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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 Papercut Linkin Park

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For What It's Worth is listed (or ranked) 10 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 The Monster Eminem

Famous Schizophrenics

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Destroyer The Kinks

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Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden

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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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Life During Wartime Talking Heads

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Gotta Get Away The Offspring

The Best Rock Vocalists

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jama added Climbing up the Walls Radiohead

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The Loner Neil Young

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cs111 added Wonderwall Oasis

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Flag Pole Sitta Harvey Danger

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afkdude123 added Jekyll and Hyde Five Finger Death Punch

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jama added Bab's Uvula Who Green Day

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FastCleaning added Estranged Guns N' Roses

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jama added Soul to Squeeze

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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

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kent787 added Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues The Kinks

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kent787 added Madman Across the Water Elton John

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kent787 added Burn Down the Mission Elton John

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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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Cancer Joe Jackson

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Sweating Bullets is listed (or ranked) 38 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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punksnotdead added Lunacy Booth Therapy?

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Paper Thin Walls Modest Mouse

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Is There a Ghost Band of Horses

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Juan David Díaz Buitrago added The Unnamed Feeling Metallica

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Safe From Harm Massive Attack

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punksnotdead added A Moment of Clarity Therapy?

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Afraid of Everyone The National

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Dumb Waiters The Psychedelic Furs

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Complex Gary Numan

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punksnotdead added Paranoid Hellsongs

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Photogenic, Schizophrenic You ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia