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A study by Musixmatch found that the most popular song lyrics quoted by their users were from pop, hip-hop, and R&B genres.

The study also found that artists like Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Billie Eilish were among the most frequently quoted.

What are the benefits of reading through these song quotes?

Music means a lot to people.

Songwriters use their talent to communicate messages that are important to them, experiences that they’ve had in their lives, and life lessons.

Some of these song quotes might:

  • Take you back to the best moments of your life.
  • Others might move you and inspire you.
  • Some songs will make you sad and aware of some feelings you might have been trying to ignore.

Music can be cathartic, so if some of these song quotes make you feel something, be sure to fire them up on whatever music streaming service you prefer!

Some of us enjoy listening to the songs and finding inspiration, motivation, support, and so many other emotions from the words. 

But not all songs are meant to teach deep life lessons.

Some are purely just meant to be enjoyed.

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Song quotes from some of the greatest music

A study by LyricFind found that the most popular lyrics searched for by their users were from songs in The Rock and hip-hop genres.

The study report also showed that LyricFind users were spread fairly evenly across different age groups and genders.

1. “You’re stuck in my head and I can’t get you out of it.” — Selena Gomez, “Back To You”

Song Quotes from the greatest music

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2. “I promise that you’ll never find another like me.” – “ME!” Taylor Swift feat. Brendon Urie

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3. “You like my hair? / Gee, thanks, just bought it.” – “7 Rings” Ariana Grande

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4. “You are the best thing, that’s ever been mine.” — Taylor Swift, “Mine”

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5. “I’m looking right at the other half of me.” — Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”

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6. “I was sent here for you. We were made to love.” — John Legend, “Made To Love”

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7. “Where you go I follow, no matter how far. If life is a movie, oh you’re the best part.” — Daniel Caesar, “Best Part”

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8. “Every time I close my eyes, I thank the Lord that I’ve got you. And you’ve got me too.” — Babyface, “Every time I Close My Eyes”

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9. “I know some people search the world to find something like what we have.” — Alicia Keys, “No One”

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10. “The way that you know what I thought I knew. It’s the beat my heart skips when I’m with you.” — Beyoncé, “Crazy in Love”

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According to Hootsuite, in 2021, the hashtag #songquotes had been used over 3 million times on Instagram.

The statistics showed that the popularity of song quotes on social media has been growing steadily in recent years.

11. “It’s your love. It just does something to me. It sends a shock right through me. I can’t get enough.” — Tim McGraw, “It’s Your Love”

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12. “Feeling good living better.” – Drake, “Over My Dead Body”

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13. “I used to hold my freak back, now I’m letting go.”—Demi Lovato, “Confident”

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14. “I take it nice and slow, feeling good on my own.”—Hailee Steinfeld, “Love Myself”

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15. “I belong to nobody, try not to disturb, I mind my business.”— SZA, “Go Gina”

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16. “Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage.” —Rihanna, “Needed Me”

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17. “Lose your dream, you lose your mind.”― The Rolling Stones

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18. “You drive me crazy, I just can’t sleep. I’m so excited, I’m in too deep.” — Britney Spears, “(You Drive Me) Crazy”

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19. “I will survive! Oh as long as I know how to love I know I will stay alive!” – Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive”

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20. “I won’t be afraid just as long as you stand, stand by me.” – Ben E. King “Stand By Me”

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21. “You are Beautiful, no matter what they say.” – Christina Aguilera “Beautiful”

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22. “It’s a beautiful day. Don’t let it get away.” – U2 “Beautiful Day”

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23. “In every life we have some trouble. But when you worry, you make it double.” – Bobby McFerrin “Don’t Worry be Happy”

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24. “Your heart is all I own. And in your eyes you’re holding mine.” — Ed Sheeran, “Perfect”

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25. “Let’s love like there are no goodbyes.” – Dua Lipa

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26. “If I was you, I’d wanna be me too.” – Meghan Trainor, “Me Too”

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27. “Summertime is meant to fall in love / I could fall asleep and stare in your eyes / We’ll dance all night” – “Summertime in Paris,” Jaden and Willow Smith

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28. “Cause whatever you love can be taken away, so live like it’s your dying day.” – Machine Gun Kelly

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29. “I’m just feelin’ my vibe right now. I’m feelin’ myself.” – Desiigner, “Panda”

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30. “I wear my crown, show it off, go on, girl.” —Kelly Rowland, “Crown”

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31. “We’ve got that love, the crazy kind. / I am his and he is mine, in the end it’s him and I.” — G-Eazy and Halsey, “Him & I”
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32. “The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again”― Jimi Hendrix

33. “You might think that I can’t take it, but you’re wrong. ‘Cause now I’m stronger than yesterday. Now it’s nothing but my way.” – Stronger, Britney Spears

34. What do you want from me? / Why don’t you run from me? / What are you wondering? / What do you know? – “Bury a friend” Billie Eilish

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35. “Yeah, I’m in my bag, but I’m in his too / And that’s why every time you see me, I got some new shoes” – “Cash Shit,” Megan Thee Stallion featuring Da Baby
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36. “I’m still looking for my own version of America / One without the gun, where the flag can freely   fly / No bombs in the sky, only fireworks when you and I collide / It’s just a dream I had in mind” – “Looking For America,” Lana Del Rey
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37. “Oh no, how did I manage to lose me? / I am not this desperate, not this crazy / There’s no way I’m stickin’ ’round to find out / I won’t lose like that, I won’t lose myself” – “How Do You Sleep?,” Sam Smith

38. “I know you hear me when I cry / try to hold it in at night / While you’re sleeping next to me / But it’s your arms that I need this time” – “Ghostin” Ariana Grande

39. “If you feel insignificant, you better think again / Better wake up because you’re part of something way bigger / You’re part of something way bigger” – “Bigger”, Beyoncé

40. “The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. So I’d rather die for a cause, than live a life that is worthless.” – Immortal Technique

41. “Cause you make my earth quake / Oh, you make my earth quake / Riding around, your love be shakin me up / And it’s making my heart break” – “Earfquake” Tyler, the Creator feat. Playboi Carti

42. “Tell ’em that it’s my birthday!” — Selena Gomez, ‘Birthday’

43. “But just because it burns, doesn’t mean you’re gonna die. You gotta get up and try, and try, and try.” – Try, Pink

44. “I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter. Dancing through the fire, ‘Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar.” – Roar, Katy Perry

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45. “No, I won’t never give up…And I won’t let you get me down. I’ll keep gettin’ up when I hit the ground.” – Never Give Up, Sia

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46. “I’ve known it from the moment that we met. No doubt in my mind where you belong” – “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

47. “And I can’t help but stare, cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes.” – “Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

48. “‘Cause you make me feel so brand new. And I want to spend my life with you” – “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green

49. “I am thinking of you in my sleepless solitude tonight, if it’s wrong to love you then my heart just won’t let me be right.” – “My All” — Mariah Carey

50. “I never loved someone, The way that I love you” – “Fallin'” by Alicia Keys

51. “And when you’re needing your space to do some navigating, I’ll be here patiently waiting to see what you find.” – “I Won’t Give Up” — Jason Mraz

52. “Who wants that perfect love story anyway?” – Part II (On the Run) by Beyoncé and Jay Z

53. “Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know. She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home.” – “Perfect” — Ed Sheeran

54. “And here we are in heaven, For you are mine” – “At Last” by Etta James

55. “You’ve been my inspiration. Through the lies, you were the truth. My world is a better place because of you.” – “Because You Loved Me” — Celine Dion

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56. “And whatever the weather, we have each other/ And that’s how the story will end.”  – “Forever Like That”, Ben Rector

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57. “This could be so easy/ If you could see you through my eyes.”  – “See You Through My Eyes”, The Head and the Heart

58. “And anything to make you smile/ It is my better side of you to admire.”  – “No One’s Gonna Love You”, Band of Horses

59. “It’s amazing, it’s amazing/ Isn’t it crazy, isn’t it crazy/ That you and me have found one another?” – “Lifting the Sea”, The Hunts

60. “I think I’m caught up in the way I feel ‘bout you/ I don’t know how I can be so drawn into you/ I think I’m fallin in deep/ I think I’m caught up in the wave of you, of you.”  – “Wave of You”, Surfaces

61. “You’re my flashlight in the darkness, baby/ You’re my electricity.” – “Electricity”, Drew Holcomb & Ellie Holcomb

62. “Oh, if I never get to see the Eiffel Tower at night/ Oh, if all I got is your hand in my hand/ Baby, I could die a happy man.”  – “Die a Happy Man”, Thomas Rhett

63. “Shall I write it in a letter?/ Shall I try to get it down?/ Oh, you fill my head with pieces/ Of a song I can’t get out/ Can I be close to you?”  – “Bloom”, The Paper Kites

64. “Times were tough, we made it through/ We tasted the rough, so let’s savor the smooth.”  – “I Was Born To Love You”, Ray LaMontagne

65. “Take me back to the night we met/ I don’t know what I’m supposed to do/ Haunted by the ghost of you.”  – “The Night We Met”, Lord Huron

BTS song quotes

66. “Watch me bring the fire and set the night alight.” – BTS, “Dynamite”

67. “Erase all sad memories. Hold each other’s hands and smile” – BTS, “So Far Away”

68. “Even when I fall and hurt myself, I keep running towards my dream” – BTS, Young Forever

69. “Can’t hold me down ’cause you know I’m a fighter.” —BTS, “ON”

70. “We’ll keep going, and stay up until we see the sunrise.” – BTS, “Permission to Dance”

71. “The dawn right before the sun rises is the darkest.”— BTS, “Tomorrow”

72. “No matter how much I wonder, I want to believe in my path.” – BTS, “Lost”

73. “I believe in myself. My back hurts in order to let my wings sprout.” — BTS, “Interlude: Wings”

74. “Get me outta my blues, and now I’m feelin’ brand new.” – BTS, “Fly To My Room”

75. “I’m diamond, you know I glow up.”— BTS, “Dynamite”

Taylor Swift song quotes

76. “Darling, let’s run, run from it all” – Taylor Swift, ‘Run (Taylor’s Version)’

77. “Say my name and everything just stops, I don’t want you like a best friend” – Taylor Swift, ‘Dress’

78. “Life was a willow and it bent right to your wind” – Taylor Swift, ‘Willow’

79. “I want you for worse or for better, I would wait forever and ever” – Taylor Swift, ‘How You Get The Girl’

80. “Takes one to know one, you’re a cowboy like me” – Taylor Swift, ‘Cowboy Like Me’

81. “The rest of the world was black and white but we were in screaming colour” – Taylor Swift, ‘Out Of The Woods’

82. “All these people think love’s for show but I would die for you in secret” – Taylor Swift, ‘Peace’

83. “We were like the mall before the internet, it was the one place to be” – Taylor Swift, ‘Coney Island’

84. “I don’t wanna look at anything else now that I saw you” – Taylor Swift, ‘Daylight’

85. “It was the best night, never would forget how we moved” – Taylor Swift, ‘Starlight’

Harry Styles song quotes

86. “You showed me a power that is strong enough to bring sun to the darkest days” – Harry Styles, ‘Matilda’

87. “If you’re feeling down, I just wanna make you happier, baby” – 86. “You showed me a power that is strong enough to bring sun to the darkest days” – Harry Styles, ‘Late Night Talking’

88. “There’s never been someone else so perfect for me” – Harry Styles, ‘Grapejuce’

89. “You know the game’s nevеr-ending” – Harry Styles, ‘Boyfriends’

90. “I take you with me everytime I go away” – Harry Styles, ‘Love of My Life’

91. “You don’t have to be sorry for leaving and growing up” – Harry Styles, ‘Matilda’

92. “It’s not what I wanted, to leave you behind” – Harry Styles, ‘Love of My Life’

93. “When nothing really goes to plan, you stub your toe or break your camera. I’ll do everything I can to help you through.” – Harry Styles, ‘Late Night Talking

94. “You know it’s not the same as it was” – Harry Styles, ‘As It Was’

95. “If I was a bluebird, I would fly to you. You’ll be the spoon. Dip you in honey, so I could be sticking to you.” – Harry Styles, ‘Daylight’

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96. “Make it like your birthday everyday.”—Katy Perry, ‘Birthday’

97. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” – John Lennon, Imagine

98. “Sunshine mixed with a little hurricane.” – Brad Paisley, “Perfect Storm”

99. “You got my heart. Don’t know how you did it.” — Ariana Grande, “The Way”

100. “Find me where the wild things are.” —Alessia Cara, “Wild Things”

101. “There is no fear now. Let go and just be free. I will love you unconditionally.” — Katy Perry, “Unconditionally”

102. “I’m no beauty queen, I’m just beautiful me.” —Selena Gomez, “Who Says”

103. “I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow.” — Rascal Flatts, “My Wish”

104. “Gonna love myself, no, I don’t need anybody else.”—Hailee Steinfeld, “Love Myself”

105. “Here you come again, lookin’ better than a body has a right to.” — Dolly Parton, “Here You Come Again”

Song Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective

106. “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” ― Bob Marley

107. “I prefer to die of thirst in my own planet than to be a character more in this sad story.” ― Ricardo Arjona

108. “Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.” ― Nicholas Sparks

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109. “And the stars look very different today.” ― David Bowie

110. “I don’t let nobody see me wishin’ he was mine.” ― Taylor Swift

111. “I think One Direction are the biggest band in the world, their songs are great.” ― Chris Martin

112. “I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart.” ― Christina Perri

113. “Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” ― Bob Marley

114. “How can I love when I’m afraid to fall?” ― Christina Perri

115. “The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race.” ― Bob Marley

Favorite song quotes

116. “Running after you is like chasing the clouds.” – Harry Styles

117. “Take a chance, it could only make you stronger. Do your dance.” – Prince

118. “You belong among the wildflowers.” – Tom Petty

119. “Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear. Livin’ on a prayer.” – Bon Jovi

120. “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” – Ed Sheeran

121. “Life is ours, we live it our way.” – Metallica

122. “Let’s love like there are no goodbyes.” – Dua Lipa

123. “Dream until your dreams come true.” – Aerosmith

124. “Nothing can stop me, I’m all the way up.” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma “All the Way Up”

125. “There is only one map to the journey of life and it lives within your heart.” – Willie Nelson

Song Quotes To Get You Past Life Hardships

126. “People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.” ― Taylor Swift

127. “There’s always haters, no matter what you’re doing whether they’re complaining that everything you do sounds the same, or it’s too different.” ― Avicii

128. “You can’t knock on opportunity’s door and not be ready.” ― Bruno Mars

129. “I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.” ― Whitney Houston

130. “This love is difficult, but it’s real.” ― Taylor Swift

131. ‘One thing I’ve learned is that I’m not the owner of my talent; I’m the manager of it.” ― Madonna

132. “I don’t want to be in love but you’re makin’ me.” ― Jonny Lang

133. “The Past is gone, and the future might not even be, the only thing we ever experience is the now, I try to enjoy the minute.” ― George Harrison

134. “Because you let our love just fall apart, You no longer have my heart.” ― Boyz II Men

135. “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” ― John Lennon

Powerful Song Quotes

136. “One love, one heart.” ― Bob Marley

137. “It took a while for her to figure out she could run but when she did she was long gone, Long gone..” ― Keith Urban

138. “You’re an expert at sorry and keeping the lines blurry.” ― Taylor Swift

139. “If they substituted the word ‘Lust’ for ‘Love’ in the popular songs it would come nearer the truth.” ― Sylvia Plath

140. “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun.” ― Billy Joel

141. “All you need is love.” ― John Lennon

142. “We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…” ― john lennon

143. “Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” ― Bob Dylan

144. “These are the seasons of emotion, and like the winds, they rise and fall.” ― Led Zeppelin

145. “Love me or hate me, i swear it won’t make or break me.” ― Lil Wayne

Empowering Song Quotes from Today’s Most Iconic Musicians

146. “I’m through with doubt. There’s nothin’ left for me to figure out. I’ve paid a price and I’ll keep paying.” — Bruce Springsteen

147. “I’m not the one who’s so much into love, but with a good man, I’m willing to learn.” — Adele

148. “I’m not the kind of person who gives up just like that. Oh, no. I’m gonna get myself back on track.” — Beyoncé

149. “I’m not the type to get my heart broken. I’m not the type to get upset and cry.” — Ariana Grande

150. “I wanna be your end game. I wanna be your first string. I wanna be your A-Team. I wanna be your end game.” — Taylor Swift

151. “We’re the kids of the future. The ones to take a chance. We are the ones who will make a change.” — Bon Jovi

152. “I’m not the one who’s gonna play it safe, I’ll take the risk, it’s worth the chase.” — Beyoncé

153. “I’m not afraid of the fall. I’m not afraid to lose it all.” — Ed Sheeran

154. “I’m not the one who’s so far away when I feel the snake bite into my vein.” — Nirvana

155. “I’m not afraid to take a stand. Everybody, come take my hand. We’ll walk this road together, through the storm. Whatever weather, cold or warm. Just let you know that you’re not alone.” — Eminem

Cherish the old and get ready for the new

As you take time to read over song lyrics from hits, don’t forget that it can be fun to look back over music from your past.

Music can easily connect us with lots of pleasant memories.

And it can be a fun way to relive good experiences that you’ve had. 

While you’re taking time to enjoy the music, get ready to experience all that 2020 has to offer as well.

Don’t be afraid to try listening to different genres of music to see if you are connecting with the lyrics of new music as it comes out. 

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  1. Lyricsang

    December 29, 2020 at 9:24 AM

    Seriously, these songs lyrics captions are pretty useful. Thankyou!

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