We have collected the best Tunes Quotes by famous authors including Rob James-Collier, Randy Rainbow, Susan Hill, Charlie Haden, Pete Doherty and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
The devil always has the better tunes!
I’m a big show queen to begin with. I think in show tunes.
I was taught to whistle as a little girl by an undertaker. I used to sit in his workshop, watching him planing wood for the coffins, and he used to whistle all the time – and eventually I started whistling, too. I can whistle anything, particularly trumpet tunes from Classic FM.
When we first started playing we did a lot of rehearsing. We used to write out everything. In fact, that’s the way everybody rehearses: we play the tunes and improvise.
Babyshambles were offered some money to have a comeback. Good band, they were – amazing tunes.
In the beginning, we were a real good, straight rock ‘n’ roll band. We were writing quality tunes.
Beautiful tunes are all very good and fine, and great musicians are always great, but that alone isn’t enough. Most folks, when they see movies or hear records, need something that they find pulls them in, draws them in, and appeals to them beyond just the notes.
If you play the very subtle jazz tunes with acoustic pianos, acoustic bass and it’s a dead standard, you are going to play very differently. It depends on the music.
Both of my parents have been actors; there were a lot of show tunes on in the car all of the time. I grew up with that.
He is not in the least arrogant. The last album was written in a room in Sussex. He was like a mad professor, spending all day writing and then coming out with brilliant tunes.
India is full of varied cultures that have introduced different kinds of folk tunes to us.
I just couldn’t get anyone to sing my songs, so I had to sing my own tunes.
Why should the Devil have all the good tunes?
Some of the kids who discovered me from my ‘F.E.A.R.’ record or one of the U.N.K.L.E. tunes have said, ‘I don’t even like the Roses; I love your solo stuff.’ I buzz off that.
I do like a lot of things that a lot of adults would scoff at. ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Looney Tunes.’
R. L. Stine
I got on a bit of a rollercoaster looking into how Herbie Hancock used to make his tunes, and I remember a picture of Jean-Michel Jarre at one of his concerts and seeing the Memorymoog. When I heard the sound it I was like, ‘Arrrgh, I really need that.’
It is not a mystical thing, however, it is obvious and practical and I think that what the performer does is to try to get to that point with every choice you make from the phrasing in a tune to the choice of tunes.
We’re not like pop musicians who have to perform the same top ten tunes every night of a tour.
I mean, I don’t think I would call Claus to do an album of big band tunes. You know, just like arrangers write for the artist they have in mind; you have to keep in mind if you’re going to work with Claus Ogerman. You invite him to do what he does.
When I’m doing an exaggerated character, I hope it’s clear I don’t think this is how women do, or should, act. There’s aspects of Looney Tunes in drag. But there’s something poignant about a man dressed as a woman, talking about gender. It can make you realize how similar the genders really are.
I had given up the guitar between ’75 and ’78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes.
We are trying our best to spread the culture of Punjabi music all over the world. With the traditional rigid Punjabi music, people always had a myth that the music is very conventional, but nowadays, we are really thrilled to see how people are loving the tunes and beats of Punjabi music.
With great artists like Elvis, sometimes the songs weren’t the greatest thing about him. When I tried to perform some of the songs, I noticed some of the tunes weren’t all that brilliant, but it was the performance that sold them.
Songs that aren’t even remotely connected to Christmas are now officially canonized Christmas tunes. ‘Frosty the Snowman,’ ‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘Winter Wonderland’ never mention anything religious but are still notches in Christmas’ belt of musical dominance.
Our tunes aren’t just sing-along tunes: they’re very complex. After a few days of that, you gotta take a break.
I hope ‘Chess’ will hit the big screen. It seems a natural to me. Good venues, tunes, and politics.
The way jazz works is that we take a theme, and then we write using the same structure, same chord changes, and then we can do different tunes.
This is an album of songs that I’ve always loved, tunes that I heard. For the first time in 53 years of recording, I really had control over an entire album, start to finish.
My biggest tunes – ‘Eres Mia,’ ‘Llevame Contigo,’ ‘Propuesta Indecente’ – they aren’t featuring anyone but me.
Reading was such a formative part of my childhood (along with ‘Loony Tunes’), that it is difficult to pin point the most influential book. But, under an interrogation light I would probably have to say ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte.
‘Looney Tunes’ was not a children’s cartoon. I don’t care what anybody says. It was very politically charged, very racial. And then they tried to soften it up for kids later. But it was for the adults.
The Indian audience is so passionate, they know all the tunes and love to party. The atmosphere is always electric.
I enjoy doing new tunes. It gives me a little bit to perk up, to pay a little bit more attention.
I think Barry Gibb would be a wonderful person to work with. Because he just writes good tunes.
I think the best thing about performing as producer is to hear the fans sing along with your tunes.
Sometimes, I record rough patches of tunes and take them to directors. They choose to retain my voice. Personally, I don’t like my voice, and never want to record.
Anybody who tunes into Rush Limabaugh already knows what he’s going to say and is already inclined to agree. So it winds up creating tribes.
George A. Romero
Kids love Lady Gaga because she’s a freak, and she’s one of the few people doing that, but unfortunately, Lady Gaga hasn’t got the tunes. She’s not David Bowie or Roxy Music.
I get to hang out with Billy Bob Thornton at his house. We hang out over there every time we’re in L.A., because he doesn’t go out. We’ll hang and he’ll play us some of his tunes. It’s pretty awesome.
With Ghost Tunes, you just try to do what’s right. And what’s right is whatever the copyright owner wants to do with their music, they do it.
But every job I’ve had I just end up writing tunes and skiving – so everything has been leading up to it, but I’ve never had any ambition of getting big.
I think PSP is going to be the most successful handheld entertainment device ever. What it will do in terms of the versatility, obviously you can download music to it, and you’ll be able to enjoy all your great tunes on it.
I wrote the tunes and sang only nonsense words. Then came Moore and dressed them with the lyrics.
I will say you could always look at ‘Looney Tunes’ and learn about writing. I think you can learn a lot about the beats of comedy. I think you can find out about awkward pauses, because I think they did those well.
I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch.
I meet young people who know me and are familiar with my stuff. They know the package. They might have cherry-picked five or six key tunes. That’s how it seems to work. I sometimes wonder if they realise they are not getting the whole context.
I’m trying to play tunes in a new way, using all the same scales, harmonies, structures, but twist everything a little bit so that it comes out sounding different.
Mel Blanc is a hero because of what he could do with his voice for all the Looney Tunes, the Warner Brothers cartoons, to be the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Porky Pig. To me, he’s a great actor.
From the first album I’m playing bass on a lot of the tunes, and piano on a lot of ’em, and drums, and guitars. I did that on almost every album.
J. J. Cale
Since his childhood, Bappa has observed me singing and practicing and is well aware of all sorts of recording and singing arrangements. I have a studio at my home, so whenever he needs my help I make sure I stand by him. I often sing for the tunes that he composes.
The early Stones were adolescent rockers. They were self-conscious in an obvious and unpretentious way. And they were committed to a musical style that needed no justification because it came so naturally to them. As they grew musically the mere repetition of old rock and blues tunes became increasingly less satisfying.
I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.
Typically, only about 2 percent of the American populace tunes in to PBS’s ‘Nova’ series – the most successful science show on the tube. ‘Survivor’ and ‘X Factor’ get twice the ratings.
When I found the music of Monk I finally found music that fit that horn. Every one of his tunes fit it perfectly.
I didn’t really think my music was good enough to be heard by anyone. I had some friends who were releasing records who were older than me, and within that group, I was always the younger, patronized friend who was making tunes as well, which everyone thought was cute.
That was my challenge as a composer. Like with anything, to keep yourself interested in doing what you do, you set yourself challenges. So I said, Okay, I’ll try to write a hundred tunes in a year.
I grew up listening to show tunes in the back of the car.
Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
I am someone who tunes into more ethical journalism, and I’m not someone who dwells a lot on the negative, so I think I’d rather focus on the positive and forge ahead.
I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.
Indian classical music is charming and currently there are a wide range of musicians who bring great classical tunes to the Bollywood industry.
I got tired of depending on other people, and I had this strong desire to make music of my own. I decided to start writing my own tunes and just see what could happen.
The Woody Guthrie ‘Dust Bowl’ tunes were really fascinating.
I’ll sit around and play my guitar; that’s how I write tunes.
When times are good, we have tunes to dance to; when times are tough, we’re supposed to talk about it. That’s country music.
I’m not really a country singer, although I did make a couple albums and love its simple, straight-from-the-heart approach, but I have always sung a lot of jazz, show tunes, pop tunes, gospel and blues.
Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to play music that I liked, and even when I was in cover bands when I was a teenager we only played cover tunes that we liked. That was the simple morality that I grew up with.
I’ve jumped off pianos, I stopped climbing up curtains when the screws popped once and I fell to the floor like a Looney Tunes cartoon character, and ended up off for six months because of a broken ankle.
There’s a few tunes of mine that don’t have jokes, but most of them have a joke and they have a humorous point of view somewhere.
My mother Naseem Bano who was called the first ‘Pari Chehra’ or beauty queen of the film industry, had taken me to London after she saw me taking fancy to her ghaghra, lipstick and dance to the tunes of her film songs. For her, academics were more important than films.
I like Celtic folk music, Native American music, and any kind of early music. There isn’t a lot of music that I don’t like… except for Show Tunes.
When I was working with David Cassidy at the Rio, I made an album of updated versions of some 1970s disco tunes. I had a blast.
I’ve written some songs that are pretty scary, but ‘Jessica,’ ‘Ramblin’ Man,’ and ‘Blue Sky’ are happy songs. That’s the way I wrote them: have-fun tunes to make you feel good.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is probably one of the funniest people I’ve ever met in my life. Everything the kid does is funny. I think he tunes his life to being funny.
Jesse L. Martin
Working in bars back then, in the ’50s, to get a job you had to play all kinds of music. There’d be customers come in and yell jazz tunes at you and yell rock ‘n’ roll tunes at you and polkas and rhythm and blues and country music.
J. J. Cale
I remember watching Looney Tunes cartoons and having the music stuck in my head.
As a composer, I only give directors tunes I’m happy with.
I think it was John who really urged me to play sitar on ‘Norwegian Wood,’ which was the first time we used it. Now, Paul has just asked me recently whether I’d written any more of those ‘Indian type of tunes.’ He suddenly likes them now. But at the time, he wouldn’t play on them.
The tunes, rhythms, and messages are drawn mainly from secular culture.
I have a weekly playlist on Spotify called Mixtape Mondays. So every Sunday night, I sit around listening to tunes to place. It’s becoming my favorite part of the week.
I had this knack of writing opening lines to my tunes. This helped in making an instant impression.
Yeah I do and I don’t mind, in fact that is one of the real encouraging things about this whole career of mine is that there are tunes I wrote almost thirty years ago that I will still play in front of an audience and I still like the old tunes.
The ‘Dangerous’ album has producers like Tiny, who to me is very special. Also, Luny Tunes, Nesty La Mente Maestra, Nelly La Arma Secreta, Haze, and El Ingeniero. I wanted to use everyone who makes music in Puerto Rico and beyond to have variety.
People have to realise you don’t help African children singing along to 60-year-old men playing their tunes from 40 years ago.
I sang opera, I sang show tunes. I got into a rock band for a while. I’ve sung a lot of different things.
There are a lot of mindless moments in my tunes.
I am glad to see the people grooving to and loving the Punjabi tunes. I also personally feel that Punjabi songs have a different vibe and energy, which helps in lifting one’s mood completely.
I’ve heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea. The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to hear some music and up comes a commercial.
In his musicals with Garland, Rooney was the sparkplug for prodigious entrepreneurship – that era’s predecessor of the garage band, but with Gershwin tunes and an all-star cast.
It’s nice to create something you believe in. It’s even nicer to dance to your own tunes sometimes.
Look, I was only given a year or two to come up with tunes for this record, and when all but eight of them were thrown out for riotous behaviour, I got a bit ticked off; wouldn’t you?
Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
During our first year, we were playing Priest and Maiden cover tunes all the time while we figured out what we wanted to do as a band. At the time I was getting out of metal and into punk. That’s how Slayer’s sound came together – it’s the speed of punk combined with the big riffs of metal.
I was influenced when I was younger by the cartoon movies that Disney put out, like Cinderella and what not. I watched those movies over and over when I was younger and the music is ingrained into my head. Nowadays, I’m still humming the tunes. It taught me the fundamentals.
When I was composing for ‘The Villain,’ I looked at it as a fan and came up with tunes accordingly.
Oddly enough, I almost never listen to show tunes. But there are some shows I love, like Adam Guettel’s ‘Floyd Collins.’
Brian Stokes Mitchell
When talking about writing, I often use the analogy of archaeology. There are these great tunes all around. Your skill as a musician allows you to pick them out without breaking them.
It’s important to have good tunes, but words are the thing for me.
I like minor tunes.