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List Rules Songs with "drugs" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about drug use and getting high as a subject.

This is a ranked list of many - if not all, as hidden meanings are impossible to fully pin down in lyrics - songs about drugs, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "drugs" or "needles" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about drugs as a subject or theme. Bands and artists from Bob Marley to System of a Down have been writing drug songs for years, including songs about snorting pills, cocaine and more. This isn't necessarily music to listen to while you're on drugs, but all of these songs involve stories of taking psychedelic mushrooms, acid (LSD), ecstasy (molly), cocaine and much more - best songs about marijuana certainly qualifies as a list of its own . Drug abuse is very prevalent in the music industry, with so many famous artists dying of overdoses or becoming burnt out way too early in life. But many musicians have also stated that the early stages of using drugs open up their creativity (most agree that this period ends and continued heavy drug use becomes a serious problem - indeed there are numerous songs on this list such as "First It Giveth" that address that very issue). 

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid drug tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the drug 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, country and more. 
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Cocaine Eric Clapton

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Mother's Little Helper The Rolling Stones

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ravi2 added Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds The Beatles

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Heroin The Velvet Underground

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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Hurt Nine Inch Nails

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Mr. Brownstone Guns N' Roses

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Sister Morphine The Rolling Stones

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punksnotdead added Ashes to Ashes David Bowie

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clash1977 added I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed

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Sweet Leaf Black Sabbath

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Master of Puppets Metallica

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Snowblind Black Sabbath

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clash1977 added Cocaine Blues Johnny Cash

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clash1977 added White Light White Heat The Velvet Underground

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The Needle and the Spoon Lynyrd Skynyrd

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The Pusher Steppenwolf

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Snow (Hey Oh) Red Hot Chili Peppers

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clash1977 added I Don't Like the Drugs (but the Drugs Like Me) Marilyn Manson

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She Talks to Angels is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Drugs
She Talks to Angels The Black Crowes

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Ship of Fools The Doors

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Chinese Rocks Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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punksnotdead added One Track Mind Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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Hand of Doom Black Sabbath

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St. Jimmy Green Day

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One Toke Over the Line Brewer & Shipley

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Hateful The Clash

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punksnotdead added Drug Me Dead Kennedys

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Junkhead is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Drugs
Junkhead Alice in Chains

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Looking for a Kiss New York Dolls

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Street Hassle Lou Reed

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Ich Will Mehr is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Drugs
punksnotdead added Ich Will Mehr Die Toten Hosen

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clash1977 added White Lines Melvin Glover, Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

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The Pot Tool

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Opium Trail Thin Lizzy

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Hate to Feel Alice in Chains

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Inger Lund Carter added High by the Beach Lana Del Rey

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Clark Benson added Captain Jack Billy Joel

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Lit Up Buckcherry

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Clark Benson added The Drugs Don’t Work

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punksnotdead added Herrmann hiess er Nina Hagen Band

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punksnotdead added Slow Death The Dictators