100 songs about smoking (cigarettes)

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Got these from the net, can we continue together? Bonus points for songs about quitting smoking!

1 When I Get Low I Get High - Ella Fitzgerald
2 How to Roll a Blunt - Redman
3 Chalice in the Palace - U-Roy
4 Roll Another Number (for the Road) - Neil Young
5 Smokin' - Super Furry Animals
6 The Hymn for the Cigarettes - Hefner
7 Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainwright
8 Dieu Fumeur de Havanes - Serge Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve
9 Cigarettes and Coffee - Otis Redding
10 Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray - Patsy Cline
11 Smoking Cigarettes Will Kill You - Ben Lee
12 Cigarette Smoke - Arctic Monkeys
13 Cigarettes & Alcohol - Oasis
14 Cold Beer and Cigarettes - David Bazan
15 Smelling Cigarettes - The Fiery Furnaces
16 Smoking In the Boys Room - Brownsville Station
17 More Cigarettes - The Replacements

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Subway Sect - Chain Smoking

Dr X O'Skeleton, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Few of those songs are about smoking dope

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

19. Rolf Harris, Nick O'Teen and Al K. Hall

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Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh sorry i just realised the first 5 songs are about smoking weed, maybe we should have another thread about that.

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Kinks, Harry Rag

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

20. Spoon - "Japanese Cigarette Case"
21. whichever Wilco song has that "last cigarettes / all you can get" lyric

if you like it then you shoulda put a donk on it (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tweet, "Smoking Cigarettes"

DavidM, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tiny Tim, Sly Cigarette <------ great song

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

The Wilco song from YHF was
21 Jesus, etc. - Wilco

24 A Day in the Life - The Beatles ("made the bus in seconds flat, found my way upstairs and had a smoke")
25 America - Simon & Garfunkel ("We smoked the last one an hour ago")
26 Alright - Supergrass ("Smoke a fag, put it out")
27 So Hard - Pet Shop Boys ("We've both given up smoking so whose matches are those?") BONUS POINT!
28 Rock'n'Roll Suicide - David Bowie ("Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth")

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

Pursuit of Happiness -- Cigarette Dangles

unfit octomom (rent), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

30. Nomeansno - The Day Everything Became Nothing

"I was standing underneath a streetlight wishing I had a cigarette"

was the first song that came into my head.

nate woolls, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

Guided By Voices, Cigarette Tricks

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Nick Drake, Been Smoking Too Long

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

33 Heavy Fuel - Dire Straits ("Nicotine for breakfast just to put me right")
34 Spark - Tori Amos ("She's addicted to nicotine patches.") BONUS POINT
35 Nobody Home - Pink Floyd ("I've got nicotine stains on my fingers.")
36 Nicotine & Gravy - Beck
37 Nicotine Bomb - Mission of Burma
38 Nicotine - Ani DiFranco

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 14:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

My favourite song about smoking:

39. Tex Williams - Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette (Puff puff puff and if you smoke yourself to death/Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate/That you hate to make him wait/But you've gotta have another cigarette)

Also:

40. The Lucksmiths - Smokers in Love

Hmm, despite being a heavy smoker, I seem to be erring towards anti-smoking songs here. I shall have to think about positive ones.

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

41. Night train - Guns n' Roses ('I smoke my cigarette with style'

vain_bowers, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

42. Nicotine Stain (Siouxsie & the Banshees)

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

43. Little Billy (The Who)

^ anti-smoking song written for the American Cancer Society!

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

Rilo Kiley, Smoke Detector

Jake Brown, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

^44.

Jake Brown, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

45. The Smithereens - Cigarette

willem, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

46. "Another Puff" -- Jerry Reed, classic song to induce quitting

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

47. "Soon I Will Be Gone" -- Free
Now lighting a cigarette
Now knowing I will regret
The way our love had to end
In her room
Standing alone
All alone
Soon I will be gone

Although I prefer Marti Jones' exquisite cover of the tune.

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

48. "What She Said" - The Smiths
"I smoke ’cos I’m hoping for an early death
And I need to cling to something."

kenan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

49. Dave Van Ronk, Talking Cancer Blues
50. Peggy Seeger, It's A Free World
51. Infliktors, (Where'd You Get That) Cigarette

dad a, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tex Williams rules thread

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

52. The Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No Satisfaction
"But he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
The same cigarettes as me"

kenan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh yes he does (xpost re: Tex Williams)

Thought of another one:

53. It & My Computer - Sur Une Cigarette

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

54. "Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray" -- Patsy Cline
55. "Don't Smoke in Bed" -- Peggy Lee
56. "Deep in a Dream" -- Chet Baker (falls alseep while smoking and dreams of a perfect lover who comes to him on a cloud of smoke; comes two abruptly when the burning cigarette reaches his fingers and the dream dissolves. Classic.)

See also: the whole of "Drag," k.d. lang's concept album about smoking

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

57. Bob Seger - Turn the Page
"With the echo from the amplifiers ringing in your head,
You smoke the day's last cigarette, remembering what she said."

kenan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Damnit, "Deep in a Dream" is SO GOOD. I'd have gone with the Sinatra version, tho.

kenan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

58. The Fall, No Xmas for John Quays. "Found talking to the cigrarette machine"

Dr X O'Skeleton, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

54. "Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray" -- Patsy Cline was #10. So we are only at #57 right now.

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Sinatra is good on this as well. But Chet Baker personifies the idea of the rotted-out, nodding-off smoker...

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I am confused.
#58? Princess Superstar - Quitting Smoking Song
#59 Hawksley Workman - Jealous of your Cigarette

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

60. Dramarama - Last Cigarette

kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

61.Je Suis Une Cigarette - Mathieu Chedid
62.Je Ne Veux Pas Travailler - Edith Piaf [she just want to forget and smooooke]

warmsherry, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 16:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

63. Bottle Rockets - Smoking 100s Alone

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 17:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

64. Cigarettes, Whiskey & Wild Women - Sons of the Pioneers
65. Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Merle Travis
66. Last Delicious Cigarette - Matmos

masonna ringtones (gnarly sceptre), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 17:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Does 65 count, seeing as we've already had Tex Williams' version on the list? (I know Travis wrote it.)

emil.y, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 17:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Gah. Sorry, emil.y. I somehow missed it when scanning the thread. One of my favourites too, anyhow.

masonna ringtones (gnarly sceptre), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 17:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

66. Ashtray Heart (Capt. Beefheart)

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 17:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

67. Why Am I So Short? (Soft Machine)

"I like to smoke and drink and ball..."

Queueing For Latchstrings (Tom D.), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 17:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

68. Wilco - Shot In the Arm ("The ashtray says you were up all night")
69. Spiritualized - Dont' Just Do Something ("And life ain't good without cigarettes..."

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 18:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

i just quit smoking, assholes, this aint helping me at all

Nathalie (stevienixed), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 18:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm on day 10, stevienixed!

The Devil's Avocado (Gukbe), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 18:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

i just quit smoking, assholes, this aint helping me at all

me too, that's why i started this thread. actually it is already seven months ago but it i am still suffering almost on a daily base. listening to songs about smoking is such a great ersatzdroge though.

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 18:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

70. MBV folks! - "Cigarette In Your Bed"

2 ears + 1 ❤ (Pillbox), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 19:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

71.Them - the song that goes :"one more coffee,one more cigarette,one more motinging trying to forget etc..." great song btw

Zeno, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 19:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

you just cant win , i think it's called

Zeno, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 19:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

72 "Don't Smoke in Bed" - Nina Simone
73 "Don't Smoke" - The Microphones
74 "Chain Smoker" - Creeper Lagoon
75 "Balcony Smoker" - Jenny Wilson
76 "Blabber 'n Smoke" - Captain Beefheart
77 "You Burn Me up I'm a Cigarette" - Robert Fripp
78 "Pink Cigarette" - Mr Bungle

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 19:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

79. Stooges-"Little Doll" ("Little doll I can't forget/Smokin' on a cigarette")

The Wild Shirtless Lyrics of Mark Farner (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

80. Death Cab For Cutie - Title Track

dad a, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 19:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

81. Roger Miller - "Dad Blame Anything a Man Can't Quit"

l'm a two pack a day man, smoke like a fiend
Like a burned out bearing in a bad machine
l can't breath in the morning 'til l get myself a cigarette lit
l say dad blame anything a man can't quit

drunk dudes NOTM (james k polk), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 20:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

oooooooooooooooooh lord, help me. i was looking through my pockets for a pack. LE SIGH.
i'm on hour 12. urgh

Nathalie (stevienixed), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 20:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tweet, "Smoking Cigarettes" -> such a great song

Nathalie (stevienixed), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 20:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

good news: the twelfth hour is the worst, all the others are piss easy
bad news: it comes back every day,
good news: and after a while only every second day...

the only reason why i didn't smoke in the last 7 months is that quitting was much more difficult than i thought. before i had always assumed i could stop at any day but i never stopped for more than 4 weeks. i don't want to waste all that energy i have put into not smoking!

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 20:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

82 "Smoking Room" - Codeine
83 "Twenty Tens (I've Been Smoking All Night)" - The Virgin Prunes

btw 32 "been smoking too long" is nick drake covering a robin frederick song

alex in mainhattan, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 21:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

84. Saved -- LaVerne Baker
I used to smoke, I used to drink, I used to smoke, drink, and dance the hoochie-coo
But now I'm standin' on this corner prayin' for me and you

Albums, not songs: There's Bob Seger's "Smokin' O.P.'s" and Joe Walsh's "The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get." And does anyone remember the Midwest nu-wave band The Dancing Cigarettes?

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 21:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

SebastiAn - "Smoking Kills"

josephcharles, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 21:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

86. I'm a Disposable Lighter (For Your Love) - Th'Cigaretz

some late 70s new wave/punk band. Their album is on Cancer Records and thanks The Ramones for equipment use and technical assistance.

drunk dudes NOTM (james k polk), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 22:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

87. "Glasses & Ashes & Bottles & Cans" -- Jackie & Roy

mottdeterre, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 22:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

88. graham day & the gaolers - wanna smoke

w/ sax (electricsound), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 23:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

89. "Flowers On The Wall" - Statler Brothers. Come on, young 'uns! 'smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo'

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 23:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

90. "King of the Road" - Roger Miller. Also before your time"

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 23:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

91. "Smoke (La Vie En Fumer)" - The Tubest. Oh, for fuck's sake!

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 23:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^^

I mean The Tubes, of course. I'm just excited.

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 23:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

92. "I Mean It" - Romeo Void. 'The ashtray is heaped with my response to you." Ouch, Deborah.

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 23:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

93. "Cigarettes" by Greg Dulli: "The cigarettes are gonna kill me, I know/I gotta get a light before I hit the door/does anybody have a light/avec moi because I need to get right"

thirdalternative, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 00:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

94. "Cigarettiquette" - Lambchop I'M SMOKING AGAIN.

95. "Fishnets and Cigarettes" - New York Dolls

96. "Chain Smoking" - Subway Sect

97. "Ping Pong Affair" - The Slits

98. "Breathing" - Kate Bush

99. "America' - Simon & Garfunkel

100. "Smokin' In the Boy's Room" - Brownsville Station

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 01:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

96. "Chain Smoking' - Subway Sect see #18 sorry

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 01:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

96. "I Can't Forget" - Leonard Cohen

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 01:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

101 Benny Spellman – Lipstick Traces (On a Cigarette)

Bill E, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 01:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

PS I don't smoke right now. I quit in 1986, and if you are quitting now it should encourage you to know that it got much easier after the 21st year.

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 01:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

102. Super Furry Animals - "Let's Quit Smoking"

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 02:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

103. Ry Cooder, "Fool for a Cigarette"
104. Gary Stewart, "Caffein [sic], Nicotine, Benzedrine"

eddhurt, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 02:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

99. "America' - Simon & Garfunkel didn't see #25 Alex so

99. "America" - Yes Well, that's too easy. One of my favorites then: "Sensual Seduction" by Snoop Dogg. It was that or "Fodderstompf" by PIL which does not mention smoking but acts it out with that godforsaken cough.

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 02:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

100. "Easy Skanking" - Bob Marley

youcangoyourownway, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 02:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

^^^^^

I"Fodderstompf" DOES mention smoking:
"I’m just gonna go and get a cigarette do you want one
Yes please
Wont be a second
Okay"

I had to go listen to it after thinking about it. I haven't heard it in about, oh never mind it's nauseating to think of how many decades. It's just as I remembered it.

Fishes, You Hit Me With A Flounder (Dr. Joseph A. Ofalt), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 02:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

106(?) Les Paul & Mary Ford - "Smoke Rings"
107(?) Chicory Tip - "Cigarettes, Women and Wine"

Jeff W, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 18:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

39. Tex Williams - Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette (Puff puff puff and if you smoke yourself to death/Tell St. Peter at the Golden Gate/That you hate to make him wait/But you've gotta have another cigarette)
B-b-b-b-but no one knew cigarettes were bad for you in 1947!

Jazzbo, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 18:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

everyone knew it. that is why smoking was cool. these days the importance of the length of life is so totally fucking overstated.

alex in mainhattan, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 20:12 (eight years ago) Permalink


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