Writers, can you suggest me some artists/songs to listen to while writing?

I already listen to:


My Chemical Romance

Emeli Sande (only Read All About It Pt. III)

Marilyn Manson

Linkin Park

and Avril Lavigne

I don't like Black Veil Brides, Slipknot, Avenge Sevenford (or whatever it's called. I've only heard snippets that my friends showed me), Taylor Swift, One Direction or Justin Beiber (I hate him!).

I'm not a fan of Folk songs, but I don't mind them. It really depends how folk-y they are.

Thank you in advance!

11 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    Emeli Sande (all of her songs)

    Ellie Goulding

    Gabrielle Cilmi

    Anna Nalick

    Gabrielle Aplin

    Esmee Denters

    The Corrs

    Regina Spektor



    Lilly Allen

    Marina and the Diamonds

    Florence + the Machine

    Nelly Furtado

    Sara Bareilles

    Alanis Morisette

    Oh Land

    Paloma Faith

    The Script


    These artists pretty much write their own (insightful) songs

  • S ü
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Billie Holliday

    Norah Jones

    Van Morrison

    Christina Aguilara

    Chatlie Parker

    John Coltrain

    Sonny Rollins

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I would say to stick to the songs you are listening to. And maybe try some Panic! At The Disco. I mostly listen to MCR when I am writing, since some of their songs are expressive and help me get into a writing groove, since I usually write things that have some tragic events I listen to Three Cheers or Black parade, but I listen to Danger Days when I am writing more energetically. The other bands are great too, but listen to the songs that have meaning and tons of expression.

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  • 8 years ago

    Mac Miller, Imagine Dragons

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  • 8 years ago

    Well you seem more into the rock/punk rock music, but what's the context of your story? Some of my stories are very lighthearted teen romance stories, while others (most) have a more serious conflict and complex plot. I listen to very different music when writing them.

  • 8 years ago

    I like to picture my story as a major motion picture and look for songs that may be played on soundtrack and make a playlist of those.

  • 8 years ago

    Madonna - Get Into the Groove

  • 8 years ago

    Listen to movie soundtracks, I find they have amazing songs to listen to while writing.

  • 8 years ago

    it doesn't matter at all really.... you just have it there, when your mind is working... it also depends on what your are writing! I listen to a lo of different music so I can get the feel of things... so yeah it really doesn't matter at all! :) good luck!

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    try the music of Heather Alexander

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