20 Classic Rock Songs For Anxiety

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When the going gets tough – sometimes it’s the tough music that gets you going. It’s not easy to have the spikes of anxiety hit you in a blow, so you just need a little push of classic rock for that. Below are some of the songs that could help you deal with your anxious state of mind.

“Let It Be” – The Beatles

A dream about his mother led Paul McCartney to write this last single from the Beatles before his announced departure. The song speaks about how we should let things work out on our own, without worrying too much.

“Stairway To Heaven” – Led Zeppelin

Often regarded as the “most popular rock song of all time”, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page went full-lengths just to get this song right. The song tells us that in the long run, we can still change.

“Patience” – Guns N’ Roses

The single was a part of G N R Lies album in 1989. It tells us to take things slow since everything will be just fine.

“Up Around the Bend” – Creedence Clearwater Revival

A CCR’s single from their album Cosmo’s Factory. It leads us to the idea that there are ears who’ll listen to your problems, big or small.

“Here I Go Again” – Whitesnake

A power ballad from the band on their album Saints & Sinners. It speaks about how we’ll make the right mind, and never waste the time once more.

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” – Simon & Garfunkel

The duo’s biggest hit single from their album of the same name. Simon and Garfunkel tell us that when darkness falls upon us, it’s always better to lay ourselves down to help.

“Nothing Else Matters” – Metallica

The power ballad song from Metallica album, as well as a staple from the band’s concerts. The simple message tells us that life should be livened under our rules.

“Don’t Stop Believin’” – Journey

Journey’s 2nd single from their seventh album Escape. It is simply the same to keep faith in yourself and to hold on to that feeling.

“I Won’t Back Down” – Tom Petty

Petty’s lead single for his debut album Full Moon. The song reminds us to never back down amidst the setbacks in life.

“Dream On” – Aerosmith

Aerosmith’s first major hit became a staple in radio stations. “Dream On” speaks to us that for us to know how to win, we must first know how to lose.

“Take It Easy” – Eagles

Eagles went full force to release one of their signature songs coming from their debut album. This track reminds us to never forget to take things easy in life.


“Under Pressure” – Queen and David Bowie

The single is considered as the track that stood out the best in time for both the band and the singer’s careers. The songs simply state leads the pressure’s toll that hits upon us, but with love, anything is possible.


“Simple Man” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

The 3rd most popular song from the rock band, “Simple Man” tells us to live life without the burden of worrying too much about what’s going to happen tomorrow.

“Tender” – Blur

A charting hit from the band Blur from their album 13. It tells us to believe in love, as it is the greatest thing in the world.

“Baba O’ Riley” – The Who

 The song is also referred to as “Teenage Wasteland” to some. It tells us that we shouldn’t react too much to what’s happening to us, for life, is nothing but a teenage wasteland.

“Peace of Mind” – Boston

A single that debuted in Boston’s self-titled album. The song’s message simply asks for peace of mind in every situation.

“Don’t Stop Me Now” – Queen

Queen’s Jazz album produced some of the finest songs ever, and this song is a part of that. It tells us to have a good time, with no regrets and no holding back.

“Freewill” – Rush

“Freewill” by Rush is a part of their Permanent Waves album. It simply speaks about how a decision you didn’t make, somehow becomes a decision you created still.

“Comfortably Numb” – Pink Floyd

The song is a single from Pink Floyd’s album, The Wall. The song’s lyrics speak about giving help at tough times when someone needs it.

“Thunder Road” – Bruce Springsteen

This is the opening track for Springsteen’s breakthrough album Born To Run. The song tells us to live life to the fullest, with no regrets whatsoever.