The Most Popular Pop Music Quotes

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What are the most popular pop music quotes? We’ve compiled a list of the top quotes from some of the biggest names in pop music history.


Pop music is often criticized for being shallow and meaningless. However, there are many pop songs with deep and meaningful lyrics. This list contains some of the most popular pop music quotes.

“And though she be but little, she is fierce” – Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“Music is the language of the soul” -Unknown

“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill

Quotes about Life

There are a lot of popular music quotes out there about life. They range from the serious to the funny, and everything in between. Here are some of the most popular ones:

“Life is what you make it, so let’s make it rock!” – Disturbed

“Life is a highway, I wanna ride it all night long.” – Tom Cochrane

“Life is a party, let’s all enjoy!” – Miley Cyrus

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump

“Life is too short to waste time on things that don’t matter.” – Unknown

Quotes about Love

There’s no denying that love is a big theme in pop music. From everlasting love to heartbreak, there are countless songs out there that explore the ups and downs of relationships. Here are some of the most popular pop music quotes about love:

“All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.” – The Beatles

“To love somebody, yeah. To love somebody. The way I loved you.” – Bee Gees

“I will always love you. I will never leave you.” – Whitney Houston

“Love is blind.” – Alicia Keys

“We found love in a hopeless place.” – Rihanna

Quotes about Happiness

There are many different things that make people happy. For some, it’s spending time with family and friends, others it’s traveling and exploring new places, while others find happiness in simple pleasures like a good cup of coffee or reading a good book. However you choose to find happiness, there’s no doubt that music can be a big part of it.

Pop music is full of catchy hooks and upbeat rhythms that can put a smile on your face and get your toes tapping. It’s the perfect soundtrack for any happy occasion, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, getting married, or simply enjoying a sunny day.

To help you get into the happy spirit, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular pop music quotes about happiness. These quotes come from some of the biggest names in pop music, including Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, and Justin Timberlake.

So whether you’re looking for some inspiration to put a smile on your face or just want to enjoy some feel-good vibes, check out these popular pop music quotes about happiness.

Bruno Mars – “The Lazy Song”

“Today I don’t feel like doing anything / I just wanna lay in my bed / Don’t feel like picking up my phone / So leave a message at the tone / ‘Cause today I swear I’m not doing anything.”

Katy Perry – “Firework”
“Do you ever feel like a plastic bag / Drifting through the wind / Wanting to start again?”
“Do you ever feel misunderstood? / But still seen as perfect by everyone else? / That’s when you need to stay strong.”
“Just own it!”

Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
“Because I’m happy / Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.”
“Because I’m happy / Clap along if you know what happiness is to you.”

Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
“I got this feeling inside my chest / It’s like my heart’s beating out of my chest.”

Pop Music Quotes about Happiness Conclusion
These are just a few of the many popular pop music quotes about happiness. So next time you need a little pick-me-up, or want to create an upbeat playlist for a happy occasion, be sure to check out these tunes.

Quotes about Friendship

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
-Elbert Hubbard

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”
-John Lennon

“Friends are the family you choose.”
-Jess C Scott

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

Quotes about Success

In order to achieve success, it is important to have a positive outlook and to stay motivated. Below are some of the most popular quotes about success from pop songs:

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.” – The Rolling Stones

“Don’t stop believin’, hold on to that feelin’.” – Journey

“I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky.” – R. Kelly

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” – Macklemore

“So take a chance and don’t ever look back.” – Fun.

Quotes about Family

“Family is everything. Family over everything.” – Big Sean

“My mom is my best friend. I talk to her about everything.” – Taylor Swift

“My dad is my best friend, my biggest supporter, and the hardest worker I know.” – Unknown

“The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.” – Unknown

Quotes about Music

From Taylor Swift to Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran to Kendrick Lamar, the past decade has given us some great pop songs. But what are the best pop music quotes?

Here are some of our favorites:

“Music is my religion.” – Madonna

“And they say that music can soothe the savage beast, Yeah it can, I know it can. It’s happened to me.” – Bruno Mars, “Grenade”

“If music be the food of love, play on.” – Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel

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