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Lightin’ Up My Fire: Top Songs About Weed

weed-leafThis past weekend was a holiday for some; on 4/20, the hordes of herbal supporters and users celebrate in the best way they know how—lightin’ up. Ever the muse, Mary Jane has charmed many a song out of artists. In commemoration of the holiday, we’ve compiled a list of top hits written about taking hits.  


The Steve Miller Band—“The Joker”

“I’m a joker, I’m a smoker/I’m a midnight toker/I get my lovin’ on the run”

KC & the Sunshine Band—“I Get Lifted”

“Bring out the lovin’, lovin’ desire, baby/You got the match, oh that lights the fire/I get lifted up hi-high, hi-high”

Cab Calloway—“Reefer Man”

“Oh, have you ever met that funny reefer man? Reefer man”

Amy Winehouse—“Addicted”

“When you smoke all my weed, man/You gotta call the green man/So I can get mine and you get yours”

Black Sabbath—“Sweet Leaf”

“My life is free now, my life is clear/I love you sweet leaf, though you can’t hear.”

Bob Dylan—“Rainy Day Women #12 & 35”

“They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to go home/Then they’ll stone ya when you’re there all alone/But I would not feel so alone/Everybody must get stoned.”

Bob Marley—“Kaya”

“I’ve got to have kaya now/Got to have kaya now/I’ve got to have kaya now/For the rain is fallin’!”

Ray Charles—“Let’s Go Get Stoned”

“I’m gonna call my buddy on the telephone/And say let’s go get stoned”

Neil Young—“Roll Another Number (For the Road)”

“Think I’ll roll another for the road/I feel able to get under any load/Though my feet aren’t on the ground/I been standin’ on the sound/Of some open-hearted people goin’ down”

Tom Petty—“You Don’t Know How it Feels”

“Let me get to the point/Let’s roll another joint/And turn the radio loud/I’m too alone to be proud/You don’t know how it feels/You don’t know how it feels to be me”

Peter, Paul and Mary—“Puff the Magic Dragon”

 “Puff the magic dragon lived by the sea/And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee/Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff/And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff”

The Beatles—“With a Little Help From My Friends”

“I get by with a little help from my friends/Gonna try with a little help from my friends”

John Mayer—“Who Says”

“Who says I can’t get stoned?/Turn off the lights and the telephone/Me in my house, alone/Who says I can’t get stoned?”

Brewer & Shipley—“One Toke Over the Line”

“Sittin’ downtown in a railway station/One toke over the line”

Weezer—“Hash Pipe”

“You’ve got your big G’s;/I’ve got my hash pipe”

Fraternity of Men—“Don’t Bogart that Joint, My Friend”

“Roll another one/Just like the other one/That one’s burned to the end/Come on a be a real friend”

Ben Harper—“Burn One Down”

“Let us burn one/From end to end/And pass it over/To me my friend/Burn it long, we’ll burn it slow/To light me up before I go”

Fountains of Wayne—“Planet of Weed”

“Set your mind at ease/Set your spirit free/What a wonderful life we could lead/On the Planet of Weed”

Stuff Smith—“If You’se a Viper”

“Dreamed about a reefer five feet long/Mighty Mezz, but not too strong/You’ll be high, but not for long/If you’re a viper”

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