Need more song prompts, or looking for ways to create song prompts on the fly?

There are a number of online song prompts available, including sites and random generators.

We’ve aggregated several into one spot so you’ve got them at the ready!

Generate and write away!


Online Song Prompt Lists


SongChops Online Song Prompts

With more than 20 prompts, you’ll have plenty to get new ideas into your song catalogue!

Reddit Songwriting Prompts

A pretty big list of good prompts ranging from specific situations to generalized prompts like “write about what you see when you wake up”

Real Women Real Songs

Get a song prompt a week! This is a project started by Cary Cooper to encourage writing by women. It’s a youtube channel 22 women post to each week based on a song prompt.  A great way to keep your writing skills sharp.

Writer’s Digest Song Prompts

List created by folks on their site there are quite a few to choose from.


Online Song Prompt Generators


Plot Spline

Pretty basic, Plot Spline randomly creates a tense, timeframe and location (plot) for a song with the click of a button. Nothing to enter, just click for something new.

ModPlug Title Generator

This one is truly random with the titles often being nonsense, but for a few clicks worth of time, you may come up with something that’s usable. Also a “nothing to enter” tool – just click “Song Title” to generate.

Story Starter

Click a button and you’ll get a randomly generated sentence.  You may come across a piece of something that spurs and idea.