What are food songs?
Food songs are songs that are in some way related to food/drinks or eating. Most either have food in the title or a reference to food/drinks in the lyrics. (Many times, the reference to food is a metaphor for something else.) However, other food songs might not have any mention of food whatsoever and the music simply adds to the ambiance of the restaurant or the meal itself.
What are some good food songs to listen to?
Here’s a fairly comprehensive list of food songs and mixes organized by genre/theme. Listen to these playlists as-is, or use them to inspire your own playlists. Of course, there are no rules on listening to music…you are more than free to listen to music however you want and whenever you want. These are simply suggested music & food pairings that undeniably go well together.
French Bistro Mix
You’ll want to play these French food songs while sipping on your cafe au lait and eating crepes at your neighborhood bistro.
Hip-Hop/R&B Food Mix
These food songs have great beats to get you going while working out before or after a great meal…or while eating one. (parental warning: explicit lyrics)
Cookie Jar by Gym Class Heroes (feat. The-Dream)
Dessert by Dawin feat. Silento
Diced Pineapples by Rick Ross (feat. Wale & Drake)
Hungry by Fergie (feat. Rick Ross)
Honey (Bad Boy remix) by Mariah Carey (feat. Mase and The Lox)
Lemon by NERD & Rihanna
Lollipop by Lil Wayne (feat. Static Major)
Milkshake by Kelis
Ms. Chocolate by Lil Jon (feat. R. Kelly & Mario)
Now and Later by Sage the Gemini
Passionfruit by Drake
Peaches & Cream by 112
Stir Fry by Migos
Mexican/Latin Food Mix
Add these food songs with some Latin flare to your playlist for Cinco de Mayo, or Taco Tuesdays. Don’t forget the Mexican Coke.
Cola Song by Inna
Pop Food Mix
Listen to these food songs with catchy sounds to get you in the mood…for food.
Oldies Food Mix
Here are some classics that will have you feeling nostalgic for some foods of yesteryear. Shrimp cocktail or Steak Diane anyone?
Green Onions by Booker T & the M.G.’s
I Can’t Help Myself (sugar pie honey bunch) by The Four Tops
I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
I Like Bread and Butter by The Newbeats
I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow
Lemon Tree by Trini Lopez
Lollipop by the Chordettes
Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
Popcorn by Gershon Kingsley / Hot Butter
Red Red Wine by Neil Diamond / UB40
Strawberry Fields by The Beatles
That’s Amore by Dean Martin
The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.
Tutti Frutti by Little Richard
Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock
Rock Food Mix
These rock food songs will make you want to sink your teeth into a big juicy burger and throw back a cold brew…or maybe smash some pumpkins.
Other Food Mix (parody food songs, commercial food songs, etc.)
I Love Rocky Road by Weird Al Yankovic
I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (Coca-Cola song) by The Hillside Singers
Ice Cream and Cake by The Buckwheat Boyz
Eat it by Weird Al Yankovic
My Bologna by Weird Al Yankovic
Peanut Butter Jelly Time by Chip-Man & The Buckwheat Boyz
Got any more songs we should add to this list? Let us know!
Kristina Reynolds is the Founder & CEO of Glutto and an alumna of the University of California, San Diego. She writes the articles for Glutto Digest with insights from fellow industry experts. Furthermore, she is the author of The Fittest Food Lovers: How EVERY BODY Can be Incredibly Fit and Still Enjoy Food, a collaborative philanthropic book with proceeds going to feed the hungry.