Music

The Best Songs About Snakes 

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Updated March 7, 2020 386 votes 247 voters 23.9k views 43 items

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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Paula Abdul
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The Human League
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urmetaldj666 added Mötley Crüe
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Coolza added Papa Roach
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PJ Harvey
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Cliff Richard
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onionsack added Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
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Duran Duran
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Iggy Pop
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Steve Earle
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Soul Asylum
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Daniel Drda added The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
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Sufjan Stevens
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Joni Mitchell
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Joss Stone
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Spandau Ballet
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Motörhead
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The Doobie Brothers
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Soundgarden
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Jim Stafford
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Rainbow
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Townes Van Zandt
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