Throughout history, music has accompanied us in all kinds of moments . Both in happiness and in sadness, in situations of despondency or close emotional connection with another person (it is not unusual to hear a couple talking about “our song”), there are many songs that have been in tune with our state of mind, that have made us vibrate or sink into the deepest of miseries.

And within them, sometimes great phrases stand out, which we remember and sometimes surprise ourselves by repeating aloud. In this article, we will pick up some of them.

Forty great song lines

The following is a small collection of famous phrases from songs that in one way or another have either made history or are part of our lives

1. “I don’t wanna miss a thing”

Phrase from the Aerosmith song of the same title and which was recorded for the soundtrack of the film Armaggedon.

2. “Show must go on”

Phrase of Freddy Mercury’s song in which he talks about appearances and the need to continue with the day to day regardless of what happens inside us.

I’ll be watching you”

Although it has often been taken for a love song, “Every Breath You Take” by The Police actually makes a difference to a stalking situation in that the protagonist will be watching every step, sigh, or action that he makes every day his object of desire, while wondering how he can fail to notice that such a person is for him.

4. “Imagine all that people, living life in peace”

Fragment of the song “Imagine” by John Lennon, in which he spoke of the search and hope for peace.

5. “Who wants to live forever?”

Who wants to live forever? A question that gives title to one of Freddie Mercury’s most iconic songs.

6. Who can it be now?

Title and chorus of the song by the group Men at Work, indicates a feeling of discomfort at unwanted intrusions while reflecting a certain level of paranoia and/or instability in the character.

7. Who cares what I do? Who cares what I say? I am like that, and I will stay like that, I will never change

Part of the Alaskan song that eventually became a demand for equality and gay rights. It reflects the right to be as one is regardless of what others may think.

8. “Let it be”

Phrase and title of one of the Beatles’ songs, which urges us to let go of our sorrows and worries, accept things as they are and be willing to overcome them.

9. “All you need is love”

All you need is love. This phrase from the well-known song, also by the Beatles, reflects the importance of love as one of the main forces that allows us to do anything.

10. “And I think to myself, what a wonderful world”

A well-known song by Louis Armstrong, “What a Wonderful World” tells us about seeing the beauty of the little things in life and appreciating how wonderful the world we live in is.

11. “Boig per tu”

Phrase of the well-known Sau song, it reflects a deep love (“crazy for you”) for a person we have lost.

12. “Dust in the wind. All they are is dust in the wind”

Phrase of the song “Dust in the wind” from Kansas, reflects the passage of time and that everything has an end.

13. “Hello, darkness my old friend”

First line of Simon and Garfunkel’s song “Sound of Silence”, which tells us about a grey, isolated, individualistic and dehumanized world where attempts to change things fall on deaf ears. But in spite of this, in the intimidation there are sometimes those who try to change things.

14. “Where is the love?”

Title and part of the chorus of a well-known song by the Black Eyed Peas that asks where love has gone in today’s society.

15. “For the times they are a-changing”

Phrase from Bob Dylan’s song “Times they are A-Changing”.

16. “I was made for loving you baby, you were made for loving me”

Fragment and chorus of the Kiss song “I was mother for loving you”, talks about how two people are made for each other.

17. “I’m on the highway to hell”

Mythical song of AC/DC that pushes us to live carefree and without stopping to think, obeying our instincts.

18. “Felicità e tenir per mano, andar lontano. La felicità, èl tuo sguardo innocente in mezzo alla gente”

A small fragment of one of the most famous songs of Al Bano, “Felicità”, in which he talks about the happiness we feel when we are with whom we love.

19. “It’s my life, and it’s now or never. I ain’t gonna live forever”

This excerpt from Bon Jovi’s song, “It’s my life”, expresses our right to live our life and our now as we wish and make the most of our time.

20. “With the lights out, it’s less dangerous. Here we are now, entertain us”

Part of the song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, this phrase seems to indicate the need to fight conformism and apathy derived from fear and habituation

21. “Let’s rock, everybody let’s rock. Everybody in the whole cell block was dancing to the Jailhouse Rock”

“Jailhouse Rock” is perhaps one of Elvis Presley’s best-known songs, performed in one of the singer’s iterations in the acting world in the film of the same name. This phrase comes from it.

22. “And then I go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like I love you”

“Something stupid” is a well-known song by Frank Sinatra that tells us about love and trying to let the loved one know that it is. It has also been interpreted later by other singers like Robbie Williams (with the contribution of Nicole Kidman) or Michael Bublé.

23. “Non, rien de rien. Non, je ne regrette rien”

It is part of the chorus of the well-known song “Rien de Rien” by Edith Piaf that expresses the absence of repentance regarding what has been lived since it can start again.

24. “Fly me to the moon, and let me play among the stars”

Part of the song “Fly me to the moon” by Frank Sinatra, this is a song that expresses the feelings that are generated by being with the person loved

25. “It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside…”

Fragment of one of Elton John’s most famous songs, “Your Song”, a seemingly simple ballad that reflects the existence of deep feelings towards someone special.

26. “Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone”

Another well-known Elton John song, “Rocket Man”, leaves us with this phrase in its chorus that talks about being far from home and remembering the past with nostalgia, which could serve as a metaphorical criticism of what success at work and fame means.

27. “Billie Jean is not my lover. She’s just a girl who claims that I am the one. But this kid is not my son”

The song “Billie Jean” is, along with “Thriller”, one of Michael Jackson’s most popular songs. In this case, it is inspired by the extreme behavior that some fans can manifest.

28. “Forever trusting who we are, and nothing else matters”

This fragment is part of “Nothing else matters” by Metallica. This song shows us the need to know who we are and to be clear about things and to base relationships on trust in oneself and in others, no matter what others may think.

29. “As we leave, a kiss and a flower, a love, a caress, and a goodbye”

A very well known song by Nino Bravo that talks about a farewell and the longing for what and for those we left behind.

30. “Forever young, I want to be forever young, Do you really want to live forever, forever young”

The nostalgia for lost youth and innocence (as well as the wear and tear of the Cold War at the time it was composed, as can be seen in its first verses), is the main theme of Alphaville’s “Forever Young”, from which this fragment emerges.

31. “Summertime, and the living is easy”

This song by George Gershwin, which has subsequently been performed by many important singers such as Ella Fitzgerald or Louis Armstrong, provides us with an iconic image of summer as a time of peace and quiet.

32. “Roxanne, you don’t have to put on the red light. Those days are over, you don’t have to sell your body to the night”

Roxanne, written by Sting of The Police, is a famous song that claims to be a representation of tango and is also widely known for appearing in Moulin Rouge. It is about a prostitute whom the protagonist tries to convince to stop practicing.

33. “And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night and he’s watching us all with the eye of the tiger”

“Eye of the Tiger” is also a widely known song by the group Survivor, appearing in the movie “Rocky”.

34. “I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now”

Fragment of the song Wonderwall by Oasis, expresses the doubt that the sensations that a certain person generates can be shared by someone else.

35. “Here I am, praying for this moment to last, living on the music so fine, borne on the wind, making it mine”

The Bee Gees were another of the great groups known from the seventies. This phrase is part of the well-known song “Night Fever”

36. “I’ve got all my life to live, I’ve got all my love to give. And I’ll survive, I will survive!

One of Gloria Gaynor’s greatest hits is the well-known song “I will survive”, in which she tells us how, after an abandonment, we can become stronger and enjoy ourselves again, however much others may expect the opposite.

37. “What I can do? ‘Cause I-I-I-I, I’m feeling blue”

Little excerpt from the song “Black is Black” by Los Bravos. This song has the particularity of being the first great success of a Spanish group in the international market.

38. “We can be heroes, just for one day”

The recently deceased David Bowie left us a great number of outstanding and important songs throughout history. Among them you can find “Heroes”, of which this phrase is a part that indicates that we can all be heroes at some point

39. “But I’m a million different people from one day to the next. I sing change my mold, no, no, no, no, no, no”

Part of the song Bittersweet Symphony by “The Verve”, expresses that we change our hypocrisy and that of society by trying to pretend to be who we are not instead of facing and accepting ourselves as we are and acting on what we believe and what we really want.

40. “All I want for Christmas is you”

As Christmas is approaching, we could not close the list without adding a song of a Christmas nature. That is why we have added this phrase from Mariah Carey’s song which also forms the title of the song and which expresses that what is important is the company of those we love.