I thought it would be hard to find ten. But the struggle came in the whittling down of a brutally long list of food songs. Who knew there were so many and that I’d have had to spend hours on youtube listening to ensure that I’ve happened upon the right selection. I don’t know that I have. I loosened my criteria. Weird Al was disqualified. I closed out anything from Sesame Street or Raffi. And while Taco Wagon by Dick Dale and the Del-Tones is right up there for great music, it had no lyrics. The good news is, that while there are oodles of old songs about savory morsels, the new genre is keeping up just fine. This however, is a sort of an oldies list.
I’d never heard this song before and thought that it was quite fitting for my own story.
Agrigirl’s List of Food Songs
1. Canned Goods by Greg Brown
2. Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan Food as a metaphor for love. Yeah, that works for me.
3. Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffett What’s not to like about Jimmy Buffett and I don’t even eat cheeseburgers.
4. Animal Crackers – Melanie She first came on the seen at Woodstock and it’s pretty apparent why the crowd fell in love with her.
5. Jambalaya on the Bayou by Hank Williams Maybe a stretch in being about food but it doesn’t matter what he sang. This belongs in a historic preservation museum.
6. Caramel – Suzanne Vega This also qualifies as good dinner music.
7. Food Glorious Food It is just so obvious that I fought not to include it. The funny thing is that my kids hadn’t heard it before so it was fun to dust off afterall.
8. Chicken Cordon Blues – Steve Goodman A songlist wouldn’t be complete without a bit of blues. This is fun and rounds out the list.
9. Boutenkos Raw Food Rap – Goofy and fun. I hadn’t heard this before but you have to admit that the Boutenkos take it to the extreme. This family is a leader in the raw food movement and the legendary “firsts” for taking their kids raw.
10. I Don’t Eat Animals – Another Melanie tune and I’ll be you’ve never heard it. Since there are so many vegetarians or very near vegetarians who read this blog, I thought this was fitting.
What’s your favorite food song?