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hungryabbey Mar 19, 2011 08:40 PM

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?

  1. onceadaylily Mar 20, 2011 04:56 AM

    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
      goodhealthgourmet Feb 16, 2013 08:12 PM

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

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      small h Mar 20, 2011 05:18 AM

      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:

      Or "Candy Shop," by 50 Cent.

      1. kattyeyes Mar 20, 2011 05:24 AM

        "Black Coffee in Bed" - Squeeze:

        Bonnie Raitt - "Blender Blues"

        "Cream" (sha boogie bop!) - Prince:

        "Angelina/Zooma Zooma" - Louis Prima:

        "Hollywood Freaks" - Beck:

        1. onceadaylily Mar 20, 2011 05:38 AM

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


          1. Delucacheesemonger Mar 20, 2011 06:49 AM

            Tanita Tikkeram's 'Hot Pork Sandwiches'

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            1. re: Delucacheesemonger
              buttertart Mar 23, 2011 07:42 AM

              FINALLY another Tikaram fancier. That is a great song.

            2. mamachef Mar 20, 2011 10:23 AM

              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
                goodhealthgourmet Mar 20, 2011 11:00 PM

                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
                  eepi Feb 17, 2013 07:02 PM

                  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

                  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. alanbarnes Mar 20, 2011 10:47 AM

                  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
                    kattyeyes Mar 21, 2011 05:05 AM

                    OK, how 'bout "Ice Cream Man" by Van Halen? ;)

                    "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
                      goodhealthgourmet Feb 16, 2013 08:10 PM

                      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
                        Jetgirly Feb 17, 2013 05:44 PM

                        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. pinkprimp Mar 20, 2011 03:26 PM

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

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                      lotormatic Mar 20, 2011 03:32 PM

                      "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.)

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                        smartie Mar 20, 2011 07:11 PM

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

                        1. mariacarmen Mar 20, 2011 10:08 PM

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


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                            garlicvampire Mar 20, 2011 10:40 PM

                            "Sex and Chocolate" by Urban Tapestry

                            1. b
                              beevod Mar 21, 2011 07:45 AM

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

                              1. CocoDan Mar 21, 2011 09:27 AM

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

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                                  Tonality666 Mar 21, 2011 12:49 PM

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

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                                  1. re: Tonality666
                                    catspercapita Mar 23, 2011 04:31 PM

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

                                    1. re: catspercapita
                                      catspercapita Mar 23, 2011 04:38 PM

                                      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
                                        Wahooty Mar 23, 2011 05:20 PM

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

                                  2. goodhealthgourmet Mar 21, 2011 04:39 PM

                                    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
                                      onceadaylily Mar 21, 2011 07:12 PM

                                      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
                                        goodhealthgourmet Mar 21, 2011 08:19 PM

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

                                        1. re: goodhealthgourmet
                                          onceadaylily Mar 21, 2011 09:02 PM

                                          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
                                            goodhealthgourmet Mar 21, 2011 09:13 PM

                                            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. theferlyone Mar 21, 2011 09:36 PM

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

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                                      1. re: theferlyone
                                        goodhealthgourmet Mar 21, 2011 09:47 PM

                                        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

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                                        kimmer1850 Mar 22, 2011 08:30 AM

                                        Z.Z. Top "Tube Steak Boogie."

                                        1. kattyeyes Mar 23, 2011 05:16 AM

                                          Was looking at a recipe for pound cake this morning and realized there's one more from Van Halen:

                                          1. The Chowhound Team Mar 23, 2011 10:16 AM

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                                            1. rockandroller1 Mar 23, 2011 12:40 PM

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

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                                                smartie Mar 23, 2011 02:41 PM

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

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                                                  windycity Mar 23, 2011 03:14 PM

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

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                                                  1. re: windycity
                                                    hungryabbey Mar 25, 2011 08:30 PM

                                                    oh nice ones!

                                                  2. Kagemusha Mar 24, 2011 08:04 AM

                                                    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"

                                                    1. Kitchen Imp Mar 24, 2011 08:06 AM

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

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                                                        smartie Mar 25, 2011 05:47 AM

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

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                                                          nkeane Mar 26, 2011 04:47 PM


                                                          not subtle but hilarious!

                                                          1. Veggo Mar 26, 2011 05:35 PM

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

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                                                            1. re: Veggo
                                                              Leonardo Mar 26, 2011 05:58 PM

                                                              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
                                                                Veggo Mar 26, 2011 07:38 PM

                                                                Like it.
                                                                Lay down Sally

                                                            2. kattyeyes Feb 16, 2013 11:52 AM

                                                              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?! ;)


                                                              1. Jetgirly Feb 16, 2013 04:56 PM

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


                                                                1. Jetgirly Feb 17, 2013 06:01 PM

                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IH8tNQAzSs Lollipop

                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MucY5wRYByU Juicy Fruit

                                                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZngWytt72U Sugar

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

                                                                  1. jmcarthur8 Feb 18, 2013 04:54 PM

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

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