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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

Famous Schizophrenics The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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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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Rock & Roll Suicide David Bowie

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Paranoid Android Radiohead

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jama added Unwell Matchbox Twenty

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jama added Papercut Linkin Park

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Destroyer The Kinks

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jama added Demons Imagine Dragons

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For What It's Worth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
punksnotdead added For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield

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The Loner Neil Young

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s 15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Life During Wartime Talking Heads

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Gotta Get Away The Offspring

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jama added The Monster Eminem

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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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Clark Benson added Schizophrenia Sonic Youth

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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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afkdude123 added Jekyll and Hyde Five Finger Death Punch

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jama added Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's Me Pearl Jam

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jama added Soul to Squeeze

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Medication Garbage

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FastCleaning added Estranged Guns N' Roses

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Cancer Joe Jackson

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

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Mind Playing Tricks on Me is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
WendyJoseph added Mind Playing Tricks on Me Geto Boys

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Is There a Ghost Band of Horses

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Paper Thin Walls Modest Mouse

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Juan David Díaz Buitrago added The Unnamed Feeling Metallica

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punksnotdead added Pornography The Cure

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punksnotdead added Lunacy Booth Therapy?

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Safe From Harm Massive Attack

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Complex Gary Numan

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Sweating Bullets is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia
Juan David Díaz Buitrago added Sweating Bullets Megadeth

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Afraid of Everyone The National

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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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Photogenic, Schizophrenic You ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia

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Futureal Iron Maiden

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Dumb Waiters The Psychedelic Furs

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punksnotdead added Paranoid Hellsongs