Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
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10 Songs About Drugs In Ascending Order Of Their Dangerousness To People Who Use Them And Society As A Whole

Related: Alcohol Is The Awesomest, Deadliest Drug

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hockeymom (#143)

Wonder which song Disney stars listen to.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I started culling the Neil Young catalogue for a contribution, then realized I'd be at it all day.

The performance of "Alcohol" on Everybody's in Showbiz (right around the time of that clip) is the looniest, scariest song of debasement ever rendered.

Jared (#1,227)

And yet the dead people are all at the beginning of this list. (Unless you count Sterling Morrison.)

Dave Bry (#422)

And dear old Pete Quaife died this summer.

Flashman (#418)

The Strangler's 'Golden Brown' would've been a good pick, but then I see that the original, filmed-in-hazy-Egyptian-light video isn't up on YouTube, which is a shame.
I had *no* idea what the hell that song was about when I bought the 45.

Love that song.

Matt (#26)

I think 'Miles Iz Ded' deserves at least an honorable mention, as it captures pretty much all of these.

Matt (#26)

HOW DID I NOT THINK OF THAT?!?!?!

Dave Bry (#422)

Totally! A great list unto itself.
He screwed up the order, though. (Or maybe personal research has yielded different results.)
My all-time fave Queens song could have fit on there, too, I suppose: \"Better Living Through Chemistry\" is the awesomest!

hockeymom (#143)

"White Rabbit" Jefferson Airplane

(and was the book "Go Ask Alice" actually true? I remember people talking about that as a kid…something about a girl getting high while babysitting and putting the baby in the oven…or did I just imagine that?)

bshep (#746)

Well, the book's "editor" was a Mormon youth counselor, so..

My memory is fuzzy on this point (sadly, due to age and sleep deprivation, not drugs), but what finally made me think the whole thing was BS when reading it as a kid was the part where "Alice" is strung out and living on the streets, and yet somehow manages to keep up her diary on scraps of paper and paper bags or whatnot, and then apparently managed to hold onto all the scraps in a form where they could later be published..? Yeah..

I'll expect to see cigs a few spots higher on the chart next week with "Don't Smoke in Bed."

Slava (#216)

I've always been partial to "Drugs Don't Work" by The Verve

HiredGoons (#603)

love is the deadliest drug of all.

bshep (#746)

catch that buzz.. love is the drug I'm thinking of..

Flashman (#418)

It was until jenkem came along

bshep (#746)

It didn't make the list, but this made me find and listen to the !!! cover of Take Ecstasy With Me, which has greatly improved my day.

Dave Bry (#422)

Ooh, yes! I wish I'd thought of that one! (I would have gone with Magnetic Fields' original.) Better than the New Order, as it is more definitely about the drug than the emotion. I don't think the New Order song was referring to the drug, as it came out before the drug was even invented—or, at least before it was widely known.

Rod T (#33)

Cigarettes are more dangerous than cocaine.

Dave Bry (#422)

I would think so, too. But not according to Science:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11660210

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