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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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24 12
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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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15 9
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Heroin The Velvet Underground

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12 7
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punksnotdead added Master of Puppets Metallica

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13 10
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Addicted Amy Winehouse

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12 9
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You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse

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

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7 5
Slow Death is listed (or ranked) 8 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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punksnotdead added Ashes to Ashes David Bowie

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4 4
Heroin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Heroin Urban Voodoo Machine (feat. Wilko Johnson)

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Addicted to Love Robert Palmer

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5 6
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punksnotdead added Dope Sucks Herman Brood & His Wild Romance

Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

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4 5
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punksnotdead added Too Pure Sebadoh

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2 3
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Golden Boy added Alcohol The Kinks

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7 9
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The Noose A Perfect Circle

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5 7
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Beware Deftones

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4 6
Orgasm Addict is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
punksnotdead added Orgasm Addict Buzzcocks

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3 5
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punksnotdead added White Lines (Don't Do It) [Original Long Version] Melle Mel & Grandmaster Flash

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3 5
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punksnotdead added Smack Jack Nina Hagen

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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7 10
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7 10
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6 9
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My Heroine Silverstein

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5 8
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Peace Depeche Mode

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5 8
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Just One Fix Ministry

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4 8
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Habit Pearl Jam

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4 9
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Addicted Simple Plan

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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3 8
Swallowed is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
Swallowed Bush

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3 8
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Bad Habit The Dresden Dolls

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2 7
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Word on a Wing David Bowie

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5 11
Running to Stand Still is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction

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4 10
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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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The 34 Hottest Odd-Looking Women

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3 9
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The Glass Prison Dream Theater

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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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Addicted Kelly Clarkson

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3 10
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Fly on the Wall Thousand Foot Krutch

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3 10
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Outside Staind

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2 9
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Gramercy Park Hotel Edwin McCain

42
2 9
This Addiction is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Addiction
This Addiction Alkaline Trio

The Most Embarrassing Celebrity Yearbook Photos

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Check In LeCrae

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2 9
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Numb Alanis Morissette

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2 9
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The Jetset Life Is Gonna Kill You My Chemical Romance

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3 11
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The Last Fight Bullet for My Valentine

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1 8
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Perfect Circle Katie Melua

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1 8
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An Old Friend of Mine Joe Nichols

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1 9
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The Unforgiven Hal Ketchum

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1 9
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Waterfront Dance Club Funeral for a Friend