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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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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punksnotdead added The Needle and the Damage Done Neil Young

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25 13
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Heroin The Velvet Underground

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

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You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse

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Addicted Amy Winehouse

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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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Cocaine - Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Quentin Wolff added Cocaine - Eric Clapton

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MarkVandersteen added Buried Alive Alter Bridge

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jtass added Hurt Nine Inch Nails

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

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one toke over by Brewer and S... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

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The No-No Song ~Ringo Starr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

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punksnotdead added One Track Mind Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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Quentin Wolff added Sister Morphine The Rolling Stones

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The Noose A Perfect Circle

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8 10
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My Heroine Silverstein

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punksnotdead added Chinese Rocks Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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punksnotdead added Ashes to Ashes David Bowie

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punksnotdead added Dope Sucks Herman Brood & His Wild Romance

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Addicted to Love Robert Palmer

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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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Golden Boy added Alcohol The Kinks

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Just One Fix Ministry

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5 8
Orgasm Addict is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Orgasm Addict Buzzcocks

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5 8
Swallowed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Swallowed Bush

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Habit Pearl Jam

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punksnotdead added Smack Jack Nina Hagen

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Addicted Simple Plan

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Codine - Buffy Sainte Marie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Quentin Wolff added Codine - Buffy Sainte Marie

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Beware Deftones

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Peace Depeche Mode

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Outside Staind

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6 11
Running to Stand Still is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

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This Addiction is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
This Addiction Alkaline Trio

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Demons Kenny Chesney

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The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You My Chemical Romance

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Bad Habit The Dresden Dolls

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Word on a Wing David Bowie

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Monkey on My Back Aerosmith

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The Glass Prison Dream Theater

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Numb Alanis Morissette

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D Is for Dangerous Arctic Monkeys