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diseases The Best Songs About Diseases  

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It's not a pretty subject, but since there are so many, we want you to vote on the best songs about disease. Many of the greatest songs about disease are about general diseases, but others reference specific types of diseases in their titles and lyrics. Sometimes musicians even share their own personal stories about disease or write songs about family members who have suffered an illness.

The Phish classic, “Down with Disease,” is one of the best songs about disease ever written, as is “Social Disease” by Bon Jovi. Ween has written several songs about different diseases. Their tracks, “Spinal Meningitis (Got Me Down)” and “The HIV Song,” both made this list of the top songs about disease.

Jonathan Davis of Korn wrote “So Unfair” about his son's struggle with diabetes. Bruce Springsteen addressed the AIDs epidemic with his hit, “Streets of Philadelphia.” Nirvana also has several tracks that are about various illnesses including “Lithium” and “Aneurysm.”

Which song about disease do you think is the best? Give it a thumbs up to move it up this list and share your opinions in the comments section.

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Streets Of Philadelphia Bruce Springsteen

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Lithium Nirvana

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My Beautiful Masquerade added Cancer My Chemical Romance

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Myxomatosis. Radiohead

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Manic Depression The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimi Hendrix

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Green Disease Pearl Jam

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The Vampyre of Time and Memory Queens of the Stone Age

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So Unfair Korn

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Hospital Beds Cold War Kids

The Best Songs About Science

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Cancer Filter

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Industrial Disease Dire Straits

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Social Disease Elton John

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This Disease Gary Numan

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The Disease Suicide Silence

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Venatius added Infectious Hospital Waste Demolition Hammer

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Aneurysm Nirvana

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Disease of Conceit Bob Dylan

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Chemo Limo Regina Spektor

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Doctor to My Disease Jethro Tull

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Cardiac Arrest Madness, Madness

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Another Invented Disease Manic Street Preachers

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The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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The Disease Echo & the Bunnymen

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Social Disease is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Diseases
Social Disease Bon Jovi

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Beautiful Disease Duff McKagan

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Clairvoyant Disease Avenged Sevenfold

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