Top 200 Songs About Food

Songs About Food

Our Top 200 songs about food was written to serve as a helpful guide for people searching for songs about food on all food items. Sometimes, a song is specifically about food; other times, a food item is just used in the title, although the song may not have anything to do with food and is just used symbolically. That’s an important point to make. We saw that constantly with terms like sugar and cherry.

Most of the songs on this list about food are in the rock genre since we are a classic rock history site. Nonetheless, we included some classics outside of the rock genre for those looking for oldies or other styles. Sometimes, we would list a group of songs together under one food product like pie or sugar. Other times, it was just random songs that popped up in our heads. We wanted to keep it both entertaining and helpful. The order is just simply random.

We tried to dig deeper than most other lists and dig up some songs you may have never heard of, but when listing 200, there will always be some of the classics that we could not avoid.  This one took a long time to put together. Bon Appetit!

First up are some songs about “Pie”

# 200 – Custard Pie – Led Zeppelin

We had to open up our songs about food article with a song from our favorite group and the greatest rock and roll band of all time. Yes, ladies and gentlemen that’s Led Zeppelin. The song “Custard Pie,” was released on their best album we all know as Physical Graffiti.

# 199 – Country Pie – Bob Dylan

From the album Nashville Skyline released in 1969

# 198 – Cherry Pie – Warrant

Everyone loved this video. From the album Cherry Pie. Released in 1990

# 197 – Piece Of Pie – Stone Temple Pilots 

From the album Core released in 1992

# 196 – Lemon Pie – Strawbs

From the album Ghosts released in 1975

# 195 – Where’s My Apple Pie – Joan Baez

From the album  The Complete A&M Recordings released in 2003

# 194 – American Pie – Don McLean

The all time American food meets one of the all time American songs. It doesn’t get much more classic than this one.

# 193 – Gone Pie – Patti Smith

From the album Gung Ho released in 2000

# 192 -Piece Of The Pie – Jimmy Cliff

From the album The Power and the Glory released in 1983

# 191 – Magic Pie – Oasis

From the album Be Here Now released in 1997

Songs About Being Hungry…for what? We won’t say…….

# 190 – Hungry – Lita Ford

# 189 – Still Hungry – Great White

From the album Back To The Rhythm released in 2007

# 188 – Hungry – Sammy Hagar 

From the album Sammy Hagar released in 1977.

# 187 – Hungry – Winger

From the album Winger released in 1988.

# 186 – Hungry Heart –Bruce Springsteen

From the album  The River released in 1980.

# 185 – Hungry For Your Love –Van Morrison

From the album Wavelength released in 1978.

# 184 – Hungry Eyes – Eric Carmen

From the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack released in 1987.

# 183 – Hungry Freaks, Daddy – Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

From the album Freak Out! released in 1968.

# 182 – Stay Hungry – Twisted Sister

From the album Stay Hungry released in 1984.

# 181 – Hungry Boys – Blue Öyster Cult

From the album Cultösaurus Erectus released in 1980.

Now let’s mix it up for fun……

# 180 –  Cherry Oh Baby – The Rolling Stones

From the album Black And Blue released in 1976.

# 179 – Supper’s Ready – Genesis

From the album Foxtrot released in 1972

# 178 – Oh Candy – Cheap Trick

From the album Cheap Trick released in 1977.

# 177 – Diet Pill – L7

From the album Wargasm released in 2021

# 176 -Dreams Of Milk And Honey – Mountain

From the album Eruption released in 2004

# 175 – 30,000 Pounds of Bananas – Harry Chapin

From the album  Verities & Balderdash released in 1974 . Such a classic!

# 174 – Rock Candy – Montrose

From the album  Montrose released in 1973

# 173 – Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread – Bob Dylan

From the album The Basement Tapes released in 1975.

# 172 – Eggs And Sausage – Tom Waits

From the album Nighthawks at The Diner  released in 1975

# 171 – The Crab Song – Faith No More

From the album Introduce Yourself released in 1987

# 170 – Chicken Dog – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

From the album Now I Got Worry released in 1996

# 169 -Grapefruit Moon – Tom Waits

From the album released in

# 168 –  The Cookie Factory – Elton John

From the Muse Soundtrack album released in 1999

# 167 – Savoy Truffle  – The Beatles

From the White Album.

# 166 – Cook Cook Blues – The Rolling Stones

From the album  The Singles 1971–2006 released in 1989.

# 165 – Salt of the Earth – The Rolling Stones

From the album Beggars Banquet released in 1968.

# 164 – Oatmeal Box – Willie Nile

From the album Beautiful Wreck Of The World released in 2019.

# 163 -Pork Roll Egg and Cheese – Ween

From the album Pod released in 1991

# 162 –My Bacon Roll – Mark Knopfler

From the album Down The Road Wherever released in 2018

# 161 – Eat To The Beat – Blondie

From the album Eat To The Beat released in 1979

# 160 – Vegetables – The Beach Boys

From the album Smiley Smile released in 1967

# 159 – Catfish – Bob Dylan

From the album The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991 released in 1991.

# 158 – Catfish John – The Grateful Dead

From the album Catfish released in 1974.

# 157 – Peaches—The Presidents Of The United States Of America

From the album The Presidents Of The United States Of America released in 1995.

# 156 – Apple Suckling Tree – Bob Dylan

From the album The Basement Tapes released in 1975

# 155 – Sauce – Ella Mai

From the album Ella Mai released in 2018

# 154 – Pickel – Chumbawamba

From the album ABCDEFG released in 2010

# 153 – Hot Potatoes – The Kinks

From the album Everybody’s in Show-Biz released in 1972

# 152 – Lime Street Blues – Procol Harum

From the album Procol Harum released in 1967

# 151 – Honey Babe – Bob Dylan

From the album The 50th Anniversary Collection – 1963 released in 2013.

# 150 – Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson

From the album In Between Dreams released in 2005

# 149 – Big Cheese – Nirvana

From the album Bleach.

# 148 – Pork And Beans – Weezer

From the album Weezer released in 2008

# 147 – It Ain’t The Meat (It’s The Motion) – Maria Muldaur

From the album Waitress In A Donut Shop released in 1974. The song was originally recorded by The Swallows in 1951. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes also recorded a great version of the song in the 1970s.

# 146 – The Salmon Song – Steve Hillage

From the album Fish Rising released in 1975

# 145 – Eggplant – Michael Franks

One of our favorites. From the album The Art Of Tea released in 1976

# 144 – Mayonaise – The Smashing Pumpkins

From the album Siamese Dream released in 1993.

# 143 – Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) – Us3

From the album Hand On the Torch released in 1992

# 142 – 32 Flavors –  Ani DiFranco

From the album Not a Pretty Girl, released in 1995

# 141 –  Grab A Chicken (Put It Back) – Peter Frampton

From the album Fingerprints released in 2006

# 140 – Strange Fruit – Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa

From the album Seesaw released in 2013.

# 139 – My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small

From the album Millie Small released in 1964

# 138 – Black Strap Molasses – Carmine Ennis and Marilou Harrington

From the album released in 1951

# 137 – Yes! We Have No Bananas –  Frank Silver and Irving Cohn

Released in 1923

# 136 – The Voice Of Cheese  – Frank Zappa

From the album Uncle Meat released in 1969

# 135 – Shake Hands With Beef – Primus

From the album Brown Album released in 1997.

# 134 – Pickin’ Tomatoes –  Shocking Blue

# 133 – Fish In The Jailhouse – Tom Waits

From the album Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards released in 2006

# 132 –5Piece Chicken Dinner – Beastie Boys

From the album Paul’s Boutique released in 1989

# 131 – Jelly Bean – Bob Dylan

From the album The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete.

# 130 – Strawberry – Everclear

From the album released in

# 129 – Fish On The Sand – George Harrison

From the album Cloud Nine released in 1987

# 128 – Sometimes Chicken Soup – Scott Weiland

From the album “Happy” in Galoshes released in 2008

# 127 – ApplesPeachesBananas and Pears – The Monkees

Four for the price of one. From the album More of The Monkees (Deluxe Edition) released in 1967

# 126 – Lasagna – Weird Al Yankovic 

From the album Even Worse released in 1988

# 125 – Cheeseburger In Paradise – Jimmy Buffett

From the album Son of a Son of a Sailor released in 1978

# 124 – Venom Soup – Ted Nugent

From the album Weekend Warriors released in 1978

# 123 – Chinese Food – Biz Markie

From the album Weekend Warrior  (not the same as the Ted Nugent album above)released in 2003.

# 122 – The Lemon Song – Led Zeppelin 

From the album Led Zeppelin II released in 1969

# 121 – Big Eyed Fish – Dave Matthews Band

From the album Busted Stuff released in 2002

Songs About Sugar ….We love sugar!

We probably could have done a top 200 songs list on just sugar alone as its one of the most popular terms used in rock music. But we will just stick to twenty of the first ones that came to us.

# 120 – Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard

The ultimate metal food song in every possible way. Released on the album Hysteria in 1987.

# 119 – Sugar Baby – Bob Dylan

From the album Love And Theft  released in 2001

# 118 – Sugar Magnolia – The Grateful Dead

From the album American Beauty released in 1970

# 117 – Sugar – Maroon Five

From the album V released in 2014

# 116 – Lips Like Sugar – Echo & the Bunnymen

# 115 – Sugar, We’re Goin Down – Fall Out Boy

From the album From Under the Cork Tree released in 2005.

# 114 – I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl – Nina Simone

From the album Nina Simone Sings the Blues released in 1967

# 113 – Sugar Shack-  Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs

Released in 1963

# 112 – Like Sugar –  Matchbox Twenty

From the album North released in 2012

# 111 – Sugar and Honey – Roy Orbison

From the album There Is Only One Roy Orbison released in 1965

# 110 – Sugar – Lenny Kravitz

From the album Are You Gonna Go My Way released in 1993.

# 109 – Sugar, Sugar  – The Archies

Could not leave this one off the list. Released in 1969

# 108 – Sugar Never Tasted So Good  – The White Stripes

From the album  The White Stripes released in 1999

# 107 – Sugar Dumplin’ – Sam Cooke

From the album Twistin’ The Night Away released in 1962

# 106 – Sugar On My Tongue  Talking Heads

From the album  Talking Heads: 77 released in 1977

# 105 – Sweet Thing – Van Morrison

From the album Astral Weeks released in 1968

# 104 – Sugarland – Bruce Springsteen

Original rare song only performed live during the 1980s

# 103 – Sweet Little Rock & Roller – Chuck Berry

Released in 1958

# 102 – Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry

Released in 1958

# 101 – Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

How could we not include this one? From the album Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show released in 1969.

# 100 – Sugar On Sunday – Tommy James

From the album Crimson And Clover released in 1968

# 99 – Lemon Crush – Prince

From the album Batman released in 1989

# 98 – Scrambled Eggs – Nat Adderley

From the album Work Song released in 1960

# 97 – Almost Thanksgiving Day – Graham Parker

From the album Your Country released in 2004

# 96 – Ice Cream Man – Van Halen

From the album Van Halen released in 1979

# 95 – Popsicle Toes – Michael Franks

From the album The Art Of Tea released in 1976

# 94 – Ice Cream Cake – The Jeff Beck Group

From the album Jeff Beck Group released in 1972

# 93 – Soggy Pretzels – Neil Diamond

From the album Hot August Night released in 1972

# 92 – Milk Shake & Potato Chips – Bob Marley & The Wailers

From the album Bob, Peter, Bunny & Rita released in 1985. Originally recorded in 1968.

# 91 –  Heinz Baked BeansThe Who

From the album The Who Sell Out released in 1967

# 90 – Birthday Cake – Rihanna

From the album Talk That Talk released in 2011

# 89 – Oreo Cookie Blues – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lonnie Mack

From the album Stevie Ray Vaughan & Friends: Solos, Sessions & Encores released in 1986

# 88 –  Song Of The Shrimp – Elvis Presley

From the album Girls! Girls! Girls! released in 1962

# 87 – My Baby Likes My Butter on Her Gritz – Ted Nugent

# 86 – Peanuts – The Police

From the album  Outlandos d’Amour released in 1978.

# 85 – Is There Life After Breakfast – Ray Davies

From the album Other People’s Lives released in 2006.

# 84 – Glass Onion – The Beatles

From the album The Beatles (The White Album) released in 1968

# 83 – Green Onions – Booker T. & the M.G.’s

From the album Green Onions released in 1962

# 82 – The Onion Song – Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

From the album Easy released in 1969

# 81 – Sour Grapes – John Prine

From the album Diamonds in the Rough released in 1972

# 80 – Peel Me A Grape – Diana Krall

From the album Love Scenes released in 1997

# 79 – Cruisin’ For Burgers – Frank Zappa

From the album Uncle Meat released in 1969

# 78 – Thought Sausage – Widespread Panic

From the album Don’t Tell the Band released in 2001

# 77 – I’m Gonna Have My Cake (And Eat It Too) – Teena Marie

From the album Wild and Peaceful released in 1979

# 76 – Rat Salad – Black Sabbath

Are we reaching on this one??? From the album Paranoid released in 1970

# 75 – Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band

From the album Home Grown released in 2005

# 74 – Too Many Cooks – Robert Cray

From the album Who’s Been Talkin’ released in 1980

# 73 – Burrito – Peter Yorn

From the album Day I Forgot released in 2003

# 72 – Bacon Egg & Cheese On A Roll – Tom Neokleous

From the album K&N Lost Marbles released in 1980

# 71 – We’re Coming to Dinner – The Guess Who

From the album Wheatfield Soul released in 1969

# 70 – Buttered Popcorn – The Supremes

From the album Meet the Supremes released in 1962

# 69 – Popcorn – James Brown

From the album The Popcorn released in 1969

# 68 – Strawberry Bounce – Janet Jackson

From the album Damita Jo released in 1990

# 67 – Hot Barbecue – George Benson

From the album George Benson/Jack McDuff album released in 1965

# 66 – Up For Breakfast – Van Halen

From the album  The Best of Both Worlds released in 2004

# 65 – Waffle – Sevendust

From the album Home released in 1999

# 64 – Girls Just Want To Have Lunch“Weird Al” Yankovic

From the album Dare To Be Stupid released in 1986

# 63 – Cartoon & Cereal – Kendrick Lamar

From the album Mo Thugs Records Presents: West Coast Bangers, Vol. 2 released in 2013

# 62 – Incense and Peppermints – Strawberry Alarm Clock

From the album Incense and Peppermints released in 1967

# 61 – Sugar & Brownies – Dharia

From the album Sugar & Brownies released in 2018

# 60 – Melon Cake – Demi Lovato

From the album Dancing with the Devil… the Art of Starting Over released in 2021

# 59 – Salt and Pepper – Harry Chapin

From the album Sequel  released in 1980

# 58 -Bread & Butter – The Newbeats

From the album Bread & Butter released in 1964

# 57 – This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich – Frank Zappa

From the album 200 Motels released in 1971

# 56 – Midnight Snack – The Donnas

From the album The Donnas Turn 21 released in 2001

# 55 – Hot Cheetos and Takis – Da Rich Kidzz

From the album Hot Cheetos and Takis released in 2013

# 54 – A Taste Of Honey  – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

From the album Whipped Cream & Other Delights released in 1965

# 53 – Lunch with Gina – Steely Dan

From the album Everything Must Go released in 2003

# 52 – Sandwiches Of You – Godley & Creme

From the album L released in 1978

# 51 – Fast Food – Pete Townshend

From the album The Iron Man: The Musical by Pete Townshend released in 1989

# 50 -Hot Pastrami – The Ronettes

From the album Phil Spector Presents The Philles Album Collection released in 2011

# 49 – Yummy – Gwen Stefani And Pharrell Williams

From the album The Sweet Escape  released in 2006

# 48 – Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino / Elvis Presley

Varosu singles released in the 1950s separately by Fats Domino and Elvis

# 47 – Hot Dog – Led Zeppelin

From the album In Through the Out Door released in 1979

# 46 – The Mango Song – Phish

From the album A Picture of Nectar released in 1992

# 45 – Dinner Bell –  They Might Be Giants

From the album Apollo 18 released in 1992

# 44 – Do Fries Go with That Shake? – George Clinton

From the album R&B Skeletons in the Closet released in 1986

# 43 – Guacamole – Texas Tornados

From the album Hangin’ on by a Thread released in 1992

# 42 – TV Dinners – ZZ Top

From the album Eliminator released in 1983

# 41 – Apples And Oranges – Pink Floyd

From the album This is Pink Floyd released in 1969

# 40 – French Toast Bread Pudding –  Christine Lavin

From the album One Meat Ball released in 2006

# 39 – Sushi Girl – The Tubes

From the album The Completion Backward Principle released in 1981

# 38 – Dinner And A Movie – Phish

From the album Junta released in 1989

# 37 – Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya –  Dr. John

From the album Gris-Gris released in 1968

# 36 – Jambalaya (On the Bayou) – John Fogerty

From the album The Blue Ridge Rangers released in 1973

# 35 – Milk and Toast and Honey – Roxette

From the album Room Service released in 2001

# 34 – Candy Shop – Madonna 

From the album Hard Candy released in 2008

# 33 – I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow

From the album I Want Candy released in 1982

# 32 – Rad Gumbo – Little Feat

From the album Road House released in 1989

# 31 – Milkshake – Kelis

From the album Tasty released in 2003

# 30 – Apple Pie à la Mode –  Destiny’s Child

From the album Survivor released in 2001

# 29 – Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

From the album Sticky Fingers released in 1971

# 28 – Candy Store Rock – Led Zeppelin

From the album Presence released in 1976

# 27 – Chewy, Chewy – Ohio Express

From the album  Chewy, Chewy released in 1968

# 26 -Cheese Cake – Dexter Gordon

Such a jazz classic. From the album Go released in 1964.

# 25 – Cherry Popsicle – Jann Arden

From the album Blood Red Cherry released in 2000

# 24 – Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows – Lesley Gore

From the album Lesley Gore Sings Of Mixed-Up Hearts released in 1963

# 23 – Applesauce – Animal Collective

From the album Centipede Hz released in 2012

# 22 – I Will Play For Gumbo – Jimmy Buffett

From the album Beach House on the Moon released in 1999

# 21 –Dinner with Delores – Prince

From the album Chaos and Disorder released in 1996

# 20 – Sandwich And A Soda – Tamia

From the album Love Life released in 2015

# 19 – Life Is A Minestrone  – 10cc

From the album The Original Soundtrack released in 1975

# 18 – Sweet Potato Pie – James Taylor

From the album Never Die Young released in 1988

# 17 – Love & Maple Syrup – Gordon Lightfoot 

From the album Summer Side Of Life released in 1971

# 16 – Collard Greens and Cornbread – Fantasia

From the album Back to Me released in 2010

# 15 – Want A Danish? – Van Morrison

From the album The Lost Tapes, Volume 2 released in 1992

# 14 – Empanada – Grant Green

From the album Easy released in 1978

# 13 – Fruitcakes – Jimmy Buffett

From the album Fruitcakes released in 1994

# 12 – Hot Sauce – Thomas Dolby

From the album Aliens Ate My Buick released in 1988

# 11 – Oysters – Tori Amos

From the album Unrepentant Geraldines released in 2014

# 10 – Rotten Peaches – Elton John

From the album, Madman Across The Water released in 1971

# 9 – Poundcake – Van Halen

From the album For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge released in 1991.

# 8 – The Munchies – Kottonmouth Kings

From the album Kottonmouth Kings released in 2005

# 7 – French Fries w/ Pepper – Morphine

From the album Like Swimming released in 1997

# 6 – Chocolate Cake – Crowded House

From the album Woodface released in 1991

# 5 – Tutti Frutti  – Little Richard

From the album  Here’s Little Richard released in 1957

# 4 – Burger Man – ZZ Top

From the album Recycler released in 1990

# 3 – Rock Lobster – The B-52s

From the album The B-52-s released in 1978

# 2 – Coconut – Harry Nilsson

From the album  Nilsson Schmilsson released in 1971

# 1 – Fish Heads –  Barnes & Barnes

We close out our top 200 songs list with the cult classic MTV video Fish Heads. We all annoyed our parents with this one. The late great Bill Pullman was the brains behind this classic song and video.

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