20 Best Songs About Giving Up

By Nico Gonzalez

Giving up is often seen as a negative thing, but in reality, it’s a natural and necessary part of life. We all face difficult challenges and situations at some point, and sometimes the only thing left to do is give up. These 20 songs perfectly capture the emotion of giving up, and will remind you that you’re not alone.


In My Blood – Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes - In My Blood (Official Music Video)

In My Blood is a song about the courage it takes to keep going despite feeling like giving up. Shawn Mendes sings about how he’s been through tough times in his life, but he’s still fighting. The song is about the strength it takes to keep going even when you don’t think you can. Its lyrics are about never giving up on yourself, and it’s a great anthem for anyone who is going through a tough time.

Worthless – eli.

eli. - worthless (official audio)

There’s a song by eli called “Worthless” that perfectly captures the emotion of giving up. The lyrics talk about how life can be full of hardships and struggles, and how at some point we all reach our breaking point. The song is a reminder that it’s okay to give up sometimes, and that we’re not alone in our struggles. Its lyrics are about how giving up can be the best thing to do sometimes, and how it’s not a sign of weakness.

Say Something – Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World

A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera - Say Something

Say Something is a song by American singer Christina Aguilera and American rock band A Great Big World. The song was written by Aguilera, Chad Vaccarino, Ian Axel, and Tobias Jesso Jr., and produced by Vaccarino and Axel. It is a soulful ballad about not being able to express oneself, and feeling lost and alone as a result. The song is Aguilera’s first release since 2012’s Lotus, and her first collaboration with A Great Big World. 

Remind Me to Forget – Kygo (featuring Miguel)

Kygo, Miguel - Remind Me to Forget (Official Video)

Remind Me to Forget is a song about the feeling of giving up. Kygo and Miguel perfectly capture the emotion of wanting to forget the past and move on. The song is about letting go of the pain and hurt that you’ve experienced, and moving on to something better. Its lyrics are about feeling like you’ve given up on love, and wanting to forget the memories of a past relationship. 

Lost – Ivan B

Ivan B - Lost [Official Audio]

Lost – Ivan B is about a struggling relationship. The song talks about how the couple is trying their best, but they just can’t seem to make it work. Eventually, they both decide that it would be best to give up and move on. This song is a perfect reminder that giving up is sometimes the only option we have left. Its lyrics are about the feeling of hopelessness and despair that comes with giving up.

Dear Agony – Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin - Dear Agony (Aurora Version) ft. Lacey Sturm

Dear Agony is a song about facing the ultimate challenge: giving up. The lyrics perfectly capture the feeling of being at the end of your rope, and remind you that you’re not alone. If you’re feeling lost and hopeless, this song is for you. Its lyrics are about finding the strength to keep going, even when you feel like giving up. Some people might see giving up as a sign of weakness, but this song shows that it can actually be an act of strength. This song is for anyone who has ever felt like they can’t go on anymore. 

Adam’s Song – Blink-182

blink-182 - Adam's Song

Adam’s Song is about a young man who is struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. He’s at his wit’s end, and he’s ready to give up. The song is powerful and emotional, and it speaks to anyone who has ever felt suicidal. It’s a reminder that we’re not alone, and that it’s okay to ask for help. Some people never learn, and they continue to fight even when they’re losing. They never give up, and they never back down. 

Given Up – Linkin Park

Given Up [Official Music Video] - Linkin Park

Given Up by Linkin Park is a powerful song about giving up. The lyrics perfectly capture the emotion of quitting, and remind us that we’re not alone. Chester Bennington’s vocals are raw and emotional, and will leave you feeling inspired to keep fighting. Its lyrics are about not being able to keep going and how giving up is sometimes the only thing we can do. Many songs have been written about giving up, but this is one of the best.

Save Me – Nicki Minaj

In the song “Save Me” by Nicki Minaj, the singer talks about how she’s been through a lot of tough times and has been close to giving up multiple times. But in the end, she always manages to find the strength to keep going. The song is a reminder that no matter how tough things get, we all have the strength to keep going. Its lyrics are about how we should never give up on ourselves, no matter how hard things get.

1-800-273-8255 – Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid

Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid (Official Video)

1-800-273-8255 is a powerful song about suicide prevention. The lyrics talk about how nobody is alone, and that there is always someone who can help. This song is a reminder that no one should have to face their problems alone. Its lyrics are about reaching out for help, and remind us that we all need someone to talk to sometimes. Some people feel like giving up is their only option, but this song reminds us that there are always other options.

You Don’t Know – Katelyn Tarver

Katelyn Tarver - You Don't Know

You Don’t Know is about a young girl who is going through a tough time. She’s feeling lost and alone, and she doesn’t think that anyone understands her. The song reflects the feeling of hopelessness that often comes with feeling like you’re alone in your struggles. Its lyrics are about giving up on finding someone who understands you, and accepting that you’re alone in this battle.

I’m Not Okay – Deadfish

I'm Not Okay (Acoustic)

I’m Not Okay by Deadfish is a song about facing difficult challenges and situations. The song perfectly captures the feeling of giving up, and reminds us that we’re not alone. Its lyrics are about a person who is struggling to keep going, and they eventually decide to give up. The song is full of emotion, and it will definitely resonate with anyone who has ever felt like giving up.

Should I Give It All Up – James Blunt

James Blunt - Should I Give It All Up (Official Video)

James Blunt’s song “Should I Give It All Up” is a haunting ballad about the struggles of giving up. The lyrics are written from the perspective of someone who is struggling to keep going and has lost all hope. The song is a reminder that giving up is a natural and normal part of life, and that you’re not alone in your struggles. Some people find comfort in knowing that others have gone through the same thing, and this song is a perfect example of that.

Gave Up – Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails - Gave Up

Gave Up is a song by Nine Inch Nails that perfectly captures the emotion of giving up. The song is about a person who has been beaten down by life and is ready to give up. The lyrics talk about how the person has tried to fight back, but has ultimately failed. The song is a reminder that you’re not alone in your struggles, and that giving up is sometimes the only option. Some people might see giving up as a weakness, but it’s actually a strength.

If I Die Young – The Band Perry

The Band Perry - If I Die Young (Official Video)

If I Die Young by The Band Perry is a song about giving up on life. The lyrics talk about how young people often give up too soon, and how their lives could have been so much better if they’d just stuck around a little longer. It’s a powerful song that captures the emotion of giving up perfectly. Its lyrics are about how we all face difficult challenges and situations at some point, and sometimes the only thing left to do is give up.

You’re Only Human (Second Wind) – Billy Joel

Billy Joel - You're Only Human (Second Wind) (Official Video)

Billy Joel’s “You’re Only Human (Second Wind)” is a song about facing difficult challenges and learning to cope with them. The song is about accepting that you’re not perfect, and that sometimes you have to give up. It’s a song about resilience, and learning to pick yourself up after you’ve been knocked down. Its lyrics are about overcoming adversity, and its message is one of hope.

I’m Not Okay – Citizen Soldier

Citizen Soldier - I'm Not Okay (Official Lyric Video)

The song “I’m Not Okay” by Citizen Soldier perfectly captures the feeling of giving up. The lyrics talk about how life can be tough and how sometimes the only thing left to do is give up. It’s a powerful song that will remind you that you’re not alone. Its lyrics are about how giving up is a part of life, and sometimes it’s the only thing left to do.

Fade to Black – Metallica

Metallica: Fade to Black (Lincoln, NE - September 6, 2018)

Fade to Black is a song by Metallica about giving up. The song is about facing death and accepting it, knowing that there’s nothing left to do but give up. It’s a powerful and emotional song that captures the feeling of giving up perfectly. If you’re feeling down and defeated, Fade to Black is the perfect song to listen to.  Its lyrics are about a person who is so depressed that they contemplate suicide. The song reflects on the person’s life and how everything has gone wrong. 

Nothing Left to Say – Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons - Nothing Left To Say (Art Film)

Sometimes, the only thing left to do is give up. “Nothing Left to Say” by Imagine Dragons perfectly captures that feeling and reminds us that we’re not alone. The song is about facing difficult challenges and situations, and realizing that sometimes giving up is the only option. Its lyrics are about accepting defeat and moving on from something that was once important to us.

Cry – Alexx Calise

Cry (From "Dance Moms")

Cry is a song about the determination to never give up, no matter how hard things get. The lyrics speak to the heart of anyone who has ever struggled, reminding us that we are not alone in our fight. Alexx Calise’s powerful vocals and moving lyrics make this song an instant classic, and a must-listen for anyone who needs a little inspiration. Its lyrics are about continuing on even when you feel like giving up, and that’s something we can all relate to.