10 Songs About Cocaine
See also: 15 Songs to Light Up to on 4/20
Drugs are responsible for lots of great songwriting, so every Friday in August, we're going to take a look at various drugs and their impact on popular music.
Disclaimer: I've never actually snorted cocaine, so I'm going to assume that Chuck Klosterman's description of it in Killing Yourself to Live is accurate: "It makes you feel like you're walking down the street--minding your own business--and the smartest, most attractive person you've ever met suddenly jumps out from behind a bush and gives you a compliment."
On the flipside: " Cocaine culture contains the worst of everything: the worst conversations, the worst friendships, and the worst kind of unspeakable joy." I could quote some more, but you really should just buy the book and read it yourself.
So, without further adieu, here are 10 songs about cocaine.
Eric Clapton- Cocaine
Admit it, when you saw that we were posting a list about cocaine, this chorus immediately popped into your head. I'll give credit where credit is due and point out that the song was originally written by JJ Cale, and believe it or not, it's an anti-cocaine song.
If you wanna get down, down on the ground, cocaine.
The Rolling Stones- Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
Most of Sticky Fingers is about drug use and it's arguably some of The Stones' greatest work. Coincidence? I think not.
Yeah, you got satin shoes
Yeah, you got plastic boots
Yall got cocaine eyes
Yeah, you got speed-freak jive