. He would get me on the table and make me sing sometimes or play the piano. He was very encouraging on that front.
Lisa Marie Presley
It’s a song that we sing after we win a Test match. We sing it after every one-day series win. It’s been passed down through the generations. It’s the culture of the Australian team.
Ricky Ponting
And it was then that I realized wow, I’m able to write lyrics and sing and stuff like that.
Utada Hikaru
Psychodrama’ is a form of therapy and it is just expressing how you feel in whatever way is the most creative to you. Some people act it out, some people sing it out, people find their own different ways.
Santan Dave
I play Rock Band, which is Guitar Hero times ten. You c

I play Rock Band, which is Guitar Hero times ten. You can play with four people, so when you have parties, you have a real band. Nobody ever wants to sing, so I’m always the one throwing down on the mic.
Elizabeth Banks
From a young age, I was encouraged to sing, dance and learn folk and popular songs in Spanish.
Ailyn Perez
I always sang standards because the songs I wrote for myself weren’t as easy to sing.
Carly Simon
The reason that you dance and sing is to make the audience feel like they’re dancing and singing. As long as you’re having fun with it and giving it 100 percent, they’re gonna feel that.
Heath Ledger
I wish I could sing. I love singers, but I am way too shy. Scares the hell out of me.
Kevin Eubanks
Honestly, I would love to sing too but I don’t have the courage to sing on a professional level.
Rashami Desai
Why is it that the hot chicks never can sing?
Tommy Lee
I want to sing for the broadest possible audience.
Mel Torme
Music was around in my family in two ways. My mother would occasionally sing to me, but I was mostly stimulated by the classical music my father had left behind. I had an ear for music, I suppose, so that’s what began my interest in music.
Tom Glazer
There were no artists in Ossining, which was the home of Sing Sing prison. Most of the parents of the guys I knew were guards there.
Peter Falk
You got to have smelt a lot of mule manure before you can sing like a hillbilly.
Hank Williams
In 2003, I wrote a New York Times best-seller called ‘Shut Up & Sing,’ in which I criticized celebrities like the Dixie Chicks & Barbra Streisand who were trashing then-President George W. Bush. I have used a variation of that title for more than 15 years to respond to performers who sound off on politics.
Laura Ingraham
It’s through sheer will that I can sing.
Harvey Fierstein
I’m not just a voice who wants to sing on anything. I co-produce, I want to select who comes in and plays on what songs, who to duet with and all of it.
Tyrese Gibson
I close my eyes when I sing so I can feel the song better.
Mahalia Jackson
On that show, I did country and some rock, too, whatever record I had out at the time, I’d sing that.
Wanda Jackson
My favorite songs to sing have always been songs about regret. I don’t know why that is, but to me, that’s country music.
Blake Shelton
Sing the song or keep it inside.
Scott Weiland
I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life.
Pete Seeger
I always wanted to know, and I always used to daydream, about what it would be like to stand on a really big stage and sing songs for a lot of people, songs that I had written… Daydreaming was kind of my No. 1 thing when I was little, because I didn’t have much of a social life going on.
Taylor Swift
Musical auditions are always the worst because you have to sing and act, and that’s so stressful.
Jonathan Groff
Something about Mariah Carey’s songs really had me wanting to sing high like her.
Ari Lennox
In earlier times, so many people sang much more. You know as a kid you’d go to some kind of religious training and or summer camp or whatever it was and you’d learn to sing a lot of songs.
Michael Tilson Thomas
I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing.
Dan Hicks
I never wanted to sing. I just wanted to play rhythm guitar – hide in the back and just play.
Kurt Cobain
When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll.
Art Garfunkel
Traditionally, songwriters can’t sing. And that holds true in my case, also.
John Phillips
To draw you must close your eyes and sing.
Pablo Picasso
If you heard me sing, you would just plug your ears and run, screaming, the other way. I promise.
Sarah Paulson
Songs I do have to strike an emotional chord the first time I sing them.
Keith Whitley
I love to sing and I do think that my strength as a singer is… I think I have a voice that is certainly sufficient under most any circumstances… but I think my strength is that I really am an actor and I really do have to own what I am saying.
Gregory Harrison
I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I w

I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them.
John Entwistle
It doesn’t matter if you have a desperate heart when you have to sing about joy; it doesn’t matter if you’re scared to death when the lights go on.
Mireille Mathieu
We can even sing off key, but if it’s produced properly it can be a hit.
Grandmaster Flash
The pop-star thing bores me because it’s somebody programming someone else. Stand over here, sing that, no, sing it like this, talk like that, when they ask you this, don’t say that, say this, hold that, drive this, stay here, live there – you’re not even a human being. You’re a puppet.
Randy Jackson
I went from somebody who didn’t sing to somebody who didn’t speak.
Gerard Butler
For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic.
James Broughton
I’ve always wanted to sing, just as I’ve always known that one day I would have my own niche in the annals of song. It was a feeling I had.
Edith Piaf
I am not greedy, so I would gladly give a song to someone else to sing if it makes more sense.
Christina Milian
Of course, there are those critics – New York critics as a rule – who say, ‘Well, Maya Angelou has a new book out and of course it’s good but then she’s a natural writer.’ Those are the ones I want to grab by the throat and wrestle to the floor because it takes me forever to get it to sing. I work at the language.
Maya Angelou
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
Hilaire Belloc
Bing Crosby sings like all people think they sing in the shower.
Dinah Shore
We were playing a small club in San Diego and the power had gone out in the building. Eddie had a lighter and kept us lit backstage. We became very good friends and spent a lot of time together including hearing Eddie sing in some of the bands he was in at the time.
Jack Irons
There is a gap between the heart and brain – that is where the soundbox lies. Some sing from their heart; others use their brain.
Asha Bhosle
I didn’t have to express myself to anybody; I would just sing. And most of the times, when I initially used to sing, I used to get scared of my own voice.
Atif Aslam
Actors fall into this trap if they missed being loved for who they really were and not for what they could do – sing, dance, joke about – then they take that as love.
Gene Wilder
I started rejecting the proper way to sing and I started singing.
Adam Lambert
I know I’m not going to sing like Aretha Franklin or Elvis Presley or any of those people.
George Thorogood
I want to be able to sing well, but I have the worst voice in the world.
Kate Upton
I’ve always known that I was born to sing, ever since I was a child.
Andrea Bocelli
It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.
Stevie Nicks
In the old days, people shared music; they didn’t care who made it. A song would be owned by a village, and anyone could sing it, change the words, whatever. That is how humans treated music until the late 19th century. Now, with the Internet, we are going back to having tribal attitudes towards music.
Ryuichi Sakamoto
When people give me the choice to either sing or dance, I’d rather dance than sing.
Kim Woo-bin
But I knew if I ran I’d never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment.
Aaron Neville
I don’t have to sit around and wait for the next movie to come along, I can go out and sing.
Diana Ross
If you’re gonna sing, sing loud.
Travis Tritt
I wasn’t actually trained by my mother, she said she never taught me but she was a great singer herself and I can’t remember when I didn’t listen to her sing and imitate her.
Joan Sutherland
I just sing what I feel in my heart. I ain’t trying to prove nothing, and I don’t think I ever did.
Aaron Neville
I came out of the womb born to sing and dance. I have to follow my heart.
Jennifer Ellison
There are a lot of people who can do it on the guitar and sing at the same time, but I think what is harder is bass players that can play the bass and sing.
Graham Coxon
As a little kid I had a girlfriend, and her boyfriend used to beat me up, so then I used to sing these songs, and that’s what it’s all about. Country music is all about your heart and your people and things like that.
Dick Dale
Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top.
William Butler Yeats
I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point becau

I can sing very comfortably from my vantage point because a lot of the music was about a loss of innocence, there’s innocence contained in you but there’s also innocence in the process of being lost.
Bruce Springsteen
I started singing about three years ago, I entered a local singing competition called Stratford Idol. The other people in the competition had been taking singing lessons and had vocal coaches. I wasn’t taking it too seriously at the time, I would just sing around the house. I was only 12 and I got second place.
Justin Bieber
French is, in many ways, more difficult for an English-speaking person to sing. It is so full of complex and trying vowels. It requires the utmost subtlety.
Alma Gluck
After we covered Queen’s ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ Brian May and Roger Taylor sent us a bottle of champagne and asked us if we’d sing it on stage during the ‘We Will Rock You’ musical on what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 60th birthday.
Tom Fletcher
It’s really hard for me to sing and play bass.
Kim Gordon
As an adolescent, I was painfully shy, withdrawn. I didn’t really have the nerve to sing my songs on stage, and nobody else was doing them. I decided to do them in disguise so that I didn’t have to actually go through the humiliation of going on stage and being myself.
David Bowie
I used to sing in the church choir. People would say it was unusual for such a small girl to have such a big voice. They would say, ‘She sounds like she’s grown.’
Jennifer Hudson
I just sing. I sing whatever I can.
Sarah Vaughan
I think that if my voice for some reason changes – because your voice does change – then it’s time for me not to sing.
Diana Ross
For some reason I’ve been labeled that and it’s fine, but there are a lot of other artists that sing real traditional stuff, so I don’t know why they picked me. That’s what I’ve always done.
Alan Jackson
We no longer sing and dance. We don’t know how to. Instead, we watch other people sing and dance on the television screen. Christmas, which was once a festival of active enjoyment, has turned into a binge of purely passive pleasures.
Tom Hodgkinson
We are all in Christ’s energy. We are all in the divine plan. We are all on the sacred journey, if you want to put it into some very spiritual words. And I like to sing about it, so that’s what I do.
Jon Anderson
I like horseback riding. I like to hike. I play guitar and sing.
Sissy Spacek
When I sing I don’t feel like it’s me. I feel I am fabulous, like I’m 10 feet tall. I am the greatest. I am the strongest. I am Samson. I’m whoever I want to be.
Cyndi Lauper
I grew up in Harlem, and the kids used to tease me. You know that song ‘Bingo’? Well, they used to sing, ‘V-i-n-g-o, and Vingo was his name-o.’
Ving Rhames
I’m tired of being around men all the time. I’m going to start a band called Skirt with three girls and I’ll play the guitar and sing backing vocals in drag. I went window shopping when I was in New York, saw a lot of amazing dresses.
Brian Molko
German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland. But it’s not difficult to sing in German; it’s difficult to feel in German. This takes time. It’s a culture.
Cecilia Bartoli
When I write songs, when I sing songs, I don’t have anybody in mind. I’m just trying to express what I think people are feeling.
El DeBarge
Own every note I sing and sell it. Make a connection to the audience. That’s what it comes down to, you know?
Will Champlin
I’ve always loved to sing.
Suzy Bogguss
When you sing and people want that you sing, then you can hope to be great.
Andrea Bocelli
In college, I faced an interesting problem. I wanted to play music all the time and yet I wasn’t ready for anyone to hear it. To remedy this, I took to retreating to stairwells as a safe place to sing and write music. It was there that I wrote most of my songs in college and really grew into an artist.
Kina Grannis
Johnny Mercer started Capitol Records, and he brought in Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole. He just let them sing whatever they wanted, and it became the best record company in America.
Tony Bennett
You have to be ready to sing and perform at any time.
Missy Elliott
I can play characters who sing, but I don’t like singing in a nightclub or something. It’s not my metier.
Kevin Kline
When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.
Franz Schubert
I used to just scribble things on a piece of paper whenever an idea would – came to mind. Now with cell phones. It definitely has gotten a lot easier because I can just take it out and just – I’ll just sing into my phone.
Ramin Djawadi
There are a lot of influences from different countries in my music. For example, I chose the guitar in my music, I think that it is a feminine instrument, so when I do not sing, the music expresses my voice.
Paulina Rubio
When movement isn’t enough, you dance, or when speaking isn’t enough, you sing. When it’s organic, and it’s earned like that in a musical, that’s when it works, and then there’s nothing like it because it’s this thing that takes you to a whole ‘nother level, you know?
Rob Marshall
In the past, I’d sort of know before Ozzy sang something, what he was going to sing. I’d know what sort of way a melody was going to go ’cause of the way he’d approach it.
Tony Iommi
I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.
W. H. Auden
If I could sing, that would be cool. But I can't. I mea

If I could sing, that would be cool. But I can’t. I mean, I physically can, but I’m awful. It’s weird to be really bad at singing.
I never thought of myself as being a good songwriter. There are a ton of other people that are good songwriters, but I don’t think I’m in the club. What I do well is perform, sometimes sing pretty good, and accompany myself well and arrange fairly well.
Alex Chilton
I think a guy who’s had just the right amount of booze can sing the blues a hell of a lot better than a guy who is stone sober.
Charlie Rich
I would never purposely sing a song about someone I love, I wouldn’t want to embarrass them. But for someone I don’t like… I would definitely do that.
Jack White
The most famous rumor for me is that I had throat cancer. I never had throat cancer… I don’t know why that started… The way I sing, probably.
Bob Seger
John Lennon and Ringo Starr liked my songs. I used to write songs and they heard me sing songs on stage in London.
Ben Kingsley
My mother had a lot of parties when I was a child. There’d always be a moment when she would place me on the upright piano and have me sing Somewhere ‘Over the Rainbow’.
Rufus Wainwright
Facing inward, join hands so as to form a small circle. Then, without moving from their places they sing the opening song, according to previous agreement, in a soft undertone.
James Mooney
I have always loved music. My mom used to sing with my sister and I when I was younger, and I was in choirs and loved to perform, but when I was in college, I went on a study abroad to Trinidad, and while I was there, I sang backup at my first concert.
Rachel Platten
I swear to God, if you saw me when I am by myself in the woods, I’m a lunatic. I sing, I dance.
Chris Evans
Playing and singing at the same time is pretty cool, but sometimes it’s difficult to know when you can just really let go a bit because you’ve got to get back to bloody microphone and sing some stuff.
Graham Coxon
My grandma said – when I was really young and I’d sing along to the radio – why do you sing in an American accent? I guess it was because a lot of the music I was listening to had American vocalists.
Emma Watson
I’m just going to sing my music; I’m going to write my songs, and I think that people get to know me in that sense.
Cassadee Pope
I sing and play guitar and harmonica. I’ve been doing it for a long time.
Harry Dean Stanton
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Langston Hughes
My friends have said, ‘Wait, you’re pretty, and you sing? What do you mean you’re interested in science?’ I have to just hold my head and go, ‘Do you hear yourself?’ By no means should you ever limit yourself because of what others think or because of their perceptions of what someone looks like in a certain field.
Auli’i Cravalho
I sing ‘Beirut’ for what the city is for me, but I am also singing as an exile.
Yasmine Hamdan
But what I like to sing mostly is blues and cabaret style.
Moira Kelly
People wonder if there is a relationship between my lack of sight and the way I sing. But there’s no connection.
Andrea Bocelli
I’m playing with Bonnie Raitt. I don’t have to sing it. I just have to play it. That’s cool.
Billy Preston
Them pains, when blues pains grab you, you’ll sing the blues right.
Otis Rush
I sing what I sing. And that’s recitals and orchestra concerts. To appease – no, that’s not the right word – let’s say to satisfy – any opera urgings that my public has, I’ll put in an aria.
Kathleen Battle
I still get a chill when I sing, ‘You Don’t Own Me.’ I find some new feeling in it every time.
Lesley Gore
In no instance is there to be a musical or opera of Inherit the Wind because it doesn’t sing. It’s an intellectual play.
Jerome Lawrence
It’s fun to sing sad songs. And it’s fun to listen to sad songs. Enjoyable. Satisfying. Something.
Richard Thompson
They were so good that you just had to sing the song to them once and they got it. It’s amazing. Sometimes it didn’t come out the way you wanted, but it was good.
Chris LeDoux
But nowadays hymns are the norm, because people don’t have much else to sing.
Richard Morris
Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming.
Hunter S. Thompson
A good song has to have a great melody, and the lyrics have to touch my heart. Now, if it’s just a little toe-tapper, got to make me feel good somehow or another, or when I sing it I can’t make you feel good.
Reba McEntire
There was a time we decided that it was songs that were done especially from my background because of the things we were dealing with, but nowadays, anybody who has a need, and can find the need, they can sing the blues.
Ruth Brown
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
August Wilson
I love to sing with different people.

I love to sing with different people.
Reba McEntire
Singing background has always been such a precious thing. I’m always going to be excited to sing behind an artist and learn from them.
Judith Hill
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
Only one of us would usually sing lead. Which most of the time was, Mickey or Dave. They thought it was perfectly a natural routine, because Mickey and Dave saw themselves as TV actors.
Peter Tork
I have to have a guitar sitting around. I sing in the shower. I sing around the house. The music comes secondary. The lyrics come first.
Emmylou Harris
Tell me what you’d like to hear me sing. I’ll sing whatever you like, after which I’ll take up a collection, if you don’t mind.
Edith Piaf
The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll.
Jerry Only
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Rose Kennedy
They would wake me up when I was sleeping, and say sing a song for our friends. I had a sweet voice, I had a nice little tenor voice. God knows what I sang, but my whole family would admire me.
Dominic Chianese
I remember when I was 5 living on Pulaski Street in Brooklyn, the hallway of our building had a brass banister and a great sound, a great echo system. I used to sing in the hallway.
Barbra Streisand
It’s a magical thing, the guitar. It allows you to be the whole band in one, to play rhythm and melody, sing over the top. And as an instrument for solos, you can bend notes, draw emotional content out of tiny movements, vibratos and tonal things which even a piano can’t do.
David Gilmour
One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded ‘Sing Me Softly of the Blues’ and ‘Ad Infinitum’.
Carla Bley
To sing along with Stevie Wonder, you had to make your voice do things it was not accustomed to doing.
Michael Bolton
Like, back in Albania, all my cousins sing, they play the drums, they play guitar, it’s like… a thing!
Ava Max
I was just glad to meet somebody outside of my group of small town friends who was into music. Somebody else who had aspirations to do something more than sing at a record hop.
John Oates
I feel a part of the congregation. I’ve never had to do special music. The kids sing in the choir. It’s just normal. We’re treated like everybody else.
Amy Grant
A lot of the songs in ‘See Jane Sing!’ are pulled straight from the kitchen table and my parents harmonizing together.
Jane Lynch
Not every song I write is ecstasy. And it can happen only one time. After that, when you sing the same melody and words, it’s pleasure, but you don’t get wiped out.
Paul Simon
People say that I could sing the phone book and make it sound good.
Edith Piaf
Senorita was fun to sing, but I don’t really have a favorite. When you write a bunch of songs, they’re like your babies. You don’t pick favorites.
Justin Timberlake
Sweet as sweetest Grecian honey will my song be when I sing, O Beloved, in the season of the Spring!
Ruben Dario
If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.
Billie Holiday
When you’re a parent, you sing better. It becomes a pure pleasure, rather than something I have to do.
Celine Dion
I’m not like a university-educated scholar. I just sing what I see.
Sam Fender
If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play.
Amy Winehouse
I’ve sung my whole life. I’ve taken lots of voice lessons and I love to sing. But I’ve never really sung professionally at all.
Liv Tyler
To feel not only submitted but willing to be anything or nothing as the Lord wills it – this is, in truth, to sing a song to our Well Beloved.
Charles Spurgeon
I’m about to sing the song for the future.
Stephanie Mills
Singing in character you can be more of a show off or more modest because it isn’t yourself it’s a nice way to sing, unusual, a bit like being in musical I guess.
Charlotte Ritchie
I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.
Aretha Franklin
It comes from the likes of you! Take what you can get! Grab the chances as they come along! Act in hallways! Sing in doorways! Dance in cellars!
Alexander Woollcott
I am going to sing lesbian love songs and support gay r

I am going to sing lesbian love songs and support gay rights no matter what. The rest is public relations.
Jasmine Guy
My grandma did opera singing for the better part of her life; she used to sing all over the place. My grandpa was a sax player, and he used to travel all over the place, too.
Mac DeMarco
I play piano and I sing. But I do that for fun. I mean, I do everything for fun.
Daphne Guinness
I love to sing old Motown songs to myself, or some Patti Smith Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday. That gets me in the mood for singing.
Siobhan Fahey
Life is so short. I would rather sing one song than interpret the thousand.
Jack London
The fact that I am blind is not what defines my life. It should be of no more interest than my blood type. People wonder if there is a relationship between my lack of sight and the way I sing. But there’s no connection.
Andrea Bocelli
You gotta step up your bars! Look, I run two labels. I sing. I dance. I don’t spend all my time rapping.
Jay Park
Sometimes it is hard to sing and dance at the same time, but I would rather be off and be real and genuine about it to my fans.
I know I’m fat and I know my hair is straight, but I can sing.
Kate Smith
My mother and father come from that post-Depression, middle-of-World-War -I kind of thinking that says, ‘Find a practical job. You know what I mean, Mr. Big Shot? So, you can sing a song …’
Al Jarreau
This is a fault common to all singers, that among their friends they will never sing when they are asked; unasked, they will never desist.
I’m a big hit at parties. Friends ask me to sing B-I-N-G-O all the time. I’m thinking, you know, of maybe putting out a Christmas album or something.
Paula Pell
Young people who are just starting out somehow need to let you know they know how to sing.
Barbara Cook
My role in the Mamas and Papas was basically just to sing.
Cass Elliot
You can only really sing about what you know; at least, I can.
Mark Lanegan
We were not trained to sing in YG style and we only received training to sing well.
Tum Tak’ is a beautiful thought and is a rhythmic expression. It’s been composed beautifully. It may sound easy but is difficult to attempt or sing it live.
Javed Ali
I can sing, but my voice is untrained. I’d like to do a musical someday.
Sherilyn Fenn
I want John Legend to sing at my wedding.
Sloane Stephens
I sing a little bit. I got a guitar for my 16th birthday.
Jesse Plemons
I’ll have the music, and then I’ll just turn the microphone on, press Play and Record and sing. And whatever comes out ends up being the melody.
Phil Collins
I didn’t want to be famous, I just wanted to sing.
Lisa Stansfield
Mind you, I’ve always been musical… Mother used to sit me on her knee and I’d whisper, ‘Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,’ and she’d say: ‘Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.’
Les Dawson
I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set, but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums. It seems to fascinate people. I don’t know why.
Don Henley
I’m really loud. I can’t sing softly.
Chris Young
I’ve done ‘Back in the Saddle Again’ so darn long, I could go to sleep and sing it.
Gene Autry
I hate record labels. They think they know everything. I want to hear them try to sing it.
Jessica Simpson
I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way.
Madeleine Peyroux
Beyonce is cool, and she can really sing.
Aaron Neville
I always loved to entertain and show off in front of the neighbors. I would sing and dance at their houses.
Debbie Reynolds
Some people say I’ve got a five-octave range, which is ridiculous. That would mean I’d sing like Mariah Carey or that alien in ‘The Fifth Element.’ And I’m nothing like that blue alien. I’ve got a range of about 3 1/2 octaves.
People that could yodel always fascinated me. People th

People that could yodel always fascinated me. People that could sing loud always fascinated me. So I started trying to mimic at a really young age: 6, 7 years old.
Brandi Carlile
When I sing, I have a sense of peace, I feel like my brain turns off, and I become the core person of who I am – the essence of me. I feel connected to whatever is out there. It’s almost like I leave my body and get to watch.
Michelle Branch
When I’m writing, I’m thinking about how the songs are going to play live. Fifty bars of rap don’t translate onstage. No matter how potent the music, you lose the crowd. They want a hook; they want to sing your stuff back to you.
And as long as people want to hear me sing, I don’t know why I’d retire.
Tanya Tucker
I think it’s been a little difficult at times for the audience, because they’ve told me they see me as a family member. So to see your little sister sing about sex… I think they are pretty used to it now.
Janet Jackson
As goofy as it sounds, I try to sing in the morning. It’s hard both to sing and to maintain a grouchy mood, and it sets a happy tone for everyone – particularly in my case, because I’m tone deaf, and my audience finds my singing a source of great hilarity.
Gretchen Rubin
The B-52s, you know, our songs are about volcanoes or lobsters. Cindy and I sing them like our lives depend on them. I feel very emotional when I’m singing ‘Rock Lobster,’ but I’ve wanted to sing more about my personal experience.
Kate Pierson
So when I realised I could sing for a living – do what I loved and be paid for it – I thought, ‘This is unbelievable. Unbelievable!’ And that feeling has never left me.
Tom Jones
God told me, ‘I gave you the music, Al. Sing the music I gave you – all the music.’ So I did.
Al Green
My ultimate dream is to become a famous star because I love to sing.
Lucy Hale
I love to write, to sing, to make music. Not to act: I am horrible.
Kim Carnes
I took some voice lessons here and there as a teenager but nothing too serious. I started taking it more seriously when I was in Miss Saigon. I needed to improve my technique in order to survive doing that show as many time a week as I was doing it. It’s not an easy show to sing, so I needed all the help I could get.
Lea Salonga
Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous musicals so we can all sing along. South Pacific is one of my favorites. Our neighbors must hate us.
Louise Brown
I’ve always wanted to sing country music.
Julianne Hough
I had to go and sing with the musical director of the film, Simon Lee, who is just incredible, and it went great. I sang with him about five things, things we’d worked on. And then I went to sing for Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Gerard Butler
When I’m performing for the people, I am me, then. I am that little girl who, when she was five years old, used to sing at church. Or I’m that 15-year-old young lady who wanted to be grown and wanted to sing and couldn’t wait to be smokin’ a cigarette, you know?
Etta James
My favorite moments in the show are when I stand by myself and sing.
Justin Timberlake
So in those days, they were scooping up any young person who could sing and look decent, ah, at the same time.
Kitty Carlisle
I was exposed to Grace Jones and highlife music at a young age. I would sing along and as I grew up, music was the only thing that felt like a safe haven for me.
Bree Runway
I don’t really have time to sit down and write. But when I think of a melody, I call up my answering machine and sing it, so I won’t forget it.
Britney Spears
You’re not going to hear me sing about being on a tractor or being married… because I don’t know anything about that.
Christian Kane
God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?
Whitney Houston
I’ve said before: ‘If you’re going to earnestly sing a song around a campfire, you’d better be a Muppet!’ Or else we’re just not going to buy it.
Colin Trevorrow
I can sing if I have to.
India Eisley
If you can play guitar and sing, you can probably get a gig down the road playing at a restaurant, but don’t throw your life away chasing something that is so elusive it will only lead you to regret and may turn you bitter.
Cliff Richard
It’s not that you want to sing, it’s that you have to sing.
Joe Williams
I am rooted in flamenco. At 13, I fell in love with it, but I couldn’t sing it. To sing flamenco is like being a kind of opera singer. You have to learn how.
Pearl Jam doesn’t just sing about issues they care about. These guys walk it like they talk it.
Gloria Steinem