Song of the Month

December Food Song of the Month: We Wish You A Merry Christmas

What’s figgy pudding? The Food Song of the Month is “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” While it’s late in the month, it seems appropriate since the holiday is almost upon us. The song dates back to to 16th century England. Historically, this was sung last by carolers because it makes mention of the new […]

Goober Peas by Burt Ives and Johnny Cash

The song Goober Peas dates back to the American Civil War. It’s a silly song on the surface but indicates how desperate Confederate troops were. The South at the time was very dependent on other regions for food. Crops like tobacco and cotton were king. As the Northern blockade tightened, peanuts became one of the […]

“Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic: September Food Song of the Month

This song will make you smile. The RoodonFood Song of the Month is called “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic. A parody of the classic Michael Jackson song “Beat It,” it’s almost a frame by frame homage to the video as well. The song hit #12 on the Billboard charts back in 1984 and even […]

Food Song of the Month: It’s Pudding Time by Primus

Inspired by the recent accidental chocolate ice cream post, the Food Song of the Month is called “It’s Pudding Time.” When Bay Area band Primus put out the album Frizzle Fry back in the early 90s, it was one of the strangest, most beautiful albums I’d heard. With singer/bassist Les Claypool’s manic playing and cartoonish-voice, […]

Food Song of the Month “Escape: The Pina Colada Song” by Rupert Holmes

It’s pina colada season so it’s fitting that the July Food Song of the Month is “Escape: The Pina Colada Song.” Admittedly it’s a very cheesy song. This 1979 hit from Rupert Holmes is about a man and woman in long term relationship tired of each other. The woman places an ad in the paper […]

Food Song of the Month: Ice Cream Truck Songs

For the belated June song of the month it seems appropriate to choose Ice Cream Truck Songs. The weather is getting warmer. While that means sweaty days are coming, it also means it’s ice cream truck time. Growing up in a Tennessee suburb, the trucks came on an irregular basis – sometimes once a week, […]

May Food Song of the Month: “Dinner Bell” by They Might Be Giants

For the RoodonFood May Song of the Month we’ve chosen “Dinner Bell.” Like many They Might Be Giants tunes, “Dinner Bell” is both silly and clever. The most obvious interpretation is that the song is from the POV of Pavlov’s dogs, who after conditioning associated the sound of a bell with dinner time (and thus […]