We’re expanding our musical playlist section by creating a dedicated playlist for food songs. And what does this mean, or how can we summarize it? Well, basically, it involves bringing together music that literally contains lyrics with the necessary ingredients to add flavor to all kinds of dishes. This generally means that the song’s discourse is directed along those lines. However, we’ve also included songs that mention a specific dish at a certain moment, or even a canned food, but because they make sense within the overall concept and idea we had when creating this playlist.
Still, as we’ve compiled this list with the idea of good music for cooking, we’ve (even more) come to realize that many of the songs might seem to talk about food when they’re actually using sexual metaphors. In that sense, it’s up to the listener and their interpretation. Either way, in the end, everything nourishes, right? That’s why you’ll find songs about mayonnaise that we’ll fully apply to cooking so it doesn’t separate during the process.
In short, we’re going to take a journey through American gastronomy through songs about cooking, but also Italian cooking music or Spanish food songs too towards the end of the playlist, so the songs might become a bit more peculiar, touching on themes like cannibalism, for example. But don’t be alarmed; they’re just drops of humor like squeezing lemon over paella or garnishing the Sunday meal’s centerpiece with parsley. So, in the next paragraph, you’ll find the list of the 51 food-related songs created on Spotify, and after that, the list of all the tracks, along with a selection of our top 5 favorites with some light commentary, in case you want to read along while you listen.
Best songs for food, baking music and songs about cooking
In the following lines, you’ll find the complete list of all the songs for cooking, which is also available on our Spotify as a playlist with food songs. We imagine that you’ve made it this far looking for music to listen to, but we also like to think that you won’t mind reading a few anecdotes about the artists while you enjoy their songs.
In the realm of music that pairs perfectly with the culinary arts, there’s an assortment of delightful tunes that not only whet our appetites but also add a dash of flavor to our cooking experiences. These songs with food in the title not only share a common theme of food and sustenance but also resonate as a harmonious medley for your gastronomic adventures.
Breakfast In America, by Supertramp
Kick-starting our culinary journey is “Breakfast In America” by Supertramp. This tune paints a vivid picture of waking up to a hearty morning feast, creating the perfect backdrop for crafting a delicious breakfast. As the aroma of coffee wafts through the air, this song sets the mood for a fulfilling day of cooking.
No Milk Today, by Herman’s Hermits
Moving on, “No Milk Today” by Herman’s Hermits takes us to a more reflective moment in the kitchen. The absence of milk might signify a temporary hiccup in our culinary plans, but fear not – this song’s melancholic undertones provide the ideal backdrop for improvisation and innovation in the kitchen.
Mashed Potato Time, by Dee Dee Sharp
Ah, the joy of dancing while dishing up! “Mashed Potato Time” by Dee Dee Sharp transports us to a lively kitchen scene, where culinary creativity meets rhythmic footwork. Whether you’re actually mashing potatoes or perfecting your culinary dance moves, this song brings an infectious energy to your cooking routine.
Cherry Pie, by Warrant
The mere mention of “Cherry Pie” by Warrant conjures visions of delectable desserts. This song’s playful lyrics and upbeat rhythm make it a delightful addition to your baking endeavors. Picture yourself crafting a cherry pie masterpiece while jamming to this sweet melody.
edamame (feat. Rich Brian), by bbno$
Embracing international flavors, “edamame” by bbno$ and Rich Brian introduces a touch of Asian cuisine to our playlist. With a modern twist, this track encourages the exploration of exotic ingredients, inviting you to experiment with new culinary horizons while keeping the beats alive.
Broccoli (feat. Lil Yachty), by Dram
Continuing our musical culinary journey, “Broccoli” by Dram and Lil Yachty embraces a vibrant blend of flavors. Just as a dish’s ingredients come together to create a harmonious taste, this song’s blend of rap and melodies highlights the importance of mixing various elements for a unique experience.
Green Onions, by Booker T. & the MG’s
Taking a soulful detour, “Green Onions” by Booker T. & the MG’s serves up a groove that pairs well with any kitchen creation. The lively instrumental melody resonates with the rhythm of chopping, stirring, and sautéing, making it the perfect soundtrack for your culinary symphony.
Food Is Still Hot, by Karen O
Wrapping up our English culinary musical feast is “Food Is Still Hot” by Karen O. As you put the finishing touches on your culinary masterpiece, this song serves as a reminder to savor the satisfaction of a well-prepared meal. The warmth of the lyrics resonates as your culinary creation takes center stage.
Cocinero, cocinero – Tanguillo, de Antonio Molina
We finish the list with a classic from our kitchens in Spain. The great Antonio Molina, interpreter of great hits such as Soy minero maintained his profession, but did not deny his good taste in the kitchen. The troubled lives of his friends and loved ones were buoyed by his voice and his songs, which will lead him to movie stardom and unforgettable in our lives and in popular culture.
If there is a song that makes cooks and diners happy alike, that is “Cocinero, Cocinero”, by Antonio Molina.
From the sizzling tunes of “Breakfast In America” to the savory beats of “Food Is Still Hot,” this playlist captures the essence of music that harmoniously aligns with the art of cooking. With each song adding its unique flavor, this collection creates a musical experience that complements your culinary creations, turning every cooking session into a delightful feast for the senses. So, don your apron, turn up the volume, and let the magic of music elevate your time in the kitchen.
(Madrid, 1987) Novelist by vocation, SEO specialist by profession. Music lover, cinephile and reading lover, but in “amateur” mode.