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Nov 10, 2008 06:21 AM

songs referencing food: your playlist

I want to compile one starting now, can't immediately find a thread on this, though I'd be surprised if there hasn't been one at some point...

Anyway, some old favorites off the top of my head:

"She Don't Use Jelly," Flaming Lips
"Starfish and Coffee," Prince
"Punky's Dilemma," Simon & Garfunkel ("wish I was a Kellogg's cornflake"...)
"Eggs and Sausage," Tom Waits
"Toast and Jelly," Poi Dog Pondering

ONE EXCEPTION: No "Cherry Pie"!

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  1. Anything by Cibo Matto. Viva la Woman pretty much is entirely about food.

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    1. re: chilihead

      wow, a cibo matto fan. luv them. i am told it means "food crazy" in italian despite their japanese roots. check out smokey & miho if you like latin jazz.

      1. "Lollipop, Lollipop..."
        "Scarborough Fair"
        "My Favorite Things"

        1. "Bar-B-Q," Wendy Rene (great Stax-Volt soul song)
          "Peanut Butter," the Marathons
          "Bread and Butter," the Newbeats
          "Coconut," Harry Nilsson
          "Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" Jay and the Techniques
          "Peaches," The Presidents of the United States of America
          "New Age Girl," Dead Eye Dick ("She don't eat meat, but she sure like...")
          "Popsicles and Icicles," the Murmaids
          "Candy Man, " Sammy Davis Jr.
          "Watermelon Man, " Herbie Hancock (the original!)
          "Grits Ain't Groceries," Little Milton
          "Function at the Junction," Shorty Long ("We serving egg foo yung and barbecue, having chicken dumplings and kidney stew")
          "Lemon Tree," Peter, Paul, and Mary

          1. "You Can't Have None of My Jelly Roll"
            "Shoo-Fly Pie"
            "The Closer to the Bone, the Sweeter Is the Meat"
            "I Like Bananas (Because they Have No Bones)"

            1. Frim Fram Sauce (Nat King Cole or Diana Krall)
              Taste of Honey (Sarah Vaughan preferably)
              Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan)
              Chocolate Jesus (Tom Waits)