There’s nothing like smoking a blunt and turning up the speakers to chill out with some friends. Or having a solo dance party in your bedroom with your bong-- we don't judge.
Getting high is a mainstay in various subcultures, whether before/during/after a concert, at a house party in Venice Beach, or just with some hippie friends.
If you find yourself looking for an extra something while you’re smoking, maybe it’s time to start vibing to your favorite tunes. At A Pot for Pot, we provide complete grow kits so you can grow cannabis at home. And yes, plants like it when you play music for them, too!
Once you’ve planted your cannabis, harvested, cured, and prepped, here’s your guide for how to enjoy with music.
Jimi Hendrix - “Purple Haze”
A song from the 1960s that’s largely associated with both psychedelic and stoner culture, Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” can mean many things. Some say it is a reference to Jimi's time flying in planes while in the Army with the 101st Airborne Division. Some say it's a cloud of cannabis smoke. But one of its most popular associations is the cannabis strain Purple Haze, a sativa that’s known for its sweetness and almost dreamy quality.
Hendrix himself was a big supporter of legalization. Plus, the fun, meandering guitar riffs and dreamy, yet hard-hitting lyrics are perfect for relaxing in the backyard with friends and passing around a joint.
Sublime - “Smoke Two Joints”
Another song that’s almost too on the nose, this song is a mainstay in weed culture because it’s right in the name. Sublime is known for its humorous, irreverent identity steeped in stoner culture, reggae, and rock.
The song perfectly captures the ethos of letting life’s worries drift away and enjoying the pleasures of smoking weed. When you’re high, you don’t always want to listen to music that’s very fast; that’s why the slow beat of “Smoke Two Joints” is perfect.
Tom Petty - “You Don’t Know How It Feels”
Being one of the more ‘out there’ stoner songs, ‘You Don’t Know How It Feels’ by Tom Petty is for those who like their songs heavy with references. The lyrical genius of Tom Petty combined with the easy-to-vibe music is the reason why the song finds itself being played time and again.
The comfort, laid-back and relaxing vibe of this song makes it the perfect musical companion for a smoke, regardless of the location and situation. Whether one is blazing out in a park or simply in their bedroom, the song is one of the most versatile options out there.
Weezer - “Island in the Sun”
First of all, the lyrics and easygoing tune of Weezer’s “Island in the Sun” captures the laid back vibes of smoking weed and relaxing.
Indeed, being “on a golden sea” and “drift[ing] into the zone” are lines with rich imagery that seem just like being stoned. Not only that, but both versions of the music video are reminiscent of your imagination while high.
Bandmates play with animals in the baked summer sun in the minimalist, yet trippy Spike Jonze version, and sing at a random wedding in another version.
Modest Mouse - "Float On"
Lighting up to “Modest Mouse” is a particularly great choice for the kind of stoner who enjoys nihilism, existential crises, and a little dose of positivity.
Isaac Brock sings in an angsty voice about some pretty bad scenarios, like backing his car into a cop car and falling subject to tourist scams.
However, the ultimate message is to float on - a message that’s driven home by the happy resolution of somewhat melancholy guitar chords. The idea of floating is the perfect vibe for stoners.
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Grimes - “Realiti”
While many people associate stoner music with pseudo-reggae pop songs from the ‘90s, there’s a lot of great songs for weed enthusiast arising from the experimental pop scene today. In contrast to the archetypal carefree, laid-back stoner, there’s also the archetype of the hyper-imaginative creative stoner.
Grimes’s expansive, ethereal synth beats will take you to another realm. The idea of an alternative reality persists throughout the song, further lifting your creative spirits that might emerge when you’re getting high.
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Lana del Rey - “High by the Beach”
A tune for the pensive smoker, “High by the Beach” contains Lana del Rey’s signature whispery voice and soft, sensual melodies.
Conveying the images of stoned Venice surfers, faded afternoons lying on the sand, and watching the beach transform into a surreal landscape, her song is an ambient song for social smokers with contemplative lyrics about peace and starting over.
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Tinashe “2 On”
An upbeat song with club vibes, Tinashe celebrates getting faded, hotboxing her car, and smoking trees. Some stoner songs like this one are less about creating a pensive space and more about creating a catchy rhythm for dancing at a crowded party. It’s carefree and fun, but smokier and edgier than some of the other songs on this list.
Dizzy Fae - “Indica”
Indica strains have been known to have more sedative effects than sativa, and that’s clear with the dreamy repetition of the line, “All I wanted to do was feel wanted.”
Adhering to the floaty feel of the song, soft synth sounds and wayward percussive beats persist throughout the song. This experimental, yet soothing tune is perfect for any stoner occasion.
Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg feat, Bruno Mars - “Young, Wild & Free”
This is perhaps the modern stoner’s anthem. The 2011 song, ‘Young, Wild & Free’ has definitely made it onto the millennial playlist of songs to smoke up to.
From fat joints to sagging jeans, the song has what everyone wants to listen to, a mix of upbeat and smooth music to roll with and the names associated with the song have helped it reach a new high in charts all across the globe.
Peter Tosh - “Legalize It”
Written after Peter Tosh parted ways from Bob Marley and The Wailers, the song addresses the biggest issue faced by stoners: legalization of marijuana.
Through this song, Tosh conveys the history of pot, the harsh realities of today’s world. He puts forth an argument that everyone partakes weed, from professionals like doctors to stoners all over the globe, so why should it be illegal?
We agree with Tosh and are hopeful about the future. In the meantime, we believe that growing your own pot is a useful way to connect with the plant and take back control of the supply of your stash!
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Now that you know some of the best songs to listen to while smoking weed, it’s time to get started cultivating your own. A Pot for Pot offers complete grow kits with special soil, grow pots, lights, and more. While you’re trimming the leaves, you can also listen to some of these tunes.
Frequently Asked Questions about Stoner Songs
What are good songs to listen to when you're high?
Here is some of our favorites: “Comfortably Numb” By Pink Floyd, "Strawberry Fields Forever” By The Beatles, "The Other Side Of Paradise” By Glass Animals, “Do You Realize??” By The Flaming Lips, "Yes I’m Changing” By Tame Impala
What is considered stoner music?
A rock music fusion that combines elements of heavy metal and/or doom metal with psychedelic rock and acid rock can be considered as stoner music. But if you are a stoner and get down to classical-- then Mozart is stoner music, too.
Why is music feel so good when high?
Weed makes music sound so good because the cannabinoids work on our endocannabinoid system putting us in the moment and stimulating neurological pleasure pathways.