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Want to create a Food related mix...what are your favorite food songs that should go on it?

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  1. Probably not what you are looking for - I like Ween - tastes good on the bun. A bit alternative LOL

    1. Ther are lots of songs about food. I did this about ten years ago. Hope I can remember...

      'Let's Eat' - Nick Lowe from an early Stiff Records collection
      'Chicken Cordon Blues' - Steve Goodman
      'Home Grown Tomatoes' - Guy Clark
      'Eggs and Sausage' - Tom Waits
      'Cheeseburger in Paradise' - Jimmy Buffet
      'Strawberry Jam' - Michelle Shocked
      Skin and Bones -The Kinks
      Jambalaya - Dr. John (and many others)
      Eggplant - Michael Franks

      Having a tough time remembering, but there's a starter list. I'll take a look and try to come up with a few others

      1. "Strawberry Fields Forever" - Beatles
        "Raspberry Beret" - Prince
        "Suzanne" - Leonard Cohen (line: And she feeds you tea & oranges that come all the way from China)
        "Ice Cream" - Sarah McLachlan
        "Banana Pancakes" - Jack Johnson
        "Caramel" - Suzanne Vega
        "Lemon" - U2
        "Red Red Wine" - UB40
        "Shade and Honey" - Sparklehorse
        "Cinnamon Girl" - Neil Young

        There are also lots of suggestive songs about cherries. Haha.

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        1. re: spades

          Have you ever REALLY listened to the words of Raspberry Beret? It ain't about food.

          1. re: bryan

            This is true. OP! Strike from the list!

          2. re: spades

            red red wine is actually a neil diamond song ;-) covered by others

            1. re: ibstatguy

              hmm Neil Diamond - Porcupine Pie, Crunchy Granola Suite, Soggy Pretzels

          3. Any cibo matto song. There songs are all about food

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            1. re: gooseterp

              I second Cibo Matto! For a party mix, I'd particularly recommend Birthday Cake or Know Your Chicken.

            2. Not my personal favorite, but I would think any food mix should include Jimmy Buffett's "Cheeseburger in Paradise."

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              1. re: mojoeater

                I am such a parrot head. On my tenth birthday we all dances up and down the stairs to this song.

              2. "i want candy" by bow wow wow. not really about candy, but very catchy, lol.

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                1. re: hotoynoodle

                  Also "Candy Everybody Wants" by 10,000 Maniacs and "I Smell Sex & Candy" by whoever that group was. Again, not really about candy, but...

                  1. re: aching

                    "Sex and Candy" was by Marcy Playground. How about "Just Like Honey" by the Jesus and Mary Chain?

                2. Ween - Pork Roll Egg and Cheese
                  Kinks - Maximum Consumption
                  Ry Cooder - One Meatball
                  Gong - Camembert Electrique

                  1. One comes to mind. "Coconut" ---> http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/lyrics/...

                    One more. "Green Onions" ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGhFwA...

                    More recent. "Chicken Noodle Soup" ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4_V0b...

                      1. "Caviar and Chitlins" by the Atomic Fireballs.
                        " Beans and Cornbread" by Louis Jordan
                        "Saturday night fish fry", also Louis Jordan.

                        1. Chocolate- Snow Patrol
                          Bandages- Hot Hot Heat

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                          1. re: septocaine_queen

                            Bisquits in the oven - Raffi ( kids music but not bad)

                          2. Ya gotta have this one: Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise http://www.carlinamerica.com/titles/t...

                            1. "Fish" - Ghostface Killah ("We eat fish, tossed salads, and make rap ballads...")

                              1. "Dinner Bell" by They Might Be Giants.

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                                1. re: marmite

                                  Red Red Wine - The Replacements
                                  Dirty Dirty Rice - Timbuk3

                                  (Yup, yup they both repeat the first word in the title.)

                                  1. re: Joe O.

                                    all right, another Mats fan! And to think so many folks considered that song just "filler" when it could be Chris Mars' finest hour...

                                    I'd add :
                                    "Pecan Pie" by Golden Smog
                                    "The Lemon Song" by Led Zep (ok, just pretend it really is about lemons)
                                    "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy" and "Chewy, Chewy", both by Ohio Express

                                    and nobody has yet mentioned
                                    "You put the lime in the coconut and drink it all together,
                                    Put the lime in the coconut then you'll feel better..."
                                    (btw, the PM Dawn version trumps Nilsson's original)

                                    and lastly, let us not forget Stan Ridgway's immortal lyric:

                                    "I wish I was in Tijuana, eating barbecued iguana..."

                                2. Jonathan Edwards....

                                  Gonna sit down in the kitchen , fix me something good to eat
                                  And make my head a little high, make the whole day complete
                                  We're gonna lay around the shanty, mama, and put a good buzz on

                                  1. "Let's Eat (Real Soon)" - Hatfield & the North

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                                    1. re: ♪♪♪

                                      "Grits Ain't Groceries," by various blues artists.

                                      1. re: breadbox

                                        One of my faavorites, even if the Mona Lisa did turn out to be a man. This is definately going on, along with Memphis Soul Stew.

                                      2. re: ♪♪♪

                                        wow Ian Dury's first band - saw them in the 70s in London - they toured the pubs often!

                                      3. "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House" by the one and only Cab Calloway.

                                        Have a banana, Hannah,
                                        Try the salami, Tommy,
                                        Give with the gravy, Davy,
                                        Everybody eats when they come to my house!

                                        Try a tomato, Plato,
                                        Here's cacciatore, Dorie,
                                        Taste the baloney, Tony,
                                        Everybody eats when they come to my house!

                                        I fix your favorite dishes,
                                        Hopin' this good food fills ya!
                                        Work my hands to the bone in the kitchen alone,
                                        You better eat if it kills ya!

                                        Pass me a pancake, Mandrake,
                                        Have an hors-d'oeuvre-y, Irvy,
                                        Look in the fendel, Mendel,
                                        Everybody eats when they come to my house!

                                        Hannah! Davy! Tommy! Dora! Mandrake!
                                        Everybody eats when they come to my house!

                                        Pastafazoola, Talullah!
                                        Oh, do have a bagel, Fagel,
                                        Now, don't be so bashful, Nashville,
                                        Everybody eats when they come to my house!

                                        Hey, this is a party, Marty,
                                        Here, you get the cherry, Jerry,
                                        Now, look, don't be so picky, Micky,
                                        'Cause everybody eats when they come to my house!

                                        All of my friends are welcome,
                                        Don't make me coax you, moax you,
                                        Eat the tables, the chairs, the napkins, who cares?
                                        You gotta eat if it chokes you!

                                        Oh, do have a knish, Nishia,
                                        Pass me the latke, Macky,
                                        Chile con carne for Barney,
                                        Everybody eats when they come to my house!

                                        Face! Buster! Chair! Chops! Fump!
                                        Everybody eats when they come to my house!

                                        Everybody eats when they come to my house!

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                                        1. cigarettes and chocolate milk - rufus wainwright

                                          1. "Hey Pete! Let's Eat More Meat"- (Buster Harding - Dizzy Gillespie - Lester Peterson)

                                            edit: There was a song I think sung by Cab Calloway something about, "Selling my Pork Chops"..but can't find it now, and it may not have really been about food, either....

                                            1. This is a copy of a list I came up with for a similar thread a while back:

                                              '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

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                                                1. Wanted to add one more ...

                                                  Larry Groce, "Junk Food Junkie" ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKKUTW...

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                                                  1. re: Cheese Boy

                                                    Doctor Demento used to play a couple - Can't remember the exact titles:
                                                    - "Fish heads, fish heads, eat them up, YUM"
                                                    - "Green Burrito"

                                                    1. re: aurora50

                                                      Oh, and can't forget:
                                                      "Glass Onion" - the Beatles!

                                                      1. re: aurora50

                                                        Ooooh, one more:
                                                        "Savoy Truffle" - the Beatles also!!

                                                      2. re: aurora50

                                                        Oh - sorry it's "PINK Burrito" (memory flags a bit)!

                                                        1. re: aurora50

                                                          Fish heads, fish heads, rolly-polly fish heads. Fish heads, fish heads, eat them up yum. Barnes and Barnes was the name of the group.

                                                      3. In the Jazz genre:

                                                        All That Meat and No Potato - Fats Waller (Louis Armstrong does a nice version, too.)

                                                        "All that meat and no potato
                                                        Just ain't right, like green tomato ..."

                                                        I Want the Waiter (With the Water) - Jimmie Lunceford (Ella Fitzgerald sings the more famous version.)

                                                        "I want the waiter
                                                        With the water
                                                        I want the waiter with the water for my daughter ..."

                                                        Frim Fram Sauce - Nat King Cole

                                                        Java Jive - Manhattan Transfer (and many others)

                                                        And, of course, Cab Calloway's "Everybody Eats When They Come to My House", as mentioned above.

                                                        There are lots more on this site:
                                                        http://www.jass.com/tom/next/noms/foo...

                                                        Anne

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                                                        1. "A Little Sugar in My Bowl," Nina Simone

                                                          "Angelina (Zoom Zoom)," Louis Prima (I eat anti pasta twice just because she is so nice...)

                                                          "Strange Fruit," Billie Holiday (okay, not really about food, but an important song)

                                                          another vote for "Banana Pancakes," by Jack Johnson

                                                          1. Not sure how I stumbled across this thread, but it made me laugh. My wife and I hosted our dinner group last year and, completely out of themes after five or six years of getting together, decided that everyone would have to bring a dish based on a song. I put together a playlist of songs whose titles had something to do with food and burned discs for all everyone. Some of what I chose may already have been mentioned, but here is my playlist:

                                                            (Do the) Mashed Potatoes James Brown
                                                            American Pie Don McLean
                                                            Breakfast in America Supertramp
                                                            Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
                                                            Eat to the Beat Blondie
                                                            Jambalaya on the Bayou Fats Domino
                                                            Fish, Chips and Sweat Funkadelic
                                                            Green Onions Booker T. & the M.G's
                                                            I Like Food Descendents
                                                            Ice Cream Man Van Halen
                                                            The Lemon Song Led Zeppelin
                                                            Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) Squeeze
                                                            Raspberry Beret Prince
                                                            Quiche Lorraine The B52s
                                                            Savoy Truffle The Beatles
                                                            Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro) Cal Tjader
                                                            Sugar Magnolia The Grateful Dead
                                                            Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
                                                            Vegetables The Beach Boys
                                                            Bar-B-Q Wendy Rene
                                                            Whipped Cream (Marinelli Remix) Herb Alpert & the Tijuanna Brass
                                                            You're My Meat Joe Jackson

                                                            1. Avocado by Small Potatoes

                                                              1. The Candyman - Sammy Davis Jr.
                                                                Eat it! - Weird Al

                                                                1. TEQUILA! by the Champs. The lyrics consist of just that one word, spoken three times.

                                                                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tequila_...

                                                                  1. When a Man Loves a Walnut-oh, no, wait. That's a misheard lyric. Gavin Edwards has a series of books on misheard lyrics. There are quite a lot that are misheard as food!

                                                                    1. after a quick scroll thourgh the iPod (and ignoring the booze related songs):

                                                                      red pepper blues - art pepper
                                                                      jelly roll - charles mingus
                                                                      finger lickin good - charlie musselwhite (ok, not quite food)
                                                                      half caf decaf - debbie davies (right, I know, coffee)
                                                                      cheese cake - dexter gordon
                                                                      lips like sugar - echo and the bunnymen
                                                                      big rock candy mountain - harry mcclintock
                                                                      sno cone - j geils band
                                                                      chitlins con carne - kenny burrell
                                                                      sugar mountain - neil young
                                                                      come on in my kitchen - rob't johnson
                                                                      sugar never tasted so good - white stripes

                                                                      1. bumblebee tuna - mephiskapheles
                                                                        beer and sex and chips and gravy - the maccladds.

                                                                        a lot of maccladd(sp?) songs have food references, but they also have a lot of sex references as well...so you take what you can get

                                                                        1. Most of these aren't really ABOUT food, but they reference food...

                                                                          "Applebite" - Soundgarden
                                                                          "Banana Pancakes" - Jack Johnson
                                                                          "Big Rock Candy Mountain" - Harry McClintock
                                                                          "Brown Sugar" - The Rolling Stones
                                                                          "Candy Everybody Wants" - 10,000 Maniacs
                                                                          "Champagne Supernova" - Oasis
                                                                          "Choux Pastry Heart" - Corinne Bailey Rae
                                                                          "Cookin'" - Beatfanatic
                                                                          "Crackerman" - Stone Temple Pilots
                                                                          "Englishman in New York" - The Police (like my toast done on one side)
                                                                          "Hard Candy" - Counting Crows
                                                                          "Honey" - Moby
                                                                          "Ice Cream" - Sarah McLachlan
                                                                          "Lemon" - U2
                                                                          "Malted Milk" - Eric Clapton
                                                                          "Mayonnaise" - Smashing Pumpkins
                                                                          "Piece of Pie" - Stone Temple Pilots
                                                                          "Sinkin' Soon" - Norah Jones (the oyster crackers on the soup)
                                                                          "Strawberry Fields Forever" - The Beatles
                                                                          "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" - REM (Nescafe on ice)
                                                                          "Wild Honey" - U2

                                                                          1. Gotta add an original ones...hm.

                                                                            "Eat Steak," Rev. Horton Heat
                                                                            "Rock N' Roll McDonald's," Wesley Willis
                                                                            "I Just Don't Want Coffee Tonight," Caedmon's Call
                                                                            "Breakfast," Newsboys

                                                                            1. "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House" - Cab Calloway
                                                                              "A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird" - Cab Calloway
                                                                              "Salt Peanuts" - arrangements by - Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, The Pointer Sisters

                                                                              And, I'm Trying To Locate The Theme Song From "Chef!" featuring Lenny Henry - "Serious Profession" by Omar

                                                                               
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                                                                              1. re: desimax

                                                                                Oh, one more, if someone else has brought this up, my apologies -
                                                                                "Spam, Spam, Eggs and Spam, Spam and Spam and Spam!!!!!!!!

                                                                                1. re: desimax

                                                                                  Also,

                                                                                  "Pass The Peas" - Maceo Parker
                                                                                  "Watermelon Man" - Mongo Santamaria
                                                                                  "Cheese" - Rap Master Ronnie (Garry Trudeau Musical Soundtrack)

                                                                                2. "The Days of Wine and Roses." We drink one, and often eat the other.

                                                                                  Hunt

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                                                                                  1. re: Bill Hunt

                                                                                    I think Martin Mull did an album called "Days of Wine and Neurosis"

                                                                                  2. My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small (1964)

                                                                                      1. If one doesn't object to some cannibalistic tendencies, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel comes to mind! :-)
                                                                                        Here is one of the food related scenes -
                                                                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kdWU4...

                                                                                        and the Witch's ride/cooking up a storm
                                                                                        http://bcove.me/cdax14pb

                                                                                        1. "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" by Stick McGhee and his Buddies

                                                                                          1. Mojo Nixon-BBQ USA. A song with a motown groove that is just a list of BBQ shacks for lyrics. Great song to boogie down to in the kitchen.

                                                                                            1. "Brownies and Lemonade" - can't remember who sang this, but it's on a HORDE tour 1998 compilation freebie
                                                                                              "Candy" - Mandy Moore
                                                                                              "Day-O (Banana Boat" - Harry Belafonte
                                                                                              "Hospital Food" - David Gray
                                                                                              "Orange Crush" - REM "Piss and Vinegar" - Against Me!
                                                                                              "Pork and Beans" - Weezer

                                                                                              Food-themed:
                                                                                              Anything by Cake or Spoon...
                                                                                              "Hungry Like the Wolf" - Duran Duran
                                                                                              "Lost in the Supermarket" - the Clash
                                                                                              "I am a Grocery Bag" - They Might be Giants
                                                                                              "Cuts Like a Knife" - Bryan Adams

                                                                                              1. The Iguanas--Eatin' With Fingers ["I like eatin' with fingers 'cause when you're done you get to lick'em clean"]

                                                                                                1. Has no one suggested Food, Glorious Food from Oliver! Or did I miss it?

                                                                                                  1. Home Grown Tomatoes by Arlo Guthrie