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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Cliff Richard

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Paula Abdul

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PJ Harvey

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Duran Duran

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Soul Asylum

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Joss Stone

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Sufjan Stevens

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Steve Earle

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Joe Satriani

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Frank Zappa

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Townes Van Zandt

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Coolza added Papa Roach

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Rainbow

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The Human League

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8 7
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Iggy Pop

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The Doobie Brothers

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2 1
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Ryan Adams

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2 1
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Ted Nugent

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Daniel Drda added The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

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Daniel Drda added AC/DC

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The Isley Brothers

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Medeski Martin & Wood

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John Paul Jones

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Soundgarden

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Limp Bizkit

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Spandau Ballet

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Joni Mitchell

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Dr. John

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Motörhead

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R. Kelly

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Aham Wiezer added Eleni Mandell

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Sonic Youth

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Jim Stafford

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Testament

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Marilyn Manson