The Best Songs About Paranoia & Schizophrenia

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List Criteria: Songs can be about being paranoid in any way, including paranoia induced by drugs, Schizophrenia, anxiety and more.

Big Brother is a fairly common theme in today's music, as songwriters like to express their suspicions of being watched in this era of invasive technology. This is a ranked list of all songs about paranoia, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "paranoid" or "paranoia" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about paranoia as a subject or theme. What causes the paranoia in each song? For some it's drugs like weed or cocaine, like in Green Day's "Basket Case." For others it might be a mental disorder like Schizophrenia that's causing the unwanted suspicions. Either way paranoia can be a very dangerous thing, and is often a strong indicator of mental illness.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid songs that are thematically similar. Vote for the tracks that you think embody the topic the best, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top paranoia songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more. Examples of songs on this list include "Life During Wartime" and "Flagpole Sitta."
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    Black Sabbath

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    Basket Case 
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    Green Day

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    Behind Blue Eyes 
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    The Who

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    Somebody's Watching Me 
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    Where Is My Mind 
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    Pixies

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    Paranoid Android 
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    Rock & Roll Suicide 
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    Destroyer 
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    The Kinks

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    21st Century Schizoid Man 
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    Unwell 
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    Matchbox Twenty

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    Papercut 
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    Linkin Park

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    Brain Damage 
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    Pink Floyd

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    Gotta Get Away 
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    The Offspring

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    Demons 
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    Imagine Dragons

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    I Think I'm Paranoid 
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    Climbing up the Walls 
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    Radiohead

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    Life During Wartime 
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    Talking Heads

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    The Loner 
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    Neil Young

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    Flag Pole Sitta 
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    Buffalo Springfield

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    Fear of the Dark 
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    Iron Maiden

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    Schizophrenia 
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    Sonic Youth

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    Soul to Squeeze 
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    Bab's Uvula Who 
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    Green Day

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    All the Madmen 
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    David Bowie

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    Safe From Harm 
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    Massive Attack

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    Paper Thin Walls 
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    Modest Mouse

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    The Monster 
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    Eminem

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    Cancer 
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    Joe Jackson

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    Hey Foxymophandlemama, That's ... 
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    Pearl Jam

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    Dumb Waiters 
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    The Psychedelic Furs

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    Is There a Ghost 
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    Band of Horses

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    Complex 
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    Gary Numan

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    Blow My Buzz 
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    D12

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    Medication 
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    Garbage

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    Afraid of Everyone 
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    Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh... 
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    The Neighbourhood

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    Pornography 
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    The Cure

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    Group Four 
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    Massive Attack

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    Geto Boys

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    Lunacy Booth 
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    Therapy?

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    Futureal 
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    Iron Maiden

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    Paranoid 
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    Kanye West, Mr Hudson

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    Writing on the Walls 
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    The World Is Watching 
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    Two Door Cinema Club

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    A Moment of Clarity 
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    Paranoid 
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    Hellsongs

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    Inspiral Carpets

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    Pusha Man / Paranoia 
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    Constant Conversations 
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