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 about fear. 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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Not Afraid Eminem

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(Don't Fear) The Reaper Blue Öyster Cult

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

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Paranoid Black Sabbath

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Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden

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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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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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The Fear Lily Allen

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Who Scared You The Doors

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Too Afraid to Love You The Black Keys

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Fear Is the Key Iron Maiden

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Waves Of Fear Lou Reed

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Feel Fear Matthew Sweet

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Scare Me Kenny Chesney

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Scary But Fun Grace Jones

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Vietnow Rage Against the Machine

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Nothing to Fear Depeche Mode

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Dance in the Dark Lady Gaga

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My Worst Fear Rascal Flatts

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Greatest Fear Calvin Harris

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The Fear Pulp

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Afraid of Everyone The National

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It's the Fear Within Temptation

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Stage Fright The Band

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No Fear Fishbone

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Pity and Fear Death Cab for Cutie

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Scared of Girls Placebo

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Scared of Love Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy

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Whatever I Fear Toad the Wet Sprocket

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Creature Fear Bon Iver