Top 9 Pop Songs About Cannabis

Spoiler alert: musicians around the globe have been known to be fans of that sticky green stuff. Maybe a little cannabis and these smooth tunes will expand your mind and get you vibing.

With benefits such as relaxation, heightened creativity, and expanded consciousness, cannabis might be the ultimate musical accompaniment. These nine artists not only (allegedly) like to consume cannabis themselves but have written songs about it, too. If you want to roll up and chill out, these cannabis-themed pop songs might just make the perfect playlist for your next sesh.

1. The Beatles, “Got to Get You Into My Life”

Most think that this 1966 upbeat Beatles hit has to be about a love interest. Like most of their songs at the time, its theme seems to explore love and relationships. But Paul McCartney told a writer that it was actually about cannabis. He had just discovered the mind-expanding benefits with the low side effects and he was (love) struck.

2. Amy Winehouse, “Addicted”

The song “Addicted” has a mournful irony due to the sad and very public struggle Amy Winehouse had with addiction, which ended with her death in 2011. This song pre-dated her suffering and has a lighter theme, “if you’re going to smoke my weed, you gotta pitch in”—a most relatable gripe for us all, amirite?

3. Miley Cyrus, “Dooo It!”

Miley Cyrus has been vocal about her love of the green stuff for years, so making this stoner anthem was the next logical step. With the help of The Flaming Lips, she created a call to action for all her millennial stoner kings and queens, to live, laugh, and smoke…but she ain’t no hippy!

4. D’Angelo, “Brown Sugar”

A smooth and croony baby-makin’ hit, D’Angelo seems to be singing about a lover (a very lucky one indeed) in his 1995 soulful track. But much to the surprise of lovestruck listeners everywhere, it turns out to be about cannabis. A very sexy smoke out if we’ve ever heard one.

5. Neil Young, “Roll Another Number (for the Road)”

Declaring himself “a million miles away” from his cannabis-smoking, hippy days of Woodstock doesn’t do much to convince listeners in this track. Lamenting about not even being able to start his car, this song is a solemn cry from a man in a time of despair.