Where there be drugs, there be songs. The Velvets will rhapsodize their smack, Redman will tell you How to Roll A Blunt… musicians just can’t help writing odes to the junk that messes ’em up. But where is the Meth songbook? The charts aren’t exactly packed with serenades to the meth experience. Maybe crystal doesn’t have the same rock n’ roll cache enjoyed by your cocaines and your heroins (facial scabs and bad teeth don’t get you a Rolling Stone cover). But by some estimates, the speedy little crystal is America’s third favorite drug (after booze and weed). So let’s give meth its moment in the musical sun. We did some digging and found the 10 best songs to enjoy whenever you want to kick back, smoke rock and break very bad.
Rufus Wainwright, “Go or Go Ahead”
Who knew you could write a sweet, slow ballad after being up for three days on a meth binge (a fact admitted to by the man himself)? Maybe Wainwright broke through the tweaky paranoia barrier and found the zen-like calm at the end of the meth rainbow? Or maybe he was just out of his tree and got very lucky.