Whereas most songs about “meals” have hidden meanings — risqué or in any other case — they will nonetheless make the mind image the literal lyrics. We’re speaking about pizza, sweet, and buttered popcorn. Listed here are 10 nice songs about meals, most of that are open to interpretation, however all of that are extremely appetizing.
‘A Little One thing Refreshing’
Earlier than Rock Regular (and a few say earlier than Return of Saturn however I received’t hear it), No Doubt was truly an excellent band. Particularly within the early days, once they had been a zany, southern-California membership band writing about no matter they rattling effectively happy. An instance is “A Little One thing Refreshing” off the 1992 self-titled album. It’s the epitome of songs merely itemizing meals. Pepperoni, pasta, burritos, cookies, avocados, churros — it’s all right here.
When the summer time’s away it’s baking season within the Valley. And in the event you want an inspirational anthem, there’s no higher jam than “Cake” by The B-52s. Discovered on the criminally underrated Mesopotamia EP from 1982, the observe covers what it is wish to spend a day within the kitchen with lyrics like “If you would like a greater batter, higher beat it tougher.” It’s additionally nice when Cindy Wilson and Kate Pierson actually let their Georgia communicate fly.
Horse the Band
Everybody’s favourite synth-heavy hardcore band from the aughts presents one of the highly effective odes to an Italian dish. The observe “Anti Pizza” is 4 minutes of heavy and hilarious ramblings about cheese, dough, and the universe. And in the event you’ve received a style for extra heavy pie-themed songs, know all the five-track album is devoted to the dish, and appropriately titled Pizza.
Presidents of the US of America
There’s been no extra a melodic plea for recent fruit than Presidents of the US of America’s 1995 hit “Peaches.” Listening to the primary few chords takes you proper again to the times of different radio station listening, which is adopted by an intense starvation for a chew of an over-ripe peach.
Earlier than they had been in Bleached, the Clavin sisters had been in Mika Miko, the place they had been nonetheless impolite dude(ette)s with numerous ‘tude. One easy tune from the final album, 2009’s We Be Xuxa, cuts to the core of the group: “Turkey Sandwich.” Whereas there’s a deeper that means, the refrain is enjoyable and appetizing: “I would like turkey / Sandwich.” Sing and repeat.
‘I Need Sweet’
Bow Wow Wow
Regardless of what number of horrible films (and one good one) this tune has scored, Bow Wow Wow guidelines and so does their main single, “I Need Sweet.” Although the observe itself dates again to 1965, and there produce other (principally horrible) variations, Annabella Lwin does the most effective job with the offered lyrics. Sure, we all know the tune is a few dude, however it completely makes you envision heaps of big lollipops, swirling chocolate, and gummy candies.
This tune is so candy, you virtually marvel if it isn’t a bit salty, which is to say a euphemism for one thing. Nicely, it’s. However at face worth, “Buttered Popcorn,” the 1961 single from The Supremes, is all about one man’s want for increasingly more gooey, salty, buttered popcorn — a lot in order that it worries our narrator so.
‘Ham ’n’ Eggs’
A Tribe Known as Quest
No tune might make you ache for grandma’s cooking than “Ham ’n’ Eggs” off of A Tribe Known as Quest’s debut album Folks’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The tune lists a plethora of home-cooked gadgets and snacks (asparagus, Slim Jims, and rooster, rooster, rooster). However there’s additionally some hesitation, finest encapsulated in that recurring line, “I do not eat no ham and eggs / ‘Trigger they’re excessive in ldl cholesterol.”
‘Eat to the Beat’
The title observe of Blondie’s fourth studio album, 1979’s Eat to the Beat, is unquestionably about jerking off, but additionally about snacking. And medicines too, most likely. However again to meals. Some highlighted treats right here embody peanut butter, a chunk of pizza, and at last, after overdoing it a bit, some Alka Seltzer.
“Bizarre Al” Yankovic
There are various examples of “Bizarre Al” Yankovic’s musical genius, however none so nice as “Eat It” off 1984’s In 3-D. The finger-wagging tune rips Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” — clearly — whereas nonetheless protecting a number of the authentic lyrics in that one line (“Get your self an egg and beat it”).
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