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List Rules Songs can be about being paranoid in any way, including paranoia induced by drugs, Schizophrenia, anxiety and more.

Big Brother is a fairly common theme in today's music, as songwriters like to express their suspicions of being watched in this era of invasive technology. This is a ranked list of all songs about paranoia, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "paranoid" or "paranoia" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about paranoia as a subject or theme. What causes the paranoia in each song? For some it's drugs like weed or cocaine, like in Green Day's "Basket Case." For others it might be a mental disorder like Schizophrenia that's causing the unwanted suspicions. Either way paranoia can be a very dangerous thing, and is often a strong indicator of mental illness.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid songs that are thematically similar. Vote for the tracks that you think embody the topic the best, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top paranoia 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. Examples of songs on this list include "Life During Wartime" and "Flagpole Sitta."
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Paranoid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
Paranoid Black Sabbath

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slaft added Behind Blue Eyes The Who

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Basket Case Green Day

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jama added Brain Damage Pink Floyd

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jama added Where Is My Mind Pixies

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Paranoid Android Radiohead

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Rock & Roll Suicide David Bowie

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For What It's Worth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
punksnotdead added For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield

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jama added Demons Imagine Dragons

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jama added Unwell Matchbox Twenty

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jama added Papercut Linkin Park

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Destroyer The Kinks

Famous Schizophrenics

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Clark Benson added Schizophrenia Sonic Youth

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jama added All the Madmen David Bowie

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Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden

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jama added The Monster Eminem

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jama added Climbing up the Walls Radiohead

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Life During Wartime Talking Heads

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cs111 added Wonderwall Oasis

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Gotta Get Away The Offspring

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The Loner Neil Young

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oldie88 added Pink Floyd – The Wall This song is about a man greeting death instead of the life he lived. It is scary because most people think his life was beyond good, hence rock deity.

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jama added Bab's Uvula Who Green Day

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Flag Pole Sitta Harvey Danger

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FastCleaning added Estranged Guns N' Roses

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afkdude123 added Jekyll and Hyde Five Finger Death Punch

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kent787 added Madman Across the Water Elton John

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jama added Soul to Squeeze

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Mind Playing Tricks on Me is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
WendyJoseph added Mind Playing Tricks on Me Geto Boys

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Medication Garbage

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jama added Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me Pearl Jam

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YaoneMimiG added Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh) The Neighbourhood

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Sweating Bullets is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
Juan David Díaz Buitrago added Sweating Bullets Megadeth

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punksnotdead added Pornography The Cure

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Cancer Joe Jackson

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kent787 added Burn Down the Mission Elton John

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Paper Thin Walls Modest Mouse

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kent787 added Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues The Kinks

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punksnotdead added Lunacy Booth Therapy?

18 Pictures of Taylor Swift Not Wearing Makeup

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Is There a Ghost Band of Horses

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Dumb Waiters The Psychedelic Furs

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punksnotdead added A Moment of Clarity Therapy?

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jama added Blow My Buzz D12

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Complex Gary Numan

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Safe From Harm Massive Attack

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punksnotdead added Paranoid Hellsongs

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Juan David Díaz Buitrago added The Unnamed Feeling Metallica