11 Great Songs About Music

Songs about music
Written by Corey Morgan

Songs about music

If I had to guess, I’d say that there are songs (and frequently entire playlists) for just about any circumstance. A stadium full of people may be both inspired and entertained by a good song. Similarly, it has the potential to be a source of comfort.

To be more specific, why would songwriters want to write about music? That seems like a lot of repetition. Have they become so enamored with music and singing that it’s all they can talk about? Maybe they just hit a creative wall. In my opinion, both scenarios are viable.

Pop, rock, and country music feature an unexpectedly high number of songs about music itself. Numerous of them have stood the test of time. Some people are sad about the new trend in mainstream music.

Create a playlist of songs about songs to honor the significance of music in our lives. To get you started, we’ve compiled a lengthy list. Count how many you recognize.

11 Great Songs About Music

1. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson

Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars

This song, which went on to win a Grammy, is packed to the brim with vitality and dominated the music industry in 2014. James Brown, a popular singer from the 1960s, was honored with this performance. as he was responsible for introducing the world to the distinctive sound of funk music, in addition to those who took the stage after him.

Funk is a musical style that was created by African American musicians. It is characterized by a driving rhythm and lyrics that are frequently improvised or suggestive.

2. Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna

Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music

Rihanna sings about her experience at a nightclub where she is dancing with a man she has just met in this pop song from 2007. The music is captivating, the people are behaving badly, and there’s a chance that somebody is about to get lucky.

3. “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” by Joan Jett

Joan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll

The 1975 release of this classic rock song is still going strong. It’s nostalgic for the days when a dime might buy you a few minutes of pleasure in the form of a favorite song on the jukebox at your local bar or pizza joint.

4. “Piano Man” by Billy Joel

Billy Joel - Piano Man (Official HD Video)

This Billy Joel pop song from 1973 vividly depicts his time spent performing piano in the Executive Room bar in Los Angeles and garnered widespread attention due to its focus on the patrons of that place.

The bartender, John, who buys the performer a round of drinks, Real estate agent/want tobe novelist Paul, professional Navy guy Davy, and a slew of others. They’d all had their hopes dashed, but with a few drinks and the piano player’s soothing tunes, they hoped to forget their sorrows for a moment.

The piano is both a stand-alone and a supporting instrument. Roughly one-quarter of the global population is proficient on this instrument, making it one of the most played.

5. Jim Croce Song titled – “I’ll Have to Say I Love You In a Song”

Jim Croce -- I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song

The subject matter of this popular tune from 1974 is about a guy who can’t seem to get those three words out to the woman he loves. He wakes his sleeping sweetheart to sing it to her since the temptation to share his feelings with her is too strong to ignore. Well, at least he communicated this time.

6. “Record Year” by Eric Church

Eric Church - Record Year (Official Music Video)

The protagonist of this 2016 country song is a broken man who has turned to his own form of musical therapy in order to get over his ex-lover. As he drinks his way through the bourbon, scotch, and ale, he listens to records from a three-foot stack.

He also has excellent taste in music. This tune pays homage to George Jones and Waylon Jennings.

7. Sing by The Carpenters

Who gives a damn if you have that nasal, New York-type tone to your voice? Or does it have the pleasant sound of fingernails on a chalkboard? This classic tune from 1973 pushes you to sing at the top of your lungs. Simply sing your heart out with complete abandon.

8. “Your Song” by Elton John

This 1970s pop song has one of the most sincere and attractive messages I’ve ever heard in music; it assures the listener that the world has become a better place because they are a part of it. The narrator states that he cannot afford to buy a present for the person he loves, so instead he has written a song especially for them

9. Miley Cyrus Song titled “We Belong to the Music”

Timbaland feat Miley Cyrus - We Belong 8 To The Music

They boast that they “belong to da music” and are eager to get the party started (don’t we all?). Miley Cyrus proclaims in this rock song from 2009 that she has a fresh new hairdo as well as a brand new attitude.

Is it possible that this is the root of both her personal problems and that twerking business? As is the case with Miley, there is not much else to this song that is substantial. But, hey, we didn’t really have high hopes for it.

10. “Murder on Music Row” by Alan Jackson

George Strait & Alan Jackson Murder on The Music Row

Put down the caution tape and get the crime scene tape ready. This country ballad from 2000 expresses regret at the decline of traditional country music.

Steel guitars and drums have taken the place of the fiddles and twang that were traditionally associated with drinking and cheating tunes, such as the ones that George Jones made famous. Any person who is truly committed to country music is aware of the situation exactly as it is.

Crossover music is quite popular these days because modern country music is so stylistically similar to rock. These grizzled veterans are blaming the following factors for the demise of country music as it was traditionally practiced:

The all-powerful dollar and the desire to become famous all over the world. Traditional practices were eroded over time, and whomever was responsible for that should be hung.

11. Waylon Jennings song titled – “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way”

Waylon Jennings - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way

The country music of today reflects a sense of melancholy about the genre’s recent evolution and expresses longing for the genre’s earlier, more traditional incarnations.

On the other hand, country music from the past received criticism along the same lines. It lamented the way that country music had gotten away from its traditional roots.

This 1975 top-charting single is now revered as a timeless piece of country music history. Waylon Jennings praises Hank Williams Sr. while making fun of the rhinestone-clad, luxury-car-driving newbies to country music. This is one of the best songs about music.