Throughout music history, drugs have always played a major role. Perhaps none were more influential than marijuana. Singers and songwriters from the Beatles to Bruno Mars have sung about, used, or supported Cannabis. Join The Smoker’s Circle as we count down through 17 of the most iconic weed songs ever made. Whether the song is about smoking weed, selling weed, or just legalizing weed in general, these iconic songs are sure to make you want to spark up a doobie.
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Because I Got High – Afroman
Every stoner and quite a few people who have never even seen a freshly rolled joint will recognize this Iconic piece of marijuana culture as a comical lesson about priorities. Afroman uses a catchy chorus and a comical lyrics to spin a tale that any member of your smoke circle may find themselves relating to.
Young, Wild, and Free – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars
Young, wild and free is the stoner song of a new generation. With a catchy chorus, modern beats and with entertainers like Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Bruno Mars behind it, “Young Wild and Free” has become the anthem of Young stoners and young people, in general, the world over.
Addicted – Amy Winehouse
If you haven’t heard Amy Winehouse addicted, not to be confused with Saving Abel or Simple plan’s songs of the same name, then you are surely missing out another Iconic and memorable song about weed. Sometimes you just gotta call the green man.
Strange clouds B.o.b.
B.o.B. created another pro-cannabis song for the modern era with the hit, “Strange Clouds.” The song starts by calling out the minor league smokers and claiming proudly “we smoke professionally.” There can be little doubt that Strange Clouds is a perfect jam for a perfect smoke sesh.
“All we do is light it up. All night, all you see is strange clouds”
Weed With Willie – Toby Keith
Willie Nelson’s cannabis use is no secret and according to Toby Keith, Nellie’s weed is legendary. This song by popular country music star Toby Keith highlights why he’ll never smoke weed with Willie Nelson again. Don’t worry though Toby Keith ends his famous song by admitting he smokes weed with Willie just one more time, ending up in the fetal position and covered in drool.
I Got 5 On It – Luniz
Sweet Leaf – Black Sabbath
Few names are as iconic to rock and roll as Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. They open the song, “Sweet Leaf” with a coughing fit reel, and go on to explain that life was empty and dim until true love is found in the form of sweet leaf, an appropriate nickname for everyone’s favorite flower, Cannabis.
You Don’t Know How It Feels – Tom Petty
Does it get any better then Tom Petty’s “You don’t know how it feels,” don’t worry we’ll wait. Needless to say, this one is a personal favorite of our local community.
Hits From The Bong – Cypress Hill
“Come along and take a hit from the bong,” says Cypress Hill in this well-known song about what else? Taking hits from the bong. Check it out at the link above.
Mary Jane – Rick James
Is he singing about a beautiful woman? Nah Rick James is talking about the Goddess of green!
Smoke Two Joints -Sublime
Ah Sublime! “Smoke Two Joints” is the song every stoner wants to live by. Plenty of people sing about smoking a joint or getting high but with lyrics like “I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints and then I smoke two more” it’s clear sublime isn’t exactly what we call light cannabis users. We at The Smokers Circle try to always roll two!
Roll Another Number (For The Road) – Neil Young
For some of our younger readers who may not know, a “Number” is old rock and roll slang for a joint. Neil Youngs classic “Roll Another Number” is an iconic and mellow tune. Spark up, lean back, and enjoy another number for the road.
Stoned & Starving – Parquet Courts
Who can’t relate to a song with a title like “Stoned and Starving.” This one is pretty self-explanatory. It makes the list because Parquet Courts sing about the biggest issue cannabis users will face after worldwide legalization.
Planet of Weed – Fountains of Wayne
Fountains of Wayne is here to tell us one thing in this memorable iconic stoner song. Life is better on the planet of weed. So rip on that bong and take a journey through space to the planet of weed!
Crazy Rap – Afroman
Afroman actually gets two on our list. Mostly because weed is his whole bit. Crazy Rap is that other song everyone sings on the way to their high school reunion.
“Colt 45 and two zig zags…baby, that’s all we need. We can go to the park after dark; and smoke that tumbleweed.”
Legalize it -peter tosh
Peter Tosh started his career with Bob Marley and the wailers so you can imagine he was very much pro-cannabis. In his hit song “legalize it” he calls for a legalization of marijuana and goes on to tell everyone that people use it every day and that even the birds eat it to no ill effect. All that’s left is to legalize it. If you’ve never heard this song you should probably take a moment to give it a listen, because whether your a fan of the song or not it is arguably one of the most iconic songs ever written about weed.
If you’re a viper – Fat Waller
Another classic from a forgotten time Fat waller soothing song all about reefer is an age-old stoner song from generations past.