music The Best Songs About Addiction  

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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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punksnotdead added The Needle and the Damage Done Neil Young

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28 13
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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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20 11
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Heroin The Velvet Underground

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15 8
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punksnotdead added Master of Puppets Metallica

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punksnotdead added Cold Turkey Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

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You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse

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6 5
Heroin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Heroin Urban Voodoo Machine (feat. Wilko Johnson)

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Addicted Amy Winehouse

9
7 7
Slow Death is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Slow Death The Flamin' Groovies

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punksnotdead added One Track Mind Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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2 2
Cocaine - Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Quentin Wolff added Cocaine - Eric Clapton

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Quentin Wolff added Sister Morphine The Rolling Stones

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punksnotdead added Chinese Rocks Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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Golden Boy added Alcohol The Kinks

Musicians Who Died of Alcoholism

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8 10
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The Noose A Perfect Circle

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5 7
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punksnotdead added Dope Sucks Herman Brood & His Wild Romance

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5 7
Orgasm Addict is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Orgasm Addict Buzzcocks

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punksnotdead added Ashes to Ashes David Bowie

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punksnotdead added Too Pure Sebadoh

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4 6
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punksnotdead added White Lines (Don't Do It) [Original Long Version] Melle Mel & Grandmaster Flash

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11 14
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Addicted to Love Robert Palmer

The Best Rock Vocalists

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7 10
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7 10
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My Heroine Silverstein

24
0 2
Codine - Buffy Sainte Marie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Quentin Wolff added Codine - Buffy Sainte Marie

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6 9
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Just One Fix Ministry

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5 8
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Peace Depeche Mode

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5 8
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Beware Deftones

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punksnotdead added Smack Jack Nina Hagen

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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7 11
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4 8
Swallowed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Swallowed Bush

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4 8
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Habit Pearl Jam

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6 11
Running to Stand Still is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

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6 11
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Outside Staind

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5 10
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Addicted Simple Plan

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3 8
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Bad Habit The Dresden Dolls

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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Word on a Wing David Bowie

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5 11
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Addicted Kelly Clarkson

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4 10
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Monkey on My Back Aerosmith

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3 9
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3 9
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The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You My Chemical Romance

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3 9
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The Glass Prison Dream Theater

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3 9
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Demons Kenny Chesney

The Best Songs About Strength

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3 9
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Check In LeCrae

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2 8
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D Is for Dangerous Arctic Monkeys

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4 11
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Fly on the Wall Thousand Foot Krutch

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2 9
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The Unforgiven Hal Ketchum

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2 9
This Addiction is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
This Addiction Alkaline Trio

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Uncle Jonny The Killers

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2 9
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Numb Alanis Morissette