Songs About Olympic Sporting Events

As the 2012 Olympic Games in London are in full force, I kinda thought it might be fun to do a relatively small random list of  some rather interesting songs that feature sporting events held at this summer’s current world games in London. I have listed, in no particular order, an eclectic variety of songs that feature an Olympic sport/event in the title or within the lyrics of the song. The lyrics may only reference a sporting event, but not necessarily have anything to with it other than use it as a metaphor to get across other subject matter.

Videos have been provided for each listing. This is by no means a complete list, just a sampling of some of the more interesting and diverse music out there. Enjoy…….and feel free to comment at the bottom of this post…… including any other song suggestions you wish I would or should have included.

The Swimming Song – Vetiver

Basketball – by Kurtis Blow

Dive – by Steven Curtis Chapman

Sailing – by Rod Stewart

Rowboat – by Johnny Cash

Anyone For Tennis – by Cream

The BMX Song – by The Bouncing Souls

The Gymnast High Above The Ground – by The Decemberists

Equestrian – by U.S. Royalty

Cupid – by Sam Cooke [Archery]

Just A Song About Ping Pong – by Operator Please

Stars of Track & Field – by Belle & Sebastian

La Copa De La Vida (The Cup of Life) – by Ricky Martin [Soccer/Football]

Shooby Doo (The Waterpolo Song) – by Skau del Sol

Mama Said Knock You Out – by LL Cool J [Boxing]

Swimming – by Florence & The Machine

Bicycle Race – by Queen

Little Arrows – by Leapy Lee [Archery]

Sailing – by Christopher Cross

Eye of The Tiger – by Survivor (from the motion picture “Rocky”) [Boxing]

Run Like Hell – by Pink Floyd [Track]

Songs For Leap Day

Well… it’s that time again… that strange extra day we’re given on the calendar every four years. LEAP DAY happens like clockwork every four years. The month of February gains an extra day at the end of the month, February 29th to be specific, though still remains the shortest month of the year. Those lucky ones (or unlucky ones depending on your outlook) who were born on this date, also known as “leaplings”, theoretically have found the “Fountain of Youth” , so to speak, by aging just a ‘notch’ with a birthday (as far as the calendar shows) once every four years. Some choose to celebrate it on February 28th or March 1st during those ‘in-between’ years.

Another interesting tradition about Leap Year and/or Leap Day, is that women are obliged , according to old Irish or Scottish folklore, to propose to their fiance on February 29th giving a spike in engagements as well as weddings on this date every four years. This particular day is also known and celebrated as “Sadie Hawkins’ Day”, when women may propose to men. Many high schools stage Sadie Hawkins Day School Rallies and Evening Dances on this date where the girl asks the guy to go to the dance.

As far as music goes, there are countless songs themed towards many other holidays and special days such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas, but nothing really comes to mind on Leap Day or during Leap Year. So after some time doing a lot of searching for songs with a LEAP DAY theme, I decided to put together a slightly unusual list of songs with the word ‘leap’ or ‘jump’ in the title as well as a couple of other miscellaneous songs that mention ’29’ or ‘strange day’ in the title. I hope you enjoy the weird compilation mix here and I’ve included audio/videos of some so you can sample them. As in all of my other theme lists, you’ll find a wide genre mix here to hopefully satisfy your taste in music.

Songs For Leap Day

  1. “Leap Year” by Maria Taylor 
  2. “Jump” by Van Halen 
  3. “Leap Year Blues” by Big Bill Broonzy
  4. “Jump Jive An’ Wail” by Brian Setzer Orchestra
  5. “Look Before You Leap” by Suicide Machines 
  6. “Jump” by Madonna  
  7. “One More Day” by Diamond Rio 
  8. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by The Rolling Stones 
  9. “A Strange Day” by The Cure 
  10. “Jump (For My Love)” by Pointer Sisters 
  11. “Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards” by Billy Bragg 
  12. “Get Up & Jump Around” by Red Hot Chili Peppers 
  13. “29” by Ryan Adams
  14. “Jump For Joy” by Duke Ellington 
  15. “Sadie Hawkins Dance” by Relient K 
  16. “Leap of Faith” by Bruce Springsteen 
  17. “Jump Into The Fire” by Harry Nilsson 
  18. “One Leap” by Joshua Radin 
  19. “One O’Clock Jump” by Count Basie & His Orchestra 
  20. “Another Day” by Paul McCartney 
  21. “Leap of Faith” by Lionel Cartwright 
  22. “Jump Around” by House of Pain 
  23. “Leap Day” by Mark Humphreys
  24. “29” by Gin Blossoms 
  25. “Leap” by The Cave Singers 
  26. “Jump On It” by Sir Mix-A-Lot 
  27. “Here Today” by The Beach Boys 
  28. “Jump Into The Fog” by The Wombats 
  29. “Jump” by Girls Aloud  
  30. “Another Day” by Pomplamoose 

Songs About Feeling Lazy or Wasting Time

Ever have one of those days that you simply feel unmotivated?  Maybe wanting to escape the everyday rat race of  being on the go all the time? Wanting to sleep in , turn off the constant noise and interruptions of everyday life (such as work, school, TV, radio, the internet, the spouse or significant other, the kids, the parents, the family pet – you get what I mean). Or maybe you’re just a slacker or downright lazy? Go Ahead – Admit it – we all get to feeling that way occasionally… some people actually more than others! 😛 And it’s OK and even healthy as well as therapeutic to be that way once in awhile, as long as it’s not an everyday lifestyle. It can help you relax, relieve stress and even rejuvenate.

Well, if this is the mood you just happen to be in at the moment, you’ve come to the right place to find some tunes to help give credibility to your thought process 😛 Sometimes it can be fun to channel an apathetic or lethargic mood into ‘something productive’, so to speak. You can even create your own personal soundtrack or mp3 playlist to this LAZY theme. The following list gives a whole array of ‘being lazy’, ‘doing nothing’, ‘slacking off‘ and ‘wasting time’ songs to choose from. With some of these songs you may have to put blinders on and totally ignore what the song is actually about – After all, listening does require some motivation 😛 – deciding to include the song based on it’s title alone.

Feel free to add your own favorite lethargic lyrics, tired tunes, melodies of malaise and sleepy song choices in the comments at the bottom of this post.

Turn off the lights, pull down the shades and enjoy……….

Songs About Being Lazy, Feeling Lazy or Wasting Time

  1. Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren
  2. Busy Doin’ Nothin’ – The Beach Boys
  3. Busy Doing Nothing – Bing Crosby (from the 1949 film ”A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”)
  4. Busy Doing Nothing – Peter & The Test Tube Babies
  5. Down By The Lazy River – The Osmond Brothers
  6. Drunken Lazy Bastard – The Pogues
  7. Fabulously Lazy – Franz Ferdinand
  8. Feeling Lazy – Lightning Seeds
  9. Get Out of Your Lazy Bed – Matt Bianco
  10. I’m A Lazy Sod – Sex Pistols
  11. I’m Only Sleeping – The Beatles
  12. Killin’ Time – Clint Black
  13. Lazy – Marilyn Monroe (from the 1954 movie “There’s No Business Like Show Business”)
  14. Lazy – Deep Purple
  15. Lazy – Suede
  16. Lazy – Tony Joe White
  17. Lazy – Low
  18. Lazy – X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne
  19. Lazy Bird – John Coltrane
  20. Lazy Bones – Ted Lewis, The Mills Brothers, Bing Crosby, Jonathan King, Leon Redbone
  21. Lazy Countryside – Margaret Whiting
  22. Lazy Day – Bing Crosby
  23. Lazy Day – Spanky & Our Gang
  24. Lazy Day – Left Banke
  25. Lazy Day – The Moody Blues
  26. Lazy Day Afternoon – Plain White T’s
  27. Lazy Days – Enya
  28. Lazy Days – Robbie Williams
  29. Lazy Elsie Molly – Chubby Checker
  30. Lazy Guy – Slobberbone
  31. Lazy Louisiana Moon – Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra
  32. Lazy Mary – Lou Monte
  33. Lazy Music – Captain Beefheart
  34. Lazy Old Sun – The Kinks
  35. Lazy River – Bobby Darin
  36. Lazy Summer Night – Four Preps
  37. Lazy Sunday Afternoon – Small Faces
  38. Lazy Girls – Jill Cunniff
  39. Lazy Weather – California Ramblers
  40. Pinch Me – Barenaked Ladies
  41. Sassafras Roots – Green Day
  42. Sittin’ On The Dock of The Bay – Otis Redding
  43. Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks
  44. That Lucky Old Sun – Louis Armstrong
  45. The Importance of Being Idle – Oasis
  46. The Laziest Gal In Town – Nina Simone
  47. The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
  48. The Lazy Sunbathers – Morrissey
  49. Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer – Nat King Cole
  50. Up The Lazy River – A jazz and pop standard recorded by  many – here are some of the better ones over the years… Hoagy Carmichael, Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, Woody Herman & His Orchestra, Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra, The Mills Brothers, Nat King Cole Trio, Rosemary Clooney, The Ames Brothers, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble
  51. Wasted Time – The Eagles
  52. White & Lazy – The Replacements
  53. Who May Be Lazy – M. Ward

►►► You may also want to check out a previous post I did back in late 2009 titled “Songs About Dreams” that include, among others, daydreaming type songs which could easily translate to laziness, boredom or wasting time – The link is HERE

Songs About Clouds

With so many metaphorical options, the concept of “clouds” are a favorite theme for songwriters. Clouds can represent an array of feelings or interpretations. On one hand, white clouds can represent peacefulness and beauty or even elation as in “being on cloud 9” or “having your head up in the clouds”. Then again, on the other end of the spectrum, darker clouds can represent gloominess, danger, sadness or being in some sort of term-oil. Somewhere in the middle can be like being in a dream state, mental fogginess or a feeling of uncertainty.

I started off originally wanting to list only those songs with the word cloud or cloudy within the title but I realized there were a number of other songs that came to mind with clouds or a form of the word cloud that stands out prominently somewhere within the lyrics. So I present to you a plethora of cloudy tunes to choose from for a common theme for your next event, or maybe for a personal playlist, or maybe just simply that you’re in the mood to hear something when the feeling strikes you…..

Songs About Clouds

  1. A Walk In The Clouds – from the movie soundtrack
  2. Above The Clouds – Paul Weller
  3. Both Sides Now – Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell
  4. Cloud Nine – The Temptations, George Harrison
  5. Cloud Number Nine – Bryan Adams
  6. Cloud On My Tongue – Tori Amos
  7. Cloudbusting – Kate Bush
  8. Clouds – David Gates
  9. Clouds – Kitaro
  10. Clouds – The Jayhawks
  11. Clouds – The Go-Betweens
  12. Clouds Across the Sun – Firefall
  13. Clouds In My Heart – Duke Ellington
  14. Clouds Over California – Devildriver
  15. Clouds Race Across the Sky – Joe Satriani
  16. Cloudy – Average White Band
  17. Cloudy – Simon & Garfunkel
  18. Cloudy Skies – Ugly Kid Joe
  19. Dark Cloud – Holmes Brothers
  20. Far Above The Clouds – Mike Oldfield
  21. From The Clouds – Jack Johnson (brand new release)
  22. Get Off My Cloud – Rolling Stones
  23. Heavy Cloud No Rain – Sting
  24. In The Clouds – The Cult
  25. Kickin’ The Clouds Away – George Gershwin (from the 1925 Broadway Musical “Tell Me More”)
  26. Little Cloud – The Incredible String Band
  27. Little Fluffy Clouds – The Orb
  28. Liza (All The Clouds’ll Roll Away) – George Gershwin – Chick Webb, Al Jolson, Ella Fitzgerald (1929)
  29. Mighty Clouds of Joy – BJ Thomas
  30. No More Cloudy Days – The Eagles
  31. Obscured By Clouds – Pink Floyd
  32. Piano Above The Clouds – Jim Brickman
  33. Till The Clouds Roll By – June Allyson  & Ray McDonald (from the 1946 Broadway Musical)
  34. Uncloudy Day – Staple Singers
  35. Wait ‘Til The Clouds Roll By – Uncle Dave Macon (1939)
  36. White Fluffy Clouds – Camper Van Beethoven
  37. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon

Songs About Religion & Spirituality Featuring God & Jesus

Welcome to an interesting song list this time around – Unlike most of the other song lists I have done in the past, this particular subject contains both positive and negative interpretations of the topic of religion. The songs in this particular post represent the entire spectrum of religion and spirituality or might even do the opposite and bring into question it’s existence. Some even use the word religion, God, Jesus, Lord, Holy Spirit or supreme being in an entirely different context. Even though I consider myself to be a believer in a higher power, a Christian my entire life, I’m not trying to advocate or preach religion to anyone reading this, only offering a wide array of songs with similar words in the title or verse within the song. Some of these songs might even be a great source of inspiration, hope and  an inner peace to those listening carefully. Others may be cynical about the existence of a higher power or the Almighty God.

I’ve intentionally tried to avoid songs that were traditional church hymns and songs of praise that are typically found in various Christian religions unless they had crossed-over to mainstream radio or concert performance by mainstream artists…..  Exceptions being songs like Amazing Grace and The Lord’s Prayer. Now, with that being said, I need to clarify that I have nothing personally  against those type of spiritual songs as many of them are quite beautiful and meaningful but my focus here was on mainstream genres including rock, country, R & B and many others as well….. the stuff you’d hear on your favorite radio stations or in concerts. Also Christmas songs I have stayed away from as many of them focus on the birth of Jesus and core Christian values – once again nothing wrong with them – just not including them in this particular post.

Enjoy and may you find what you’re looking for in compiling a music playlist with a theme for an event or for your personal listening pleasure. Any additions or comments are always welcome and appreciate at the bottom of this post.

Songs About Religion & Spirituality

Featuring God & Jesus

  1. Act of God – Prince
  2. All Around Me – Flyleaf
  3. Amazing Grace – Mahalia Jackson, Judy Collins, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez, Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (beautiful bagpipe & drum instrumental), Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash (one of the most covered songs ever written that crossed over from a Gospel Standard to mainstream)
  4. Amen – Paula Cole
  5. American Pie – Don McLean
  6. Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz
  7. Awesome God – Rich Mullins
  8. Bad Religion – Godsmack
  9. Believe – Disturbed
  10. Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show – Neil Diamond
  11. Counterfeit God – Black Label Society
  12. Day By Day – Godspell (from the Broadway Musical)
  13. Dear God – XTC
  14. Dear God – Avenged Sevenfold
  15. Dust In The Wind – Kansas
  16. Every Grain of Sand – Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris
  17. For The Greater Good of God – Iron Maiden
  18. Gates of Eden – Bob Dylan
  19. Get Right With God – Lucinda Williams
  20. Get Together – The Youngbloods
  21. God – John Lennon
  22. God – Tori Amos
  23. God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday, Shania Twain
  24. God Bless The USA – Lee Greenwood
  25. God Blessed Texas – Little Texas
  26. God Gave Rock N Roll To You – Argent, Kiss
  27. God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You – Alabama, N Sync
  28. God of Thunder – Kiss
  29. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  30. God Put A Smile Upon Your Face – Coldplay
  31. God Save The Queen – Sex Pistols
  32. God Shuffled His Feet – Crash Test Dummies
  33. God’s Comic – Elvis Costello
  34. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen, John Cale, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Bob Dylan, kd lang, Alexandra Burke, Justin Timberlake, Jason Castro, Lee DeWyze (one of the most covered songs of all time but the ones listed here were either released as hits or major cover versions)
  35. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands – Laurie London
  36. Help Pour Out The Rain (Lacey’s Song) – Buddy Jewell
  37. I Believe In Father Christmas – Emerson Lake & Palmer
  38. I Don’t Know How To Love Him – Helen Reddy (from the Rock Opera Jesus Christ Superstar)
  39. I Knew Jesus (Before He Was A Superstar) – Glen Campbell
  40. I Saw God Today – George Strait
  41. I Saw The Light – Hank Williams, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  42. If I Give My Heart To Jesus – Billy Joe Shaver
  43. In The Presence of The Lord – Blind Faith
  44. Imagine – John Lennon
  45. It’s A Sin – Pet Shop Boys
  46. Jesus Christ Superstar – Original Cast from the Rock Opera
  47. Jesus He Knows Me – Genesis
  48. Jesus Is Just Alright With Me- The Byrds, Doobie Brothers
  49. Jesus Just Left Chicago – ZZ Top
  50. Jesus Take The Wheel – Carrie Underwood
  51. Jesus Walking On The Water – Violent Femmes
  52. Jesus Walks – Kanye West
  53. Let It Be – The Beatles
  54. Little Green Apples – OC Smith, Roger Miller
  55. Living In Sin – Bon Jovi
  56. Long Dark Train – Josh Turner
  57. Lord Mr. Ford – Jerry Reed
  58. Losing My Religion – REM
  59. Me & God – Josh Turner
  60. Mighty Clouds of Joy – BJ Thomas
  61. Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
  62. Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel
  63. My City of Ruins – Bruce Springsteen
  64. My God – Jethro Tull
  65. My Jesus Told Me So – Marshall Tucker Band
  66. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
  67. Oh Happy Day – Edwin Hawkin Singers
  68. One of Us – Joan Osborne
  69. One Tin Soldier – Coven
  70. One Toke Over The Line – Brewer & Shipley
  71. Only God Knows Why – Kid Rock
  72. Only The Good Die Young – Billy Joel
  73. People Get Ready – Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions
  74. Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode, Johnny Cash, Marilyn Manson
  75. Put Your Hand In The Hand – Ocean
  76. Rebel Jesus – Jackson Browne
  77. Redemption Song – Bob Marley
  78. Reverend Mr. Black – Kingston Trio, Johnny Cash
  79. Rivers of Babylon – The Melodians, Boney M, Sublime
  80. Saint of Me – The Rolling Stones
  81. Signs – Five Man Electrical Band, Tesla
  82. Sinner – Drowning Pool
  83. Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel
  84. Somebody Touched Me – Ferlin Huskey, Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn
  85. Something To Believe In – Poison
  86. Spirit In The Sky – Norman Greenbaum
  87. Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  88. Stoney End – Barbara Streisand
  89. Thank God For Believers – Ronnie Milsap, Mark Chesnutt
  90. Thank God I’m A Country Boy – John Denver
  91. That’s The Way God Planned It – Billy Preston
  92. The God That Failed – Metallica
  93. The Lord Knows I’m Drinkin’ – Cal Smith
  94. The Lord’s Prayer – Sister Janet Mead
  95. The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash (one of Johnny’s last songs he wrote & sang before his death and quite powerful – highly recommended)
  96. The Preacher & The Bear – Jerry Reed
  97. There’s A Higher Power – Louvin Brothers, Buddy Miller
  98. This Is God – Phil Vassar
  99. Three Wooden Crosses – Randy Travis
  100. Turn, Turn, Turn – The Byrds
  101. Unanswered Prayers – Garth Brooks
  102. Watching You – Rodney Atkins
  103. Way Down In The Hole – Tom Waits
  104. Whenever God Shines His Light – Van Morrison & Cliff Richard
  105. Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning – Alan Jackson
  106. Why Me Lord – Kris Kristofferson
  107. Will You Be Ready At The Plate (When Jesus Throws The Ball) – Elmo & Patsy
  108. With God On Our Side – Bob Dylan
  109. Would Jesus Wear A Rolex – Ray Stevens

Along with the list above you could probably include a number of additional songs by a select few very successful ‘crossover’ artists. These feature artists who either crossed over from Christian or Gospel music to mainstream or vice-versa include – the most well known include Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, BJ Thomas, Aretha Franklin, The Staple Singers, Al Green, Amy Grant, Randy Travis. Then there are a few others with a more heavy metal or alternative sound that emerged from Christian music roots and crossed over to mainstream hard rock/heavy metal/post grunge but still kept a Christian element in their lyrics such as Stryper, Creed, Lifehouse, Sixpence None The Richer and P.O.D. Jars of Clay, Third Day and Mercy Me have also received a lot of attention in recent years as mainstays of Christian rock that have gained some mainstream crossover appeal.

100+ Songs For Graduation

All across the country, another school year is winding down and another senior class will be revving up towards that memorable walk to the podium, with all the  ‘pomp and circumstance’ of this year’s graduation ceremonies. Every year the senior graduating class usually chooses a graduation theme….. along with suitable music (as far as lyrics go) that supports that theme.

This is a special day when thousands of students across the country will celebrate the achievements they’ve accomplished in school – whether it be 6th grade, 8th grade, 12th grade or college – For some it will mean moving on to a higher education while others will go out into the world to hopefully ‘make a difference’. Regardless, it’s a time to remember and be thankful to all of our family, friends, and teachers who’ve supported us over the years and made it all possible.

So whether you’re choosing songs for the actual formal event, the pre-ceremony, that wild party afterward or simply the gathering of family and friends to reminisce with, the following list should be able to give you some ideas to work with and enjoy covering multiple genres and timelines.

There will be some of you out there looking to create personal CD’s with special graduation songs on them while others will be searching for their most memorable school graduation song(s).

There are boundless song choices out there but I tried to narrow it down and focus on those songs with lyrics that generally speak about reflections, memories, dreams, future thoughts, close friendships, new doors opening, guidance, thankfulness for support,  and the word ‘graduation’ itself. You may be looking for songs to help you celebrate the moment, look forward to the future with hope, recognize the importance of your lifelong friends, reflect on special memories.  These special ‘graduation themed’ songs can help you out with just that.

So there you go — Hope this helps — Enjoy the tunes!  😛

100+ Songs Suitable For Graduation

  1. 100 Years – Five For Fighting
  2. A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
  3. A Place In The Sun – Stevie Wonder
  4. A Place In This World – Taylor Swift
  5. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross
  6. Believe It Or Not (“Theme From Greatest American Hero”) –  Joey Scarbury
  7. Best Days – Graham Colton
  8. Bigger Than My Body – John Mayer
  9. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  10. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
  11. Carry On Wayward Son – Kansas
  12. Change the World – Eric Clapton
  13. Climb Every Mountain from the Sound of Music
  14. Closing Time – Semisonic
  15. Come Sail Away – Styx
  16. Congratulations – The Rolling Stones
  17. Do I Make You Proud? – Taylor Hicks
  18. Don’t Look Back – Boston
  19. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  20. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
  21. Dream On – Aerosmith
  22. Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) – Baz Luhrmann [The Speech Song]
  23. Fame – Irene Cara
  24. First Day of My Life – Melanie C
  25. Flashdance…What A Feeling – Irene Cara (from Flashdance)
  26. Forever Young – Bob Dylan
  27. Forever Young – Rod Stewart
  28. Free – Elliott Yamin
  29. Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  30. Friends Forever – Vitamin C
  31. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
  32. Graduation Album – Kanye West
  33. Graduation (Friends Forever) – Vitamin C
  34. Graduation Day – Four Freshmen
  35. Graduation Day – Chris Isaak
  36. Graduation Day – Kanye West
  37. Graduation Song (Pomp & Circumstance) – Adrian Kimberly
  38. Graduation’s Here – The Fleetwoods
  39. Here’s To The Night – Eve 6
  40. I Believe – Fantasia
  41. I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
  42. I Go Back – Kenny Chesney
  43. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
  44. I Made It – Kevin Rudolf
  45. I Will Remember You – Amy Grant, Sarah McLachlan
  46. If I Can Dream – Celine Dion
  47. If Today Was Your Last Day – Nickelback
  48. I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrandts (Theme From Friends)
  49. I’ll Remember – Madonna
  50. I’m Moving On – Rascal Flats
  51. I’m Not Gonna Cry – Corey Smith (The Graduation Song)
  52. In This Diary – The Ataris
  53. It’s My Life – Jon Bon Jovi
  54. It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday – Boys II Men
  55. I’ve Had The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  56. Live Like We’re Dying – Kris Allen
  57. Live To Win – Paul Stanley
  58. My Generation – The Who
  59. My Way – Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley
  60. My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  61. No Boundaries – Kris Allen, Adam Lambert
  62. Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now – Jefferson Starship
  63. On My Way – Phil Collins
  64. One Step At A Time – Jordin Sparks
  65. Our Lives – The Calling
  66. Photograph – Nickelback
  67. Place In This World – Michael W. Smith
  68. Please Remember – LeAnn Rimes
  69. Power of One – Donna Summer
  70. Road To Nowhere – Talking Heads
  71. Schools Out – Alice Cooper
  72. Shining Star – Earth Wind & Fire
  73. Simply The Best – Tina Turner
  74. Soar – Christina Aguilera
  75. Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  76. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
  77. Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall
  78. Thank You For Being A Friend – Andrew Gold (There’s another well known version of this song as the theme from “The Golden Girls” TV Show)
  79. The Best of Times – Styx
  80. The Climb – Miley Cyrus
  81. The Dance – Garth Brooks
  82. The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha
  83. The Long & Winding Road – The Beatles
  84. The River – Garth Brooks
  85. The Time of My Life – David Cook
  86. There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  87. These Are Special Times – Christina Aguilera
  88. These Are The Days – 10,000 Maniacs, Sugarland
  89. This Is The Time – Billy Joel
  90. Time In A Bottle – Jim Croce
  91. Today – Smashing Pumpkins
  92. Together – Jack Hartman
  93. Top of the World – Van Halen
  94. True Colors – Cyndi Lauper, Phil Collins
  95. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
  96. We Are The Champions – Queen
  97. Welcome To Wherever You Are – Bon Jovi
  98. We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
  99. Whenever You Remember – Carrie Underwood
  100. Who I Am – Jessica Andrews
  101. Wide Open Spaces – Dixie Chicks
  102. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  103. Winds of Change – The Scorpions
  104. With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles, Joe Cocker
  105. With Arms Wide Open – Creed
  106. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
  107. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Jordin Sparks

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“I’m Not Gonna Cry” Graduation Song Lyrics

recorded by Corey Smith

FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD from Corey’s website HERE

Sunday shoes, cap and gown

The whole town’s gathered around

Waited 18 years now it’s all comin’ down to this.

I scanned the crowd and it fills my soul

My best friends all here in rows

No turning back, Now it’s time to walk that line

This tassel is gonna turn

But when the moment passes by

We’ll just walk away

Then slowly grow apart

But I’m not gonna cry,

No, not one sad or happy tear

I’ve waited my whole life

Now I’m gonna fly right outta here

It’s a bittersweet goodbye,

But I’m not gonna cry

Friday night, football games,

First loves and first heartbreaks,

It didn’t matter who won or lost,

Only how we played,

Memories as good as gold,

Tearin’ up those mountain roads,

Racin’ out 53, to old Georgetown,

Sure we made a little trouble,

But learned from every mistake,

So there’s no regret,

We’ve done the best we could

So I’m not gonna cry,

No, not one sad or happy tear

I’ve waited my whole life

Now I’m gonna fly right outta here

These have been the best years of my life

So I’m not gonna cry

It’s been a lonely, winding journey

And we’ve lost a few along the way

Still we’ve hung in there through the tribulations

Now it’s time to celebrate

It’s our Graduation Day

So I’m not gonna cry

Not one sad or happy tear

I’ve waited my whole life

So I’m gonna fly right outta here

This has been the best day of my life,

So I’m not gonna cry

It’s a bittersweet goodbye,

I’m not gonna cry

Congratulations Graduates!

Time to Get Down and Celebrate!

Best Wishes On Future Endeavors!

Songs About Food

On a previous poll survey I had conducted on this site a couple months back, readers were asked what type of playlist they’d like to see next, and the most asked for was relating to food. So here you will find a comprehensive “food-inspired” collection of songs covering a vast array of music genres, styles and eras. Each of these selections feature various songs about or relating to food… as well as various other aspects of eating, drinking and dining, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Other key words are eat, candy, food, cafe, restaurant, drive-thru, etc. These key words must appear in the title to be included here.

I’m sure you will soon realize that a majority of these songs featuring food related terms don’t really have anything to do with food at all, but are a metaphor for other guilty pleasures of life, so to speak. So it’s no surprise how often food terminology comes up in song.

A more comprehensive drinking song list featuring songs about alcoholic drinks, liquor, bars, etc. can be found HERE. (I posted this list a few months back)

If you can think of any songs I omitted here, and I know there are lots more out there, please drop me a comment and let me know.

** PS – I refuse to be held liable for causing hunger pains or attack of the munchies after the viewing the following list and photo gallery. 😛

Bon Appetit!!

Songs About Food

    1. 30,000 Pounds of Bananas – Harry Chapin (1974)
    2. A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch – Dead Kennedys (1985)
    3. A Rose & A Baby Ruth – George Hamilton IV (1956)
    4. A Spoonful of Sugar – Julie Andrews (classic from the 1964 movie, “Mary Poppins”)
    5. A Taste of Honey – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1965)
    6. Alice’s Restaurant Massacree – Arlo Guthrie (1969)
    7. All Her Favorite Fruit – Camper Van Beethoven
    8. All Night Diner – Modest Mouse (1996)
    9. All That Meat And No Potatoes – Fats Waller
    10. All You Can Eat – The Fat Boys
    11. American Pie – Don McLean (1971), Madonna (2000)
    12. Animal Crackers (In My Soup) – Shirley Temple (from the 1935 movie, “Curly Top”)
    13. Anybody Want To Buy My Cabbage? – Lil Johnson (1930’s)
    14. Apple – Cibo Matto
    15. Apple Green – June Valli (1960)
    16. Apple of My Eye – Roy Head (1965)
    17. Apples, Peaches, Cherries – Peggy Lee
    18. Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie – Jay & The Techniques (1967)
    19. Artichoke – Cibo Matto
    20. Attack of The Killer Tomatoes Theme – from the 1978 cult movie of the same name
    21. Banana Boat Song (Day-O) – Harry Belafonte (1957) and by many others
    22. Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
    23. Banana Split For My Baby – Louis Prima
    24. Bazooka Bubble Gum Song – Bazooka Joe
    25. Beans & Cornbread – Louis Jordan
    26. Beans In My Ears – Serendipity Singers (1964)
    27. Beef Jerky – Cibo Matto
    28. Big Rock Candy Mountain – Burl Ives (1949) (a folk classic from the 1920’s)
    29. Birthday Cake – Cibo Matto (1995)
    30. Black Coffee – Sarah Vaughan (1949), Peggy Lee (1953), Ella Fitzgerald (1960) (several other recordings over the years from Rosemary Clooney to k.d. Lang)
    31. Black Coffee In Bed – Squeeze (1982)
    32. Black Horse & The Cherry Tree – KT Turnstall (2006)
    33. Bloat On – Cheech & Chong (1977) parody of “Float On” by The Floaters
    34. Blueberry Hill – Louis Armstrong (1956), Fats Domino (1956)
    35. Brain Stew – Green Day (1995)
    36. Bread & Butter – The Newbeats (1964)
    37. Breakfast At Tiffanys – Deep Blue Something (1995)
    38. Breakfast In America – Supertramp (1979)
    39. Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones (1971)
    40. Burger & Fries – Charley Pride (1978)
    41. Burritos – Sublime
    42. Buttermilk Biscuits – Sir Mix-A-Lot
    43. Café Down On The Corner – Sawyer Brown
    44. Call Any Vegetable – Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
    45. Candy – Iggy Pop (1990), Cameo (1986) Mandy Moore (1999)
    46. Candy Girl – Four Seasons (1963)
    47. Candy Girl – New Edition (1993)
    48. Candy Man – Roy Orbison (1961)
    49. Candyman – Christina Aguilera (2007)
    50. Candy Rain – Soul For Real (1995)
    51. Candy Shop – 50 Cent (2005)
    52. Canned Ham – Norman Greenbaum (1970)
    53. Caramel – Suzanne Vega
    54. Cheeseburger In Paradise – Jimmy Buffett (1978)
    55. Cherry Baby – Starz (1977)
    56. Cherry Bomb – John Cougar Mellencamp (1987)
    57. Cherry Cherry – Neil Diamond (1966)
    58. Cherry Hill Park – Billy Joe Royal (1969)
    59. Cherry Pie – Skip & Flip (1960)
    60. Cherry Pie – Warrant (1990)
    61. Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White – Perez Prado & His Orchestra (1955)
    62. Cherrystone – Adrissi Brothers (1959)
    63. Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire (aka “The Christmas Song”) – Nat King Cole (1946) This Christmas classic has also been recorded by scores of other artists
    64. Chewy Chewy – Ohio Express (1968)
    65. Chicken – The Cramps
    66. Chicken Cordon Bleu – Steve Goodman
    67. Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band (2008)
    68. Chicken Noodle Soup – Webstar & Young B (2006)
    69. Chicken Pickin’ – Lonnie Mack (1964)
    70. Chicken Soup With Rice – Carole King
    71. Chiquita Banana – Xavier Cugat & His Orchestra
    72. Chocolate – Snow Patrol
    73. Chocolate Cake – Crowded House (1991)
    74. Chocolate Rain – Tay Zonday (a YouTube viral success)
    75. Chocolate Salty Balls – (sung by Chef from South Park)
    76. Chop Suey – System of A Down (2002)
    77. Cigarettes & Chocolate Milk – Rufus Wainwright (2001)
    78. Cinnamon – Derek (1968)
    79. Cinnamon Girl – Gentrys (1970)
    80. Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
    81. Coconut – Nilsson (1972)
    82. Coconut Pudding Vendor – Xavier Cogat (1935)
    83. Coconut Woman – Harry Belafonte (1957)
    84. Coffee In The Morning (Kisses In The Night) – Boswell Sisters (1934)
    85. Coffee Song – Frank Sinatra (1946)
    86. Coffee Time – Natalie Cole
    87. Cold Turkey – John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band (1969)
    88. Collard Greens & Black Eyed Peas – Bud Powell
    89. Cook With Honey- Judy Collins (1973)
    90. Cornflake Girl – Tori Amos (1994)
    91. Cotton Candy – Al Hirt (1964)
    92. Country Pie – Bob Dylan
    93. Crackerbox Palace – George Harrison (1977)
    94. Dinner Bell – They Might Be Giants
    95. Dinner With Drac – John Zacherle (1958)
    96. Dixie Chicken – Little Feat (1973)
    97. Dixie Fried – Kentucky Headhunters (1993)
    98. Do Fries Go With That Shake? – George Clinton (1986)
    99. Do You Want Fries With That? – Tim McGraw (2005)
    100. Does Your Chewing Gum Lose It’s Flavor (On The Bedpost Overnight?) – Lonnie Donegan & His Skiffle Group (another Dr. Demento classic)
    101. Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree – The Andrews Sisters/Glenn Miller Orchestra (1942)
    102. Eat It – Weird Al Yankovic (1984)
    103. Eat Steak – Reverend Horton Heat (1992)
    104. Eat That Chicken – Charles Mingus
    105. Eat The Rich – Aerosmith (1993)
    106. Eat Your Greens – Lloyd Cole
    107. Eatin’ Ice Cream & Cake – Ray Charles
    108. Eggs & Sausage – Tom Waits
    109. Elderberry Wine – Elton John (1973)
    110. English Muffins & Irish Stew – Sylvia Sims (1956)
    111. Everybody Eats When They Come To My House – Cab Calloway
    112. Fish Heads – Barnes & Barnes (a Dr. Demento novelty classic)
    113. Food For Thought – UB40 (1980)
    114. Food Glorious Food – soundtrack from “Oliver” (1968)
    115. Frim Fram Sauce – Nat King Cole (1945), Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and others
    116. Get ‘Em From The Peanut Man (Hot Nuts) – Lil Johnson (1930’s)
    117. Get Your Biscuits In The Over & Your Buns In Bed – Kinky Friedman
    118. Glass Onion – Beatles (1968)
    119. Goober Peas – a traditional folk song from around 1866 with good versions by Burl Ives as well as The Kingston Trio
    120. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat – Charles Mingus
    121. Grapefruit/Juicy Fruit – Jimmy Buffett (1978)
    122. Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) – Dee Dee Sharp (1962)
    123. Green Onions – Booker T & The MG’s (1962)
    124. Grits Ain’t Groceries – Little Milton
    125. Guava Jelly – Bob Marley
    126. Hard Rock Candy Christmas – Dolly Parton
    127. Ham ‘N’ Eggs – Lonnie Donegan
    128. Ham ‘N’ Eggs – A Tribe Called Quest
    129. Hold Tight (Want Some Seafood Mama) – The Andrews Sisters
    130. Homegrown Tomatoes – Guy Clark
    131. Honey Honey – Abba (1974)
    132. Honey Pie – Beatles
    133. Hot Burrito #1 – Flying Burrito Brothers (1969)
    134. Hot Cross Buns – (a children’s nursery rhyme dating back 3 centuries!)
    135. Hot Dog – Led Zeppelin (1979)
    136. Hot Dog & A Shake – David Lee Roth
    137. Hot Dogs & Hamburgers – John Cougar Mellencamp
    138. Hot Pastrami – Dartells (1963)
    139. Hot Pastrami With Mashed Potatoes – Joey Dee & The Starliters (1963)
    140. Hungry – Paul Revere & The Raiders (1966)
    141. Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen (1987)
    142. Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen (1980)
    143. Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran (1982)
    144. I Like Food – The Descendents
    145. I Want Candy – Strangeloves (1965)
    146. I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow (1982)
    147. I Want Candy – Aaron Carter
    148. Ice Cream – Raekwon (1995)
    149. Ice Cream – Sarah McLachlan
    150. Ice Cream Man – Van Halen (1978)

  1. If I Knew Your Were Coming (I’d’ve Baked A Cake) – Eileen Barton (1950)
  2. Incense & Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock (1967)
  3. I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts – Danny Kaye (1950)
  4. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) – Hank Williams (1952), Jo Stafford (1952)
  5. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) – John Fogerty/Blue Ridge Rangers (1972)
  6. Java – Al Hirt (1964)
  7. Java Jive – The Ink Spots (1941)
  8. Jelly Roll – Charles Mingus
  9. Junk Food Junkie – Larry Groce (1976) (another Dr. Demento classic)
  10. Know Your Chicken – Cibo Matto (1996)
  11. Lady Marmalade- LaBelle (1975)
  12. Land of Milk & Honey – The Vogues (1966)
  13. Lemon Tree – Peter Paul & Mary 1962), Trini Lopez (1965)
  14. Let’s Have Another Cup of Coffee – Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians (an Irving Berlin classic from the 1932 movie “Face The Music”)
  15. Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries – Rudy Vallee (1931)
  16. Lipstick & Candy & Rubbersole Shoes – Julius LaRosa (1956)
  17. Little Coco Palm – Jerry Wallace (1960)
  18. Little Green Apples – OC Smith (1968), Roger Miller (1968)
  19. Lollipop – The Chordettes (1958)
  20. Lollipop – Mika (2007)
  21. Lollipop – Lil’ Wayne (2008)
  22. Lollipop (Candyman) – Aqua (1997)
  23. Lollipops & Roses – Jack Jones (1962)
  24. Louisiana Hot Sauce – Sammy Kershaw
  25. Lunch Lady Land – Adam Sandler
  26. Marshmallow World – A Christmas classic originally recorded by Bing Crosby (1950), also hits by Dean Martin (1966), Vic Damone (1951), Darlene Love (1963)
  27. Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp (1962)
  28. Meat & Potatoes – Belle & Sebastian
  29. Meatballs – Lil Johnson (1930’s)
  30. Memphis Soul Stew – King Curtis
  31. Milk & Cereal – G. Love & Special Sauce
  32. Milkshake – Kelis (2003)
  33. Moose Turd Pie – Utah Philips
  34. Mother Popcorn – James Brown
  35. Mr. Peppermint Man – Dick Dale & His Del-Tones (1962)
  36. Muffin Man – Frank Zappa
  37. My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small (1964)
  38. No Milk Today – Herman’s Hermits (1967)
  39. No Sugar Tonight – The Guess Who (1970)
  40. On The Good Ship Lollipop – Shirley Temple (from the 1934 movie classic “Bright Eyes”
  41. On Top of Spaghetti – Tom Glaser & Do-Re-Mi Children’s Chorus (1963)
  42. One Bad Apple – The Osmonds (1971)
  43. One More Cup of Coffee – Bob Dylan
  44. Oreo Cookie Blues – Lonnie Mack
  45. Pans of Biscuits – Kate Campbell
  46. Pass The Peas – James Brown
  47. Peaches – Presidents of the United States of America (1996)
  48. Peaches & Cream – 112 (2001)
  49. Peaches En Regalia – Frank Zappa (1969)
  50. Peaches ‘N’ Cream – Ikettes (1965)
  51. Peanut Butter – The Marathons (1961)
  52. Peanut Butter – Twennynine (1979)
  53. Peanuts – Little Joe & The Thrillers (1957)
  54. Peel Me A Grape – Diana Krall
  55. Pepper – Butthole Surfers (1996)
  56. Pepper-Hot Baby – Jaye P. Morgan (1955)
  57. Peppermint Twist – Joey Dee & The Starliters (1961)
  58. Pickin’ Wild Mountain Berries – Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson (1968)
  59. Pineapple Princess – Annette (1960)
  60. Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White (1969)
  61. Pop Pop Pop Pie – Sherrys (1962)
  62. Popcorn – Hot Butter (1972)
  63. Popcorn Song – Cliffie Stone (1955)
  64. Popsicle – Jan & Dean (1966)
  65. Popsicle Toes – Michael Franks (1976)
  66. Popsicles & Icicles – Murmaids (1963)
  67. Pork & Beans – Weezer (2008)
  68. Pork Chops & Mustard Greens – Ernie Andrews
  69. Poundcake – Van Halen (1991)
  70. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard (1988)
  71. Pretzel Logic – Steely Dan (1974)
  72. Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) – Squeeze (1980)
  73. Pumpkin Soup – Kate Nash (2007)
  74. Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley, Dickie Goodman (both are different versions)
  75. Rainbow Stew – Merle Haggard
  76. Raspberries, Strawberries – Kingston Trio
  77. Raspberry Berry – Prince (1985)
  78. Roast Fish & Cornbread – Lee “Scratch” Perry
  79. Rock & Roll Stew – Traffic (1971)
  80. Rock Lobster – B-52’s (1979)
  81. Rubber Biscuit – Blues Brothers (1979)
  82. Sad Cafe – The Eagles
  83. Salt Peanuts – Dizzy Gillespie (1942)
  84. Sam The Hot Dog Man – Lil Johnson (1930’s)
  85. Saturday Night Fish Fry – Louis Jordan (1949)
  86. Savoy Truffle – Beatles
  87. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant – Billy Joel (1977)
  88. Sci-Fi Wasabi – Cibo Matto
  89. Sex & Candy – Marcy Playground (1998)
  90. Shanghai Noodle Factory – Traffic
  91. She Don’t Use Jelly – Flaming Lips (1993)
  92. Shoo-Fly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy – Guy Lombardo & His Orchestra, Dinah Shore (1946)
  93. Shortnin’ Bread – Al Jolson, Nelson Eddy, Andrews Sisters, Allan Sherman, The Tractors, The Cramps among others (a traditional folk song over 100 years old)
  94. Shrimp Boats – Jo Stafford (1951)
  95. Soup Is Good Food – Dead Kennedys (1985)
  96. Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday (1939)
  97. Strawberry Fields Forever – Beatles (1967)
  98. Strawberry Letter 23 – Brothers Johnson (1977)
  99. Strawberry Shortcake – Jay & The Techniques (1968)
  100. Strawberry Wine – Deanna Carter (1996)
  101. Sugar & Spice – Cryan’ Shames (1966)
  102. Sugar Baby Love – The Rubettes (1974)
  103. Sugar Daddy – Jackson 5 (1971)
  104. Sugar Daddy – Thompson Twins (1989)
  105. Sugar Don’t Bite – Sam Harris (1984)
  106. Sugar Dumpling – Sam Cooke (1965)
  107. Sugar Free – Wa Wa Nee (1987)
  108. Sugar (Gimme Some) – Trick Daddy (2005)
  109. Sugar Hill – A Z (1995)
  110. Sugar Lips – Al Hirt (1964)
  111. Sugar Magnolia – Grateful Dead (1970)
  112. Sugar Moon – Pat Boone (1958)
  113. Sugar On Sunday – Clique (1969)
  114. Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs (1963)
  115. Sugar Sugar – The Archies (1969)
  116. Sugar Time – McGuire Sisters (1957)
  117. Sugar Town – Nancy Sinatra (1966)
  118. Sugar Walls – Sheena Easton (1984)
  119. Sugar Water – Cibo Matto
  120. Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down – Fall Out Boy (2005)
  121. Sukiyaki – Kyu Sakamoto (1963), A Taste of Honey (1981)
  122. Sweet Cherry Wine – Tommy James (1969)
  123. Sweet Gingerbread Man – Mike Curb Congregation (1970)
  124. Sweet Pea – Tommy Roe (1966)
  125. Sweet Potato Pie – Ray Charles
  126. Sweet Potato Pie – Domino (1994)
  127. Taco Wagon – Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
  128. Tacos, Enchiladas & Beans – Doris Day
  129. Tangerine – Led Zeppelin (1970)
  130. Tea For Two – Marion Harris & His Orchestra (from the classic 1925 musical, “No No Nanette”) (also revamped & popularized with a “cha-cha-cha” version by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra in the 1950’s)
  131. Texas Cookin’ – Guy Clark, George Strait
  132. The Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr. (1972)
  133. The Eggplant Song – Michael Franks
  134. The Eggplant That Ate Chicago – Dr. West’s Medicine Show & Junk Band (1967) (another Dr. Demento classic)
  135. The Fast Food Song – Fast Food Rockers (2003)
  136. The Ketchup Song (aka “Asereje”) – Las Ketchup (2002)
  137. The Lemon Song – Led Zeppelin (1969)
  138. The Onion Song – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (1970)
  139. The Popcorn Song – James Brown (1969)
  140. The Spam Song – Monty Python (a classic)
  141. The Strawberry Roan – Marty Robbins
  142. Trapped In The Drive-Thru- Weird Al Yankovic
  143. Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison (1971)
  144. TV Dinners – ZZ Top
  145. Vegetables – Beach Boys (1967)
  146. Watermelon Crawl – Tracy Byrd
  147. Watermelon Man – Mongo Santamaria Band (1963)
  148. When I Take My Sugar To Tea – Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra
  149. Whipped Cream – Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
  150. White Pepper Ice Cream – Cibo Matto
  151. Wild Honey – Beach Boys (1967)
  152. Wild Mountain Honey – Steve Miller Band (1976)
  153. Yes We Have No Bananas – (1923) Billy Jones, Spike Jones, Benny Goodman (another Dr. Demento favorite)
  154. You Gotta Eat Your Spinach Baby – Shirley Temple (from the 1936 movie Poor Little Rich Girl)
  155. You’ll Never Miss Your Jelly Till Your Jelly Roller’s Gone – Lil Johnson (1930’s)
  156. Yummy, Yummy, Yummy – Ohio Express (1968)

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Special Mention:

The above list wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of  “Weird Al” Yankovic’s….. “The Food Album”…..

 

The Food Album is a compilation CD of parody songs by “Weird Al” Yankovic in which all the songs on the album relates to various types of food.

Track Listings:

#1)  “Fat”

Parody of “Bad” by Michael Jackson

A song about a man’s obesity that is blown way out of proportion

#2)  “Lasagna”

Parody of “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens or Los Lobos

A song centered largely around Italians and Italian cuisine

#3)  “Addicted To Spuds”

Parody of “Addicted To Love” by Robert Palmer

A song about a man’s fondness for potatoes prepared in various different ways

#4)  “I Love Rocky Road”

Parody of “I Love ‘N’ Roll” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

A song glorifying one’s favorite ice cream flavor… none other than Rocky Road!

#5)  “Spam”

Parody of “Stand” by R.E.M.

A song about the infamous canned luncheon meat known as SPAM

#6)  “Eat It”

Parody of “Beat It” by Michael Jackson

A song about a parent’s exasperating quest to get their young child to eat a healthy, nutritious diet

#7)  “The White Stuff”

Parody of “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” by New Kids on the Block

A song about one’s self-expression of loving the creamy white icing found inside Oreo brand cookies

#8)  “My Bologna”

Parody of “My Sharona” by The Knack

A song in which the narrator talks about his obsession with the lunch meat, bologna

#9)  “Taco Grande”

Parody of “Rico Suave” by Gerardo

A song describing a visit to a stereotypical Mexican restaurant

#10)  “Theme from Rocky XIII (The Rye or the Kaiser)”

Parody of “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

A song about a washed-up Rocky Balboa (from the series of Rocky movies), who now runs a deli and occasionally beats up on sides of beef

#11)  Japanese ‘bonus track’ of “Eat It” … the karaoke version

Other “Weird Al” food songs not on the above album but should be are:

“Girls Just Want to Have Lunch”, from “Dare to Be Stupid“, Yankovic’s only previously released food-related song not to make the album.

“Waffle King” was also absent from the above release. Though the song was released later in 1993 on “Alapalooza“, it had already been included on the “Smells Like Nirvana” single the year before.

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One More Interesting Note:

Another musical group that appears on the above list quite often is Cibo Matto. The band’s name, Cibo Matto is an Italian phrase that translates to “Crazy Food” and many of the tracks on their albums relate to food… if only in abstract form. The lyrics in their songs are primarily concerned with food, possibly used as a metaphor. Examples of some of their food songs include “Know Your Chicken,” “Apple”, “Birthday Cake,” Sugar Water,” “Artichoke,” “Beef Jerky,” and “White Pepper Ice Cream”.

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A large comprehensive list of drinking songs can be found on a previous post I did last year – Here is the link:

100+ Drinking Songs – I’ll Drink To That!