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kcchan Jan 6, 2007 07:43 PM

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?

  1. luv2bake Jul 29, 2008 05:40 PM

    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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      neverlate Aug 9, 2008 11:45 AM

      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.....

    2. Wiley Apr 10, 2008 08:16 AM

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

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        rfneid Feb 27, 2008 09:37 AM

        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
          Passadumkeg Feb 27, 2008 11:43 AM

          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. Passadumkeg Feb 26, 2008 04:09 PM

          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.

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            Trencher man Feb 26, 2008 09:14 AM

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

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              broncosaurus Feb 22, 2008 04:55 AM

              "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

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                broncosaurus Feb 22, 2008 03:12 AM

                "Tequila" -- Herb Alpert

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                  JoanN Feb 26, 2008 09:42 AM

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

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                  rHairing Feb 21, 2008 05:54 PM

                  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. Richard 16 Feb 18, 2008 10:58 PM

                    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".

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                      piccola Feb 14, 2008 07:09 PM

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

                      1. sugarcube Feb 13, 2008 08:17 PM

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

                         
                        1. ktmoomau Dec 11, 2007 12:45 PM

                          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.

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                            MrsT Dec 10, 2007 03:45 PM

                            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.

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                              Jonathan Saw Feb 13, 2007 12:53 PM

                              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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                                chowpiggy Dec 9, 2007 06:41 PM

                                Has anyone suggested "banana pancakes" by Jack Jonson?

                              2. sunsuze Feb 13, 2007 07:14 AM

                                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. yumyumyogi Feb 13, 2007 06:57 AM

                                  "Caramel" ~Suzanne Vega

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                                    FoodieGrrl Feb 21, 2008 07:18 PM

                                    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. Neuromancer Feb 12, 2007 11:59 AM

                                    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/songs/y/yourethecreaminmycoffee.shtml

                                    ** 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. bolivianita Feb 11, 2007 09:18 AM

                                      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. pescatarian Feb 10, 2007 03:35 PM

                                        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. Food Tourist Feb 10, 2007 01:04 PM

                                          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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                                            Food Tourist Feb 14, 2007 12:22 PM

                                            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...

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                                            chipman Jan 13, 2007 03:52 AM

                                            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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                                              personalcheffie Jan 14, 2007 02:10 PM

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

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                                              Mermazon Jan 9, 2007 07:52 PM

                                              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. srcusa Jan 9, 2007 07:21 PM

                                                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

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                                                  Mermazon Jan 9, 2007 07:12 PM

                                                  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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                                                    luv2bake Feb 14, 2007 05:08 PM

                                                    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...

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                                                    jamesm Jan 9, 2007 07:03 PM

                                                    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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                                                      ZenFoodist Jan 9, 2007 07:07 PM

                                                      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. chef chicklet Jan 9, 2007 06:20 PM

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

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                                                        atlantanative Jan 9, 2007 06:13 PM

                                                        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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                                                          shindiganna Jan 13, 2007 09:28 AM

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

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                                                          Offbalance Jan 9, 2007 06:08 PM

                                                          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
                                                            Katie Nell Jan 9, 2007 06:15 PM

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

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

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                                                              jumpingmonk Feb 6, 2013 04:14 PM

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

                                                            2. MC Slim JB Jan 9, 2007 04:58 AM

                                                              "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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                                                                coolbean98 Jan 9, 2007 04:39 PM

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

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                                                                  DanaB Feb 14, 2007 04:24 PM

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

                                                                2. Seth Chadwick Jan 9, 2007 03:09 AM

                                                                  "Butterbean" by the B-52s.

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

                                                                  1. soypower Jan 9, 2007 02:46 AM

                                                                    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. Gary Soup Jan 9, 2007 02:39 AM

                                                                      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

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                                                                        markabauman Jan 9, 2007 12:11 AM

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

                                                                        1. DonShirer Jan 8, 2007 11:44 PM

                                                                          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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                                                                            Kholvaitar Feb 6, 2013 03:33 PM

                                                                            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. shindiganna Jan 8, 2007 11:27 PM

                                                                            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. CindyJ Jan 8, 2007 05:40 PM

                                                                              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. Al Bondigas Jan 7, 2007 05:12 PM

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

                                                                                1. MaspethMaven Jan 7, 2007 05:02 PM

                                                                                  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. Gary Soup Jan 7, 2007 04:58 PM

                                                                                    Moo Goo Gai Pan, by the Rays!

                                                                                    http://eatingchinese.org/pics/Moo-Goo-Gai-Pan.mp3

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

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

                                                                                    1. sillyrabbit Jan 7, 2007 04:56 PM

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

                                                                                      hahahaha j/k definitely not about food

                                                                                      I second "Peel Me A Grape" by Diana Krall

                                                                                      1. CindyJ Jan 7, 2007 04:17 PM

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

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                                                                                          morebubbles Jan 7, 2007 12:45 PM

                                                                                          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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                                                                                            Aromatherapy Jan 14, 2007 05:27 PM

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

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                                                                                              morebubbles Jan 14, 2007 08:00 PM

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

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                                                                                            joefensterblau Jan 7, 2007 08:08 AM

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

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                                                                                              chipman Jan 7, 2007 05:19 AM

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

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                                                                                                Babette Jan 7, 2007 03:57 AM

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

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                                                                                                  Missyme Jan 7, 2007 02:42 AM

                                                                                                  Yummy yummy yummy
                                                                                                  I've got love in my tummy

                                                                                                  1. revsharkie Jan 7, 2007 12:50 AM

                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                      scuzzo Dec 9, 2007 06:31 PM

                                                                                                      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. adroit_minx Jan 6, 2007 11:25 PM

                                                                                                      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....

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                                                                                                        delk Jan 6, 2007 11:10 PM

                                                                                                        "Peel Me A Grape"
                                                                                                        Blossom Dearie or Diana Krall

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

                                                                                                        1. sillyrabbit Jan 6, 2007 10:04 PM

                                                                                                          How about "That's Amore"?

                                                                                                          "Milkshake" is definitely not about food.

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                                                                                                            FAL Jan 6, 2007 09:20 PM

                                                                                                            Chicken Soup with Rice Marlo Thomas

                                                                                                            Cold Turkey is not about food

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                                                                                                              Fydeaux Jan 6, 2007 09:17 PM

                                                                                                              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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                                                                                                                Hungry Celeste Jan 6, 2007 09:28 PM

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

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                                                                                                                  Fydeaux Jan 6, 2007 11:02 PM

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

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                                                                                                                    Glencora Jan 7, 2007 12:10 AM

                                                                                                                    Cold Turkey. Not a good idea...

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                                                                                                                  coolbean98 Jan 6, 2007 10:23 PM

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

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                                                                                                                    missclaudy Jan 7, 2007 12:35 PM

                                                                                                                    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!

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                                                                                                                      RShea78 Jan 14, 2007 04:00 PM

                                                                                                                      LOL!!!

                                                                                                                      MacArthur Park

                                                                                                                      http://users.cis.net/sammy/mcarthur.htm

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                                                                                                                      Hungry Celeste Jan 6, 2007 09:04 PM

                                                                                                                      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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                                                                                                                        pitu Jan 8, 2007 11:01 AM

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

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

                                                                                                                      2. Carrie 218 Jan 6, 2007 08:46 PM

                                                                                                                        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. Justpaula Jan 6, 2007 08:41 PM

                                                                                                                          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!

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                                                                                                                            KRS Jan 6, 2007 08:29 PM

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

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                                                                                                                              kcchan Jan 6, 2007 08:39 PM

                                                                                                                              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...

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                                                                                                                                miss_bennet Feb 13, 2008 09:11 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                personalcheffie Jan 6, 2007 08:23 PM

                                                                                                                                Savory Truffle by the Beatles

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                                                                                                                                  Glencora Jan 6, 2007 08:50 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                    personalcheffie Jan 6, 2007 10:02 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                      Glencora Jan 7, 2007 12:08 AM

                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                  wayne keyser Jan 6, 2007 08:14 PM

                                                                                                                                  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. marthadumptruck Jan 6, 2007 08:09 PM

                                                                                                                                    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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                                                                                                                                      adroit_minx Jan 6, 2007 10:00 PM

                                                                                                                                      Scarborough Fair :)

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                                                                                                                                        marthadumptruck Jan 7, 2007 03:17 AM

                                                                                                                                        Thank you!

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                                                                                                                                        hrhboo Feb 10, 2007 03:11 PM

                                                                                                                                        I second "Ice Cream"! Great song.

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                                                                                                                                          Neuromancer Feb 12, 2007 12:02 PM

                                                                                                                                          This does seem like a nice fit.

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                                                                                                                                        momjamin Jan 6, 2007 07:54 PM

                                                                                                                                        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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                                                                                                                                          zin1953 Jan 6, 2007 11:13 PM

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

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                                                                                                                                          Leper Jan 6, 2007 07:48 PM

                                                                                                                                          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?

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