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 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
3 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles

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 - ahmedaser

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

Moral of the story
Never listen to watchmojo (they said its about lsd)

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4 White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
5 Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses
6 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Best Song Ever - Glauberson

7 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.

8 Drug Ballad - Eminem

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

9 Day Tripper - The Beatles
10 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! "

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

The Contenders

11 I'm Waiting for the Man - The Velvet Underground
12 Break On Through (To the Other Side) - The Doors
13 Cocaine - Eric Clapton

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

14 The Next Episode - Dr. Dre

SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY! - venomouskillingmachine

15 Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath

Definitely One Of My Favorites - BeatlesFan1964

16 Snowblind - Black Sabbath

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

A song about cocaine. - Gasmaskboi19371945

17 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.

18 The Pusher - Steppenwolf

Best Song about Drugs

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

The version with Wilko Johnson is the best!

20 Would? - Alice in Chains
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Top Remixes

1. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
2. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
3. Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses
1. Heroin - The Velvet Underground
2. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
3. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
1. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
2. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
3. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix



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