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 Mötley Crüe

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Paula Abdul

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11 7
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Cliff Richard

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6 2
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2 0
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Townes Van Zandt

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Frank Zappa

7
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Coolza added Papa Roach

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2 0
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15 14
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The Human League

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13 12
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PJ Harvey

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9 8
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Iggy Pop

12
6 5
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Duran Duran

13
5 4
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Soul Asylum

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4 3
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Sufjan Stevens

15
4 3
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Joss Stone

16
3 2
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Steve Earle

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2 1
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Daniel Drda added The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

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2 1
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The Isley Brothers

19
2 1
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Joe Satriani

20
2 1
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Rainbow

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1 0
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1 0
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Medeski Martin & Wood

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1 0
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Soundgarden

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1 0
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John Paul Jones

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1 0
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Limp Bizkit

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7 7
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Spandau Ballet

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4 4
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The Doobie Brothers

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3 3
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3 3
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Joni Mitchell

30
2 2
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Ted Nugent

31
2 2
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Ryan Adams

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2 2
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Motörhead

33
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Dr. John

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Sonic Youth

35
1 1
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R. Kelly

36
1 1
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1 1
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Aham Wiezer added Eleni Mandell

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Daniel Drda added AC/DC

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Jim Stafford

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0 0
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Testament

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0 2
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Marilyn Manson