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The Coup, at the old Crocodile Cafe.
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Top 10 Songs About Food That Weren't Written By Weird Al or Raffi

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Michael Alan Goldberg
The Coup, at the old Crocodile Cafe.
Seriously, never go shopping hungry, and don't listen to any of these tracks without a bacon cheeseburger.

By Sara Brickner & Chris Kornelis

"Fat Cats, Bigga Fish," The Coup

Not only is this one of the Coup's best tracks, my favorite verse is dedicated to what it takes for a broke dude to get a free hamburger from a woman with halitosis that's as serious as her amorous intentions.

"The Food," Common

Yeah, yeah. This song isn't really about food. But it is about what must be done to acquire funds with which to buy food. And while this isn't Common's most sophisticated rhyme, it's the refrain that makes the song one of my all-time favorite songs ever.

"Peaches," The Presidents of the United States of America

No list of songs about food would be complete without "Peaches." Millions of peaches, peaches for me...it's one of the most iconic musical double entendres I (we?) can think of.

"Fish in My Dish," Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Another fun double entendre from one of modern soul's finest voices, this jam's not as well known as "Peaches," but it should be. When Sharon Jones sings, "I've got a fish in my dish/And I'm feeling fiiiine," it's pretty easy to infer that she's not talking about aquatic life forms.

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You could roll out a pie crust on those abs!

"Tangerine," Led Zeppelin

This is one of Zeppelin's most emotive songs, and while "The Lemon Song" is also a great, lesser-known LZ jam about citrus that should not go unmentioned here, the band's more well-known ode to a lost love named Tangerine is one of the finest heartbreak songs ever written.

"Peaches & Cream," Beck

If we learned anything from Steve "I really like your peaches/Wanna shake your tree" Miller, it's that this song isn't about breakfast, it's about getting crazy naked. Actually, this is entire album (Midnight Vultures) is full of songs about food -- "Nicotine & Gravy," "Milk & Honey" -- that are actually about getting crazy naked.

"Cheeseburgers in Paradise," Jimmy Buffett

No, not because this song's about cheeseburgers. Because Jimmy Buffett's name makes me crave ice cream on top of pizza with a side of crabs.

"Cherry Pie," Warrant

You cannot tell me this video doesn't make you hungry!

"Meat Is Murder," The Smiths

Fuck you, Morrissey.

"Posse On Broadway," Sir Mix-a-Lot

"Dick's is the place were the cool hang out."

 
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