50 Awesome Song Titles To Use As Writing Prompts

50 Awesome Song Titles To Use As Writing Prompts

Because Writers Write is a resource for writers, we’ve put together a list of awesome song titles for you to use as writing prompts.

Writing prompts are an excellent way to exercise the writing muscle. Writing prompts are suggestions for writers. They are usually words, images, or sentences that describe an idea or a situation. They give writers a starting point.

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50 Song Titles That Ask Questions

We thought lyric titles that pose a question might be an interesting way to choose writing prompts.

If you have a writing group:

  1. Print these titles.
  2. Cut them into one-liners.
  3. Get everybody to pick one from a box.
  4. Or ask people to choose a number from 1-50.

Exercise: Answer the question by free writing for five minutes.

50 Awesome Song Titles To Use As Writing Prompts

[Download the list: 50 Song Titles To Use As Writing Prompts]

  1. Am I Going Crazy? – Korn
  2. Are You The Hypnotist? – Flaming Lips
  3. Baby, Can I Hold You Tonight? – Tracy Chapman
  4. Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’? – Rolling Stones
  5. Do You Believe In Life After Love? – Cher
  6. Do You Believe In Rapture? – Sonic Youth
  7. Do You Know The Way To San Jose? – Dionne Warwick
  8. Do You Love Me? – The Contours
  9. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? – Culture Club
  10. Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio? – Ramones
  11. Have I Told You Lately? – Van Morrison
  12. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? – Bryan Adams
  13. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  14. Have You Seen Her? – Chi-Lites
  15. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby? – Rolling Stones
  16. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? – BeeGees
  17. How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Love You When You Know I’ve Been A Liar All My Life – Fred Astaire
  18. How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? – Patti Page
  19. Life On Mars? – David Bowie
  20. Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now? – The Clash
  21. What Becomes Of The Broken-Hearted? Jimmy Ruffin
  22. What Does T.S. Eliot Know About You? – East River Pipe
  23. What Happened To You? – The Offspring
  24. What If God Was One Of Us? – Joan Osborne
  25. What Time Is It? – Spin Doctors
  26. What You Waiting For? – Gwen Stefani
  27. What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? – R.E.M.
  28. What’s My Age Again? – Blink 182
  29. What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, And Understanding? – Elvis Costello
  30. Where Does The Ocean Go? – Katie Mellua
  31. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone – Paula Cole
  32. Which One Of Us Is The Fool? – Robert Palmer
  33. Who Are You? – The Who
  34. Who Do You Think You Are? – Spice Girls
  35. Who Makes You Feel? – Dido
  36. Who Wants To Live Forever? – Queen
  37. Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses? – U2
  38. Who’s Your Daddy?– Toby Keith
  39. Who’s Crying Now? – Journey
  40. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? – Shania Twain
  41. Why Can’t This Be Love? – Vanhalen
  42. Why Can’t We Be Friends? – War
  43. Why Do Fools Fall In Love? – Diana Ross
  44. Why Do I Keep Counting? – The Killers
  45. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? – Moby
  46. Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? – The Beatles
  47. Will You Marry Me? – Paula Abdul
  48. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? – The Shirelles
  49. Would I Lie To You? – The Eurythmics
  50. Wouldn’t It Be Nice? – The Beach Boys

Writing every day is good for you. As we say at Writers Write: ‘A page a day keeps insanity at bay.‘ If you have any interesting lyric titles, please share them with us in the comments section below.

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by Amanda Patterson

© Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 5th January 2014