Songs The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia  

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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
Black Sabbath

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176 60
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Green Day

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128 38
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slaft added The Who

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98 31
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jama added Pink Floyd

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jama added Pixies

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Radiohead

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46 17
The Haunting/jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
chris-hoover added

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David Bowie

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78 50
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jama added Imagine Dragons

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oldie88 added 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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For What It's Worth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
punksnotdead added Buffalo Springfield

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63 42
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jama added Matchbox Twenty

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75 55
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jama added Linkin Park

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52 36
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The Kinks

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43 29
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Iron Maiden

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35 21
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jama added David Bowie

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42 30
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Clark Benson added Sonic Youth

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55 46
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jama added Eminem

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39 31
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cs111 added Oasis

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38 30
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Talking Heads

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39 33
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42 37
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The Offspring

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40 37
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jama added Radiohead

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33 31
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Neil Young

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25 22
Mind Playing Tricks on Me is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
WendyJoseph added Geto Boys

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35 38
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Harvey Danger

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22 24
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afkdude123 added Five Finger Death Punch

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21 24
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jama added Green Day

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12 14
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FastCleaning added Guns N' Roses

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pork added Paul Simon

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kent787 added Elton John

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YaoneMimiG added The Neighbourhood

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Garbage

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19 28
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jama added

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kent787 added Elton John

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10 17
Sweating Bullets is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
Juan David Díaz Buitrago added Megadeth

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jama added Pearl Jam

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12 22
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Modest Mouse

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10 20
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Joe Jackson

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12 23
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punksnotdead added The Cure

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3 10
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kent787 added The Kinks

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9 19
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punksnotdead added Therapy?

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6 15
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punksnotdead added Hellsongs

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10 21
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Iron Maiden

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11 24
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Massive Attack

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9 21
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Band of Horses

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6 17
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punksnotdead added Therapy?

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9 22
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The National