songs The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up  

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This list contains information about songs about heroin, ranked by your votes. Over the years, many popular musicians have written songs about shooting heroin. Some of the best songs about heroin only allude to heroin, while others make direct reference to heroin. It goes by different names, including charlie, dope, junk, and more. Many of the top heroin songs were written in the 1990s and sadly, many of the songwriters died of heroin overdoses.

“Under the Bridge” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers was written about Anthony Kiedis' addiction to heroin. Although heroin is never mentioned in Nirvana's “Drain You,” many believe that the song is about Kurt Cobain's heroin addiction. One band who often references heroin is Alice in Chains. Many of the songs off of Dirt are about the drug.

Neil Young wrote about his experience seeing fellow musicians deep in heroin addictions with his song “Needle and the Damage Done.” The Velvet Underground have several of the best heroin songs including one simply entitled “Heroin.”

Which heroin song do you think should be at the top of this list. Vote it to the top and let us know if we forgot any of the top heroin songs in the comments section.
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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Heroin The Velvet Underground

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Hurt Nine Inch Nails

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Perfect Day Lou Reed

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Mr. Brownstone Guns N' Roses

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Jane Says Jane's Addiction

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Junkhead Alice in Chains

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Drain You Nirvana

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I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed

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She Talks to Angels The Black Crowes

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Badfish Sublime

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That Smell Lynyrd Skynyrd

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The Needle and the Spoon Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Dead Flowers The Rolling Stones

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White Light White Heat The Velvet Underground

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Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones

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Carmelita Warren Zevon

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The Pusher Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
The Pusher Man Steppenwolf

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Needle in the Hay Elliott Smith

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She’s Like Heroin System of a Down

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Chinese Rocks Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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Cold Turkey John Lennon

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Another Girl, Another Planet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up

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One Track Mind Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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There She Goes Sixpence None the Richer

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King Heroin James Brown

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Bad U2

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Heroin Girl Everclear

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Time to Pretend is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up

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Beetlebum Blur

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Not If You Were the Last Junki... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up

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Heroin, She Said Wolfsheim

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Herrmann hiess er Nina Hagen Band

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Black Balloon Goo Goo Dolls

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Heroin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
Heroin Wonk Unit

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Smack Jack Nina Hagen

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The Widow The Mars Volta

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Jesus Shootin' Heroin The Flaming Lips

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Rockefeller Druglaw Blues The Felice Brothers

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Knockin' On Herman's Door is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up

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Choose Bad Smack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up

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Heroin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
Heroin Urban Voodoo Machine

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Too Pure Sebadoh

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Black Lodge Anthrax