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10 songs to help inspire your sad writing

Updated on March 5, 2019

Writer's block

As a writer, I've all experience many times that music can help me out of a tough writer's block. Here are some songs that could help inspire specifically your sad story writing skills.

Kiss It All Better

"Kiss It All Better" by He is We is a super sad song about the loss of a loved one that was taken away from you and that is bound to get you right in your feels and spark some writing inspiration.

Hold On

"Hold On" by Chord Overstreet is such a heartfelt song about loneliness and loss and will surely help you get on your way writing about the saddest of things.


"Closure" (covered) by Blake Mcgrath is a very emotional song about a hard breakup and depending on the type of story you are going for, this could fit very well or even just plant some good ideas in your head for plot/ give you the heavy emotions presented in the song.


"Changes" by XXXTENTACION is a very sad and heart wrenching song about... well just as the title entails; changes. This can be a really good song to listen to to just get you into the mood to write any sad story.

My Immortal

I Hate You I Love You

"My Immortal" by Evanescene is such a sorrowful song and holds great power in its lyrics. It's a song about loss and emptiness. It's an amazing song for getting motivation to write your sad story.

"I Hate You, I Love You" by Gnash (ft. Olivia O'brian) is such an honest song about the pains of a complicated relationship and wanting to get back together. This one will definitely give you a few ideas to prompt you on your way.

Jar of Hearts

"Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri is a very sincere song about betrayal and also with a twist of empowerment in it. This song is very strong for someone who finally escaped a situation that wasn't good for them.

Say Something

"Say Something" by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera is quite the mournful song, capable of bringing someone into a who different field of thought. This one is great for something with a bit of denial and complete sorrow.

Love The Way You Lie

"Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem and Rihanna (part 1 or part 2) is an amazing song of an unhealthy relationship and the pain of trying to escape it. Definitely worthy of unblocking a writer's block.


"Fools" (covered) by Jungkook and Rapmonster (originally by Troye Sivan) is heartbreaking song about not being able to love the one that you love. This song would be great for the bad ending of a relationship, a one-sided relationship, etc.


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