Nothing heals your broken soul like good music. If you are having a bad day or a series of worse ones, you can listen to these heartfelt songs about anxiety and mental health.
From soothing vocals to relatable lyrics to calming music, these songs about anxiety are bound to make you feel a little less lonely.
So, without further ado, here is the list of the ‘best songs about anxiety you must add to your playlist.’
8 Songs About Anxiety
Song # 1: Fix You by Coldplay
Do you ever find yourself lying still in bed for hours, just staring at the ceiling? If yes, then you’ve got to listen to this song to calm your anxious soul!
‘Fix You’ by Coldplay is no ordinary song. It’s catharsis for those struggling with anxiety and depression. The song talks about how we all reach a dead-end at some point in life, and it feels like we are completely lost.
‘Fix You’ reminds us of finding hope in the darkest of times when it seems like you have completely given up on life.
It is Coldplay’s most popular song with the best of both worlds: the perfect voice and heartfelt lyrics.
So, the next time you get anxious, remember that the lights will guide you home. Always!
Song # 2: Crawling by Linkin Park
Your teenage life and adult life have to be incomplete if you’ve not sung your heart out to this song, especially when anxiety hits you out of nowhere.
‘Crawling’ by Linkin Park is a song that talks about the ugly side of anxiety. The feeling of not being comfortable with one’s self. You can definitely relate to this song if you’ve ever felt like you don’t know who you are anymore and you don’t know what to do about it.
This song brought people together who were going through the same.
Ps: Try not to cry when Chester Bennington’s voice blesses your ears. RIP Chester, you will always be remembered through your music.
Song # 3: Lovely by Billie Eilish Ft. Khalid
There’s a valid reason why Gen Z lovesBillie Eilish; she is amazingly talented!
If you are a fan of Billie’svoice, then this song will help you feel better on one of your not-so-great days. ‘Lovely’ indeed gives you a lovely perspective of someone who struggles with mental health.
The song’s punchline ‘Isn’t it lovely, all alone?’ talks about how it’s ok to accept yourself the way you are.
‘Lovely’ can be easily labeled as one of Billie Eilish’s finest performances. Khalid’s vocals add to the beauty of the song. While the song is naturally pleasing to the ears, the music videois another visual treat.
If this song is not already in your playlist, you’re missing out on something lovely!
Song # 4: Demons by Imagine Dragons
We are all fighting our demons day and night, aren’t we? This song is a reminder of that!
Some of you might be surprised to see ‘Demons’ by Imagine Dragons in a ‘songs about anxiety playlist,’ but allow us to explain.
On the outside, this song may appear to be another hit, but it’s so much more than just that. The song’s lyricshavea deeper meaning.
The song’s lyrics are nothing short of poetry that talks about how anxiety and depression can sometimes bring out the worst in you. However, we can benefit from the doubt as it’s not entirely their fault.
This song warns us that everyone has a dark side, and it could only be a matter of time when it comes out in the open.
Moral of the story? Let’s be more accepting and tolerant towards others.
P.s: If you watch the song’s music video, you might get tempted to play it on repeat.
Song # 5: Ok Not To Be Ok by Demi Lovato ft. Marshmello
With this heart-touching song about anxiety, Demi Lovato brings her A-game to the table!
‘Ok Not To Be Ok’ is a song that everyone needs to listen to when they’re feeling down. The song talks about accepting the harsh reality of life that things may not always work in your favor. And that may make you feel helpless and miserable, and that’s completely fine.
What’s important is to go easy on yourself and give yourself time to heal. This song is a reminder of that. It also teaches us the value of accepting our most vulnerable self and knowing that this will not last forever.
Don’t forget to check out the song’s music video to get a glimpse of Marshmello.
Song # 6: Human by Christina Perry
One of the best songs to deal with anxiety and stop being so hard on yourself is Christina Perry’s ‘Human’.
It is a song that gives you the confidence to deal with your anxiety while continuing to live your life. It reminds you that you’re still just a human despite your feelings and must go on! It also normalizes the ups and downs you experience in your life and how you ‘bleed when you fall down’ and ‘crash and break down.’
If you feel low and want to share your feelings, listening to this song will give you the courage to realize that it’s okay to feel hurt and pain and will help you share your feelings with others.
Even if you are ‘faking smiles’ and behaving like a ‘good machine,’ you should let yourself be a bit susceptible to grief and feel the pain that being human demands.
Song # 7: Disturbia by Rihanna
‘Disturbia’ by Rihanna is a song that you would have never thought was ananxiety song.
Despite its catchy and happening beat, the song talks about anxiety and how one feels anxious. If you pay close attention to the lyrics and their meaning, it will hit you how well this song sums up the various feelingsof anxiety and how they strike you now and then.
Song # 8: Breathe Me by Sia
If you ever feel that the end of the time has come for you, listen to Sia’s ‘Breathe Me’.
The song has a darker outlook as it starts with validating your feelings of reaching the end – that there is nothing left in the world anymore, but then Sia gives some reassurance that she will be there to catch you if things go south.
It is a good song to fight anxiety and keep going despite the hardships. Even though it’s difficult to believe that anything will ever get better and you will come out of your misery, time will heal it.
Keep hanging in there, and things will turn around for your betterment.
The Bottom Line
We hope this blog on ‘The Best 8 Songs About Anxiety You Must Add to Your Playlist’ helped you feel a tad bit better.
Each song talks about how to deal or how not to deal with anxiety. At the end of the day, they all serve as a reminder that we are not alone in this world to experience this feeling.
If you have any more suggestions to add to the list? Please feel free to share your recommendations in the comments section below.
Eduardo Perez is a multi-instrumentalist with over 20 years of experience playing instruments such as piano, guitar, ukulele, and bass. Having arranged songs and produced music in a recording studio, he has a wealth of knowledge to share about analyzing songs, composing, and producing. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Musical Studies at Berklee College School of Music. Featured on Entrepreneur.com. Subscribe to his YouTube channel, or follow him on Instagram.