We find it a disturbing that male musicians constantly compare women (or their body parts) to foods, specifically fruits and candies. While it's flattering to be compared to edible products with a high glycemic index, it's also becoming unoriginal and while these songs are entertaining, they are mildly sexist and/or misogynistic.
Perhaps the popular 19th century nursery rhyme 'What Are Little Boys Made Of?' has ingrained the notion that girls are "sugar and spice and everything nice."
According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, "honey" has been documented as a term of endearment from at least the 14th century. As women, we've come to expect our significant other to call us by a pet name, which--you guessed it--is usually a sweet.
Being someone's "honey," "sweetie pie," "muffin", or "baby cakes" might not seem so bad if you consider some foreign options. In France, you may be called a petite chou (little cabbage), in Germany you may be called Mausebär (mouse-bear) and if you're Hispanic, your family may already be addressing you as gorda or flaca (fat or skinny).
Here are the Top Ten Songs That Compare Women To Foods. No, The Archies' "Sugar, Sugar" didn't make the cut, sorry.10. R.E.M. - Crush With EyelinerShe's a sad tomato She's three miles of bad road She's her own invention 9. The Steve Miller Band - The JokerYou're the cutest thing That I ever did see I really love your peaches Want to shake your tree8. 69 Boyz - Tootsee RollYeah, tootsie roll Let me see that tootsie roll Get up and roll just make that tootsie ooh Cotton candy, sweet and low, let me see that tootsie roll Come on, tootsie roll, just make that tootsie roll Here we go, tootsie roll, just make that tootsie roll7. The Rolling Stones - Brown SugarBrown sugar how come you taste so good, now? Brown sugar just like a young girl should, now Ah, get along, brown sugar how come you taste so good, baby? Ah, got me feelin' now, brown sugar just like a black girl should6. Maroon 5 - KiwiSweet kiwi Your juices dripping down my chin So please, let me Don't stop it before it begins
So give it up and don't pretend And spread your arms and legs across the bed And when you shake, you won't regret The things I whisper in your ear5. Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like HoneyListen to the girl As she takes on half the world Moving up and so alive In her honey dripping beehive, beehive It's good, so good, it's so good, so good4. G. Love and Special Sauce - Baby's Got SauceYour baby ain't sweet like mine She got sauce... That's some funky lemonade you got going there babe Is it special for me Did you make it today I'll always stop by if you like me to I'll do anything that you could ever want for me to do A kiss for some of this3. 112 - Peaches and Cream I need it cause you know that I'm a fiend Gettin' freaky in my Bentley limousine It's even better when it's with ice cream Know what I mean2. Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On MeRazzle 'n' a dazzle 'n' a flash a little light Television lover, baby, go all night Sometime, anytime, sugar me sweet Little miss innocent sugar me, yeah Come on!
Take a bottle, shake it up Break the bubble, break it up Pour some sugar on me, ooh, in the name of love Pour some sugar on me, c'mon fire me up Pour your sugar on me, I can't get enough I'm hot, sticky sweet from my head to my feet, yeah
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