Top Ten Best Songs About Cocaine
When they say Miami is a city built of snow, rest assured they aren't talking about the weather. Even pop culture, through movies like Scarface and TV shows like Miami Vice, have helped equate the city to sweet Lady Cocaine. That's reason enough to honor it by listing some of the best cocaine-related songs -- whether it's about the sudden euphoria or the dismal repercussions.
10. Goldfrapp "Ride a White Horse"
Call it whatever you want, but Goldfrapp's 2006 single makes cocaine sound so cool. It's glamorous. It's sexy. It's addictive. Then came the video, which was more crack cocaine than just the good stuff.
How pure it is? It's like being transported back to Studio 54, so you are probably in a backroom orgy too fucked up to care.
9. Rick Ross "Hustlin'"
MIA-Yayo! Ross' ode to dealing on the mean streets of Miami shows a less fabulous side and is just one of countless songs about dealing the stuff. But it's a great reminder of how gangsta coke is. Feelin' like Scarface, yo.
How pure it is? What's with the questions? Do you want to buy the stuff, yes or no?
8. Elliott Smith "The White Lady Loves You More"
Side affect of cocaine? Depression. So remember, when the world seems to be working against you, cocaine will always be there for you.
How pure it is? Pure enough to cause you to rethink where your life is going. Then you do another line and it's all better.
7. The Dogs "Crack Rock"
Did you snort your life savings up your nose? Well, for a quick handjob and maybe a little more, you can score yourself some crack -- cocaine's uglier, shabbier sister. Sure it's not as glamorous, but at this point you are just looking for that quick high.
How pure is it? Bitch! This is crack. You've literally hit rock bottom.
6. Johnny Cash "Cocaine Blues"
Cash reminds us that cocaine has consequences, like shooting your wife and getting sent to jail. But being the sort of rebellious outlaw that he was, he makes tragedy sound appealing.
How pure is it? Enough to send you into a murderous rage.
5. Grandmaster Melle Mel "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)
Melle Mel is trying to get in between you and your quick high by telling you there are actual social and criminal consequences to cocaine. Buzz kill!
How pure is it? Not sure, because our loved ones have been called in for an intervention.
4. Buckcherry "Lit Up"
In the '90s, Buckcherry gave the decade exactly what it needed -- a great coke song. "I love the cocaine" couldn't have been any more direct.
How pure is it? Pretty damn good. At this point you are a cocaine connoisseur, so you know when you are getting crap.
3. Interpol "Rest My Chemistry"
The New York City band doesn't try to romanticize the drug as much as you'd think it would. No, instead you are a hot sweaty mess who probably needs to take a break.
How pure is it? Seriously, give it a rest for a few days.
2. Eric Clapton "Cocaine"
Honestly, it's a cover, but Clapton made the song what it is today. While he reminds us that "she don't lie," before you think of this track is championing for the drug, listening to it carefully shows the it's an anti-drug song in disguise.
How pure is it? Where you going you won't need it. Ha! You just got tricked into going to rehab.
1. Laid Back "White Horse"
It's often debated whether "white horse" stands for cocaine or heroin. Either way Laid Back's 1982 single starts out persuading you not to ride the white horse and instead opt to ride the white pony -- also considered to be a slang term for coke.
How pure is it? Pretty weak, but you're in recovery now. Then again, one little bump won't hurt.
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