I was reminded of the numerous songs tackling the topic of the highly addictive opiate with the extremely painful withdrawal symptoms.
So for this Amoeblog I have put together a Top 20 Songs About Heroin list - some seemingly pro but most definitively con on the subject. These songs (with accompanying videos) are culled from different genres and different eras but all share views on the same topic - one that has destroyed way too many great musicians careers and lives over the decades. Just as there are countless terms/nicknames for heroin (horse, smack, H, skag, junk, dirt, brown sugar, golden girl, hell dust, white nurse, thunder, etc. etc.) there are also seemingly endless songs about the drug. This subjective top twenty list could easily be extended into a Top 100 or Top 200 list so feel free to post any songs on the subject of heroin that you think should have been included. Since I tried to keep it down to 20 I had to cut out duplicates by artists included and not include such greats as "Ain't it Fun" by both The Dead Boys and Guns N' Roses.