Stoner Music
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Stoner Music: Songs To Listen To While High

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Art & Culture Blog Cannabis

Listening to music whilst high can take your experience to a whole new level, so check out our list of top stoner songs and albums.

Marijuana and music go hand in hand. There is nothing better than simply kicking back, rolling a joint, and putting on some of your favourite music - getting lost in its rhythms and patterns. It is no coincidence that music sounds so much better when you are stoned. Cannabis is a mild form of psychedelic, and can enhance the senses, making you see patterns and complex depths that where never apparent before; and with music being such a complicated mix of components, it is no wonder it is possible to find a whole new appreciation for it.

With this in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to put together a few songs and albums that are particularly good to listen to whilst high. Some of these are directly about marijuana, some are simply joy to listen to, and others are a bit of both.


If you want to be taken on a musical journey during a long session, then these albums, from start to finish, are where you want to be. Never has an album’s flow and story been ever more apparent than when you are high.

Kaya – Bob Marley

Bob Marley was the king of reggae, with themes of peace, love, weed, and freedom being central to his work. The use of cannabis was integral to his beliefs, and this is no more apparent than in his 1978 album, Kaya. Kaya is the Jamaican slang for marijuana, and this album not only sounds great, but has persistent marijuana related themes throughout.

The Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd

This is an absolute rock classic, and must have for any drug/music enthusiast. The complex melodies, depth, wailing guitars, and pure, unbridled emotion will take you on a chilled out journey like never before. With classics like Time, Money, and The Great Gig In The Sky, you can’t miss it. It is nothing short of a musical orgasm.

L.A. Woman – The Doors

The ambient, sexy, rock and roll sound of The Doors’ L.A. Woman was made for puffing on some weed, laying back on your bed, and getting lost in the music. If you need an example from this album, check out ‘Riders on the Storm’. Its ominous atmosphere, lethal organ solo, smooth jazz undertones, and rainstorm effects are sure to put you in the right place.

Mezzanine – Massive Attack

For those of you that like a bit of Trip-hop, let us point you in the direction of Mezzanine by Massive Attack. This hauntingly beautiful album will have you completely enthralled, and is a choice album to listen to with your significant other – you will find yourself getting lost in the depth of their soul – great for love making!

Greatest Hits From The Bong – Cypress Hill

Whilst it may not tell a story in the same way the above albums do, this greatest hits album is a must have for any stoner rap/rap-core enthusiast. They are one of the godfather of cannabis related rap, and their music is ideal for any badman smoking session.


Maybe you don’t have the time to kick back for an albums worth of music or maybe you are compiling a playlist of your own – to sculpt your own melodic experience. No matter your reasoning, we have a few select songs for you right here.

I Wanna Get High – Cypress Hill

Straight back in with Cypress Hill, there is no more iconic a stoner rap song then their famous I Wanna Get High.

Mary Jane – Rick James

“I’m Rick James, Bitch!” This smooth, soulful ladies’ man hit the nail right on the head with this song. It would do well in any stoners’ music library.

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

This slow, relaxing song is sure to space you out with its deep and rhythmic tunes. Just be sure not to go too deep!

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix is a masterpiece, simple as that. Hendrix himself was a sorcerer on the guitar, making ANY of his music worth listening to whilst high - no stoner music list would be complete without him, so check him out.

Strawberry Fields – The Beatles

For those with a more classical taste, we recommend Strawberry Fields by The Beatles.

Angel – Massive Attack

This beautiful song will have you lost in the depths of your high in no time.

Sometimes – My Bloody Valentine

Don’t confuse these guys with My Chemical Romance, they could not me any more different! The laid back nature of Sometimes, with its smooth relaxed vocals and complex undertones makes it our favourite of all their songs. However, pretty much anything from these 90’s legends is worth a listen to whilst high.

Marijuana – Kid Cudi

This soulful song has influenced many, and certainly makes you feel like a badass boss.

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan

Pretty self-explanatory really, this folk legend has everything you could want in a smooth stoner song.

Because I Got High - Afro Man

More of a stoner party song, Because I Got High by Afro Man will have you singing along to its catchy tune in a hazy joy.

There you go! These are but a few gems, and some of our favourites, out of the many hundreds of worthy songs out there. Hopefully some of these albums and songs will give you inspiration, and open up new avenues of stoner related music for you to enjoy no matter what you are doing. Either way, there is simply too much excellent stoner music out there for us to list them all – you could dedicate a whole website to it! Make music more a part of your cannabis experiences, you won’t regret it.

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