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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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Not Afraid Eminem

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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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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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Tom Islava added Welcome to My Nightmare Alice Cooper

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Run to the Hills Iron Maiden

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It's My Life Bon Jovi

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Girl Afraid The Smiths

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The Fear Lily Allen

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Who Scared You The Doors

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

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

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Fear Is the Key Iron Maiden

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Too Afraid to Love You The Black Keys

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Vietnow Rage Against the Machine

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Waves Of Fear Lou Reed

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Scare Me Kenny Chesney

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Feel Fear Matthew Sweet

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Greatest Fear Calvin Harris

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Brahma Fear Jimmy Buffett

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It's the Fear Within Temptation

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Man That You Fear Marilyn Manson

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Only Fear of Death Tupac Shakur

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This Fear of Gods Simple Minds

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Scared of You Nelly Furtado

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Scary Story Will Smith

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Am I Ready For Love? Taylor Swift

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Dance in the Dark Lady Gaga

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Stage Fright The Band

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Nothing to Fear Depeche Mode

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Fear of Sleep The Strokes

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In Fear of Fear Bauhaus

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Without Fear Lacuna Coil