Weed-Related Songs
November 15, 2005 7:11 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for weed-related songs to listen to. I'm thinking along the lines of Ben Harper's "Burn One Down", Tom Petty's "Last Dance With Maryjane" or Sublime's "Smoke Two Joints". Try to stick to chillin', rock-type songs as opposed to Hip Hop (but if you've got a Hip Hop one that you love feel free to add it to the list). Thanks in advance!
posted by Anizev to Media & Arts (79 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
anything from Total Devastation.
posted by kcm at 7:12 PM on November 15, 2005


Any specific songs that stand out in particular kcm?
posted by Anizev at 7:14 PM on November 15, 2005


Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill - I Love My Mary Jane
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:17 PM on November 15, 2005


Jonathan Edwards, "Shanty"

Well there ain't nothin' to do
And there's always room for more
Fill it, light it, shut up
And close the door
Cuz we gonna lay around the shanty, mama
And put a good buzz on.

posted by grabbingsand at 7:18 PM on November 15, 2005


I was Stoned (and I missed it), forget the artist... more a novelty number, I suppose...
posted by Meatbomb at 7:19 PM on November 15, 2005


Sweetleaf, Black Sabbath
posted by Meatbomb at 7:19 PM on November 15, 2005


Oh, it's "I Love You Mary Jane". My bad.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:19 PM on November 15, 2005


New Riders of the Purple Sage, "Panama Red"
posted by Meatbomb at 7:19 PM on November 15, 2005


thirteenkiller got mine, that one is my favorite, from the Judgement Night soundtrack. Sweetleaf is also good, as are many of the songs on this list.
posted by jessamyn at 7:21 PM on November 15, 2005


everybody must get stoned by bob dylan.
posted by brandz at 7:21 PM on November 15, 2005


Cypress Hill, "Hits from the Bong" (alternate title for the already mentioned one?)
posted by Meatbomb at 7:22 PM on November 15, 2005


Alanis Morisette, "Mary Jane"
posted by rhapsodie at 7:23 PM on November 15, 2005


Different song, Meatbomb. Cypress Hill likes weed.
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:26 PM on November 15, 2005


everybody must get stoned by bob dylan.

You mean "Rainy Day Women #12 and 35".

Is reggae acceptable?

If so, Legalise It - Peter Tosh
posted by pompomtom at 7:27 PM on November 15, 2005


wrt. Total Devastation, not so much, but the self-titled CD is a good starting place. Probably Hemp Rally, Legalize Today, Zooted, Many Clouds of Smoke?
posted by kcm at 7:30 PM on November 15, 2005


Kaya -- Bob Marley:

Got to have kaya, now,
Got to have kaya, now,
Got to have kaya, now,
'cause the rain is falling.

posted by alms at 7:35 PM on November 15, 2005


MC Frontalot - Mountain Kind
posted by jackmakrl at 7:35 PM on November 15, 2005


"Weed to the Rescue" by Vic Chesnutt. I think that track appears on one of the "Hempilation" CDs, which should all be relevant to your search.
posted by nixxon at 7:36 PM on November 15, 2005


Don't Bogart Me
Muggles
Seeds & Stems (Again)
posted by timeistight at 7:41 PM on November 15, 2005


Reggae is definitely acceptable pompom.
posted by Anizev at 7:41 PM on November 15, 2005


"Acapulco Gold" by Roy Harper.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 7:46 PM on November 15, 2005


Little Feat - Don't Bogart That Joint

everybody must get stoned by bob dylan

I hate you.
posted by Hildago at 7:49 PM on November 15, 2005


Nah Goa Jail by Peter Tosh

Probably some other renditions out there. I have a real vivid memory of a bartender really getting down while that song blared in the only bar in a tiny seaside town on the Carribbean side of Costa Rica.
posted by Mercaptan at 7:49 PM on November 15, 2005


Ok sense reggae is acceptable, what about Ska? "My Collie (not a dog)" by The Selecter:

"I love my collie...it makes me feel so high..it gives me sweet meditation.."
posted by spicynuts at 7:50 PM on November 15, 2005


Sublime didn't write "Smoke Two Joints," and personally I don't think their cover is nearly as good as the original. A little searching reveals the original is either by The Toyes or Bob Marley, and I can't figure out which is right without downloading it. My bet's on The Toyes.

And it's not "chillin' rock," hip-hop, or reggae, but I've always like Dash Rip Rock's "Let's Go Smoke Some Pot," because it's a southern rock band covering a 50's song, and rewriting the lyrics to be about pot. How can you not like that?
posted by CrayDrygu at 7:51 PM on November 15, 2005


Anything by Bongzilla and most things by Sleep [particularly Jerusalem/Dopesmoker], although whether or not stoner doom metal counts as "chillin' rock" is perhaps a matter of taste.
posted by ubersturm at 7:52 PM on November 15, 2005


This is killing me... I must have a zillion topical reggae tunes at home... but oddly enough I'm having trouble remembering titles...

I wonder why that is.

...anyway...

Buzz Feeling - UB40 (no, really, it's off their good album!)
posted by pompomtom at 7:52 PM on November 15, 2005


Meatbomb's first try is "I Got Stoned and I Missed It" by Jim Stafford.

And since hip-hop artists seem to be more likely to write songs about weed:

Endo Smoke by Mr. Grimm and Warren G

From the Friday soundtrack:
Roll It Up, Light It Up, Smoke It Up - Cypress Hill
Take a Hit - Mack 10
Mary Jane - Rick James

Also maybe try Snoop, Dre, Pharcyde, Funkdoobiest, Method Man, Redman, and back to rock, Grateful Dead and Phish.
posted by attercoppe at 7:56 PM on November 15, 2005


Oh yeah, and there are several parody songs, like "The Devil Went Down to Jamaica" and "The Bong Song."
posted by attercoppe at 7:57 PM on November 15, 2005


Boston, "Smokin'"
Brewer & Shipley, "One Toke Over the Line"
posted by kirkaracha at 7:58 PM on November 15, 2005


Roll Another Number for the Road - Neil Young
posted by pompomtom at 7:58 PM on November 15, 2005


Sublime didn't write "Smoke Two Joints," and personally I don't think their cover is nearly as good as the original. A little searching reveals the original is either by The Toyes or Bob Marley, and I can't figure out which is right without downloading it. My bet's on The Toyes.

The Toyes
posted by fishfucker at 7:59 PM on November 15, 2005


Pretty much anything by Michael West, AKA Congo Natty. It's rasta jungle mostly.
posted by meehawl at 8:03 PM on November 15, 2005


Steve "I'm a midnight toker" Miller, "The Joker"

A select discography (going back to Cab Calloway's 1932 "Reefer Man") and pot in modern music.
posted by kirkaracha at 8:03 PM on November 15, 2005


Jeff Sarge's reggae Schoolroom most recent archive has a great segment of ganja tunes (166:oo) that I just happened to be listening io as I read your question
posted by hortense at 8:04 PM on November 15, 2005


Afroman: Because I Got High (an instant classic)

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Ganja Babe (these guys sound so much like sublime they played on a sublime tribute album)
posted by mathowie at 8:16 PM on November 15, 2005


Too High For The Supermarket - The Uninvited.

Billy Bardo - Johnny Paycheck
posted by toxic at 8:17 PM on November 15, 2005


Afroman: Because I Got High (an instant classic)

posted by mathowie at 8:16 PM PST on November 15


Duh. I came back to post this because I couldn't believe no one, including me, had yet thought to. Props Matt.
posted by attercoppe at 8:22 PM on November 15, 2005


Offbeat Bare Ass by 311.
posted by Kwantsar at 8:23 PM on November 15, 2005


"Do you 'spose He had a buzz
When He made the platypus ?"

What If God Smoked Cannabis by Weird Al Yankovic
posted by blink_left at 8:25 PM on November 15, 2005


Not quite what you are looking for, but Neil Diamond's "Pot-smoker's Song" is good for a laugh.
posted by Felicity Rilke at 8:26 PM on November 15, 2005


"The Reefer Song" by Mindless Drug Hoover
posted by biscotti at 8:28 PM on November 15, 2005


"Illegal Smile" by John Prine
posted by solid-one-love at 8:39 PM on November 15, 2005


Jim Stafford also had "Wildwood Weed".
posted by rfs at 8:39 PM on November 15, 2005


Ween - Weed Whore
posted by jackmakrl at 8:46 PM on November 15, 2005


Not rock, but still chill:

Lebanese Blonde, by Thievery Corporation
posted by C^3 at 8:53 PM on November 15, 2005


I Like Marijuana - David Peel and Lower East Side (sampled later by Babylon Zoo (?) in yet another Happy Hardcore travesty)
posted by pompomtom at 8:57 PM on November 15, 2005


Julian Cope: "Stone Circles and You"
posted by Rash at 9:00 PM on November 15, 2005


Don't Sniff Coke - Pato Banton

And "Legalize it!" again by Pato.
posted by Devils Slide at 9:17 PM on November 15, 2005


George Clinton, "Somethin' Stinks and I Want Some"
posted by ottereroticist at 9:31 PM on November 15, 2005


NRBQ - "Wacky Tobacky" -- Can be found on the soundtrack to the great show "Weeds" along with "Ganja Babe," plus other fine music.

Another Tom Petty song -- "You Don't Know How it Feels" (Often mistakenly called "Roll Another Joint")

Spoon - "The Way We Get By" -- About the escapades of a group of young potheads.

Weezer - "Hash Pipe" -- The song sucks, even for Weezer (I'm not a fan) but it should be on the list simply for completion.

You may also be interested in this list.
posted by kyleg at 9:31 PM on November 15, 2005


Almost but not quite: Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth. Reading the details in the link told me more about Jamaican cookware than I expected.
posted by flipper at 9:38 PM on November 15, 2005


Now I'll have to hit up my man tomorrow.

Damn you AskMe! You're a bad influence.
posted by Devils Slide at 9:41 PM on November 15, 2005


Fuckin' highon. Listening to songs about pot is like listening to songs about socialism— shitty music in the service of something good. Strangely, heroin doesn't have this problem.

That said, there are some that you're missing that will help.

Collie Herb by Horace Andy
Smokey Room by Max Romeo
Los Angeles by Arlo Guthrie
Caught by the Fuzz by Supergrass
Don't Bogue my High by The Dirtbombs
Dope Pusher by Bill Cosby
Dope Man by NWA
Dr. Spliffin's Food Drive by Need New Body
Potholderz by MF Doom

Also: Please don't just resort to songs about pot for a mix disc. Yourself in five years will thank me for it.
posted by klangklangston at 9:42 PM on November 15, 2005


Oh, and Marijuana Motherfucker by whomever you prefer. DOA does a decent job, and I forget who does the original.
posted by klangklangston at 9:43 PM on November 15, 2005


The Rolling Stones - Stoned

It's off CD 1 of Singles Collection: The London Years -- has a really cool laid back bluesy feel to it.

Agh I had a list of around 20 classic hip hop weed related songs, before I read the question. Oh well.
posted by geoff. at 9:46 PM on November 15, 2005


Tryo - La Main Verte

Yeah, its french, but find a translation of the lyrics and listen to it. Its a hilarious song, by far the best one about pot I've seen.

Part of the chorus:
Expliquez à vos voisins que fumer vous coute de pognon
Je veux fumer de l'herbe de qualité...

posted by devilsbrigade at 9:46 PM on November 15, 2005


Also Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz, although it's detable whether it's about pot or some other drug:

"Hey, I'm happy, I'm feeling glad
I got sunshine in a bag
I'm usless but not for long
The future is coming on"

I think the bong hit at the beginning of Left Hand Suzuki Method clinches it.
posted by Devils Slide at 9:51 PM on November 15, 2005


"Along Comes Mary" by The Association
posted by Rash at 10:03 PM on November 15, 2005


Not rock, but Two Hits and the Joint Turned Brown by the great John Hartford.
posted by wsg at 10:07 PM on November 15, 2005


Meatbomb, "I Got Stoned and I Missed It" is by Shel Silverstein, who had an illustrious side career writing adult songs and poetry. It's a great pot song.
posted by rhiannon at 11:19 PM on November 15, 2005


See this thread if you understand Greek! :)
posted by Opposite George at 11:40 PM on November 15, 2005


Brazilian Girls - Pussy
posted by deafweatherman at 12:45 AM on November 16, 2005


Soap Bar / 21 Ounces / HRT by Goldie Lookin' Chain
posted by jontyjago at 1:16 AM on November 16, 2005


I'll second Afroman: Because I Got High.
posted by zardoz at 3:42 AM on November 16, 2005


Ganja Smuggling by Eek a Mouse
posted by furiousxgeorge at 3:43 AM on November 16, 2005


blink_left:
What If God Smoked Cannabis by Weird Al Yankovic

I don't know who this is by, but it's not Al.
http://www.weirdal.com/faq.htm
posted by jozxyqk at 3:50 AM on November 16, 2005


311 - Who's got the herb?
posted by Who_Am_I at 5:34 AM on November 16, 2005


I second Sleep and Bongzilla, and I'll add "America's Most Blunted" by Madvillian.

See also an entire sub-genre of Jazz called Viper Music...
posted by theinsectsarewaiting at 5:55 AM on November 16, 2005


I can't think of any more songs that haven't already been mentioned, except for Luniz - I Got 5 On It
posted by chuma at 6:11 AM on November 16, 2005


"Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" by Paul Simon.
posted by fandango_matt at 6:24 AM on November 16, 2005


71 posts and nobody has mentioned The Weed Song? (link to lyrics and MP3)
posted by bondcliff at 7:07 AM on November 16, 2005


Oh, and DMV by Primus.

When I need relief I spell it THC
Perhaps you may know vaguely what I mean
I sit back and smoke away
huge chunks of memory
As I slowly inflict upon
myself a full lobotomy

posted by bondcliff at 7:15 AM on November 16, 2005


Ludacris - Blueberry Yum Yum is one catchy tune.
posted by Otis at 8:35 AM on November 16, 2005


What If God Smoked Cannabis - Bob Rivers
Also " I got Stoned and missed it was not written by Jim Stafford but Shel Silverstein (RIP)
While checking out Shel, don't forget "The Great Smokeoff" An epic recording!
posted by Yer-Ol-Pal at 9:36 AM on November 16, 2005


I can't think of any more songs that haven't already been mentioned, except for Luniz - I Got 5 On It

If you're going to seek this one out, I'd recommend the Bay Ballas Remix version, as it is well beyond awesome.

(And it features guest spots from Dru Down, Richie Rich and Shock G / Humpty Hump from Digital Underground.)
posted by grabbingsand at 10:22 AM on November 16, 2005


This is positively ancient and not very chill but we always thought "Along Came Mary" by the Association was all about the MJ. (Despite the disclaimer in the link...)
posted by Lynsey at 10:56 AM on November 16, 2005


Fishbone's "I'm a weed plant (strangely self-covered as "Where'd you get those pants?").
BRS549's "Me and Opie"
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:11 AM on November 16, 2005


about every other song in the Quasimoto oeuvre. just as I finished reading this thread (a month later), Astro Travellin' came on the random mix.
Yo we flyin' through your neighborhood at hyperspeed
Astro travellin' off that hydro weed.


Easy Star All-Star's dub cover of Money (Pink Floyd) uses a bubbling bong instead a cash register for the background sample...
or was that me?
posted by carsonb at 6:21 PM on December 14, 2005


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