6 Definite Signs That You Were Born to Sing

 

Love to sing? Ever wonder if you have what it takes to become a pro singer?

Justin Timberlake sang harmony to commercial jingles when he was just two years old. The rest of us, and even most professional singers, aren’t so lucky that we find out that early in life.

We all go through the motions: sometimes we want to try to pursue singing, and sometimes, we doubt our ability. And every so often, it just feels like you’re born to sing.

The answer isn’t always obvious, but there are (often subtle) signs we can all find to help us decide how far we’re willing to go to become a singer for life. Here are the 6 most powerful signs.

Singing makes you feel euphoric

Singing can be so emotionally and mentally elevating that it feels as though you’re on another plane of existence, or outside your body, as you sing. At other times, you can feel very much “in” your body, mindful of every sensation and movement. Sometimes, it can make the singer feel both. There will always be the occasional day when singing does not mean euphoria. You’ll be tired, or under the weather, or burned out. But if you feel pure joy when you sing 90% of the time, then you should chase that feeling.

Lessons and practice are really, really fun

A sure sign that perhaps you won’t become a pro singer is that singing bores you. If you daydream during most of your voice lessons or practice sessions about being, chances are it won’t motivate you for the long haul. It’s possible you’re bored because you’re not singing the repertoire that you enjoy, or that your teacher is not a good fit for you. Still, passionate singers find ways to enjoy and sing through dull songs or difficult routines.

All you ever want to do is sing

They say that you should choose singing as your life’s work, only if it’s the only thing that you want to do. It doesn’t mean you don’t pursue or enjoy any other hobbies or activities. It just means singing requires hard work, dedication, and an open heart. Often that means long hours and strenuous study, leaving very little time for other pursuits. Lifelong singers welcome and embrace spending almost all of their time and energy towards mastering their craft of singing.

Singing doesn’t feel like work

When you’re born to sing, then singing even in the crummiest of circumstances or settings never feels like a job. You’re happy to try balancing your singing time with school, work, and family. Getting paid for gigs keeps the pursuit alive and it makes you happy, but you realize that it’s not your primary purpose.

You can take constructive criticism

This is tough for most of us. And perhaps, being able to take constructive criticism (positive, encouraging diagnosis of vocal problems) about your singing is more accurately a sign of your maturity than it is of your singing ability. Natural singers who work hard to learn and improve also welcome and accept criticism from their teachers or mentors. Handling criticism gracefully is a surefire sign that lets you know you’re on the right track of improvement.

You have a student’s mindset during the start, middle, and end

As a student of voice, you must be willing and able to be open, honest, and vulnerable with your teacher or coach, presenting your raw, this-is-what-my-mama-gave-me voice. Being “teachable” is extremely important in mastering any craft. Like the famous saying goes, “hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”

Talented students who don’t remain receptive to teaching, and who believe they have signing all figured out hit a wall harder and earlier than students who don’t start out gifted, but stay focused on growing.

Born singers are those who know how utterly fun singing can be. They realize how long and tedious singing properly can take, and go for it anyway one day at a time. Attitude takes you a long way. If you haven’t perfected range and vibrato by the age of 10, but still work towards it, you’re on the right path!

Comments

Ross Trovato

April 14, 2016 at 11:26pm

What I want to know is, why do so many people who weren't born to sing go into the business these days? Back in the day, the greats had God-given talent. Now, it just seems like it's something people just decide they're going to do. If you need a lot of studio gadgetry to sound halfway decent, perhaps it's not really your calling. It may sound harsh, but if you can't carry a tune in a bucket live on stage without lipsyncing, you probably shouldn't be there.

Dramaine ivy

September 14, 2016 at 2:50pm

So I'm apparently ment to be a singer

vicky

January 25, 2017 at 3:21pm

I love singing but I don't use my angelic voice to sing in the public because am just to shy,so most people think I don't really have a special voice for singing which I know I do.So,what should I do about my inability to use my voice in the public?

Brittany Myers

January 26, 2017 at 4:52am

Hello Vicky, I would encourage you to take lessons to help in boosting your confidence and gaining comfortability so you can sing in a public setting.

Tammy

March 31, 2017 at 12:57am

Hey Vicky. I have been in your place before and I wanted to give my little peace of advice. I sing for my local church choir and it really helped to build my confidence. Slowly and with time, I started taking solo parts and following my heart. I trusted the people around me and my church so I wanted to share my gift with them. My gift stopped being the thing I do in the shower into doing it for the people I truly care about. It is still a struggle to be on stage all by my self but I know I have a whole community behind me, along with my family and closest friends who will always be by my side. I sing for them, and I have fun doing it.

Anthony Peake

June 17, 2017 at 12:48am

Do what I do and make videos on fb and youtube

Sasha

March 19, 2017 at 8:17am

I feel like im meant to be a singer. Everytime i watch a show im always upset because i want to on that stage. All i ever think about is singing and performing. Im so shy so i dont do much but i really think im meant to do it as a career. Seriously, what should i do?

Jessica Dais

May 01, 2017 at 10:06am

Hi Sasha! Here is a <a href="/blog/become-a-singer" target="_blank">helpful blog post on singing as a career</a>. If you want to grow in your skills and become more confident in your voice, we highly recommend taking singing lessons!

ijbest

August 25, 2017 at 1:44am

helo, i feel like am born to be a singer because sometimes i compose songs but after singing the song that moment i will forget it. pls what should i do to remember those song?

Annelyse

September 19, 2017 at 12:17pm

Hello, very interesting article! I need some advice and may be someone can help me. Yes all this traits describe me. I've always felt I have talent for singing, and this is my second year studying classical techinque. People like how I sing and I know it sounds good. Talent is described as the facility to grasp things, but now that I'm studying I realized I learn slower than others.. So.. I don't understand it. Do I really have talent for singing? I feel confused and sad.

Leo kim

September 30, 2017 at 9:11am

I wanna be a singer I match with the most of them But i still dont know where i have the talent or not

Alexis Roth

December 14, 2017 at 8:19am

I've been told I have a own voice and a good ear. Also I know I have a gift because when i video tap myself singing i keep listen to myself, but I want people to hear me. I have a youtube channel, but I don't get many views on my stuff. Could you help me where people view my channel. Youtube Channel Name- Lexi Shades.

Karen

February 02, 2018 at 11:36pm

I get songs in my sleep.I record on my phone.Am too shy to sing for a congregation. I have tried to join the local church choir,but am too afraid

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