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The Best Songs About Addiction 

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Updated April 17, 2020 2.1k votes 399 voters 23.6k views 91 items

List Rules Songs with addicted in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about addiction as a subject.

With so many vices in this world, it's not surprising that many artists have written songs about addiction. Whether it's a song about drug addiction, gambling, or even an obsession with a particular person, music is a great way for musicians to express the struggle they're going through. This is a ranked list of all songs about addiction, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "addiction" or "addicted" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about addicts as a subject or theme. Since the music lifestyle is sometimes conducive to using drugs, there are a ton of songs about dependency that you might not be aware of. For example, "Under The Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers is about doing heroin.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the dependency or addiction songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. This poll features “Uncle Jonny”, “Heroin Addict Sister” and more.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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jtass added Nine Inch Nails
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Cocaine - Eric Clapton ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
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punksnotdead added Metallica
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punksnotdead added Neil Young
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The Velvet Underground
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She Talks to Angels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Victor Chartrand added The Black Crowes
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Victor Chartrand added Guns N' Roses
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Amy Winehouse
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Victor Chartrand added Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Amy Winehouse
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A Perfect Circle
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Victor Chartrand added Johnny Cash
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punksnotdead added Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon
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Victor Chartrand added The Rolling Stones
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Victor Chartrand added Kris Kristofferson
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Victor Chartrand added Neil Young
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Victor Chartrand added Little Feat
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john.little added Metallica
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Quentin Wolff added The Rolling Stones
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Heroin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
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Urban Voodoo Machine (feat. Wilko Johnson)
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Victor Chartrand added Warren Zevon
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one toke over is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
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Pearl Jam
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