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The Best Songs About Poison

Updated June 21, 2019 477 votes 157 voters 14.5k views45 items

Great songs about poison have been written by rock stars, rappers and country musicians. Some of the best songs about poison reference specific types of poison in their titles, and others allude that lovers can be poisonous. Poison is not only a popular subject for songs, but for bands as well. 80's rock band Poison was known for songs like "Talk Dirty To Me" and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

Bell Biv DeVoe had a hit back in 1990 with their new jack swing classic, “Poison.” Fun Fact – this track has been used in several films and TV series including Pineapple Express, Pootie Tang and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. There are actually several songs on this list simply entitled “Poison” including tracks from Rita Ora, Beyonce, and Alice Cooper.

Some of these songs, like Metallica's “Cyanide” and The Civil Wars' “Poison & Wine,” focus on methods in which people could be poisoned. The Nirvana track, “Drain You,” features the lyrics, “With eyes so dilated/I've become your pupil/You've taught me everything/Without a poison apple.”

Do you have a favorite poisonous piece of music? Vote up the best songs about poison to the top of this list, and vote down the songs that you'd rather drink poison than listen to.