110 Best Funny Music Quotes That Hit The Right Note

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 22, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
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There are many funny quotes about music which come from famous singers or composers and we absolutely love these funny quotes!

Funny quotes bring joy in our life and helps us connect more to our favourite musician or people! Our list comprises of funny composer quotes and the best music quotes!

We all love funny musical quotes and funny singing quotes from our favourite musicians! We all have feelings attached to particular songs but a few songs we love simply because they are funny.

We have also picked many funny quotes from songs. We have curated a collection of the most funny quotes about music of all time and funny music sayings that you will absolutely love!

If you find our content interesting, you can also check out Mozart quotes and Beethoven quotes.

Funny Quotes About Music That Will Make The Soul Happy

Here are some popular funny quotes about music and funny quotes by famous musicians that you will definitely love!

1. “When people say you’re doing something radical in rock or dance music, I’m not sure how special that is. What we do is so old-fashioned. It’s like trying to do something innovative in tap-dancing.”

- Jonny Greenwood.

2. “'I'm forty-two,' he said. 'That's eighty-four in musician years.'”

- Monica Wood.

3. “Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.”

- William F. Buckley, Jr.

4. “A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.”

- Frank Zappa.

5. “Get up from that piano. You hurtin’ its feelings.”

- Jelly Roll Morton.

6. “I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.”

- Jimi Hendrix .

7. “Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”

- Jean Paul.

8. “I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.”

- Bob Newhart.

9. “My music is best understood by children and animals.”

- Igor Stravinsky.

10. “Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.”

- Chet Atkins.

11. “I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it.”

- Quincy Jones.

12. “I’d rather be a musician than a rock star.”

- George Harrison.

13. “All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”

- Frank Zappa.

14. “In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.”

- Robert Schumann.

15. “When I was a little boy, I told my dad, ‘When I grow up, I want to be a musician.’ My dad said: ‘You can’t do both, Son.'”

- Chet Atkins.

16. “The piano has been drinking, not me.”

- Tom Waits.

17. “If a man whistles at you, do not respond. You are a lady, not a dog.”

- Adele.

18. “Beethoven’s last quartets were written by a deaf man and should only be listened to by a deaf man.”

- Thomas Beecham.

19. “Only become a musician if there is absolutely no other way you can make a living.”

- Kirke Mechem.

20. “Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk in order to provide articles for people who can’t read.”

- Frank Zappa

21. “My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a producer.”

- Cole Porter.

22. “Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.”

- Igor Stravinsky.

23. “I'm one of those regular weird people.”

- Janis Joplin.

24. “All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.”

- Louis Armstrong.

25. “Some men are born to be good some born to be bad. As for me I only came with just a pen ‘n’ a pad.”

- Carlos Salinas.

Funny Musician Quotes That You Will Love

Here are some of the best funny musician quotes of all time that you will absolutely enjoy!

26. “Rock ‘n’ roll will never die. There’ll always be some arrogant little brat who wants to make music with a guitar.”

- Dave Edmunds.

27. “In the end we’re all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven’t been on the show.”

- Marilyn Manson.

28. “I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.”

- Duke Ellington.

29. “If I knew I had to play this song the rest of my life I probably woulda wrote something else.”

- Joe Walsh.

30. “When an instrument fails on stage it mocks you and must be destroyed!”

- Trent Reznor.

31. “I never practice my guitar… from time to time I just open the case and throw in a piece of raw meat.”

- Wes Montgomery.

32. “In fact, I hope somebody does this to all my rubbish demos when I’m dead, making them into hit songs.”

- George Harrison.

33. “Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.”

- Igor Stravinsky.

34. “I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.”

- Charles-Pierre Baudelaire.

35. “If you’re listening to a rock star to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are.”

- Alice Cooper.

36. “We don’t need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.”

- Andy Rooney.

37. “To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.”

- Igor Stravinsky.

38. “Dogs smoke in France.”

- Ozzy Osbourne.

39. “For someone so conflicted, who am I to give advice to anybody? It’s such a funny, grandiose idea.”

- Florence Welch.

40. “A guitarist or a drummer can get a cold and still play; I get a cold and sound like a wet mitten trying to sing you a love song. Charming.”

- Tori Amos.

41. “I don't perform. Seals perform.”

- Morrissey.

42. “You could name practically any problem in the hood and there'd be a rap song for you.”

- Jay-Z.

43. "I get by with a little help from my friends."

- John Lennon.

44. "When pain brings you down, don't be silly, don't close your eyes and cry, you just might be in the best position to see the sunshine."

- Alanis Morissette.

45. "Excuse me while I kiss the sky."

- Jimi Hendrix.

46. "We're still so young and desperate for attention."

- Panic at the Disco.

47. “He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends.”

- E.M. Forster.

48. “I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul...”

- Bob Dylan.

49. “If music was the language of the world, imagine how beautiful a seven-billion-part harmony would be.”

- Scott Hoying.

50. “Goliath was the best thing that ever happened to David”

- Carla Lynne Hall.

Funny Quotes From Songs

Music is art, a singer or lyricist is an author of sorts and their ideas come to life with their lyrics. Our soul loves good music and it also enjoys a list of funny quotes! Here are some of the best funny quotes of all time from songs and their composers that will lighten your soul!

51. “The hungry and the haunted explode in a rock'n'roll band.”

- Bruce Springsteen.

52. “If actions speak louder than words I’m the most deafening noise you’ve heard I’ll be that ringing in your ears that will stick around for years.”

- Touche Amore.

53. “Never be bored, and you will never be boring.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt.

54. “I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun.”

- Billy Joel.

55. “I'm just a man, not a hero. Just a boy, who wants to sing this song.”

- Gerard Way.

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

- Keith Urban.

57. “We are not just art for Michelangelo to carve, he can't rewrite the agro of my furied heart.”

- Lady Gaga.

58. “Love me or hate me, I swear it won't make or break me.”

- Lil Wayne.

59. “We didn't land on plymouth rock, Plymouth rock landed on us.”

- Malcolm X.

60. “Carrot could have jollied up a circle of standing stones to form up behind him and do a rumba.”

- Terry Pratchett.

61. “Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now”

- Bob Dylan.

62. “Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.”

- Cole Porter.

63. “America, America, man sheds his waste on thee, and hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.”

- George Carlin.

64. “You know the Prince song where the girl's phone rings but she tells him, 'whoever's calling couldn't be as cute as you?' I long to live out this moment in real life.”

- Rob Sheffield.

65. “Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be. It's easy.”

- John Lennon.

66.“I wanted to kill Auto-Tune like Kurt Cobain killed the hair bands.”

- Jay-Z.

67. “The poets down here don't write nothin' at all, they just stand back and let it all be.”

- Bruce Springsteen.

68. “I called to wish you an unhappy birthday because you're evil.”

- Morrissey.

69. “Did you think I’d let you go? That’s never happening and now you know.”

- Kylie Scott.

70. “There’ll be black knights and dragons, girl

But I will always come for you.”

- Emme Rollins.

71. “Once when asked how I would like to be remembered, I answered, ‘As someone who opened doors.’”

- Dave Brubeck.

72. “It was originally that the muse was what prompted the artist to create something new.”

- Kytka Hilmar-Jezek.

73. “After three hundred miles of musicians and endless tequila shots, the tour bus driver had never been more eager to dump us.”

- Jennifer Harrison.

74. “In the first group of musicians, there were kids as young as fourteen playing the tuba and one kid who probably couldn’t drive banging a bass drum.”

- Hunter Murphy.

75. “It had been Brent's idea not to have their insturments rise and fall in unison. The staggered motion gave it a more exciting rhythm.”

- Paul Fleischman.

76. Jack White has just done a song for Coca-Cola. End of. He ceases to be in the club.”

- Noel Gallagher.

77.  “When you play, all of my mother's flowers lose the will to live and expire on the instant.”

- Cassandra Clare.

78. “You're too damn beautiful for your own good. Hell, you're too damn beautiful for my own good”

- Caisey Quinn.

79. “The bassist - always the bassist.”

- Rob Sheffield.

Best Music Quotes Of All Time

We have carefully selected a few of the best music related quotes of all time for you! Here are some of the best music quotes of all time that you will absolutely love!

80. “Music, in all of its variations and venues, is the world's oldest social network.”

- Richard J. Alley.

81.  “Pop changes week to week, month to month. But great music is like literature.”

- Scott McGoldrick.

82. “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”

- Ludwig van Beethoven.

83. “I wasn't the kind of girl who fell for musicians, but it wasn't fair that Dev had a beautiful singing voice that did things to the surface of my skin.”

- Isabel Bandeira.

84. "You know its funny how freedom can make us feel contained"

- Foster the People.

85. "Actors and musicians-they're saints to me.”

- Anne Rice.

86. “‘I am serenading you sweetheart,’ Kip says, ‘The way I figure it, you like those idiots who play guitars’”

- Sasha Marshall.

87. “The llamas are migrating because of your music, and llamas are not a migratory animal.”

- Cassandra Clare.

88. “Musicians are artists, as silence is their canvas.”

- Mark Hewer.

89. “It was like a dam of musical critique had broken.”

- Cassandra Clare.

90. “Musicians and composers have become more adept than ever before to take influence from the figures that they have become devoted to.”

- Kytka Hilmar.

91. “Now, as I understand it, the bards were feared.”

- Alan Moore.

92. “Marketing is so powerful that it can make even an extremely untalented musician a one-hundred-hits wonder.”

- Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

93. “You piss off a bard, and forget about putting a curse on you, he might put a satire on you.”

- Alan Moore.

94. “Don't you know that a musician who writes a song for you is like a baker you're dating making you a cake?”

- Julie Klausner.

95. “Nashville has always been competitive. My granddaddy called it the Hillbilly Babylon.”

- Hunter S. Jones.

96. “One can spot a fellow musician in any context, even amongst policemen.”

- David Mitchell.

97. "He would get a funny look on his face and I would say what are you thinking about and he would always be thinking about music.”

- Sarah Ruhl.

98. “In the end, it is your responsibility to read the small print.”

- Loren Weisman.

99. “To omit parts of them, or to insert new-fashioned ornaments. This is the greatest insult you can offer to art.”

- Robert Schumann.

100. “The job of feet is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”

- Amit Kalantri.

101. “London, London, London town,

You can toughen up or get thrown around.”

- Kano.

102. “You can blame everyone else for your mistakes, but when you make them, you end up being the one who has to pay.”

- Loren Weisman.

103. “This guy! I plead the fifth. This guy is nuts.”

- Eminem.

104. “Beyond the picket fences and the oil wells, the happy endings, and the fairy tales, is the reality of shattered lives and broken dreams.”

- Tim McGraw.

105. “We listen to rap lyrics, but few study the history.”

- Carlos Wallace.

106. “But the point was that if Carrot had erupted into a song, people would have joined in.”

- Terry Pratchett.

107. “If some musicians put half as much effort in to the business side as they do their outer look and appearances, they could be twice as far.”

- Loren Weisman.

108. “Like Shakespeare when he does his thing, like deep stories, raw human needs.”

- Tupac Shakur.

109. “If it's a particularly good bard, and he's written a particularly good satire, then three hundred years after you're dead, people are still gonna be laughing."

- Alan Moore.

110. "God was like the best musician in the world, because he put together all the sounds of nature and gave people like Jimi Hendrix his fingers and John Lennon his brain.”

- John Corey Whaley.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for funny music quotes then why not take a look at Elton John quotes, or [Elvis quotes]?

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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