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Food Songs

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Nilsson's "Coconut"....."Put 'de lime in 'de coconut, you drink 'em bot' up", etc.

 

Booker T. and the MG's "Green Onions"

 

"Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pandowdy"

 

Lennon & McCartney's "Strawberry Fields"

 

Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man"

 

Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts"

 

And who can forget the immortal "Popcorn" by Hot Butter (shout out if you're a child of the 70's.....)

 

That's all off the top of my head.

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--Roberta--

"Let's slip out of these wet clothes, and into a dry Martini" - Robert Benchley

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"A  Spoonful of Sugar" from "Mary Poppins"/"Saving Mr. Banks"

 

"A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert (which was on the album "Whipped Cream..." cited above)

 

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame"  ("...buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks....")

 

"Oh I Wish I Were An Oscar Mayer Weiner"  (ok, that one's a stretch, since it's technically an ad, but still....iconic to those of us of a *certain* age in the US)

 

"Saturday Night Fish Fry" Louis Jordon

 

"(I Found My Thrill On) Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

 

I'm stopping now, but rest assured, I'll be tossing and turning all night coming up with more !


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Now that we're all full of gopher guts, what say we gather around the campfire and  fix S'mores?

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The Java Jive song is called ... wait for it ... the Java Jive (and I believe is Prohibition era so not about coffee at all).

I'm intrigued by this gopher guts business. My education has clearly been lacking.


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The Java Jive song is called ... wait for it ... the Java Jive (and I believe is Prohibition era so not about coffee at all).

I'm intrigued by this gopher guts business. My education has clearly been lacking.

 

Penn Jillette - Great Green Gobs

 

This is practically a classic American folk song, I recall it from my childhood in the 60s. It's also used as the theme song to 'Bizarre Foods America'.

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Jimmy Buffet:  Cheeseburger in Paradise;  Margaritaville

 

Al Yankovik:  Eat It

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We knew it as....

 

"Great green globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts,

Mutilated monkey meat.

Dirty little birdie feet.

Great green globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts,

And me without my spoon."

The correct wording is "marmalade and monkey meat, mixed with dirty birdie feet" and it ends with "floating in contaminated milk"

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 Nilsson's "Coconut"....."Put 'de lime in 'de coconut, you drink 'em bot' up", etc.

Booker T. and the MG's "Green Onions"

"Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pandowdy"

Lennon & McCartney's "Strawberry Fields"

Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man"

Dizzy Gillespie's "Salt Peanuts"

And who can forget the immortal "Popcorn" by Hot Butter (shout out if you're a child of the 70's.....)

 

"A Spoonful of Sugar" from "Mary Poppins"/"Saving Mr. Banks"

"A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert (which was on the album "Whipped Cream..." cited above)

"Take Me Out to the Ballgame" ("...buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks....")

"Oh I Wish I Were An Oscar Mayer Weiner" (ok, that one's a stretch, since it's technically an ad, but still....iconic to those of us of a *certain* age in the US)

"Saturday Night Fish Fry" Louis Jordon

"(I Found My Thrill On) Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino

 

 

Could we please stick to songs which are actually about food, as requested in the opening post, otherwise we are going to have all sorts of silliness here. 

 

Nillson's "Coconut" is about a drink and I thought we were avoiding drinks.There are too many drinking songs.

 

Whatever "Strawberry Fields" is about, it certainly isn't food.

 

I specifically mentioned "A Taste of Honey" in the opening post (although I used the Beatles version) as an example of a song where the use of food is purely metaphorical. It isn't about honey. "A Spoonful of Sugar" isn't about sugar, either. Nor is "Blueberry Hill" about blueberries. "Saturday Night Fish Fry" isn't really about fish. And no one knows what "Salted Peanuts " is about.

 

Many of the tracks cited aren't even songs. "Green Onions" is an instrumental, as are ""Popcorn"  and "Watermelon Man". I can't see how it can be claimed they are about food.

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First Bratwurst of Summer by Those Darned Accordions!

 

Making Pies by Patty Griffin

 

Track 4 from Dan Reeder's first CD (my fingers refused to type the title of this song on a family site) 

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Coconut by Widespread Panic - "I like coconuts, you can break them open and they smell like ladies lying in the sun. And if I had my way, I'd give a coconut to everyone."

Ice Cream Man by Van Halen - "I got good lemonade, Dixie Cups, all flavors and Push-Ups too. I'm your ice cream man, stop me when I'm passin' by. All my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy."


It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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No mention of the 2 Eurovision's food songs this year? Latvia's "Cake to Bake"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7CL8anA1hQ and Belarus' "Cheesecake"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qe7YmYgowM

Lunachicks "Mmm Donuts"   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiqD2WPu6QU

Sneaker Pimps "Cute Sushi Lunches"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAB_sUjajYA

Annette Hanshaw "Cooking Breakfast for the one I love"   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJufqP6sHDQ

Imam Baildi's album Cookbook brings a song about a man being used as a Greek snack on the go, "Pasatempos" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfhrhITARBU

Dutch-Indonesian Anneke Grönloh: "Home Cooking" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQfT5DkDm28

 

Dutch-Indonesian "Tante Lien" (Wieteke van Dort) about moving to The Netherlands and Dutch food. "Geef mij maar Nasi Goreng" (I prefer nasi goreng) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AB-mVj54PQg

Kris Berry can't mix milk and sauerkraut in "Stick to the Recipe"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbkehzBN1Z8

 

Belgian Hooverphonic uses "Vinegar and Salt" and their properties as a metaphor, but with al the moleculary cooking here, this might be just borderline enough to be tolerated in this topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22L4FX5UNNU

Fink "Biscuits for Breakfast"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bARA-3uW-u0

Fink "Blueberry Pancakes"   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faHAem2OiEs

The Smiths "Meat is Murder"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xacRTqk5QFM

Zion I & The Grouch "I Used to be vegan"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khlr81yJ3C0

(watch the volume) BABYMETAL "GimiChoko" (Gimme Chocolate) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY

Jacques Brel brought sweets in "Les Bonbons"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyaYSNkDVo8

Sia "Sweet Potato"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIBXJMcdluY


Is booze accepted? Jacques Brel "La Bière"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7TOZJDguYU

Rowwen Heze on ordering in a bar "Bestel maar"   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gushnHnSWBY

Shantel gets help from good ol' vodka in "Disko Boy"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be7O4m9rOZE

 

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Buttermilk Biscuits by Sir Mixalot. Once the song gets going, it's pretty much entirely about food... buttermilk biscuits in particular.


It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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I love words puns and food so this song is just perfect.


Cheese is you friend, Cheese will take care of you, Cheese will never betray you, But blue mold will kill me.

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