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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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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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The Fear Lily Allen

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

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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 Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack, Sons of the Desert

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Scare Me Kenny Chesney

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Feel Fear Matthew Sweet

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Only Fear of Death Tupac Shakur

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It's the Fear Within Temptation

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Brahma Fear Jimmy Buffett

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This Fear of Gods Simple Minds

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The Fear of Being Alone Reba McEntire

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Fear Is the Key Iron Maiden

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Scary But Fun Grace Jones

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My Worst Fear Rascal Flatts

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Without Fear Lacuna Coil

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Nothing to Fear Depeche Mode

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Am I Ready For Love? Taylor Swift

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Waves Of Fear Lou Reed

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In Fear of Fear Bauhaus

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Fear of Sleep The Strokes

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Stage Fright The Band

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Scare The Cat Joe Perry

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The Fear Pulp

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Dance in the Dark Lady Gaga

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Scared to Death W.A.S.P.

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Man That You Fear Marilyn Manson