The World's Greatest Songs About Comfort Food

Ah, comfort food. Is there anything better than sitting down, preferably in front of the TV, and gorging on one of your all-time favorites? The same goes for music. Is there anything better than driving around when one of your all-time favorite comfort tunes comes on? Let’s combine the two and take a look at the world's greatest songs about comfort food — yummy for both your mouth and your ears.

A Tribe Called Quest: "Ham 'N' Eggs"

This song could very well feature the first utterance of veggie sausage in the history of pop music. As a matter of fact, it could be the only utterance of veggie sausage in the history of pop music.


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Jimmy Buffett: "Cheeseburger in Paradise"

Cheeseburgers are great no matter where you are, be it paradise or Newark, N.J. 


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Personal and the Pizzas: "I Don’t Wanna Be No Personal Pizza"

Personal and the Pizzas is the world’s only pizza-centric punk rock band, which begs the question: Why did that take so long?


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Kelis: "Milkshake"

Darn right her milkshake brings all the boys to the yard. Milkshakes rule! Hopefully she also provides some french fries for dipping purposes.


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Saucy & Sweet

Hank Williams: "Jambalaya (on the Bayou)"

Just like cheeseburgers with or without paradise, jambalaya is also great with or without a bayou.


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Cibo Matto: "Birthday Cake"

Why is simple box birthday cake so good? It’s one of the great mysteries of our time, to be sure.


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Hot Butter: "Popcorn"

Sure, this song has no lyrics, so it can’t discuss how great popcorn is. But those little blips sort of sound like popcorn, right?


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Bow Wow Wow: "I Want Candy"

Some say this song is really about attractive men in sweaters, but that’s so obviously a metaphor for a Snickers bar.


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Nat Kendrick: "Mashed Potatoes"

Mashed potatoes. Hash-brown potatoes. French-fried potatoes. This guy sure loved his starch. (Who doesn't?)


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Fat Boys: "Burger Pattern"

This list would not have been complete without the grand Poo-Bahs of comfort food music, the Fat Boys. Shine on, you crazy diamonds. Fifteen burgers, though? That’s a bit excessive.


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"Weird Al" Yankovic: "Lasagna"

"Weird Al" has so many songs about food that he’s released entire albums of them. Still, this ode to lasagna may be the best of the bunch (probably because it’s about lasagna).


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