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For me, 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is.
That little Miley Cyrus... she's like a little Elvis. The kids love her because she's Hannah Montana, but what people don't realize about her is she is such a fantastic singer and songwriter. She writes songs like she's 40 years old!
I love songs that people can dance to and enjoy at the same time.
I would love to have a rapper on one of my songs, like Ludacris, or the 'it's so hot in here' guy, Nelly.
I don't have many easy songs.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
If I were a writer and not a singer in 10 years, I don't know how I'd feel about writing really personal songs and getting someone else to sing them.
Songs don't just come out of the air. They take time, but it's good fun, too. Maurice gave me encouragement.
I don't write songs about a specific, elusive thing.
I love writing songs. I'm a songwriter.
However, there's no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.
There are some Rolling Stones songs that are just stunners.
I love music, of course, and many, many, many genres. There are hardly any songs I would say that I hate. There's a couple, and I don't even know exactly why I don't like them.
It's not just songs and glamour. It's sweat, blood, broken toes, and mistakes... It's life.
Mary J. Blige
Usually, when you go in to make a record, you have 30 songs, and you record 30 of them, and 12 of them make it to the record.
I'm like a bad musical cliche because I bring my guitar on the road and try to write songs in hotel rooms.
What really turns me on about technology is not just the ability to get more songs on MP3 players. The revolution - this revolution - is much bigger than that. I hope, I believe. What turns me on about the digital age, what excites me personally, is that you have closed the gap between dreaming and doing.
Hall & Oates is one of the few musical groups as satisfying now as it was back then. There's something incredibly musically satisfying about their songs. Nothing has diminished my love for them.
My father's songs don't intimidate me; my father's songs are my songs. My songs are his songs. There's no intimidation.
Again, I say I will be glad to tell what songs I have ever sung, because singing is my business.
What I like about music is the songs you can remember the lines of in a single second.
To me, there's two types of songs, good and bad. And I just like to stick with the good ones.
My songs are like my kids.
Some of my songs I don't do on tour because they don't work well live.
The first songs I wrote were catchy, but the subject matter was God.
With songs, I've always pledged to be honest. I write my songs because I've lived them.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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