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33 Best Songs to Listen to When You’re High

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

By Therin Miller | The Chronic Magazine

Did you just Google "Music When High"?

Well, you are in luck because we have the ultimate playlist for you to listen to while high. If you're looking for a soundtrack to your high, look no further. We've got the 33 best songs to listen to while you're high. From classic rock to modern pop, we've got some tracks for everyone. So roll up a joint, put on your favorite album, and enjoy the ride because this is the best music to listen to when high!

Oh and we added the music videos for you as well.

1) Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan or Guns and Roses

Knocking on Heaven's Door is perfect to listen to while you're high. The lyrics are amazing and the melody is relaxing, making it the perfect song to start your smoking session off with. Guns and Roses does an amazing rendition of this song as well under the same name.

2) Stinkfist - Tool

Stinkfist is a song by the American rock band Tool. The song was released as the first single from their second studio album, Ænima, in 1996. The lyrics describe addiction as a "never-ending cycle" that leads to feelings of dissatisfaction and emptiness. Despite the song's explicit subject matter, it has been praised for its honest portrayal of addiction and its effects on the individual.

3) Marijuana - Kid Cudi

Marijuana is a song by American recording artist Kid Cudi. The song was released as the second single from his debut studio album Man on the Moon: The End of Day (2009). The song peaked at number 55 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the US Hot Rap Songs chart.

4) Ramble On - Led Zeppelin

Ramble On is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was included on their 1969 album Led Zeppelin II and was released as a single in the United States. The song was co-written by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, and it features Page on lead guitar. The words of Ramble On is inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings, specifically the character of Gandalf the Grey.

5) Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz

"Feel Good Inc.", the second single from the album, was also a commercial success, reaching number two in the UK and number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2006.

6) High as F**k - Jon Lajoie

Jon Lajoie's "High as F**k" is a hilarious ode to the joys of getting high. The song perfectly captures the feeling of being high, from the initial euphoria to the eventual sense of detachment from reality.

7) 15 Steps - Radiohead

15 Steps by Radiohead is a fascinating and atmospheric song that transports the listener into a world of their own. The song starts with a simple beat that gradually builds in intensity, creating a sense of foreboding and unease. This is reinforced by the ethereal and almost otherworldly vocals of Thom Yorke, which add to the feeling of unease.

8) Yes, I'm changing - Tame Impala

Tame Impala's "Yes, I'm Changing" is a mesmerizing track off of their 2015 album Currents. The song tackles the terrifying but inevitable concept of change, something we all must go through in life. The words are introspective and poignant, exploring the various ways in which we change as we grow older.

9) Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

According to legend, the Lennon-McCartney songwriting partnership was born on a long car ride when John Lennon turned to Paul McCartney and asked him to write a song with him. The result was the classic song "Strawberry Fields Forever." The song is based on a real place - Strawberry Field - which was a Salvation Army children's home near Lennon's childhood home in Liverpool. It quickly became one of the Beatles' most beloved songs and has been covered by many artists over the years. The song remains an iconic of the 1960s and is a timeless classic that continues to inspire new generations of music fans.

10) Begging You - The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses' song "Begging You" is a haunting ode to the dark underbelly of Manchester's club scene. The song reflects the group's memories of people taking too many drugs and becoming caught up in a world of violence and crime. Ian Brown's words are both poetic and chilling, capturing the feeling of being trapped in a nightmarish world from which there is no escape.

11) Nuthin' but a ‘G' Thang - Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg

Nuthin' but a ‘G' Thang is a signature song by American rapper Dr. Dre, featuring fellow rapper Snoop Dogg. The track appeared on Dre's 1992 debut solo album, The Chronic, and was released as the album's lead single in January 1993.

12) Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb" is one of the most iconic songs in rock history. The track, which appears on the band's 1979 album The Wall, is a perfect example of Pink Floyd's signature sound: atmospheric and ethereal, with a healthy dose of edge. The opening lines - "Hello? / Is there anybody in there? / Just nod if you can hear me" - perfectly capture the feeling of isolation and despair that lies at the heart of The Wall.

13) Sun is Shining - Bob Marley & The Wailers

Many people enjoy Bob Marley's "Sun is Shining" because of its positive and upbeat message. The words talk about how the sun is shining and how that makes everything feel better. The song is also very catchy and easy to sing along to. Additionally, the song's musical style is unique and different from other reggae songs of the time.

14) The Other Side of Paradise - Glass Animals

Glass Animals is an English indie rock band from Oxford. The band's first album, Zaba, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim. The album included the singles "Gooey" and "Pools", which both charted in the UK. Want to stay caught up with the glass animal gossip?

15) Space Oddity - David Bowie

Space Oddity is a song written and recorded by David Bowie. It was first released as a single on 11 July 1969, and included on his self-titled second studio album, which was released on 16 November that year. The song is about an astronaut who is struggling to readjust to life on Earth after a space mission, and has been described as Bowie's "first definitive statement".

16) Riders on the Storm - Doors

Riders on the Storm is a classic rock song by The Doors, and it is one of their most well-known tracks. The song was released in 1971 on the album L.A. Woman, and it quickly became a hit. The song is known for its distinctive opening, which features the sound of rain and thunder. This is followed by lead singer Jim Morrison's vocals, which are layered over a simple guitar riff.

17) Never Been - Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa's "Never Been" is a celebration of his success in the music industry. The track features Wiz boasting about his accomplishments, and how he's never been afraid to take risks. He also references his loyal fan base, and how they've always been there for him. The chorus is catchy and upbeat, making it easy to sing along.

18) Fergie - Mary Jane Shoes

Fergie's 2006 hit "Mary Jane Shoes" is a catchy ode to the classic cannabis-themed shoe style. The song's popularity likely boosted sales of the shoes, which are now worn by celebrities and fashionistas alike. Fergie's song includes references to both the shoes and cannabis, making it clear that she is a fan of both.

19) Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Since its release in 1967, "Purple Haze" has been one of the most popular and recognizable songs in the world. Though it only reached number three on the Billboard charts, the song has been widely acclaimed as a masterpiece of psychedelic rock.

20) Next Episode - Snoop Dogg ft Dr. Dre

"Smoke Weed Everyday" Snoop Dogg ft Dr. Dre. The song, which was released in 1999, quickly became popular among those who smoked marijuana. "Smoke weed everyday" - is something that many smokers can relate to.

21) I love you - Mike Love

Mike Love's "I Love You" is a beautiful expression of love and devotion. The words are simple but deeply moving, and the melody is both catchy and memorable. The song has a warm, intimate feeling that makes it perfect for expressing love and appreciation to a special someone.

22) Pursuit of Happiness - Kid Cudi

Pursuit of Happiness is a song by Kid Cudi that was released in 2009. The song talks about the struggles and tribulations that Cudi went through in his life. It also speaks about how he copes with these struggles by using drugs as an escape. The song became an instant hit and is widely considered to be one of Cudi's best songs.

23) Bowl for Two - The Expendables

The Expendables - Bowl for Two was released in 2004 on the Gettin' filthy album. The Expendables is an American reggae rock band from Santa Cruz, California. They were founded in 1997 by Geoff Weers on vocals and guitar, Raul Bianchi on lead guitar, and Adam Patterson on drums. Their music is a mix of reggae, rock, ska, and punk.

24) Blunt Blowin - Lil Wayne

Wayne's flow on "Blunt Blowin" is effortless, and the beat is catchy and memorable. The production is top-notch, and Wayne's delivery is great. The words are clever and witty, and they paint a picture of life in the ghetto. The song is also catchy and hook-laden, making it easy to sing along to. Overall, "Blunt Blowin" is a great example of Lil Wayne's talent as a rapper.

25) In the Cut - Wiz Khalifa

In the Cut is a track from his 2010 album, Kush & Orange Juice. The song features a mellow, laid-back beat and Khalifa’s signature flow. The words tell the story of a man who is content with his life and doesn’t need material possessions to be happy.

26) Tubthumping - Chumbawumba

Chumbawumba's "Tubthumping" has become an anthem for underdogs everywhere. The song's mix of defiance and optimism perfectly captures the spirit of those who have been knocked down but refuse to stay down. The song's narrator is a working-class everyman who has seen better days. He's been kicked around and beaten up, but he's still standing. "Tubthumping" is a call to arms for the underdog, a demand that they stand up and fight back. The Chumbawumba lyrics are simply timeless.

27) Blueberry Yum - Ludacris

Ludacris' Blueberry Yum is a tantalizing track that is sure to get your taste buds watering for that classic strain. The song opens with a sweet and sticky melody, immediately setting the stage for a treat.

28) Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf" is a true classic of heavy metal. Released in 1971, it is one of the band's most recognizable songs. The song is based on a true story, about lead singer Ozzy Osbourne's experience with drugs.

29) Electric Love - BORNS

Børns' song "Electric Love" was released to much critical acclaim. The floaty, guitar-driven instrumental and melodically mature melody offsets the double entendre of the lover as heroin theme. The song was eventually certified Platinum by the RIAA on Feb. 26, 2017.

30) Hits from the Bong - Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill's debut album, "Cypress Hill", was released in 1991 and was an instant hit, thanks in part to the success of the single "Hits from the Bong". The album went platinum and helped to establish Cypress Hill as one of the most popular rap groups of the 1990s. "Hits from the Bong" remains one of the group's most popular songs.

31) Silvia - Miike Snow

Miike Snow's "Silvia" is a hauntingly beautiful song with a feeling of loss and nostalgia. The beginning of the song sets the tone with its ethereal, melancholic piano melody. This is followed by the sound of a girl's voice singing in a foreign language, which adds to the song's otherworldly vibe.

32) One Love - Bob Marley

One Love by Bob Marley is one of the most iconic and well-known songs in the world. The song speaks to the universal human experience of love, and its ability to overcome all obstacles. Marley's lyrics are simple but profound, and his message of peace and unity is as relevant today as it was when the song was first released.

33) Come Around - Collie Buddz

Caribbean sounds fill the track as Collie Buddz comes through with some dancehall-inflected hip-hop on "Come Around." The blend of reggae and hip-hop is a winning formula, and Buddz's lyrics are both playful and introspective. Whether you're from the islands or not, "Come Around" is sure to put a smile on your face.

It's no secret that music is a huge part of the stoner culture. From stoner classics to hip-hop, there's something for everyone when it comes to getting high and listening to tunes. The overall conclusion is this smoking weed makes music sound better. So roll up a joint, light it up, and queue up your stoner playlist!

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