Robert Palmer. 'Addicted to Love'. Hey, love can be an addiction too.
Not illegal, but definitely habit-forming.......
Java Jive -- The Ink Spots
Reminds me of the Mills Brothers. Love it, FA. And, it doesn't have to be illegal to be an obsession, just that people tend to write homages to things illegal a lot more than we realize. Well, better living through chemistry, I quess.
Marilyn Manson. 'The Dope Show'.
I miss the songs about evil women.. It seems like from the early days of the blues into the rock of the 70s people used to write a lot more music about how women were trouble, tricksters, and users. I'm no sexist, but any guy who has been hurt or deceived by a girl ca find solace in a song like that, especially the old blues stuff. Nowadays the songs are all about how badly he wants to bang a girl; it just seems disingenuous.
When it comes to drugs, Tom Petty's "Girl on LSD" has got to be the queen mother of all vice songs. It covers a lot of territory, has a simple accessible structure, is witty, and never really gets old.
Fidd my friend, for you. Tom Petty.'Girl on LSD'.
Huey Lewis and the News. 'I Want A New Drug'.
Snoop Dogg. Now known as Snoop Lion. 'Gin and Juice'.
A very creepy obsession, stalking. The Police. 'Every Breath You Take'.
Every Breath You Take is one of my favorites.
I also like Joy to the World (Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf-d-Ka30EY
Then there's the old catchy tune, King of the Road: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmOe27SJ3Yc
And how about The Drinking Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI3Bcgh4Jko
Another oldie, Rye Whiskey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2jyc820HBU
Idaho, another one from Tex Ritter, 'Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette'.