7 SONGS ABOUT FOOD THAT WE LOVE
Why do we love food so much? Well, we need it to survive, for one thing. But just being a necessity isn’t what makes it special; it’s the variety and the culture around it. If we’re going to be forced to eat merely to be able to live, then it makes sense that we would want to make that experience enjoyable.
From home-cooked meals to five-star restaurant gourmet dishes, and even to a simple candy bar, we love food so much that not only is there an endless variety of it available to us to consume, we’ve also written many songs about our desire to eat.
Here are our top picks for songs about food that you can’t resist from chomping down on.
CANDY SHOP - 50 CENT
Most people know that the candy shop mentioned in the song “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent is more of an erotic euphemism than a literal candy shop. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, takes the metaphor a step further with lyrics about licking lollipops. The song “Candy Shop” was released in the year 2003 as a part of the popular rap record ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin.’ Other popular songs by the American rapper 50 Cent include “In Da Club,” “21 Questions,” and “Just A Lil Bit.”
PASSIONFRUIT - DRAKE
Passionfruit is a mouth watering, tropical, sweet, and complex food. This song does not actually mention passionfruit itself, but perhaps the drink that Drake mentions sipping was passionfruit flavored. This song was included on Drake’s 2017 record ‘More Life.’ “Passionfruit” was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Best R&B/ Hip Hop Song.
MAYONAISE - THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
Some people love mayonnaise – others prefer Miracle Whip. Some people will refuse a sandwich if either touches it. Alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins released the song “Mayonaise” as a part of their full-length album ‘Siamese Dream.’ The song was written by James Iha and Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins. Other popular songs by The Smashing Pumpkins include “Soma,” “Disarm,” and “Cherub Rock.” The Smashing Pumpkins were originally formed in the year 1988 in Chicago, Illinois. The alternative rock band went through several lineup changes and eventually broke up.
SUGAR - MAROON 5
Using food as an allegory for love is fairly common in music. But here, we’re talking about a powerful craving that is more than just having a sweet tooth. Going too long without food can make your body weak and bereft of energy. Likewise, this song suggests, can you feel down if you go too long without love. Whether that love is a deep emotional bond or just a physical craving for intimacy, it’s no surprise that most of us are always happy to have a little sugar now and then.
CANDY SHOP - MADONNA
The candy shop was naturally a lot of people’s preferred place as children. All the candy you could ever eat, all in one place. You’d be lucky to convince your parents to let you get some candy every now and then, and maybe you could save a little bit of money and get some yourself. Having complete and total access to a candy shop might not be the best thing, as it could lead to overindulgence, but as long as you set your limits, candy shops are pretty sweet.