Gambling 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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Red Hot Chili Peppers

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30 18
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The Velvet Underground

3
27 16
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punksnotdead added Neil Young

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25 15
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punksnotdead added Metallica

5
8 4
Cocaine - Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Quentin Wolff added

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jtass added Nine Inch Nails

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Amy Winehouse

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15 15
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Amy Winehouse

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

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9 9
Heroin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
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Urban Voodoo Machine (feat. Wilko Johnson)

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A Perfect Circle

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3 3
The No-No Song ~Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

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2 2
one toke over is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Eryk Gee added

14
9 11
Slow Death is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added
The Flamin' Groovies

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5 7
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punksnotdead added Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

16
4 6
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Golden Boy added
The Kinks

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6 9
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punksnotdead added Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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6 9
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Pearl Jam

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6 9
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punksnotdead added David Bowie

20
6 9
Orgasm Addict is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
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Buzzcocks

21
1 3
one toke over by Brewer and S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

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MarkVandersteen added Alter Bridge

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9 13
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Staind

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8 12
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Silverstein

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8 12
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