Top 10 Songs About Weed

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Due to its ability to make people feel extra creative and allow them to relax, there have been many musicians over the years who have written songs about their love of weed and have wanted to express this enjoyment in their music. 

The best weed songs have then made their way into people’s hearts as they find a way to connect with the lyrics and appreciate how the songs make them feel during a session too.

We have taken the difficult task of picking our top 10 songs about weed to share with you which we hope will give you some inspiration when putting together your own weed themed playlist.

The Beatles – Got to get you into my Life (1966)

Although this song was thought to be a classic love song, Paul McCartney admitted that he actually wrote it about the first time that he was introduced to weed. He stated that it made him feel uplifted, he liked the fact that it had few side effects compared to other drugs, and it helped him to expand his mind too.

Black Sabbath – Sweet Leaf (1971)

The title of this song apparently came from a brand of Irish cigarettes referred to as ‘the sweet leaf’, and Ozzy expresses his love for this substance in the lyrics although there is a sense of sadness that his love is unrequited.

Peter Tosh – Legalize It (1976)

This weed song from former Wailer Peter Tosh expresses that the drug is good for tuberculosis and calls for it to be made legal which just shows that this is an argument that has been made for decades.

Fun fact: his album of the same name was funded by a marijuana distributor!

The Mighty Diamonds – Pass the Kouchie (1981)

Jamaican harmony trio The Mighty Diamonds originally created this weed song in 1981 but it was the version by British band Musical Youth that got this song the justice it deserved when they released it in 1982.

After removing all marijuana references and changing the title, this song was able to become a massive hit.

Snoop Dogg – Gin and Juice (1993)

Snoop Dogg Gin And Juice

A song that tells the story of a house party at a time when South Central L.A. was suffering during a time of gang wars, poverty and police brutality, this track has become an anthem about the joy of having a party to take the pain out of what is going on around you.

Redman and Method Man – How High (1995)

The first song to come from this duo, this weed anthem was originally part of the soundtrack from hip hop documentary ‘The Show’ and there are no prizes for guessing what the message behind this song is, although they both began to make even more obvious weed references during later tracks in their careers.

Sleep – Dopesmoker (1999/2003)

This epic ode to weed was first recorded in 1996 under the name Jerusalem by rock trio Sleep and was then released again with the title Dopesmoker in 2003.

You can tell just how much this band loved their weed from the fact that they were getting through around 2 ounces a day between them during the time of recording.

Afroman – Because I Got High (2000)

It would be difficult to find someone who wasn’t familiar with this very catchy weed song about all of the things Afroman has done wrong due to being high.

This was the singer’s only number one song and earned him a Grammy nomination which shows just how mainstream it went when it was released.

Amy Winehouse – Addicted (2006)

Amy Winehouse – Addicted

It was Amy’s addictive personality that drove her to smoke a lot of weed, which she admitted herself, and this bonus track from the expanded versions of Black to Black tells listeners about how important it is to replace weed that you have taken from someone else!

Miley Cyrus – Dooo It (2015)

Believing that weed is the best drug in the world drove Miley Cyrus to write this song alongside The Flaming Lips about how people should love it.

Eventually she ended up quitting weed as it made her eat too much and spend too much time at home chilling out with her pets.

These are our top 10 songs about weed but there are way more out there to be discovered, with some being more obvious than others, but these should give you a good starting point for creating a list of the best weed songs to accompany your sessions.

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