How many English words do you know that start with the letter Q? Very likely, your answer is, very few. How much less, then, might be the chance that you know songs that start with Q? Here’s a good chance for you to learn a few popular songs that start with the letter Q.
1. Quicksand by Morray
Although “Quicksand” has become a hit song, particularly in the US, Morray, its singer, almost gave up on his quest to become a rapper before the song’s production.
He was born in 1992 and had a tough life. He had actually chosen the name of this song to reflect the difficult times he was experiencing. As he notes in the song, there were times he felt like he was sinking lower and lower in life, as opposed to having a way out to success.
However, Quicksand is not a pity song but one of hope. Instead of throwing in the towel, Morray reminds himself that there was a time he was worse off; days he walked in tatters because he could not afford new clothes. It is likely the motivational nature of Quicksand has contributed to its success.
2. Questions by Chris Brown
With the song, “Questions”, playing, everyone gets into the party mood. In this song, Chris Brown delivers sexy messages and nuances to some girl he is interested in, and pairs these with well-choreographed dance moves.
Chris Brown is not only a singer and songwriter, but he is also a dancer and an actor. It is not surprising, therefore, that he is able to pull out a great dance alongside his team of talented dancers. As for the lyrics, they are so well arranged that one can sing along after listening to them just once.
3. Quicksilver Saves Everyone – Sweet Dreams by X-Men
The song, “Quicksilver Saves Everyone – Sweet Dreams”, is not only enjoyable to dance to but also interesting to listen to. The lyrics are about the nature of the world. The message by X-Men, the singers, is that wherever you go you are bound to find people of all kinds – some ready to exploit you, and others so vulnerable you could easily exploit them.
That relatability in terms of people’s behavior is one aspect that makes many people like the song. Then, of course, there are the singers’ sweet voices that one could listen to all day long without getting bored; not to mention the clarity with which they articulate the words.
4. Queen of My Heart by Westlife
The song, “Queen of My Heart” by Westlife is one special crowd puller. However, this should not be surprising considering that the words sung by the quartet of Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan and Kian Egan are distinctly clear. Moreover, the song’s tone and melody result in exemplary delivery, which makes the message very believable.
Westlife is an Irish band that the four members formed in the late nineties, and although they have won millions of fans along the way and sold records in the tens of millions, they seem not to be very rich. In one interview Nicky Byrne had with the “Irish Independent”, he confessed they were not prudent in the way they spent their money in their early days of success.
He singled out extravagant expenditure on cars and exclusive watches as one of their poor spending habits of that time, adding that Shane Filan tried some wise spending by investing in real estate but bad luck hit him when the recession set in.
5. Queen Bee by Rochelle Diamante
“Queen Bee”, by Rochelle Diamante, is the one of those songs that start with the Letter Q, and it uplifts your mood whether you choose to go to the dance floor or just lay back and listen. Rochelle Diamante, the singer whose voice dominates the entire song, has a smooth, fresh voice that will catch anyone’s attention irrespective of their taste in music.
She was born in the US, and she must have loved music from an early age considering she was once a student at the US Seattle Children’s Theater. That was where she learned to play the guitar and to dance to hip-hop as well as jazz music.
For any music lovers who would like to pick some moves to incorporate into their dancing style, the video for this Queen Bee song is a great place to check out.
6. Quality Control by Migos
Migos, the singer of “Quality Control”, collaborated with musicians, Gucci Mane and Lil Yachty, to produce this song that ended up becoming a hit.
From this song, one gets to learn the reality of life on urban streets. These talented hip-hop singers portray a life of contrast in what is popularly known as the ‘hood’, where rough guys also get to enjoy affluence.
As indicated in the lyrics, they are neither worried that people consider them thugs, nor do they harbor guilt for leading expensive lives. In this song, they proudly brag that the price of their jewelry is in the millions. The song’s name, “Quality Control”, seems to be inspired by the fact that in the streets where they dwell, they eliminate what they dislike and introduce what they prefer. It is another way of saying they call the shots.
7. Quarter to Three by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band released the song, “Quarter to Three”, which soon became very popular. It is a song with a party vibe, and the lead singer gives it all he has in terms of vocals and performance.
Bruce Springsteen is not only a respected Rock singer but also a great songwriter, who came to fame in 1975 with his song, “Born to Run”. He produced “Quarter to Three” in 1990, a song that falls under his famous Rock and Roll genre.
However, it is good to note that this song was originally sung in 1974 by someone known as Gary Bonds. However, at his performance held at New York’s Lincoln Center, the title given to the song was “Dance ‘till Quarter to Three”.
8. Quizas Quizas Quizas by Andrea Bocelli
The word “quizas” in Spanish translates to “maybe” in English. The singer, Andrea Bocelli, lost his eyesight when he was aged twelve, after being involved in a football-related accident.
Luckily, the unfortunate turn of events did not deter him from producing songs, including this popular romantic song, “Quizas Quizas Quizas”. In the song, Bocelli says his love interest avoids giving him a straight answer, apparently on when and how they are going to meet; she won’t even tell him where.
While dance lovers are bound to enjoy the cha-cha-cha rhythm of the song, others will find its melodies irresistible; and that is before considering Andrea’s rich and smooth voice.
9. Quiereme by Jacob Forever
Anyone engrossed in the harmonious beats and beautiful melodies of “Quiereme” might not realize the song is in another language but English. This song has those familiar beats of Western music, yet with some romantic feel common in Spanish music.
Jacob Forever, the singer, talks about a man who is urging his lover to embrace their love, as he promises to pamper her and make her rich. The fact that the song is alluring to people of different cultures is probably the reason it is so popular.
10. Quiero Perderme En Tu Cuerpo by David Bisbal
One of the greatest qualities of the song, “Quiero Perderme En Tu Cuerpo”, is David Bisbal’s mellow and melodic voice. Then, when it comes to actual stage performances, he has such a great presence that it draws people’s attention.
Anyone watching him perform this song can easily tell there is romance involved, even before one gets to learn that “Quiero Perderme En Tu Cuerpo” means “I want to lose myself in your body”. There are other songs by David Bisbal that are similarly romantic, including “Digale” which has sentences like, “And now I’m here looking for her again, and she’s gone… maybe you have seen her. Tell her that I always adored her”.
Evidently, songs that start with Q are many and varied in genre, yet among them are popular ones that transcend culture and language in popularity. Some fans are captivated by sweet melodies, and others by groovy dance beats.
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