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music The Best Songs About Poison  

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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. 

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Poison Alice Cooper

The Best Songs With Poison in the Title The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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Cyanide Metallica

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Poison Bell Biv DeVoe

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Drain You Nirvana

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I Stand Alone Godsmack

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punksnotdead added Poison Arrow ABC

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Poison Beyonce

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Poison Whiskey Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Poison & Wine The Civil Wars

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If Your Poison Gets You Black Francis

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Down Poison 3 Doors Down

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Lauren Hunter added Poison in My Veins Bayside

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Penny is Poison The Verve Pipe

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Poison Love Jerry Lee Lewis

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Poison (feat. Maxim) The Prodigy

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Poison All Time Low

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Party Poison My Chemical Romance

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Poison Sugar Reba McEntire

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Shot Of Poison Lita Ford

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Before the Poison Marianne Faithfull

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Poison Apples Mötley Crüe

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punksnotdead added Poison Arrow The Flesh Eaters

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Poison Arrow Sonic Youth

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Name Your Poison Ted Nugent

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Love the Poison Gregg Allman

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Poison Arrow Meat Puppets

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The Poison Bullet for My Valentine

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Poison in Your Veins Yngwie Malmsteen

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Poisonous Lookalike Warren Zevon

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Poison Cup M. Ward

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Poison Years Bob Mould

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Poison Ivy Jonas Brothers

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Poison Rita Ora

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Poison Oak Bright Eyes

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Poisonous Darts Ghostface Killah

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Poison Arrows Mike Oldfield

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What's Ya Poison Cormega, Mobb Deep

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Poison Pen Molly Hatchet

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Poison Lovers Steve Earle