Words matter. These are the best Good Song Quotes from famous people such as Charli XCX, Joey Kramer, Ville Valo, Tom Petty, Halldor Laxness, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Whenever I’m writing a song, if I have an idea for the music video, that’s how I know it’s a good song.
Good songs are what a good band is all about. When you have a good song that stands up to the test of the time, that is the most important thing.
Music’s always been really cathartic. It’s the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song.
I tend to write on an acoustic guitar or the piano. I have kind of a rule: if I can’t sit down and play this and get the song over, I don’t take it to the band, because most any good song, you can sit down and deliver it with a piano or a guitar.
The world is a song, but we do not know whether it is a good song because we have nothing to compare it with.
I’m not afraid of being thought of as someone who is associated with film music. Why not? If it’s a good song, what does it matter?
When your hair is rising, that’s when you know it’s a good song – that’s happened to me with some artists and some songs, John Lennon songs or when Nina Simone sings. It’s great to make those moments yourself.
‘Something Good’ is a feel-good song. A reminder that you’re dope and have something wonderful to offer life and yourself and the world.
Shakespeare’s work is like a good song: you never really forget the main lines.
If it’s a good song and it fits me, that’s what I’m going to do, I’m not out there trying to change the world. I’m just out there trying to sing country music the best way I can.
I think every good song tells a story, as ambiguous and vague as it may be. And if you know what a song is talking about, it can only help your performance.
For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I’m very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.
I’m just looking for that one song that I know everybody’s going to be like, ‘Damn, that’s a good song.’
I just want to make that my life: recording music and trying to write a good song every day.
Words are important to me, but a song can work and function and be a good song with words that are fairly standard. But really great lyrics can’t rescue a dog of a song.
I’m not good at talking, but I can write a good song and tell a story.
If you can take a piece of life and put it in a song, it’s going to be a good song – especially if it’s from the heart.
I’m a composer, and therefore I know when I’ve written a good tune. When you’ve written a good song is when you know that the lyric is completely coalesced with the song.
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.
If it’s a good song, it’s a good song. I’ll take it.
Nobody ever thinks a song is about them. Well, not when it’s mean. When it’s a good song everybody thinks it’s about them. And when it’s mean, nobody thinks it’s about them.
I had the lyric ‘Chip Don’t Go’ and a few words, and my wife came in and said that it sounded like a good song. I thought I’d finish writing it up and posting it to YouTube. I didn’t realize it was going to take off like it did.
Me and Tory Lanez got good chemistry together. We could make a song so easy, but we always like to figure out what we’re really doing. We can make a good song, but it gotta make sense.
I feel like ‘Beware’ is a heartfelt song – it’s something that is definitely a story, something that I cultivated from personal stories, some from just other stories in just wanting to make a good song.
There’s a lot of personal stuff that can go into songwriting but there’s also a lot of dramatization and fictionalization. You have to do that to make a good song.
I walk away from writing what I consider to be a good song – with a good character, a good story in it – with all I’m gonna really get out of that song. My greatest pleasure is to create it, not to record it, not to hear anyone else play it, though that can be nice too.
If you’re thinking the road ahead is a little shorter than the one behind you, you’re thinking about trying to write a good song and hoping to make a decent record of it.
When a person listens to a good song, and they can look out at the world and their lives and see the dark and the light, the negative and the positive, all the different elements, all come together in one holistic poem, that is a very healing and very reductive thing, and that’s what my music is about.
Maybe I’m a dreamer, but I think the ordinary guy has just as much right to say ‘This is a good song’ as somebody who is in the music business.
I think a good guitar solo sounds so much better within the context of a good song.
I love Lady Gaga, Rihanna – all the pop girls like Katy Perry. I think Miley Cyrus is very talented, too. Apart from the visuals, which you may like or not like, but her music is quite good, actually. ‘Wrecking Ball’ is quite a good song, and she sang it really nicely.
A good song should give you a lot of images; you should be able to make your own little movie in your head to a good song.
I feel like if it’s a good song on a guitar, it’s a good song no matter what.
Writing songs about having a nice time – ‘Oh I’m so happy on tour with my band’ – I’d find it really difficult to write a good song about it.
In my off-time, I do record. Once in a while, I’ll just go into the studio if there’s a really good song that I have in my head and want to do. I think, as artists, you’re constantly in creative motion. If I stopped writing songs, then that’s a part of me that would stop in my life, and I need constant motion.
If you hear a good song, it makes you hopeful like, ‘That is out there.’
I think Bridge Over Troubled Water was a very good song. Artie sang it beautifully. The Boxer was a really nice record. But I don’t think I’ve written any great songs.
It doesn’t take much for anyone to pick up anything I play – it’s quite simple. I go for a good song. And if you hear a good song, you don’t dissect it – you just listen, and every bit seems right.
Keep in mind, you can use Auto-Tune and you can know how to work it perfectly, but you still have to know how to write a good song.
You could write a song about some kind of emotional problem you are having, but it would not be a good song, in my eyes, until it went through a period of sensitivity to a moment of clarity. Without that moment of clarity to contribute to the song, it’s just complaining.
Success for me is to write what I think is a good song. When I’m pleased with it, that, for me, is a magical moment. I never lost that buzz.
I project love, music and love, and I pray for peace. A good song cuts straight to the heart; sometimes it doesn’t need to be too many lines – of course, I do love a good story.
When I get into the studio, it’s not about trying to get a good song, it’s about whatever comes naturally.
Even Crazy Horses is a good song, by the Osmonds. I’ve known many bands who have covered that. It’s just a great song. I bought it in a brown, paper bag because I didn’t want anyone to know I had it.
A lot of commercial country does speak to people in some way. It’s more of a ear worm or a melody that’s really catchy. That’s something that you certainly want, but it’s only one piece of the criteria for a good song.
A good song never gets old.
To write a good song, an artist has to drawn from reality. There has to be some spark from realism that communicates a real feeling to someone else. You have to be real. Or you have to be a really good storyteller.
I just like a good song, it doesn’t matter. I mean, I am into girl groups and stuff like that. I listen to anything.
Most people don’t really need to hear a six-minute guitar solo that modulates between five keys and time signatures. What they want is a good song.
You can tell if something feels special. But there are so many moving parts involved in making the song a hit. The radio has to deliver, the management has to deliver in terms of booking the right promotions… just being a good song isn’t enough.
It took me a long time to learn how to write a good song.
There’s such a huge difference between a great arrangement of riffs and a song. Sometimes the two can be the same. But the difference is a song doesn’t necessarily need a riff, whereas a riff doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got a good song on your hands.
A good song is a good song whatever your age.
Whoever hired me might’ve just heard ‘Refugee.’ Well, I’m not the secret to ‘Refugee.’ The secret to ‘Refugee’ is the song. But if somebody really good calls me up to play on something because they like the way I played on ‘Refugee,’ then I wind up playing on another really good song.
What’s really cool about ‘This is Me’ is that our friends loved the song. Older punk rock fans don’t know ‘The Greatest Showman,’ haven’t seen the movie. And they hear that song and they’re like, ‘This just sounds like an awesome New Found Glory song. This is a really good song.’
When you start writing songs on your own, there’s no Bible, there’s no one around you, so you’re just writing, and you’re left with, like, the dead space in your head to know if it’s a good song or an interesting concept.
If you’re writing anything decent, it’s in you, it’s your spirit coming out. If it’s not an expression of how a person genuinely feels, then it’s not a good song done with any conviction.
I think a good song is a good song is a good song.
With good music, yes, we can bring people together because a good song will touch your soul no matter what and where it is coming from.
I’ve been through almost every type of obsession as far as music genres go, so I usually say I just like a good song, but the songs that are the most universal that a person on the other side of the world knows and can relate to is a very powerful entity.
I’m not saying you have to be totally despondent or anything, but… in New York, it’s cold sometimes; it rains sometimes; even if everything in your life is great, bad weather can set the mood. You can write songs in New York because it’s not always perfect. To write a good song, things can’t be perfect.
I think I was 15 the first time I wrote a good song.
I felt my music wasn’t aiming at anybody. Everything I was doing was because it was a good song.
If you’ve got a good song, it’s easy to play. But you can’t make a bad song sound good no matter who you have to play on it.
As a songwriter, you try your best to write a good song, and you like nothing better than hearing a good song. It’s easy to admire a great song, and you want to share out of enthusiasm.
There’s an easy way to tell if you have a good song. You get hit in the head with a message, and you get hit in the feet with a rhythm. You’re beaten up with music. It’s a beautiful thing when that happens.
That’s what I find with any good song, you just have to let it happen. Out of about twenty songs you might write, one of any significance. It might be thirty or forty, but I just keep churning them out and churning them out in hope that one of them will stick.
Right from day one, you know when you’ve written a good song.
A good song always has to do with the person representing it – how they’re feeling in that moment – but I think my songs don’t need to be exclusive in terms of gender or race or that kind of thing.
When you know you have a good song, when you’re onstage, even if it’s just a weird, basic energy, you know your song is good.