39 Songs About Miscarriages (Pop, Rap, Rock, Country & More)

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39 Songs About Miscarriages (Pop, Rap, Rock, Country & More)

Going through a miscarriage is a painful and traumatic experience. Unless we’ve experienced it ourselves, we can’t imagine the pain of losing a child. This has led many musicians to express their heartbreak.

I. Latest songs about miscarriage (2020, 2021)

Recently, more and more musicians have used their platform and music to talk about miscarriage, abuse, violence, etc.

1) 5 am

Artist: The Anchoress
Album: The Art of Losing
Year: 2021
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The Welsh singer describes her heartbreaking experience with domestic abuse, sexual assault, and even miscarriages in this song.

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2) Crystallise

Artist: Jem Cooke, Jax Jones
Album: Deep Joy
Year: 1983
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Jax Jones wrote this song to discuss the tragic miscarriage that he and his wife suffered after getting married in 2017. The lyrics are very personal as they both discuss their experience.

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3) More

Artist: Halsey
Album: Manic
Year: 2020
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II. 90s song about miscarriage

In the 90s, writing songs about issues such as miscarriage could be seen as unusual because not many spoke about this issue.

1) Spark

Artist: Tori Amos
Album: From the Choirgirl Hotel
Year: 1998
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Tori Amos wrote this song after she suffered her own miscarriage. Amos uses blunt lyrics to describe the horrible pain of losing her baby.

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2) Playboy Mommy

Artist: Lamb
Album: Lamb
Year: 1996
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Singer-songwriter Lou Rhodes wrote this song after having a miscarriage. This song has very personal lyrics about this experience. 

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4) Christopher Augustine

Artist: Bob Rice
Album: Behold the Lamb / No Other
Year: 1999
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III. Pop songs about miscarriage

In some pop songs about miscarriages, musicians will sometimes talk about their own experiences or the experiences of their friends or family members.

1) Happy

Artist: P!nk
Album: Hurts 2B Human
Year: 2019
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In this song, “Happy,” Pink is at her most vulnerable. Part of her deeply emotional lyrics talks about suffering a miscarriage 17.

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2) Small Bump

Artist: Ed Sheeran
Album: +
Year: 2011
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In 2011, Ed Sheeran wrote this song about a friend who tragically suffered a miscarriage, and he wrote it from their perspective.

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3) Nothing is Wasted

Artist: Jason Gray
Album: A Way to See in the Dark
Year: 2011
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“Nothing is Wasted” is a pop song written from a Christian point of view.

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4) I Would Die For That

Artist: Kellie Coffey
Album: Walk On
Year: 2007
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“I Would Die for That” was written in honor of women who are struggling with fertility issues.

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IV. Rap/hip hop songs about miscarriage

There aren’t many Rap/hip songs about miscarriage. The songs that do exist often have the narrator reflect on what would have been and the pain they’ve suffered.

1) Glory

Artist: JAY-Z ft Blue Ivy Carter
Album: Unknown
Year: 2012
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JAY-Z released this song “Glory” in celebration of the birth of Blue Ivy, but he speaks about a previous miscarriage that they had 

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2) You Wouldn’t Cry

Artist: Mandisa
Album: Freedom
Year: 2009
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“You Wouldn’t Cry” is a blend of gospel and hip-hop music. This song is written from the perspective of the deceased speaking to the survivor.

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3) Happy Birthday

Artist: Flipsyde ft Piper
Album: We the People
Year: 2005
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4) “4:44”

Artist: JAY-Z
Album: 4:44
Year: 2017
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In 2017, JAY-Z wrote this blunt song about his and Beyonce’s experience of suffering through more than one miscarriage when they were trying for a baby.

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V. R&B songs about miscarriage

Just like pop songs and rap songs, R&B songs will often become reflective and/or talk about the experiences of a loved one.

1) Heaven

Artist: Beyoncé
Album: Beyoncé
Year: 2013
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There is speculation from fans that this song is about one of Beyonce’s miscarriages. This song talks about grief and losing a loved one without explicitly mentioning children.

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2) I Still Know You

Artist: Jacob Lee
Album: Philosophical Sessions
Year: 2019
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Jacob Lee is a former contestant on Australia’s “The Voice.” He wrote this song about a couple who lost their baby before meeting them

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3) Giving You Back

Artist: Robyn
Album: My Truth
Year: 1999
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Robyn’s song, “Giving You Back,” tells the story of a mom who has lost her child. She describes this experience as giving her child back to the creator. Many mothers who lost their babies might find this idea comforting.

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4) Take My Place

Artist: Lily Allen
Album: Sheezus
Year: 2014
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In this song, “Take My Place,” Lily Allen sings about her tragic experience of losing her baby boy when she was six months pregnant because of a viral infection.

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VI. Rock songs about miscarriage

In this genre, songs will sometimes talk about a miscarriage ending a teenage pregnancy. In other cases, the songs might be from the father’s perspective.

1) Ten

Artist: Yellowcard
Album: Southern Air
Year: 2012
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With this song, Yellowcard’s lead singer, Ryan key, remembers that his girlfriend was unexpectedly pregnant when he was younger but had a miscarriage. He carries on to imagine what his child would have been like a decade later.

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2) Gone Too Soon

Artist: Daughtry
Album: Break the Spell
Year: 2011
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“Gone Too Soon” is written from the perspective of a father mourning his unborn child. He wonders what kind of person would they have been and what they would have achieved

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3) Little Invitro

Artist: Gary Numan
Album: Pure
Year: 2000
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When we’re hurting, we’re often told, “time will heal all wounds.” With this song, the narrator asks how time can heal all wounds when dealing with the loss of a child.

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4) Beam Me Up

Artist: P!nk
Album: The Truth About Love
Year: 2012
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In this song, the speaker expresses her longing to be with a lost loved one for only a minute. She adds that she’s tired of the need to be a fighter.

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VII. Country songs about miscarriage

In Country songs about miscarriages, they will write about their pain and often reflect on what their child would have been like.

1) Bottle by the bed

Artist: Sunny Sweeney
Album: Trophy
Year: 2017
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Sunny Sweeney wrote this song after she miscarried her first baby. This song describes her longing to be a mother while dealing with the pain of going through a miscarriage.

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2) See You Again

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Album: Blown Away
Year: 2012
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3) Winter Bear

Artist: Coby Grant
Album: Small Tits Big Dreams
Year: 2019
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4) Who You’d Be Today

Artist: Kenny Chesney
Album: The Road and the Radio
Year: 2005
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It’s not clear how old the child was when he died in this song by Kenny Chesney, but this song would undoubtedly resonate with someone who experienced a miscarriage.

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VIII. Metal songs about miscarriage

Metal music might not be for everyone, but this doesn’t mean that these songs can help parents find comfort in dealing with this tremendous loss.

1) My Child

Artist: Disturbed
Album: Asylum
Year: 2010
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Disturbed’s lead singer, David Draiman, wrote this song about his previous girlfriend, who had fallen pregnant but miscarried after the first trimester. He explained that he was ready to become a father when he lost the baby.

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2) No Hope For Miscarriage

Artist: Atena ft Jesper Vicencio Gün
Album: Drowning Regret & Lungs Filled with Water
Year: 2020
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3) Miscarriage

Artist: The Black Dahlia Murder
Album: Miasma
Year: 2005
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4) Gone Away

Artist: The Offspring
Album: Ixnay on the Hombre
Year: 1997
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This song talks about the profound loss of losing a loved one. Parents who’ve suffered a miscarriage might find some comfort in this song.

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IX. Christian songs about miscarriage

In Christian songs about miscarriages, the musicians will often reference heaven and their children being called back to God.

1) Glory Baby

Artist: Watermark
Album: All Things New
Year: 2000
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In this song, the duo talks about Heaving holding their child before they get a chance to and how their unborn child will be kept safe until they meet one day in Heaven.

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2) I Will Carry You

Artist: Selah
Album: You Deliver Me
Year: 2009
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In this song, the mother who lost her unborn daughter thinks about the life her daughter would have led. She also talks about barely coping with the loss.

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3) Your Hands

Artist: JJ Heller
Album: Painted Red
Year: 2008
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“Your hands” is a folk Christian song where the narrator talks about feeling God’s hands and comfort when they’re dealing with the pain of miscarriage.

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4) Hold Me Now

Artist: Jennifer Knapp
Album: Kansas (Gold Edition)
Year: 1998
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X. Songs mentioning miscarriage in the lyrics

Songs with the word “miscarriage” in the title or the lyrics will sometimes talk about abortion. In other cases, the term could take a symbolic meaning.

1) Miscarriage

Artist: Joshua Kriese
Album: Miscarriage
Year: 2019
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2) Mind Your Business J.H.

Artist: Reh Dogg
Album: Mind Your Business J.H.
Year: 2016
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3) Malignant Domain

Artist: Cognizance
Album: Malignant Dominion
Year: 2019
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4) Miscarriage of Love

Artist: Pedro Beydoun
Album: O Anúncio
Year: 2019
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