songs The Best Songs About Fear  

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Being scared is something everyone can relate to, and that feeling manifests itself in some really great songs. Fear comes in many forms and nearly every incarnation has been examined in song. So many great tunes focus on fear death or fear of being alone, and some of the most enjoyable music out there are songs about being scared of something. Many of the best pop songs about fear are about being afraid to fall in love, while the top metal songs about fear conjure a different kind of terror. Some of the top songs about being afraid empower you to fight against fright.

Paranoia is a popular sub-genre of fear songs and Nirvana's “Territorial Pissings” is one of the best. As Kurt Cobain sings, remember “Just because you're paranoid, don't mean they're not after you.” Another good track about fear-based paranoia is “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath.

Rage Against the Machine addresses the power of fear on their electric hit, “Vietnow,” and The Band talks about the fear of performing on “Stage Fright.” Tim McGraw isn't one to let fear hold him back. Take a listen to “Live Like You Were Dying” to get some sound advice on living in the moment.

What is your favorite fear song? Don't be afraid, share your thoughts with us in the comments section.
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Enter Sandman Metallica

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(Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Öyster Cult

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Paranoid Black Sabbath

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Not Afraid Eminem

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I Won't Back Down Tom Petty, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden

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It's My Life Bon Jovi

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Girl Afraid The Smiths

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Run to the Hills Iron Maiden

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I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack, Sons of the Desert

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The Fear Lily Allen

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Too Afraid to Love You The Black Keys

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Who Scared You The Doors

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I'm Afraid of Americans Nine Inch Nails/David Bowie

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Night of Fear The Move

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Fear Is the Key Iron Maiden

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Feel Fear Matthew Sweet

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Fear of Sleep The Strokes

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Scare Me Kenny Chesney

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The Fear Pulp

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In Fear of Fear Bauhaus

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Waves Of Fear Lou Reed

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Nothing to Fear Depeche Mode

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Stage Fright The Band

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Nocturnal Fear Celtic Frost

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Dance in the Dark Lady Gaga

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The Fear of Being Alone Reba McEntire

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This Fear of Gods Simple Minds

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Scare The Cat Joe Perry

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Scared to Death W.A.S.P.

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Fear Not Ronnie Montrose

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It's the Fear Within Temptation

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Scared of You Nelly Furtado

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Man That You Fear Marilyn Manson

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Fear City Slide Queensrÿche

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Scared of Lonely Beyoncé Knowles

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Vietnow Rage Against the Machine

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My Worst Fear Rascal Flatts