Best Songs About Food
Songwriters often find inspiration in unlikely places. They could be reading a book, running errands or heading to bed when they're struck with the urge to write about their feelings. Since what we eat is so closely tied to how we feel, it only makes sense that there would be a number of songs written about food. After all, it's called "emotional eating" and "comfort food" for a reason. Here are some of the best songs that feature some key ingredients you'd pick up at the grocery store.
"American Pie," Don McLean
It turns out that the upbeat summer anthem "American Pie" has darker meanings. Don McLean was reported to open up about his interpretation of the song, which was written during a time when he thought classic ideals - hence the name "American Pie" - were phasing out. He felt society was heading in the wrong direction and getting further away from traditional values, and produced this song as a result.
"Strawberry Fields Forever," The Beatles
British pop band The Beatles was the original boy band before by bands were a thing. "Strawberry Fields Forever" got its name from a children's orphanage in band member John Lennon's hometown. The song became a hit, and there's now even a serene spot in Manhattan's Central Park dedicated to John Lennon.
"Peaches," The Presidents Of The United States Of America
One of the top songs to hit the alternative rock scene in the late 1990s, "Peaches" features repetitive lyrics that could quite possibly have a deeper meaning. All it does for us is make us crave some fresh fruit.
"Banana Pancakes," Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson knows a thing or two about soft rock that's perfect for a slow Sunday morning. What better way to complement your easy morning with some banana pancakes for breakfast? Try to listen to this song without craving the sugary treat - we dare you.
"Cheeseburger in Paradise," Jimmy Buffett
The same musical genius who brought us "Margaritaville" and "A Pirate Looks at Forty" also crafted the song "Cheeseburger in Paradise." In it, he describes the classic American snack as "heaven on earth with an onion slice," which we think is quite accurate - unless, of course, you don't like onions.
"Mayonaise," Smashing Pumpkins
Known for their eclectic style and funky lyrics, Smashing Pumpkins graces many CD players in the mid and late 90s. Their hit song "Mayonaise" may be spelled incorrectly, but most of their fans were able to forgive them for the poetic justice they took when writing the piece. When reading through the song lyrics, you learn that it actually has nothing to do with the popular condiment. Regardless of how you interpret it, you might suddenly get a craving for a chicken sandwich and extra mayo.