Ibn Mas'oood ( R.A) used to swear by Allah that the aayah,
"And of mankind is he who purchases idle talk to mislead (men)from the path of Allah."
...........refferd to singing. Abu 'Aamir and Abu Malik al Ash'ari (R. A) repoted that the prophet (S.A.W) said: " Among my ummah will be those who make permissible al-hira (adultery or zina), silk, khamr and musical instruments" reported by al- Buhari Anas (R.A) reported that the prophet (S.A.W) said: " In this ummah there would be punishments of earthquakes, showers of stones and deformity ( transformation into animals) ;that will be when the people drink khamr, listen to female singers and play musical instruments." narrated by al-Tirmidhi, no.2212.
The prophet (S.A.W) forbade the 'koobah' (a kind of drum), and described the flute as the voice of and immoral fool. The early early scholars such as Imam Ahmed, may Allah have mercy on him, stated that musical instruments such as the 'ood (lute),tanboor (a long necked string instrument), reed flute, rabaa(string instrument resembling a fiddle)and cymbal, were hara;no doubt modern instruments such as the violine, qaanoon ( stringed musical instrument resembling a zither) ,organ, piano, guitar, etc., are also included in the prophets prohibition of musical instruments, because their effects and impact is greater than that of the ancient instruments mentioned in some ahaadeeth.
It is very sad that music is always in our daily lives such as, clocks, doorbells, toys, computers, phones etc., we should try to fight it now before its too late for us to regret..
There are different ways we can fight the temptation of listening to music with the faith in Allah.
May Allah help us through. Amin.