Top Ten Rock and Metal Songs About Drugs

We all know many rap songs about drugs, but what about rock and metal? These are rock and metal songs about drugs, addiction, and rehab.

The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets - Metallica

This song doesn't glorify drugs unlike some other songs on this list. It describes very well the nature of drug addiction - drug addicts are the Puppets and drugs are the Masters.
"The Master Of Puppets is pulling your strings, twisting your mind and smashing your dreams."
"Come crawling faster, obey your Master". - Metal_Treasure

2 Cocaine - Eric Clapton
3 White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
4 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
5 The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young

I concur.

6 Chop Suey - System of a Down
7 Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue
8 Dead Men Tell No Tales - Motorhead
9 Snowblind - Black Sabbath
10 The Crystal Ship - The Doors

"The Crystal Ship" is heroin.

The Newcomers

? Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
? Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses

The Contenders

11 Opium - Moonspell
12 A Passage to Bangkok - Rush
13 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
14 Kicks - Paul Revere & the Raiders
15 The Pusher - Steppenwolf


16 Helmet in the Bush - Korn
17 The Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails
18 Feel Good Hit of the Summer - Queens of the Stone Age

The shortest lyrics I know - this is all (repeated several times):
"Nicotine, valium, vicadin, marijuana, ecstasy, and alcohol.
Chorus: Co-co-co-co-co Cocaine". - Metal_Treasure

19 Sickman - Alice in Chains
20 Use the Man - Megadeth
21 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue - The Ramones
22 Heroin - The Velvet Underground
23 Sober - Tool
24 Junkhead - Alice in Chains
25 Rosetta Stoned - Tool
26 Love and Meth - Korn
27 Champagne & Reefer - Muddy Waters
28 Save Me - Shinedown
29 Along Comes Mary - The Association
30 Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
31 Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
32 Pain - Three Days Grace

This song is not about drugs.

33 Better Than Drugs - Skillet
34 I'm Waiting for the Man - The Velvet Underground
35 Song to Say Goodbye - Placebo
36 Chinese Rocks - The Heartbreakers
37 New Kind of Kick - The Cramps
38 Casey Jones - Grateful Dead

"Driving that train, high on cocaine, Casey Jones you better watch your speed." It's ironic in retrospect that a song like this came from the Dead. - Gg2000

39 Hand of Doom - Black Sabbath

Geezer Butler said that the song was about American soldiers in Vietnam who discovered heroin while overseas and became addicted to it. - Gg2000

40 Legalize It - Peter Tosh
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Top Remixes

1. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
2. The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young
3. Cocaine - Eric Clapton
1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. Chop Suey - System of a Down
3. Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue
1. Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue
2. Cocaine - Eric Clapton
3. Junkhead - Alice in Chains


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