Thank (or blame) the FCC for becoming more lax, but musicians don't sing about food as often as they used to in the 80s and 90s. Pop artists replaced cherry pie with cherry chapstick and haven't looked back.
While euphemisms about food may no longer be necessary, even rarer are innocent songs about food. But we
We all know Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" is the Thanksgiving song, but your Thanksgiving 2015 playlist should also include these kitschy songs about stuffing your piehole.
10. "I like Food" - Descendents
Chant this during your next dinner date.
I like food, food tastes good! I like food, food tastes good! Juicy burgers, greasy fries, Turkey legs and raw fish eyes Teenage girls, with ketchup too!
9. "Don't Shit Where You Eat" - Ween
Great advice both literally and figuratively.
A little food and drink, ah-uh huh Nothin' too fancy Lamb, veal and some good ol' wine This is the life for me Don't shit where you eat my friend
8. "Martika's Kitchen" - Martika
Who doesn't love a risqué 80s song with a sexy bass line?!
Wooo, here we go The table's set baby Wooo, ahh here we go My oven is hot Come on get some, in Martika's kitchen baby You bring the noise and I'll bring the smile It's been so long since you've been down in the kitchen baby
7. "Eggs & Sausage" - Tom Waits
Tom Waits would be the ultimate dinner guest.
Eggs and sausage and a side of toast Coffee and a roll, hash browns over easy Chili in a bowl with burgers and fries What kind of pie? 6. "Let Me Teach How to Eat" - Rev. Horton Heat
Perv-y song with an even perv-ier music video.
Let me teach you how to eat Teach you how to eat How to marinate the meat Marinate the meat Let me teach you how to eat Teach you how to eat It's a culinary treat Culinary treat
5. "Girls Just Want To Have Lunch" - Weird Al Yankovic
And you thought we were going to post "Eat it."
That's all they really want Some lunch Don't ask 'em to dinner or breakfast or brunch 'Cause girls, they want to have lunch Oh, girls just want to have lunch
4. "TV Dinners" - ZZ Top
Classic use of claymation in a music video.
TV dinners they're goin' to my head TV dinners my skin is turnin' red Twenty year old turkey in a thirty year old tin I can't wait until tomorrow.... and thaw one out again oh yeah! 3. "Ham 'N' Eggs" - A Tribe Called Quest
It wasn't 'cool' to be a vegetarian in the 90s.
I'm plagued by vegetarians No cats and dogs, I'm not a veterinarian Strictly collard greens and a occasional steak Goes on my plate Asparagus tips look yummy, yummy, yummy Candied yams inside my tummy
2. "Maximum Consumpion" - The Kinks
Lyric idea: a diner menu.
I'll have some clam chowder, followed by beef steak on rye Pumpkin pie, whipped cream and coffee, I wanna green salad on the side, Don't forget the french fries, Pizza pie, garlic and anchovie.
1. "Thanksgiving Song" - Adam Sandler
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The ultimate turkey day song.
Turkey for the girls and Turkey for the boys My favorite kind of pants Are corduroys Gobble gobble goo and Gobble gobble gickel I wish turkey Only cost a nickel Oh, I love turkey on Thanksgiving