10. Lasagna – “Weird Al” Yankovic. Lynwood's own has done many food themed songs, enough for a compilation (The Food Album), but this list of familiar Italian items to the tune of La Bamba gets the edge.
9. Chicken Necks – Don & Juan. Originally recorded by The Genies (of which “Don” was a member), a man lamenting that his wife won't cook anything other than certain poultry parts: “Chicken heads, chicken feet, chicken necks is all I eat.”, later adding: “she never cooks any collard greens, no potatoes, no Lima beans.”
8. Soul Food – Albert Collins. Cornbread, biscuits, mashed potatoes, candied yams, turnip greens and chitlins all get mentioned is this song by the Texas blues guitarist. “I see a man headed 'cross the track, food was so good, I see he's comin' back.”
7. Pita City Falafel – Parry Gripp. With an entire album of pseudo-jingles, many of them food related (waffles, donuts, nachos, pizza, raisins), there are many to choose from, but I pick this 37 second ditty to a tune reminiscent of The Clash's Clash City Rockers.
6. Hungry Man – Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five. Another man who recorded several songs about food was this jump blues/r&b pioneer. In this number written by Bobby Troup (who also wrote Route 66), he describes in rhyme where he goes to get certain foods: “I often fly up to the Maine coast, to get broiled lobster with some plain toast”…” 'cos I'm such a hungry man.”
5. Two Triple Cheese, Side Order Fries – Commander Cody. An ode to his paradise, his favorite burger joint: “Pickles, onions and special secret sauce, what's inside the patties' only known to the boss.”
4. Dos Tacos – Augie Meyers. Opening with “Dos tacos de chorizo, por favor”, Meyers tells of a bad night (his girl left him, he's drunk and now, hungry) that may still be salvaged by eating: “maybe some menudo, I've got to have some food…”
3. Sushi Bar Song – Shonen Knife. The Japanese pop-punk trio has done several food songs as well. This one excitedly looks forward to going to a sushi bar and reels off 22 sushi items ranging from akagai to uni…even natto.
2. Food – The Turtles. Led by two of Westchester High's own, this song mentions at least 35 different foods – on either side of a brownie recipe.
1. Let's Eat – Nick Lowe's Last Chicken In The Shop. From the opening lines of “Hey everybody what ya doin' tonight?, let's stop talkin' and go get a bite” to it's catchy chorus of “Let's eat, let's eat, I want to move, move, move, move, move my teeth,” this obscure tune should be a foodies anthem.
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