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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)

              1. The Beastie Boys have lots of songs referencing food, including Finger Lickin Good. They also gave a total shoutout to Sara Moulton on her Baked Alaska.

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                1. re: gini

                  It's finger lickin, finger lickin good y'all...Heh, forgot all about that.

                2. Egg Cream (Lou Reed)
                  Alice's Restaurant (Arlo Guthrie)
                  Country Pie (Bob Dylan)
                  Spam (Monty Python)
                  Soup is Good Food (Dead Kennedys)
                  Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie)
                  Tea for Two
                  Chop Suey Chow Mein (Louis Prima, Keely Smith)
                  Yes We Have No Bananas (Spike Jones?)
                  Banana Boat Song (Harry Belafonte)

                  1. The group Shonen Knife have quite a few food songs ("Tomato Head", for example)

                    "Memphis Soul Stew" (King Curtis)
                    "Eat It" (Weird Al)
                    "Butterbean" (B-52s)
                    "Red Beans and Rice" (Spearhead)
                    "Fish Heads" (Barnes & Barnes)
                    "We All Love Peanut Butter" (One Way Streets or the Ass Ponys)

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                    1. re: Sloth

                      How'd I forget Fish Heads either?!

                      1. Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
                        Marie Provost - Nick Lowe (if you're willing to stretch the definition of food to include canninbalism, kinda)

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                        1. re: rockycat

                          In that case we also need to include "Timothy" by the Buoys.

                          1. re: Bob W

                            Which leads to "I Eat Cannibals" by Total Coehlo

                            2 more that just came to me
                            Jam Up and Jelly Tight - Tommy Roe
                            White Castle Blues - the Smithereens

                            1. re: Sloth

                              I Eat Cannibals—another one to take me back! Dang! I think a lot of us must have hung out in the same circles in our respective high schools.

                        2. Here is a web page with a rather extensive list of food songs.


                          1. I made this list for a previous thread, but I have added a few. Please excuse duplications:
                            '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
                            ‘I Will Play For Gumbo’ by Jimmy Buffett
                            'Memphis Soul Stew' by King Curtis
                            'Chocolate Pork Chop Man' (!) by Pete 'Guitar' Lewis
                            ‘Spam’ by Monty Python
                            '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
                            ‘Junk Food Junkie’ by Larry Groce
                            ‘All That Meat & No Potatoes’ by Fats Waller (probably not about food, but with Fats, who really knows?)
                            ‘Keep On Churnin’ ‘Til The Butter Comes’ by Wynonie Harris
                            ‘Eggs’ by Martin Mull
                            ‘Cheese and Onions’ by The Rutles
                            ‘Save The Bones For Henry Jones (‘Cause Henry Don’t Eat No Meat’) by the Pointer Sisters (and many older versions)
                            ‘Little Green Apples’ by OC Smith
                            ‘Brown Sugar’ by The Rolling Stones
                            'Mother Popcorn’ by James Brown

                            At the risk of immodesty, allow my to offer my own songs:
                            'Jambalaya Man'
                            'Catfish & Grits'
                            'Fried Rice, Baked Ziti'

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                            1. re: Fydeaux

                              Dang! That's quite a list. Um, Martin Mull? The comedian?

                              1. re: tatamagouche

                                Yep, that Martin Mull. Although 'comedian' doesnt nearly cover it. Among other things, he is a great song writer and a superb guitarist although he only occasionally steps out to solo on any of his records.

                              2. re: Fydeaux

                                OMG!!! You've actually heard of the Rev. Billy! I saw him on my first date with my husband - and we still got married.

                                1. re: rockycat

                                  If I have a spiritual leader, Rev Billy C Wirtz is it, and the First House of Polyester Worship is my sancuary!

                                  Your husband must be one impressive fellow if you married him after his taking you to see Rev Billy on a first date! My compliments!

                                2. re: Fydeaux

                                  Fydeaux, great list but I know you know almost *none* of those songs are about food
                                  : )

                                  One of my favorites is Save The Bones For Henry Jones (Cause Henry Don't Eat No Meat)
                                  as sung by Johnny Mercer and Nat King Cole
                                  And it really really is about food

                                  We’re gonna have a supper
                                  We’ll eat some food that’s rare
                                  And at the head of the table
                                  We’ll place brother Henry’s chair
                                  Invite all the local big dogs
                                  We’ll laugh and talk and eat
                                  But we’ll save the bones for Henry Jones
                                  ‘Cause Henry don’t eat no meat

                                  Today I’ll go to market
                                  Buy up a lotta fish
                                  Well, that will thrill brother Henry
                                  ‘Cause fish is his special dish
                                  Get a large can of molasses
                                  Have something really sweet
                                  But we’ll save the bones for Henry Jones
                                  ‘Cause Henry don’t eat no meat

                                  Henry is not a drinker
                                  He rarely takes a nip
                                  He don’t need a napkin
                                  ‘Cause the things he eats don’t drip – blip!
                                  One day we had a banquet
                                  It really was a bake
                                  They started off with short ribs
                                  Then finished off with steak
                                  But when the feast was over
                                  Brother Henry just kept his seat
                                  And we served the bones to Henry Jones
                                  ‘Cause Henry don’t eat no meat

                                  Our banquet was most proper
                                  Right down to demitasse
                                  From soup to lox and bagels
                                  And pheasant under glass – class!
                                  We thought the chops were mellow
                                  He said his chops were beat – reet!
                                  We served the bones to Henry Jones
                                  ‘Cause Henry don’t eat no meat
                                  He’s an egg man
                                  Henry don’t eat no meat
                                  He loves a pullet
                                  Henry don’t eat no meat
                                  A vegetarian
                                  Coming mother!
                                  Soup’s on

                                  1. re: Fydeaux

                                    a seasonal entry: dance of the sugar plum fairy

                                  2. "I Want Candy" by Bow Wow Wow immediately comes to mind although I don't think they're the original artists.

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                                    1. re: southernitalian

                                      The Strangeloves, around 1966 or 67, I think.

                                    2. ' 30000 Pounds of Bananas' - Harry Chapin
                                      'My Boy Lollipop' -Millie Small
                                      'I'm Busted' -Ray Charles
                                      'Cowboy Boots & Bathin' Suits' -Jerry Jeff Walker
                                      and the melodic 'Verdi Cries' -10,000 Maniacs

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                                      1. re: Veggo

                                        I didn't even remember that "Verdi Cries" referenced food, but so it does.

                                        I just remembered an 80s band called The Judys had a song about milk (called "Milk") and another one called "Guyana Punch," which counts I guess...Does "Meat Is Murder" (The Smiths) count?

                                        Jesus & Mary Chain, "Just Like Honey"
                                        Suzanne Vega, "Tom's Diner," sort of
                                        White Stripes, "Little Cream Soda"

                                        1. re: tatamagouche

                                          I had the privilege of seeing Natalie Merchant in concert at Carnegie Hall at a Tibetian benefit, and watching/hearing her perform 'Verdi Cries' just leaves you numb.

                                      2. K’naan – Wash it Down

                                        Blondie – Eat to the Beat

                                        Snow Patrol – Chocolate

                                        UB40 – Red Red Wine

                                        Stevie Ray Vaughan & Lonnie Mack – Oreo Cookie Blues

                                        Ice Cream – New Young Pony Club

                                        Popcorn – Hot Butter

                                        1. Hamburger Hell by Todd Rundgren

                                          1. I've always been partial to "Cups & Cakes" (by the Themesmen...who later changed their name to Spinal Tap)

                                            "Popcorn Love" and "Candy Girl" by New Edition
                                            "Feed Me Seymore" Little Shop of Horrors soundtrack

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                                            1. re: MrsT

                                              And there's "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies

                                              1. re: rockycat

                                                and the execrable "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro.

                                                The only saving grace for that piece of dreck is that it led to a great sight gag on The Simpsons: An apiary called "Goldsboro's Honey."

                                            2. I am pleased to report that among the 44 women discussed in one of my all-time faves, "88 Lines About 44 Women," by the Nails, is Brenda, whose "strange obsession was for certain vegetables and fruit."

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                                              1. re: Bob W

                                                Holy crap! Haven't thought about that song in forever! Nice one!

                                              2. Funny nobody mentioned any Weird Al. He has a whole album (yes I still call them albums) about food.

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                                                1. "Camp Granada," Allan Sherman ("You remember Leonard Skinner; he got ptomaine poisoning last night after dinner"

                                                  1. "Bone Machine" by the Pixies: "Our love is rice and beans and horse's lard..."
                                                    "Sweet Potato" by Cracker: "Be my sweet potato, be my honey lamb..."
                                                    "How Can I Live Without You?" also by Cracker: : "You can still come and bring me coffee in the morning/You can still come and make me chicken fried steak..."
                                                    "Thunder on the Mountain" by Bob Dylan: "I had the pork chops, she had the pie..."
                                                    "I Got a Gig" by Hayes Carl: "Burnt Fried Chicken and Lone Star beer..."

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                                                    1. re: Trencher man

                                                      Ah well, speaking of the Pixies, there's also "I Been Tired" and "breasts like a cluster of grapes"—which until now, frankly, I always thought was "dress like a cluster of grapes." I'm not sure what to make of the actual simile.

                                                      And as for Cracker, "cigarettes...& carrot juice" in "Big Dipper"; and as for their predecessors Camper van Beethoven, "All Her Favorite Fruit": "She serves him mashed potatoes, and she serves him peppered steak...with corn..." Boy, they were big on being fed by their women.

                                                      And still speaking of 80s bands—which, admittedly, is mostly what I do—there was a band from Austin, I believe, with a lead singer who looked a lot like Laura Dern. They had a song called "Wine." The chorus was basically "Wine! Wine! Wine, wine, wine wine, wine!"

                                                      I can't remember their name. Can anyone?

                                                      To update myself I'll point to The Decemberists' "Sons and Daughters'—"We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon..."

                                                      1. re: tatamagouche

                                                        Speaking of which, back when kids had to learn a new dance every week or be considered tragically uncool, there was a song called "Cinnamon Cinder (It's a Very Nice Dance)," by The Pastel Six. Googling just disclosed that the Cinnamon Cinder was a chain of alcohol-free teen nightclubs in the LA area owned by none other than then-DJ Bob "Newlywed Game" Eubanks. The Pastel Six was the house band. Who knew? Well, anyone who was at least 12 yrs old in 1963, which did not include me. 8>D

                                                        1. re: tatamagouche

                                                          Thanks to a dear old friend, I just learned that the band was from Raleigh, not Austin, and their name was Fetchin Bones. Ah, like scratching an itch.

                                                          1. re: rockycat

                                                            "Pulling Mussels From the Shell," by Squeeze

                                                            1. re: rockycat

                                                              Or just "Black Coffee", originally sung by Billy Holliday, and covered by the Pointer Sisters. Great torch song.

                                                              1. re: rockycat

                                                                Kinda sorta on topic: Squeeze refers to alcohol consumption in one way or another in pretty much every song from their first four albums.

                                                                1. re: Alcachofa

                                                                  Hell, booze was in practically every song up until Chris Difford finally dried out sometime in the late '80s! He took the maxim "Write what you know" rather too much to heart, I'm afraid.

                                                            2. Cold Cold Cold, by Little Feat (a peach or a pear or a coconut please)
                                                              Rad Gumbo, by Little Feat (oh no, no escargot, no cordon bleu)
                                                              Tripe Face Boogie, by Little Feat
                                                              Who Stole the Hot Sauce, by Chubby Carrier
                                                              Watermelon Time, by Marcia Ball
                                                              Devil Doll, by X (coffee and a piece of pie)
                                                              Things I Miss the Most, by Steely Dan (the good copper pan)
                                                              Long Tall Glasses, by Leo Sayer (there was ham and there was turkey there was caviarrrrr)
                                                              Peanut Butter Conspiracy, by Jimmy Buffet
                                                              My Boy Lollipop, by Millie Small
                                                              Muffin Man, by Frank Zappa
                                                              Tupelo Honey, by Van Morrison
                                                              Life During Wartime, by Talking Heads (I got some groceries, some peanut butter to last a couple of days)
                                                              Keep It Simple, by Keb Mo
                                                              Trans-Island Skyway, by Donald Fagan (the farm in the back is hydroponic, good fresh things every day of the year)
                                                              Catfish and Collard Greens, by Junior Brown
                                                              Cake, by B-52s
                                                              Vega-Tables, by Brian Wilson
                                                              Eat to the Beat, by Blondie

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                                                              1. re: AreBe

                                                                Since 2 songs by the B-52s have been listed, might as well go for the trifecta with "Quiche Lorraine" even though its about a poodle.

                                                              2. Tom Waits...

                                                                The intro to "Eggs and Sausage" is one of the best food lines out there. ("Veal cutlet gets up off the plate, walks down to end of the counter and beat the shit out of my cup of coffee. I guess the coffee just wasn't strong enough to defend itself.")

                                                                But "Ice Cream Man" has to be my favorite tune that's (allegedly) about food.

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                                                                1. re: alanbarnes

                                                                  My thanks to you for reminding me of this great Tom Waits moment. Nobody like him.

                                                                  1. re: alanbarnes

                                                                    Tom's a great one for comparing the moon to fruit: he has one song about a "Grapefruit Moon," and in "Little Trip to Heaven," he references the "banana moon." And isn't there another in which he compares the rising sun to a fried egg?

                                                                  2. A fitting "last" post here, but there never seems to be a last, would be Champion Jack Dupree's 'Garbage Man' . Catchy lyrics: "stick out your can, here comes the garbage man."

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                                                                    1. re: Veggo

                                                                      Ribs & Whiskey 2 of my favorites by Widespread Panic & Suck the Head about crawfish by Radiators.

                                                                      1. re: Veggo

                                                                        Garbage Man - Frequently covered by the Rev. Billy C. Wirtz (see above posts).

                                                                      2. Nice Lowe's (or, specifically, Nick Lowe's Last Chicken in the Shop) Let's Eat:

                                                                        I wanna move move move move move my teeth
                                                                        Let's Eat
                                                                        Let's Eat
                                                                        I wanna chew chew chew chew chew on a pizza
                                                                        Let's Eat
                                                                        Let's Eat

                                                                        1. Have a drink on me , AC/DC
                                                                          Pour some sugar on me , Def Leppard
                                                                          New age girl, Deadeye Dick
                                                                          One vision , Queen

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                                                                          1. re: jword2001

                                                                            La Cumbia del Mole by Lila Downs

                                                                            Get Out The Way Old Dan Tucker, you're too late to git your supper. Supper's over and breakfast's cookin' but Old Dan Tucker just stands there lookin'.

                                                                            Acres of Clams

                                                                            1. re: jword2001

                                                                              Swingin, Cledus T. Judd
                                                                              Heaven's on fire , Kiss
                                                                              Two minutes to midnight, Iron Maiden.

                                                                              1. re: jword2001

                                                                                The last 2...about food? What are the lines?

                                                                                1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                                  the references to food are as follows , Heavens on fire, "take it to the top,baby don't stop eat it like a piece of cake"
                                                                                  2 minutes to midnight "As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat and lick the gravy,"

                                                                            2. Detroit/Ann Arbor favorite: Angelo's by Dick Siegel:
                                                                              "Oh, what a wonderful thing to do:
                                                                              Eggs over easy, hash browns, and you.
                                                                              We'll go to Angelo's, 'cause the place really hops.
                                                                              We'll go to Angelo's, where the service is tops.
                                                                              We'll go to Angelo's. We'll be lickin' our chops.
                                                                              Mama, we'll pull out the stops. Bop!
                                                                              When we leave that place, we'll be laughin' out loud,
                                                                              Smilin' so hard, we'll draw a crowd.
                                                                              They'll say, "What's up, man?" and we'll just have to boast
                                                                              About the eggs over easy, hash browns, and toast.... "

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                                                                              1. re: coney with everything

                                                                                I really like the version of Hank William's "Hey Good Lookin" (what you got cookin-how's about cookin' something up with me?) by Jimmy Buffett and others.

                                                                                1. re: markabauman

                                                                                  I've been working on the railroad 2cd verse... someone's in the kitchen with dinah, someone's in the kitchen i know... someone's in the kitchen with dinah, strumming on the ole banjo....

                                                                              2. I always loved the quirky and obscure "Toast" by Streetband (featuring Paul Young on vocals). You can google it for some YouTube performances. Here's an excerpt from the lyrics:

                                                                                "Well, then I started getting older,
                                                                                I hated this, I hated that,
                                                                                Expensive steak was ludicrous
                                                                                And cafés couldn't cater for the finer things in life:
                                                                                The upper crust was not for me,
                                                                                I could tell that.
                                                                                So I'd go back home,
                                                                                Switch the kitchen light on,
                                                                                Put the grill on,
                                                                                Slip a slice under

                                                                                And have toast,
                                                                                A little piece of toast.

                                                                                'Cos there's so much to choose from.
                                                                                There's brown bread, white bread,
                                                                                All sorts of wholemeal bread;
                                                                                It comes in funny packages
                                                                                With writing on the side,
                                                                                But it doesn't matter which one you have
                                                                                'Cos when you cut the crusts off,
                                                                                Have it with marmalade
                                                                                Or butter, cheese, tomatoes, beans,
                                                                                Or chocolate if you're strange,
                                                                                It doesn't really matter.

                                                                                Oh no, it all goes with toast,
                                                                                Just toast."

                                                                                And I'm surprised no one has mentioned "Love Potion #9"!

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                                                                                1. re: KevinB


                                                                                  And I just remembered "She's Got Sauce," by G. Love & Special Sauce.

                                                                                2. I'm surprised I haven't seen Guy Clark's "Home Grown Tomatoes" on this list

                                                                                  "In The Skillet" Morris Day
                                                                                  "Bottle of Wine" from back in the mid-60s, but I can't remember who the artist is

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                                                                                  1. re: weezycom

                                                                                    Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs.

                                                                                  2. The late, great Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London has a reference to beef chow mein.

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                                                                                    1. re: jarona

                                                                                      and also to Trader Vic's (where he was drinking a pina colada, and his hair was perfect).

                                                                                    2. cowboy junkies have a few that reference food:
                                                                                      sun comes up it's tuesday morning
                                                                                      a few simple words
                                                                                      anniversary song
                                                                                      oregon hill

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                                                                                      1. re: AMFM

                                                                                        Didn't George Straight do a song called "Christmas cookies"?

                                                                                      2. I was cooking last night and Sintra's "The Best is Yet to Come" came on. First line: Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum.


                                                                                        1. Tryin to go with what maybe hasn't been mentioned...

                                                                                          Black Coffee in Bed-Squeeze
                                                                                          Pulling Mussels From a Shell-Squeeze
                                                                                          Boat Drinks-Jimmy Buffett
                                                                                          Candy Store Rock-Led Zeppelin
                                                                                          Cherry-Ray Charles
                                                                                          Chili Dog-James Taylor
                                                                                          Custard Pie-Led Zeppelin
                                                                                          Pour Some Sugar on Me-Def Leppard
                                                                                          Gingerbread Boy-Miles Davis
                                                                                          Grapefruit-Jucyfruit-Jimmy Buffett
                                                                                          I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl-Nina Simone
                                                                                          Eat The Rich-Aerosmith
                                                                                          Sugar Kisses-Echo and the Bunnyment

                                                                                          1. I've always respected the Beastie Boys for there Chateaunuef-du-Pape reference in "Body Movin".

                                                                                            I am trying to get my boss to play something from Cibo Mato's "Viva la Woman" in our dining room, so far with no sucess.

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                                                                                            1. re: Somnifor

                                                                                              Home Cooked Meal- Guy Davis
                                                                                              Scenes From An Italian Restaurant- Billy Joel
                                                                                              No Sugar Tonight- BTO
                                                                                              Smoke & Strong Whisky- Christie Moore
                                                                                              40 Pints of Stout- Chrisite Moore
                                                                                              Canned Goods- Greg Brown
                                                                                              Little Brown Billy- Greg Mutttart
                                                                                              Yes I Guess They Oughtta Name A Drink After You- John Prine
                                                                                              Queen & Tequila- The Mahones
                                                                                              A Million Miles Away- Rory Gallagher

                                                                                              1. re: Somnifor

                                                                                                Oh, thanks for reminding me of Cibo Mato! Haven't listened to them in a long time.

                                                                                              2. Baloney Again -Mark Knopfler ( a song about spreading The Word in the segregated south).
                                                                                                Old Pigweed -Mark Knopfler (asking the important question 'Who put old pigweed in the Mulligan stew?)
                                                                                                Boom Like That -Mark Knopfler (an entire song about Ray Kroc)
                                                                                                Three Icons of Alabama- Drive by Truckers (Talks about how the devil makes up a batch of Sweet Tea for Gov. George Wallace as he enters Hell which leads into the song Gov. Wallace (which is about Gov. Wallace and Hell.))
                                                                                                I Wish You Were a Beer -Psycho Sluts from Hell

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                                                                                                1. re: frittering_away

                                                                                                  Not to nitpick, but they are the CYCLE Sluts from Hell. Great song!
                                                                                                  A good follow-up would be "What a Way to Die" by the Pleasure Seekers. Suzi Quatro's first band singing about Schlitz, Strohs and Colt 45, a classic.

                                                                                                  1. re: Sloth

                                                                                                    crap you are right.n
                                                                                                    I'll have to hand in my Metal Card.

                                                                                                    Wait. I lost it years ago...never mind. ;)

                                                                                                    I mostly intentionally avoided the liquor aspect of song as it seemed way to easy.

                                                                                                  2. re: frittering_away

                                                                                                    which brings us to "who put the overalls in mrs. murphy's chowder?

                                                                                                  3. This one never gets mentioned, except by me. It's called "Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise." You can listen to it at http://www.carlinamerica.com/titles/t... and it's all about the food.

                                                                                                    (Sorry for the upper case; it's a cut & paste job


                                                                                                    LADIES, THE MINUTES WILL SOON BE READ TODAY.
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                                                                                                    I`M SURE HAVE MUCH TO SAY...
                                                                                                    BUT NEXT WEEK IS OUR CULTURE NIGHT,
                                                                                                    OUR BIGGEST, BEST EVENT,
                                                                                                    AND I`VE JUST MADE A DISH FOR IT
                                                                                                    YOU`LL ALL FIND HEAVEN SENT:

                                                                                                    IT`S MY LIME JELLO MARSHMALLOW COTTAGE CHEESE SURPRISE
                                                                                                    WITH SLICES OF PIMENTO,
                                                                                                    (YOU WON`T BELIEVE YOUR EYES,)
                                                                                                    ALL TOPPED WITH A PINEAPPLE RING
                                                                                                    AND A DASH OF MAYONAISE,
                                                                                                    MY VANILLA WAFERS `ROUND THE EDGE
                                                                                                    WILL WIN YOUR HIGHEST PRAISE.

                                                                                                    AND MISSUS JONES IS MAKING SCONES
                                                                                                    THAT ARE FILLED WITH PEANUT MOUSSE;
                                                                                                    TO BE FOLLOWED BY A CHICKEN MOLD
                                                                                                    THAT`S MADE IN THE SHAPE OF A GOOSE.
                                                                                                    FOR LADIES WHO MUST WATCH THOSE POUNDS
                                                                                                    WE`VE FOUND A SPECIAL DISH:
                                                                                                    STRAWBERRY ICE ENSHRINED IN RICE
                                                                                                    WITH BITS OF TUNA FISH.

                                                                                                    AND MY LIME JELLO MARSHMALLOW COTTAGE CHEESE SURPRISE
                                                                                                    (TRULY A CREATION THAT DESCRIPTION DEFIES)
                                                                                                    WILL GO SO WELL WITH MISSUS BELL`S CREATION OF THE WEEK:
                                                                                                    SHRIMP SALAD TOPPED WITH CHOC`LATE SAUCE
                                                                                                    AND GARNISHED WITH A LEEK.
                                                                                                    AND MISSUS PERKINS` WALNUT LOAF
                                                                                                    THAT`S CROWNED WITH MELTED CHEESE
                                                                                                    WAS SUCH A HIT LAST CULTURE NIGHT,
                                                                                                    WE ASK: NO SECONDS PLEASE!

                                                                                                    NOW YOU MUST TRY
                                                                                                    HER HOT DOG PIE
                                                                                                    WITH CANDIED MUSHROOM SLICES...
                                                                                                    THOSE LADIES WHO RESIGNED LAST YEAR,
                                                                                                    THEY JUST DON`T KNOW WHAT NICE IS!

                                                                                                    BUT MY LIME JELLO MARSHMALLOW COTTAGE CHEESE SURPRISE,
                                                                                                    I DID NOT STEAL THAT RECIPE,
                                                                                                    IT`S LIES, I TELL YOU, LIES!
                                                                                                    OUR GRAND AWARD:
                                                                                                    A PICTURE HAT
                                                                                                    AND A SALMON SEQUINED GOWN
                                                                                                    FOR ANY GIRL WHO TRIES EACH DISH
                                                                                                    AND KEEPS HER WHOLE LUNCH DOWN.

                                                                                                    I`M SURE YOU ALL ARE WAITING
                                                                                                    FOR THE BIGGEST NEWS: DESERT!
                                                                                                    WE`VE THOUGHT OF THINGS IN MOLDS AND RINGS
                                                                                                    YOUR DIET TO SUBVERT.
                                                                                                    YOU MUST TRY OUR CHOC`LATE LAYER CAKE
                                                                                                    ON A PEANUT BRITTLE BASE
                                                                                                    WITH SLICES OF BANANAS
                                                                                                    THAT MAKE A FUNNY FACE.

                                                                                                    AROUND THE EDGES PEPPERMINTS
                                                                                                    JUST SWIMMING IN PEACH CUSTARD,
                                                                                                    WITH LOVELY LITTLE CURLICUES
                                                                                                    OF LOVELY YELLOW MUSTARD!
                                                                                                    IF ALL THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU,
                                                                                                    PERMIT ME TO ADVISE
                                                                                                    MORE LIME JELLO MARSHMALLOW COTTAGE CHEESE SURPRISE!

                                                                                                    (I`VE MADE HEAPS!)

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                                                                                                    1. re: CindyJ

                                                                                                      don't know the official name of the song or who did it but "must be jelly 'cause jam don't shake like that"

                                                                                                    2. Lemon Song, Led Zepplin
                                                                                                      Ball and Biscuit, White Stripes
                                                                                                      Pennyroyal Tea, Nirvana
                                                                                                      The Talking Heads had an album titled More Songs about Buildings and Food
                                                                                                      Savoy Truffle, Beatles
                                                                                                      Holla Back Girl, Gwen Stefani (bananas, B A N A N A S)
                                                                                                      Rock Lobster, The B-52s
                                                                                                      Mayonaise, Smashing Pumkins
                                                                                                      Peaches, Presidents of the usa
                                                                                                      Gin and Juice, Snoop Dogg (and also the Gourds version)
                                                                                                      Chocolate Cake, Crowded House
                                                                                                      of course, the band named Cake
                                                                                                      Cornflake Girl, Tori Amos
                                                                                                      Milk and Honey, Beck
                                                                                                      Peaches and Cream, Beck
                                                                                                      Milkshake 'n' Honey, Sleater Kinney
                                                                                                      Cup of Coffee, Garbage
                                                                                                      Milk, Garbage
                                                                                                      Ice Cream Man, by Van Halen, though it is originally a blues song by I-don't-know-who.
                                                                                                      Orange Crush, R.E.M.

                                                                                                      P.S. Please don't just post entire lyrics to songs. Lame.

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                                                                                                      1. re: Alcachofa

                                                                                                        HOW did I forget Gin & Juice?! Embarrassing! Guess I had my mind on my money.

                                                                                                        1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                                                          I wasn't sure about the "liquid" references anyway. :o) Have you heard the Gourds' version? Classic. Snoop approved.

                                                                                                          One more: "You're no Rock 'n' Roll Fun" by Sleater Kinney has the great line "Fill our Chrismas socks with whiskey drinks and chocolate bars."

                                                                                                          1. re: Alcachofa

                                                                                                            No, gotta hear that...

                                                                                                            Oh, and I just rewatched The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T the other day, in which Dr. Terwilliker sings about being dressed up in silk and spinach, pretzels, and beer foarm among other things.

                                                                                                      2. Another brick in the wall(pt 2 I believe)Pink Floyd,
                                                                                                        Tin cup chalice, and Changes in latitude,Jimmy Buffett
                                                                                                        Merry Christmas from the family, Robert Earl Keen

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                                                                                                        1. re: jword2001

                                                                                                          my husband quotes "If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?" to our kids when they're being picky ALL the time. i can't believe i forgot it.

                                                                                                        2. Perfect for this time of year...the Waitresses, Christmas Wrapping:

                                                                                                          A&P has provided me
                                                                                                          With the world's smallest turkey
                                                                                                          Already in the oven, nice and hot
                                                                                                          Oh damn! Guess what I forgot? ...

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                                                                                                          1. re: coney with everything

                                                                                                            Just started listening to my Christmas mixes and re-discovered
                                                                                                            Christmas in New Orleans by Philly Gumbo.
                                                                                                            Made me hungry.

                                                                                                          2. "Cracker Crunch," Terry Allen
                                                                                                            "Happy Donut," Dieselhed
                                                                                                            "Jelly Man Kelly," James Taylor
                                                                                                            "C is for Cookie," Cookie Monster
                                                                                                            "Candy, Chocolate & Cheese," (?) Ween
                                                                                                            "Candy," IggyPop

                                                                                                            1. Funkadelic's What is soul

                                                                                                              What is soul?
                                                                                                              I don't know, huh!
                                                                                                              Soul is a hamhock in your cornflakes, yeah

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                                                                                                              1. re: chilihead

                                                                                                                Also from Funkadelic: Fried Ice Cream Is a Reality.

                                                                                                                And it's tempting to include Parliament's ``Chocolate City.''

                                                                                                              2. "Alan's Psychedelic Breakfast", Pink Floyd
                                                                                                                "Baba Ghanooj", The Cavedogs
                                                                                                                "It's Martini Time", Rev. Horton Heat

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                                                                                                                1. re: AHan

                                                                                                                  OMG! I can't believe you referenced the Cavedogs! What a great, underrated band!

                                                                                                                  1. re: dingey

                                                                                                                    When I think of the Cavedogs and food, I think of a spoof ad for a candy bar they did on their old WERS radio show back in the day: The Goodswift KickInTheNuts.

                                                                                                                    New entry: Vampire Weekend's second album (out today) kicks off with a song called "Horchata."

                                                                                                                    1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps


                                                                                                                      Now I'm off to return to Tater County....

                                                                                                                2. Just remembered another one "White Light" - Gorillaz

                                                                                                                  alcohol, alcohol, alcohol.....white light.

                                                                                                                  1. "vineyard party" supercat , "roast fish and cornbread" lee "scratch" perry ,"six pack" black flag , "guava jelly" bob marley , "i like food" the descendents ,"okra" olu dara , and lastly one of the greatest songs ever written, "eat steak" by reverend horton heat

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                                                                                                                    1. re: im hungry

                                                                                                                      Speaking of Black Flag, didn't "When the Shit Hits the Fan" have the lines "10-pound blocks of cheese / bags of groceries"? No wait, that was the Circle Jerks. Same thing.

                                                                                                                      1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                                                                        Not the same thing at all! Just ask Keith Morris.

                                                                                                                        But if we're going punk, the Descendents' Der Weinerschnitzel, or any of that band's impassioned odes to the Bonus Cup: essentially equal quantities of instant coffee, boiling water and sugar mixed together and shotgunned. Mmmmm, bonus cup.

                                                                                                                        1. re: condiment

                                                                                                                          I think that maybe the single most stomach-turning concoction I've ever heard about in my many years of fascination with stomach-turning concoctions on Chowhound and elsewhere. Kudos!

                                                                                                                    2. More Steely Dan: "Black Cow"
                                                                                                                      Strawbs: "Lemon Pie"
                                                                                                                      Frank Zappa: "Burnt Weenie Sandwich"
                                                                                                                      More Zappa: a quote from Joe's Garage: "Bring me a Colada and Milk"

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                                                                                                                      1. re: poptart

                                                                                                                        Anything by Cake, The Cranberries or Spoon to start with.

                                                                                                                        "Soul Sister," Sam and Dave (includes the lyrics, "She's brown sugar")
                                                                                                                        "A Taste of Honey" Lizz Wright or the Herb Alpert version
                                                                                                                        "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk" Rufus Wainwright
                                                                                                                        "Cherry Blossom Girl" Air
                                                                                                                        "The Bakery" Arctic Monkeys
                                                                                                                        "No More Candy" Barbara Cook
                                                                                                                        "Free Coffee Town" Ben Folds
                                                                                                                        "Green Onions" Booker T. and the MGs
                                                                                                                        "Lost in the Supermarket" The Clash
                                                                                                                        "Glass of Water" Coldplay

                                                                                                                      2. How could we forget Screamin' Jay Hawkins
                                                                                                                        Alligator Wine, Feast of the Mau Mau and Cow Fingers and Mosquito pie

                                                                                                                        1. "don't touch my tomatoes", sung by Josephine Baker
                                                                                                                          so sweet!

                                                                                                                          1. Probably the newest is John Legend singing about Nutmeg on Steve Colbert's Christmas special:


                                                                                                                            1. It just occured to me that this might count, but I might be stretching

                                                                                                                              'Truck Got Stuck' by Corb Lund -->"We put what timber we had underneath the wheels and we was all out of sand but managed to steal two sacks of the best modern
                                                                                                                              Canola seed you ever did see, that oughta give us some traction."

                                                                                                                              1. I hope to not repeat anyone's lists here, but there is a fine line between inspiration and plagiarism. So here's my list (by no means complete, and some have more to do with drinks than food):

                                                                                                                                -Red Red Wine (UB40)
                                                                                                                                -Champagne Supernova (Oasis)
                                                                                                                                -Common People [references rum and cola, plus the supermarket] (Pulp)
                                                                                                                                -Miss American Pie [ref's drinks as well] (Don McLean)
                                                                                                                                -Day-O, aka the banana boat song (Harry Belafonte)
                                                                                                                                -Closing Time (Leonard Cohen, video filmed at the legendary Matador club)
                                                                                                                                -Somebody Put Something In My Drink [Tanqueray + Tonic, yum] (the Ramones)
                                                                                                                                -Thank U [refs alcohol and tea] (Dido)
                                                                                                                                -Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
                                                                                                                                -I Want Candy [This song is the bane of my existence. I've been trying to get people to stop calling me Candy for 25 years]
                                                                                                                                -Lost in the Supermarket (the Clash)
                                                                                                                                -Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday) [yes, I know it's a euphanism, but belongs on the list.
                                                                                                                                -That's Amore (Tony Bennett?)
                                                                                                                                -Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)

                                                                                                                                And of course there has to be one, amazingly appropriate yet overlooked song...

                                                                                                                                2 Pints of Lager {and a Packet of Crisps Please} (Splodgienessabounds). This was the theme song for a BBC comedy of the same name, and so perfectly sums up the culinary oddity that is Britain. Cheers.

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                                                                                                                                1. re: Ginsugirl

                                                                                                                                  I don't think anyone mentioned these:
                                                                                                                                  Livin' In the U.S.A. - Steve Miller Band "Somebody gimme a cheeseburger!"
                                                                                                                                  Muffin Man - Frank Zappa
                                                                                                                                  Watermelon Crawl - Tracy Byrd
                                                                                                                                  Mambo Italiano - Rosemary Clooney ("Try the enchilada with the fisha baccala!")
                                                                                                                                  The Italian Delight (a.k.a. The Scungilli Song) - Nick Apollo Forte
                                                                                                                                  This is a particularly fun one--frequently in play on my uncle's jukebox when I was a kid (70s/80s)--people in the bar used to sing along:
                                                                                                                                  "So touch your dish and make the wish and hope it comes again: SCUNGILLI!"

                                                                                                                                2. Egg Man-Beastie Boys, many other songs in which they reference White Castle
                                                                                                                                  Filet of Sole-Dead Milkmen
                                                                                                                                  Ice Cream-Wu Tang
                                                                                                                                  Little Green Apples-Dean Martin
                                                                                                                                  Want A little Sugar in My Bowl-Nina Simone

                                                                                                                                  1. Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer -- David Johanson (or Bessie Smith)

                                                                                                                                    I Just Want Something to Do -- The Ramones (Hangin' out 2nd Avenue/Eating chicken vindaloo)

                                                                                                                                    French Fries W/Pepper -- Morphine

                                                                                                                                    I Need Lunch -- Dead Boys

                                                                                                                                    Mars Bars -- Undertones

                                                                                                                                    More Songs About Chocolate and Girls -- Undertones

                                                                                                                                    Hong Kong Garden -- Siouxie and the Banshees

                                                                                                                                    Just Like Honey - The Jesus and Mary Chain

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: Pete Oldtown

                                                                                                                                      If we're bringing the Ramones into this, then I guess we should add "We're A Happy Family" - Sittin' here in Queens/Eatin' refried beans

                                                                                                                                    2. Steve Goodman's The Vegetable Song/The Barnyard Dance - the aural equivalent of the cartoons in which inanimate objects come to life and dance around like crazy when people aren't around. A swell song by a sadly late, great artist.

                                                                                                                                      1. Does the ketchup song(Asereje) count? It doesn't actually have anything to do with food, but it has a catchy dance!

                                                                                                                                          1. Georgia Peachs - Lynyrd Skynyrd

                                                                                                                                            Escape Pina Colada - Rupert Holmes

                                                                                                                                            La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin - "She never drinks the water and makes you order French Champagne " ....... AND "Her skin's the color of Mocha"!!

                                                                                                                                            It Takes Two - Rob Base and EZ Rock - "I like the Whopper, fuck the Big Mac" !!

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                                                                                                                                            1. re: NellyNel

                                                                                                                                              Oh and I forgot -
                                                                                                                                              One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood

                                                                                                                                              I guess there could be a whole seperate list for Alcohol referenced songs!

                                                                                                                                            2. "That's Amore", Frank Sinatra
                                                                                                                                              The Candy Man, from the Willie Wonka soundtrack
                                                                                                                                              Big Rock Candy Mountain, Harry McClintock (O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack)
                                                                                                                                              Killer Queen by Queen references food ("Let them eat cake")
                                                                                                                                              Ripple by the Grateful Dead if you're going to include alcohol songs
                                                                                                                                              What was the one about "I like pina coladas, taking walks in the rain.." - or was it on the beach?
                                                                                                                                              How about "Some one left the cake out in the rain...." (you didn't say they had to be good songs)
                                                                                                                                              Of course, the classic Oscar Mayer Weiner song and Armour Hot Dog song

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                                                                                                                                              1. re: ynow

                                                                                                                                                Oh, God. Rupert Holmes (The Pina Colada Song) and Richard Harris (MacArthur Park). Those are memories that should not be awakened.

                                                                                                                                              2. A stretch.. "Viagra in the Water", by The 4 Bitchin' Babes

                                                                                                                                                "Hot Tamale Baby"

                                                                                                                                                "Hot Dog" , The Detroit cobras

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                                                                                                                                                1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                  I prefer Led Zeppelin's "Hot Dog"--is it the same tune?

                                                                                                                                                  HOT DOG!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                  1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                    One of my favorites- the Hank William's classic:

                                                                                                                                                    "Hey Good Lookin' "

                                                                                                                                                    "Say hey good lookin'
                                                                                                                                                    Whatcha got cookin'
                                                                                                                                                    How's about cookin something up with me
                                                                                                                                                    Hey sweet baby
                                                                                                                                                    Don't you think maybe
                                                                                                                                                    We could find us a brand new recipe"

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: markabauman

                                                                                                                                                      Now, that is perfect! Kind of a Chowhound anthem!

                                                                                                                                                    2. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                      Led who? Katty Eyes, I'm an old fart, I only have Zeppelin's first album on vinyl!

                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                        Come now, Robert Plant's approaching his 61st natal day. Wouldn't that make you about the same vintage (aren't you a little younger, even)? My definition of "old" keeps getting higher, the older I get. I like my "Hot Dog" better than your "Hot Dog"...that's a fun song for the car if ever there was one.

                                                                                                                                                  2. Sheryl Crow likes her beer buzz early in the morning.

                                                                                                                                                    1. I was just reminded of a ditty from my childhood
                                                                                                                                                      The Super Supper March by John Hamblin
                                                                                                                                                      Sorry, just can't resist posting the lyrics

                                                                                                                                                      Hungry, hungry I am hungry
                                                                                                                                                      Table, table here I come
                                                                                                                                                      I could eat a goose-moose burger
                                                                                                                                                      Fifteen pickles and a purple plum

                                                                                                                                                      I could eat three bowls of goulash
                                                                                                                                                      Half a pound of wuzzled wheat
                                                                                                                                                      I could eat a peck of poobers
                                                                                                                                                      Then I'd really get to work and eat

                                                                                                                                                      Oysters, noodles, strawberry stroodles
                                                                                                                                                      French fries, fish hash, one red beet
                                                                                                                                                      Lamb chops, wham chops
                                                                                                                                                      Huckleberry mish mash
                                                                                                                                                      Oh, the things that I could eat

                                                                                                                                                      Doughnuts, dump-a-lings
                                                                                                                                                      Blueberry bump-a-lings
                                                                                                                                                      Chocolate mush-mash, super sweet
                                                                                                                                                      Clam stew, ham stew,
                                                                                                                                                      Water melon wush wush
                                                                                                                                                      Oh, the stuff that I could eat

                                                                                                                                                      Deep dish rhubarb, upside-down cake
                                                                                                                                                      I could eat a frittered flum
                                                                                                                                                      Hungry, hungry, I am starving
                                                                                                                                                      Table, table, here I come

                                                                                                                                                      1. Southern Culture on the Skids has a great song called Banana Pudding

                                                                                                                                                        1. "Your flavor in my mind
                                                                                                                                                          swings back and forth between
                                                                                                                                                          sweeter than any wine
                                                                                                                                                          and bitter as mustard greens

                                                                                                                                                          And it's light and dark as honeydew
                                                                                                                                                          and pumperknickel bread
                                                                                                                                                          the trap I set for you
                                                                                                                                                          seems to have caught my leg instead"

                                                                                                                                                          - 'In a Sweater Poorly Knit' : mewithoutYou

                                                                                                                                                          1. Black Bean Soup-David Soul (b-side to don't give up on us)
                                                                                                                                                            Toast-Heywood Banks (comedian)
                                                                                                                                                            Too High for the Supermarket-the Uninvited

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                                                                                                                                                            1. re: poofty

                                                                                                                                                              HA HA, well, Black Bean Soup pairs nicely with Bread. :)

                                                                                                                                                            2. "Red Wine at Noon," Joy Of Cooking

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                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Old Spice

                                                                                                                                                                Great band, great a propos name for this thread as well. Terri Garthwaite - what a voice.

                                                                                                                                                              2. here's one that no one seems to have mentioned-rapper's delight by the sugarhill gang.

                                                                                                                                                                1. "Boom, Like That" by Mark Knopfler. It's about Ray Kroc and McDonalds's, but you can ignore the lyrics and listen to the guitar and it's all good.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Guero Canelo (Calexico)
                                                                                                                                                                    Milk (Jimmie's Chicken Shack)
                                                                                                                                                                    Lemon Meringue (Poe)
                                                                                                                                                                    Milkshake Girl (Giant Sand)
                                                                                                                                                                    Honey (Venus Hum)
                                                                                                                                                                    A Taste of Honey (Martin Denny)

                                                                                                                                                                    this is fun! Gotta go through the music collection (which has the corollary benefit of playing stuff I've not listened to for ages!)

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Ok - I'm rather late to join this discussion, but so it goes.... In any case, while the majority of the posts have been dedicated to English language songs from the USA, UK, and such, I thought that I would mention that there are an infinite amount of songs from the Portuguese (Lusophone) speaking countries such as Brazilian Samba and MPB, Angolan Semba, Cape Verdean Morna and Funana, and Portugese Fado that reference food; particularly since they deal with everyday life within the lyrics.

                                                                                                                                                                      Some artists and lyrcists from Brazil include Aldir Blanc & João Bosco; Moacyr Luz; João Nogueira; Paulo César Pinheiro; Chico Buarque; Carlinhos Vergueiro; and many others.

                                                                                                                                                                      From Portugal: Carlos do Carmo and many other fadistas embrace cuisine and wine in their lyrics.

                                                                                                                                                                      From Angola and Cape Verde, there are many, yet the references to fish, beer, and many other regional dishes are ubiquitous throughout the various genres of semba (Angola) and morna (Cape Verde).

                                                                                                                                                                      Also, one neglected mention on an English language song - although Squeeze has been mentioned - is from Glenn Tilbrook's debut album - <The Incomplete Glenn Tilbrook.> The last track, "Sunday Breakfast Treat," is a song about making Welsh Rarebit! Truly a Sunday Treat!

                                                                                                                                                                      Another personal favorite is from Martin Sexton called"Diner." This can be found on his 1996 album, <Black Sheep.> This song makes me hungry for a burger and fries whenever I hear it!

                                                                                                                                                                      Also, the brilliant Scottish band Del Amitri has multiple references to food and drink in their lyrics!

                                                                                                                                                                      Cheers and Saúde!

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: vinhotinto75

                                                                                                                                                                        Del Amitri, wow! Their first album is still one of my all time faves.

                                                                                                                                                                      2. Here are some of my favorites:

                                                                                                                                                                        Brown Sugar (the Stones)

                                                                                                                                                                        Red Vines (Aimee Mann)

                                                                                                                                                                        Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffet)

                                                                                                                                                                        Red, Red Wine (UB40)

                                                                                                                                                                        1. A few of these have already been mentioned, but the thread was so long I just couldn't be sure of all of them. Plus, some of mine are bound to be obscure to many, so...

                                                                                                                                                                          Rad Gumbo, Hamburger Midnight, Tripe Face Boogie - Little Feat
                                                                                                                                                                          Hot Tamale Baby - Clifton Chenier (used in an antacid commercial a few years ago, and covered by almost every Louisiana musical act.)
                                                                                                                                                                          Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
                                                                                                                                                                          Couchon de Lait (suckling pig) - Beausoleil
                                                                                                                                                                          Down at the Twist and Shout - Mary-Chapin Carpenter ("they got a alligator stew and a crawfish pie...")
                                                                                                                                                                          Too Much - Guy Clark ("...Too much gravy'll make you fat...Too much coffee'll race your heart tick...Too much onion'll make you weepy...Too much Mexican food'll fill you...")
                                                                                                                                                                          Butter (a paean to food delights remembered), Take Me Out to Eat ("...They got squid and leaks; I see those grouper cheeks, How about that garlic veal? Can't we put aside our politics for just one meal…"), Good Thing He Can't Read My Mind ("I am eating sushi, when I do not like sushi, but he loves sushi and I love him"), Junk Food (more a rap than a song) - Four Bitchin' Babes
                                                                                                                                                                          Filé Gumbo, Crawfish (this one's a favorite at the bars for the lyric "Squeeze the tail and suck the head"), Dancin' at Double D's ("...they always got some boudin and some hot filé...), Le Chanson des Mardi Gras (about the gumbo ride on Mardi Gras day) - Zachary Richard
                                                                                                                                                                          Sur Le Courtableau (about a sort of seafood boil, Cajun style), Zarico est pas salé (literally, the snap beans (les haricots) aren't salty, meaning they're too poor to cook 'em with pork) later corrupted to Zydeco est pas salé - Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

                                                                                                                                                                          And one oddity I'm pretty sure hasn't been in the list yet:
                                                                                                                                                                          Yeah, Toast! - Heywood Banks :D
                                                                                                                                                                          (I get up in the morning about 6 AM
                                                                                                                                                                          had a little jelly had a little jam
                                                                                                                                                                          take a piece of bread put it in the slot
                                                                                                                                                                          push down the lever and the wires get hot

                                                                                                                                                                          YEAH TOAST!!
                                                                                                                                                                          YEAH TOAST!! )

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: mcsheridan

                                                                                                                                                                            How about:
                                                                                                                                                                            Redbeans by Marcia Ball
                                                                                                                                                                            WildBerry pie by David Wilcox
                                                                                                                                                                            ANd on one of the Laugh Tracks albums (compiled by Christine Lavin) some guy did an unbelievable parady on Springstens born to run, with Eggs like these, baby they were born to run!

                                                                                                                                                                          2. Scissor Sisters "Take Your Mama."

                                                                                                                                                                            Gonna take your mama out all night
                                                                                                                                                                            Yeah we'll show her what it's all about
                                                                                                                                                                            We'll get her jacked up on some cheap champagne
                                                                                                                                                                            We'll let the good times all roll out
                                                                                                                                                                            And if the music ain't good, well it's just too bad

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Great comprehensive work being done on this thread! Here's a few that I don't think I've seen mentioned yet (with apologies for any reruns):

                                                                                                                                                                              "Chick-Inn" -- Gories

                                                                                                                                                                              "Potato Chips"--Slim Gaillard

                                                                                                                                                                              "Matzoh Balls"--Slim Gaillard

                                                                                                                                                                              "Pizza Party Twist"--Fortune and Maltese and the Phabulous Pallbearers

                                                                                                                                                                              "Good-n-Plenty"--Fortune and Maltese and the Phabulous Pallbearers

                                                                                                                                                                              "Food" by the Turtles (as the Bigg Brothers on "The Turtles Present The Battle of the Bands")

                                                                                                                                                                              "Found a Peanut"--Thee Midnighters

                                                                                                                                                                              "Ham-n-Eggs"--Tribe Called Quest

                                                                                                                                                                              "Mustard"--Latin Playboys

                                                                                                                                                                              "Lemon and Ice"--Latin Playboys

                                                                                                                                                                              "Yum Yum"--Joe Tex (A great sing/yelled litany of things that his "new jersey baby's gonna FIX for me when I get home!")

                                                                                                                                                                              "Bacon Fat"--Andre Williams

                                                                                                                                                                              "Potato Chip"--Shadows of Night

                                                                                                                                                                              "Lowdown Popcorn"--James Brown

                                                                                                                                                                              "Tatas Matohs"--Art Ensemble of Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                              "Orange"--Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

                                                                                                                                                                              "Cheeseburger"--Gang of Four


                                                                                                                                                                              "Eat That Chicken"--Charles Mingus

                                                                                                                                                                              "Struttin With Some Barbeque"--Louis Armstrong

                                                                                                                                                                              "I'm Your Butter and Egg Man"--Louis Armstrong

                                                                                                                                                                              "Monkey Hips And Rice"--Five Royales

                                                                                                                                                                              "Welfare Cheese"--Emmanual Laskey

                                                                                                                                                                              "Boss With the Hot Sauce"--Davis Jones and The Fenders

                                                                                                                                                                              "One Potato"--Crossfires

                                                                                                                                                                              "Mo' Greens Please"--Freddie Roach

                                                                                                                                                                              "Sticky Pigs Feet"--RT and the Pot Lickers

                                                                                                                                                                              "Mother Pepper"--Desmond Dekker

                                                                                                                                                                              "Ice Cream for Crow"--Captain Beefheart

                                                                                                                                                                              "Black Candy"--Beat Happening

                                                                                                                                                                              "Where are the Prawns?"--The Soft Boys

                                                                                                                                                                              "Onion Eatin' Mama"--Cliff Carlysle

                                                                                                                                                                              "Bunion Stew"--Lightnin' Hopkins

                                                                                                                                                                              "Crisco Party"--Paul Revere and the Raiders

                                                                                                                                                                              "I Got Your Ice Cold Nu Grape"--The NuGrape Twins

                                                                                                                                                                              1. "Taco Wagon!"--Young Fresh Fellows

                                                                                                                                                                                And my lord! How could I forget the Go-Nuts catalog? They are the kings of SNACK ROCK!

                                                                                                                                                                                Go-Nuts songs:

                                                                                                                                                                                Food Fight
                                                                                                                                                                                The Bad Apple
                                                                                                                                                                                Rebel Without a Snak
                                                                                                                                                                                Snakless Sonata
                                                                                                                                                                                Nutrition Break
                                                                                                                                                                                (Let's Bring) Cheese to China
                                                                                                                                                                                A Day in the Life of a Snak Rock Superstar
                                                                                                                                                                                Donut Princess
                                                                                                                                                                                Bombay (You're My Hostess Cupcake)
                                                                                                                                                                                I See the Mona Lisa (In My Pepperoni Pizza)
                                                                                                                                                                                More Mayo
                                                                                                                                                                                Jelly Filled Heart
                                                                                                                                                                                Hot For Twinkies



                                                                                                                                                                                "Bacon"--Pop rivets

                                                                                                                                                                                "Wild Honey"--Beach Boys

                                                                                                                                                                                "Heinz Baked Beans"--The Who

                                                                                                                                                                                "Cheese Plug"--Scratch Acid

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Has anybody hit on the ridiculous world of pure bubblegum music yet?

                                                                                                                                                                                  "I Like Ice Cream"--The Amazing Pickles

                                                                                                                                                                                  "I Want Sugar All The Time"--Butch Patrick

                                                                                                                                                                                  "Aunt Mathilda's Double Yummy Blow Your Mind Brownies"--2 Dollar Question

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. We'll start off with...
                                                                                                                                                                                    One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer John Lee Hooker
                                                                                                                                                                                    Water Song Hot Tuna

                                                                                                                                                                                    Cornbread Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds
                                                                                                                                                                                    Manteca Ray Barretto

                                                                                                                                                                                    Appetizers -
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hot Tamale Baby Buckwheat Zydeco
                                                                                                                                                                                    They're Red Hot ( Hot Tamales & they're Red Hot) Robert Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                    Salsa Eddie Palmieri
                                                                                                                                                                                    Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya Dr. John

                                                                                                                                                                                    Entrees -
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fried Neck Bones and Some Homefries Willie Bobo
                                                                                                                                                                                    Ribs and Hot Sauce Lionel Hampton
                                                                                                                                                                                    Red Beans And Rice Booker T & The MG's
                                                                                                                                                                                    Chicken Dog John Scofield
                                                                                                                                                                                    One Meatball Dave Van Ronk
                                                                                                                                                                                    It AIn't the Meat (it's the Motion) Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (Not really about food, is it?)

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sides -
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fried Bananas Dexter Gordon
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mashed Potato Time (1962) Dee Dee Sharp
                                                                                                                                                                                    Call Any Vegetable Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
                                                                                                                                                                                    Pass The Peas Maceo Parker
                                                                                                                                                                                    More Peas Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns
                                                                                                                                                                                    String Bean John Patton

                                                                                                                                                                                    Wine List -
                                                                                                                                                                                    Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee O-Dee Jerry Lee Lewis

                                                                                                                                                                                    Dessert -
                                                                                                                                                                                    Watermelon Man Fred Wesley & The BJ's
                                                                                                                                                                                    Whipped Cream Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
                                                                                                                                                                                    Ice Cream Cake Jeff Beck Group
                                                                                                                                                                                    Peaches In Regalia Frank Zappa
                                                                                                                                                                                    Popcorn (Techno Mix) Hot Butter
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hot Buttered Soul Isaac Hayes
                                                                                                                                                                                    Rock & Roll Jelly Stanley Clarke
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jelly Roll Charles Mingus
                                                                                                                                                                                    Honey Pie Beatles
                                                                                                                                                                                    Peanut Vendor Chet Atkins
                                                                                                                                                                                    Candyman Hot Tuna
                                                                                                                                                                                    Green Apple Quick Step Byrds

                                                                                                                                                                                    and finish with...
                                                                                                                                                                                    The Coffee Song (appropriately by) Cream

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. First, I've gotta say: songs about sex and food are great on this list. Songs, as above, about genocide (Billie Holiday's STRANGE FRUIT) or genital mutilation (Tori Amos' CORNFLAKE GIRL) are repugnant additions to a playlist about food. Did I say repugnant? I meant heinous. Otherwise there are some fantastic lists in this thread.
                                                                                                                                                                                      That said, here are my additions (there might be repeats from other lists):
                                                                                                                                                                                      Pass The Peas - The J.B.s
                                                                                                                                                                                      Mr. Sellack - The Roches
                                                                                                                                                                                      Halley's Waitress - Fountains of Wayne
                                                                                                                                                                                      Hot Potatoes - The Kinks
                                                                                                                                                                                      Cook That Dinner, Dora - Loudon Wainwright
                                                                                                                                                                                      Making Pies - Patty Griffin
                                                                                                                                                                                      Cherry Pie - Sade
                                                                                                                                                                                      Stuffy Turkey - Thelonious Monk
                                                                                                                                                                                      Chocolate and Strawberries - The Januaries
                                                                                                                                                                                      Hot Sauce - Thomas Dolby
                                                                                                                                                                                      Old Joe's Place - The Folksmen (from A Mighty Wind)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Apple Tree - Erykah Badu
                                                                                                                                                                                      Soul Kitchen - The Doors
                                                                                                                                                                                      E Eats Everything - They Might Be Giants
                                                                                                                                                                                      Everybody Eats When They Come To My House - Cab Calloway
                                                                                                                                                                                      Cheeseburger - Gang of Four
                                                                                                                                                                                      The Epic of Peanut Butter and Jelly - Joe Wise
                                                                                                                                                                                      Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
                                                                                                                                                                                      Coconut - Harry Nilsson
                                                                                                                                                                                      Kitchen - The Lemonheads
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lisa - Morcheeba and Anthony Bourdain
                                                                                                                                                                                      Food - Nellie McKay
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ice Cream - Sarah McLaughlin
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ingredients of Love - Angie Stone
                                                                                                                                                                                      Sweet Potato - Sia
                                                                                                                                                                                      Potato Chips - Slim Gaillard
                                                                                                                                                                                      Abominable Snowman in the Market - Jonathan Richman
                                                                                                                                                                                      Butterbeans - B-52s

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: birdygirl68

                                                                                                                                                                                        "MR. Sellack"!!!!!!! THANK YOU! I totally forgot that one!

                                                                                                                                                                                        I'll get down on my knees and scrub behind the steaam table.

                                                                                                                                                                                        For that matter, let's add "Ireland" by the Roches, too. I hope they have health food in Dublin, and strawberry apricot pie. If they don't have those things in Dublin, we'll probably die.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: birdygirl68

                                                                                                                                                                                          Speaking of "Pass the Peas," I thought I had it on disc with the "Hey, Bobby" intro, but do not. That totally makes it for me:
                                                                                                                                                                                          "Hey, Bobby! Why do you like soul food so much?
                                                                                                                                                                                          Because it makes me haaaaaappy!"

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Based on a semi-recent blog post, by an excellent writer in Denver ;-) , I was reminded of this song, and am surprised it is not already mentioned here:
                                                                                                                                                                                          "Mexican Wine" by Fountains of Wayne.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Alcachofa


                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm so glad this post is still going. It's always fun.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: tatamagouche

                                                                                                                                                                                              And timeless, too. Roger Daltrey has been out here in the fields where he has fought for his meals for about 40 years now. Has there ever been a better R&R song intro than Baba O'Reilly?

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: HillJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Eh. Whatever Boils Your Crawfish.


                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - "Do You Wanna Touch Me"
                                                                                                                                                                                            "My, my, my, whisky and rye, don't it make you feel so fine?"

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                              The Kingston Trio: Scotch & Soda. Ask your mom.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                                A trio no longer - we lost John Stewart the year this thread started.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Veggo

                                                                                                                                                                                                  But didn't he replace Dave Guard?

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kinston Trio: Raspberries, Srawberries.....and here's to the girls we drink it to!

                                                                                                                                                                                              2. So many great songs...a few from my favorite artist G Love and Special Sauce....Home Cookin' and the best "Cold Beverages" if you haven't heard them check them out!

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Wow- I just read this whole thread and apparently I'm the first to consider NRBQ's "RC Cola and a Moon Pie"! That one's got food mentions all throughout it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  They also did an homage to Girl Scout Cookies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: TongoRad

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Holy cow--how can that be? That's a classic! I once caught a moon pie they tossed into the audience at one of their shows. :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    EDIT: And fercyin'outloud, also from the 'Q, "Howard Johnson's Got His Ho-Jo Workin'--what is not to love about a song that mentions grilled cheese? :)


                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                      That was an early Michael Franks song. He also did one called "Eggplant".

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Fydeaux

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks for that info. "Eggplant" is an even better food song, and I hadn't heard it previously. Too cool not to share:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Maybe she's Italian..." Yes, I am! :)

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Y'all are so much younger than me!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bread and Butter by the Newbeats

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sugar, Sugar by the Archies

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Parrotgal

                                                                                                                                                                                                        When this thread started we were all 2 years younger!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Cheese and Onions: The Ruttles/Galaxie 500

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. (...allright, just one more post, I swear...)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          My personal playlist would definitely include a buncha polka songs, the most obvious one asking the musical question: "Who Stole the Kishka?". The rest would be, unsurprisingly, about beer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: TongoRad

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm looking for a few last words from two versions of the "Meat Cutter Blues." A friend who used to work at Le Cirque ended up here in Syracuse, NY (long story, don't ask) and became the meat manager of a local grocery store. I've wanted to send him lyrics, but I'm missing words and it's driving me nuts. So here are the two versions - the first one as sung by St. Louis Bessie
                                                                                                                                                                                                            (http://www.we7.com/#/song/St-Louis-Be...) and the second one by Peetie Wheatstraw. If anyone knows the missing words, please let me know!


                                                                                                                                                                                                            I been ____ all day ain't had a bite to eat
                                                                                                                                                                                                            walkn the streets and looking for a butcher to cut my meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Now it's night and still I'm looking for a butcher to cut my meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                            cuz I cannot sleep til I get a butcher to cut my meat

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I want you to cut my bacon and grind my sausage, too
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I want you to cut my bacon and grind my sausage, too
                                                                                                                                                                                                            You're a real good meat cutter and you know just how to do

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I want you cut my liver, chop my ribs and cut my steak
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I want you cut my liver, chop my ribs and cut my steak
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Every time I think about you it makes my poor heart ache

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've had a fire in my range and waater in my pot
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've had a fire in my range and waater in my pot
                                                                                                                                                                                                            You ain't cut my meat yet and my range is still gettin' hot

                                                                                                                                                                                                            If you can't cut my meat I'll get a butcher from way downtown
                                                                                                                                                                                                            If you can't cut my meat I'll get a butcher from way downtown
                                                                                                                                                                                                            But my range is still heatin' and my damper needs turnin' down

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mmm... butcher please cut my meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mmm... Mister butcher please cut my meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've been standing here all day long beggin' you to cut my meat

                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.7digital.com/artists/kansa... (click on number 15 to listen


                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meat Cutter Blues by Peetie Wheatstraw

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm the meat cutter, babe I can cut your meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Anything an' a lot of trimmin' I can do it so nice and neat

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can grind your sausage, I can cut yo poke chop too
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can do any kind of cuttin' wantin' you to do

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can slice your bacon, I can cut your ham
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm the meat cutter right out of ol' Alabam'

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Now bring me my cleaver and my old butcher knife
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Why some low down luck girl sho' done cut my life

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Now listen here babe, Oh please don't be no fool
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Some day this old meat cutter will juju __ too

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Now come in here babe, let me love all your __
                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm the ol' meat cutter and I sure don't ___

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I got a brand new knife and I grind it on my stone
                                                                                                                                                                                                            When I go to cut your meat I can cut it to de bone

                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Chocolate Salty Balls!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. And what about "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall"?

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. George Clinton - Do Fries Go With That Shake?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Should Jamiroquai be on this list? All his songs. Because "Jamiroquai" sounds like it should be a food item.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Alcachofa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    HA HA HA...someone I run with referred to them as Ja mirepoix, so maybe you think similarly? ;) Meantime, how 'bout some "Canned Heat" to keep us on topic! DANCE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PXxPQ...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Two new (to me) ones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Hamburglars - "Shamrock Shake"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cornershop - "Houston Hash"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Look 'em up, I think they're worth the time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. How'd I miss these cuts from Beck's Midnite Vultures?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "Hollywood Freaks" (hot dogs, No-Doz, hot sex in back rows...) and "Nicotine and Gravy!"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: kattyeyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fun thread: Here's my contribution. I'm surprised there's been no mention of any of Dean Wareham's bands.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Galaxie 500 also covered Cheese and Onions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dream Syndicate - Days of Wine and Roses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Velvet Underground - Candy Says
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yo La Tengo - Crispy Duck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yo La Tengo - Return to Hot Chicken

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beat Happening - Indian Summer lyrics have several references to food:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Breakfast in cemetery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Boy tasting wild cherry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Touch girl, apple blossom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just a boy playing possum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll come back for Indian Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll come back for Indian Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll come back for Indian Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And go our separate ways

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What is that cheerful sound?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rain falling on the ground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll wear a jolly crown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Buckle up, we're wayward bound

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll come back for Indian Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll come back for Indian Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll come back for Indian Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And go our separate ways

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Motorbike to cemetery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Picnic on wild berries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        French toast with molasses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Croquet and Baked Alaskas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll come back for Indian Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll come back for Indian Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We'll come back for Indian Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And go our separate ways

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cover me with rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Walk me down the lane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I'll drink from your drain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We will never change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        No matter what they say

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: jamesm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ah, a man after my own musical heart. Great list! How'd I forget "Just Like Honey" when I started this thread 2 years ago?! And kudos for the Galaxie 500 memories.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. "That's the Kinda Sugar Papa Likes" - The Brian Setzer Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. It's an instrumental, but the video would definitely be on my video food playlist - Mr. Scruff's "Sweet Smoke"


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Happy 90th Birthday, Dave Brubeck!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Mr. Fats"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "How Does your Garden Grow"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Tea for Two, Way Down Yonder"

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Passadumkeg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How about

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              He hangs out down on Alvarado Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By the Pioneer Chicken stand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From Carmalita by the forever to be missed Warren Zevon...even though the Pioneer Chicken stand is on Echo Park Blvd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: oakjoan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It figures that WZ would be one of your favorites (mine too).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Another "I can't believe it hasn't been mentioned" song:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Dinner Bell" by They Might Be Giants. Not just passing references to food, but totally about food and anticipation of food, to the point of eating leftovers off your clothes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Ooooooooooh this is fuuuuuuun!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cosmopolitan / erin mckeown ... cosmopolitans and ladies looking for pills in draperies ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                concha y toro / wild strawberries ... I don't mind what they are saying I know you're my little red. I met you at the liquor store you were hanging with your friends ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                church/ lyle lovett ... To the Lord let praises be It's time for dinner now let's go eat We've got some beans and some good cornbread Now listen to what the preacher said ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cornbread & butterbeans / carolina sunshine trio ... cornbread & butterbeans and you across the table eatin beans and makin' love as long as i am able ... 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                come away from it / ani difranco ... do you gotta have a tripledecker super fudge sundae with a g*dd*mn cherry on top?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Went through whole list to find my fav not there

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hot pork sandwiches ( Tanita Tikkeram )

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I havent scanned to whole thread to see if this has been mentioned or not, but I just ran across a song by Four Bitchin' Babes called Take Me Out To Eat. It's from a CD called Buy Me, Bring Me, Take Me: Dont Mess My Hair Volume 2.