Everyone likes to enjoy their marijuana high differently. Some like to play video games, some like to kick back and watch Netflix, and some like to chat with friends. But one of the best ways to enhance your weed high is by listening to some of the best music, whether that’s with upbeat tracks or prime chill-out songs.
Whether you enjoy rock, rap, EDM, reggae, or any other genre, there are plenty of great tracks that just sound better when you’re high. If you want some prime examples, here are 20 of the best songs to listen to while high smoking weed.
1. Sublime – Santeria
No good playlist would be complete without legendary California stoners Sublime. And while tracks like “Smoke Two Joints”, “What I Got”, and “Doin’ Time” are all strong contenders, “Santeria” is a classic that’s perfect for listening to while you’re smoking weed.
From the incredible riffs to the catchy lyrics, everything about this track makes it a treat to listen to, and the enjoyment is amplified after you’ve smoked a joint or two. Whether you’re having a stoned summer barbecue, hitting the Bong with friends, or even laying back on the couch with a joint, this song will lift your mood.
2. Bob Marley and the Wailers – Jamming
It’s almost a rite of passage to listen to Bob Marley and the Wailers when you’re high. Not only is Marley one of the most prominent marijuana activists of all time, but his music has just the right vibes for getting high.
You can dig deep into Marley’s discography and find all kinds of great tracks for a 420 playlist, from “Could You Be Loved” to “One Love”. However, “Jamming” is arguably the best of them all, especially due to its mellow reggae vibes. Plus, taking a hit every time the word “jammin’” is uttered is one of the best marijuana games to play at parties.
3. Dirty Heads – Lay Me Down
As far as stoner bands go, Dirty Heads are criminally underrated. You could pretty much get high to their entire discography, but “Lay Me Down” is one of the most ideal songs for listening to while you’re getting high.
This reggae rock ballad regales the story of a couple running from the law till they finally reach their paradise. But more importantly, the ska upstrokes, bouncy chorus, and mix of singing and rapping make it pretty much impossible not to enjoy after smoking some high-quality kush.
4. Dispatch – Bang Bang
Picture the scene- you have no responsibilities for the day and you’re about to smoke one of the most relaxing indica strains and, before drifting off into a euphoric high stupor, you need a track that has the perfect atmosphere to help you chill out and forget all your worries. “Bang Bang” by Dispatch is that track in a nutshell.
Not only is this track awesome for listening to while you’re high, but it’s part of an album called “Bang Bang” that carries the same vibes throughout. As such, you might want to put it on as you take your first hit then lay back and enjoy other top chill-out tracks such as “Two Coins” and “The General”.
5. illScarlett – One-A
“One-A” by illScarlett is a song that’s pretty much all about going to a party, getting high and stoned, and forgetting about all your cares and worries. As such, what song could be better for kicking back with a few joints and some of your best smoking buddies?
You might also want to add some other illScarlett tracks to your playlist, such as “Heaters”, “NTF”, and “Goodbye”. These Ontario-born stoners are influenced by Californian ska-punk, so you can expect something a little like Sublime but with some Canadian flavor.
6. Stevie Wonder – Master Blaster
“Master Blaster” is another timeless track that fits well on any stoner’s playlist. This entire song is pure musical mastery and from the vibrant intro to the feel-good lyrics, it’s one of the best tracks to have playing in the background while you’re getting high.
Since it’s such a fun and uplifting track, the best way to listen to this track is after taking a few hits of one of the most popular sativa strains. That way, your senses will be heightened and the bouncy notes of this song will take you on a psychotropic rollercoaster ride. But no matter what kind of weed you smoke, it’s still one of the best tracks to listen to.
7. The Expendables – Bowl For Two
With lyrics like “I’ve packed this bowl for two, and I’m gonna wanna smoke it with you”, it almost goes without saying that this is a prime track for listening to while you’re getting high. But alongside the lyrics, the chill drum beats and reggae-style strumming also perfectly catch the essence of getting high.
While it’s a fun enough track to listen to while you’re sober, it just sounds even better after a few tokes. Of course, it’s not the only good stoner song by The Expendables- you might also want to add tracks like “Bridges Burned” and “Let Her Go” to your playlist.
8. Kid Cudi – Day ‘n’ Nite
It’s no big secret that Kid Cudi’s a huge stoner. The entire “Man On The Moon” album is perfect for putting on while you’re getting high, especially thanks to tracks like “Soundtrack 2 My Life” and “Heart Of A Lion”. But his most famous track, and arguably the best, is “Day ‘n’ Nite”.
Everyone recognizes this track as soon as lyrics such as “The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night” drop. Most people are used to the more upbeat Crookers remix, which is great if you’re smoking an uplifting strain, but the original is better for the times you want to kick back and mellow out.
9. Chance The Rapper – Cocoa Butter Kisses
Another one of the best songs to listen to while high smoking weed is, without a doubt, “Cocoa Butter Kisses” by Chance The Rapper. Chance’s choice of beats and style of mixing singing with rapping just creates the perfect atmosphere for getting high, and this track exemplifies that.
Whether you’re taking tokes from a joint or some prime Marijuana Vape hits, you’ll be singing along to the catchy lyrics of this song in no time. You should also add some of Chance’s other top tracks to your “Getting High” playlist such as “Same Drugs” and “Favorite Song”.
10. Tame Impala – Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
When you’re looking for a song that’ll help you settle into a deeply relaxing physical high, Tame Impala provides the perfect psychedelic rock tunes to fit your mood. Plenty of their tracks are good examples of this, but “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” is one that fits just right.
If you need an ideal strain to match this track, the tranquil yet cerebrally-stimulating high induced by Blue Dream is perfect for soaking up Tame Impala’s hazy and dreamy vibes. You can also follow it up with other Tame Impala tracks like “The Less I Know The Better” and “Let It Happen” to enjoy your marijuana high even more.
11. Snoop Dogg – Gin And Juice
Snoop Dogg is another artist that has tons of songs that suit the mood when you’re getting high, and “Gin And Juice” is one of the best. From the lyrics to the chill G-Funk beat, this song is just ideal for playing when you’re about to roll a joint or load up a bowl.
If you want to add to the enjoyment, you can play the entire “Doggystyle” album and follow it up with Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic”. These albums both feature tons of top-notch tracks for getting high, including the iconic collab “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang”.
12. Pepper – Rent
Pepper is another band that makes music that’s just perfect for listening to while you’re getting stoned. These Hawaiian reggae-rockers create plenty of tracks that make you feel like you’re chilling out on an island, and “Rent” is arguably the best of them all.
Despite the stressful subject matter, this entire track carries nothing but feel-good vibes and, as such, it’s hard not to smile and sing along when you’re listening to it. Try putting it on when you’re about to smoke some prime sativa weed for the best experience.
13. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
Can I kick it? Yes, you can! Whether you enjoy ‘90s hip-hop or just love tracks that make you feel good, you have to include “Can I Kick It?” on your playlist. From the sample of Lou Reed’s “Walk On The Wild Side” to the timeless call-and-response chorus, Tribe made one of the best tracks for listening to while you’re high.
This song is upbeat enough that you’ll enjoy it during a stimulating sativa high yet laid back enough that it also suits the mood when you’re drifting into indica-induced relaxation. It’s also just as good for enjoying with friends as it is for listening to while you’re chilling by yourself.
14. DJ Quik – Summer Breeze
DJ Quik is a legend of the G-Funk scene who was involved in the production of many of the most iconic hip-hop albums of the era. He also made some of the best tracks himself, and if you’re looking for a track that fits getting high, then listen to “Summer Breeze”.
This song is all about letting go of your stress and enjoying the summer. But even in the middle of winter, this song will lift your mood. It’s uplifting enough while you’re sober, but try listening to it after a few hits of your favorite strain of weed and it’ll become even more enjoyable.
15. Major Lazer – Jessica (ft. Ezra Koenig)
EDM group Major Lazer are masters at creating music to fit all kinds of moods and atmospheres. While some of their songs are perfect for clubbing, they also create some of the best tracks for chilling out and getting high. If you’re looking for the latter, then listen to “Jessica”.
This song samples “Satisfaction” by Carl Dawkins (another song that fits well on any stoner playlist) but ramps it up with modern beats and the vocals of Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. It’s not hard to enjoy this song no matter what state you’re in, it’s just that much better when you’re high.
16. MGMT – Electric Feel
With their mix of synth-pop and classic rock instruments, MGMT makes some of the best music for listening to when you’re high. After a few hits, you’ll notice all the subtle intricacies in their instrumentals and lyrics, and “Electric Feel” is one of their best songs to play while you’re stoned.
The intro is enough to enhance your relaxation while you’re high, but it carries the same chill energy throughout the track. You can even follow it up with other top MGMT tracks like “Kids” and “Time To Pretend”.
17. Mac DeMarco – Blue Boy
Like a one-man psychedelic rock band, Mac DeMarco makes some of the trippiest music out there- which makes it perfect for stoners. There aren’t many bad choices in his discography but “Blue Boy” is one of the best for when you’re hitting the Bong.
“Blue Boy” is one of the ideal tracks to accompany a euphoric cannabis high. If you enjoy it and want to enhance your high even more, then follow it up with other Mac DeMarco songs like “Chamber Of Reflection” and “My Kind Of Woman”.
18. Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
For many users, taking their first hit of the day is a ritual to celebrate getting all your work out of the way and finally being able to chill. If that sounds like you, then make sure you do it while listening to “It Was A Good Day” by Ice Cube.
This is one of those songs that instantly has you bobbing along thanks to the catchy beat, and the lyrics are even catchier. Load this one up while you’re loading your bowl up with indica weed for the best results.
19. 311 – All Mixed Up
311 is a band known for mixing alternative rock, rap, funk, and reggae to make some of the most vibrant songs out there. Songs like “Amber”, “Down”, and “I’ll Be Here Awhile” are all great for getting stoned, but “All Mixed Up” is the best.
Start playing this song during an uplifting sativa high and you’ll have a sensational experience. From the funky bassline to the mellow lyrics, it’s yet another song that fits right in on any stoner’s playlist.
20. Afroman – Because I Got High
You can’t have this list without “Because I Got High” by Afroman. Every marijuana lover knows this song and probably knows every word, so why not play it while you’re stoned and start singing along?
The best way to listen to this track is while you’re getting high with friends- especially if you take a hit every time Afroman says “because I got high”. But regardless of whether you’re smoking with buddies or alone, it’ll still boost your mood.