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15 Songs You Didn’t Know Were About Drugs

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

RollingStones; MGMT; 10 Songs You Didn't Know Were About Drugs

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One version of rock history could be told by the many songs that have been written about the alluring dangers of drug use. From “Purple Haze” and “White Rabbit” to “White Lines” and “Under the Bridge,” there’s a bottomless supply of popular music about cocaine, heroin, marijuana and hallucinogens. What follows is a sample survey of 10 songs that may not be quite as obvious as Eric Clapton’s “Cocaine,” the Velvet Underground’s “Heroin” or Brad Paisley’s “Alcohol” – but they’re no less about messing with your mind.

In This Article: Talking Heads, Third Eye Blind

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