20 Best Songs About Worrying

By Nico Gonzalez

We all worry from time to time. It’s a natural and often helpful emotion that can keep us safe and on track. But sometimes worry can get the best of us, leading to sleepless nights and anxious days. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by worry, consider listening to one of these 20 songs. Each one offers a unique perspective on this common emotion and may help you find some peace.


Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing – Tori Kelly

Tori Kelly - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing (Official Video)

In her song Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing, Tori Kelly encourages her listeners to let go of their worries. Its lyrics are about how worrying won’t make anything better, and how sometimes the best thing to do is just relax. This song is perfect for anyone who needs a reminder to stop stressing and enjoy life. This song has an uplifting message and a catchy beat that will make you want to dance along.

Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin

Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (Official Music Video)

Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit “Don’t Worry Be Happy” is a lighthearted song about not letting worry get the best of us. McFerrin sings about how being happy is the best way to avoid worry, and his cheerful melody is sure to put a smile on your face. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by worry, take a cue from McFerrin and try to find the silver lining. This song has been covered by many artists over the years, including Michael Bublé and Meghan Trainor.

Worry – Jack Garratt

Jack Garratt - Worry - Berlin Sessions

Jack Garratt’s song “Worry” is a haunting and soulful exploration of the emotion of worry. The lyrics capture the endless cycle of worry that can plague our thoughts and keep us up at night. Garratt’s vocals are emotive and powerful, and the song is a great reminder that we are not alone in our worries. Its lyrics are about the worry that “haunts us all,” and how it can be both helpful and harmful. This song has the potential to provide comfort and understanding for anyone who is struggling with worry.

Worry Rock – Green Day

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by worry, consider listening to Worry Rock by Green Day. This song offers a unique perspective on this common emotion and may help you find some peace. In Worry Rock, the narrator encourages the listener to worry about everything and anything. This may seem like bad advice, but the point is that worrying can be helpful if it keeps us safe and on track. The song also reassures us that everyone worries from time to time, so we shouldn’t feel alone in our anxious thoughts.

Don’t Worry Bout Me – Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson - Don't Worry Bout Me (Official Music Video)

Don’t Worry Bout Me is a song by Swedish singer Zara Larsson. The song was released on May 10, 2019, as the lead single from her upcoming second studio album. “Don’t Worry Bout Me” is a mid-tempo pop ballad that lyrically speaks about the hardships of being in the public eye and being judged by others. The song was compared to Larsson’s previous single, “Ruin My Life”, which also addresses the topic of anxiety and worrying.

Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia

Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin - Don't You Worry Child (Official Video)

Don’t You Worry Child is a song by Swedish House Mafia. It is about how sometimes people worry too much. The song says that worrying is normal, but we should not worry so much that it keeps us from sleeping or enjoying our lives. Its lyrics are about a child who is worried about the future, but is reassured by a parent that everything will be alright. This song has a positive message and is great for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by worry.

Nothing To Worry About – Peter Bjorn and John

Peter Bjorn And John - Nothing To Worry About

There’s a song by Peter Bjorn and John called “Nothing to Worry About”. In it, the singer talks about how worrying doesn’t do any good and just causes stress. He advises the listener to “stop for a minute, take a breath and realize that everything will be alright”. This song is a great reminder that we don’t always need to worry about things. This song has a fun and catchy beat that makes it easy to sing along to.

Don’t Worry, We’ll Be Watching You – Gotye

Gotye - Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You (Official Music Video)

“Don’t Worry, We’ll Be Watching You” is a song by Gotye about the fear of being watched and judged. The song is about the anxiety of being under surveillance and the paranoia that comes with it. The song is a reminder that even though we may feel like we’re being watched, we’re not alone. This song has a light, fun feel to it despite the heavy subject matter. Its lyrics are about being judged and watched, which is a feeling many of us can relate to.

Worrywort – Radiohead

When it comes to songs about worry, there’s no better artist than Radiohead. The band has written dozens of songs about this common emotion, and their song “Worrywort” is perhaps the most poignant.

The song is about a person who is constantly worried and can’t seem to shake the feeling. The lyrics talk about the different things that cause worry, from financial troubles to relationships.

Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing – Stevie Wonder

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

When it comes to songs about worry, there’s no better place to start than with Stevie Wonder. His 1973 song “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” is all about how worry can be counterproductive and unhelpful. The song encourages listeners to let go of their worries and enjoy life instead. If you’re struggling to let go of your worries, this is the perfect song to help you out. This song has a great message and a catchy beat that will make you want to dance along.

Don’t Worry Baby – The Beach Boys

Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby (1964)

The Beach Boys’ song “Don’t Worry Baby” is a classic example of a song about worry. The song is about a man who is worried about his girlfriend, and the chorus includes the line “don’t worry baby, everything will be alright”. The song is a reminder that there’s no need to worry because everything will work out in the end. This song has a message of hope and reassurance that is perfect for anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by worry.

Don’t Worry – Bladee

Bladee - Don't Worry

Don’t Worry is a song by Swedish rapper Bladee. The song was released as a digital download on December 21, 2017, through Blood Music. The song has been described as a “depressing ballad”.

The song’s lyrics are about Bladee’s struggles with drug addiction and mental health issues. He wrote the song while he was in rehab. Its lyrics are about anxiety, depression, and addiction.

Why Worry? – Dire Straits

Why Worry? (Remastered 1996)

From the lyrics of the song, it seems that worry can be caused by many things, such as fear of the future, fear of not being good enough, or fear of death. Worry can also be paralyzing and prevent us from living our lives to the fullest. It’s a song about facing those fears and taking action anyway. This song has a message of hope and encourages us to worry less and enjoy life more. Its lyrics are about a person who is struggling with anxiety and worry but ultimately decides to face their fears and not let them control their life.

Don’t Worry – The 1975

The 1975 - Rindon Johnson responds to ‘Don’t Worry’

The 1975’s song “Don’t Worry” is all about learning to let go of worry and embrace the present. The song is a reminder that everything will work out in the end, and that the only thing we can do is focus on the here and now. If you’re struggling with anxiety or excessive worry, this song may be just what you need to hear. This song has a light, upbeat feel that is sure to lift your spirits.

The Age of Worry – John Mayer

John Mayer - The Age Of Worry (Live on Letterman)

John Mayer’s song “The Age of Worry” is all about how worry can take over our lives. In the song, Mayer sings about how we’re living in an age where worry is constant and unavoidable. He talks about how we’re always connected to technology and how that can lead to more worries. Mayer also sings about how we can’t escape our worries, even when we’re trying to relax. This song is a great reminder that everyone worries from time to time and that it’s okay to feel overwhelmed by worry. If you’re looking for a song that will make you feel better about your worrying, this is it.

The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) – Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz - The Remedy (I Won't Worry) [Official Video]

When it comes to songs about worry, Jason Mraz’s “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” is one of the most popular. The song is all about recognizing that worry is a natural emotion, but that it can often get the best of us. Mraz encourages listeners to take a step back and recognize that worrying doesn’t do any good. Instead, he suggests finding something to focus on that brings you joy. This song has a light, fun tone that is sure to bring a smile to your face.

Sea of Worry – Have a Nice Life

The song “Sea of Worry” is from the album Deathconsciousness. The song is about the feeling of being overwhelmed by worry. The lyrics describe the feeling of being “drowned” in a “sea of worry”. The song is atmospheric and eerie, with a sense of dread that reflects the feeling of being overwhelmed by worry. This song has a slow, deliberate pace that makes it feel more like a dirge than a pop song. The lyrics are dark and pessimistic, but there is a sense of hope in the end. This song is about the feeling of being overwhelmed by worry.

Worry About Me – Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding, blackbear - Worry About Me (Official Video)

Worry About Me is a haunting ballad about the fear of abandonment. Goulding sings about how she worries that her partner will leave her, and she pleads with him to stay. This song is a great reminder that we all have fears about being left alone, and it’s okay to express those fears. Goulding’s lyrics are both vulnerable and powerful, and the song will resonate with anyone who has ever felt insecure in a relationship. 

Worry About You – Ivy

Ivy’s “Worry About You” is a haunting ballad about the fear of losing someone you love. The song is written from the perspective of a lover who is worried about their partner’s well-being. They sing about how they can’t stop worrying and how it’s tearing them up inside.

The song is a reminder that sometimes the people we love can be the source of our greatest worry. But it also offers hope, with the promise that even if the worst happens, we will still have each other.

No Need To Worry – Yeasayer

Yeasayer- No Need To Worry

No Need To Worry is a song by Yeasayer that was released in 2010. The song is about how people often worry for no reason and how it can be harmful to both the individual and to relationships. The song offers an interesting perspective on this common emotion and may help listeners to find some peace. This song has a light, airy feel to it that makes it perfect for a summer day. Its lyrics are about how everyone worries from time to time, but how it’s important not to let worry take over your life. The song is upbeat and offers a refreshing take on this common emotion.