Music and food are two of the most emotive things on the planet, so it’s no surprise that they go well together! Below, we list 20 of the most iconic songs about food and eating.By the way, if you’re interested in songs about food, you may also be interested in songs about candy, songs about cooking, songs about dancing, songs about eating, and songs about fruits.
Cake By The Ocean – DNCE
This feel good song has a line that demands attention, “I keep on hopin’, cake by the ocean.” Cake By The Ocean is catchy and fun to sing along too, but if you want to take things further, swap out water for your favourite cocktail or drink! If you really can’t do without cake, just head to your local bakery and buy some.
Cheeseburger in Paradise – Jimmy Buffett
This laid back song takes you to a tropical island with lyrics like, “I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes!” If it’s good enough for Jimmy Buffet then it’s sure to be a hit with everyone else! This is a great track that has added benefits of being quite easy going and not too tricky.
Coconut – Harry Nilsson
This song is for anyone who has ever stumbled into a bar in search of some sustenance, or just because they were thirsty! The song is about a man who has taken to the islands in search of something salty or sweet. Coconut definitely qualifies as either of those things! Oddly, this song is often played at bachelorette parties where you’re likely to find some deliciously fruity cocktails…
Eat It – “Weird Al” Yankovic
This comedy song is definitely one to sing along too! Eat It is funny because it contains some hilarious food euphemisms. As it’s by a comedian, you won’t get judged for singing along more than necessary! Additionally, the song is just plain silly and very lighthearted – perfect if you’re trying to wind down.
The Ketchup Song – Las Ketchup
This song is impossible to avoid, as it was the most played European song of 2002! It’s a track that works well with others. Not only is it easy to dance along too, but also easy to sing along to – talk about convenient! You might eve know the lyrics and some of the dance moves already, which means if others haven’t heard it before they’ll be able to get involved.
Fast Food Song – Fast Food Rockers
This tongue in cheek song is all about the joys of eating fast food. If you’re part of a group who’s just eaten somewhere that serves unhealthy but tasty grub, this is for you! Pizza, fried chicken or burgers, anyone?
Milkshake – Kelis
Nobody is quite sure whethr Kelis is siging about an actual milkshake or her sexy dance moves bringing all the boys to the yard, but who cares? Whether you’ve got a cold beverage in your hand or a dance hall full of people, this is a fun track that’s perfect to sing along too.
Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
This country tune is all about barbeque and friends. It’s not hard to imagine a group of people dancing along with their partners while the chorus plays! Chicken fried is perfect for an upbeat, carefree kind of evening where everyone can cut loose.
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
This is a Jack Johnson classic! It’s laid back, romantic and has an authentic hippy vibe. With lyrics like, “We’ll make you banana pancakes,” it’s a great song to express how you feel about someone. If you’re in love, or you just like pancakes, this is definitely the track to listen to.
Cherry Pie – Warrant
If you love hair metal and all things 80s, and you want to hear a song about food, look no further than Cherry Pie! This is a great track for letting loose and having fun with friends. It’s a little bit edgier too, so it might be more suited to an older group of people!
Candy Shop – 50 Cent
This track is sexy and sultry, just like the fabled candy shop! 50 Cent’s lyrics are all about wanting to satisfy his partner with treats, promising that he’ll “be the candyman” just for her. This song is perfect if you want something sensual (but not too slow) and don’t mind raunchy lyrics.
Animal Crackers – Shirley Temple
This is a cute song with lyrics about the perfect after-school snack. It’s especially good for younger people who might not be too familiar with the other songs on this list. This song is lighthearted, fun and perfect for singing along to.
Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
Harry Styles’ big summer hit, “Watermelon Sugar” is the perfect song for winding down and relaxing. It’s a sweet, cheerful song about wondering if you could every go without your love. The summertime vibes are guaranteed to put you in a good mood. The lyrics are fun, and the song is suitable for all ages.
Candyman – Christina Aguilera
Candyman is all about that bass (not that candy!), and Xtina doesn’t disappoint with this funky tune. The song has a catchy chorus you can easily sing along too, as well as lyrics about the perfect man. It’s fun to dance along to, especially if you’re with other people who know the words!
Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
This is a classic 80s rock anthem that everyone knows the words to. Whether you’re actually craving sugar or not, this song is guaranteed to put some pep in your step and have you moving along with your friends. It’s got an infectious beat, so it’s perfect for getting together. Maybe it’s also a good song if you’re feeling nostalgic for the 80s!
Peaches N Cream – Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is in his element when he’s referencing food in his lyrics. This song is all about having a good time and enjoying life with your girl. It’s got a laid back vibe, so it probably works best with friends who are up for cutting loose and having fun together.
Red, Red Wine – UB40
If you’re looking for a reggae vibe with lyrics about redness, look no further than “Red, Red Wine!” The song is all about enjoying yourself and doing whatever makes you happy. It’s got an easygoing beat that will help you relax into your surroundings while the lyrics create good memories. It might be a good tune for an older crowd who want something soothing.
Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
This song is clearly using food as an allegory, with lyrics like “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly”, Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle are comparing themselves to a delicious Jelly treat. This song is fun and upbeat, and perfect for having a good time with friends.
Mango Tree – Sarah Bareilles and the Zac Brown Band
Sarah Bareilles’ soft voice is perfect for this simple, loving song about a man and a woman sharing an intimate moment together. It’s got lyrics that are romantic and sweet, but aren’t cheesy or childish. This one is good if you’re looking for something more upbeat!
Peaches – Presidents of the USA
This fun tune is all about canned peaches, and how delicious they are! It’s impossible to stop smiling when you’re singing along to this song, especially if you’re with a group of friends. The catchy tune makes it good for all ages, and a great way to get a party started!