The ULTIMATE Instrumental Playlist for Writers

When writing, lyrics can get in the way sometimes. Having some cool, inspiring instrumental music playing while you’re writing can really help you nail down that flow, or so I’ve found. I’ve been adding to my instrumental playlist for years and in recent ones, I’ve found some truly awesome instrumentals!



If you want to write with a bit of music but don’t want the distraction of lyrics – check some, (or all) of these awesome instrumentals during your next writing session: (The ones in bold are my favorite)

  1. Life on Mars – Rick Wakeman
  2. Hotel California (Spanish Guitar) – Manuel Granada
  3. Titanium – Eklipse
  4. Savage Remix – Jeremy Green
  5. Blinding Lights – Jeremy Green 
  6. The Final Countdown – Herb Keys
  7. The Box – Ashton Blaak, SmokeFace, NJN, Reo Dinero 
  8. Always Remember us this Way – Vanessa Stansfield
  9. Truth Hurts (Instrumental) – INST
  10. Bitter Sweet Symphony – Emelie Norstadt
  11. Heathens (Piano) – Alison Gilbert
  12. Toss a Coin to Your Witcher – Celestial Aeon Project
  13. High Hopes – Daniel Jang 
  14. Eye of the Tiger – 2CELLOS
  15. Ain’t no Sunshine – David Garrett
  16. Starboy (Piano) – Alison Gilbert
  17. New Rules – Instrumental – INST
  18. Thank You, Next – Jeremy Green
  19. ..Baby one More Time – Tyler and Mark
  20. The Box (Piano arrangement) – The Theorist
  21. Dancing with a Stranger – Vitamin String Quartet
  22. Sweet but Psycho – Carmen da Silva
  23. Crazy in Love – Midnite String Quartet 
  24. Sweet Dreams are Made of This – Midnite String Quartet
  25. No Scrubs – Tiny Uke Orchestra
  26. God’s Plan – Eddie van der Meer
  27. Stitches – Guitar Dreamers
  28. Misery Business – Piano Tribute Players
  29. Mr. Brightside – ELEW
  30. I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Samuel Solis
  31. Come Together – Trevor Gordon Hall
  32. Under Pressure – Taser Production Beats 
  33. Shallow – Cole Albrighton
  34. Firework – Dallas String Quartet
  35. 7 Years – Amanda Crow
  36. I Want it That Way – Tyler and Mark
  37. Despacito – Tyler and Mark
  38. Umbrella – Mark Davies 
  39. When I Was Your Man – Jun Sung Ahn
  40. Wonderwall – Lance Allen
  41. Sunflower – Jeremy Green
  42. Come as You Are – Cole Albrighton
  43. Fast Car – Ballroom Club
  44. Lucid Dreams – ItsAMoney
  45. See You Again – Sandor Enyedi 
  46. Kiss From a Rose – Glenn Roth
  47. When we Were Young – Robert Mendoza
  48. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Carbe and Durand
  49. Rocketman – The String Revolution
  50. Love Yourself – The Theorist
  51. Seven Nation Army – The Hipster Orchestra
  52. Go Your Own Way – Andrew Gialanella 
  53. Maps – Steve Petrunak
  54. Don’t Start Now – Edward Ong
  55. Wake me Up – 2CELLOS
  56. Shape of You – Niko Kotoulas
  57. Starboy – Eddie van der Meer

Get Writing 🙂

I’ll keep adding to this playlist as I find new instrumentals I enjoy. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do!

Do you guys write to music? What’s on your playlist? Let me know in the comments!

Much Love,

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