There’s nothing better than weed and some good music. No smoke session is ever complete without some awesome tunes.
In fact, music and weed is just like peanut butter and jelly. It doesn’t matter which peanut butter or jelly you like – everyone has their own favorites – but together, they complete each other.
It is a brand new year after all, and since we are hopefully leaving the pandemic behind us, we thought we should share some of our favorite tracks to vibe to when stoned.
So here we go. This is it. This is the BMWO collection of all the stoner tracks you should give a listen to in 2021!
From hip-hop to jazz – we have got it all.
So let’s take a puff of your favorite flower and press play!
1. Mary Jane by Rick James
“…And when I’m feeling low, she comes as no surprise…Turns me on with her love, takes me to paradise…”
The song that defined punk-funk, this 1978 classic is at the top of our list for only one reason – Rick James defines perfectly how each of us feel about weed. That and we couldn’t really agree on anything else for first place.
The song opens strong but lightens up in the middle, and is one of our most favorite stoner tracks ever!
2. Stay High by Three 6 Mafia
“…Mary Jane! Since I have met you, girl, you ruined my brain….You stole my heart, right from the start…”
This song is arguably the most apt hip-hop song about weed to date. Everything from the lyrics, to the stoner friendly beat to the final stoned-out chorus, wants you to light up and pass out!
3. Hits From The Bong by Cypress Hill
‘…Sing my song, puff all night long…As I take hits from the bong…”
This song is on our list for only one reason – it can make even the most prudish of your friends reach out for that bong!
4. Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath
“…I love you sweet leaf, though you can’t hear…”
Nothing beats listening to Ozzy confessing his love to weed as if it were a mistress. Those guitar riffs don’t hurt as well. This has to be one of the most romantic weed songs ever.
5. I Got 5 On It by The Luniz
“I’m gone, beatin my chest like King Kong…It’s on”
Not only does this track have one of the most incredible beats you’ve ever heard, if you listen closely to the lyrics, you will notice it’s an entire lesson on how to smoke weed!
6. The Next Episode by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
“Hey-ay-ay-ay! Smoke weed every day!”
Hey y’all knew Snoop Dogg was gonna be in here somewhere right?
This West Coast classic will take you right back to 2001 – it’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since we first heard Dre and Snoop in this classic.
7. Pass The Kouchie by Mighty Diamonds
“Pass the kouchie pon the left hand side… Pass the kouchie pon the left hand side…”
How could a list about stoner songs ever be complete without this gem from Jamaica?
Even though the song was quite popular there, it rose to legendary fame among old school stoners in the US and UK in the 80s when Musical Youth made a cover.
8. Weed with Willie by Toby Keith
“Now we learned a hard lesson in a small Texas town… He fired up a fat boy and he passed it around… The last words that I spoke before they tucked me in… I’ll never smoke weed with Willie again”
Not only does Toby describe how we’ve all felt at least once when we’ve smoked too much, he does it with the legend Willie Nelson – one of America’s most infamous marijuana enthusiasts – only to realize that he might have puffed more than he can handle.
9. We Be Burning by Sean Paul
“Everyday we be burnin’ not concernin’ what nobody wannsay….We be earnin’ dollars turning ’cause we mind de pon we pay… More than gold and oil and diamonds – girls, we need dem everyday”
Ladies and gentlemen, Sean Paul! You didn’t think we would leave him out did you?
The beat in this song is amazing – it’ll make you want to grooooove – but that’s not all. Sean makes it clear for all of us how much we truly love getting stoned!
10. Young, Wild and Free by Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg ft. Bruno Mars
“So what we get drunk…So what we smoke weed…we’re just having fun….We don’t care who sees…”
Words to live by indeed. What do you know. We’ve got Snoop again and this time he’s got Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars with him. To be honest these are some of the most memorable lyrics in all of weed related music and we play this a LOT at BMWO as well.
Well, these were our top 10 stoner tracks for 2021, but we still have some honorable mentions. Let’s take a look!
Because I Got High by Afroman
A perfect ode to stoner laziness, this song is one of our all-time favorites. Even though Afroman sang that if he didn’t sell any single album it would be because of weed, he still sold a million of them!
High By The Beach by Lana Del Ray
Lana loves smoking pot at the beach and oh we wish we could too. Perfect for lazy summer afternoons, this song will make you reach for your grinder and papers.
Addicted by Amy Winehouse
You have to admit, we’ve all been through an episode where weed has been our best friend and better than any lover ever could be.