20 Best Songs About Snakes

By Nico Gonzalez


There’s something about snakes that has both fascinated and terrified humans for centuries. Snakes are often misunderstood, and yet they play an important role in the ecosystem. Here are 20 of the best songs about snakes-some are informative, some are funny, and some will make you downright scared!

Anaconda – Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj - Anaconda

Anaconda is a relatively new song by American rapper Nicki Minaj. The song, which is about snakes, has been met with both criticism and acclaim. Many have praised the catchy beat and memorable lyrics, while others have criticized the song for its allegedly inappropriate content. Nonetheless, Anaconda continues to be a popular song, and it has even spawned a number of parody videos. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Anaconda is one of the most talked-about songs of the moment.

Snake Bite – Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper’s song “Snake Bite” is a haunting ballad about the dangers of snakes. The song begins with a description of a snake charmer, who is able to control the deadly creatures. However, the charmer is eventually bitten by one of his snakes, and the venom quickly takes effect. The charmer’s body begins to swell and he starts to feel pain “like a thousand needles.” As the charmer writhes in agony, Alice Cooper sings about how the snake will always be there, lurking in the shadows, waiting to strike again. “Snake Bite” is a chilling reminder of the dangers of these often misunderstood creatures.

Snakepit – The Cure

“Snakepit” is a song by the English rock band The Cure. It was released as a single in 1989 and peaked at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart. The song is about snakes, and frontman Robert Smith has said that it was inspired by his fear of the reptiles. “Snakepit” is an up-tempo track with a driving guitar riff and pounding drums. The chorus features the repeated lyric “I’m in the snakepit”, which refers to the feeling of being trapped and helpless. The song is also notable for its use of sound effects, including snake hisses and rattling sounds.

Crawling King Snake – The Doors

Crawling King Snake

Crawling King Snake is a song written by John Lee Hooker and popularized by The Doors. The song is about a snake that is so large, it can crawl over houses and across streets. The song describes the snake as being ” mean, black, and vicious.” Despite its size and power, the snake is ultimately defeated by a group of people who manage to kill it. Crawling King Snake is considered to be one of The Doors’ most iconic songs, and it has been covered by a number of other artists including Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. The song remains popular today, and its message of triumph over evil continues to resonate with listeners.

Snakes – The Pixies

PIXIES - Snakes (Official Video)

The Pixies were an American alternative rock band formed in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts. The original lineup consisted of Black Francis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Joey Santiago (lead guitar), Kim Deal (bass, vocals) and David Lovering (drums). The band’s music contained elements of pop, punk and surf rock. “Snakes” is a song from their 1989 album Doolittle. The song is about a snake that is trying to escape from a zoo. The snake is unhappy in its cage and wants to be free. The lyrics describe the snake’s escape attempt, and the chorus includes the line “I want to be free.” “Snakes” is a catchy song with a strong message about freedom.

Spiders & Snakes – Branson Jim Stafford & Dolly Parton

Jim Stafford & Dolly Parton Sing Spiders & Snakes Branson

Spiders and snakes may not be the most popular creatures in the world, but they play an important role in the natural ecosystem. Spiders are predators that help to control populations of insects, while snakes help to keep rodents in check. In addition, both spiders and snakes are food sources for other animals. Despite their benefits, however, these creatures are often feared and misunderstood. “Spiders & Snakes” is a song that seeks to change that perception, painting these creatures in a more positive light. The song was written by Branson Jim Stafford and Dolly Parton, two well-known country music artists. The song became a hit, reaching the top of the country music charts.

Calming The Snake – Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth - 'Calming The Snake' live 2009 The Vic Theatre Chicago

There are many different interpretations of the song “Calming the Snake” by Sonic Youth. Some believe that it is about the dangers of drug addiction, while others believe that it is about the fear of nuclear warfare. However, the most likely interpretation is that the song is about the fear of snakes. This interpretation is supported by the lyrics, which include references to snake charmers and people being afraid of snakes. The song may also be interpreted as a warning about the dangers of becoming too complacent, as this can lead to people being caught off guard by unexpected threats. In any case, “Calming the Snake” is a complex and thought-provoking song that lends itself to multiple interpretations.

Snake Eyes – Alan Parsons Project

“Snake Eyes” is a song by the English rock band The Alan Parsons Project, released on their 1976 album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination. The song is about a snake charmer who is bitten by his own snake. The charmer tries to warn others not to trust snakes, but no one listens and they all end up getting bitten as well. In the end, the charmer himself dies from the venom. “Snake Eyes” is a cautionary tale that serves as a warning not to trust those who seem charming and trustworthy, as they may be hiding a deadly secret.

Get On The Snake – Sound Garden

Get On The Snake is a song written and performed by the American rock band Soundgarden. The song was released as the second single from the band’s second studio album, Louder Than Love (1989). Get On The Snake is a classic example of Soundgarden’s unique brand of hard rock, blending heavy metal and punk influences with pop hooks and experimental noise. The song’s title is a reference to the popular amusement park ride, the Python Plunge. The lyrics are cryptic and open to interpretation, but they seem to be about temptation, excess, and the dark side of human nature.

The Snake And The Moon – Dead Can Dance

The Snake and the Moon (Remastered)

Snakes are often seen as symbols of evil, deception, and danger. In many cultures, they are associated with dark forces and feared as bringers of death and disaster. The Snake and the Moon is a song by the band Dead Can Dance that explores this dark side of snake mythology. The lyrics tell the story of a snake who is lured by the beauty of the moon and decides to eat it. This act of aggression leads to the snake’s own downfall, as it is consumed by the moon’s light and destroyed. The song is a cautionary tale about the dangers of greed and vanity and the ultimately destructive power of the dark side.

Gold Cobra – Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit - Gold Cobra (Official Video)

The song “Gold Cobra” by Limp Bizkit is about snakes. In the song, lead singer Fred Durst talks about how he used to be afraid of snakes, but now he’s not. He also talks about how he thinks they’re cool and how he likes to watch them move. The song is a good example of how people can change their views on things over time. When we’re younger, we’re often afraid of things that we don’t understand. But as we get older, we learn more about the world and we start to see things in a different light.

The Snake – Eric Church

Eric Church - The Snake (Live From The 54th ACM Awards) ft. Ashley McBryde

Eric Church’s “The Snake” is a song about the dangers of underestimating your opponent. The snake in the song is slimy, sneaky, and dangerous, characteristics which Church uses to describe his opponent. The song is a warning to always be on the lookout for danger and to never let your guard down. The chorus of the song says “the devil’s in the details and the details are in the dirt”, meaning that it’s often the small things that can lead to big problems. “The Snake” is a reminder to always be vigilant and to never take anything for granted.

Land Of The Snakes – J. Cole

J. Cole - Land Of The Snakes (Live on Letterman)

“Land of the Snakes” is a song by American hip hop artist J. Cole, released on April 29, 2013, as the lead single from his second studio album Born Sinner (2013). The song samples “Illegal Search” by ice cream truck vendor and rapper Cool Breeze. In the song, Cole tells the story of how he was betrayed by a friend who introduced him to drugs, which led to him becoming addicted and eventually losing everything. The song’s title is a reference to the Bible verse Matthew 10:16, which reads: “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”

Snake – Lil Keed

Lil Keed - Snake [Official Video]

In the song “Snake” by Lil Keed, the artist paints a picture of a cunning and dangerous creature. He begins by describing the snake’s physical appearance, noting its long body and sharp fangs. He then goes on to describe the snake’s behavior, emphasizing its ability to strike without warning. The song culminates with a warning to listeners, cautioning them to be careful around snakes because they are not to be trusted. Throughout the song, Lil Keed uses vivid imagery and striking metaphors to create a sense of fear and foreboding. As a result, “Snake” is a gripping and effective tale that highlights the dangers of underestimating one’s enemies.

Union Of The Snake – Duran Duran

Duran Duran - Union Of The Snake (Official Music Video)

Union Of The Snake is a song by Duran Duran, released in 1983. The song is about snakes, and its lyrics make references to several different types of snakes. The song’s title refers to the biblical story of the fall of man, in which a serpent tempting Eve with the fruit of the tree of knowledge leads to Adam and Eve being expelled from the Garden of Eden. The song also makes reference to the Greek myth of Medusa, in which a woman with snake-like hair turns people to stone if they look at her. In addition, the lyrics make reference to the Chinese zodiac sign of the snake, and to the fact that snakes are often seen as symbols of secrecy and mystery.

Snake Eyes And Sissies – Marilyn Manson

Snake Eyes And Sissies

In the world of rock music, there are few artists who are as controversial as Marilyn Manson. Throughout his career, Manson has been known for pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable, both in terms of his music and his stage show. One of his most infamous songs is “Snake Eyes and Sissies,” which is a dark and twisted ode to snakes. The song begins with an eerie, slithering sound that immediately sets the tone. Manson’s lyrics are filled with references to venom, death, and destruction, making it clear that he is not singing about cuddly creatures.

Snake In Your Face – Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit - Snake in Your Face (Incomplete)

“Snake in Your Face” is a song by American nu metal band Limp Bizkit. It was released as the fourth single from their debut album, Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$. The song features promiscuous lyrics about a man who enjoys having sex with women, even though he knows they will ultimately betray him. Despite its controversial subject matter, “Snake in Your Face” was a minor hit, peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. In addition to its success on radio, the song’s music video received heavy rotation on MTV, helping to propel Limp Bizkit to stardom.

Snakes Of Christ – Danzig

“Snakes of Christ” is a song by American heavy metal band Danzig. It was released in 1996 as the second single from their fifth studio album, Blackacidevil. The song is about snakes, specifically those found in the Bible. It references several passages from the Book of Genesis, including the story of Adam and Eve, as well as the serpent that tempted them. Danzig singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig has said that the song is about “the evil nature of snakes and how they’re often used as symbols of temptation and danger.” He has also said that it was inspired by his childhood fear of snakes. “Snakes of Christ” is a driving, up-tempo song with a heavy guitar riff and pounding drums.

King Of Snake – Underworld

King Of Snake (Dave Clarke Remix)

The song “King of Snake” by Underworld is a haunting and suggestive track that evokes the feeling of being in the presence of a snake. The title king refers to the most feared and dangerous of all snakes, the cobra. The lyrics allude to the power and mystery of this reptile, as well as its potential for both good and evil. The song’s hypnotic beat and eerie sound effects create an unsettling atmosphere, which makes it perfect for a late night listen. Whether you’re a fan of snakes or not, “King of Snake” is sure to send a chill down your spine.

A Snake – GG Allin

A Snake (Cold And Hard)

A Snake is a song by American punk rock singer-songwriter and musician GG Allin. The song was released as a single in 1989 by Homestead Records. It was also included on the album You Can’t Fight What’s Right, which was released by Problem Child Records in 1990. The song is written in the first person perspective, and it tells the story of a snake that turns on its owner after being treated poorly. Allin delivers the lyrics in a snarling, aggressive voice, and the music is fast-paced and chaotic.