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Hymn to Music

Nothing can be better than a sweet love song
So sweet so sweet so mellow
When you got the girl that you love in your arm
Oh honey I love you I love you yeah
Music is the healing force of the world
It's understood by every man woman boy and girl
The O'Jays, "I Love Music"

Singers, Rappers, and other Musicians sing about a lot of things. Love, Sex, Sorrow, Revenge, A specific person or object they love, their home neighborhoods, and much more.

A Hymn to Music is the meta version of that: A song dedicated to music itself and the artist's love of it. Whether professionally or on a personal level. A supertrope of Heavy Meta, which is a singing about a specific genre of music. Exhort The Disc Jockey Song is a subtrope.


Examples include:

  • "I Love Music", by the O'Jays.
    I love music, sweet sweet music
    I love music, just as long as it's groovy
    I love I love I love I love I love I love music
    I love I love I love I love I love I love music
    I love music, any kind of music
    I love music, just as long as it's groovy
  • "Music", Madonna's hit.
    Music, music
    Music makes the people come together
    Music mix the bourgeoisie and the rebel
  • Cansei de Ser Sexy's "Music Is My Hot Sex".
  • "Thank You for the Music" by ABBA.
  • The Hip-Hop/Soul Temporal Duet "Music" by Erick Sermon, featuring lines from an acapella outtake by Marvin Gaye.
  • Barry Manilow: "I Write Songs".
  • In classical music, anything in honour of St. Cecilia (patron saint of music) is likely to be this. Often, it's not just a single song but a long, multi-movement ode or cantata. Very popular in the Baroque era, and prominent examples exist by Handel (Alexander's Feast and A Song for St. Cecilia's Day, both based on poems by Dryden) and Purcell (Hail! Bright Cecilia and Welcome to all the Pleasures). In the twentieth century, Britten also wrote a Hymn to St. Cecilia.
  • The Phineas and Ferb episode "Dude, We're Getting the Band Back Together" featured two: The first is "History of Rock" (sometimes called "Danny's Story"), a song by (then former) Love Handel frontman Danny about how he got started in music. The second is the short "Music Makes us Better" by the reunited band during the credits.
  • "I Love Rock And Roll" by Joan Jett
  • "Music" by John Miles
    Music was my first love
    And it will be my last.
    Music of the future
    And music of the past
    To live without my music
    Would be impossible to do
    In this world of troubles
    My music pulls me through
  • The title song from The Sound of Music.
  • "Music Of The Night" from The Phantom of the Opera.
  • Jem has "When It's Only Me And The Music" and "Music Is Magic".
  • Common Rider's "Classics Of Love" is basically about music being a positive force in one's life ("Sun shining down on a cloudy day / I know those songs gonna last forever, that's what I say). It's also got a few Shout Outs to specific artists, most blatantly Desmond Dekker, The Clash, The Who and Ella Fitzgerald.
  • "Say It With Music" by Irving Berlin.
  • Gaita Zuliana in general, mixed with This Is a Song just to spice it.