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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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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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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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 Papercut Linkin Park

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jama added Unwell Matchbox Twenty

Famous Schizophrenics

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jama added All the Madmen David Bowie

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Destroyer The Kinks

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Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden

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jama added The Monster Eminem

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Clark Benson added Schizophrenia Sonic Youth

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Life During Wartime Talking Heads

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jama added Climbing up the Walls Radiohead

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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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Flag Pole Sitta Harvey Danger

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jama added Bab's Uvula Who Green Day

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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 Greatest Alternative Rock Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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afkdude123 added Jekyll and Hyde Five Finger Death Punch

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FastCleaning added Estranged Guns N' Roses

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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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jama added Soul to Squeeze

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Medication Garbage

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Sweating Bullets is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
Juan David Díaz Buitrago added Sweating Bullets Megadeth

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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kent787 added Burn Down the Mission Elton John

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jama added Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me Pearl Jam

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punksnotdead added Pornography The Cure

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Paper Thin Walls Modest Mouse

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Cancer Joe Jackson

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punksnotdead added Lunacy Booth Therapy?

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punksnotdead added Paranoid Hellsongs

Britney Spears Tattoos

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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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Afraid of Everyone The National

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Complex Gary Numan

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Dumb Waiters The Psychedelic Furs

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Juan David Díaz Buitrago added The Unnamed Feeling Metallica