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
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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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 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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jama added Demons Imagine Dragons

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For What It's Worth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
punksnotdead added For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield

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jama added Unwell Matchbox Twenty

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jama added Papercut Linkin Park

Famous Schizophrenics

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Destroyer The Kinks

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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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Clark Benson added Schizophrenia Sonic Youth

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jama added The Monster Eminem

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Life During Wartime Talking Heads

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cs111 added Wonderwall Oasis

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Gotta Get Away The Offspring

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jama added Climbing up the Walls Radiohead

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The Haunting/jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
chris-hoover added The Haunting/jackie Evancho

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The Loner Neil Young

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Flag Pole Sitta Harvey Danger

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Mind Playing Tricks on Me is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
WendyJoseph added Mind Playing Tricks on Me Geto Boys

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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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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pork added You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon

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kent787 added Madman Across the Water Elton John

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

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Medication Garbage

Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

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jama added Soul to Squeeze

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kent787 added Burn Down the Mission Elton John

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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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jama added Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me Pearl Jam

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Paper Thin Walls Modest Mouse

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punksnotdead added Pornography The Cure

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Cancer Joe Jackson

21 Musicians Who Are (Supposedly) in the Illuminati

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kent787 added Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues The Kinks

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punksnotdead added Lunacy Booth Therapy?

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punksnotdead added Paranoid Hellsongs

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Futureal Iron Maiden

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Safe From Harm Massive Attack

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Is There a Ghost Band of Horses

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punksnotdead added A Moment of Clarity Therapy?

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Afraid of Everyone The National