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Sep 6, 2010 08:46 AM


I'm looking for songs that either are about food, or reference food heavily. I have enjoyed reading a few really fun threads about food songs. I'm compiling a list for a specific purpose, and have combed the web for ideas - there are lots out there, so I don't really need links, I need some specific I thought I would throw this out to the Chowhounds!

Specifically, I am in need of ethnic songs, or ....even if they are in a different language. So, are there any Vietnamese folk/pop songs that celebrate food? Puerto Rican? El Salvadoran? Guatemalan? Russian? Native American/Inuit/Eskimo? Hawaiian? Filipino? Chinese? Swedish? See what I am getting at?

Any and all help is EXTREMELY appreciated!!!

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    That thread has 174 responses. You might also consider retitling your post to make it more specific, since you're seeking songs in languages other than English.

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    1. re: small h

      Hey - thanks for replying - to clarify - I have read all the posts, here and elsewhere, and am in the process of compiling a list of those songs that meet my needs.

      And, I am not necessarily seeking songs in other languages, just trying to dig a little deeper and see if there are songs that illuminate a more diverse cultural landscape. As I said, I am in need of ethnic songs, EVEN IF (not only if) they are in another language.

      I got one from another source - "Si no me dan de beber, lloro" which is a great x-mas Puerto Rican song about going to a party and asking for a drink, or else the person will cry. This is what I am after....whether in English, Spanish, or other languages.

    2. Chowhound is an english-speaking site as I have been reminded numerous times, and a lot of lyrics and poetry don't translate well, so this will be an awkward one.

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      1. re: Veggo

        OK - I think if we discus bun bo hue and enchiladas and entrecote and macarons and chorizo and siu mye that this request isn't too far off - just asking for impressions and remembrances, shared in English, of songs that might related to foods other than the ones already mentioned. Just digging!

      2. Way back in the early years of Disney, there was a Mickey Mouse and Goofy rendering of Funicoli Funicola with food words. The refrain was, "I'm going to eat and eat and eat and eat and eat until I die." I don't know where you find it, however.

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        1. re: Father Kitchen

          Thanks! I will look for it - I appreciate you throwing it out there....a lot of people have brought up "On Top of Spaghetti" and I think this might have the same resonance.

            1. re: SDGourmand

              Ooohhh...this is did you find it? When did you hear it? I love it....

              1. re: saticoy

                It's the theme song to ratatouille.

                1. re: SDGourmand

                  A-HA! I dug a little online and found it - gorgeous, but written directly for the film...I'm looking for more folkloric things - things your Cuban grandmother or Korean aunt would sing while cooking....

            2. How about the remakes from Mad magazine ( or maybe it was Wired )

              To the tune of "Downtown"

              When you eat meat, but hate the meat that your eating then you always know

              Ground round

              It's so unnerving when they're constantly serving at an eating spot

              Ground round

              It may be called chopped sirloin or hamburger or beef patty

              No matter what they call it, it is overcooked and fatty

              What can you do

              something something something...stand up on the table, sound off to you waiter and

              Ground round...

              Cant remember the rest

              I think there was one about chopped liver too
              ( Tune of Moon River )

              Chopped liver...onions on the side, my social life something something

              My friends shun me, they out run me,...

              The smell of my breath is slow death, sad but true...

              Not what you're looking for?

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              1. re: Shrinkrap

                Not exactly what I am looking for, but thanks for a great belly laugh!! Not really looking for parodies (no Weird Al!), more for songs that truly celebrate a food - along the lines of Jambalaya by Hank Williams or That's Amore by Dean Martin...but more off the beaten path.