15 Songs You Didn't Know Were About Drugs

Under-the-influence tracks from Talking Heads to Third Eye Blind

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The Weeknd, 'Can't Feel My Face'

With hip-hop and pop stars obsessing over new-fangled chemical experiences like MDMA and prescription cough syrup, it was refreshing to have a good old-fashioned song about being blasted out of your mind on cocaine topping the charts last year. Not that Abel Tesfaye explicitly mentions what drug has numbed his skull. Maybe it's not drugs at all – maybe it's sex. Or love. (Just kidding.) But he doesn't have to be explicit – the way he channels the jittery paranoia of "Billie Jean," it's as though all the struggle of teen superstardom and family psychodrama that went into making Michael Jackson a genius was available in powder form and the Weeknd just took a huge snort.

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