What will you be doing at 4:20 p.m. today?

Some folks will be hitting CU's Farrand Field to celebrate the ultimate pot smokers' holiday known as 4/20.

There are lots of urban myths about 4/20's origins. The most popular ones range from police codes to the name for tea parties in the Netherlands. Bet you can guess what's brewing in that tea.

Music's always been a key component of the pot culture, and everyone from Bob Marley to Wiz Khalifa has penned stoner tunes.

Here's a collection of songs you can listen to before you head up to Farrand Field. Maybe you can also host your own 4/20 music party. Just don't forget the munchies.

For starters, there are bands and genres of music that are synonymous with lighting up.

Cypress Hill just played Denver, so you can bet fans will be listening to the rappers' "I Wanna Get High" and "Roll It up, Light It Up and Smoke It Up" today. Yeah, these guys could be the poster children for the event.

The Kottonmouth Kings are also known for their pro-pot tunes, so you might want to crank up "Where's the Weed At?"

Method Man just played the Fox and he has the perfect song for the day called "4:20."

The original Sublime band's no longer around, but the reggae-punkers' "Smoke Two Joints" will get lots of plays today.

You can always count on Slightly Stoopid to feature weed in its lyrics. "This Joint" and "I'm So Stoned" are perfect 4/20 anthems.


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Wiz Khalifa 's pretty open about his love of pot, so "Still Blazin'" and "This Weed Iz Mine" (performed with Snoop Dogg ) will "light up" your day.

Andre Nikatina just sold out the Fox and he's known for his song "Smoke Dope & Rap."

You have to include reggae songs in the pro-pot camp -- and we're talking lots of tunes.

Perfect 4/20 reggae songs include the Bob Marley/Peter Tosh collaboration "Legalize It," Wyclef Jean 's "Something About Mary," Capleton 's "Ganja," Black Uhuru 's "Ganja Smoke" and Elephant Man 's "Gimme De Weed."

Even "Celebrity Apprentice" star/rapper Lil Jon wrote a pot anthem. You can bet he's singing "The Weedman" today.

Other pot-laced songs you can listen to include Phish 's "Marijuana," "Smokin' The Herb Again" by Incubus and "Ganja Babe" by Michael Franti .

Franti's tune has the perfect 4:20 lyrics: "She's rollin' herbs everyday about four o'clock."

However, some older pot songs would be perfect for a 4/20 wakey bakey, too.

Ask your parents how many any joints they rolled to John Prine 's "Illegal Smile," Shel Silverstein 's "I Got Stoned and I Missed It" or Little Feat 's "Don't Bogart That Joint."

There are also whole record volumes devoted to pot songs. The "Hempilation" compilations feature weed tunes by everyone from the Black Crowes to Warren Haynes . In addition, there are websites devoted to songs that are 4:20 minutes long -- and some of the tunes have nothing to do with marijuana.

There's an amazing number of pot songs -- you could even make your own 4/20 mixtape. That's if you can remember the words.

Light 'em if you got 'em and don't bogart that joint.

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