The Pot Issue
Pot songs through the decades
From accepted to underground and back
Published: November 3, 2010
"Weed With Willie" by Toby Keith (2003)
Written with writing partner and bandmate Scott Emerick (also responsible for Keith hits "I Love This Bar," "Beer For My Horses" and the country chart-burner "Get Drunk and Be Somebody"), Toby Keith spins a narrative of the time they shared a "fat boy" with iconic country singer Willie Nelson, a longtime stoner who once sparked spliff on the roof of the White House. It starts, "I always heard that his herb was top-shelf / I just could not wait to find out for myself / Don't knock it till you tried it / And I've tried it, my friend / But I'll never smoke weed with Willie again."
"A Bag of Weed" from Family Guy (2009)
Seth MacFarlane's penchant for taking old show tunes and tweaking them into hilarious musical numbers on Family Guy is well-known. You may not know the song this is based on ("Me Ol' Bamboo" from 1968's Chitty Chittty Bang Bang), but, frankly, you don't need to. The fun is all in watching Stewie and Brian trying to legalize marijuana, and everybody joins in on the chorus: "A bag of weed! A bag of weed! Everything's better with a bag of weed! You can try to fight but we're all agreed: Everything is better with a bag of weed!"
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