Best Songs About Drugs

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The Top Ten

1 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
2 Heroin - The Velvet Underground

No Surprises this one is up here

...be the death of me... - djpenquin999

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 Day Tripper - The Beatles
9 Drug Ballad - Eminem

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

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 3 A.M. - Eminem

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

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

The version with Wilko Johnson is the best!

21 Would? - Alice in Chains
22 Legend of a Mind - The Moody Blues

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

23 Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter Paul & Mary
24 Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
25 Geek Stink Breath - Green Day
26 Hits from the Bong - Cypress Hill
27 Smoke Two Joints - Sublime
28 Junkhead - Alice in Chains
29 The Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young
30 Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
31 The Dope Show - Marilyn Manson

Lol, 4 Marilyn Manson song in a row

32 Beetlebum - Blur

This is a magical song.

33 Sugar Man - Rodriguez
34 We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus

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35 A Passage to Bangkok - Rush
36 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
37 Along Comes Mary - The Association
38 John Barleycorn Must Die - Traffic
39 Coming Into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie
40 Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
41 The Crystal Ship - The Doors
42 Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders

Anti-Drug

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

Cool Lyrics

49 Wacky Tobacky - NRBQ
50 Mary Jane - Rick James
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
2. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
3. Mr. Brownstone - Guns N' Roses
BeatlesFan1964
1. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
2. Day Tripper - The Beatles
3. 3 A.M. - Eminem
NK1998
1. Heroin - The Velvet Underground
2. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
3. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
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