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Food-Related Songs?

So my fiance and I are looking for background music for when we cut the wedding cake. Typical suggestions include Def Leppard's "Pour some sugar on me" (the lyrics seem a bit inappropriate for a family function...) "Sugar Sugar", etc. I'm looking for something unique and not overly sentimental (we want a fun rather than overly sentimental atmosphere). I tossed out the idea "C is for Cookie" since we have odd senses of humor, but I think it might be too odd. So, what are your favorite food-related songs?

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  1. Kcchan, Check out the soundtrack to "The Big Night". (The Big Night is based upon an Italian dinner that is going to make or break the restaurant.) The theme song is frivelous, melodic and people cannot resist smiling when they hear it. And, after all, it IS the Big Night, right?

    1. Hmm...the ones that immediately come to mind, which may or may not be appropriate for wedding cake cutting:

      Food, Glorious Food
      Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (you say potayto, I say potahto) (just how odd is your sense of humor? ;-)
      Short'nin' Bread (mama's little baby...)
      Weird Al's Eat It
      If I Knew You were Coming I'd Have Baked a Cake
      Can she bake a cherry pie, Billy Boy
      Fish heads, fish heads
      Alice's Restaurant (not sure there's actually any food in there)
      Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

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      1. re: momjamin

        You forgot "Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?"

      2. Ice Cream by Sarah McClachlan
        Sweetest Thing by U2
        Cherry Pie by Warrant (not family friendly!)
        Parsley Sage Rosemary & Thyme (not the song's real name, I'm blanking . . . )by Simon & Garfunkel
        Candy Man by Christina Aguilera
        Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen
        Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks
        Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson

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          1. So we've ruled out a cheesy wedding band playing "The bride cuts the cake" to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell"...?

            Maybe "Mairzy Doats"?

              1. re: personalcheffie

                That's a great song. Fun, not sentimental.

                1. re: Glencora

                  Wasn't aware it had to be, or am I mistaken?

                  1. re: personalcheffie

                    The OP said she (he?) would like a fun, not overly sentimental atmosphere at the wedding. I thought Savoy Truffle was a good choice for a song.

              2. Anna Russell's "Du bich mein kleine Wiener Schnitzel."

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                1. re: KRS

                  LOL! I haven't heard that song, so I'll have to seek it out. Definitely not wedding suitable though (though that's not really the *main* topic of this thread) - not sure the fiance will appreciate the possible interpretations of that song title...

                  1. re: KRS

                    What a great suggestion! But where to find a recording...

                  2. I had never heard it before, but several years ago, I think it was in a commercial and I walked around sining it all the time:

                    "Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy" , I think Dinah Shore made it popular.

                    I think I will go download it now!

                    1. Well, it is really bad but in the 1970's The Average White Band had a disco hit with "Cut The Cake."

                      You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFzNXU...

                      1. The best list of food-related songs I know of: http://www.jass.com/tom/next/noms/200...
                        Tom Morgan, a dj on NOLA's WWOZ FM (90.7), does a jazz food show every year. The link takes you to his playlist for the 2006 show, which included such gems as Memphis Minnie's Keep on Eatin', Jack Dupree's Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer, and Danny Barker's Ham n Eggs.

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                        1. re: Hungry Celeste

                          "Save the bones
                          for Henry Jones
                          'cause Henry don't eat no meat"

                          (thank you Johnny Mercer)
                          http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/son...

                        2. At last, I am completely in my element! Here goes:

                          'Jambalaya' by just about anybody.
                          'Barbecue' by Duke Tumatoe
                          'Beans & Cornbread' by Louis Jordan
                          'Rum & Coca Cola' by the Andrews Sisters
                          'Chicken Cordon Blues' by Steve Goodman
                          'House of Blue Light' by Alseep At The Wheel (& some others)
                          'Candy' by Big Maybelle
                          'McArthur Park' by Richard Harris
                          'I Want a Hot Dog for my Roll' by Butterbeans & Susie
                          'Memphis Women & Fried Chicken' by Dan Penn
                          'Fried Chicken' by Rufus Thomas
                          'Chicken Heads' by James Cotton (& many others)
                          'Polk Salad Annie' by Tony Joe White
                          'Too Much Barbeque' by Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows
                          'Cheeseburger in Paradise' by Jimmy Buffett
                          'Chitlins con Carne' by Kenny Burrell
                          'Greasy Greens' by Pucho & his Latin Soul Brothers
                          'Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee-o-dee' by Stcks McGhee
                          'Frim Fram Sauce' by Nat King Cole (but if you can find the Ella Fitzgerald version, she just a spot-on imitation of Louis Armstrong that is hysterical!)
                          'I Want Some Seafood, Mama' by Fats Waller
                          'Memphis Soul Stew' by King Curtis
                          'Chocolate Pork Chop Man' (!) by Pete 'Guitar' Lewis
                          'One Meat Ball' by Josh White (and also the Andrews Sisters, I think)
                          'Milkshake' by Kelis (although I suspect this isnt really about food)
                          'Green Onions' by Booker T & the MGs
                          'Call Any Vegetable' by the Mothers of Invention
                          'Everybody Eats When They Come To My House' by Cab Calloway
                          'Eggs & Sausage' by Tom Waits
                          'Your Greens Give Me the Blues' by Rev. Billy C Wirtz
                          'Angelina' by Louis Prima
                          'Cold Turkey' by John Lennon (I dont think this is about food either.)
                          'Grits aint Groceries' by Little Milton

                          Give me a little time & I could come up with some more.

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                          1. re: Fydeaux

                            Hey Fy, I think most of thse songs on your list aren't really about food...

                            1. re: Hungry Celeste

                              [Said with tongue planted firmly in cheek] They're NOT!!????!!

                            2. re: Fydeaux

                              There seem to be a million songs about Beans/Baked Beans and Cornbread (at least according to Rhapsody). Who knew it was so inspirational?

                              1. re: Fydeaux

                                Superb list,I know a lot of these but never could have come up with them. Grits ain't Groceries is one of my favorites of all time. Bravo Fydeaux!

                                1. Chicken Soup with Rice Marlo Thomas

                                  Cold Turkey is not about food

                                  1. How about "That's Amore"?

                                    "Milkshake" is definitely not about food.

                                    1. "Peel Me A Grape"
                                      Blossom Dearie or Diana Krall

                                      lyrics here: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/d/diana+kr...

                                      1. I'm not sure how appropriate it is for a cake-cutting, but one of my favorites is "Caramel" by Suzanne Vega. Hmmmm, now I'm wondering if that song's even food-related, aside from the title....

                                        1. A couple of things the Pandora radio has fed me here lately:

                                          "Pans of Biscuits" by Kate Campbell (maybe not lighthearted enough for a wedding; the verses are a cotton farmer singing the blues about his hard life)

                                          "Greasy Greens" by (I think) Pink Anderson

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                                          1. re: revsharkie

                                            I just bought Pans Of Biscuits today and LOVE this song. I think it new lyrics set to the tune of an old gospel song. Sweet and cool.

                                          2. Yummy yummy yummy
                                            I've got love in my tummy

                                            1. Cake-B52s
                                              Eat at Home-Paul & Linda McCartney
                                              Guava Jelly-Bob Marley
                                              Cups & Cakes-Spinal Tap
                                              Kitchen Man-Bessie Smith

                                              1. Do you think 'Moose Turd Pie' by Utah Phillips has any chance to make your playlist?

                                                1. How about a little tune from The Kinkster:"Get Your Biscuits in the Oven,(and Your Buns in the Bed)."

                                                  1. Suggestions:
                                                    1. Tea for Two by Blossom Deary would be good, it's a slow, cute & fun version. (some of the lyrics include "we will bake a sugar cake..")
                                                    2.We're Together, Blossom Dearie ("without you, life's the flavor of flat champagne...")
                                                    On the maybe list:
                                                    Frim Fram Sauce, Diana Krall's version
                                                    Let There Be Love, Natalie Cole

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                                                    1. re: morebubbles

                                                      Curse you, morebubbles, for getting Dearie's Tea for Two stuck in my brain for a week! Great suggestion.

                                                      1. re: Aromatherapy

                                                        Ha!:o) Last Sun. I just had to put the Dearie CD on-went well with breakfast!

                                                    2. How about, "Lollipop, lollipop, oh lolly, lolly, lolly..."

                                                      1. "Buttermilk Biscuits" by Sir-Mix-A-Lot

                                                        hahahaha j/k definitely not about food

                                                        I second "Peel Me A Grape" by Diana Krall

                                                        1. Moo Goo Gai Pan, by the Rays!

                                                          http://eatingchinese.org/pics/Moo-Goo...

                                                          A little more obscure, but dear to my hear, is the Chia Siu Bao song.

                                                          http://eatingchinese.org/bbspix/CSB.mp3

                                                          1. Favorites in our home are:

                                                            Angelina/ Zooma Zooma by Louie Prima

                                                            "I eat anitpasti twice/ just because she is so nice/ Angelina/ Oh, Angelina/waitress at the pizzeria...

                                                            Bananasplit for my Baby (and a glass of plain water for me) also by Louie Prima

                                                            "Flip back the lid, scoop everything in sight/
                                                            Make it a rainbow of red, brown and white/
                                                            Chocolate chip and everything that's nice/
                                                            Tutti-frutti once and spumoni twice/
                                                            Banana split for my baby, a glass of plain water for me"

                                                            Also, www.funnytummy.com/music is a cute website.

                                                            1. I think The Archies "Sugar, Sugar" would be pretty cool.

                                                              1. Oh... another one I almost forgot... "Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise." My daughter once did a lip sync to this for a school talent show. You can listen to it here:

                                                                http://www.carlinamerica.com/titles/t...

                                                                1. Java Jive by the Ink Spots
                                                                  I need a little sugar in my bowl... Bessie Smith
                                                                  That's Amore (when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...) Dean Martin
                                                                  cut the cheese Garrison Keillor for giggles
                                                                  You Go To My Head Chet Baker

                                                                  we cut the cake to when i'm 64

                                                                  1. The heyday of food songs was the twenties and thirties. Right off the top of my head I can think of:

                                                                    "Yes We Have No Bananas" by Frank Silver and Irving Cohn

                                                                    "I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream" by Billy Moll, Robert King and (wait for it...) Howard Johnson!

                                                                    "The Peanut Vendor Song" by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby. I can still hear Chicolini in "Duck Soup" warbling "Peanuts..." accompanied by the whistle of his steam roaster.

                                                                    There must be dozens more children's songs on this topic, such as "Found A Peanut","Peanut Butter and Jelly", "The Mr. Peanut Song", etc.

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                                                                    1. re: DonShirer

                                                                      One of my favorites from the 1920's There's a Trick In Pickin' a Chick Chick Chicken--

                                                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iGpNf...

                                                                       
                                                                    2. Hank Williams: Hey Good Lookin' What Ya Got Cookin? (How's about cookin' something up with me?)

                                                                      1. What could be more appropriate than "Knock Me a Kiss" from the 40's? Originally recorded by the Gene Krupa band with a vocal by Roy Eldredge, but covered by many:

                                                                        KNOCK ME A KISS

                                                                        I like cake, no mistake, but baby if you insist
                                                                        I'll cut out the cake, just for your sake
                                                                        Baby! c'mon and knock me a kiss

                                                                        I like pie, i hope to die, just to get a load of this
                                                                        When you get high, doggone the pie
                                                                        Baby! c'mon and knock me a kiss

                                                                        When you pressed your little lips to mine, that was then i understood
                                                                        They taste like candy, brandy and wine, peaches, bananas and everything good
                                                                        I love jam and no film flam, scratch that off my list
                                                                        This ain't no jam, the jam can scram
                                                                        Baby! c'mon and knock me a kiss

                                                                        When you pressed your sweet little lips to mine, that was then i understood
                                                                        They taste like candy, brandy and wine, peaches, bananas and everything good
                                                                        I like cars and big cigars but baby they won't be missed
                                                                        If everyday i hear you say
                                                                        Baby! c'mon and knock me a kiss

                                                                        Baby! c'mon and knock me a kiss

                                                                        1. i really like that song in the betty crocker(?) commercial that starts:

                                                                          my baby, she loves to bake...

                                                                          she's something with a devil's food cake...

                                                                          anybody know what i'm talking about?

                                                                          1. "Butterbean" by the B-52s.

                                                                            Pick em
                                                                            Hull em
                                                                            Put on the steam
                                                                            That's how we make butterbeans!

                                                                            1. "I Like Food" -- The Descendents (from the "Fat" EP, nice and short for a cake cutting, under 20 seconds)
                                                                              "I Wanna Eat Choco Bars", "Ice Cream City", "Banana Chips", "Fruit Loop Dreams", "Cookie Day", "Hot Chocolate", "Sushi Bar", "Gyoza", "Strawberry Cream Puff", "Brown Mushrooms" -- Shonen Knife
                                                                              The entire "Viva! La Woman" album -- Cibo Matto
                                                                              "Cheese Burger" -- Gang of Four
                                                                              "Stop Touching My Food" -- Happy Flowers

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                                                                              1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                                                Good call on the Viva La Woman album! You've got to know your chicken!

                                                                                1. re: MC Slim JB

                                                                                  In that same vein, "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow

                                                                                2. My favorite cut-the-cake moment from any wedding I attended was when my cousin and her husband played "When I'm 64" by the Beatles (Will you still need me? Will you still Feed me...)

                                                                                  Otherwise, I like "Ice Cream" by Sarah Mclachlan, and I love Gary Soup's idea.

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                                                                                  1. re: Offbalance

                                                                                    I agree that "Ice Cream" would be a perfect song!

                                                                                    My personal favorite is "Banana Pancakes". http://www.amazon.com/Between-Dreams-...

                                                                                    1. re: Offbalance

                                                                                      There is also a different song called "Ice Cream" in the Muscial "She Loves Me"

                                                                                    2. Maybe not for the cake cutting, but I love Southern Culture on the Skids and they have a lot of food related songs

                                                                                      8 piece box
                                                                                      banana puddin (with the skin on top)

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                                                                                      1. re: atlantanative

                                                                                        :) instead of cutting the cake, the fried chicken seduction dance would be appropriate....

                                                                                      2. Apple Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - Jay and the Techniques
                                                                                        Kisses Sweeter than Wine - Bonnie Rait Version
                                                                                        Red Red Wine
                                                                                        Strawberry Kisses
                                                                                        Lime in the Coconut

                                                                                        1. Ginger Snaps - Dean and Britta
                                                                                          Ice Cream Man - Van Halen
                                                                                          Cindy Tastes of Barbecue - Luna
                                                                                          Smuckers - Lambchop
                                                                                          Emperor Tomato Ketchup - Stereolab
                                                                                          Margarine Rock - Stereolab
                                                                                          Popsicle - Talking Heads
                                                                                          Just Like Honey -- Jesus and Mary Chain
                                                                                          Judge Fudge - Happy Mondays
                                                                                          Sally Cinnamon - Stone Roses

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                                                                                          1. re: jamesm

                                                                                            My favorite food related song ever is Cab Calloway's "Everyone Eats When They Come to My House" We joke that it should be piped in and constantly running when we have guests....We're all about abbodanza :)

                                                                                            Good Luck on Your Wedding!

                                                                                            Enjoy!
                                                                                            lisa

                                                                                          2. We used The Average White Bands "Cut the Cake" at our wedding in 2005-and it was well received. Although I couldn't believe only one person mentioned it on here! However, I felt it was worth mentioning again. And it's really not disco-ey, but a fun little "piece". (And a little cheeky!)

                                                                                            "Cut the cake, c'mon, cut a little piece, let me look at the cream. Cut the cake, I need a little taste, baby you know what I mean..."

                                                                                            Ahem, great for revvvving up even more for the Honeymoon! ;-)

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                                                                                            1. re: Mermazon

                                                                                              Umm ... it's a little more ... cheeky than LOOKING at the cream.

                                                                                              Lyrics directing from AWB's website - lest anyone assume I have a dirty mind for misunderstanding lyrics :)

                                                                                              http://www.averagewhiteband.com/_disc...

                                                                                            2. How did you all forget "Tupelo Honey"?

                                                                                              You can take all the tea in china
                                                                                              Put it in a big brown bag for me
                                                                                              Sail right around the seven oceans
                                                                                              Drop it straight into the deep blue sea
                                                                                              Shes as sweet as tupelo honey
                                                                                              Shes an angel of the first degree
                                                                                              Shes as sweet as tupelo honey
                                                                                              Just like honey from the bee

                                                                                              1. Srcusa...that is SUCH a GREAT SONG! Kudos to you for that recommendation!! A beautiful choice!! (We had "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison for dancing.)

                                                                                                1. I just remembered, 'Milk Shaken Mama' by Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. The flipside of that great Country classic, 'How Can I Miss You When You wount Go Away?'

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                                                                                                  1. re: chipman

                                                                                                    Aw Geeze. You just pulled up memories with Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks.

                                                                                                  2. There was definitely a long thread on food lyrics/songs started by me in January/February 2005, but it appears to be missing! Oh, the frustrations of the new site!

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                                                                                                    1. re: Food Tourist

                                                                                                      CH told me that anything on Not About Food from before one year ago was permanently deleted. I'm heartbroken because I compiled a Food CD for my Valentine in 2005 and even posted the final list after everyone chimed in with terrific suggestions and web links. But here's a similar thread from 2002 from the General board:

                                                                                                      http://www.chowhound.com/topics/28881...

                                                                                                    2. While not appropriate, all I can think of is the Pumpernickel Song which Barney sings (I don't even have kids, but have been around.a lot!)

                                                                                                      1. All the ones that popped into my head are childrens songs or verses

                                                                                                        Peas porridge hot
                                                                                                        peas porridge cold
                                                                                                        peas porridge ina pot nine days old.

                                                                                                        Pat a cake
                                                                                                        pat a cake
                                                                                                        bakers man.....ya'll know the rest.

                                                                                                        Do you know the muffin man, the muffin man, the muffin man
                                                                                                        Oh do you know the muffin man who lives on drury lane?

                                                                                                        Hot cross buns
                                                                                                        hot cross buns
                                                                                                        One a penny
                                                                                                        two a penny
                                                                                                        hot cross buns.

                                                                                                        A peanut sat on a railroad track
                                                                                                        his heart was all a flutter.
                                                                                                        The 509 came right on time
                                                                                                        wooo wooo
                                                                                                        peanut butter!

                                                                                                        1. I didn't cross-check all of these, so I appologize for duplications.

                                                                                                          They don't all have "wedding-pefect" lyrics, but I like:
                                                                                                          The Man Puts Sugar in My Soul -- Mae Young
                                                                                                          Everybody Eats When They Come to My House -- Cab Calloway
                                                                                                          I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop -- Jim Jackson
                                                                                                          A Chicken Can Waltz the Gravy Around -- Stovepipe #1 & David Crockett
                                                                                                          Punchin' the Dough -- Alan Lomax, Ed McCurdy
                                                                                                          After Tea -- The Spencer Davis Group
                                                                                                          C-c-c-cinnamon Lips -- OK Go
                                                                                                          Milk and Honey -- Nick Drake
                                                                                                          Tupelo Honey -- Van Morrison
                                                                                                          Cherry Cherry -- The Music Machine
                                                                                                          Coconut Woman -- Lloyd Price
                                                                                                          Whipped Cream -- Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
                                                                                                          Red Apples -- Cat Power
                                                                                                          Jambalaya -- Buckwheat Zydeco or Hank Williams
                                                                                                          Vega-Tables -- Brian Wilson

                                                                                                          ** I think this would be a great choice. It would please a lot of generations, too:
                                                                                                          You're the Cream in My Coffee -- Ambassadors, Frank Sylvano ("You're the cream in my coffee/You're the salt in my stew/You will always be my necessity/I'd be lost without you")
                                                                                                          http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/son...

                                                                                                          ** Maybe the most wedding-appropriate, but only vageuly related to food:
                                                                                                          Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White -- (various artists recorded this): "The story goes that once a cherry tree/Beside an apple tree did grow/And there a boy once met his bride to be/Long, long ago..." etc.
                                                                                                          http://www.duchessathome.com/music/ch... (sorry about the electronic music)

                                                                                                            1. re: yumyumyogi

                                                                                                              I love that song, and was going to suggest it, but isn't it really a break up song?

                                                                                                              "But I don't know
                                                                                                              how I would live with myself,
                                                                                                              what I'd forgive of myself
                                                                                                              if you don't go.

                                                                                                              So goodbye,
                                                                                                              sweet appetite,
                                                                                                              no single bite
                                                                                                              could satisfy..."

                                                                                                              I vote for Sarah McLachlan's "Ice Cream" - it's really perfect!

                                                                                                              "Your love is better than ice cream
                                                                                                              Better than anything else that I’ve tried
                                                                                                              And your love is better than ice cream
                                                                                                              Everyone here know how to fight

                                                                                                              And it’s a long way down
                                                                                                              It’s a long way down
                                                                                                              It’s a long way down to the place
                                                                                                              Where we started from

                                                                                                              Your love is better than chocolate
                                                                                                              Better than anything else that I’ve tried
                                                                                                              Oh love is better than chocolate
                                                                                                              Everyone here knows how to cry

                                                                                                              It’s a long way down
                                                                                                              It’s a long way down
                                                                                                              It’s a long way down to the place
                                                                                                              Where we started from... "

                                                                                                            2. Boy this reminds me of the morning news shows that have a song for every headline and news segment! Has anyone suggested "Come on-A My House" by Rosemary Clooney? It's not offensive, would appeal to the over sixty crowd, and is kinds hip as it is the opening to the show "Girls Next Door"
                                                                                                              Here's a link to the lyrics
                                                                                                              http://www.rosemaryclooney.com/LyricP...

                                                                                                              1. There is of course Hot lunch from the Fame soundtrack: "If it's yellow then it's jell-o if it's blue it could be stew...hot lunch!"

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                                                                                                                1. re: Jonathan Saw

                                                                                                                  Has anyone suggested "banana pancakes" by Jack Jonson?

                                                                                                                2. Cups and Cakes by the Themesmen, who later changed their name to Spinal Tap. They now currently reside in the "where are they now" file.

                                                                                                                  That was my cake cutting song. It's actually very sweet. The lyrics end with "I'm sad it must end but I'm glad I've a friend sharing cups and cakes with me"

                                                                                                                  BTW I had friends that used "C is for Cookie" as their cake cutting song.

                                                                                                                  1. Has anyone said that old song "Sugar Shack"? Or the Oscar Meyer Weiner song? 50 Cent's candyshop is kind of about food, but very inappropriate. Or Lil Kim's Lollipop song again very inappropriate. What about the Marshmallow world christmas song. Lots of Christmas songs with food: We Wish you a Merry Christmas, Chestnuts Roasting on a open fire, etc.

                                                                                                                    1. The cheese stands alone, the cheese stands alone, hi-ho the derr-io, the cheese stands alone...

                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                      1. Cibo Matto's Sugar Water, or Birthday Cake, or Know Your Chicken.

                                                                                                                        1. I ppresume I'm too late, but one of my favorites is an oldie from the album "Martin Mull and His Fabulous Furniture in Your Living Room" simply titled "Eggs".

                                                                                                                          1. Mama's Cooking-Marcia Ball
                                                                                                                            Black Coffee in Bed-Squeeze
                                                                                                                            Pulling Mussels(from a shell) Squeeze
                                                                                                                            Sweet Potato Pie- Ray Charles/James Taylor Genius Loves Company

                                                                                                                              1. re: broncosaurus

                                                                                                                                And right after that, Joe Nichols's "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off."

                                                                                                                              2. "The Fruitman" -- Kool and the Gang
                                                                                                                                "Nesbitt's Lime Soda Song" -- Negativeland
                                                                                                                                "Cafe Regio's" -- Issac Hayes
                                                                                                                                "Rapper's Delight" -- Sugar Hill Gang
                                                                                                                                "Peaches" -- The Presidents of the USA

                                                                                                                                1. "Sweet Potato" - Cracker (great song for a party)
                                                                                                                                  "Sweet Thistle Pie" - Cracker
                                                                                                                                  "Come on in My Kitchen" - Crooked Still
                                                                                                                                  "Cracklins" - The Gourds
                                                                                                                                  "Burritos" - Sublime

                                                                                                                                  1. El Burrito, Yerba Buena

                                                                                                                                    The Wicked Good Band from the album Maine Cookin': Big Friggin' Clan, Italian, Maine Cookin' and the best of all, Hey Bartender, Passadumkeag!
                                                                                                                                    There is also a folk anthology all about food, complete w/ cookbook. When my old brain remembers it at 3 a.m., I'll write it down.

                                                                                                                                    1. By Guy Clark:

                                                                                                                                      Texas Cookin'
                                                                                                                                      "Like my enchiladas greasy
                                                                                                                                      Like my steaks chicken fried
                                                                                                                                      Sho' does make a man feel happy
                                                                                                                                      To see white gravy on the side"

                                                                                                                                      Watermelon Dream
                                                                                                                                      "Ain't nothin' sweeter that a watermelon dream
                                                                                                                                      'cept sittin' on the front porch eatin' that peach ice cream.
                                                                                                                                      When life is so much sweeter than it seems,
                                                                                                                                      That's what you call a watermelon dream"

                                                                                                                                      Home Grown Tomatoes
                                                                                                                                      "Only two things that money can't buy
                                                                                                                                      And that's true love & home grown tomatoes"

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                                                                                                                                      1. re: rfneid

                                                                                                                                        And...Tom T Halls, "I like Beer" and The Texas Tornados, "Guacomole", Bubba Macs, BBQ, Sweet Corn and Jersey Tomatoes, Shiril Wheeler's "Potatos".

                                                                                                                                      2. On top of spagheeeeetti, all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, when somebody sneezed...

                                                                                                                                        1. I can't believe I didn't post this last year when the thread started:

                                                                                                                                          Popsicles Icicles by the Murmaids, 1964. My parents had some great old 45's, and that was one I loved as a kid.

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: luv2bake

                                                                                                                                            That song by Marlene Dietrich in "Destry Rides Again". Goes something like this: Ask what the boys in the backroom will have, and give me the same poison.....