Songs The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up  

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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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Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Velvet Underground

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Nine Inch Nails

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Guns N' Roses

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Alice in Chains

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Nirvana

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Jane's Addiction

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The Black Crowes

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Sublime

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Lynyrd Skynyrd

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The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed

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The Rolling Stones

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Elliott Smith

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Sixpence None the Richer

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Everclear

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