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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Allyson Kroon added Scared Three Days Grace

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Allyson Kroon added Nightmare Avenged Sevenfold

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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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Who Scared You The Doors

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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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Fear Is the Key Iron Maiden

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Scare Me Kenny Chesney

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My Worst Fear Rascal Flatts

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Waves Of Fear Lou Reed

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Greatest Fear Calvin Harris

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Feel Fear Matthew Sweet

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Dance in the Dark Lady Gaga

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Scary But Fun Grace Jones

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Vietnow Rage Against the Machine

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It's the Fear Within Temptation

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Scared of Love Nate Dogg, Butch Cassidy

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Nothing to Fear Depeche Mode

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Scared of Lonely Beyoncé Knowles

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The Fear Pulp

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Stage Fright The Band

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The Fear of Being Alone Reba McEntire

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Nocturnal Fear Celtic Frost

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Afraid of Everyone The National

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In Fear of Fear Bauhaus

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Love Is Letting Go of Fear Olivia Newton-John