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

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 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

7 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Best Song Ever - Glauberson

Roger waters said it wasn’t about drugs

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 Prison Song - System of a Down

The Newcomers

? Too Pure - Sebadoh

Best song about drugs ever written. Genius! - punksnotdead

The Contenders

11 Day Tripper - The Beatles
12 Drug Ballad - Eminem

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

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 Junkhead - Alice in Chains
22 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
23 The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young
24 Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath

Definitely One Of My Favorites - BeatlesFan1964

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 3 A.M. - Eminem

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

28 Beetlebum - Blur

This is a magical song.

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

The version with Wilko Johnson is the best!

30 Smoke Two Joints - Sublime
31 Legend of a Mind - The Moody Blues

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

32 Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter Paul & Mary
33 Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
34 Sugar Man - Rodriguez
35 Geek Stink Breath - Green Day
36 Hits from the Bong - Cypress Hill
37 Florida Kilos - Lana del Rey
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 Coming Into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie
44 Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
45 The Crystal Ship - The Doors
46 Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders


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