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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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Basket Case Green Day

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slaft added Behind Blue Eyes The Who

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jama added Where Is My Mind Pixies

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jama added Brain Damage Pink Floyd

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Paranoid Android Radiohead

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Rock & Roll Suicide David Bowie

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jama added Unwell Matchbox Twenty

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jama added Demons Imagine Dragons

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jama added Papercut Linkin Park

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For What It's Worth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
punksnotdead added For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield

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Destroyer The Kinks

Famous Schizophrenics

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jama added The Monster Eminem

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Life During Wartime Talking Heads

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The Loner Neil Young

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Clark Benson added Schizophrenia Sonic Youth

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Gotta Get Away The Offspring

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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 Climbing up the Walls Radiohead

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cs111 added Wonderwall Oasis

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Flag Pole Sitta Harvey Danger

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jama added Bab's Uvula Who Green Day

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jama added Soul to Squeeze

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afkdude123 added Jekyll and Hyde Five Finger Death Punch

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

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FastCleaning added Estranged Guns N' Roses

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jama added Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me Pearl Jam

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Medication Garbage

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Cancer Joe Jackson

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kent787 added Madman Across the Water Elton John

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kent787 added Burn Down the Mission Elton John

Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

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Mind Playing Tricks on Me is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
WendyJoseph added Mind Playing Tricks on Me Geto Boys

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Paper Thin Walls Modest Mouse

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Is There a Ghost Band of Horses

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punksnotdead added Pornography The Cure

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punksnotdead added Lunacy Booth Therapy?

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Juan David Díaz Buitrago added The Unnamed Feeling Metallica

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Safe From Harm Massive Attack

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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Sweating Bullets is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
Juan David Díaz Buitrago added Sweating Bullets Megadeth

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Complex Gary Numan

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Afraid of Everyone The National

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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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The World Is Watching Two Door Cinema Club

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Futureal Iron Maiden