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jnk Apr 4, 2008 01:08 PM

Okay, so we know a lot of us listen to music while we cook, but how many food related songs can we come up with. I'll start and include a link to the video:

Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) by Squeeze

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  1. linguafood RE: jnk Apr 4, 2008 01:14 PM

    Start with the 91 suggestions on this thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/357692

    1. ChefBoyAreMe RE: jnk Apr 4, 2008 01:17 PM

      "Making guacamole all night long", by the Texas Tornados, featuring Flaco Jimenez on the accordion.


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        lgss RE: jnk Apr 5, 2008 06:31 AM

        The first two that come to mind are Rapper's Delight by Sugar Hill Gang (this was popular when I was an exchange student in Paraguay (South America) in 1980-81 and other teens wanted me to translate it?!
        I wouldn't recommend listening to it while cooking. The other is the old classic "On Top of Spaghetti". There are also some Weird Al Yankovic songs: http://www.com-www.com/weirdal/addict...
        http://www.com-www.com/weirdal/avocad... (unreleased
        and the better known

        Chicken Soup from Really Rosie by Carole King

        Tom Lehrer's "Thanksgiving"

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          lgss RE: jnk Apr 5, 2008 08:18 AM

          Raffi food songs
          http://www.lyricsandsongs.com/song/89... (Apples and Bananas
          )http://www.lyricsandsongs.com/song/62... (Corner Grocery Store
          and the Body Machine from Schoolhouse Rock
          the childhood classic Found a Peanut
          The Muffin Man

          I work with kids, can you tell?

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          1. re: lgss
            Mawrter RE: lgss Apr 6, 2008 11:18 AM

            *waves* 'Nother grown-up with kid music on the brain. (I'm just a mom, nor a professional!)

            link to listen: http://bubboon.com/songs.htm

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            lgss RE: jnk Apr 5, 2008 01:18 PM

            Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
            ...you say potato...
            ...moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...
            Not recommended while doing food prep...
            "Beans, beans"

            Christine Lavin's:
            Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
            Whipped Cream
            Chicken Soup
            The Tacobel Canon
            Scalloped Potatoes
            Polkadot Pancakes (I think this is spoken rather than sung
            Sunday Breakfast with Christine (and Ervin
            Shopping Cart of Love (The Play
            Cold Pizza for Breakfast
            I've Been Living on Milk and Cookies (Since You've Been Gone
            )Lavin's whole One Meat Ball CD (compilation).

            Not recommended while doing food prep...
            "Beans, beans" classic traditional childhood song

            A list of 525 songs about food

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            1. re: lgss
              Mawrter RE: lgss Apr 6, 2008 11:20 AM

              I love Christine Lavin! And don't forget the one where she's on that horrible date and prays she will "choke on a pork chop and conveniently die ..." oh! *remembered* That's "What Was I Thinking?" a favorite of mine. :-)

            2. Paul Weller RE: jnk Apr 6, 2008 09:46 AM

              Fear, Beef Balogna. Warning, explicit lyrics and profanity.


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                caviar_and_chitlins RE: jnk Apr 6, 2008 09:48 AM

                Caviar and Chitlins!



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                  Barbecue Joe RE: jnk Apr 6, 2008 12:27 PM

                  On top of Spaghetti.

                  Monkey hips and rice- GE Smith

                  One meatball

                  Barbecue-Mumbo Gumbo

                  Barbecue-Robert Earl King

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                    jamesm RE: Barbecue Joe Apr 9, 2008 12:28 PM

                    I listen to Luna and Galaxie 500 a lot, but especially when I'm cooking and Dean Wareham (who fronted both bands) has many food related songs or lyrics, including:

                    Black Champagne
                    Swedish Fish
                    Orange Peel
                    Egg Nog
                    Lyric from Renee is Crying:
                    "Salt and Pepper Squid
                    Singapore noodles
                    I could look at your face
                    For oodles and oodles"

                    From Cindy Tastes of Barbecue:

                    "Your purple mouth says snicker smack
                    I'm turning round I'm turning back
                    Cindy tastes of barbecue
                    Cindy tastes like cream
                    I made a promise to the hills"

                    As Dean and Britta a duet featuring him and former Luna member Britta Phillips:

                    Ginger Snaps

                    And from Galaxie 500:

                    Lyric from Strange:

                    "I went along down to the drugstore
                    I went out back and took a Coke
                    I stood in line and ate my Twinkies
                    I stood in line, I had to wait"

                    I'm sure there are others too, but I can't recall them from the top of my head. Other food music I like or can think of:

                    Jesus and Mary Chain: (of course they often aren't literally singing about food)

                    Some Candy Talking
                    Just Like Honey


                    Lambchop - Smuckers
                    Stereolab - Emperor tomato Ketchup
                    Stereloab - Margarine Rock
                    Nick Drake - Milk and Honey
                    Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon

                    That's all I got right now.

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                      bitsubeats RE: jamesm Apr 9, 2008 07:54 PM

                      i love dean & britta and galaxie 500...you have great taste in music btw

                      also LOVE jesus and mary chain

                      how about the maccladds? beer and sex and chips and gravy mmmmmm

                  2. linguafood RE: jnk Apr 9, 2008 12:58 PM

                    Cornflake Girl / Donut Hole / Raspberry Swirl / Sweet Sangria / Toast / Tori Amos
                    Slow like Honey / Fiona Apple
                    Rock Lobster / B52s
                    Hospital Food / Eels
                    Black Coffee / Ella Fitzgerald
                    Transfatty Acid / Lamb
                    Ice cream / Sarah McLachlan
                    Waiter / Nelly McKaye
                    Sex and Candy / Marcy Playground
                    Candy / Morphine
                    Cannibal King / Lunch / Shivaree
                    Sweet Potato / Sia
                    Pollo Asado / Ween
                    Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk / Rufus Wainwright

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                    1. re: linguafood
                      Mawrter RE: linguafood Apr 10, 2008 07:21 PM

                      Great list! I had no idea Tori was so food-obsessed. :-)

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                        linguafood RE: Mawrter Apr 11, 2008 08:46 AM

                        I wasn't aware of that either, but looking through her CDs I saw all these food titles. And, I forgot one of the best ones: Sugar.

                    2. DockPotato RE: jnk Apr 9, 2008 01:11 PM

                      "I am Cow", Arrogant Worms


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                      1. re: DockPotato
                        Jen76 RE: DockPotato Apr 9, 2008 08:44 PM

                        I love that song.

                        There's also "Carrot Juice is Murder" which is hilarious.


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                        Humbucker RE: jnk Apr 9, 2008 06:31 PM

                        Led Zeppelin, one of the greatest bands ever, gave us "Custard Pie", "Tangerine" and "The Lemon Song".

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                          inmybackpages RE: jnk Apr 9, 2008 08:03 PM


                          Don't know if you listen to this radio show, but they did a whole episode on it!

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                            vicsailgarden RE: jnk Apr 10, 2008 12:45 AM

                            put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up ... and call me in the morning ...
                            love that song!

                            parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme - Simon & Garfunkel
                            strawberry fields forever - Beatles
                            Raspberry Beret - Prince
                            I found my thrill on blueberry hill - who was that old jazz guy?
                            Margarita-ville - Jimmy Buffet
                            Rum & Coca Cola - Andrews Sisters
                            Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffet
                            Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie - a duo from the 60s

                            1. michele cindy RE: jnk Apr 10, 2008 04:34 AM

                              I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour, drinking milk shakes cold and long


                              1. Paul Weller RE: jnk Apr 10, 2008 08:43 PM

                                Decendents. I like food. Watch and become a beliver. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A12o3g...

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                                  HillJ RE: jnk Apr 12, 2008 12:42 PM

                                  Jason Mraz, Too Much Food

                                  for a listen..

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