10 Best Songs For Anxiety (& 10 Songs That Perfectly Describe What It Feels Like)

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Anxiety is a very common mental illness that affects so many people all around the world, yet sometimes it feels as if you're the only one with this problem. 

That's why music is a great tool, as lots of singers have written songs about that exact feeling you're feeling, that feeling of panic and overthinking everything

Music can not only help relieve your anxiety and depression, but it can help you relate to others and feel like you're not alone as there are lots of musicians who struggle with anxiety as well.

If you are in search of some songs about anxiety or songs that can help your cope with your anxiety, these should help. 

Songs About Anxiety

1. "Stressed Out" by A Tribe Called Quest feat. Faith Evans

This song explains what anxiety feels like just in the title. Anxiety makes you feel so stressed and anxious and overthink everything this song talks all about the stresses of life and how to deal with them. 

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2. "Human" by Christina Perri

This song is so relatable and will help you feel better about having anxiety because it's all about people having their own problems and giving someone all of you, mental illness and all. 

3. "Breaking Down" by Florence And The Machine

This song is all about the symptom of anxiety feeling like you are breaking down and going nowhere — and it's also a pretty catchy song.

4. "Basket Case" by Green Day

Basket case is very relatable because it's the exact feeling you get when having an anxiety attack and try to talk to your friends about it to help which is totally normal but somehow it makes you feel crazy. 

5. "Breathin” by Ariana Grande

This song is all about the feeling of not being able to breathe when you have an anxiety attack and how you can feel physically ill from this mental illness.

6. “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne's song "Complicated" explains the type of person you can turn into when you're having anxiety and overthinking everything.

7. "I Don't Care" by Ed Sheeran

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran knows how to write songs that are relatable and that you feel in your heart. This song is all about social anxiety and overthinking literally everything and thinking everyone hates you.

8. “Tell Me You Love Me” by Demi Lovato

When you have anxiety and are in a relationship you are going to need constant reassurance that your partner loves and supports you and Demi describes this exact feeling in her song. 

9. "can't calm down" by Hand Habits

What's more relatable to your anxiety than the feeling of not being able to calm down? This song describes that exact symptom and makes you feel seen with your symptoms. 

10. “Demons” by Imagine Dragons

Everyone has their inner demons and for a person with anxiety, this is so real with all your symptoms similar to inner demons that you have to battle.

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Songs to Help You Cope with Anxiety

11. “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith

Sam Smith says it here in the title, you aren't alone with your anxiety, listen to songs that make you feel like you're not alone and can make you feel better.

12. "Love Me Now" by John Legend

If there's anyone's voice that can calm you down and make you feel good, it's John Legend. He will make you feel a lot better with this song about battling anxiety. 

13. "Million Reasons" by Lady Gaga

Gaga's relatable song "Million Reasons" is all about communicating to survivors of anxiety or abuse that they are brave and strong fighters. 

14. "Thick of It" by Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige sings all about getting through "the thick of it" in life and dealing with your own inner conflicts in order to relieve yourself. 

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15. “The World at Large” by Modest Mouse

This song is not only a peaceful and soothing song but it reminds you how to escape from your anxiety and worries.

16. "Today" by Brad Paisley

Paisley reminds you in this song that all we have is today each day and argues that a few great moments in your life doesn't make up for your lifetime of anxiety however you can be hopeful even if those good days are hard to come by. 

17. "Born Again Tomorrow" by Bon Jovi

This song reminds you that even if you have bad days or do something wrong, you can learn from those days and know not to beat yourself up about them. 

18. "Just Your Fool" by The Rolling Stones

This song is a happy uplifting song that you can listen to when you want to calm down and block out your mind and overthinking for a bit. 

19. "Skate" by Silk Sonic

Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have a great way of lifting your spirits up with this fun and upbeat song, it will help you forget all your troubles and might take you back in time with it's 70's groovy vibe.

20. "Let's Hurt Tonight" by OneRepublic

This song reminds you that love always wins and having someone else to help you not feel the hurt. 

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Megan Hatch is a writer at YourTango who covers news & entertainment, love & relationships, and internet culture. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.