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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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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Heroin The Velvet Underground

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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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Addicted Amy Winehouse

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punksnotdead added Master of Puppets Metallica

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punksnotdead added Ashes to Ashes David Bowie

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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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punksnotdead added Chinese Rocks Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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Addicted to Love Robert Palmer

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Orgasm Addict is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Orgasm Addict Buzzcocks

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Heroin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Heroin Urban Voodoo Machine (feat. Wilko Johnson)

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punksnotdead added Too Pure Sebadoh

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

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punksnotdead added Smack Jack Nina Hagen

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Golden Boy added Alcohol The Kinks

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The Noose A Perfect Circle

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Beware Deftones

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punksnotdead added Dope Sucks Herman Brood & His Wild Romance

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My Heroine Silverstein

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Just One Fix Ministry

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Peace Depeche Mode

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Habit Pearl Jam

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Addicted Simple Plan

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Bad Habit The Dresden Dolls

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Word on a Wing David Bowie

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Running to Stand Still is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

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Monkey on My Back Aerosmith

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The Glass Prison Dream Theater

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D Is for Dangerous Arctic Monkeys

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Addicted Kelly Clarkson

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Fly on the Wall Thousand Foot Krutch

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Outside Staind

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Numb Alanis Morissette

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Gramercy Park Hotel Edwin McCain

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The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You My Chemical Romance

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Check In LeCrae

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The Last Fight Bullet for My Valentine

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Swallowed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Swallowed Bush

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An Old Friend of Mine Joe Nichols

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Perfect Circle Katie Melua

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The Unforgiven Hal Ketchum

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Powder Blue Elbow

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This Addiction is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
This Addiction Alkaline Trio