What is Your Favorite Song About Food?

I have two songs permanently embedded in my head. They’ve been there for years (centuries?). They have a life of their own and flow from the deep recesses of my right cerebrum and out of my mouth without a prompt. One is “I Want to Marry a Lighthouse Keeper.”  The other is “Java Jive” as performed by Manhattan Transfer. We all know “Brown Sugar” has nothing to do with food, but, WITHOUT GOOGLE, what songs about food do you sing? Waiter, waiter, percolator


  • Sugar … aw, honey, honey, you are my candy girl. and you got me wanting you.

    ((that’s embarrassing to admit)).

  • JD

    Guy Clark “Texas Cooking”: “Sho’ do make a man feel happy to see white gravy on the side”


  • m

    The Descendents. I Like Food. Of course.

  • Gastrognome

    1. I Will Play for Gumbo
    2. Tin Cup Chalice (give me oysters and beer)
    3. Cheeseburger in Paradise
    4. Calaloo
    5. The Great Peanut Butter Conspiracy

    And they all have something in common. Wonder what that could be….

  • aria

    “Ding Fries are Done” by Peter Griffin

  • Bethany

    There’s always Lunch Lady Land, by Adam Sandler …


  • Tinkerbell

    On top of spaghetti….

  • Borborygmus

    My bologna has a first name
    It’s R.I.C.K.Y
    My bologna has a second name
    It’s P.E.R.R.Y.
    I have to eat it every day
    And if you asky me why I’ll say
    Cause Texas voters had their way
    Electing B.O.L.O.G.N.A.

    Hiccup, burp, fart, I feel better now.

  • LJT

    Weird Al immediately comes to mind with “Eat It” and “My Bologna” (sorry Borborygmus, his is funnier)

    Never gonna stop, eat it up
    Such a tasty snack
    I always eat too much, then throw up
    But I’ll soon be back for my, my, my, yi, yi, woo
    M-m-m-my bologna
    M-m-m-my bologna

  • cb foodie

    one bourbon, one scotch, one beer – OK, not food but close enough

  • Keith

    Eat Steak by Reverend Horton Heat

    Eat steak, eat steak eat a big ol’ steer
    Eat steak, eat steak do we have one dear?
    Eat beef, eat beef it’s a mighty good food
    It’s a grade A meal when I’m in the mood.

  • Scagnetti

    Donuts Make My Brown Eyes Blue by Crystal Gayle

  • BlogGer

    Blueberry Hill!,,

  • Mae

    keep it in you pantry – Lyle Lovett

  • David

    Let’s keep it local. Either “T.V. Dinners” or “Bar-B-Q” by that little ‘ole band from Texas will get ‘er done.

  • Nick

    “Write My Name On Your Back In Icing” by Hardin Sweaty and The Ready To Go is a great song about two cakes who are in love.

  • luscher

    The Gourds

  • Beda

    Chicken Fried Steak (oh how I ache for Chicken Fried Steak), sung by the late and missed John Vandiver and Shake Russell.

  • ebnotinbigD

    just saw this post.

    “Wet dream” by Kip Adotta! so very, very funny

    and HHHEEELLLOOOOOO!!!! “Jambalaya” by hank williams!