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Hi everyone,
I'm looking for some songs that allude to sex and food/cooking, or use food/cooking as a metaphor for sex, or talk about food in romantic terms..

Something LIKE "Come on-a My House" by Rosemary Clooney, but not that one.. but thats the kind of thing I'm looking for.

Any thoughts?

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  1. I'm unfamiliar with the song that you listed but don't want, and am too lazy to go to You Tube, so I'll just give you what popped into my head. There are a few we like that might fit the bill.

    One particular one is Cornbread and Butterbeans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xOxHy...

    A few more that I can think of:
    Angel food, Ani DiFranco
    Alabama Song, The Doors
    One Bourbon, One Scotch, John Lee Hooker
    Marvalene's Kitchen, Malcom Holcombe (this may have been a cover
    )I Want a little Sugar in My Bowl, Nina Simone
    Ice Cream, Sarah Mclachlan
    Baker Baker, Tori Amos (depressing one, though, and becomes very discordant toward the end)
    Peaches, The Stranglers
    Homegrown Tomatoes (I like the cover by Sexfist, but other artists are going to be easier to find)
    Black Coffee (I like Ella's cover for this one . . . though she may have been the original artist, not sure)

    Good luck.

    ETA: I'm pretty sure Peaches is performed by The Stranglers, not The Strangers, and have corrected it.

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    1. re: onceadaylily

      Presidents of the USA also had a single called "Peaches" - it was one of their biggest hits.

    2. My Kitchen Man. Sample lyrics:

      When I eat his doughnuts
      All I leave is the hole
      Any time he wants to
      Why, he can use my sugar bowl
      Oh, his baloney's really worth a try
      Never fails to satisfy
      I can't do without my kitchen man

      Bessie Smith's version:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSOYDm...

      Or "Candy Shop," by 50 Cent.

      1. "Black Coffee in Bed" - Squeeze:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9QZhL...

        Bonnie Raitt - "Blender Blues"
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt6m2Y...

        "Cream" (sha boogie bop!) - Prince:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VzXO9...

        "Angelina/Zooma Zooma" - Louis Prima:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIJzpd...

        "Hollywood Freaks" - Beck:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYAQ4R...

        1. Also, there are a few similar threads you could check out, Abbey.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/357692
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/570947

          1. Tanita Tikkeram's 'Hot Pork Sandwiches'

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            1. re: Delucacheesemonger

              FINALLY another Tikaram fancier. That is a great song.

            2. On my own, I could think of ONE, "Brown Sugar,", by the Stones. But then my husband got up, and I turned him onto this thread, and after one (1!) cup of strong coffee, he came up with:
              Banana in your Fruitbasket - Bo Carter
              Pecan Pie - The Golden Smog
              Candy Shop - .50Cent
              Peaches &Cream - 112
              Sugar on my Tongue - Talking Heads
              Breakfast in Bed - Loudon Wainwright
              I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
              And the inimitable Memphis Minnie (those old blues singers had it GOING ON, didn't they?)
              Gonna Bake My Biscuits
              You Stole My Cake
              My Butcherman
              Good Biscuits
              Stealing my Pork Chops
              I'm sure he'll come up with more, because this man is on a MISSION FROM god!
              Yep, he did. "You Can Eat My Cherries, But You Can't Shake My Tree." (?) He doesn't know who wrote or performed it, but there you have it.

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              1. re: mamachef

                methinks your DH has his fruit mixed up. it's The Joker by Steve Miller Band, and the line is "You're the cutest thing that I ever did see; I really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree."

                1. re: mamachef

                  Other people have already posted the ones I was thinking of - even the more obscure ones.

                  I don't see this one posted yet
                  Naeng Myun
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5pI7O...

                  It's in Korean, but it's charming - about how a boy is as cold as cold noodle soup but the girl will still persist in expressing her love.

                2. How 'bout "Ice Cream Man" by Tom Waits?
                  "Got a cherry popsicle, right on time
                  Big stick mama gonna blow your mind..."

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                  1. re: alanbarnes

                    OK, how 'bout "Ice Cream Man" by Van Halen? ;)
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2RKWJ...

                    "I'm your ice cream man, stop me when I'm passin' by.
                    See, now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy!"

                    1. re: kattyeyes

                      A rapper by the name of Dru Down also did a song called "Ice Cream Man." The lyrics might offend some Hounds so instead of quoting here I'll leave it to you to Google if you're interested ;)

                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                        Ooooh, there is also a "so bad you can't look away" video for a song called Ice Cream Truck by Cazwell (Wikipedia calls him "an American rapper and songwriter. His work focuses on gay and bisexual urban themes"). Not appropriate for children, workplaces, conservative viewers, etc. You've been warned.

                  2. How about "Milkshake" by Kelis....you didn't say it had to be a good song, right? :-p

                    1. "In the Kitchen" by R. Kelly. Choice lyrics: "I'm a put you on the counter by the buttered rolls."

                      'Peaches and Cream" by Beck -- on _Midnite Vultures_, the same album as "Hollywood Freaks." (He mentions LA's Zankou Chicken in "Debra," also on that album.)

                      1. Fruitcakes - Jimmy Buffet - there's one verse about relationships

                        1. oh and of course, every song by Cibo Matto is about food, and presumably about sex:

                          http://www.lyricsmania.com/cibo_matto...

                          1. "Sex and Chocolate" by Urban Tapestry

                            1. That old Western standard by Gene Autry, "Touch My Porkchop."

                              1. Ruth Wallis', "Pizza", and "You've Got To Stay Out Of My Pantry Mister".
                                Oy,
                                CocoDan

                                1. "I Want a Hotdog for My Roll" by Butterbeans and Susie (1927)

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                                  1. re: Tonality666

                                    This was the one I thought of. Can't get much more explicit than that.

                                    1. re: catspercapita

                                      Also, "Sugar" by Tommy James( not sure if it's him)
                                      you remember that "bubble gum" song
                                      Honey....sugar sugar....you are my candy girl....... so on & so on

                                      1. re: catspercapita

                                        "The Archies," although as far as I'm concerned, it's sung by Andy Kim.

                                  2. just thought of another one: "Jack & Diane" by John Cougar Mellencamp...

                                    Suckin' on a chili dog outside the Tastee Freez,
                                    Diane's sittin' on Jackie's lap, he's got his hands between her knees.

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                                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                      Wow. I can't believe I didn't think of that! Kudos, ghg. Damn. Way too many of my childhood memories involve me in the backseat of an LTD screeching, "Tastee Freez! Tastee Freez!", inciting my (usually hostile) brothers into joining my lobby. That beautiful swirl cone icon. *sigh*

                                      And growing up with that song, too. Well played, girl.

                                      1. re: onceadaylily

                                        ha! well, it's in regular rotation on my playlist for the gym, so i hear it pretty often :)

                                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                          I guess the message there is to sublimate, and yet sublimate again. The music played in gyms does make the (treadmill) wheels go round.

                                          1. re: onceadaylily

                                            oh no, i meant the playlist on my iPod - i'm a music nut, and i spend far too much time at the gym to leave the soundtrack up to them. the crap they pipe in would have me pulling a Van Gogh sooner rather than later...

                                    2. I can't believe no one's mentioned "Cherry Pie" by Warrant yet...

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                                      1. re: theferlyone

                                        i can't believe i forgot that one! nice.

                                        while we're at it:
                                        Custard Pie by Led Zeppelin
                                        Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
                                        Sugar in my Bowl by Nina Simone
                                        Peaches by Presidents of the USA
                                        Candy Shop by 50 Cent

                                      2. Z.Z. Top "Tube Steak Boogie."

                                        1. Was looking at a recipe for pound cake this morning and realized there's one more from Van Halen:
                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFUVmL...

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                                            1. How about that Blender song by Bonnie Raitt? That's a pretty good one.

                                              1. There is also 'Hey Good Looking' what ya got cooking ..............

                                                1. "Sex and Candy" - Marcy Playground
                                                  "Caramel" - Suzanne Vega
                                                  "Raspberry Swirl" - Tori Amos

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                                                  1. re: windycity

                                                    oh nice ones!

                                                  2. Too bad about the copyright jitters. Here's the title of a first-rate collection I posted from:
                                                    "Raunchy Business: Hot Nuts and Lollypops." Columbia/Legacy CK46783
                                                    Includes gems like:
                                                    "Sam the Hot Dog Man"
                                                    "My Stove's in Good Condition"
                                                    "Banana in Your Fruit Basket"
                                                    "Butcher Shop Blues"
                                                    "Meat Cuttin' Blues"
                                                    "Lollypop"

                                                    1. Not exactly what you're asking for, but a fun one:
                                                      "Music, Sex, and Cookies": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E2w6E...

                                                      1. Wet Dream by Kip Addotta - watch the Youtube video and laugh

                                                        1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LBxr5...

                                                          not subtle but hilarious!

                                                          1. Donovan Leitch's Mellow Yellow....electrical banana is bound to be the very next phase. quite rightly.

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                                                            1. re: Veggo

                                                              Very old bluegrass song called "Groundhog" where they are supposedly trapping and eating groundhogs :
                                                              "Yonder comes Sally with a snicker and a grin, groundhog grease all over her chin..."

                                                              1. re: Leonardo

                                                                Like it.
                                                                Lay down Sally
                                                                E.C.

                                                            2. Heard this on the radio this morning and had to share:
                                                              Will Downing's "Stuff That I Like"--it's a total kick!
                                                              I had to giggle at first listen, but shhhh, I rather like it...is it because I'm a food enthusiast?! ;)

                                                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSdhLZ...

                                                              1. "I like the candy...
                                                                I like the chocolate...
                                                                The ice cream is very good but...
                                                                I just love my lollipop."

                                                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1UPqY...

                                                                1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IH8tN... Lollipop

                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MucY5w... Juicy Fruit

                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZngWy... Sugar

                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=... Carry Out

                                                                  1. Diana Krall's version of "Frim Fram Sauce" is oh, so sexy.....