songs The Best Songs About Snakes  

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You could call musicians a bunch of snakes in the grass. Perhaps that’s why they’ve written so many songs about snakes. Snakes are suggestive of a lot of things, fitting nicely into the world of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. An unfaithful lover is nicely represented by a snake, and spurned musicians seem to like nothing more than to compare an ex to the scaly creatures. Whether snakes are a friend or foe to you, you’re sure to find songs on this list of songs about snakes that feed your need.

“Tube Snake Boogie” by ZZ Top makes reference to surfboards, which can be referred to as “tube snakes.” R. Kelly wrote the song “Snake” in tribute to Stevie Wonder.

Which of these snake songs charm you? Vote for your favorites! If there are any songs about snakes that you love that aren’t on this list, please add them.

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urmetaldj666 added Rattlesnake Shake Mötley Crüe

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Long Snake Moan PJ Harvey

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The Snake The Human League

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Snake and the Bookworm Cliff Richard

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Talking Snake Iggy Pop

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Union of the Snake Duran Duran

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Year of the Snake Sufjan Stevens

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The Snake Soul Asylum

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Snakes and Ladders Joss Stone

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Snake Oil Steve Earle

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Snake Mountain Blues Townes Van Zandt

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Snake Charmer Rainbow

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The Snake Joe Satriani

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders

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Coolza added Snakes Papa Roach

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Cold Hearted Paula Abdul

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Snake Man The Doobie Brothers

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Snake Bite Love Motörhead

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Baby Snakes Frank Zappa

The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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Your Name Is Snake Anthony Medeski Martin & Wood

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Snake in Your Face Limp Bizkit

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Snake Eyes John Paul Jones

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Snakes and Lovers Spandau Ballet

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Snakes and Ladders Joni Mitchell

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Snake Eyes Dr. John

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Electro Snake Ryan Adams

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Snake Charmer Ted Nugent

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The Snake The Isley Brothers

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Riding the Snake Testament

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Aham Wiezer added Snake Song Eleni Mandell

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Get On The Snake Soundgarden

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Spiders & Snakes Jim Stafford

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Snake R. Kelly

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Snake Eyes and Sissies Marilyn Manson

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Calming the Snake Sonic Youth