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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