Best Songs About Drugs


The Top Ten

1 Heroin - The Velvet Underground

No Surprises this one is up here the death of me... - djpenquin999

2 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles

Is it really about drugs? It does seem like it, but John said it wasn’t and was actually about a drawing his son made. - Misfire

It's not about drugs.. it was about a drawing by John's son.. when he asked about its name he said lucy in the sky with diamonds so he got an idea which was writing a song about it

This is about a painting of a girl named Lucy that one of their sons made. - djpenquin999

Whoever said its not about drugs is on acid. Look at what the title abbreviates to

3 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
4 White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
5 Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses
6 Master of Puppets - Metallica

This song's gloomy atmosphere and lyrics perfectly depict being trapped in a drug addiction. "Your life burns faster / obey your master! "

My favorite drug song. t's not glamorous. It's just raw and true. - JoLeKosovo

It's the anthem of all metal! Obey your master refers to, in my opinion, the fact that the drugs are controlling you and you have no control over stopping it.

Yes, it's about drugs but unlike some other songs on this list, this is an anti-drug song and it doesn't glorify drugs: it perfectly describes what drug addiction does to you and your life. Basically drugs ruin both:
"I’m your source of self-destruction",
"Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams. Blinded by me, you can’t see a thing",
"Life of death becoming clearer". - Metal_Treasure

7 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Roger waters said it wasn’t about drugs

Best Song Ever - Glauberson

8 Snowblind - Black Sabbath

"This is a song about a substance we used to play with" - SoldierOfFortune

A song about cocaine. - Gasmaskboi19371945

9 Got to Get You Into My Life - The Beatles

Paul McCartney said that this is his ode to pot, and this is my favorite song by the Beatles. I think it's amazing. It can be easily taken for meaning love; however, lyrics like "I took a ride," and "Another kind of mind," should be some red flags for those who aren't open minded enough about it.

10 Drug Ballad - Eminem

This should be #1. It's EMINEM PEOPLE!

The Newcomers

? Coming Into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie

The Contenders

11 Prison Song - System of a Down
12 Day Tripper - The Beatles
13 Would? - Alice in Chains
14 I'm Waiting for the Man - The Velvet Underground
15 Sober - Tool
16 Break On Through (To the Other Side) - The Doors
17 Cocaine - Eric Clapton

That's a great title for a song. - RockFashionista

18 Sugar - System of a Down
19 A Passage to Bangkok - Rush

Dang. I almost forgot about this one. - Gg2000

20 The Next Episode - Dr. Dre

SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY! - venomouskillingmachine

21 Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath

This one created stoner metal. - JoLeKosovo

Definitely One Of My Favorites - BeatlesFan1964

22 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
23 Junkhead - Alice in Chains
24 The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young
25 I Took a Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner

I saw the video and in the beginning he took a pill and then the rest of the video he had this huge head.

26 The Pusher - Steppenwolf

Best Song about Drugs

27 Legend of a Mind - The Moody Blues

About Dr Timothy Leary and his acid trip experiments and philosophy - Billyv

28 3 A.M. - Eminem

One of the very few songs that just says "Guys just DON'T do it! ". - Fan_of_Good_Music

29 Beetlebum - Blur

This is a magical song.

30 Heroin (Put My Brothers In the Ground) - The Urban Voodoo Machine

The version with Wilko Johnson is the best!

31 Smoke Two Joints - Sublime
32 Florida Kilos - Lana del Rey
33 Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter Paul & Mary
34 Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
35 Sugar Man - Rodriguez
36 Geek Stink Breath - Green Day
37 Hits from the Bong - Cypress Hill
38 Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
39 The Dope Show - Marilyn Manson

Lol, 4 Marilyn Manson song in a row

40 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus


41 Along Comes Mary - The Association
42 John Barleycorn Must Die - Traffic
43 Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
44 The Crystal Ship - The Doors
45 Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders


46 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
47 Second Cup of Coffee - Gordon Lightfoot
48 Shanty - Jonathan Edwards
49 Don't Bogart That Joint My Friend - The Fraternity of Man
50 The Pilgrim (Chapter 33) - Kris Kristofferson

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
2. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
3. Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses
1. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
2. Day Tripper - The Beatles
3. The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young
1. Heroin - The Velvet Underground
2. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
3. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

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