Our 10 Best: Food-Themed Pop Songs

Alternative link here. Dig the strobe! Dig the gogo girls! This song is by The Ohio Players, a band from a genre known as Bubblegum Rock, which might be seen as a lithium-driven precursor to Emo. Note that the girl's name is apparently Chewy Chewy, according to the lyrics.

Runners-Up to Our 10 Best Food-Themed Pop Songs

Cab Calloway, Everybody Eats When They Come To My House, 1947; Fred Wesley and the JBs, Breakin' Bread, 1974; They Might Be Giants, Dinner Bell, 1992 ; Beach Boys, Wild Honey, 1967; Ohio Express, Chewy, Chewy, 1969; Jay and the Techniques, Apple Peaches Pumpkin Pie, 1967; Snoop Doggy Dog, Gin and Juice, 1993; The Murmaids, Popsicles Icicles, 1964; The United States of America, Peaches, 1996; Billie Joel, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, 1977; 10cc, I Hate to Eat Alone, 1981; Supertramp, Breakfast in America, 1979; Simon & Garfunkel, Punky's Dilemna, 1968; Traffic, In a Shanghai Noodle Factory, 1969; Cibo Matto, Beef Jerky, 1996; Butthole Surfers, Pepper, 1995

Here is the "Pepper" video, which features a fish, a bouffant hairdo, and a glass of juice. And hey, is that Eric Estrada? Alternative link here.

Turn page for numbers 6 through 10.

Alternative link here. Here's the Wynonie Harris song we promised. Is it dirty, or what?

Numbers 6 through 10 of Our 10 Best Food-Themed Pop Songs

6. Louis Armstrong, Struttin' with Some Barbecue, 1953 7. Hank Williams, Jambalaya, 1952 8. The Clash, Lost in the Supermarket, 1979 9. Beck, Peaches and Cream, 1999 10. Wynonie Harris, Keep On Churnin' Til The Butter Comes, 1952

Here's a nice little freelance video that some fan made to accompany "Lost in the Supermarket." Alternative link here.

Are you ready for the top 5? Grit your teeth, 'cause maybe you won't agree.

Do you recognize the moppet singing in "Eat the Menu"? Alternative link here.

Top 5 Songs of Our 10 Best Food-Themed Pop Songs

1. Bessie Smith, Gimme a Pigfoot, 1933 2. The Beatles, Savoy Truffle, 1968 3. 50 Cent and Olivia, Candy Shop, 2005 4. The Sugarcubes, Eat the Menu, 1989 5. The Newbeats, Bread and Butter, 1964

See the 50 Cent vid here (it was unembeddable).

And here's our Number 1, turn it way up, because it's super lo-fi! (That's Benny Goodman on clarinet.) Alternative link here.

Please let us know if we've omitted some of your favorites.

Answer to the second question in our teaser quiz (What father and son appear in our top 25 in different bands and different decades?):

John Lennon in the Beatles, Sean Lennon in Cibo Matto.

Turn page for a couple more videos.

Like the song says, "You make a garbage man scream." Alternative link here.

Alternative link here. "Could we have kippers for breakfast, mummy dear, mummy dear?" That's not Benny Goodman on clarinet.

Alternative link here. Somebody did a hell of a lot of digging to get so many clips of the Fab Four gorging!



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