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I was backstage at the House of Blues in L.A where I was about to perform, and Stevie Wonder and Prince turned up at my dressing room together! Stevie started beat boxing and Prince started singing one of my songs, all of a sudden it was like I was in a cypher with these incredible artists.
I don't have a terrible singing voice, but I also wouldn't call it 'good.' I can carry a tune.
If I had to pick one song for me that sort of quintessentially summed me up, it would be 'Angel.' Without fail, I absolutely love singing it.
I love accents; I would love to find more characters with a variety of vocal intonations. It creates a character. It's like you're singing a song. Some people find their character through walking or movement - for me, voice is one of the ways I find parts of the character.
I'm not big on rap, to be honest. I just don't get it. It's angry people shouting. I like a song, melodies, people singing.
Unless you're singing something that's kind of in rhythm with the bass, the melodies, it's just difficult.
I love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don't think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn't put it out in the world!
When you're a soul singer, I'm singing a lot of songs about love and relationships that I think a lot of girls really relate to. For whatever reason, that seems to get 'em excited. The DJ, everyone always says the DJ gets all the chicks, but that's never been my experience.
My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen - I love all of them. I love singing to them because they're all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.
I have a very specific memory of watching 'Singing in the Rain,' and looking at myself in the mirror after watching it and perceiving myself as one of those people that I was just watching on T.V. It was just kind of a knowing that this would be the world that I would enter into. And that's what I did.
The most enjoyable part of my career is singing live.
Lectures should go from being like the family singing around the piano to high-quality concerts.
I once asked Ozzy Osbourne, truly one of my favorite people in the world, if he was cool with singing Black Sabbath songs year after year, whether he was performing with Black Sabbath or out on a solo tour. He said it was great.
I get so excited when a song I wrote that's very personal to me goes No. 1 and I look down and see people singing the words back to me.
It's kind of exhilarating, walking through a crazy, insane mob. The most miraculous process is watching a song go from a tiny idea in the middle of the night to something that 55,000 people are singing back to you.
The most miraculous process is watching a song go from a tiny idea in the middle of the night to something that 55,000 people are singing back to you.
People think that I popped out of my mother's womb singing 'Chasing Pavements'.
I believe in singing.
Broadway is a tough, tough arena for singing.
The worst feature of a new baby is its mother's singing.
Singing aloud leaves you with a sense of levity and contentedness.
Singing has never been particularly easy for me.
I want to be singing to everybody, and I want everybody to think that I'm singing to them. Guys, girls and everyone in between.
I've always been interested in singing, and I've always been singing and dancing since I was little.
I started out when I was about 12, playing drums. I started singing when I was about 15.
Singing is incredibly physical.
C. S. Lewis
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