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This list contains information about songs about heroin, ranked by your votes. Over the years, many popular musicians have written songs about shooting heroin. Some of the best songs about heroin only allude to heroin, while others make direct reference to heroin. It goes by different names, including charlie, dope, junk, and more. Many of the top heroin songs were written in the 1990s and sadly, many of the songwriters died of heroin overdoses.

“Under the Bridge” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers was written about Anthony Kiedis' addiction to heroin. Although heroin is never mentioned in Nirvana's “Drain You,” many believe that the song is about Kurt Cobain's heroin addiction. One band who often references heroin is Alice in Chains. Many of the songs off of Dirt are about the drug.

Neil Young wrote about his experience seeing fellow musicians deep in heroin addictions with his song “Needle and the Damage Done.” The Velvet Underground have several of the best heroin songs including one simply entitled “Heroin.”

Which heroin song do you think should be at the top of this list. Vote it to the top and let us know if we forgot any of the top heroin songs in the comments section.
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Heroin The Velvet Underground

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clash1977 added Comfortably Numb

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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Hurt Nine Inch Nails

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Mr. Brownstone Guns N' Roses

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Junkhead Alice in Chains

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clash1977 added Perfect Day Lou Reed

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Drain You Nirvana

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Jane Says Jane's Addiction

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She Talks to Angels The Black Crowes

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I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed

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Badfish Sublime

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brandon31577 added That Smell Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Jennifer Stone added Happiness Is a Warm Gun The Beatles

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The Needle and the Spoon Lynyrd Skynyrd

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clash1977 added Dead Flowers The Rolling Stones

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TheWelshGuy added Ashes to Ashes David Bowie

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clash1977 added White Light White Heat The Velvet Underground

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Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones

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Needle in the Hay Elliott Smith

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TheWelshGuy added Golden Brown Stranglers

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clash1977 added Carmelita Warren Zevon

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The Pusher Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
Mark Lanzarotta added The Pusher Man Steppenwolf

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Cold Turkey John Lennon

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She’s Like Heroin System of a Down

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There She Goes Sixpence None the Richer

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clash1977 added Chinese Rocks Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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Heroin Girl Everclear

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punksnotdead added White Punks On Dope The Tubes

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saltymamma added Black Balloon Goo Goo Dolls

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King Heroin James Brown

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Time to Pretend is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Time to Pretend MGMT

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punksnotdead added One Track Mind Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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Not If You Were the Last Junki... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth The Dandy Warhols

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Beetlebum Blur

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Another Girl, Another Planet is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Another Girl, Another Planet The Only Ones

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clash1977 added Bad U2

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Rob Dalton added Heroin, She Said Wolfsheim

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Scott Thompson added The Widow The Mars Volta

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Jesus Shootin' Heroin The Flaming Lips

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punksnotdead added Smack Jack Nina Hagen

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punksnotdead added Herrmann hiess er Nina Hagen Band

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Heroin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Heroin Wonk Unit

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Choose Bad Smack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
StephenPinfield added Choose Bad Smack TISM

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punksnotdead added Rockefeller Druglaw Blues The Felice Brothers

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Knockin' On Herman's Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Knockin' On Herman's Door Nina Hagen

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punksnotdead added Too Pure Sebadoh

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jill_valley added Black Lodge Anthrax

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Heroin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Heroin Urban Voodoo Machine