Lunchtime listening: 30 songs to psych you up for Bite 30


Seeing that we kicked off our annual Bite 30 celebration Monday, I thought I'd come up with a Top 30 list of my favorite food-related songs. Admittedly, it was tough to narrow the list down to just 30 tunes, but after a big breakfast and a heavy lunch, I did just that. 

[Ed. note: Faiyaz's Canadian roots are clearly visible in this list, what with the Gordon Lightfoot, the Tragically Hip and the, uh, "Stompin' Tom Connors." Anyway, we took his list and made a YouTube playlist so you can listen your way through – consider it a soundtrack for your Friday-afternoon Bite 30 planning. 

I'm totally with him on the Nas, the Cibo Matto and the Action Bronson, but I might've included "Roast Fish and Cornbread" by Lee Perry and the Upsetters, or Nat King Cole's "The Frim-Fram Sauce"? Feel free to leave your own recommendations for tasty tunes in the comments.

30. "Love and Maple Syrup" (Gordon Lightfoot)
29. "Sukiyaki" (Kyu Sakamoto)
28. "Tea for Two" (Thelonius Monk)
27. "Breakfast in America" (Supertramp)
26. "Alice's Restaurant" (Arlo Guthrie)
25. "TV Dinners" (ZZ Top)
24. "Sugar" (LadyTron)
23. "Hot Tamale Baby" (C.J. Chenier)
22. "Fried Chicken" (Nas)
21. "Clambake" (Elvis Presley)
20. "Beef Jerky" (Cibo Matto)
19. "Whipped Cream" (Herb Alpert)
18. "Ice Cream" (Sarah McLachlan)
17. "The SPAM Song" (Monty Python)
16. "Savoy Truffle" (The Beatles)
15. "Gin and Juice" (Snoop Dogg)
14. "Chocolate Salty Balls" (Chef)
13. "Green Onions" (Booker T and the MGs)
12. "Ceviche" (Action Bronson)
11. "Cups and Cakes" (Spinal Tap)
10. "Little Bones" (Tragically Hip)
9. "Poutine" (The Dreadnaughts)
8. "Under the Mango Tree" (Dr. No/Monty Norman)
7. "Trout" (Neneh Cherry)
6. "Pretzel Logic" (Steely Dan)
5. "Jambalaya" (Hank Williams)
4. "Eat It" (Weird Al)
3. "The Ketchup Song" (Stompin' Tom Connors)
2. "Bangers and Mash" (Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren)
1. "Egg Cream" (Lou Reed)

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