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

What idiot put this on list.This is not about drugs

Sorry but it is certainly about drugs. And don't call people "idiots" before making sure you're not one. - Metal_Treasure

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."
"I’m your source of self-destruction"
"Chop your breakfast on a mirror"
"Taste me you will see more is all you need
You’re dedicated to how I’m killing you"
"Come crawling faster, obey your Master, Your life burns faster".
- 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 A Passage to Bangkok - Rush

The Contenders

11 The Crystal Ship - The Doors

"The Crystal Ship" is heroin.

12 Opium - Moonspell
13 Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles
14 Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses
15 Kicks - Paul Revere & the Raiders
16 The Pusher - Steppenwolf


17 Helmet in the Bush - Korn
18 The Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails
19 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

20 Sickman - Alice in Chains
21 Use the Man - Megadeth
22 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue - The Ramones
23 Heroin - The Velvet Underground
24 Sober - Tool
25 Junkhead - Alice in Chains
26 Rosetta Stoned - Tool
27 Love and Meth - Korn
28 Champagne & Reefer - Muddy Waters
29 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

30 Save Me - Shinedown
31 Along Comes Mary - The Association
32 Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
33 Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
34 Pain - Three Days Grace

This song is not about drugs.

35 Better Than Drugs - Skillet
36 I'm Waiting for the Man - The Velvet Underground
37 Song to Say Goodbye - Placebo
38 Chinese Rocks - The Heartbreakers
39 New Kind of Kick - The Cramps
40 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

41 Legalize It - Peter Tosh
42 Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
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List Stats

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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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