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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Snake and the Bookworm Cliff Richard

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Long Snake Moan PJ Harvey

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Union of the Snake Duran Duran

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Cold Hearted Paula Abdul

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The Snake Soul Asylum

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Snakes and Ladders Joss Stone

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Year of the Snake Sufjan Stevens

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Snake Oil Steve Earle

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Snake Mountain Blues Townes Van Zandt

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Baby Snakes Frank Zappa

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Snake Charmer Rainbow

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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The Snake Joe Satriani

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The Snake The Human League

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Talking Snake Iggy Pop

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Snake Man The Doobie Brothers

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Snake Bite Love Motörhead

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Daniel Drda added Snake Bite The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

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Daniel Drda added Inject the Venom AC/DC

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Snake Eyes John Paul Jones

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The Snake The Isley Brothers

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Snake in Your Face Limp Bizkit

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Your Name Is Snake Anthony Medeski Martin & Wood

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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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Snake Charmer Ted Nugent

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Electro Snake Ryan Adams

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Riding the Snake Testament

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Spiders & Snakes Jim Stafford

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Get On The Snake Soundgarden

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Snake Eyes and Sissies Marilyn Manson

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Aham Wiezer added Snake Song Eleni Mandell

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Calming the Snake Sonic Youth

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Snake R. Kelly