Musically Food and Beverage



Music is food for our heart and soul, no wonder famous artists, bands and pop stars all over the world produce music inspired by their favourite foods and beverages or just simply anything about food or beverage that can satisfy their soul.  More than the word of food on the lyrics and tittle the deeper meaning of the song is undeniably brilliant to listen to.  Here is my list of songs with food or beverage in the title and lyrics:

American Pie by Don McLean

This song is one of the most famous and well-loved songs across all generations.  I lost count of how many times and which artist has attempted to revive this beautiful song.  It may sound like it is a song about a baked pie but in fact the meaning of this famous song is much darker and sad at the same time.  The lyric that says ‘the music died’ is in reference to the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and Jiles Perry Richardson who died in a plane crush.  McLean declined to comment further on the actual meaning of the song.

Strawberry Fields Forever by Beatles

The song is inspired by John Lennon’s childhood memory playing in the garden of strawberry field.  Strawberry Fields Forever is one of the many popular songs of the band and is the first song recorded on their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album.  This song tops the psychedelic rock genre and is covered by many other artists.

Milkshake by Kelis

The song hit the airwaves on year 2003, you probably heard this annoying but catchy R&B song on every radio station that you listened to.  The mysterious lyric that say’s “my milkshake brings all the boys in the yard”.  Kelis reportidly said that milkshake is a metaphor for something that makes a woman special.

Red Red Wine by Neil Diamond

One way to forget our problems, frustrations and just simply skip reality is to keep drinking.  The Red red wine song is a song about a person who finds drinking wine as the only way to forget their woes.  Red red wine is the only way to make you feel fine.

Savoy Truffle by the Beatles

Who says George Harrison can’t write a song.  This beautiful light-hearted song is written by George as a tribute to his friend Eric Clapton.  Eric Clapton has always had a sweet tooth and when his dentist says his through with sweets and this song was written by George in order to cheer him up.  “You’ll have to have them all pulled out after the Savoy Truffle”.

Honey by Mariah Carey

The song Honey by Mariah Carey is a turning point for the divas career.  Bringing her music into the world of hip-hop and R&B away from the usual music she’s been doing.  The song honey describes the overbearing sweetness of a lover that can be compared to honey.

There are countless pieces of music written about foods and beverages; what are some of your favourites?

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