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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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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Hurt Nine Inch Nails

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Heroin The Velvet Underground

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Mr. Brownstone Guns N' Roses

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clash1977 added Perfect Day Lou Reed

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Drain You Nirvana

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Junkhead Alice in Chains

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Jane Says Jane's Addiction

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She Talks to Angels The Black Crowes

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brandon31577 added That Smell Lynyrd Skynyrd

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

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The Needle and the Spoon Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Badfish Sublime

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Jennifer Stone added Happiness Is a Warm Gun The Beatles

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Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones

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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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TheWelshGuy added Golden Brown Stranglers

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Needle in the Hay Elliott Smith

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clash1977 added Carmelita Warren Zevon

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There She Goes Sixpence None the Richer

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She’s Like Heroin System of a Down

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Heroin Girl Everclear

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Cold Turkey John Lennon

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saltymamma added Black Balloon Goo Goo Dolls

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clash1977 added Chinese Rocks Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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punksnotdead added White Punks On Dope The Tubes

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King Heroin James Brown

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Time to Pretend is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Time to Pretend MGMT

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Beetlebum Blur

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Another Girl, Another Planet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Another Girl, Another Planet The Only Ones

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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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punksnotdead added One Track Mind Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers

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clash1977 added Bad U2

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René Salewski added Where Is My Mind Pixies - opening the head....closing the eyes....pure inspiration

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Jesus Shootin' Heroin The Flaming Lips

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Rob Dalton added Heroin, She Said Wolfsheim

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punksnotdead added Smack Jack Nina Hagen

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punksnotdead added Too Pure Sebadoh

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Heroin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Heroin Wonk Unit

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Scott Thompson added The Widow The Mars Volta

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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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Scott Thompson added Addicted to You avicii

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Heroin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Heroin & Shooting Up
punksnotdead added Heroin Urban Voodoo Machine

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jill_valley added Black Lodge Anthrax

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punksnotdead added Rockefeller Druglaw Blues The Felice Brothers

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punksnotdead added Herrmann hiess er Nina Hagen Band