The Best Songs About Food, Like, Ever
Sometimes you eat something that is so good that it makes you just wanna, you know, sing. Since the dawn of pop music, people have been putting their innate love of grub to melody and verse. Here are some of the best songs about food that have ever been recorded.
Hot Butter – Popcorn
This track has no lyrics, so it’s up to you to imagine a delicious bowl of freshly popped corn. The beat and melody even call to mind kernels of corn giving up the ghost and becoming fluffy popped versions of themselves. It’s a classic!
Presidents of the United States of America – Peaches
Millions of peaches, peaches for free? Yowza, guys! That’s a lot of free peaches. Produce is expensive these days.
Weird Al Yankovic – Eat It
This spoof of Michael Jackson’s Beat It is the ultimate tribute to all things edible. Although you shouldn’t eat too much or you might end up like Weird Al’s other popular Michael Jackson number.
The Beatles – Savoy Truffle
Word on the street (the Internet) is that George Harrison penned this song as an homage to his friend Eric Clapton, who had a notorious sweet tooth. Good ol' Slowhand had a fast hand when it came to dessert.
Cibbo Matto – Know Your Chicken
This song reads like a 1990s advertisement for organic and free-range poultry. Do you know your chicken and where it was raised, and what kind of diet it had while being raised? There will be a quiz after.
Buckwheat Boyz – Peanut Butter Jelly Time
If you wanted to pick one song, and one dancing banana, that defined the early Internet, you’d have to pick this song and this dancing banana.
They Might Be Giants – Dinner Bell
Finally, a song that describes the existential struggle we all go through while deciding what to eat for dinner. Although one can’t help but notice that pizza is refused as a viable option. Not cool, guys. Not cool.
Booker T. and the M.G.'s – Green Onions
It’s easy to overlook the humble green onion. After all, they usually act as a garnish or something to give texture. And yet, where would specialty cream cheese flavors be without them?
Harry Nilsson – Coconut
If ever, in the history of the world, someone puts some lime in a coconut without singing this song, it’ll be a gigantic surprise.
Sammy Davis Jr. – The Candy Man
Contrary to popular belief, this song is about actual candy and not the underrated horror movie franchise.