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28 Brilliant Songs for Lyrics & Quotes

We can all think of songs which have boosted our moods, made us dance along or reflect what is happening in our lives, these positive songs are known to psychologists as power songs and they say choosing to listen to power songs can enhance our lives and improve health – as if we needed a medical reason to listen to great songs!
I had such fun collating this list! Some of these I have made in clay before and many I will definitely make someday!!

and if you want any of these lyrics on a framed tile you can see the full range of tiles which you can put your own choice of lyrics into here >>

And I have put them all into a spotify playlist so you can listen along too….

28 Brilliant Songs for Lyrics & Quotes

Ooh, you were meant to be near me, Ooh, and I want you to hear me, Say we’ll be together every day, Got to get you into my life
Got To Get You Into My Life – Lennon and McCartney 1966

 

Don’t it always seem to go, That you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone? They paved paradise, put up a parking lot (Shooo bop bop bop bop)
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchel 1970

 

You may say I am a dreamer but I am not the only one
Imagine – John Lennon 1971

 

I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling down, I feel my heart start to trembling, Whenever you’re around
I Feel The Earth Move – Carol King 1971

 

Well, we’re all in the mode for a melody and you’ve got me feeling alright
The Piano Man – Billy Joel 1973

 

We could be heroes just for one day
Heroes – David Bowie 1977

 

Then I look at you, And the world’s alright with me, Just one look at you, And I know it’s gonna be A lovely day
A Lovely Day – Bill Withers 1977

 

Little things I should have said and done, I just never took the time, You were always on my mind
You Were Always On My Mind – Recorded by Elvis 1972, Willie Nelson 1982, Pet shop Boys 1987 amongst many others

 

As soon as I wake up every night every day, I know that it’s you I need, To take the blues away
It Must Be Love – Recorded by Madness 1981

 

Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand, Just like that river twisting through a dusty land, And when she shines she really shows you all she can
Rio – Duran Duran 1982

 

The world was moving and she was right there with it (and she was), The world was moving she was floating above it (and she was) and she was
She Was – Talking Heads 1985

 

They say in heaven, love comes first, We’ll make heaven a place on earth,Ooh, heaven is a place on earth
Heaven Is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle 1986

 

She’s got a smile that it seems to me, Reminds me of childhood memories, Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky
Sweet Child O Mine  – Guns n Roses 1987

 

I memorize every line, And I kiss the name that you sign, And darling then I read again, Right from the start
Love Letters Straight From Your Heart – Elvis Presley 1962 or Alison Moyet 1987

 

I was standing,You were there,Two worlds collided And they could never tear us apart
Never Tear Us Apart – Inxs 1987

 

It’s been seven hours and fifteen days, Since you took your love away, I go out every night and sleep all day, Since you took your love away
Nothing Compares 2 U – Prince recorded by Sinead O’Connor 1990

 

All we have to do now, Is take these lies and make them true somehow, All we have to see Is that I don’t belong to you And you don’t belong to me, Freedom
Freedom – George Michael 1990

 

Brewing up inside and is eyes are wild And he can’t go on He’s brewing up a storm
Brewing Up A Storm – The Stunning 1990

 

Into the great wide open under them skies of blue, out in the great wide open a rebel without a clue
Into the Great Wide Open – Tom Petty 1991

 

Sometimes it’s all too hard to take Sometimes I need a revelation, This time I’m making my own now
Revelate – The Frames 1995

 

I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style, And so I came to see him, And listen for a while And there he was This young boy, stranger to my eyes
Killing Me Softly – The Fugees 1996

 

Fate doesn’t hang on a wrong or right choice, Fortune depends on the tone of your voice, So sing while you have time
Songs of Love Divine Comedy 1998

 

Look at the stars, Look how they shine for you And everything you do
Yellow -Coldplay 2000

 

You am beautiful no matter what they say, Words can’t bring you down, You am beautiful in every single way
Beautiful – Christina Agulaira 2002

 

Who lights the stars at night, Who dreamt up someone so divine, Someone like you and made them mine
Galileo – Declan o’rourke 2004

 

Stop making the eyes at me, I’ll stop making my eyes at you, What it is that surprises me is that I don’t really want you to
I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor – Arctic Monkeys 2005

 

Oh, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day, Throw those curtains wide! One day like this a year would see me right
One Day Like This – Elbow 2008

 

Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth, Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Happy – Pharrell Williams 2013

 

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and if you want any of these lyrics on a framed tile you can see the full range of tiles which you can put your own choice of lyrics into here >>

Sarah McKenna has been developing her unique handmade Irish pottery at Bridge Street Studios since 1999.  She is also the mother of 2 boys and wife to a hairy musician. In her “spare time” she is a Scout Leader.