White Rabbit tops greatest drugs songs list

White Rabbit has been named as the greatest drug song of all time.

White Rabbit has been named as the greatest drug song of all time.

The Jefferson Airplane track, memorably used during a dope-smoking scene in the movie Platoon, was ranked top by music experts.

Runner-up in the list compiled by Mojo music magazine was the groundbreaking Beatles' track Tomorrow Never Knows.

The LSD-inspired tune with snatches of backward guitar and its pummelling rhythm, was one of three Beatles tunes in the list of 100, making the band the highest scoring act in the list.

Their other cuts were Got To Get You Into My Life at number 24 And Rain - the b-side to chart-topper Paperback Writer - at 31, a song which an early incarnation of Oasis named themselves after.

Oasis themselves, managed just one entry at 36 with album track Morning Glory.

John Lennon had a separate entry of his own at number 10 with Cold Turkey, recorded with the Plastic Ono Band and inspired by his own method of kicking heroin.

I Am The Walrus, one of the Beatles' most famous LSD-influenced tunes, failed to make the list.

Mojo compiled the list from tracks which were inspired by, or about, a range of stimulants, as well as anti-drug tracks such as Neil Young's The Needle And The Damage Done prompted by his guitarist Danny Whitten's heroin problems.

List-topper White Rabbit failed to chart in the UK although it made it to number eight in the US.

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