Yes, this post may have arrived a day late, but some folks celebrate 4/20 – better known as the day to celebrate marijuana – every day. So, with that kept in mine, here are some songs that are guaranteed to “get you lifted” – some not necessarily from the ganja.
1) John Legend, “Let’s Get Lifted” (Get Lifted, 2004)
Sorry weed lovers everywhere! The “high” one gets off of this soulful jam is from love, not cannabis. One of Legend’s best, would you agree? Hey, had to keep this post somewhat classy – just saying!
2) Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Mike Posner, “French Inhale” (Mac & Dev Go To High School, 2011)
If John Legend didn’t do it for you, well Snoop & Wiz will. One of the ‘highest’ songs off of the Mac & Dev Go To High School Soundtrack is “French Inhale,” which embraces joints like it’s nothing. Throw in Posner’s unique vocals on the hook, and you’ll be high as a kite in no time.
3) The Weeknd, “High For This” (Trilogy, 2012)
The Weeknd steps up the drugs on “High For This” – not marijuana, but ecstasy. To make things worse on this sensual slow jam, he has the nerve to sing, “We don’t need no protection.” Hmm, maybe The Weeknd needs to take some advice from Rae Sremmurd – “Safe Sex Pay Checks.”
4) Kid Cudi, “Marijuana” (Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, 2010)
Well, a song entitled “Marijuana” has to be the anthem of 4/20 right? “Pretty green bud all in my blood, oh I need it,” Cudi sings on the hook, “We can take off now, oh marijuana, yeah.” Fittingly, the song ends with the phrase, “…and 4:20,” aka time to smoke.
5) Kid Cudi, “Ashin’ Kusher” (Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, 2010)
Of course Kid Cudi can’t just have one song on this 4/20 list, particularly when the second song is named “Ashin’ Kusher” for heaven’s sake! “Even if I do somethin’ unruly / I be like, ‘F**k it n***a I was probably zooted!” If that proclamation wasn’t enough, check out the irresistible hook: “Y’all know I keep it funky motherf***er better get it right…and I’ll be rocking along, zonin’, yeah…” Yep, he High AF…
6) Arctic Monkeys, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High” (AM, 2013)
Of course you can tell when someone’s “lifted.” The problem for front man Alex Turner is, the girl he’s trying to win knows this because, “it’s three in the morning and I’m trying to change your mind / left you multiple missed calls and to my message, you reply / Why’d you only call me when you’re high, high?” Well Alex, dude, what’s the answer?
7) Chris Brown & Tyga featuring Schoolboy Q, “B**ches N Marijuana” (Fan of A Fan: The Album, 2015)
Doesn’t this one speak for itself? All these three guys need is “b**ches n marijuana.” The simple, shallow life one might say.
There are many more songs with a “mighty high” in mind, but here’s a taste of, um, Mary Jane.