About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what I’m good at. I know what I ain’t. I’m always hoping to surprise myself. But I do have a love of music and I do love to communicate it, and that’s the best I can do, really. And I can raise a good family, too.
I’m a weird dichotomy of nerd, sports fan, and musical theater, so I’d love to do a superhero musical on Broadway. But all the good superheroes are claimed.
I just fell in love with his music. I thought Yanni was Japanese. I didn’t have any idea what a Yanni was. I just thought I was in love with a Japanese man who wrote beautiful music.
I’ve always loved New Orleans music. I always loved it when the Neville Brothers opened up for the Grateful Dead and the Dirty Dozen and all that.
It is not that I don’t like contemporary country music because I do. I love it. I have recorded a lot and have had great success recording records that have not been very traditional country records.
From an early age, I was infatuated with music. I always loved it and was always dancing or playing something.
People love gospel music. It’s calming. It’s soothing. It gets right to the point of whatever you’re dealing with.
My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music. Make so much music you have no friends. Make music. Figure out what it is you love, and… because if you’re making cool art, then everything else will fall into line.
While I love musical theater, it wasn’t the right fit for me. It’s so competitive, and I was at such a disadvantage, having started performing when I was 17.
The biggest compliments I’ve heard about ‘That Metal Show’ are the ones from people that say that they don’t even listen to this kind of music, but, ‘We love watching the show.’
I’m actually the son of Mary Guibert. My mother was born in the Panama Canal zone and came to America when she was five with my grandmother and grandfather, and that was the family I knew. Everybody sang; everybody had songs all the time, and they loved music.
I love a lot of things, and I’m pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I’d be an obsessive hairdresser.
I think my love of music comes from my dad. I was born with an ear for music, like him, and started with the piano when I was 4 but fell in love with the drums. My dad always has music playing.
I love classical music and have been playing violin since I was seven. Music helps me to express feelings in a way words often cannot.
I’d like to actually work with a lot of other people, and whether it’s someone who is completely unknown who I love and think is a talent, maybe I’ll work with them, or, like, maybe I’ll work with some of the biggest pop stars and write music for them.
I get satisfaction out of making a meal for people that I love and having them enjoy it. But there’s not really anything in my life that I do that’s just for me that feeds my soul like music does.
Music is a talent given to me by God. A medium and a platform and a way to spread a message of righteousness… a message of love, a message of unity.
Music is always there, but if you’re asking me my first love, it’s film.
O’Shea Jackson, Jr.
Elvis Presley’s music never meant anything to me. Mambo was the music I loved – it spoke to me.
I’ve never been passionate about just music, I’ve never seen myself going into music in that sense. My love for music has always been connected to the stories told through music, which is why I was drawn to theater and why I think ‘Glee’ is so powerful.
I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.
I’ve always been interested in music. In high school, I did a lot of musical theater, and I loved it.
I’m able to provide for my family and the people that I love with things that I never used to be able to. I’m getting to make music and work with amazing people. I just feel really lucky.
I like Sam Smith and Taylor Swift. I love pop music, but I also like Sam Smith’s slow songs. That would be more to dance to. I think dancers like different genres of music, compared to just a regular person.
I’m very much into the Gypsy Kings. It’s rumba and very festive, very passionate music, rhythmic guitar, passionate singing about love from happy people.
I like writing different types of music. I like writing Christian music. I like collaborating with Christian artists. We have a Christian following. I love writing kids’ music.
I would really love to do a musical, I don’t know in what capacity but something funny.
Willow and I definitely talked about doing a collaboration. She really loves rock music, so she wants to come on and get crazy with me on a track. Which I would love, because she has a fantastic voice.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Music – opera particularly – is a process which is endurable or successful only if it is achieved by people who love to collaborate.
It’s the coolest part about writing music. I don’t know how other people work, but so much is derived from some amalgamation of all these different songs that I love. That’s why they jump all over the place.
I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.
Music is passionate. It’s love for me.
I love the fact that people can relate to what I’m saying, even if it’s not for the same subject I was writing about. That is the power of real music and real expression.
I loved the last album, and it was one hundred percent me. But this is like me two years later, who understands a little bit more about music and understands a little bit more about making an album. I wrote a lot more.
I grew up in a community of theatre, and I always loved musicals. From a young age, the first present I ever wanted was a video camera. For me it was a great outlet to be creative.
The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.
When the band begins to get a name for themselves, and the writers get assigned to bands, they’ll hit somebody who just doesn’t like that kind of music, or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock.
My mom is a very religious woman. So when I began recording music, I was afraid she wouldn’t accept it. But when I played her a song, she loved it.
For me, great music doesn’t just have to fall into one category or one genre and I love appreciating all kinds of music.
When I was a kid, I used to listen to my Emerson radio late at night under the covers. I started by listening to jazz in the late 1940s and then vocal harmony groups like the Four Freshmen, the Modernaires and the Hi-Lo’s. I loved Stan Kenton’s big band – with those dark chords and musicians who could swing cool with individual sounds.
We love all kinds of music: We love pop music, we love rock music, we love R & B and country, and we just pull from all our influences. So I don’t really take offense as long as people are coming out to the shows and buying the records and becoming fans of the music. At the end of the day, the music is what’s gonna speak to you.
I love music because you can create a world through your records. I have total control over what I do and what I wear. It’s like my own world out of my imagination rather than someone giving me lines.
When I was 21 or 22, I realized I was never going to be something else – I had to be a musician. I can’t commit to anything unless I love it.
When I was really little, I wanted to be a taxi driver or a bus driver; I loved the fact that I could play my own music when I wanted. But I can’t imagine actually doing that now; I think I’d get bored.
I have always been infatuated with country music. Country music tells stories, and I’ve always loved to tell stories. I said that when I establish myself as an artist that can do pretty much anything I want to do in music, I’m going to make a country album.
I love music, that it changes so much, but I also want to keep a bit of the country roots to make it country. I don’t want to go too far away from it, or I would do pop music.
I love music. I love going out dancing.
My parents believed in exposing each of their children to an abundance of varied activities in the hope they would find something they loved. They each had found a passion – Dad with his music and Mom with her horses – so it was natural for them to encourage experimentation.
I can’t help other people’s frustrations. I don’t owe people anything. If people would like to come to my concerts, I’d love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that, too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself.
I’m just excited that I get to put out the music I love versus music just for the sake of it.
I love my own music.
For me, one I love the 80’s, I love 80’s music, I’m sort of a baby of the 80’s, I grew up in the 80s.
I read whenever possible, and I buy books all the time, sometimes online, but mostly from bookshops. I love literature. If you want to understand art, it’s important to understand what is also happening in literature, in music, in science, in architecture.
I’ve struggled with an identity sometimes; I don’t know what exactly I am. I love so many types of music, and I don’t want to commit to going down one road.
Music is very powerful and can make you feel whatever it is. If you listen to gospel, you’re going to feel thankful, and you’re going to want to call up people that you hate and tell them that you love them. When you listen to sexual music, it gets you in the mood.
People who love R&B will love my music, people who love rock will love my music. It’s soulful, it’s pop. It’s a sound that relates to everyone.
I like hearing the sort of harmonies people get into in different parts of the world. I love music that has a sense of allure to it, and exotic tunes. That’s what I’m drawn to.
Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it’s not my whole life.
I became a musician because I love music, and that is what has sustained me; it’s not because I thought it was a great way to make a living. Music saved my life.
Italians have always had a high savings rate. They love putting their money into their own government bonds – even more than in houses, stocks and gold. The higher rates climb, the happier they are to invest. So if austerity plans drive rates up, it’s music to Italian ears.
Every time I tried writing my own songs, they would come out very country. I couldn’t fight it, and the more I listened to country music, the more I loved it, and it just became very natural.
I love pop music. It’s not easy to write a good pop song.
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind. Music is love itself – it is the purest, most ethereal language of passion, showing in a thousand ways all possible changes of color and feeling; and though true in only a single instance, it yet can be understood by thousands of men – who all feel differently.
Carl Maria von Weber
This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.
I have visualizations where I’m living in a really cool place – probably outside of town – with a really dope studio where I can record music or film things. Just have my own mini production house. That’s really the thing I’d love to end up with the most and only do gigs when I needed to and also amass a little bit of a crew around me.
I’d love to be on a TV series someday, but I believe you get the jobs that you’re meant to get. If the job that I’m meant to get is another musical or another play or film or TV show, I’m just happy to keep working.
The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
‘Mixtape’ sounds retro! I used to make lots of mixed tapes. It was one of those ’90s things – every girl gave them to her best friend. I remember exchanging a few with a boy on a bus when I was 14. I thought he hated me, but in hindsight, maybe he was in love with me, because he gave me the best music.
I love writing songs. I love doing my radio show and talking to the fans and listening to what they have to say, but there’s a certain responsibility that comes along with being given the gift of music. I take that seriously, but at the same time I try to use it to do something that makes a difference in a positive way.
I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.
I’m not a person who writes really abstract things with oblique references. I look at abstraction like I look at condiments. Give me some Tabasco sauce, some ketchup, some mayonnaise. I love all of that. Put it on a trumpet. I’ve just got to have the ketchup and Tabasco sauce. That’s my attitude about musical philosophy.
I was drawn to love songs, but I was just drawn to great music – no matter if it’s hip-hop, pop, R&B or whether it’s rock n’ roll or country. It could be a Garth Brooks song, and if it’s a smash, then I’ll love the different wordplay and different melodies. That’s what I’m a fan of – great music.
I was always that girl who loved music and thought of music as an escape route.
In hip-hop, what you have is you have a lot of formulaic-type bands or rappers that come up. They saw something on the radio, and they want to mimic that formula. And that’s just boring. I don’t wanna record something just to make money; I want to record something to enjoy it and have fun because I’m a music lover.
Confidence, as a teenager? Because I knew what I loved. I loved to read; I loved to listen to music; and I loved cats. Those three things. So, even though I was an only kid, I could be happy because I knew what I loved.
I’ve always loved musical theater. It’s a bit of a family tradition.
Music allows the great opportunity to play with people who turned you on and you love.
If people like your music, you can’t guarantee they’re going to love you.
I’m always writing. And, I mean, I always counsel people when they call me a musician: I really do not have the skills of a musician. I really don’t think like a musician, though I love music and I perform and sing.
Nas always been my favorite rapper, but 50 Cent, he changed my way of thinking about music ’cause he was so detailed in his music, I knew that wasn’t lying. I never felt Tupac that way; I never felt Biggie that way. I love Nas music, but I never felt and believed like, ‘This is for real.’ ‘Cause I grew up that gangsta lifestyle.
I love to do comedy, but music is really my heart.
I’d always wanted to work in the studio and experiment with sounds. Things that I’m really influenced by and that I love are like The Beatles and Radiohead, and all those records by bands whose music is really involved.
I write music people enjoy playing and listening to, and I have a group that loves playing the music.
I’ve got to hear the rhythm of the sentences; I want the music of the prose. I want to see ordinary things transformed not by the circumstances in which I see them but by the language with which they’re described. That’s what I love when I read.
I always loved rock guitar. I just never put it together that that’s what I’d end up doing. I had no aspirations to be a musician, but I picked up a guitar for two seconds and haven’t put it down since.
The common denominator is a love of music.
It was my love for the guitar that first got me into music and singing.
After my touring life, I’d love to be more involved with charity. It gives me a lot of fulfillment, you know? I would love to get people who are into my music more active in charity work. In the future, when I have more time, I’d love to do spend more time on that.
I love X-Games music.
The moment artists can just do what they love to do then music will go right back to where it used to be. I mean back in the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s, that’s what it was.
Snatam Kaur is a yogini, and I find her music deeply spiritual. I feel more love and I feel more peace when I listen to her music.
Country music tells stories, and I’ve always loved to tell stories.
People get to a certain age and success that they stop being curious. I’m still curious because I haven’t really had that success. I’ve never done a record to catch whatever the latest sound is. It’s my love of music, eclectic-ness, and the music that I heard my entire life that seeps in. That’s what you’re hearing.
After ‘Mosaic,’ I think a lot of people didn’t know what my next record was going to be. And that’s what I love. I just love doing music because I’m not going to follow the patterns and formulas of Music Row.
Music is my first love and the thing that I feel extremely connected to. I feel like I still have a long way to go within that in terms of being able to perform and write songs. But, yeah, I really hope ‘The Possession’ opens doors for me to do more acting, because I really enjoyed it.
I always enjoyed participating in artistic endeavors, and I remember in high school participating in chorus, drama and singing madrigals, mainly because they were an easy A. I loved being in plays and musicals too, but you didn’t really get credit for those.
Mainly what I learned from Buddy… was an attitude. He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn’t have any barriers to it.
I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart’s in the right place, and I love country music.
My pure love is playing music.
If I could be a musician, I’d do it. I love singing.
If you can show something as complicated as two people falling in love with just music and camera angles, well, just think about what you can do with football.
To re-embrace what I once loved about music has been a warming process for me, because it’s a good, earned feeling now.
I love being on the beach – it’s my favourite place. I can chill out, read, listen to music, play with my daughter.
My success set me up for life, and it meant that I could retire from the music industry at 27 to spend time with my newborn daughter and my wife. My time away from the spotlight allowed me to rediscover my love for music, and I’m doing it for me now and no one else.
When I’m doing music and I’m on the road, I love it. But once I’m home, it’s very difficult to go back out on the road.
I love fashion. I like dressing how I feel, and my music shows how I feel – they go hand in hand. My performance style is pretty much the same as my everyday style.
Women do not like CDs of live music. We only like the original recordings. If a song sounds different from the version we fell in love with, then it’s awful.
One thing I love about Christmas music is that it has a tradition of warmth.
‘The Secret Garden’ was the first musical that I fell in love with when I was a kid. My mom took me to see it, and it was the first one that I owned the soundtrack to and listened to over and over again.
Don’t get me wrong: there are aspects of buying music online that I love. Instantly being able to hear a song the moment it crosses your mind? Where’s the downside? However, I do feel for those too young to remember the thrill of going record shopping.
I enjoy listening to contemporary rock on the college stations while I’m taking long walks, love gospel and soul music, am fascinated by hip-hop and rap as the new kind of urban ‘beat’ poetry and, come to think of it, find something interesting about just any kind of music.
There’s music to dance to and make love to, music to cry to. I’m starting from scratch, coming fresh. But my sound still embodies the same soulful, intricate harmonies.
I’m a hybrid-genre person, which a lot of people find confusing. I grew up listening to American country music and rock n’ roll made between 1955 and 1959. The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry were my first musical loves and are still what I am most moved by. Roy Orbison came a little bit later.
I love Slipknot. But then I like Jao Gilberto… It’s the spirit that comes through in music.
Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.
William Lyon Phelps
I love rock and opera, and I love musical theater, and I don’t want to lose any of that.
I was really, really, really enthusiastic as a kid. I was up for anything. I was hugely into music and theatre. I was a big musical theatre kid; I loved reading.
I would love to be in musical theater and be on Broadway. If someone were to offer me a position to do something like that, I wouldnt pass it down. Im a huge fan of musicals and I really want to do that.
In a way I spend my entire life stealing from everything – from the past, from cities I love, from where I grew up – grabbing things, taking not only from architecture but from Italy, art, writing, poetry, music.
If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.
I think my style is quite grungy and punky. I love the ’90s and the music from that time, and I love punk music. I’m also a fan of mixing vintage with some high fashion, which links back to my musical taste because I tend to mix old music with newer songs.
A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed, it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art.
I don’t think I’d ever make an album of just covers because I love writing my own music.
Acting was always something I loved doing, but I didn’t know that I would pursue it professionally. I really loved doing plays at school, but I was in a rock band and ended up going to a school for music.
No matter what I do, I can’t help but feel that I’m under a microscope. Some of it is completely silly, and some of it is meant to be hurtful. For example, a website accumulated all of my music videos to point out perceived Illuminati images. I loved that one. Of course, it was all ridiculous but funny.
I love the Country Music Hall of Fame. I don’t think it’s just a hall of fame and it’s not just a museum. It’s a schoolhouse. It’s a place where people from all across the world can come and learn about this great genre that we’re making a living out of.
One thing I really love in my single, ‘Just Can’t Let You Go,’ is the beatboxing; I think it’s really cool. Also, in my music, I’m not afraid to say what I want to say. I also think it’s relatable for other girls out there.
I love that sense of change that you’d get in pop music every three minutes, every four minutes.
I love classic rock, rock and roll, that’s the top notch. I love soul – bluesy music as well.
Music was something I was encouraged to do, which I appeared to be quite good at, but it was never a passion. Writing was always my first love.
Musical theatre is my first love.
What I loved about country music when I was a kid was the Grand Ole Opry, was ‘Hee Haw,’ was 360 degrees of entertainment.
Laura Bell Bundy
I love Sam Mendes, but I went to see ‘Spectre’ with my kid, and the opening scene of the Dia de Muertos party, with this kind of tropical music, in downtown Mexico City, with all these people dancing like it’s the Rio de Janeiro carnival… I had to laugh.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I would love to do a musical. I would love that. I would have to find the right book, the right story, but some day I’m going to make one. I would really like to go off and direct a musical. That’s what I would really like to do when I grow up.
I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It’s fun to see what they’ll say it is.
Growing up, I always wanted to be in punk bands, so I’m really enjoying the harder, heavier element. It’s always been my dream to have people moshing at my gig, kind of that really feral element of the music coming out more. I love crowd-surfing.
I’m making music that I love and I want to hear. At the same time, things like making money, making crazy money – you gotta find ways to reach to everybody but uplift everybody.
I grew up in musical theatre and love to perform on stage.
A. J. McLean
A common sense of humour and a love of music is really important, as I love all types of music. You name me any genre, and I can give you a list of artists I adore.
I have a whole iPod full of exceptionally bad music, truly awful stuff including a disproportionate number of one hit wonders from the early ’80s and lots of hair bands. I find it utterly impossible to love a song until I know every single word, so listening to live music or new bands is pretty much out.
I’m an American songbook guy, though I’ve got eclectic tastes. I really love the American songbook. I’ve taken up the ukulele, and so you can play ‘Five Foot Two’ and Hawaiian music, but you can also do some of the great tunes, like ‘You Go to My Head,’ ‘I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,’ ‘Taking a Chance on Love.’
If I wasn’t acting, I’d try and be a footballer. I wouldn’t be a musician because I can’t write my own music. Realistically, I’d probably do something with dogs, like a vet or something. I love animals.
My father loved poetry and music. But deep in himself he thought teaching the finest thing a person could do.
My two great loves are music and horses.
One of the things I love about jazz music is that intent is first and execution is second. In classical music, execution is first and intent is second, meaning that you must first learn a piece before you can truly add your interpretation to it.
I like challenging people. I love pop music that can just throw you off.
I love music.
I’ve always loved the blues, ever since I was a kid. It has a depth to it that a lot of contemporary music doesn’t have. It has pain and suffering in it, but funny stories, too. And it is built on storytelling, which is something I really love.
Music I can discover a part of myself that I haven’t been able to for a long time, and acting is the opposite. I’m in love with both of them and I would never choose one over the other.
I live in Topanga Canyon, which is like a faux-rustic enclave in Los Angeles. I love the sounds of all the critters outside – the frogs, owls, crickets, and birds. Some of the birds around here are pretty accomplished musicians. You can learn a lot from them.
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.
I love the company of actors, but the crazier it gets, the more I’ve come to realise how valuable my time is with my friends who work on the land or are builders or, you know, make music. Work in offices. Run shops.
I love to act and put on a show, but you’re playing a character all the time. For music, it’s really just me being myself.
Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist.
I love bluegrass music, I love acoustic music, and I try at the right times to push that a little bit.
I’d love to play a musician in a film.
Lynyrd Skynyrd has always been a bunch of rowdy, crazy people, but we love our fans, and that’s what the music is all about: touching them. Touching them touches us.
Johnny Van Zant
I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.
I’d love to do ‘Werther.’ It’s a great opera, and the music’s so beautiful.
The type of music that I love to sing would have to be more bluesy and jazzy and more soul-like ’cause I love to belt when it comes to singing, so I guess bigger songs are what I lean more towards.
I love singing. It’s who I am. When I act, I take a small part of myself and just magnify it, but when I’m singing, that’s who I am. I don’t write music, so I choose songs that I would have written.
I haven’t traveled in Africa nearly as much as I’d like to. I’ve been there a few times, and I’d like to learn more about the various cultures in Africa. But that’s the basis point of where all of the music that I love is based upon, from Africa to Cuba to Puerto Rico to South America.
I basically love classical music. I love a lot of musicians playing together and the whole culture of that, whether it’s Indian or it’s Western.
A. R. Rahman
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.
Carl Maria von Weber
I’m just lucky because my kids are grown-up – I love them, very proud of them, and we are in close contact as big-time friends, but they don’t need me that much now and I can actually enjoy this wonderful world of music.
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!
I love a lot of very sentimental music, but I shouldn’t necessarily be the person who makes it.
The way I like to think about it is, even though I started music early – I started in classical music – it wasn’t until I discovered jazz that I really fell in love with music and realized this was what I wanted to do for a living.
It doesn’t matter if you stick the name ‘bluegrass’ on it. I think people call things bluegrass that I wouldn’t necessarily call bluegrass, but what they’re calling country music today I’m not sure that I would call country music. But I love music and I try to encourage people.
Music will always be a part of my life. I love music and I don’t care how many units I sell.
In one of my songs, I say fame is nothing more than loving someone. So I’m grateful every day that there’s so many fans of people out there that love my music and feel they’re connected to me through that.
When I was eight, my mum found me humming to myself and scribbling on a scrap of paper. When she asked me what I was doing, I got shy. I was writing a Christmas song, and I had never shared my music with anyone before. Reluctantly, I sang it for her… and she loved it. Of course she did – she’s my mum.
The best part of touring is the opportunity to make the music. You get to do what you love and have the ability to go out on stage every night and create.
I love all kinds of music. My dad’s from London, so he loves David Bowie, the Stones, The Clash. I grew up with that influence while loving poetry and loving all kinds of current music.
I love ‘Guitar Hero’ because I love music, but I have no musical ability whatsoever. So I love a game that makes you feel like you’re a rock star.
I love Philip Glass’ work, not only as a film composer but also as a musician. The film score work that he does always amazes and shocks me.
I can tell you what I really love: when I run into people on the street that tell me they have connected with my music.
My whole life and my whole career, even through my music, I tell people: let’s unify; let’s show more love.
Recording a song for a film doesn’t take much time; it’s hardly an hour’s job, but concerts are constant, and so is travelling, so I’ve to take time out to work on my albums because I’m passionate about creating my own music. When you love something dearly, you set your priorities accordingly.
I’m a Muslim. I don’t try to hide it. I’m also a girl who loves music.
I like a lot of metal music. So that’s really what I listen to a lot. Or I listen to a lot of kind of off the cuff, like I love artists like Santigold, or Gold Frapp. Yeah. Pelican. Yeah.
Jada Pinkett Smith
YouTube has changed my life in a huge way. I mean, I wouldn’t be able to pursue music and do what I love each day if it wasn’t for the YouTube platform and for the people who watch my videos and share them.
I wanted to bring back that big, ballad type of music that we used to love so much. Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, when they first came out, that’s what I grew up singing.
You have to embrace the people that love you because you’re making a difference in people’s lives, and you’re making them feel something with your music. That, I think, is the biggest key: to stay grounded and focused and stay true to who you are as a person.
I like and I love everything that has to do with cinema: writing, directing, editing, creating music, and even acting.
I’ve always gravitated towards the beats, obviously. And when I was growing up, I always loved funk music or even – dare I say it – disco.
I transitioned into theater and acting when I was about 9, community theater and musicals, being, like, chorus-kid-number-78 or whatever. But I just loved it. As a kid you just crave attention, and early on I just felt it was so cool and fun to play around and have people clap for me. But eventually I grew up and fell deeper into it.
What’s scummy about the music industry is that everybody loves you when you’re dead.
The British may not know much about music, but they certainly loves the noise it makes.
Because of the Thames I have always loved inland waterways – water in general, water sounds – there’s music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls; tumbling, gushing.
I would rather be on stage playing to 25 people with a band I love and the music I love than learning dance moves I don’t want to do for 25,000 people.
I was very sure I did not want to be the stereotype of what Indian people are seen as, which is Bollywood and henna. That’s all great! It’s what we are, and I love it. I love saris; I love music. I love henna; I love dancing, but that’s not all we are.
When I was in Utah there, first learning the kind of music I love, my favorite singer was T. Texas Tyler. So my friend, Norman Ritchie, the traveling teenage sage, started calling me U. Utah Phillips.
I love a mix of kickboxing, gym, yoga, Pilates, horse riding, and dancing. I also do skinny rappelling, which is a quick cardio workout with music and lighting, so it’s fun.
I loved music from earliest childhood – from as long as I can remember.
I don’t remember ever not singing. My mother loved music, and she taught me songs, country music, spirituals. I would sing for people and pass the hat when I was 4.
I’m addicted to laughing. I go to see a lot of comedy shows. I’m addicted to playing really loud and obnoxious rock music in my car. I’m addicted to beautiful clothes and shoes. I just love gorgeous stuff and work hard to acquire pretty things, shiny things. I’m addicted to shiny things!
Roc Nation is such an incredible, unique team, especially in the music industry. Everyone genuinely loves and cares about each other.
I am a massive fan of early electronica like Steve Reich, Pat Metheny and Thomas Dolby. I used to be a big raver, too, so anything dance. I love ambient music like Tunng. I love acoustic and classical, too.
It is as absurd to say that a man can’t love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.
Honore de Balzac
I love being in public places, but I can’t stand long, drawn-out music festivals.
I love oldies just kind of sweet, slinky, Fifties music. The slow stuff. And Billie Holiday.
The best part of making music, for me, is collaborating and working with new people and fresh sounds and all those things that gets people excited to continue in this business that we all love so much.
I love country music, blues, and punk, and one day I might make those kinds of records.
I love what I do: there is no pressure. The music doesn’t like pressure.
I love music and I enjoy creating sounds. I got into making music when I was a child, starting with the spoons and the koto before moving onto the piano.
I was a pop freak. I love music. Of course, I knew soul because I grew up in it. Writing it and everything. I love soul. But I love a tune that has some meat in it. Something I could hang my hat on. Because music is universal. Therefore, I felt no boundaries.
I listen to music mostly in the evening. I’ve come to love what is called world music, like the Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi and the Colombian singer Marta Gomez. I also love the Irish folk singer Mary Black. Other favorites include Chet Baker, Eva Cassidy, and Billie Holiday.
There is a big difference between No. 1 and No. 2. I don’t care who wrote it. I’d love to one day have a No. 1 that I wrote, but if that ain’t in the cards, whatever. My job is right now is to make the best music I can and try to get it to the people, whether it be something that I wrote or not. It’s my job to be the best I can for the fans.
Every musician, their goal in life is to play music that people love, and I’ve accomplished my goal. I was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and left that chapter of my life and those people in the past. Good and bad, I’ve loved and am thankful for that chapter.
I’ve loved Michael Jackson, his music, his music videos.
I was naive in that I thought I could just sing and perform and do what I had always wanted to do all my life. But I wasn’t ready for all the added dramas that came along. There were times I fell out of love with music and thought about walking away. I thought I was happier when I was that girl at home in my bedroom singing into my hairbrush.
I want people to say about me, ‘I know he’s making music because he loves it.’
I wish I had come along when the studios were making those big musical pictures. It would be great to do re-makes of some of the old ones like ‘Porgy and Bess’ or ‘Showboat.’ I’d love to do ’em.
I’m hoping to do more with my music. I did the stage musical ‘Spring Awakening’ recently and it reignited the love I have for singing.
I would love to sing. I would love to do a musical, but I wouldn’t say that that singing is my strong suit.
I love making music, I love composing on my computer, just making crazy ethnic slack orchestral tracks, that’s one of my fun things.
I love playing video games. I love listening to music. Just surfing the web. Facebook, Twitter, keeping in touch with people from home.
I completely love music. I used to be the music critic at ‘The Improper Bostonian.’ It’s just something I’ve always loved very deeply.
Matthew Tobin Anderson
I love people, and I love to be with people and to make music with people, but my natural state is to revert back to being by myself in my house, which is cool because that’s where I practice and write and listen and study.
I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.
I love music, singing, and playing piano (though I’m not very good). And I adore musical theater.
I’m a lover of all sorts of music, which makes me a chameleon when it comes to performing anything, whether it’s opera or whatever. As long as it’s good and it feels good, I’m going to cling to it.
I’ve always loved music, but I never really played anything. After ‘Walk the Line’ and learning to play guitar, and having that sense of performing, I think that certainly opened the door for me, for music.
I’ve programmed myself musically to come up with love-feeling tracks that are romantic, sexy, but classy, all in one. And that’s the challenge. Once I create that music, then the lyrical content starts to come – you know, the stories and things like that.
They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the ’70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn’t about singles.
When I was about 6, my cousin was very active in a Filipino repertory company, doing musicals and plays. Her aunt was one of the founders of the company, and she told my mom that there were these auditions for ‘The King and I,’ and that they needed kids. I auditioned, got in and the love affair started from there and just kept going.
I’m a huge Cure fan. I love the Cure. The scales being tipped to when they weren’t on a major label compared to when they were seems pretty meaningless. I had the good fortune of having them go before me and seeing their careers, musically at least, lose something. Like a novel written by a dead hand.
I am musical and I enjoy theatre, but I never wanted to just do theatre. I always wanted to go into film. I love film. I loved growing up in the theatre, but I always wanted to do film all along. But, I still pursue music separately.
When I started DJ’ing, it was no big thing. There was no money in DJ’ing, and you did it purely for the love of playing music.
I love some electronic music. I’m not a big fan of dubstep, but there is so much good electronic music out there.
Music is love in search of a word.
A love song must respect the canons of music beauty, entering the fibers of those who are listening. It must make them dream and pleasantly introduce them to the universe of love.
I love musicals, but I find it’s just so deadening. You know, 30 takes, you do a little piece here and a little piece there. There’s hours and hours of waiting. And to me, that’s as far away from real performance as you can get.
Dick Van Dyke
I love country music, always have and always will.
I’m a real genre jumper, but all good music belongs to the same family. I love Dave Sitek, a producer I’ve been working with a lot since I moved to L.A. He will change the game.
I was a big fan of Aaliyah’s. Growing up, my mom was a big fan of her music. When I grew to have my own taste in music, I really loved ‘One In A Million.’ That was my jam.
I write music because I love it. Sometimes more than anything in the world.
Music is my life. I love doing it, so I just do it nonstop all day. And with dancing, I wanted to put on a show for people. I don’t want to just be sitting there doing nothing, so that’s when I started to dance.
I read a lot of poetry, and I love what it does with language. I love music, too, and I think there’s probably no coincidence there, that the rhythm of the words is almost as important as the words themselves, and when you can get the two working together, which usually takes me about 20 goes, I feel a huge satisfaction.
I love music; it’s my passion.
I love writing plays because they are living, fluid things that are energised by the producer, designers, musicians, actors and audience.
I like ‘Glee’ because I love all the singing. It’s like an hour-long music video. Those kids are so talented, and I love ‘The Glee Project’.
Miley Cyrus, like all of us, needs to be loved. We all come from complicated parents… I understand her, and I love her, and I think things will be different with her. But you know, in the music business, sometimes you have to shock a little.
‘Love Letter’ is a concept album, and whenever I do a concept album – and I love doing concept albums more than any other kind of album – it allows me to get dressed, in a way, musically.
Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is my favorite full-length ballet, Sergei Prokofiev’s breathtaking score a favorite composition of music. As a student of martial arts, I loved drawing my sword in defense of my Capulet kin.
I’ve always loved music, very simply, as a vehicle to express myself and that hasn’t changed.
The average music-lover hears only the production under prevailing conditions.
John Philip Sousa
Walter Cronkite was the last newsman everyone trusted in the same way that the Beatles were the last music everyone loved and Marilyn was the last star everyone concurred was worthy of the word.
I still love it. I love lots of other music, too, and always have, but punk’s the soundtrack of my youth. I think you never escape the music you’re listening to and seeing when you’re seventeen, eighteen, nineteen years old.
Checkout our famous & popular quotes collection here:
- Age Quotes: A nice collection of age quotes and sayings to share among other people, who are enjoying their youth ness or getting older as time passes away.
- Anniversary Quotes: Presenting the perfect happy anniversary quotes that don't require finesse. You can share these with those people who are celebrating their anniversaries.
- Attitude Quotes: Want to enhance your attitude and be more positive, try our awesome collection of attitude quotes that will make your mind more positive.
- Beauty Quotes: Want to wish someone special with some really a nice way, try out our awesome collection of famous quotes on beauty now.
- Birthday Quotes: This is one of the most precious days of almost everyone's life. Check out latest 2020 collection of Birthday Quotes, if any of your friend's birthday is coming.
- Courage Quotes: Enjoy Courage Quotes and Be courageous always, as this is the basic necessity to go forward in your life at every milestone.
- Dream Quotes: These famous & popular dream quotes can help you to chase your dreams.
- Friendship Quotes: Friendship is one of the most precious gift given by God, Use these friendship quotes to make your true friends feel special.
- Inspirational Quotes: Whenever you are down in energy with negative thoughts, these Inspirational Quotes will be with you to make you feel special.
- Leadership Quotes: Be a ruler, don't let others rule on you. These Leadership Quotes will surely help you to enhance your leadership qualities.
- Life Quotes: Explore our Life Quotes, as these are filled with positive messages and sayings that are very useful in our life.
- Lion Quotes: Roar like a lion, with this awesome collection of Lion Quotes online.
- Love for Music Quotes: Who doesn't love music, make yourself melodious with this Love for Music Quotes Collection.
- Love Quotes: Enjoy the best love quotes of all time, and make your someone special feel more special.
- Mother Love Quotes: Mother is simply a second name of God, With these Love Quotes for Mother, you can make your mom feel so special.
- Motivational Quotes: Everyone requires motivation, and these motivational quotes will fill the required energy in you to achieve success.
- Travel Quotes: Are you a backpacker or habitual of travelling, these travel quotes might be impressive for you.
- Wisdom Quotes: Explore 800+ Wisdom Quotes by famous authors including Michael Jordan, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Confucius, and many more.