What is song?

  • (noun): The act of singing.
    Example: "With a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
    Synonyms: strain
    See also — Additional definitions below

Song

In music, a song is a composition for voice or voices, performed by singing. A choral or vocal song may be accompanied by musical instruments, or it may be unaccompanied, as in the case of a cappella songs. The lyrics (words) of songs are typically of a poetic, rhyming nature, though they may be religious verses or free prose.

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Legion - Arts - Music
... changed to Goatboy Farms Recordings "Legion" is a song by VNV Nation from the album Empires "Legion", a song by Junkie XL from the album Big Sounds of ...
44 Minutes
... "44 Minutes" is a song by the American heavy metal band Megadeth, which appears on their twelfth studio album, titled Endgame, which was released on September 15, 2009, written by frontman Dave Mustaine ... The third song on the album, the song's lyrics portray the events of the North Hollywood shootout, that occurred in the North Hollywood district of Los Angeles on February 28, 1997 ...
Lindsey Buckingham - Musical Style
... "I've always believed that you play to highlight the song, not to highlight the player ... The song is all that matters ... how much they were a part of the song's fabric, and how much you'd be going 'Oh, that song just isn't working' if they weren't there ...
You Oughta Know - Cover Versions and Samples
... Alternative-punk band Thousand Mona Lisas covered the song and included it as a hidden track on their 1995 album, New Disease ... Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine covered the song in a comedic lounge-music style on their 2005 album Aperitif for Destruction' ... Britney Spears performed the song during her 2009 The Circus Starring Britney Spears tour ...
44 Minutes - Reception
... In a song by song review of the album, Terrybezer of Metal Hammer praised the song and remarked that "A stirring, epic intro (complete with a cop’s radio reporting a crime in progress ...

More definitions of "song":

  • (noun): A distinctive or characteristic sound.
    Example: "The song of bullets was in the air"; "the song of the wind"; "the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead"
  • (noun): A very small sum.
    Example: "He bought it for a song"
  • (noun): A short musical composition with words.
    Example: "A successful musical must have at least three good songs"
  • (noun): The imperial dynasty of China from 960 to 1279; noted for art and literature and philosophy.
    Synonyms: Sung, Sung dynasty, Song dynasty
  • (noun): The characteristic sound produced by a bird.
    Example: "A bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"
    Synonyms: birdcall, call, birdsong

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    Frank O’Hara (1926–1966)

    I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
    —Bible: Hebrew The Song of Solomon (l. II, 1)

    Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
    —Bible: Hebrew Song of Solomon 8:6.